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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...
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As part of its plan to observe the entire Anambra Governorship election process, Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote project has concluded the virtual training of citizen observers to observe the political party primary elections for the upcoming elections in the state. The training held on 8th June 2021 provided an avenue to dissect...
In recent times, the conduct of Local Government Council elections across Nigeria have been bedevilled by irregularities, electoral violence and malpractice. This has led to increasing voter apathy as citizens have consistently declined from participating in the elections. As a matter of fact, opposition parties in recent times have boycotted LGA council elections due to...
Yiaga Africa is deeply worried about the recent ‘coordinated and premeditated’ attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These are indeed dangerous signs for the country’s fragile democracy as it will not just affect the commission’s preparation for upcoming elections but also diminish citizens’ confidence in the electoral process.  The disturbing...
The planned expansion of voter access to polling units in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may resolve an age-long crisis of insufficient polling units and poor polling units’ management. Elections in Nigeria are currently conducted in 119,973 polling units across the 774 Local government areas in 36 states and the Federal Capital...
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