FACT-CHECK: Did Protesters Block Abuja Airport Road on March 4, 2021?

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On March 5, 2021, multiple online platforms posted a video online with the claim ‘’Nigerian youths block Abuja Airport road, at Dantata bridge, stops international flight passengers and brings the city to stand still.’’ The video was also shared via WhatsApp with the claim “Another episode of Lekki Toll Gate, repeating itself …

Shin Zargin Shugaba Buhari Game Da Rahotannin BBC da CNN Akan Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS Gaskiya Ne?

Tantancewar CDD: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 9 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, shafin Twitter na Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari wato @MBuhari ya wallafa wani jawabi inda yace rahoton da kafafen yada labarai na kasashen ketare suka yada game da zanga-zangar #EndSARS ba rahoto ne day a karkata zuwa wani bangare tare da barin …

FACT-CHECK: Is Buhari’s Claim on #EndSARS Protest Coverage by CNN, BBC True?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On December 9, 2020, the Twitter handle of the President of Nigeria @Mbuhari tweeted that the coverage of #EndSARS protest by foreign media was not balanced. The president’s tweet claims that the CNN and BBC did not give attention to the police officers who were killed, the stations that were burnt, and …

Escalation of Threats Against Human Rights Activists Putting Nigeria In Negative Global Spotlight

PRESS STATEMENT November 10, 2020 The undersigned coalition of Civil Society Organisations working to promote democracy, human rights and accountable governance hereby express grave concerns about the rise in the level of attacks targeted at human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners especially since the start of the #EndSARS protests. Despite the local and global condemnations, …

#EndSARS Protest: Finding a Pathway to Sustainable Peace and Development

Released October 26, 2020 As we continue to condemn the use of ‘live bullets’ on unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, on October 20, 2020, we also join our voices to condemn acts of thuggery, hate speeches, and fake news. We particularly condemn the hoodlums that attacked security facilities and personnel of the Nigeria …

FACT-CHECK: Did Benin #EndSARS Protesters Break Into Prison To Free Prisoners?

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On Monday October 19, 2020, inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Benin, Edo State escaped from the facility at the peak of the #EndSARS protest. A report published by Goldennews, claimed that #EndSARS protesters clamouring for an end to Police brutality broke into a correctional facility in Sapele Road Benin to …

FUNAM Bata Ce Keda Alhakin Kona Ababen Hawan Masu Zanga-Zangar #EndSARS a Abuja Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Talata, 20 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, anga wani jawabi dake cewa wata kungiyar Fulani mai suna Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) a turance ta bayyana cewa itace takai hari akan masu zanga-zangar #EndSARS a yankin Apo dake Abuja. Kamar yadda jawabin ya bayyana, kungiyar zata cigaba da kai hari akan …

Killers of #EndSARS Protesters Must Be Held To Account

PRESS STATEMENT October 21, 2020 We, the undersigned coalition of civil society organisations, are deeply shocked by the killing of peaceful protesters across Nigeria yesterday. The attempt to fight for justice over police brutality has again revealed the brutal nature of the Nigerian state. At the last count, not less than 40 Nigerians have lost …

FACT-CHECK: SSS Operatives Did Not Arrest Kano Protesters

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Saturday, October 17, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report claiming that the State Security Services (SSS) in Kano state arrested some Nigerians protesting the insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria. The report published on Punch newspaper, the Cable and Inside Arewa News claimed …

Violent reprisal of Peaceful Protests Constitute Dangerous Assault on Citizens’ Constitutional Rights

Released 18 October 2020 In the last two weeks, the streets of Nigeria have been convulsing with protests and agitations. The clarion call as reflected in the multitude of young Nigerian voices is for an end to police brutality and all related abuses, which unaccountable policing has left in its wake. For the avoidance of …

Femi Adesina Bai Bayyana Zanga-Zangar Neman Dakatar Da Yan Sandan SARS A Matsayin Shiririta Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 14 ga watan Oktoban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya Da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano yadda shafin bayyana ra’ayi da musayan bayanai na Twitter ya zama dandalin cece-kuce game da wata magana da aka danganta ta da mai baiwa shugaban kasa shawara ta fuskara yada …