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Biafra at 50 Symposium

The struggle for independence in Nigeria entailed the concession by its elite citizens of local competence in taking over political administration from the colonialists. Nonetheless, the experience within the first republic brought to the fore the complexities of managing such a huge population with multiethnic and multi-religious diversity. The spate of political and economic corruption […]

PRESS STATEMENT – Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard

29 May, 2017 The Centre for Democracy and Development releases Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard   The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, Abuja, today releases summary of its report titled Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the three broad campaign promises […]

Press Release: The 8th Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem Memorial celebration Theme- Democracy in Africa: Trends and Challenges

The 25th of May, 2017 marks eight (8) years since the death of a great Pan Africanist, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, who also served as the Chair of the International Governing Council (IGC) of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).  To commemorate the 8th year of his passing, a memorial lecture is being organized with […]


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 […]



About CDD The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space […]


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, […]