Preliminary Statement On the Conduct of the Ondo State Governorship Election

CDD ELECTION ANALYSIS CENTRE Akure, Ondo State, Saturday, 4 pm, October 10, 2020 Today, voters across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ondo State went to the polls to elect a Governor. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) through its dedicated Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been keeping a close eye on the …

CDD Tasks Stakeholders on Credible Ondo Governorship Poll

Commends Citizens Focus On Issues of Governance  Says Less Attacks Show Level of Confidence In INEC, Urges Commission To Reciprocate Tasks Security, Government On Measures To Prevent Vote Buying   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen of the Press. Forty-eight hours to the commencement of voting in the October 10 Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy and …

How Citizens Demands For Good Governance, Alliances By Transport Unions, And Activities of Militants Shape Ondo Governorship Poll

Abuja October 5, 2020 NURTW Partisanship May Affect INEC Logistics Spotlights Flash Points, Violence Prone Areas Calls For Strategic Deployment of Security To Areas With High Risk of Violence An Issues-Driven Campaign As voters in Ondo State make last minute preparations in readiness for the October 10 Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy and Development …

Nigeria@60: In Unity, We Can Overcome Challenges of Nation Building

PRESS STATEMENT October 1, 2020 As Nigeria marks 60 years of independence today, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) congratulates fellow citizens on this milestone. Despite the myriad of challenges, which have hobbled the realisation of Nigeria’s very lofty potential, the CDD, has a message of hope. The Nigeria of our dreams is possible, …

Preliminary Statement on the Conduct of the September 19, 2020 Governorship Election in Edo State

Earlier today, voters across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State headed to the polls to elect a Governor. The CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has been receiving reports from our trained group of nonpartisan observers accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This preliminary statement provides an overview of our initial …

Ondo election: CDD, others call on INEC to intensify voters’ education

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to intensify voters’ education ahead of the October 10, 2020, Ondo governorship election. The centre during a roundtable meeting organised for Civil Society Organisations in Ondo State on Thursday, August 27, 2020, on the 2020 off-cycle governorship election in …

CDD’s Democracy and Development is back!

Published twice (June and December) annually, Democracy and Development: Journal of West African Affairs is the flagship publication of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). First conceived and launched in the late 1990s, the journal, after taking the West African development cosmos by storm, went into a yearslong hiatus in order to rethink its …

Le CDD condamne le coup au Mali et appelle au rétablissement de l’ordre constitutionnel

Le Centre pour la démocratie et le développement (CDD) condamne sans réserve la prise de pouvoir inconstitutionnelle au Mali. C’est le moment de prendre des mesures immédiates pour rétablir un ordre démocratique, fondé sur l’État de droit, le respect des droits de l’homme et un système de gouvernance ancré dans la volonté du peuple malien.  …

CDD Condemns Mali Coup, Calls For Restoration of Constitutional Order

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) unequivocally condemns the unconstitutional takeover of power in Mali. This is the time for immediate steps to restore a democratic order, founded on the rule of law, respect for human rights and a governance system anchored on the will of the people of Mali.   CDD is of …

De-escalate Growing Tension Ahead of Edo Election – CDD Tells Politicians

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to de-escalate the tension building up ahead of the September 19, 2020, Edo state governorship election. Highlighting some of the early warning signs which portend grave danger for the integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process and its outcomes, the CDD stressed that some …

Capacity Building for Islamic Clerics (Ulaamas) North-East Nigeria

Ulaamas have a crucial role to play in promoting Sulhu by utilizing existing peace governance structures in their communities to promote and build trust as well as foster social cohesion amongst people in the North East. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), in collaboration with local peace actors in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe …

Engage in issue-based campaigns, not violent activities – CDD to politicians

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged political parties to engage in issue-based campaigns. The Centre also urged the political parties to shun activities which may potentially incite violence among members and opponents alike. In a communique released by the CDD on Friday, August …

#RevolutionNow Protest: Clampdown on peaceful protesters wrong – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development condemns the attacks on, and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states of the country: Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies. Photographs, videos, and reports from the field corroborate that on 5th August 2020, unarmed protesters in Osun, Abuja, and …

Host a virtual, physical public hearing on Infectious Bill – CSOs tell House of Reps

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has called on lawmakers of the House of Representatives to host a virtual and physical public hearing on the controversial Control of Infectious Disease Bill. In a statement released in Abuja on Thursday, May 7, 2020, the over 70 CSOs including the Centre for Democracy and Development …

STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE PROPOSED CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL BEFORE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the National Assembly resumed legislative activities after one month of recess, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon resumption, the House of Representatives considered a Bill titled ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill’ co-sponsored by Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Reps; Rep. Pascal Obi; and Rep. Tanko Sununu. The …

DISTRIBUTION OF COVID-19 RELIEF MATERIALS IN KADUNA STATE: HIGHLIGHTING ISSUES AT STAKE

A new report released by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) today has said that the distribution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency relief by the Kaduna state government is essential to the sustenance of socio-political stability in the state. To relieve the burden of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government …

Guinea Constitution Referendum: West African Civil Society group condemns malicious move to institutionalise sit-tight syndrome (Press Release)

We the under-listed West African Civil Society Organisations have been following with keen interest and are seriously disturbed by the ongoing political situation in Republic of Guinea, where a Constitutional Referendum was fraudulently initiated by the ruling party as part of autocratic efforts to undemocratically elongate the tenure of the incumbent  President Alpha Conde.. While …

PRESS RELEASE ON TAXATION OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA’S INFORMAL SECTOR

April 14, 2020 Abuja, Nigeria In line with the agenda for the reform of tax rules aimed at realising gender equality in Nigeria, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released a report on women’s participation in urban governance through effective taxation. The report titled: “Women’s Work and the Taxation in the Informal Economy: …

OPEN LETTER TO GUINEAN CITIZENS

Something significant has been happening in Guinea, the people have decided that there must be political change. To get the change they want, they have been out in the streets demonstrating a new resolve that even the President must respect the Constitution. The demonstrations took a more determined form from October of 2019 till date, …

LETTRE OUVERTE AUX CITOYENS GUINÉENS

Quelque chose d’important se passe en Guinée ! Les citoyens ont décidé qu’il faut un changement politique. Pour obtenir ce changement qu’ils souhaitent, ils sont sortis dans la rue pour manifester avec une détermination sans égal pour le respect de la Constitution. Les manifestations ont pris une allure plus engagée d’Octobre 2019 à ce jour, …