FACT-CHECK: Did Kano Residents Ask Fulanis To Leave The North?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that all Fulani residents in Kano have been asked to leave the State. The claim read in parts “ Hausas in Kano have asked the Fulanis to leave northern Nigeria while breaking the …

FACT-CHECK: Has WHO Made A U-turn On Isolation and Social Distancing?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On February 25, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has completely made a U-turn on Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols and guidelines. The broadcast claimed that the international health body made a declaration that individuals infected with COVID-19 do …

It is time to start taking West Africa’s legislative contests more seriously

By Kojo Asante Parliamentary elections were scheduled in as many as 16 African countries in 2020 but due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic four of these polls were postponed. In 2021, a further ten countries are scheduled to hold legislative votes. Despite the frequency of these elections, rarely do they attract significant …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano a Karshen Satin 21 ga Watan Febrairu Shekara na 2021

Labarin bogi ko labarin karya labari ne da ba’a tantance shi ba. Yakan iya zama labari da aka buga wanda ba abi ka’idar da ya kamata a bi ba wajen wallafa labarin kuma a ka yada shi a kafafen yada labarai. A wannan satin CDD ta gano wasu labarai dake yawo a kafafen yada labari …

CDD Newsletter: The Danger Associated With The Spread of Fake News

Nigeria is on the edge and the spread of disinformation and misinformation –  online and offline – may push her into chaos and possible violence if not addressed. According to Eze Onyekpere, “Nigeria is currently at a tipping point in its politics and security, a point from which any further descent will lead to a …

National Security: Buhari Has So Far, Failed – Joint Civil Society Action Coalition

21 FEB 2021 Introduction Nigeria is in dire straits. All over the country, Nigerian citizens, including children, are killed daily by terrorists and criminals as well as in extra-judicial killings by state actors with the government doing little or nothing about it. The government, through the Minister of Defence, has instead callously abdicated its responsibility …

Babu Wani Tsarin Bada Tallafi Daga Gidauniyar Dangote

Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 16 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sakon da ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp da ke ikirarin cewa Gidauniya Aliko Dangote na bada tallafi dan fara sana’o’i gay an Najeriya da suka cancanta. Sakon yace: “Ku …

Shafin Twitter Na Bogi Da Ke Alakanta Kansa Da Ma’aikatar Matasa Da Wasanni Ta Tarayya

Tushen Magana: A ranar 17 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, ayarin wasu yan kishin kasa sun janyo hankalin masu tantance sahihancin labarai da bankado labaran bogi na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) game da wani shafin Twitter mai lakabin “Nigerian Youth Investment Fund” (NYIF_NGR) da ke ikirarin cewa shi wani tsari ne na …

FACT-CHECK: Fake Twitter Page Impersonating FG's Youth Program

CLAIM: On February 17, 2021, some concerned citizens alerted fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) to a Twitter page “Nigerian Youth Investment Fund” (NYIF_NGR) which claimed to be a ‘Youth-focused business funding scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria’. The handlers of the page also called on interested applicants to pay a …

Job Position: Research Analyst/Officer (Vacancy)

BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions: Industry type: NGO Job Location: Abuja. Contract term: Full Time Job Summary The Research …

Job Position: Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer (Vacancy)

BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions: Industry type: NGO Job Location: Abuja. Contract term: Full Time Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree …

Job Position: Human Resources & Legal Officer (Vacancy)

  BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions: Job Location:  Abuja          Contract type: Full time Qualifications and Experience An LLB, BL …

Job Position: Head of Program (Vacancy)

BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions: Industry Type: NGOJob Location:   Abuja Contract Type: Full Time Qualifications and Requirements Advanced degree …

FACT-CHECK: Beware of Viral Link For Dangote Empowerment Grant

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast shared on various groups that the Aliko Dangote Foundation is disbursing grants to eligible Nigerians. The claim reads: “2021 Dangote Empowerment, Hurry Now Check if You are Eligible to Receive a Cash Price As …

The Futility of Elections: Rethinking Democracy in East Africa

By Su Muhereza and Eshban Kwesiga Despite their frequency and venerated place in the functioning of democracies, elections in East Africa are increasingly violent, plagued by coercion and widespread irregularities and tend to exacerbate existing socio-political tensions without resulting in meaningful political change, improved quality of governance or citizen participation. Recent polls in Rwanda, the …

GSS Kagara: CDD Calls For Unconditional Release Of School Children, Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Security

Press Statement February 17, 2021 Abuja, Nigeria The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Wednesday, February 27, 2021, calls for the unconditional release of the students abducted from Government Secondary School (GSS) Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The call by the Centre follows reports on the abduction of an unconfirmed …

DISINFORMATION NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 2021

Nigeria’s long-running battle with disinformation and misinformation did not start in recent times. Before the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, disinformation merchants in Nigeria had always had the intent to stoke animosity and hate between the different ethnic nationalities across the country. Fake news which was most of the time served with a political …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Ta Amince Da Yin Rijistar NIN Ta Hanyar Yanar Gizo?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 8 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar bunakasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) wani jawabi da wani shafin yanar gizo ya wallafa da ke cewa gwamnatin tarayya ta amince da yin rijistar lambar bayanan mutum da a turance ake kira “National Identity …

Bill Gates Bai Ce Za’a “Sake Samun Wata Annoba Bayan Cutar Korona Ba”

Gaskiyar Al’amari: An Jirkita Labarin. Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 9 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani jigon labari zauren YouTube mallakin MSNBC ya wallafa wadda kuma aka yada shi a zaurukan WhatsApp tare da janyo cece-kuce …

Gwamnatin Jahar Kano Ba Ta Rushe Makarantar Sheikh Abduljabbar Ba!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 6 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da BBC Hausa sunka wallafa cewa gwamnatin Kano ta rushe makarantar Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara. Wasu kafafen yada labarai da yawa tare da tashoshin kallo na dandalin …