NIGERIA THIS WEEK ENDING JULY 24, 2020

According to the Nigerian Electricity System Operator on July 16, 2020, nine of the country’s 27 power plants were idle, leaving a total generation capacity of 2,079.1 megawatts stranded. The system operator put the nation’s installed generation capacity at 12,910.40MW; available capacity at 7,652.60MW; transmission wheeling capacity at 8,100MW; and the peak generation ever attained …

Fake News Website Developer – Call for Application

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is seeking applications for a website developer for Centre’s Countering Disinformation and Misinformation project (Fake News website). The website developer will be involved in creating an internet-based platform to upscale the education and enlightenment of the general public on the need to fight the spread of disinformation referred …

WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa – Call for Contributors

We are looking for contributions for an edited book volume tentatively titled, ‘WhatsApp and Everyday Life in West Africa’.  The edited volume aims to cover a range of topics from politics, misinformation and elections; to how WhatsApp is used for healthcare, by businesses and as a source of news; to how it can facilitate love, …

CORONAVIRUS IN NIGERIA: Viral stories, scams and false claims to ignore

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the shutdown of borders, city-wide lockdowns, restrictions on movement, and an infodemic. An infodemic is an oversaturation of information; it makes it more difficult to navigate online. This difficulty lies in the fact that we can get tired of sifting through information, constantly trying to decide which is …

Corruption and Democracy in Africa: Conjoined Histories (Call for Contributions)

Call for Contributions to a Thematic Issue of Democracy and Development: Journal of West African Affairs Why has corruption, understood as the diversion of public goods towards strictly parochial ends, persisted, and by certain measures even worsened, across transitioning African countries? Why has the coming of democracy not eventuated in the kind of drastic reduction …

Promoting Peace, Justice and Reconciliation in North East, Nigeria during Ramadan.

As part of her effort towards fostering peace, reconciliation and reintegration in Borno State. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) organised a radio program in the auspicious month of Ramadan 2019. This is the second edition of the Ramadan radio program with the first edition held in 2018.   The Ramadan Radio programme was organised …

CALL FOR PAPER- Democracy in Two Decades, 1999-2019: Reflections on Nation Building and Development in Nigeria

The Department of History, University of Ibadan & The Centre for Democracy and Development, Cordially invite Contributors for the Book Project On; “Democracy in Two Decades, 1999-2019: Reflections on Nation Building and Development in Nigeria” Call for papers After a long struggle spanning more than a decade against military dictatorship, Nigeria returned to democratic rule …

The Emancipation of Women and the Humanization of the Male.Tripod of Activism Tajudeen, Winnie Mandela and Momoh

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with CISLAC, WRAPA , CITAD  and Center LSD organised the tripod of activism memorial lecture  held  in commemoration of three Pan-Africans  Tajudeen, Winnie  Mandela And Prof And Momoh  who had in their life time engaged in the liberation and emancipation of African movement. The moderator, Mrs Saudatu …

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite Successes, Payment Hitches, Insufficient Cooks, Others Slow Buhari’s School Feeding Programme

The excitement at Eva Valley Primary School 1, Enugu, on a recent Thursday morning was palpable. The pupils could not wait for the food vendor, Agochidima John, to serve the food herself. While she prepared to serve the meal, which happened to be okpa (a staple delicacy widely eaten in the South-east), the older pupils …

Nigeria’s 2019 elections: The preparations, people and prospects by Idayat Hassan

With less than a year to go, how are preparations going? Who is running? What will be the key issues? It is now less than a year before Nigeria’s critical general elections. In those polls, currently scheduled for 16 February and 2 March 2019, tens of millions of citizens will vote in what could be some of …

SIERRA LEONE GENERAL ELECTIONS 2018: COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER GROUP INTERIM STATEMENT 07 March 2018

Statement by:HE John Dramani Mahama, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Sierra Leone This is the Interim Statement of the Commonwealth Observer Group,and it is issued with the results process yet to be formally completed. The Commonwealth Observer Group commends the people of Sierra Leone for the peaceful and orderly manner you went about …

PRESS RELEASE: EMERGING ISSUES ON KENYA’S FRESH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: OUR CONCERNS

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a think tank organization working towards enhancing sustainability of democracy and development in West Africa, has been painstakingly observing the electoral process in Kenya in the lead up to the 8 August 2017 and unfolding events after the Supreme Court judgement of 1 September 2017. The Supreme Court …

No Referendum, No Election: Biafra Agitation and the Boycott of the 2017 Anambra State Governorship Election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have threatened to stop the November 18, Anambra Governorship Election.  The IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had earlier posited that unless the Nigerian State calls for a referendum to determine the status of the country, there would be no election in Anambra State. In series of press interviews and …