Posts by: Mark Amaza

Yiaga Africa urges National Assembly to begin harmonization of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bills for quick assent

Yiaga Africa urges National Assembly to begin harmonization of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bills for quick assent

Yiaga Africa has urged the National Assembly to begin harmonization of the versions of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to ensure that the bill is assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari in good time. This will enable the new electoral law to be tested …

Equip men, boys to become champions of women and girls’ rights – Yiaga Africa

Equip men, boys to become champions of women and girls’ rights – Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa has called for an overhauling of mindsets regarding the rights of women and girls, emphasizing that deliberately equipping men and boys with the necessary education will empower them to become champions and promoters of women and girls’ rights.  Yetunde Bakare, Senior Programs Officer, Centre For Legislative Engagement, Yiaga Africa, stated this during a …

Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill: Yiaga Africa Hosts Stakeholders, Calls For Speedy Passage and Assent

Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill: Yiaga Africa Hosts Stakeholders, Calls For Speedy Passage and Assent

Yiaga Africa has called on the National Assembly to pass the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill currently before it and on President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily assent to the bill upon passage by the National Assembly. This was stated during a 2-day workshop organized by the organization on ‘Stakeholders and Experts Workshop on Women and …

Call for Applications: The YOS Civic Innovation Challenge

Call for Applications: The YOS Civic Innovation Challenge

Yiaga Africa invites members of its Community of Organizers and young activists to apply for the maiden edition of its annual Civic Innovation Challenge Seed Grant. The Civic Innovation Challenge is launched as part of efforts to strengthen the community of young civic activists and community organizers that Yiaga Africa have trained and mobilized over …

Leading Stakeholder Conversations on Legislation for Youth Development

Leading Stakeholder Conversations on Legislation for Youth Development

As part of its efforts to improve the welfare of young people in Nigeria, Yiaga Africa hosted key stakeholders and youth groups to a policy dialogue and think-tank meeting on the National Youth Development Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021 which is currently before the House of Representatives. The policy dialogue implemented by Yiaga Africa and Action …

#ThePowerOf18 : Yiaga Africa Empowers Anambra youths to Mobilise New Voters for CVR

#ThePowerOf18 : Yiaga Africa Empowers Anambra youths to Mobilise New Voters for CVR

Following the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration exercise and in anticipation of the Anambra 2021 Governorship election 2021, Yiaga Africa has relaunched #ThePowerOf18 Project, an initiative designed to mobilize young first-time voters between ages 18 and 25 through intra-group engagement, to register to vote. This project, which is in partnership with the Independent National …

University of Lagos Emerge Winner of Bounce Corruption National University Debate

University of Lagos Emerge Winner of Bounce Corruption National University Debate

University of Lagos has emerged the winner of the second edition of the #BounceCorruption National University Debate held in Abuja. This national  debate which hosted 6 Universities from across Nigeria’s 6 Geopolitical Zones was supported by MacArthur Foundation to amplify citizens’ voices against corruption in Nigeria. The debate which was held on Tuesday, July 13th, …