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Civil Society Statement on Need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess

Civil Society Statement on Need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess

Civil Society Statement on the need for the National Assembly to Act with Dispatch on the Electoral Bill on Resumption from Recess  17 January 2022 On Sunday 16 January 2022, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations hosted a Citizens’ Townhall Forum on the Electoral Bill 2021 the need for the National Assembly to prioritize the review …

2021: A Year of Evolving Beyond Our Limits

2021: A Year of Evolving Beyond Our Limits

Dear Friends, As the world began its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2021 was one in which we built on the strides made in the previous year in strengthening citizens’ voices in our democracy, learning better organizing and demanding for justice. We continued to build on the surge of activism and community organizing …

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP:  Constituency Office Internship Program 2022

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP: Constituency Office Internship Program 2022

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP: Constituency Office Internship Program 2022 Yiaga Africa’s Centre for Legislative Engagement with the support of the European union under its European Union Support for Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) is seeking to recruit interns for selected Constituency Offices in the 36 States and the FCT. Successful applicants will be deployed to the …

Civil Society Statement On Drafting Errors and Cross-Referencing Gaps In the Electoral Bill 2011

Civil Society Statement On Drafting Errors and Cross-Referencing Gaps In the Electoral Bill 2011

Following the President’s decision to decline assent to the Electoral Bill 2021, civil society groups undertook an in-depth and comprehensive review of the bill to ensure all editorial, drafting and cross-referencing gaps are addressed. The review identified drafting errors, repetition and cross-referencing gaps in eleven sections of the bill. Cross-referencing errors were identified in five …

Memo on Drafting Errors in the Electoral Bill 2021

Memo on Drafting Errors in the Electoral Bill 2021

1.The undersigned Civil Society Organizations, following an in-depth and comprehensive review of the Electoral Bill 2021 for which the President declined assent, wish to draw the attention of the National Assembly to identified drafting errors and cross-referencing gaps in the Bill. 2. We urge the National Assembly to address these errors and gaps before re-submitting …

Civil Society Statement on the Imperative of Timely Assent to the Electoral Bill 2021

Civil Society Statement on the Imperative of Timely Assent to the Electoral Bill 2021

The Presidency on 19th November 2021 acknowledged the receipt of the Electoral Bill 2021 from the National Assembly for Presidential assent. The bill contains specific provisions that are directed at enhancing the quality and credibility of elections and address certain lacunas in the existing electoral legal framework. Such provisions in the Bill include: Legal backing …

Citizen Observers Share Successes, Challenges and Experiences from Anambra Polls

Citizen Observers Share Successes, Challenges and Experiences from Anambra Polls

In a bid to document the lessons, successes and challenges experienced during the Anambra governorship election, Yiaga Africa’s Elections Team conducted a post-election debrief with its observers to chart pathways for an improved electoral process.  The debrief which was held in Awka, the Anambra state capital, provided an opportunity for its Watching The Vote State …