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Preliminary Statement on 2021  Lagos Local Government Council Elections

Preliminary Statement on 2021 Lagos Local Government Council Elections

On Saturday, 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained and accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDA in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Votes Tabulation (PVT) Methodology for the Lagos LGA elections, it deployed a robust election observation methodology …

Situational Statement on the 2021  Lagos Local Government Council Elections

Situational Statement on the 2021 Lagos Local Government Council Elections

Situational Statement on the 2021 Lagos Local Government Council Elections Saturday, July 24, 2021 Lagos State Introduction For Saturday 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained, accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel …

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, …

Bounce Corruption National University Debate

Bounce Corruption National University Debate

The National Debate Competition is designed to stimulate public discourse on anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency. It will give young people the platform to amplify their voice on the values of integrity, transparency, and accountability. Six tertiary institutions are invited to participate in a national debate competition that adopts the Team Policy Debate style. The schools …

How we track COVID-19 Palliatives, Projects through Radio Programs – Bounce Corruption Ambassadors

How we track COVID-19 Palliatives, Projects through Radio Programs – Bounce Corruption Ambassadors

How we track COVID-19 Palliatives, Projects through Radio Programs – Bounce Corruption Ambassadors Yiaga Africa’s Bounce Corruption Radio Ambassadors have revealed how they used their accountability programs on radio to track and expose corruption especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when they revealed the hoarding of palliative, misuse of funds, and also uncompleted projects. The radio …

Yiaga Africa Call on Nigerians and First Time Voters to Register as INEC Resumes the Continuous Voters Registration

Yiaga Africa Call on Nigerians and First Time Voters to Register as INEC Resumes the Continuous Voters Registration

The highly anticipated Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise is finally resuming on Monday, 28th June 2021, with the online pre-registration process. To inspire citizens to register as voters, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) introduced the pre-enrolment via INEC’s CVR online portal from June 28, 2021. This will be the first time in Nigeria’s electoral …

The Salience of Depoliticizing Election Management Bodies in Electoral Democracies – Samson Itodo

The Salience of Depoliticizing Election Management Bodies in Electoral Democracies – Samson Itodo

Across the world, election management bodies (EMBs) operate as bulwarks of the democratic process. By superintending electoral competition, EMBs uphold democratic values, influence political behavior, and shape the character of democratic institutions. These daunting tasks vest substantial responsibility on electoral institutions to ensure decisions, policies, and programs are guided by the principles of, inter alia, …

Press Statement on Petition by CSOs on the nomination of Mrs. Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner to the Independent National Electoral Commission

Press Statement on Petition by CSOs on the nomination of Mrs. Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner to the Independent National Electoral Commission

Ladies and Gentlemen of the press, On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the President sent the names of four nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Commissioners in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Three of the names were nominated as National Commissioners and one as Resident Electoral Commissioner. The three nominees for National Commissioner are …

WatchingTheVote Team Prepares for CVR Observation Training

WatchingTheVote Team Prepares for CVR Observation Training

Ahead of the training of Citizen Observers for the observation of the Continuous Voters Registration scheduled to start on June 28th, Yiaga Africa has conducted a refresher training for its election team members in Abuja to enable them effectively train observers in seven states spread across all the geopolitical regions of Nigeria and the Federal …