Deradicalizing Rehabilitating and Reintegrating: Building Peace in Nigeria's North East

Since 2009, Boko-Haram’s violent activities have ravaged Nigeria’s north-east – primarily Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states – leading to the death of over 30,000 civilians and the forceful recruitment of youths, women, young girls, and school children among other human rights violations. These events have destroyed affected communities’ social fabrics, traditional institutions and impacted on …

Farmer-Herder Conflict in Northern Nigeria: Trends, Dynamics and Gender Perspectives

The farmer-herder conflict has become persistent and pervasive with debilitating consequences on human lives and their sources of livelihoods. Although scholars, policymakers and development workers have given attention to the conflict, the trends and dynamics of the conflict, as well as the direct and indirect actors in the conflicts, are constantly changing. The constantly changing …

FACT-CHECK: Image of Cows Eating Tomatoes From Nigeria?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: On March 2, 2021, a Facebook user Amanda Chisom shared a picture of cattle eating a heap of tomatoes by a roadside. The post created the impression that it was from Northern Nigeria as a result of the ongoing food blockade from the north to the south in Nigeria.  Several social media …

FACT CHECK: President Buhari Never Asked Dauda Rarara To Raise Money To Sing For Him

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a one-minute 59 seconds video audio clip claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed Northern singer, Dauda Rarara, to raise money from Nigerians to produce a song for him. In the widely circulated audio recorded in Hausa, …

Shin Dauda Kahutu Rarara Ya Nemi Gudummawar N1,000 Daga Yan Najeriya Dan Yiwa Shugaba Buhari Waka?

Tantancewar CDD: Gaskiya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Alhamis, 10 ga watan Satunban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) suka gano wani labarai ake yayatawa musamman a kafafen sada zumunta na zamani. Labarin wanda majiyoyi da shafuka dama daidaikun mutane suka wallafa shi ya bayyana cewa, Dauda …

FACT-CHECK: Did Famous Northern Singer Ask Nigerians to Donate N1000 to Sing for Buhari?

Verdict: True! CLAIM: On Thursday, September 10, 2020, several Facebook posts spotted by CDD fact-checkers claimed that a famous Northern musician, Dauda Adamu Abdullahi Rarara, launched a fundraiser for the release of a new song in support of President Muhammdu Buhari. An online newspaper Kainuwa24 on its Facebook page said that Dauda Kahutu Rarara had …

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, …

FACT-CHECK: Famous Northern Nigerian Singer DJ AB Not Dead

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Sunday, August 30, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a post on Facebook which claimed that famous northern singer DJ Abba is dead.  According to the Facebook post, the famous singer died at the age of 32.  The post read in part: “ DJ AB may your soul …