ITODO, Samson




Mr Samson Itodo is the head of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), a youth non-profit promoting democratic governance and youth participation in Africa through research, capacity development and policy advocacy and Nigeria’s foremost youth think tanks on democratic governance and citizens participation. He is also the Convener of the "NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN" Campaign and Co-Convener of Say No Campaign Nigeria.
Gender: Male
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State of Origin: Olamaboro Local Government, Kogi State.
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Profession Legal Practitioner , On-Air Personality , Human Right Activist
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Executive Director, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA); Co-founder, Amplified Online Radio; On-Air Personality, Nigeria Info FM; Co- Editor of African Youth Journal of Democracy

Previous Appointments:

Pioneer National Coordinator, Youth Alliance on Constitution & Electoral Reform (YACORE);

University of Jos, Plateau State


– Why political thuggery and violence will be fashionable for young people in 2015.
– When working for elections is signing your death warrant.
– Understanding the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Part 1).
– Elections and Youth- A case of Nigeria.
– The many lessons from the 2016 Ghana elections.
– 2019 Elections: Matters Arising from the Senate Electoral amendments.
– The Future of Democracy in an Uncertain World.
– Restructuring is Elite Serving.
– How the Liberian Youth rose in defense of democracy.
– The many lessons from the 2016 Ghana elections.
– The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: Understanding the Debates and developments on the status of States and Non-State Parties.
– Rebutting the Skeptics narrative against the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill.
– President Buhari, INEC and the 2019 Elections.
– Constitution Review: Liberalizing the electoral process with Independent Candidature.
– Nigerian youth – The real third force.

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