Est-ce Que Le Bureau De Votes Á Gossina A Suspendu Ses Votes?

Verdict: Unconclusive Propos Selon ce qui est écrit sur le mur de Aminata Rachow, « De source sûre, nous informe que le bureau de vote à Gossina, dans la province du Nayala aurait suspendu ses votes pour manque de bulletin législatif. Elle poursuit en indiquant toujours selon ses sources que les bulletins se trouveraient toujours …

CDD Disinformation Newsletter For The Week Ending November 29, 2020

The world is going through one of the most turbulent times in human history. This has also been followed by enormous advancements in information and communication technology. In addition, internet users have the burden of dealing with a load of information while struggling to separate truth from falsehood. Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria is …

FACT-CHECK: Black Friday Deal Is Not "Anti-Holy Friday"

VERDICT: False CLAIM: Fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) on Thursday, November 27, spotted a letter from the Kano state HISBAH Board barring Cool FM in the state from announcing adverts on Black Friday deals. The letter titled, “Letter of Notofication” shared widely online claimed that calling Friday – a day assumed to …

FACT-CHECK: Is FG Allocating Money To Nigerian Youths?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Friday, November 27, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted two WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is allocating jobs to 50,000 Nigerian youths. The second broadcast claimed that N10,000 would be distributed to Nigerians weekly in other to control the spread of Coronavirus …

Ba’a Kaiwa Ayarin Motocin Gwamnan Borno Hari Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi, 22 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da jaridar Sahara Reporters suka wallafa inda sukace yan ta’adda sun kaiwa ayarin motocin gwamnan Borno, Farfesa Babagana Umara Zulum hari. Kamar yadda labarin ya zayyana, yan …

Mataimakin Kwamishinan Yan Sanda Da Matsafa Suka Harba Yana Nan Araye!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 14 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020 jaridar The Nation ta wallafa wani labari inda tace mataimakin kwamishan yan sanda a jahar Edo ya rasu sakamakon harbin sad a matsafa sukayi yayin da yake musayar wuta da matsafan. Labarin yace, mataimakin kwamishinan yan sandan wanda shine ke lura da rundunar …

Babbar Kotun Abuja Bata Dakatar Da Takarar Seriake Dickson Ba Sakamakon Zargin Gabatar Da Takardar Bogi

Tushen Magana: CDD ta gano wani sako da aka yada ta manhajar WhatsApp da dandalin Facebook a ranar 13 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020 dake cewa babbar kotun tarayya dake zaman ta a Abuja ta dakatar da Hon. Seriake Dickson daga tsayawa takarar zamowa sanata mai wakiltar yamma cin jahar Bayelsa, kamar yadda wannan …

Shin an Yankewa Rahma Sadau Hukuncin Kisa Sakamakon Janyowa Addinin Musulunci Batanci?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: a ranar Talata, 10 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labarai da majiyoyi da yawa suka wallafa shi. Labarin yace an yankewa sananniyar mai taka rawa a fina-finai, Rahma Sadau hukuncin kisa bisa janyowa addinin …

Ba’a Nada Tsohon Gwamnan Bauchi Ahmed Adamu Muazu a Matsayin Shugaban Hukumar Zabe ta Kasa na Riko Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Juma’a, 13 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gani sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da wata jarida ta wallafa kuma ake yadashi a manhajar WhatsApp. Labarin wadda jarida mai suna CityNews ta wallafa shi ya buga hoton tsohon …

FACT-CHECK: Governor Zulum’s Convoy Not Attacked By Terrorists

VERDICT: False CLAIM:On Sunday, November 22, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by Sahara Reporters that the Governor of Borno, Professor Babagana Zulum’s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. According to the claim, the terrorists had ambushed the governor’s advance team on Saturday, November 21, at …

Un membre de l'UPC a-t-il été attaqué par deux hommes armés de machettes?

Verdict: Trompeurs ProposDans une publication faite sur Facebook par le porte parole de l’UPC, Moussa Zerbo, il a affirmé que l’un de ses correspondants a été attaqué par deux hommes armés de machettes qui tentaient de le tuer dans le village de Lapara. Il serait apparemment blessé à l’épaule. Les faitsLes vérificateurs de la CODEL …

Newsletter for the Week Ending November 22, 2020

As we continue to mitigate the spread of disinformation and misinformation in West Africa through a robust fact-checking exercise, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in the past week took a big step to engage the media practitioners as fact-checkers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. To curtail the rising tide of false information, hate speeches …

CDD Election Statement Burkina Faso

Political Context With Burkina Faso set to hold presidential elections on 22 November 2020, there are fears of the widespread inability of accessing polling stations due to the presence of extremist groups that have disrupted voter registration in many parts of the country. The incumbent, President Roc Marc Kabore is seeking a second five-year term …

Tackling COVID-19: The Need for a Nigerian Response

The coronavirus is a human tragedy that is now affecting over a million people around the globe. The World Health Organization ( declared COVID 19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It indicated with certainty that the coronavirus (SARS CoV 2) will spread to all parts of the world and pointed out that all governments, …

How Nigeria can address farmers’, herders’ conflict – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday, November 19, in Abuja, suggested that the farmers/ herders’ conflict in Nigeria and border countries can be addressed with the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). The Centre’s Principal Programs Officer, Yusuf Shamsudeen, said this at an Experience and Learning Conference on Farmer and Herder Conflicts in …

Tackling COVID-19: Finding West Africa's Path

Introduction The days when COVID-19 was only a distant threat to West African countries are over. It is now evident that the virus is here to stay andmust be addressed with practical responses that take into account the West African settings. Although the infection curve is not exponential, community transmission is beginning to gain ground …

NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 15, 2020

CDD Disinformation Weekly takes a closer look at the spread of fake news. The Centre continued to sort fiction from facts. As the world faces information disorder, staying connected with CDD fact checks  brings you informed opinion on important issues, from government to politics, to healthcare and development. This week,  the Centre spotted the spread …

FACT-CHECK: Assistant Commissioner of Police Shot by Cultists is Alive

CLAIM: On Saturday, November 14, 2020, The Nation Newspaper reported that an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Edo State had died from bullet injury sustained while he  engaged in a shootout with cultists in the state. The report published on The Nation said the ACP, who is in charge of the Area Command in …

FACT-CHECK: Seriake Dickson Not Disqualified by Abuja High Court for Certificate Forgery

VERDICT: False CLAIM: A WhatsApp message shared widely in groups and on Facebook was spotted  on November 13, 2020 claimed that the Federal High Court in Abuja had disqualified Seriake Dickson, from contesting  the Bayelsa West Senatorial District election over certificate forgery. Seriake Dickson is the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa state and candidate of …