Social Media Bill: A Disturbing Attempt to Muzzle Free Speech

CDD’s Position on the Social media Bill CDD PRESS STATEMENT: December 10, 2019  FCT, Abuja Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has carefully followed the debate on the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132), popularly known as the Social Media Bill. This provocative legislation, which has passed a second reading in …

How is CDD Countering Fake News and Disinformation in Northern Nigeria?

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is implementing a project on countering Misinformation and Disinformation in Kano state and Northern Nigeria. The Centre designed the Project in recognition of the changing information culture in the North. The picture of average northerner glueing his ears to his radio set is transforming to the image of …

Promoting Social Audit in Gwoza Local Government, Borno State

As part of our engagement in North East, Nigeria, CDD is supporting the Gwoza Youth Progressive Association (GYPA) on promoting accountability. As an organisation working in North-East, Nigeria, we are often confronted about the lack of accountability by non-state actors and government in our peacebuilding work.   In other to address the mistrust amongst the locals …

Reviving Zumunci: Living Together in Post Boko Haram—CDD Monthly Dialogues in Gwoza Local Government of Borno State.

Living Together in Post-Boko Haram is a one-year, monthly peacebuilding project implemented by CDD. This engagement is a follow up to the Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), the Center implemented in Gwoza Local Government. One of our learning lessons from the PCVE project is that there is deep-rooted division along ethnic and religious lines …

Is the Nigerian Military recruiting ex- Boko Haram Fighters into the Army?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: CDD is in possession of a video released by Roots TV, an online platform; where one Mr Dalhatu Musa Ezekiel, a leader of the FCT indigenes’ Association was interviewed. In the 8 minutes long video, which has gone viral, especially on social media, including Facebook; YouTube and WhatsApp. In the video Mr …