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YIAGA Africa Urges Improved Monitoring of Budget for Women

Fresh from reviewing the 2018 budget allocation for youth development which it describes as unrealistic and insufficient, YIAGA Africa has lauded the increased programmes targeted at women and girls while urging the improved monitoring and evaluation of such allocations as sometimes funds are not expended in reality. This is contained

INEC Must Meet Increased Registration Demand by Citizens – YIAGA Africa

Having deployed citizen observers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, to keep an eye on the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) process, YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote has observed that there is an upsurge in the demand for registration by citizens which must be met by the independent National Electoral

YIAGA faults MDAs on 2018 budget preparations

Babatunde Abiodun  A survey by a non- governmental organisation, YIAGA has revealed that in preparing the 2018 budget, most of the government ministries, departments and agencies did not apply the principles of good budgeting such as adequacy, equity, transparency and efficient allocation of resources. Taking an analysis of the N8.612 trillion 2018

NASS to address plight of the elderly, unemployed youth– Dogara

Babatunde Opalana  The Speaker, House of Representative; Hon. Yakubu Dogara has commended the initiative and decision of the leadership and members of the Committee of Women Affairs, Social Development, Youth Development and Telecommunication for taking up the consolidated bills on the provision of services to the Elderly, the Youth and the

Anambra Election: YIAGA Validates INEC Results

By Moshood Isah After deploying over 500 polling Unit Observers across all 21 Local Government Areas in Anambra state, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement under its WatchingTheVote Program has independently verified the Anambra Governorship Election Result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Just after the announcement of

Anambra Poll: YIAGA calls for security consciousness

Babatunde Opalana  With three days to the Anambra Governorship election, an election monitoring civil society group, YIAGA is convinced that important steps can be taken to guarantee eligible voters are able to cast their vote in a safe and secure environment. In a statement jointly signed by Dr. Hussain Abdu, Chairman YIAGA

Op-ed: Citizen Observation as a panacea to credible polls

By Moshood Isah   Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel. The importance of citizens especially youths to democratic advancement cannot be overruled thus youth participation in ensuring transparent governance is an obligation. In this vein,

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