Cadre de Concertation et d’Actions Citoyennes (CCAC/SCI).

Nous, organisations de la société civile regroupées au sein du Cadre de Concertation et d’Actions Citoyennes, réunies en séance extraordinaire, faisons la déclaration dont la teneur suit : -Considérant que le meeting projeté le 15 Mars dernier à la place de la concertation a été régulièrement déclaré par correspondance N*003/03/2020/CNTLP et enregistrée le 9 Mars 2020 à …

CDD reels out alternatives to Senate’s Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019

As expectations continue to heighten over the public hearing on “The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132)” popularly referred to as the ‘Social Media Bill’, on Monday, March 9, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) wishes to again state that the attempt to gag the social media space will not …

Memorandum on Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132) to The National Assembly

The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill, 2019 (SB 132), passed the second reading of the Senate in November 2019. Leading the debate on the Bill at the plenary session, Sen. Mohammad Sani Musa (APC: Niger) explained that the Bill aims to mitigate the threat of false information spread on the internet by monitoring …

­­­As we push for change, we must celebrate Progress

The 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) theme – “I am generation equality: Realising women’s rights” marks 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action. The Beijing Platform set out to remove systemic barriers holding women back from equal participation in both public and private life. Yet in 2020, despite over twenty years of uninterrupted democracy …

Social Media Bill: A Disturbing Attempt to Muzzle Free Speech

CDD’s Position on the Social media Bill CDD PRESS STATEMENT: December 10, 2019  FCT, Abuja Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has carefully followed the debate on the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132), popularly known as the Social Media Bill. This provocative legislation, which has passed a second reading in …

Press Release: CDD Releases PostMortem Report on 2019 Election Collation

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) today released a detailed new report on one of the most vulnerable parts of Nigeria’s election process: the collation of election results at the ward level.   Counting the Votes and Ward-Level Collation during Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election: A Post-mortem provides independent and objective assessment of the process …

WhatsApp and Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Press Release

WhatsApp both strengthens and undermines Nigerian democracy, says UK-Nigeria research team Research findings were released today by a UK-Nigerian research team examining the role of WhatsApp in Nigeria’s 2019 elections. Drawing on citizen surveys and interviews with political campaigns, the report underlines the ways in which WhatsApp has promoted the spread of “fake news” around …

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 …

Press Release, Abuja, Tuesday 19th February 2019 | The Postponed Elections: Our Concerns on Ethnic Stereotyping

Press Release, Abuja, Tuesday 19th February 2019 The Postponed Elections: Our Concerns on Ethnic Stereotyping   This morning, we learnt that Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu, INEC National Commissioner was summoned to report to the Department of State Security (DSS) for interrogation.  Others from INEC summoned with him include Chidi Nwafor, the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), …