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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,

IYD: Youths urged to key to building sustaining peace

Babatunde Opalana  As the world celebrates International Youth Day, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advocacy (YIAGA) have reiterated that Young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society, is key to building and sustaining peace.  The process of social inclusion for youth according to YIAGA includes participation