CDD Ranked High Among Sub-Saharan Think Tanks

January 31, 2021 Abuja, Nigeria CDD Ranked High Among Sub-Saharan Think Tanks A new ranking by the Global To Go Think Tank Index of the University of Pennsylvania has ranked the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) as the top-rank civil society think tank organisation in Nigeria. The 2020 report released Thursday, January 28, 2021, …

Call for Country Experts -Research Into The ‘Fake News’ Eco-system In West Africa

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is looking to recruit up to fifteen (15) researchers to undertake studies in each of the 15 ECOWAS member states (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) that will assess the misinformation and disinformation …

Can The Right Information Convince You To Take The Covid-19 Vaccine?

Last week, we conducted a fact-check on a claim that Remdesivir, an investigational antiviral drug previously used for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a vaccine with distribution targeted at only African nations. Most of the social media posts either suggested that Africans are going to be ‘used as guinea pigs’ to test the vaccine …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Ta Bada Biliyan Dari Ga Kungiyar Miyetti Allah Da Nufin Magance Kashe-Kashe Da Garkuwa Da Mutane?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi, 24 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, an yada wani bidiyo a shafin Twitter wadda ya janyo cece-kuce da tofa albarkacin baki daga mutane da yawa, bidiyon yayi zargin cewa gwamnatin tarayya bada kudi har naira miliyan dubu dari ga kungiyar Fulani makiyaya ta “Miyetti Allah” …

How I Lost My Wife, 4 Children To Flood – 50-Year-Old Man Narrates In New Documentary

For 50-years-old butcher, Muhammadu Kabiru Zakari Y’au, the effect of corruption in Nigeria and embezzlement of the Ecological Fund translates to the loss of his entire household. Y’au, also known as Usama narrating his life-wrenching ordeal in a documentary; Ecological Funds and the Cost of Corruption in Nigeria, virtually screened on Monday, January 25, by …

FACT-CHECK: Did the FG Offer N100 billion to Miyetti Allah to stop Killings and Kidnapping?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On Sunday, 24 January 2021, a trending video on Twitter claimed that the Nigerian Government has offered the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) – an association of Fulani herdsmen –  N100 billion to stop the killings and kidnappings between herders and farmers in the country. The video, a report by Roots …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Na Raba Tallafin N10,500 Duk Sati Ga Yan Najeriya?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 20 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da bayanan da ake dan tantance sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sunyi kichibis da wani sako da aka kirkira kuma ake yada shit a manhajar WhatsApp. Sakon nan cewa gwamnatin tarayya …

FACT-CHECK: Is FG Disbursing N10,500 Weekly Grant?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the Federal Government is disbursing N10,500 as a weekly grant to Nigerians. The broadcast  titled “covid19 second wave support fund program” claimed that applying for the grant only takes a few minutes. …

Experts Call for Improved African Representation on Climate Negotiation Table

As changes in climate and adverse weather conditions which have led to harsh livelihood continue to appear on the front burners of discussion, experts have called for collaboration among critical stakeholders to ensure adequate representation of the Africa continent on the climate negotiation table. The call was made during a webinar organised by the Centre …

Kwamitin Gwamnatin Tarayya Kan Yakar Cutar Korona Bai Fitar Da Sanarwa Game Da Saka Dokar Kulle Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 15 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021 masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sakon da ake yadawa a manhajar WhatsApp, sakon na cewa kwamitin kar takwana na gwamnatin tarayya aka cutar Korona ya fitar da sakon game da sake kakaba dokar kulle  a …

Kananan Yara Sun Kada Kuri’a a Zaben Kananan Hukumomi Da Ya Gudana a Jahar Kano

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 16 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigada (CDD) sun gano tarin hotuna da bidiyoyi da ke nuna kananan yara suna kada kuri’a a lokacin da ake gudanar da zaben shugabannin kananan hukumomi da kansiloli da aka gudanar a fadin …

COVID-19 Pandemic: Steps To Conducting An Election

With guidance from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released measures to be taken by electorates and officials to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) during elections in Nigeria. These measures include steps expected to be taken by both electoral officers, voters and observers during an election …

FACT-CHECK: Underaged Voters Voted During 2021 Kano LG Election

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Saturday, January 16, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted several pictures and videos of under-aged voters allegedly participating in the 2021 Kano State Local Government Elections. The photos and videos, shared mostly on Twitter and Facebook, showed children thumb printing multiple ballot papers while electoral officers …

FACT-CHECK: PTF has not released any Imminent Lockdown Message

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On January 15, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a message trending on WhatsApp claiming that the Federal Government has released a lockdown message. “Soon, very soon, perhaps, this weekend, this will take effect and may last for at least 14 days.” The messages allegedly signed by …

Ba a Nahiyar Afirka Kawai Ake Raba Rigakafin Cutar Corona Mai Suna “Remdesivir” Ba

Tushen Magana: Tun watan Satunban shekara ta 2020 majiyoyi da masu anfani da kafafen sadarwa na zamani suka yi ta wallafa hoton kwalin wani magani mai suna “Cipremi” wanda ake yiwa lakabi da allurar “Remdesivir”. Hoton kwalin maganin yana dauke da wani bayani da ke cewa maganin cutar Corona da za a yi gwajin sa …

FACT-CHECK: Remdesivir Not COVID-19 Vaccine Only Distributed In Africa

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: Since September 2020, multiple users on Social media have shared an image that shows a picture of a medicine box for “Cipremi”, which is described as “Remdesivir for Injection”. The image is accompanied by a claim that it is a COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on only Africans. With the role out …

Farfesa Ebere Onwudiwe Ba Ya Cikin Bidiyon Ake Watsa Dalar Amurka

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 11 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021 suka gano wani bidiyon inda mutane sanye da fararen kaya suke shagalin biki, a wajen wannan shagalin biki anata kari da watsi da dalar Amurka. Bidiyon wanda aka yadashi sosai a manhajar WhatsApp anyi ikirarin cewa bidiyo ne da aka dauke yayi bikin …

FACT-CHECK: Prof Ebere Onwudiwe Not In Dollar Spraying Trending Video

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: On Monday, January 11, 2021, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending video of a group of people particularly men dressed in white attire and off-white hats spraying Dollar notes in the air in an event. The video widely spread on WhatsApp with the claim that the …

Ayi Hankali Da Shafin Yanar Gizon Bogi Da Ake Yadawa Game Da Tallafin N500,000 Na CBN

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 13 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sakon da aka wallafa kuma ake yadawa a manhajar WhatsApp, sakon na ikirarin cewa gwamnatin tarayya bisa hadin gwiwar babban bankin kasa na CBN zasu fara bada tallafin …

FACT-CHECK: Beware!! Fake Link To FG/CBN Grant In Circulation

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the Federal Government in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would disburse grants to 500,000 Nigerian youths. The broadcast also claimed that the grant has been earmarked for the youth …