CDD VACANCY: INTERNSHIP FOR FACT CHECKERS

Background The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria, in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically …

CDD VACANCY: INTERNSHIP FOR FACT CHECKERS

Background The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria, in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 25, 2021

With our weekly newsletter, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) aims to inform the public about the work we do and build their capacity in countering disinformation which has become a grave concern to well-meaning citizens. For this past week, this newsletter showcases claims and narratives fact-checked by the Centre which include; the claim …

Shin Hukumar Hisbah a Jahar Ta Kama Mutane 8 Saboda Rashin Yin Azumi a Watan Ramadan?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Eh, hakane! Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 20 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gan wani labari da ya mamaye shafukan da yawa da jaridun da ake wallafawa a yanar gizo da shafukan sada zumunta na zamani, labarin ya ce Hukumar …

Shin Rundunar Yan Sanda a Jahar Kano ta Hana Gudanar Da Tashe?

Gaskiyar Magana: Eh, Hakane! Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 21 ga wtaan Afirilun shekara ta 2021 rahotanni game da hana tashe a  jahar Kano sun karade shafukan yanar gizo. Rahotannin sunce rundunar yan sanda a jahar Kano ta sanar da hana gabatar da wasan tashe acikin watan Ramadan a jahar Kano. Rahotannin wadan da majiyoyi …

Kudin Najeriya Bashi Ne Yafi Rashin Daraja a Nahiyar Afirka Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 21 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani rahoto da aka wallafa da ya dauki hankalin jama’a da kuma akayi ta cece-kuce a kansa, rahoton yace kudin Najeriya, wato Naira itace tafi kowane kudi rashin daraja a nahiyar …

Hoton Zanga-Zangar Kungiyar Lauyoyi ta Kasa NBA Mai Dauke Da Kalmar “Autotomy” Hoto Ne Na Bogi

Tushen Magana: Anga wani hoto da ake yadawa ta shafukan Twitter da WhatsApp da Facebook da ke cewa an rubuta kalmar Turanci ta “Autonomy” cikin kuskure inda aka rubuta ta a matsayin “Autotomy” lokacin da ‘ya’yan kungiyar lauyoyi ta kasa “NBA” reshen babban barnin tarayya Abuja ke zanga-zangar goyon bayan ‘yancin bangaren shari’a. Lokacin zanga-zangar …

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

Aikin mu a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) shine ganowa tare da binciko gaskiyar labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dama kafafen yada labarai. A makon nan, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na CDD sun bankado wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa tare da yada su a …

FACT-CHECK: Were 8 People Arrested By Kano Hisbah For Eating During Ramadan?

VERDICT: True Claim: On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published by several online newspapers. The story indicated that Kano Hisbah Board had arrested eight people for not fasting during the 2021 Ramadan. The online platforms that reported the story included Vanguard, Sahara Reporters, Daily …

FACT-CHECK: Has Kano Police Banned Ramadan Traditional Street Drama (Tashe)?

VERDICT: True Claim: On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, reports that the Kano State Police has banned the annual traditional street drama popularly known as Tashe swamped the internet. The report published by several organisations including Rahma TV said some bad eggs with the state are using the opportunity to commit heinous crimes.   FACT: The …

FACT-CHECK: Viral Image of NBA Protest Banner Reading ‘Autotomy’ Was Photoshopped

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: An image circulating on Twitter, WhatsApp, and Facebook shows that the Nigerian Bar Association misspelled the word ‘Autonomy’ as ‘Autotomy’ on a banner used for a protest by the Association’s, Abuja Chapter. The banner carried by some members of the NBA during the protest where they made their support for judicial autonomy …

FACT-CHECK: Nigerian Naira Not Weakest Currency in Africa

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On April 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending report with the headline, Nigerian Naira fast becoming the weakest currency in Africa. The claim which was widely shared on social media including WhatsApp groups gave a breakdown of the value of the Naira to currencies …

FACT-CHECK: Did EFCC Arrest Zamfara State Governor?

VERDICT:  Misleading Headline CLAIM: On Wednesday 21, April 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by an online newspaper, GoldennewsNg, that the governor of Zamfara State has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The claim reads “Just in: EFCC Arrest Governor of …

How Youth Can Reshape Political Participation in Nigeria

By Chris Olaoluwa Ògúnmọ́dẹdé Can Nigeria’s #EndSARS protests evolve into a force that can restructure electoral politics? Or will the protests, which culminated with the state opening fire on its own citizens in Lagos, simply become a dramatic, but ineffective interlude, to the status quo? If recent electoral contests held in Lagos, Imo, Bayelsa, Plateau …

Tribute: CDD Mourns the Loss of Innocent Chukwuma; Eulogises the Indelible Marks Left Behind

Innocent Chukwuma was a global citizen whose memory will be cherished as a champion for democracy, justice, and equality in Nigeria. The quote “Gone but not forgotten” perfectly describes the character and person of Innocent Chukwuma. As an activist, Innocent Chukwuma was a creative, committed, compassionate and strategic leader. Innocent Chukwuma was one of the …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 18, 2021

Last week, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received numerous requests to fact-check some of the trending stories for the week. Among them was a claim published by the Independent Newspaper – now retracted – although already circulated by other online news outlets. At the moment, the CDD is yet to independently …

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

Aikin mu a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) shine ganowa tare da binciko gaskiyar labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dama kafafen yada labarai. A makonni biyun da suka gabata, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na CDD sun bankado wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa tare da …

Salim Sani Zakariyya Ba Dan Boko Haram Bane

Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 12 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarain na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani jawabi da wani mai amfani da shafin Twitter mai lakabin @UchePOkoye ya wallafa. Jawabin na dauke da hoton Salim Sani Zakariyya kuma anga wani rubutu a jikin hoton kamar …

FACT-CHECK: Salim Sani Zakariyya Not A Boko Haram Suspect

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Monday, April 12, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a tweet made by a Twitter user @UchePOkoye with a picture of a young man, Salim Sani Zakariyya, and some inscription that read “Wanted, Boko Haram Suspect”. Okoye’s tweet followed a viral story published by NewsWireNGR that …

Tantancewar Da CDD Ta Aiwatar: Ba a Yiwa DIG Moses Jitoboh Ritaya Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 7 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da ya janyo cece-kuce tsakanin masu amfani da shafin Twitter. Labarin ya ce Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari ya kebe a mataimakin Sipeta Janar na Yan Sandan …