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As part of its efforts to improve the quality of local government elections in Nigeria, Yiaga Africa convened a roundtable meeting with election stakeholders in Kaduna State to explore how to improve local government elections in the state. The roundtable meeting is the third such meeting that has been held under its CSO-Led Advocacy and...
The Ballot is your essential timely update on Nigerian elections which gives you a concise overview of the latest electoral developments, keeping you informed at a glance. Through this weekly newsletter, you can stay ahead of the curve and navigate the world of elections. Dive into the first edition and explore the stories with direct...
On 15th May, a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2022 to make Nigeria’s electoral process freer, fairer, more transparent and inclusive passed first reading at the Senate. The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Abdulaziz Musa Yar’adua (Katsina Central), aims to allow early voting in Nigerian elections, which would make it possible for registered...
Yiaga Africa has concluded the 2024 cohort of the West Africa Regional Community Organizing Institute (COI), a three-day transformative training from May 17th to 19th that was aimed at enhancing the capacity of young civic activists, advocacy campaigners, and organizers to implement more effective advocacy campaigns while scaling up their potential to make an even...
Call for Application: Media and Communication Officer Location: Abuja, Nigeria Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 Type of Contract: Full-time Department: Media and Communications Post Level: Support Languages Required: English    Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially (Extendable) Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change-makers committed to promoting democratic governance, human rights and...
By Ana’ayi Jennifer Danbagai Recently, the world celebrated the emergence of President Faye Bassirou Diomaye, the youngest Senegalese President since its independence, on his victory. His victory demonstrates the possibility of a shift in the emergence of younger leadership in Africa, which is a deviation from the age norm of presidents across the continent. The...
Three weeks ago, the My Nigeria – Our Nigeria debate competition officially kicked off with zonal rounds in six cities of the country and 24 university teams participating to select those who would participate in the national finals.  The debate competition, which is organised by Yiaga Africa in partnership with the National Universities Commission (NUC)...
Call for Application: Program Officer Available Slot: 2 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Application Deadline: May 9, 2024 Type of Contract: Full-time Department: Programs Post Level: Support Languages Required: English    Duration of Initial Contract: Short Term (7 Months) Yiaga Africa Initiative seeks the services of a Program Officer to support the implementation of its election observation...
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AFTER THE ADVOCACY ROUNDTABLE ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM FOR IMPROVED LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN LAGOS STATE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2024 AT WATERCRESS HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE. COMMUNIQUÉ Preamble Yiaga Africa, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the...
On Monday, Yiaga Africa convened electoral stakeholders in Nigeria to a reflection roundtable meeting to review the nation’s electoral process one year after the conclusion of the 2023 general elections. The roundtable meeting, which was timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the general elections that has produced a new federal government, 18 new...
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