Nigeria’s Constitutional Review: The Continuing Quest for a Legitimate Grundnorm

Nigeria’s National Assembly has once again embarked on a series of public hearings regarding potential amendments to the 1999 Constitution. Several key issues continue to be debated, including federal restructuring, local government autonomy, state police, and national security. The substance of potential reforms is, of course, crucial, but given public sentiment that the 1999 Constitution …

[Press Statement] Center For Democracy And Development (CDD) Awarded Macarthur Funds Supporting An Equitable Recovery

[ABUJA,] July 28, 2021 — Centre for Democracy and Development has been awarded a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for its work to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Nigeria by addressing disinformation and misinformation and building public confidence. The grant is part of roughly $80 million in awards MacArthur announced …

Operation Safe Corridor Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration 2021 Annual Strategic Retreat

On the 30th of June- 1st July 2021 at the Palm Hotel, Abuja, The Centre for Democracy and Development in collaboration with Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) held a 2-day annual strategic retreat. The retreat brought together various key stakeholders which included members of National Orientation Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of the National Security Adviser, …

CDD Calls On National Assembly To Make Critical Changes To The Electoral Act (CDD Press Statement)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) has renewed its call on the National Assembly to yield to the yearnings of Nigerians and finally deliver an electoral law that will secure our hard-earned democracy and deliver an electoral ecosystem that respects the choices of Nigerians. In a position paper titled Still Work To Do …