The Politics and Effectiveness of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria has been instrumental in charging and prosecuting senior political leaders and businessmen with political links, as well as in recovering and repatriating significant stolen resources for the Nigerian state. Yet it is also subject to frequent political interference, which reduces its effectiveness and means that it …

Increasing Agricultural Productivity through Fertiliser use

The importance of increasing inorganic fertiliser use in subSaharan Africa is generally accepted and fertiliser subsidy schemes have existed in Nigeria since the 1970s. These have typically been both expensive and unsuccessful, using up to 40% of the agricultural budget. In recent years, Nigerian governments have attempted two approaches: the first, the Growth Enhancement Support …

PRESS RELEASE: THE 2019 BUHARIMETER SURVEY

Focus on the Jobs, Economy and Security – Nigerians urge President Buhari   The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) has recently released the 2019 Buharimeter Survey report. The report amongst other findings identified Job creation, economy, security and poverty alleviation as the most important policy priorities that Nigerians want President Buhari’s administration to …

Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is implementing a project named: Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria: The project is sponsored by Trust Africa, basically aimed to increase public debate and discussion on the phenomenon of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria also, bring to public awareness the conduit at which illicit financial flows …

De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with financial support from the government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing a project named: De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM). The project aims at supporting the security agencies and civil society organizations in developing and disseminating counter-radical narratives to radical ideologies of …

Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project

Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project was an initiative of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), commenced a project called anti-corruption in Nigeria called ‘ACORN’. These have three pillars which include System, sanctions (government policies and society (Public sector involvement). The UK government wants to ambitiously contribute to the Nigerian …

Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Project

 CDD is a member of Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium. The Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research programme – led by SOAS, University of London – takes an innovative approach to anti-corruption policy and practice. ACE is responding to the serious challenges facing people and economies affected by corruption by generating evidence that makes anti-corruption real and …

Regional Workshop on ECOWAS Counter Terrorism Strategy

The Centre with support through the Access Nigeria Project implemented a series of activities to build efforts and cohesion to tackle the scourge of violent extremism in Nigeria and beyond. The Project trained selected civil society and media experts from Nigeria and countries of the ECOWAS and the Sahel on their role in tackling terrorism …

WEST AFRICA TRENDS: MONITORING TO INFLUENCE POSITIVELY

The overall objective of the project is to enhance knowledge and information flows among the policy community, civil society, the academia, government and other stakeholders in West Africa on future trends, horizon scanning and scenario building for the purpose of anticipating problems and adapting measures that would promote democracy consolidation and people-centred development. A key …

MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ECOWAS COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY

An active terrorist group is not a new phenomenon for many countries in West Africa but what is new is the increasing threat in the Sub-region. It has become one of the biggest threats to peace and security within the West Africa region. In north eastern Nigeria alone, over 17,000 people have been killed and …

Perspectives On West Africa Towards 2015-2017

The project is implemented by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The project was conceived with respect to the ongoing political and economic challenges that have continuously hampered the regions progress,

Nigerian Political Parties Discussion Series

Political parties are key actors in democratic governance as they fulfill the classic roles of recruiting candidates for political office, forming government, legislative policy agreements, and mobilizing for public support around identifiable sets of policy programs – manifestoes

Buharimeter

#Buharimeter (www.buharimeter.ng) is a monitoring tool that enables Nigerians around the globe to keep tab on the status of implementation of over 200 campaign promises of President Muhammad Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The initiative aims to address the challenges of governance, civic participation and effective service delivery in Nigeria by ensuring that the …

Open Minds

The Open Minds Nigeria Project is a program initiated to engage youth in schools and vocational centres with sustainable skills through training, mentoring and training of trainers, reaching the broader population of Nigerian youths through public debate and substantial media outputs. The project uses the tools of civic education, instruction in critical thinking, media production …

De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with financial support from the government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing a project named: De-Radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northern Nigeria (DCM). The project aims at supporting the security agencies and civil society organizations in developing and disseminating counter-radical narratives to radical ideologies of …

SWISS Political Forum

The Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja and Centre for Democracy and Development are jointly organizing a series of four “Swiss Political Forums” on “Approaches to dealing with violent extremism: the case of North-eastern Nigeria”. These bring together seasoned experts and key stakeholders to intellectually discuss and practically analyze the push and pull factors, as well …