The Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Voice Nigeria programme, has released over €1.7 million for civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to ensure citizens’ access...
YIAGA says Senate attitude towards passage of Gender Equality Bill delaying access to justice for rape victims
YIAGA Africa has blamed the National Assembly for hindered access to justice for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria.
Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to be deployed by INEC in subsequent elections will tackle election fraud, Yiaga Africa stated in Abuja on Friday. Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, Its Director of Programmes, Cynthia Mbamalu, said in the statement that BVAS would also…
With the continuous voter registration (CVR) still ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government area centres, Yiaga Africa has raised alarm over poor deployment of security personnel to the registration centres. Yiaga programme manager, Cynthia Mbamalu who stated this in Abuja, maintained that the body's observers also reported the near absence of…
Key stakeholders in Nigeria’s electoral processes are still divided over the mode election should be conducted in the country. While some are advocating for electronic voting and electronic transmission of election results, others are of the opinion that Nigeria’s democracy should not be sacrifice to technology. Speaking at a virtual meeting yesterday organised by Transition…
As voters troop out today in Lagos and Ogun states to elect their local council chairmen and councillors, Yiaga Africa has lamented the over bearing influence of state governors on the grassroots election.
Human rights and civic engagement organisation, YIAGA Africa, yesterday, said Nigeria lost about $582 billion since independence due to endemic corruption.
YIAGA Africa Tuesday disclosed that Nigeria has lost at least $582 billion since independence due to endemic corruption. YIAGA Programme Manager, Cynthia Mbamalu, who disclosed this in Abuja during the National Debate Competition on Anti-Corruption further disclosed that about N1.3 trillion of public funds was reportedly laundered between 2011 and 2015 alone. According to Mbamalu,…
Civil society groups at a recent citizens and stakeholders engagement on review of constitution held in Lagos, stressed the need for a constitution that promotes the cause of democracy...
The Coordinator, YIAGA Africa Centre for Legislative Engagement, Dr. Ernest Ereke, has assured Nigerians that the Senate will address grey areas in the provisions of Quarantine Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill, being considered by the legislative body.
Doctors and medical practitioners have raised concerns over the current deviation from what they describe as the original COVID-19 vaccination plan designed after the arrival of about 4 million Astrazeneca vaccine into Nigeria. They expressed their dissatisfaction during a webinar, organized by Yiaga Africa to look at emerging issues and challenges in the cause of…
10 Oct 2020
A Civil Society Organisation, Yiaga Africa, says the Ondo State governorship election was marred with vote buying and inadequate compliance with Covid-19 protocol.