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Call for Contribution

The declaration of a ‘no victor, no vanquished’end to the Nigerian civil war signaled at attempt at genuine reintegration of the seceding Biafra State back into the Nigerian geopolitical structure. Almost five decades later, the discourse on the right to negotiate Nigeria’s unity remains a burning issue with analysts, scholars, politicians, security agents and the […]

Nigerians demand immediate action on transperacy, acoountability and your support for the fight against corruption

February 21, 2017   His Excellency President of the Senate, National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja   NIGERIANS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION ON TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION   The National Assembly is an important arm in the triangular governance structure of Nigeria. As the arm of government responsible for […]

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Why we don’t need a Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF)

My colleague at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) participated in the recent senate public hearing on the proposed Constituency Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Bill, which according to its sponsor; Senator Buhari Abdulfatai is aimed at executing projects that would promote government presence in each of the state constituencies.This Bill obviously is in conflict […]


CDD decries the Constituencies Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Bill as being in conflict with the 1999 Constitution as amended

CDD DECRIES THE CONSTITUENCIES DEVELOPMENT CATALYST FUND (CDCF) BILL AS BEING IN CONFLICT WITH THE 1999 CONSTITUTION AS AMENDED Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, February 6, 2017 –   THE Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) raises concern on the proposed Constituencies Development Catalyst Fund (CDCF) Bill sponsored by Senator Buhari Abdulfatai. The main purpose of […]

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Africa Policy in the Trump Administration American University’s Mary Graydon Center

Africa Policy in the Trump Administration American University’s Mary Graydon Center rooms 203-205    Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 pm Hosted by the School of International Service Africa Cluster   Sylvester Okere is the Democratic National Committee’s Liaison to the African Diaspora and the Congressional Black Caucus. He is a Visiting Scholar at George Mason […]



REQUEST FOR CONSULTANT Project Title: De-radicalization, Counter- Terrorism and Migration in Northeast Nigeria (DCM Project) The Project: The project aims to support the security agencies and civil society organizations in developing and disseminating counter-radical narratives to radical ideologies of fundamentalist groups in Nigeria.  It intends to address increasing distrust between the security agencies and the […]



VACANCY.. The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to research, training and advocacy on issues of democratisation, development and human security in West Africa, we are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Senior Programme Officer Location: Abuja Job Description This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities for […]


Will Ghana Follow Nigeria’s Example of Voting for Change?, By Idayat Hassan

The issues that will define the 2016 Ghana general election are the same problems that plagued Nigeria in the 2015 general election: unemployment, corruption, incessant power outages or lack of electricity, a dual tax burden on the working class, an increasing debt portfolio and dearth of infrastructural development. Ghana, West Africa’s poster child for democracy, […]