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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 …

Campus Conversations : Building Students/ Political Parties Partnership  to Foster Youth Political Participation

Campus Conversations : Building Students/ Political Parties Partnership to Foster Youth Political Participation

The creation of partnerships and connections between political parties and student union governments has been highlighted as a good way to encourage and foster youth participation in politics by the students of Federal University of Technology Minna with special emphasis on the fact that mentorship is an important component of leadership and being mentored by …

Anambra 2021: Surprise Nigerians by Massively Turning Out for November Polls   – Ezenwa Challenges Voters

Anambra 2021: Surprise Nigerians by Massively Turning Out for November Polls – Ezenwa Challenges Voters

Yiaga Africa’s Board Member, Ezenwa Nwagwu has tasked the people of Anambra State to surprise the rest of Nigerians by massively turning out for the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state on November 6, 2021.  Ezenwa who is also the Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reforms said this during Yiaga Africa’s weekly radio programme, ‘WatchingTheVote Hour’ …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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