CDD Newsletter For The Week Ending December 6, 2020

In the past week, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) noticed an increase in WhatsApp messages luring unsuspecting individuals to apply for various “government approved” grants or relief funds. The messages usually created and shared as broadcast on WhatsApp somehow find their way to other social media platforms with individuals especially Nigerian youths falling …

FACT-CHECK: Kano APC Chairman Has Not Been Sacked By Party

Verdict: False! Claim: On Friday, December 4, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim by Labarai24 and ArewaBlog that the Kano State Chairman for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas, has been sacked by the party. The online blogs reported that Abbas was sacked as chairman of the …

FACT-CHECK: Has Bola Tinubu Left APC?

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published by a Facebook page of an online Hausa newspaper, Sahara Reporters Hausa, claiming that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decamped from the ruling party. The story …

The Outlook for Ondo: Votes and Violence

Introduction On the 10 October 2020 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the sixth governorship election in Ondo State since the restoration of democracy in 1999. The state, in Nigeria’s south west geo political zone, is currently held by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and is strategic in protecting the APCs political hegemony …

NIGERIA THIS WEEK ENDING JULY 17, 2020

Ahead of the governorship election in Ondo state, eleven (11) governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have rejected the indirect mode of a primary election. They petitioned the party’s Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC), rejecting the planned indirect mode of primary election slated on July 20. The aspirants said, having traversed the …