Now That Jangebe Schoolgirls Are Back, Government Must Implement Holistic Plan To Deter Further Attacks on School – CDD

For Immediate Release March 2, 2021 The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) expresses relief on the release of 317 students of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Jangebe in Talata Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. While we rejoice with Nigeria and the families of the students on their …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Ta Bada Biliyan Dari Ga Kungiyar Miyetti Allah Da Nufin Magance Kashe-Kashe Da Garkuwa Da Mutane?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi, 24 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, an yada wani bidiyo a shafin Twitter wadda ya janyo cece-kuce da tofa albarkacin baki daga mutane da yawa, bidiyon yayi zargin cewa gwamnatin tarayya bada kudi har naira miliyan dubu dari ga kungiyar Fulani makiyaya ta “Miyetti Allah” …

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 …

Shin Gwamnatin Tarayya Na Raba Tallafin N10,500 Duk Sati Ga Yan Najeriya?

Gaskiyar Magana: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 20 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da bayanan da ake dan tantance sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sunyi kichibis da wani sako da aka kirkira kuma ake yada shit a manhajar WhatsApp. Sakon nan cewa gwamnatin tarayya …

FACT-CHECK: Is FG Disbursing N10,500 Weekly Grant?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the Federal Government is disbursing N10,500 as a weekly grant to Nigerians. The broadcast  titled “covid19 second wave support fund program” claimed that applying for the grant only takes a few minutes. …

Ayi Hankali Da Shafin Yanar Gizon Bogi Da Ake Yadawa Game Da Tallafin N500,000 Na CBN

Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 13 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani sakon da aka wallafa kuma ake yadawa a manhajar WhatsApp, sakon na ikirarin cewa gwamnatin tarayya bisa hadin gwiwar babban bankin kasa na CBN zasu fara bada tallafin …

FACT-CHECK: Beware Of Viral Fake N-Power Grant Website Link

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a broadcast claiming the distribution of N30,000 N-Power grant to Nigerians. The broadcast with an accompanied link claimed beneficiaries of the will be determined from those selected. FACT: Investigations carried out by CDD fact-checkers showed the claim to …

FACT-CHECK: CBN, FG Not Allocating Grants worth N650,000 To Nigerians

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday December 1, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted two different WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are distributing N650,000 and N250,000 as grant to citizens of the country. The first message said FG had ordered the payment …

FACT-CHECK: Is FG Allocating Money To Nigerian Youths?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Friday, November 27, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted two WhatsApp broadcast claiming that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is allocating jobs to 50,000 Nigerian youths. The second broadcast claimed that N10,000 would be distributed to Nigerians weekly in other to control the spread of Coronavirus …

FACT-CHECK: FG Not Giving Out N3 Million Grant To Nigerians

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday October 27, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a WhatsApp message shared across many groups. The message claimed that the Federal Government is giving out N3 million in grant to interested Nigerians. According to the message, interested Nigerians are expected to click on the link provided …

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 …

Escalating Violence in Northern Nigeria

Nigeria has long faced varied security challenges that continue to threaten its peace and security. These challenges have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic andresulted in deepening existing structural inequalities. The nation continues to be a potent ground for the perpetration of various acts of violence. From ethnic conflicts to religious conflicts and terrorist attacks, …

West Africa Speed Notes on Security

Recently in Burkina Faso, the government reported an attack on a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso by some unidentified gunmen during which about 20 people were killed. Similarly, about 25 people were also killed in an attack on another cattle market in the eastern village of Kompienga in May. These incessant killings raised ethnic …

FACT CHECK: FG Did Not Order Resumption of All Secondary Schools

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: On Monday, July 27, 2020, several blogs and online platforms published claims that the Federal Government had ordered all secondary school students to resume on August 4, 2020. The reports mostly with the headline: “BREAKING: FG orders secondary schools students to resume August 4’’, claimed that the Director of Press and Public Relations in …

FACT CHECK: Did the FG Agree to Pay Private School Teacher’s Salary owed During the Lockdown?

VERDICT: True On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, several online platforms reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria had agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown.  The report credited to a statement by the President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Yomi Otubela, who had said that only …

Are N-agro Applicants Scheduled to Take 15mins E-Test Via an Email Link?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Thursday, July 9, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development spotted a WhatsApp broadcast informing applicants for the N-Power Agro of an upcoming 15 minutes e-test. According to the message, a link to the test has been sent via email to all successful candidates for the programme. The message also …