CDD Fact Check: How true is the Claim that EFCC arrested Okorocha and Wife?

Verdict: FALSE Claim: CDD has spotted a news circulating on Social media, and traditional media space, claiming that the EFCC arrested Immediate pasted Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and his wife.  The reports came in the early hours of 30th May, 2019, on different news site including pulseNG, Concise News,   informationng and went viral …

CDD Fact Check: How valid is the claim that APC has 14 Governors Inaugurated on 29 May 2019 and PDP 15?

VERDICT: TRUE THE CLAIM: A claim has been spotted circulating on social media, including WhatsApp that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), which is the main opposition party in Nigeria had 15 governors inaugurated on May 29, 2019 and the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) had 14. THE FACTS: On May 29, 2019, (former …

PRESS STATEMENT: CDD CELEBRATES WITH THE PRESS, CALLS FOR THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF PRESS FREEDOM

3RD MAY, 2019 The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) heartily felicitates with the Press on the celebration of the 2019 World Press Freedom Day. The day presents an opportunity to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration …