Scheme underway to monitor President Weah’s poll promises

A scheme to track and monitor President George Weah’s campaign promises and projects through an online system, has been launched by the National Youth Movement for Transparent Election (NAYMOTE) in Liberia.Known as the “Presidential Meter Project,” the scheme is a replica of a tracking system used by Nigeria to monitor presidential projects. The project which …

Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is implementing a project named: Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria: The project is sponsored by Trust Africa, basically aimed to increase public debate and discussion on the phenomenon of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria also, bring to public awareness the conduit at which illicit financial flows …

CSOs Hold Rally Against Killings in Nigeria

Dozens of youth on Wednesday gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a rally organised by a coalition of non-governmental and human right organisations against killings in Nigeria. Member groups of the coalition include Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls Movement, Global Rights, Our Mumu Don Do, Centre for Democracy and …

De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with financial support from the government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing a project named: De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM). The project aims at supporting the security agencies and civil society organizations in developing and disseminating counter-radical narratives to radical ideologies of …

Greed, godfatherism bedrock of corruption in Nigeria

Lagos – A civil society group, Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), has identified greed, godfatherism and gratification as the bedrock of corruption in Nigeria. Mrs Babafunke Fagbemi, the Executive Director of CCSI, made the assertion in an interview in Lagos. “From the research we conducted in the six geo-political zones, the insight we …

Women ‘poorly represented’ in Nigeria’s 19 years of Democratic Rule

In 1999, Nigeria transited from military rule to democratic governance. Despite the return of democracy, however, women are yet to occupy up to 15 per cent of elective positions in a country where the voting population of both men and women are almost equal. Not only has no woman been elected president, none has been …