CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS Since, the country’s return to democracy in 1999, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa regional average of 23.4 percent and West Africa sub-regional average of …

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Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to research, training and advocacy on issues of democratisation, development and human security in West Africa.    Programmes Officer (Francophone) This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities for project development, management and implementation.  Other responsibilities include: fundraising, networking, research support and policy analysis, …

Nigeria: Coup rumours reflect rising distrust in Buhari’s absence

Coup? Don’t even dare. Nigerian military forces on international duty. Credit: AU-UN ST PHOTO / STUART PRICE Last week, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, issued a stern warning to soldiers to stay out of politics, raising alarm of a potential coup plot. His statement claimed that individuals had been approaching army officers for …

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT EDITION OF THE WEST AFRICA INSIGHT PUBLICATION ON MOROCCO’S ACCESSION TO ECOWAS

The Centre for Democracy and Development is inviting academics, policy makers, independent researchers and public analysts to submit a well-researched think piece of not more than 3,000 words on Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS for its latest edition of the West Africa Insight WAI). The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established on 28th …

The role of women in Countering Violence Extremism: the Nigerian experience with Boko Haram

While many resources have been dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism efforts, little attention has been paid to the role women play in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan. The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against …

Nigerians demand immediate action on transperacy, acoountability and your support for the fight against corruption

February 21, 2017   His Excellency President of the Senate, National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja   NIGERIANS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION ON TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION   The National Assembly is an important arm in the triangular governance structure of Nigeria. As the arm of government responsible for …

Why we don’t need a Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF)

My colleague at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) participated in the recent senate public hearing on the proposed Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Bill, which according to its sponsor; Senator Buhari Abdulfatai is aimed at executing projects that would promote government presence in each of the state constituencies.This Bill obviously is in conflict …