Experts Blame Corruption on FG, Foreign Collaborators

Scholars and legal experts have blamed the high level of corruption, money laundering, fraud and other crime in the country on the Federal Government as well as some foreign collaborators. Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, said that the Federal Government was responsible for the endemic corruption in Nigeria and should …

NGO Tasks Nigerians on Fighting Corruption

The Executive Director of the Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), Babafunke Fagbemi on Wednesday in Kano called on Nigerians to speak out against the cankerworm known as corruption so as to complement the Federal Government’s efforts in fighting the menace which has eaten deep into the fabrics of the country’s socio-economic development. Fagbemi …

Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project

Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project was an initiative of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), commenced a project called anti-corruption in Nigeria called ‘ACORN’. These have three pillars which include System, sanctions (government policies and society (Public sector involvement). The UK government wants to ambitiously contribute to the Nigerian …

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Round-Table Discussion on Good Governance and Elections

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) organised the second phase of the roundtable session with select Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to chart a course on ways to promote good governance, ensure a free, credible and peaceful elections in Ekiti, Osun and the general elections in 2019. …

One-Day Stakeholders' Dialogue on the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Movement

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with Partnership for African Social and Governance  Research (PASGR) held a one-day stakeholders workshop on the study conducted about the BBOG movement. The event which was held at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja commenced at 10.30am with a welcome address from both Prof Tade Aina of Pasgr and …

MacArthur Awards Nearly $6.5m to Advance Accountability, Transparency and Reduce Corruption in Nigeria

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $6.5 million in funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to reduce corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country, according to a release issued by …

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power Programme is Transforming lives, Improving Education

Adeniyi Somade and his wife, Gbemisola, live in Ado-Ekiti, South-west Nigeria. He currently works as an auxiliary staff at the office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), while his wife teaches ICT at Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, one of the foremost secondary schools in Ekiti State. In April, the couple welcomed their first child. The Somades …

Nigerian Journalists Trained on Gender Sensitive Reporting

the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with funding from UN Women organized a two-day workshop on the need for the media to give “maximum coverage” to women who have political interests ahead of the election. “Women have been marginalised and grossly misrepresented in Nigeria politically. Coverage of their political struggle and participation should be …

The Emancipation of Women and the Humanization of the Male.Tripod of Activism Tajudeen, Winnie Mandela and Momoh

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with CISLAC, WRAPA , CITAD  and Center LSD organised the tripod of activism memorial lecture  held  in commemoration of three Pan-Africans  Tajudeen, Winnie  Mandela And Prof And Momoh  who had in their life time engaged in the liberation and emancipation of African movement. The moderator, Mrs Saudatu …

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite Successes, Payment Hitches, Insufficient Cooks, Others Slow Buhari’s School Feeding Programme

The excitement at Eva Valley Primary School 1, Enugu, on a recent Thursday morning was palpable. The pupils could not wait for the food vendor, Agochidima John, to serve the food herself. While she prepared to serve the meal, which happened to be okpa (a staple delicacy widely eaten in the South-east), the older pupils …

SPECIAL REPORT: Fraud Allegations, Unremitted loans, Crop Failure, other Anomalies Dog Nigerian Govt’s “Rice Revolution”

Speaking to a packed audience at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual conference held to mark the birthday of Mr Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos in March, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said agriculture was at the core of the government’s economic policy. He said his boss, …