REPORT : Webinar on COVID-19 and the Future of Nigerian Elections  

Background In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak and global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic, and its multiplier effects on virtually all spheres of human endeavor, governments around the world are forced to take decisive- and sometimes drastic- actions. The containment measures are multidimensional, namely the closure of national borders, suspension of international…

Did the Votes Count? : Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote Report for 2019 Governorship Elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States

As Nigeria continues her experiment with democracy, the threats to democratic consolidation have become more insidious resulting in a sharp decline in electoral integrity. Key amongst these threats is the desperation of the political class to secure political power at all costs without recourse to electoral rules and guidelines. This is manifested in rancorous and…

Opportunity Lost? : Watching The Vote 2019 Election Observation Report

Executive Summary Nigeria’s 20 years democracy was tested with the conduct of the 2019 general elections. The elections presented an opportunity for Nigeria to consolidate on the gains of the 2015 elections and deepen her democratic transition. Although INEC introduced reforms to deepen electoral integrity and citizens participation, the elections were characterized by many of…