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Regional Bloc Says Niger Junta’s 3-year Transition Plan Unacceptable VOA Aug 22, 2023
What is the impact of the military coup in Niger? Al Jazeera Inside Story Aug 9, 2023
Visiting US envoy holds talks with Niger’s military junta BBC Newsday Aug 8, 202
West African Nations Threaten Military Action Unless Niger Coup Is Undone New York Times Aug 27, 2023
Huge security challenges await Nigeria’s new president AFP May 26, 2023
Bola Tinubu: Can Nigeria’s new president unite his country? BBC The Real Story May 26, 2023
Is democracy really in retreat? Think Change Podcast Apr 20, 2023
Civil Society Groups Protest in Nigeria Over Election Outcome VOA Mar 28, 2023
Nigeria Postpones State Elections Amid Presidential Vote Controversy New York Times Mar 9, 2023
Opposition Parties in Nigeria Call for Election Rerun, Citing Vote Rigging New York Times Feb 28, 2023
Tensions rise in Nigeria as opposition demands new vote AP Feb 28, 2023
Nigerian fact-checkers join forces ahead of elections AFP Feb 24, 2023
Political violence in Nigeria threatens to hurt voter turnout Globe and Mail Feb 24, 2023
Identity, Insecurity, and Institutions in the 2023 Nigerian Elections Centre for Strategic and International Studies Feb 23, 2023
What’s at stake in Nigeria’s high-risk elections The New Humanitarian Feb 23, 202
Nigeria’s presidential frontrunners in final push for votes Associated Press Feb 19, 2023
Analysis: Scars of annulled 1993 vote trail Nigeria 2023 election Al Jazeera Feb 14, 2023
African democracy on the line as ‘bellwether’ Nigeria goes to polls The Guardian Feb 9, 2023
Can Nigeria’s next president fix its problems? BBC World Service Feb 9, 2023
Nigeria elections 2023: How influencers are secretly paid by political parties BBC News Jan 18, 2023
2023: Who Do the Odds Favour? – Idayat Hassan Arise News Jan 10, 2023
Nigeria: The Insecurity Ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 Elections Is Unprecedented AllAfrica.com Dec 21, 2022
2023: How Nigeria’s new president will emerge Premium Times Nigeria Nov 27, 2022
If blackouts don’t work, what might? Tackling fake news in West Africa African Arguments Jul 19, 2022
Disinformation Is Undermining Democracy in West Africa CIGI Online Jul 4, 2022
She frequently provides expertise on West Africa and analysis on electoral politics to international and local media. Her specialties span democracy, accountability, peace and security, transitional justice and information and communications technology for development in West Africa.
Idayat is a national commissioner on the Nigerian National Human Rights Commission and a member of the National Peace Committee, an NGO comprised of prominent citizens committed to maintaining peace during Nigeria’s election period. In 2023 she is a non-resident Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Africa program.
Idayat was previously a Deputy Regional Coordinator with the Movement Against Corruption, aimed at eradicating corruption and poverty in Nigeria.
A project she led at the Centre for Democracy and Development analyzed the nexus between social media platforms, election processes, and electoral outcomes, using an app to identify electoral fraud and documenting the use of personal data in political campaigning in Nigeria.
She has held fellowships in several universities in Europe and the United States.