FACT-CHECK: Has Kano Police Banned Ramadan Traditional Street Drama (Tashe)?

VERDICT: True Claim: On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, reports that the Kano State Police has banned the annual traditional street drama popularly known as Tashe swamped the internet. The report published by several organisations including Rahma TV said some bad eggs with the state are using the opportunity to commit heinous crimes.   FACT: The …

Tantancewar Da CDD Ta Aiwatar: Ba a Yiwa DIG Moses Jitoboh Ritaya Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 7 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai da gano sahihancin su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da ya janyo cece-kuce tsakanin masu amfani da shafin Twitter. Labarin ya ce Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari ya kebe a mataimakin Sipeta Janar na Yan Sandan …

FACT-CHECK: DIG Moses Jitoboh Not Retired Nor Senior to IGP Usman Alkali

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On April 7, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a trending claim on Twitter that President Muhammadu Buhari did not only by-pass Deputy Inspector General of Police, Moses Jitoboh, to appoint, Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police but also retired the former. In addition to …

CDD Newsletter For The Week Ending February 7, 2021

Nigeria is among the countries yet to procure Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Reports indicate that the country is expecting 16 million doses of the vaccine through the global COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) arrangement. COVAX is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the …

Shin Sipetan Yan Sandan Najeriya Ya Mika Ragamar Hukumar Yan Sanda Ga Mai Rikon Kwarya?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar 2 ga watan Fabrairun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da wani zauren yanar gizo mai suna OperaNews ya wallafa inda yace Sipetan Yan Sandan Najeriya, Mohammed Adamu mika ragamar mulki ga sabon sipetan yan …

FACT-CHECK: Has IGP Mohammed Adamu Handed Over To His Successor?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On February 2, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report on OperaNews blog claiming that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has finally handed over to his successor. The report also claimed that IGP Adamu having completed his mandatory 35-years of service with the Nigeria …

Mataimakin Kwamishinan Yan Sanda Da Matsafa Suka Harba Yana Nan Araye!

Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 14 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020 jaridar The Nation ta wallafa wani labari inda tace mataimakin kwamishan yan sanda a jahar Edo ya rasu sakamakon harbin sad a matsafa sukayi yayin da yake musayar wuta da matsafan. Labarin yace, mataimakin kwamishinan yan sandan wanda shine ke lura da rundunar …

FACT-CHECK: Assistant Commissioner of Police Shot by Cultists is Alive

CLAIM: On Saturday, November 14, 2020, The Nation Newspaper reported that an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Edo State had died from bullet injury sustained while he  engaged in a shootout with cultists in the state. The report published on The Nation said the ACP, who is in charge of the Area Command in …

#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 …

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 …

New Allegiances, Familiar Faces A Preview of Edo’s 2020 Gubernatorial Election

As Edo State voters prepare to head to the polls for the 19 September gubernatorial election, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is closely monitoring the democratic process. CDD’s observation of the electoral process in Edo State, which is also informed by the guidelines of Nigeria’s electoral regulatory body, the Independent National Electoral Commission …

Did Lagos Police Arrest Naira Marley?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Thursday, August 6, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report on a newsblog claiming that officials of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos arrested singer, Azeez Fashola, popular know as Naira Marley. The report which has gone viral on the blog was with the headline: “BREAKING: Police Reportedly …