Shehu Musa Yar'Adua: A Life of Service
In life he was a force to reckon with. In death his legacy remains compelling to those who hold power and those who seek power. Shehu Musa Yar'Adua was a gifted politician. Known as a bridge builder, he recognised the futility of disunity based on ethnicity, regionalism, or religion and understood that a united Nigeria with a common sense of purpose was prequisite for the country's growth and development
Neither North nor South, East nor West: One Nigeria
Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was born on March 5, 1943 in Katsina. At the time of his birth, Nigeria was part of the British Empire. During his life time, he witnessed many important changes in Nigeria’s history.
Nigeria at Fifty: Contributions to Peace, Democracy & Development
Nigeria at Fifty: Contributions to Peace, Democracy and Development adresses the nation's promotion of peace, freedom, democracy and development since independence. Contributors examine the country's significant foreign investment, analysing regional and global benefits - as well as compromises to Nigeria's own development resulting from such policies. Concrete achievements and persistent challenges are identified, and suggestions for a more effective foreign policy in the quest for a well-defined national interest are presented. Read More
CASE 2015 Report: Content Aggregation System for Elections 2015
The Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE 2015) is a technology-enabled, multi-stakeholder election observation system designed to improve the scope and detail of information available to civil society and citizen stakeholders during and beyond elections.
A pilot test was conducted during the Ekiti State gubernatorial election to determine the effectiveness of CASE technology and identify areas requiring improvement. It provided an important opportunity to expose people, process and technology components of CASE 2015 to the rigors of Nigerian elections.
Social Media Tracking Centre and the 2011 Elections
As a result of renewed confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the April 2011 Nigerian elections were anticipated to be a marked improvement over the discredited 2003 and 2007 elections. The newly appointed INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, was a respected academic and principled activist who had completed a largely credible registration exercise, suggesting a higher proportion of the population would participate in the election process.
The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation in partnership with Enough is Enough Coalition organized a Roundtable Discussion at the Yar’Adua Centre to promote two-way communication between INEC and its stakeholders. Sponsored by the High Commission of Canada, the Roundtable reflected on suggestions as to how they might assist INEC in developing and implementing a successful strategy for promoting two-way communication between civil society groups, faith based organisations, international partners, domestic and foreign observer groups during the 2011 general elections. Download Now
As part of activities for the 7th National Programme of Commemoration, a wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Yar’Adua Centre to participate in a two-day conference: Electoral Reform: Building Confidence for Our Future. Download Now
Policy Roundtable: Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria 2015
Nigeria’s fuel subsidy scheme has presented a reform challenge for every administration since its introduction in 1973. At least 16 attempts to remove or reform fuel subsidy in the past 42 years have failed. The Roundtable on Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria was convened by the Yar’Adua Foundation’s Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative (ORTI) to provide a forum for government, sector experts and civil society groups to discuss policy options and recommendations.
Increasing Awareness of Oil Resource Governance in Nigeria
Did you know that 80% of budgeted revenue comes from oil export earnings? Securing Nigeria's prosperous future require all of us. The Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative seeks to create awareness of Nigeria's oil industry using traditional and new media to inform, educate and engage with citizens and stakeholders, particularly young Nigerians.
FOSTER Report: Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative 2014
ORTI is an information-driven advocacy project that seeks to raise citizen awareness of resource governance to increase transparency and accountability in the Nigerian oil sector. Through innovative communication strategies, ORTI has impacted a wide range of stakeholders including government, civil society, and industry as well as Nigerian citizens at home and abroad.
Report: Support for Stop Impunity in Nigeria 2014
This report features content created, impacts made and recommendations for the Stop Impunity in Nigeria campaign. Download Now
Nigerian citizens are increasingly determined to have a say in how they are governed. Communication is no longer a one-way process directed from leaders, but a two-way process that allows the public to interact with elected officials. Anonymity further emboldens citizens to speak their mind. Download Now
A group of 33 young beneficiaries were selected from in and around Abuja to test the feasibility and effectiveness of learning and skills acquisition through mobile devices. The pilot project lasted four months and was supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Download Now