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 …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na uku, Watan Afrilu, 2021

Aikin mu a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) shine ganowa tare da binciko gaskiyar labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dama kafafen yada labarai. A makon nan, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na CDD sun bankado wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa tare da yada su a …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 18, 2021

Last week, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received numerous requests to fact-check some of the trending stories for the week. Among them was a claim published by the Independent Newspaper – now retracted – although already circulated by other online news outlets. At the moment, the CDD is yet to independently …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na Biyu, Watan Afrilu, 2021

Aikin mu a Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) shine ganowa tare da binciko gaskiyar labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani dama kafafen yada labarai. A makonni biyun da suka gabata, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na CDD sun bankado wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa tare da …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 11, 2021

Nigeria’s political elites have always devised means to gain popular appeal among the populace since Nigeria got her independence. Initially, political parties that were formed by the elites to facilitate their clamour for independence kept the struggle amongst themselves; parties typically did not seek to co-opt the masses. However, after the country gained independence the …

Mujallar Karshen Mako Ta CDD

A makon karshe na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, kamar sauran makonnin da suka gabata, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun zurfafa bincike da gano labaran karya da aka wallafa a shafuka daban-daban na sada zumunta, wannan bincike ya kai CDD da gano labaran karya da suka …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 4, 2021

This week, the world commemorated International Fact-checking Day. The day is promoted by the International Fact-Checking Network in partnership with fact-checking organizations around the world. The Centre for Democracy and Development is dedicated to helping reduce the increasing spread of misinformation across the sub-region and has continued to track misinformation from when the Ebola crisis …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 28, 2021

In this week’s newsletter, the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) examines the impact of disinformation on Africa’s democracy. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, many questions with regards to what will be the fate of digital rights and human rights have been raised. For instance, many have wondered the level of influence the proliferation …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na Uku na Watan Maris, 2021

A mako na uku na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun bankado tare da binciko gaskiyar wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani irin su Facebook, Twitter da manhajar WhatsApp. Ga labaran nan kamar yadda wannan mujalla …

CDD Newsletter For the Week Ending March 21, 2021

Disinformation and misinformation are currently being spread in such a manner that they both pose a global threat, causing unease and fear within societies and organisations. With our work at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), we are committed to empowering people across the West African region with adequate knowledge that could help them …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano Tare da Binciko Sahihancin Su a Mako na Biyu na Watan Maris, 2021

A mako na biyu na watan Maris din shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun bankado tare da binciko gaskiyar wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani irin su Facebook, Twitter da manhajar WhatsApp. Ga labaran nan kamar yadda wannan mujalla …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 14, 2021

The second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the mutation of the virus into various variants, and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination by several countries in Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa,  Ghana, and Ivory Coast has led to the spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories around the vaccines. According to medical experts, vaccination is the single …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano a Makon Farko na Watan Maris Shekara ta 2021

A wannan satin, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) ta bankado tare da binciko gaskiyar wasu labaran karya da aka wallafa a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani irin su Facebook, Twitter da manhajar WhatsApp. Ga labaran nan kamar yadda wannan mujalla ta mu ta wallafa su: Hoton Da aka …

Why Do You Need to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Nigeria received the first batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines through the  COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) vaccine facility, the global sharing program designed to give countries equal access to vaccines and other tools. After verification and certification by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC), President Muhammadu Buhari …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano a Makon Karshe na Watan Fabrairun Shekara ta 2021

Hakika illolin labaran karya ko labaran bogo a fili suke. Labaran karya na iya haifar da rudani da tashin hankali dama jefa mutane cikin zulumi. Da alama masu kirkira da yada labaran bogi na cin kare su ba babbaka musamman a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani, ta yadda suke yada wadan nan labarai ta fuskoki …

CDD NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Last week, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD’s) newsletter examined the dangers of disinformation (fake news) to the corporate existence of Nigeria as a nation. While fake news is not a new phenomenon, over time, the spread of disinformation has taken various dimensions. To survive the times, one must be cautious of claims or …

Labaran Karya da CDD ta Gano a Karshen Satin 21 ga Watan Febrairu Shekara na 2021

Labarin bogi ko labarin karya labari ne da ba’a tantance shi ba. Yakan iya zama labari da aka buga wanda ba abi ka’idar da ya kamata a bi ba wajen wallafa labarin kuma a ka yada shi a kafafen yada labarai. A wannan satin CDD ta gano wasu labarai dake yawo a kafafen yada labari …

CDD Newsletter: The Danger Associated With The Spread of Fake News

Nigeria is on the edge and the spread of disinformation and misinformation –  online and offline – may push her into chaos and possible violence if not addressed. According to Eze Onyekpere, “Nigeria is currently at a tipping point in its politics and security, a point from which any further descent will lead to a …

DISINFORMATION NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 2021

Nigeria’s long-running battle with disinformation and misinformation did not start in recent times. Before the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, disinformation merchants in Nigeria had always had the intent to stoke animosity and hate between the different ethnic nationalities across the country. Fake news which was most of the time served with a political …

Do Nigerians Believe in Vaccines and their Efficacy?

Nigeria is working towards acquiring its first batch of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. While Nigeria’s domestic development agency for health, National Primary Health Care Development Agency and philanthropist Bill Gates argue over which is more important, investing in Primary Health Care or COVID-19 vaccines, Nigerians for whom the argument is taking place on their behalf …