Senior Communications Officer at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect …

Graphics Designer/Animation at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect …

Factchecker at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect …

Is the Kaduna State Religious Preaching (Regulation) Law of 2019 meant to frustrate Christians?

Verdict: False Claim: Several online blogs have claimed that the Kaduna State Religious Preaching (Regulation) Law 2019 is specifically enacted to target Christians in the state, and some have accused El-Rufai of abolishing vigils, and other Christian observances. “It is designed to frustrate the Christians from celebrating Christmas, Easter and other vigils in the state. …

Did Prof Attahiru Jega say election results were transmitted electronically during his tenure as INEC Chair?

VERDICT: FALSE THE CLAIM: A claim has been spotted circulating on social media, including WhatsApp and Facebook, which was credited to the formal Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that “INEC server exist and it is functional.” The message first appeared on “Voice of Nasarawa” Facebook page, posted on June 15, 2019. According …

PRESS RELEASE: THE 2019 BUHARIMETER SURVEY

Focus on the Jobs, Economy and Security – Nigerians urge President Buhari   The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) has recently released the 2019 Buharimeter Survey report. The report amongst other findings identified Job creation, economy, security and poverty alleviation as the most important policy priorities that Nigerians want President Buhari’s administration to …

Did former governors gang up against Goodluck Jonathan?

Verdict: False Claim: On 5th June, a story appeared on the website – ‘saharanews.co’ which made a number of spurious claims. The claims were that northern governors accused GEJ of killing northerners, and prevented the sales of arms to Nigeria which could have aided in the war against Boko Haram, the article further claims that …

Do Swedish lawmaker earn in a year what a Nigerian senator gets in 60 days?

Verdict: False Claim: On 4th and 5th June, thecableng and PMNews, an online media respectively, released a story claiming that Swedish lawmakers earned $78,000 a year, and compared it to the running costs of a Nigeria senator, which is stated to be $44,053.86 a month.  The claim reads in part: “Lawmakers in Sweden have no …

CALL FOR PAPER- Democracy in Two Decades, 1999-2019: Reflections on Nation Building and Development in Nigeria

The Department of History, University of Ibadan & The Centre for Democracy and Development, Cordially invite Contributors for the Book Project On; “Democracy in Two Decades, 1999-2019: Reflections on Nation Building and Development in Nigeria” Call for papers After a long struggle spanning more than a decade against military dictatorship, Nigeria returned to democratic rule …