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#EndSARS: Complete Panel Sittings, Release #EndSARS Panels of Inquiry Reports and Fully Implement 5 for 5 Demands

#EndSARS: Complete Panel Sittings, Release #EndSARS Panels of Inquiry Reports and Fully Implement 5 for 5 Demands

Today marks exactly one year since the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by the Vice-President directed the establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry by State Governors in Nigeria to investigate complaints of police brutality and extra-judicial killings. The directive was in response to one of the #5For5 demands by young Nigerians demanding the establishment of …

EndSARS: A Generation Still In Search Of Justice By Ibrahim Faruk

EndSARS: A Generation Still In Search Of Justice By Ibrahim Faruk

From October 8th 2020, Nigerian youths staged a series of nationwide peaceful protests for 12 days – in an affirmation of young citizens’ democratic and constitutional right to peaceful assembly as well as freedom of association. Leveraging social media platforms, young Nigerians demanded an end to the country’s unbearable spate of police brutality. The hashtag …

PVT Academy : Yiaga Africa Trains CSOs in Anambra on Data-Driven Election Observation

PVT Academy : Yiaga Africa Trains CSOs in Anambra on Data-Driven Election Observation

Ahead of the November 6th Governorship elections, Yiaga Africa has reiterated the role of  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to improve citizens’ participation and bridge the gap between citizens and government. This was revealed during the Parallel Vote Tabulation Academy (PVT) held in Awka, Anambra state to educate CSO leaders on data-driven election observation methodology.  Speaking …

Yiaga Africa Welcomes the  Deployment of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System Proposed by INEC

Yiaga Africa Welcomes the Deployment of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System Proposed by INEC

Yiaga Africa commends the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its consistent effort to improve the quality and transparency of elections particularly in the deployment of technology in the electoral process. INEC had in its quarterly Consultative meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSO’S) shared its plan to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for …

Yiaga Africa’s Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report – August 2021

Yiaga Africa’s Continuous Voters Registration Observation Report – August 2021

With the continuous voter registration (CVR) still ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government area centres’, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) trained observers continued to observe the process in 151 INEC registration centres across the six geo-political zones. This report includes the findings from the observer reports for the period of …

Bounce Corruption: Yiaga Africa Announces Winners of Radio Innovative Contest

Bounce Corruption: Yiaga Africa Announces Winners of Radio Innovative Contest

In the coming months, 10 On-Air Personalities across 10 states in Nigeria will kick off innovative anti-corruption radio programmes to mainstream young people into the fight against corruption in Nigeria. This is following the announcement of winners of the Bounce Corruption Radio Ambassadors Innovative Contest for Radio Campaign on Anti-Corruption organised by Yiaga Africa and …

Journalists Can Build Public Support Via Radio Broadcasting – Expert 

Journalists Can Build Public Support Via Radio Broadcasting – Expert 

On-Air-Personalities (OAP) can leverage their radio stations to build public support while mainstreaming young people in the fight against corruption. This was revealed by a lead presenter and producer at BBC Media Action Affiong Bassey, during the Bounce Corruption virtual retreat organized by Yiaga Africa for its Radio ambassadors across Nigeria.  During the retreat held …

Guber poll: Yiaga Africa Parleys Journalists in Anambra, Strengthens Collaboration

Guber poll: Yiaga Africa Parleys Journalists in Anambra, Strengthens Collaboration

As part of its pre-election advocacy for credible governorship elections in Anambra state, Yiaga Africa held a roundtable discussion with a cohort of journalists to review the political and security atmosphere in the state while exploring areas of collaboration to increase citizens’ participation.  The roundtable discussion which was held on Wednesday 25th July was led by …

Yiaga Africa Commences Observation of Anambra Pre-election Environment 

Yiaga Africa Commences Observation of Anambra Pre-election Environment 

Yiaga Africa has commenced its observation of the pre-election environment in Anambra State ahead of the November 6th Governorship election. Through, it’s Watching the Vote (WTV), citizens’ election observation project, Yiaga Africa is tracking and reporting pre-election activities for immediate response by stakeholders. Through the Pre-Election observation, Yiaga Africa will track the efficacy of the …