National Security: Buhari Has So Far, Failed – Joint Civil Society Action Coalition

21 FEB 2021 Introduction Nigeria is in dire straits. All over the country, Nigerian citizens, including children, are killed daily by terrorists and criminals as well as in extra-judicial killings by state actors with the government doing little or nothing about it. The government, through the Minister of Defence, has instead callously abdicated its responsibility …

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 …

DELTA DILEMMAS: Buhari and Nigeria's South-South Zone

The oil-rich Niger Delta region has been a policy and political challenge to successive administrations in Nigeria since the 1960s. Between 1999 and 2015 it featured prominently in the policy priorities of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This has not been the case with President Muhammadu Buhari, whose election to office in 2015 was based …

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 …

Shin Hukumar Lafiya Ta Duniya Ta Amince Da Maganin Cutar Corona Da Kasar Madagascar Ta Samar?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne Tushen Magana: A ranar 27 ga watan Mayun shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihanicin labari na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba wato CDD sun gano wani labari da wani shafin yanar gizo ya wallafa dake bayyana cewa hukumar lafiya ta duniya wato WHO ta amince da sinarin da ka iya magance …

Shin NCDC Tana Bada Tallafin Kudi Ga Yan Najeriya?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi 17 ga watan Mayun shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labari na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sako da ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp cewa hukumar dakile yaduwar cutuka ta kasa (NCDC) tana shirye-shiryen rabawa yan Najeriya tallafin kudi adaidai lokacin da …

CDD Call for Fellowship Applications

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is now accepting fellowship applications for 2021-2022. CDD’s fellowship program aims to bring together people working in areas related to democracy and development from across a broad range of disciplines. CDD commits to leveraging its profile and resources in West Africa and internationally to advance CDD fellows’ research …

Is Nigerian Government Monitoring Citizens’ Phone and all Social Media Conversations?

VERDICT: False and Misleading CLAIM: CDD Fact checkers spotted a viral message trending on WhatsApp on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 with claim the that there is a new communication regulation which allows the Nigeria government to monitor a wide range of communication channels including phone calls, WhatsApp conversations, Twitter, Facebook, all social media and forums. …

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HACKATHON ON COMBATING DISINFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION IN KANO STATE

In recognition of the harmful effects of disinformation and its impact on the nation; the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is calling for entries to design solutions to address this menace. Eligibility criteria The call is open to computer programmers, interface designers, project managers, social media influencers, amongst others. Females, youth and persons living …

Sorting Fact From Fiction : Nigeria's 2019 Election

Nigeria 2019 Election Fact-File The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections, represented the first attempt in Nigeria at running a rigorous fact-checking process before, during and after the electoral process of both presidential and gubernatorial elections. CDD’s specific mandate was to provide a filter and …

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 …

Sorting Fact From Fiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections represented the first attempt in Nigeria at running a rigorous fact-checking process before, during and after the electoral process of both presidential and gubernatorial elections. CDD’s specific mandate was to provide a filter and check on viral stories …

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 …

Did former governors gang up against Goodluck Jonathan?

Verdict: False Claim: On 5th June, a story appeared on the website – ‘saharanews.co’ which made a number of spurious claims. The claims were that northern governors accused GEJ of killing northerners, and prevented the sales of arms to Nigeria which could have aided in the war against Boko Haram, the article further claims that …

CDD Fact Check: How true is the Claim that EFCC arrested Okorocha and Wife?

Verdict: FALSE Claim: CDD has spotted a news circulating on Social media, and traditional media space, claiming that the EFCC arrested Immediate pasted Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and his wife.  The reports came in the early hours of 30th May, 2019, on different news site including pulseNG, Concise News,   informationng and went viral …

CDD Fact Check: How valid is the claim that APC has 14 Governors Inaugurated on 29 May 2019 and PDP 15?

VERDICT: TRUE THE CLAIM: A claim has been spotted circulating on social media, including WhatsApp that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), which is the main opposition party in Nigeria had 15 governors inaugurated on May 29, 2019 and the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) had 14. THE FACTS: On May 29, 2019, (former …

Did Miyetti Allah Demand for the Refund of N3.8b Campaign Funds Given to the APC Gubernatorial Candidate?

  Verdict: False Claim:  The CDD have spotted a story circulating on WhatsApp alleging that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) are insisting that the sum of N3.8 billion financial contribution made to the APC gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State Mr Nsima Ekere, and his godfather, Senator Godswill Akpabio is returned to …