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In this week’s edition of The Ballot, we present updates regarding the preparation for gubernatorial polls in Edo and Ondo states, insights from the National Assembly to provide the latest developments from the House of Representatives and Senate, followed by a review of events in Anambra state where the Electoral bill has been signed. Lastly,...
In this week’s edition of ‘The Ballot’, we look at the events that are shaping elections in Nigeria, ranging from conversations on the status of state independent electoral commissions (SIECs) in Nigeria and the Continuous Voter Registration in Edo and Ondo States to preparations for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections by political parties. Happy...
In this week’s edition of ‘The Ballot’, we look at the events that are shaping elections in Nigeria, ranging from court judgments on the November 2023 off-cycle elections and the Federal Government’s position on state independent electoral commissions (SIECs) to Yiaga Africa’s elections study mission for the South African elections and preparations for the Edo...
By Cynthia Mbamalu South Africans will be going to the polls on 29 May in the seventh general elections since the end of Apartheid in 1994. Interestingly, 2024 is a symbolic year as South Africans and many countries in Africa who supported the fight against apartheid celebrate 30 years of freedom. As a kid, I...
As part of its efforts to improve the quality of local government elections in Nigeria, Yiaga Africa convened a roundtable meeting with election stakeholders in Kaduna State to explore how to improve local government elections in the state. The roundtable meeting is the third such meeting that has been held under its CSO-Led Advocacy and...
The Ballot is your essential timely update on Nigerian elections which gives you a concise overview of the latest electoral developments, keeping you informed at a glance. Through this weekly newsletter, you can stay ahead of the curve and navigate the world of elections. Dive into the first edition and explore the stories with direct...
By Ana’ayi Jennifer Danbagai Recently, the world celebrated the emergence of President Faye Bassirou Diomaye, the youngest Senegalese President since its independence, on his victory. His victory demonstrates the possibility of a shift in the emergence of younger leadership in Africa, which is a deviation from the age norm of presidents across the continent. The...
On Monday, Yiaga Africa convened electoral stakeholders in Nigeria to a reflection roundtable meeting to review the nation’s electoral process one year after the conclusion of the 2023 general elections. The roundtable meeting, which was timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the general elections that has produced a new federal government, 18 new...
Welcome Remarks at the Reflection Roundtable on One Year after the 2023 General Election, Held in Abuja, on 29th April, 2024. By Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programs, Yiaga Africa. Protocol. It has been 1 year, 2 months and 3 days since the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections and Nigerians can finally say that the...
Monday, 29th April 2024 For Immediate Release Yiaga Africa is proud to announce the publication of its latest report, “Electoral Trust Restored? Nigeria’s Electoral Process One Year after the 2023 General Election,” a comprehensive analysis of the state of the electoral process following the last general elections. The report is a culmination of one year...
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