CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 28, 2021

In this week’s newsletter, the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) examines the impact of disinformation on Africa’s democracy. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, many questions with regards to what will be the fate of digital rights and human rights have been raised. For instance, many have wondered the level of influence the proliferation …

SULH-ALHERI NE Replacing Evil with Something Better: Promoting Alternative Peacebuilding Narratives

Attacks launched by Boko Haram and other extremist and self-defence groups in northern Nigeria has claimed over 30,000 lives in the last decade. The rise of the Boko Haram insurgency has also led to the destruction of communities, resulting in gross human rights violations, mass atrocities, disappearance and forced displacement. Restoring peace and rebuilding the …

Joe Biden Bai Umarci Hukumar Shigi da Ficin Amurka Ta Bada Izinin Aiki Da Zama Ta Yanar Gizo Ga Yan Najeirya Ba

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: Akwai wata sanarwa da ake yadawa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani da suka hada da manhajar WhatsApp da ke cewa Shugaban kasar Amurka, Joe Biden ya bada umarnin daukar yan Najeriya aiki ta hanyar yanar gizo tare da basu takardar izinin zama a kasar ta Amurka. Sanarwar wadda …

FACT-CHECK: Bill Gates Not Caught On Video Saying COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Will Change Our DNA Forever’

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: A news report published by Principia Scientific in December 2020, claimed that US billionaire Bill Gates was caught on camera admitting that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine ‘he’ is developing will permanently alter human genetic makeup – DNA. The video has been seen by thousands of viewers and shared widely online. Principia Scientific …

Joe Biden Never Ordered US Immigration To Issue E-Work, Residence Permit to Nigerians

VERDICT: Fake and Scam CLAIM: A document circulating on social media including WhatsApp has claimed that the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has ordered the issuance of electronic work (e-work) and residence permits for Nigerians. The claim contained in a press statement purported to have emanated from the US Citizenship and …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na Uku na Watan Maris, 2021

A mako na uku na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun bankado tare da binciko gaskiyar wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani irin su Facebook, Twitter da manhajar WhatsApp. Ga labaran nan kamar yadda wannan mujalla …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Na Bada Tallafin N30,000 a Zango Na Biyu Na Bullar Cutar Korona?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne Tushen Magana: A ranar Alhamis, 18 ga watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai dan gano sahihancin sun a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani da ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp. Labarin na cewa yanzu haka gwamnatin tarayya na bada tallafin N30,000 ga jama’a a …

How tenure elongation and a lack of term limits weaken the integrity of elections in Africa

By Ayisha Osori Until the late 1980s, Liberia’s constitution was the only one in Africa to provide clarity for presidential term limits. Without these limits, political succession was a major source of instability on the continent, with many countries dominated by a single leader who insisted on his – and it was always him – …

CDD Newsletter For the Week Ending March 21, 2021

Disinformation and misinformation are currently being spread in such a manner that they both pose a global threat, causing unease and fear within societies and organisations. With our work at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), we are committed to empowering people across the West African region with adequate knowledge that could help them …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na Biyu na Watan Maris, 2021

A mako na biyu na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun bankado tare da binciko gaskiyar wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani irin su Facebook, Twitter da manhajar WhatsApp. Ga labaran nan kamar yadda wannan mujalla …

CDD Condemns Killing of Three Voters at Ekiti State Assembly Bye-Election

PRESS STATEMENT March 21, 2021 Abuja •            Calls for the Enactment of Electoral Offenses Commission and Speedy Prosecution of Culprits The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) is dismayed by the violent disruption of the conduct of Saturday, March 20, 2021 bye-election for the Ekiti East Constituency (1) of the State House of Assembly. …

FACT-CHECK: Is Federal Government Giving Covid19 Second Wave survival Fund?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Thursday, March 18, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that there is an ongoing distribution of Coronavirus (COVID-19) survival fund program for the second wave of the pandemic. According to the broadcast, the program, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria …

Shin Ranar 15 ga Watan Maris, 2021 Mahaifin Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ya Rasu?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Akwai Rudani Cikin Labarin Tushen Magana: A ranar 15 ga watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin didddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da majiyoyi da Punch da ABN suka wallafa, majiyoyin sunyi ikirarin cew Farfesa Chukwuma Okonjo, wato mahaifin daraktar hukumar …

FACT-CHECK: Did Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Father Die on March 15, 2021?

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On March 15, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by multiple online sources including the Punch and ABN claiming that Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, the father of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, had just died. Also, the reports indicate …

Shin Wani Kansila a Jahar Kano Ya Nada Mutane 18 a Matasyin Masu Taimaka Masa?

Gaskiyar Magana: Eh, Gaskiya Ne. Tushen Magana: A ranar Juma’a, 12 ga watant Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan tantance sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da mai amfani da shafin Twitter mai lakabin @UncleAnass ya wallafa wani tsokaci day a bayyana cewa wani …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 14, 2021

The second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the mutation of the virus into various variants, and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination by several countries in Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa,  Ghana, and Ivory Coast has led to the spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories around the vaccines. According to medical experts, vaccination is the single …

We have zero-tolerance for corruption in Cross River – Commissioner for Justice

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State, Barrister Tanko Ashang, on Monday, March 15, 2021, warned that the state has zero-tolerance for any form of corruption. Ashang while speaking at a three-day monitoring and evaluation capacity-building workshop for Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Calabar, …

FACT-CHECK: Did Kano Councilor Appoint 18 Aides?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Friday, March 12, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending tweet that a Kano State Councillor had appointed 18 aides to work with him. The tweet shared by a Twitter user, @UncleAnass said the aides appointed by the councilor include Personal Assistant, Principal Private Secretary, …

Sheikh Sharif Ibrahim Saleh Bai Soki Dakatar Da Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara Daga Wa’azi a Kano Ba!

A ranar Alhamis, 4 ga watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan tantance sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wata murya mai tsawon minti 9 da dakika 27 da aka nada kuma ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp. Acikin muryar anyi dogon sharhi tare da sukar dakatar …

Vacancy: Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer

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 Position:  Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer Industry type: NGO Job Location: Abuja. …