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27 Sep
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...
10 Sep
YIAGA Africa has blamed the National Assembly for hindered access to justice for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria.
10 Sep
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…
7 Sep
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…
28 Aug
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…
24 Jul
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.
14 Jul
Human rights and civic engagement organisation, YIAGA Africa, yesterday, said Nigeria lost about $582 billion since independence due to endemic corruption.
13 Jul
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,…
5 Jul
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...
9 May
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.
29 Mar
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.


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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has warned Lagosians against protesting on streets on Wednesday as plans are under way to arrests erring #EndSARS protesters across the state. He said it is in the interest of security and public safety and that he wishes to warn the organisers of the protests the police…
30 mins ago
The Police in Ondo State said it have arrested one Ola Omogunwa, a 23 year-old commercial motorcyclist, for allegedly raping two women at different locations in Ondo state. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odunlami Funmilayo, disclosed this while parading the suspect,along with two others at police headquarters,on Tuesday in Akure. Funmilayo said…
53 mins ago
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can turn Manchester United's fortunes around as pressure increases on the Norwegian ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford. United are five points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Saturday They are not certain of progressing to the last…
3 hours ago
Three persons have been reportedly trapped while one has been confirmed dead in a fresh building collapse on Monday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Two other persons were rescued from the collapsed two-storey building by residents of the area. Confirming the incident on Tuesday,, the South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management…
4 hours ago
Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…