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    CDD to senate: Find other means to curb fake news — drop social media bill

CDD to senate: Find other means to curb fake news — drop social media bill

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked the senate to discard the social media bill and find an alternative means to curb fake news.In a statement on Tuesday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the bill is a provocative legislation aimed at stifling the freedom of expression.In November, a week after the senate introduced a bill to regulate social [...]

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    CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Saturday’s supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district is an opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address many flaws.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the November 16 election in the state was tainted by electoral malpractices and violence.Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer, [...]

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    You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the nation's democracy from imminent collapse.Speaking on the recent elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the very foundation of Nigeria’s democracy is facing serious challenges.Hassan condemned the violence and disruptions in the two states, saying many voters were disenfranchised as a [...]

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    CDD: EFCC, ICPC couldn’t stop vote buying in Kogi

CDD: EFCC, ICPC couldn’t stop vote buying in Kogi

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says financial inducement of voters was rampant in Saturday's election in Kogi state.In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The organisation said in some polling units, [...]

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    Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the incidents of violence can affect voters turnout during the governorship election in Kogi state.In a statement jointly signed by Adele Jinadu, CDD chairman, and Idayat Hassan, the director, the organisation said the language being used by politicians in the state can affect voter confidence and the credibility of the process.The CDD [...]

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    CDD: APC may break PDP’s reign in Bayelsa

CDD: APC may break PDP’s reign in Bayelsa

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says there is a high chance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wresting power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the Bayelsa governorship poll.The PDP has produced three governors in the state since the return of democracy in 1999.The centre, in its report titled: "The Godson Turned Godfather: Governor Dickson & Bayelsa’s [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha: Despite Buhari’s efforts, the fight against corruption hasn’t been won

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says the fight against corruption has not been won despite efforts being made by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.Mustapha spoke on Tuesday with other stakeholders at an event in Abuja, tagged, 'One-day dialogue session on strengthening the anti-corruption agenda: ensuring accountability and transparency' which was co-organised by PACAC and the Centre for Democracy [...]

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    Unemployment increasing under Buhari, says CDD

Unemployment increasing under Buhari, says CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Nigeria’s unemployment rate has been increasing since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015.The group said this in a report that reviewed the main economic agenda of the Buhari administration.The report titled: "An assessment of the effectiveness of government policies and programmes on economic growth and development, 2016-2019", examined the effectiveness of [...]

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    CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the success of the 2019 elections was hindered by a “badly disrupted” process and misconduct of electoral officials.The organisation said this in a report released on Thursday.Tagged: "Counting the votes and ward-level collation during Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election: A Post-mortem", CDD said the collation process at the ward level was one of the [...]

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    Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

 Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace laureate, has called for the investigation of military officers accused of sexual violence.Mukwege made the call while speaking at a programme on sexual and gender-based violence organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja on Thursday.Soldiers in the north-east have at various times been accused of sexual violence against victims of the Boko [...]

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    Buharimeter: Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Buharimeter: Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to declare death sentence for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, according to Buharimeter, a survey by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).The  perception survey was released by CDD on Wednesday.Signed by Idayat Hassan, director, CDD-West Africa, the organisation said the survey was based on interviews with 5,019 citizens above 18 years across the [...]

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    CDD: Nigeria has retrogressed in promoting press freedom

CDD: Nigeria has retrogressed in promoting press freedom

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says Nigeria has retrogressed in its rating in promoting press freedom. CDD made this statement while congratulating journalists on the occasion of the world press freedom day.In a statement signed by Idayat Hassan, its director, CDD said the world press freedom day is an opportunity to remind governments of their duty to respect and [...]

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    CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.Idayat Hassan, the CDD director, said on Saturday in a preliminary statement on the supplementary election was full of intimidation.“This electoral cycle has witnessed so much intimidation, harassment and attack on voters, journalists, observers and INEC officials,” [...]

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    CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) has raised concerns over the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly polls.In a statement on Sunday, it listed violence, faulty card readers, arson, vote buying as some of the abnormalities that plagued the polls.Voter apathy, electoral irregularities, payment and training of ad hoc staff and collation challenges [...]

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    CDD to launch election analysis centre in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV

CDD to launch election analysis centre in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is set to launch an election analysis centre (EAC)  for the general election.Describe "as a one stop shop for analysis", the project is in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV and select media organisations.Idayat Hassan, CDD director said the EAC located at Fraser Suite, 294 Leventis Close, central business district, Abuja, will be officially [...]

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    Momoh made laudable contributions to humanity, say groups

Momoh made laudable contributions to humanity, say groups

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) have described Abubakar Momoh as an advocate for free and fair elections in the country.In a joint statement issued on Monday, Auwal Musa and Idayat Hassan, executive directors of CISLAC and CDD, the groups expressed sadness at the demise of the professor.While citing some of his [...]

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