Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone. Instead, this is the reality. – Since January, there have been at least 83 suicide bombings by children – a …

APPLICATION OPEN FOR TWO DAYS: CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

Since, the country’s return to democracy in 1999, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa regional average of 23.4 percent and West Africa sub-regional average of 15 percent. For instance, out of the …

HIGH LEVEL POLICY DIALOGUE: MOROCCO’S ASCENSION TO ECOWAS

HIGH LEVEL POLICY DIALOGUE: MOROCCO’S ASCENSION TO ECOWAS The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), will hold a High-Level Policy Dialogue, to interrogate Morocco’s ascension to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS, aims to promote cooperation and integration in order to create an economic …

CALL FOR MEMORANDA AND PUBLIC HEARING

PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATION PANEL TO REVIEW COMPLIANCE OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS AND RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CALL FOR MEMORANDA AND PUBLIC HEARING His excellency, the Acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, on Friday, August 11th,2017 inauguration the Panel to review compliance of the Armed Forces with Human right obligations and rules of …

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS Since, the country’s return to democracy in 1999, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa regional average of 23.4 percent and West Africa sub-regional average of …