Friday, 22nd October 2021
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11 Oct
In the over six years, that I have committed myself to part-time work in development, anyone who has interacted with me during the period would recall many things, but more importantly...
9 Feb
Coalition for Constitutional and Electoral Reforms (CCER) has urged the National Assembly to work on new legislation that captures electronic transmission of results and use of other forms of technology in the electoral process.
9 Nov 2020
The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has condemned the state-sanctioned attacks aimed at silencing critical citizens’ voices, especially in the wake of the EndSARS protests.
4 Sep 2020
Ahead of the September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa has identified 13 of the 18 councils in the state as potential hotspots of violence.
18 Oct 2019
Following a large number of political parties that are expected to participate in the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections on November 10, 2019, Youth Initiative for Advocacy...
5 Oct 2019
A study anchored by YIAGA Africa has scored the 8th National Assembly low on representation. According to a report which was launched yesterday in Abuja by former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, at the aggregate level, the overall assessment of representation was below average. The positive rating stood at…
7 Aug 2019
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have decried the Federal Government over the country’s shrinking civil space, accusing it of totalitarian tendencies against the people.
13 Apr 2019
The World Should Be Made Safer So That Women Can Maintain Their Agency And Gain More Participation Maryam Laushi is a communication specialist and activist and has been one of the most vocal Northern voices raising awareness on gender equality, social justice and youth inclusion in politics in recent times. This, she has done through…
11 Mar 2019
A coaltion of civil society groups under the auspices of Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa has accused the political class of undermining democratic institutions like the Independent National Electoral Commission....
10 Mar 2019
Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has condemned the role played by the military in disruption of elections and intimidation...
9 Mar 2019
Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the guidelines on cancelled votes are strictly followed to reduce discretion on the part of its officials. Speaking yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja, YIAGA executive director, Samson Itodo, stated: "These guidelines include…
27 Feb 2019
Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, has postulated that the presidential election result, now narrowed to President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, will be a close call.


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Four motorcyclists were on Friday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a police officer and causing his teeth to fall out.
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The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to be “the catalyst for a profound transformation” of WHO’s culture.  NEW YORK, USA, October 22, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The assurance came this Thursday from WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while announcing a Management Response Plan to address the findings of an independent commission.  “This plan outlines…
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Barbados has elected its first president, a key step in preparations to become a republic and remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as head of state of the Caribbean island. Sandra Mason, the current governor-general, is set to be sworn in as president on November 30, the country's 55th anniversary of independence from Britain. Calling the…
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In the backdrop of concerns on the outright ban and state-sponsored surveillance of digital platforms and telecommunications service providers in Africa, Paradigm Initiative’s short film, FOCUS tells a story of civil rights, liberty and justice in the digital ecosystem. Directed by Award-winning Creative Director and Nigerian Poet, Tolu Ajayi, Focus spotlights the fundamental challenges of…
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A High Court in Ibadan on Friday ordered an internet fraudster, Adewale Tosin, to sweep the court premises for six months.