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  • Lead Generation Initiative,  Yiaga Africa, Train Kwara Citizens on Leadership, Political  Inclusion
    In its consistent effort to build citizens for better civic leadership and participation, Yiaga Africa partnered with the Lead Generation Initiative to train 60 citizens from all 16 local government areas in Kwara State, on leadership, youth political participation and governance. During the 2-day event tagged ‘Get Involved Leadership Training (GiLT) Kwara’, participants were exposed to the imperative of relationship-building in civic engagement.
  • Yiaga Africa Mobilises Citizens for Zonal Public Hearing on Constitution Review

    Ahead of the Senate zonal public hearings on the alteration of the 1999 Constitution slated for May 26th and 27th 2021, Yiaga Africa has mobilised and organized groups and other stakeholders’ citizens to effectively participate in the constitutional review process and, importantly, harness their voices.

  • Attacks on INEC offices are acts of Democratic and Economic Sabotage

    Yiaga Africa is deeply worried about the recent 'coordinated and premeditated' attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These are indeed dangerous signs for the country's fragile democracy as it will not just affect the commission's preparation for upcoming elections but also diminish citizens' confidence in the electoral process. 

  • Yiaga Africa, Other Stakeholders Dissect Challenges, Prospects of LGA Elections in Nigeria

    In recent times, the conduct of Local Government Council elections across Nigeria has been bedeviled by irregularities, electoral violence and malpractice. This has led to increasing voter apathy as citizens have consistently declined from participating in the elections. As a matter of fact, opposition parties in recent times have boycotted LGA council elections due to what it described as lack of neutrality by State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) and the lack of a level playing ground during such elections.

  • Yiaga Africa Supports Public Hearing as Stakeholders Review Public Health Emergency Bill

    Having held a roundtable in March to review the excesses of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, Yiaga Africa with the support of the Luminate group has sustained its effort to review other controversial laws. This is generally aimed at reversing the nation’s shrinking civic space.

About

Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.