Vacancy: Research Analyst/Officer

ABOUT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD) The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges …

Operation Safe Corridor Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration 2021 Annual Strategic Retreat

On the 30th of June- 1st July 2021 at the Palm Hotel, Abuja, The Centre for Democracy and Development in collaboration with Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) held a 2-day annual strategic retreat. The retreat brought together various key stakeholders which included members of National Orientation Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of the National Security Adviser, …

Friends of Europe – Europe and the Sahel

Friends of Europe, in partnership with Centre for Democracy and Development, invites you to join us for our upcoming debate on security developments in the Sahel and the presentation of our upcoming study on Europe and the Sahel. The debate will take place online on Wednesday, 12 May from 10.00-11.30 (CEST). Join João Gomes Cravinho, …

A case for continued election observation in Africa

The core value of election observation lies in the recommendations offered in observer reports, which serve as the basis for post-election reforms and long-term strengthening of democracy. Observers also contribute by building confidence in democratic practices and in deterring irregularities, particularly in transition and post-conflict contexts. However recent court annulments of presidential elections in Kenya …

CDD VACANCY: INTERNSHIP FOR FACT CHECKERS

Background The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria, in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically …

CDD VACANCY: INTERNSHIP FOR FACT CHECKERS

Background The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria, in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 25, 2021

With our weekly newsletter, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) aims to inform the public about the work we do and build their capacity in countering disinformation which has become a grave concern to well-meaning citizens. For this past week, this newsletter showcases claims and narratives fact-checked by the Centre which include; the claim …

CDD Condemns Killing of Three Voters at Ekiti State Assembly Bye-Election

PRESS STATEMENT March 21, 2021 Abuja •            Calls for the Enactment of Electoral Offenses Commission and Speedy Prosecution of Culprits The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) is dismayed by the violent disruption of the conduct of Saturday, March 20, 2021 bye-election for the Ekiti East Constituency (1) of the State House of Assembly. …

Vacancy: Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer

BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions Job Position:  Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer Industry type: NGO Job Location: Abuja. …

Vacancy: Head of Program

BACKGROUND In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions Job Position: Head of Program Industry Type: NGOJob Location:   Abuja Contract Type: Full Time …

Judgements and Jurisprudence: Presiding over presidential petitions in Africa

By Dr O’Brien Kaaba In 2017 the Kenyan Supreme Court became the first court on the African continent to annul a presidential election following full due process. In February 2020 the Malawian High Court, sitting as a constitutional court, followed suit in cancelling the results of the May 2019 presidential election. Not only did the …

Shafin Twitter Na Bogi Da Ke Alakanta Kansa Da Ma’aikatar Matasa Da Wasanni Ta Tarayya

Tushen Magana: A ranar 17 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, ayarin wasu yan kishin kasa sun janyo hankalin masu tantance sahihancin labarai da bankado labaran bogi na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) game da wani shafin Twitter mai lakabin “Nigerian Youth Investment Fund” (NYIF_NGR) da ke ikirarin cewa shi wani tsari ne na …

GSS Kagara: CDD Calls For Unconditional Release Of School Children, Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Security

Press Statement February 17, 2021 Abuja, Nigeria The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Wednesday, February 27, 2021, calls for the unconditional release of the students abducted from Government Secondary School (GSS) Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The call by the Centre follows reports on the abduction of an unconfirmed …

FACT-CHECK: Beware! There’s No NIN 5G Grant!

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Sunday 31st January 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast with the claim that the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) is giving out five (5) Gigabytes worth of data to verified mobile phone numbers. The message titled: “NIN verification” claimed that the NIMC would …

FACT-CHECK: Did the FG Offer N100 billion to Miyetti Allah to stop Killings and Kidnapping?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On Sunday, 24 January 2021, a trending video on Twitter claimed that the Nigerian Government has offered the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) – an association of Fulani herdsmen –  N100 billion to stop the killings and kidnappings between herders and farmers in the country. The video, a report by Roots …

A Kula Da Kyau! Ba Hukumar NIMC Ce Ta Samar Da Manhajar Da Ke Hada Bayanan Layin Waya Da Lambar NIN Ba

Tushen Magana: Akwai wata manhaja da ake anfani da ita a wayar salula dake ikirarin cewa zata hada katin dan kasar mutum da kuma bayanan da ke kan layin wayar sa, wannan manhaja yanzu haka tana samun tagomashi a dandalin yanar gizo. Wadan da suka kirkiri wannan manhaja sunyi ikirarin cewa manhajar zata warware matsalolin …

CDD Loses Senior Fellow Professor Ebere Onwudiwe

Abuja January 10, 2021 The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) regrets to announce the passing of Professor Ebere Onwudiwe, who died on  Saturday, January 9, 2021. Professor Onwudiwe until his death was a Distinguished fellow at the CDD. He contributed immensely to the Centre’s work in strengthening democracy in Nigeria and the West African …

Jami’ar Bayero da ke Kano Ba Ta Soke Zangon Karatu Na Shekara ta 2019/2020 Ba!

Tantancewar: An Jirkita Labarin Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 4 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da jaridu da daidakun mutane suka wallafa cewa Jami’ar Bayero da ke Kano ta soke zangon karatu na shekara ta 2019/2020. Daukar wannan mataki …

Gwamnatin Jahar Katsina Bata Hana Anfani Da Facebook da WhatsApp Ba!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 9 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da aka wallafa kuma ya yadu kamar wutar daji, labarin yace gwamnatin jahar Katsina ta haramta anfani da kafafen sada zumunta na zamani wato Facebook da WhatsApp. Labarin …

Ce Numéro: Élections en péril ? Élections de 2020 en Afrique de l'Ouest Élections en Péril ?

Au cours du dernier trimestre 2020, cinq des quinze pays membres de la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) sont onfrontés à des élections importantes. En Octobre, le sélections résidentielles auront lieu en Guinée et en Côte d’Ivoire ; en novembre au Burkina Faso et en décembre au Niger et au Ghana. …