Improvements In Election Result Management In Nigeria

I want to thank Yiaga Africa for inviting me to give the Keynote Address on this occasion of the release of its report on the Election Result Analysis Dashboard (ERAD). This is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Yiaga Africa and Channels Television have once more confirmed that they are leading organizations in...
Executive Summary Ekiti and Osun governorship elections are unique as they were the last of the seven off-cycle elections before the 2023 general election. Due to the strategic importance of both elections to the 2023 general election, it is not surprising that both elections elicited high interest and attention of stakeholders that outpaces the level...
Executive Summary Held on February 12, 2022, The FCT Area council election was the first to be organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the year. Unlike in the 36 states where state electoral commissions organize the council elections, the FCT Area council elections are statutorily conducted by INEC. 68 elective positions were...
The Anambra Governorship election is one of the 8th off-cycle governorship elections outside the conventional electoral cycle in Nigeria. Like other off-cycle elections, Anambra presented a learning opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to test-run some of its innovations in elections administration and assess their effectiveness in promoting electoral integrity. Scheduled to hold...
Yiaga Africa’s Watching The Vote Fourth Pre-Election Observation (PREO) Report
Yiaga Africa’s Watching The Vote Fourth Pre-Election Observation (PREO) Report The Ekiti governorship election has so far witnessed an increase in money politics as the big spenders dole out cash in the supposed door to door campaigns. A practice now becoming commonplace in Nigeria’s election. With the elections happening alongside the primaries for the 2023...
The 2022 Ekiti state governorship election will be the first state-wide election to be conducted post the passage of the Electoral Act 2022 and will serve as a litmus test in assessing the implementation of key provisions of the new Act. The political significance of the Ekiti elections goes beyond the operationalisation of the new...
The Electoral Act 2022 as signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on 25th February 2022.

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