• Mr. Pierre Leu, Head Commune des Services, Neuchatel, Switzerland speaking about the Practise of Federalism in Switzerland during the The 5th edition of the Abuja Forum on Domestic and International Affairs (AFORDIA) organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development, Development Dynamics and the Switzerland Embassy in Abuja
  • Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu addresses participants on the practise of Federalism in Nigeria alongside is Mr. Pierre Leu Head of Commune des Services Neuchatel, Switzerland during the The 5th edition of the Abuja Forum on Domestic and International Affairs (AFORDIA)
  • Group photograph of participants at the CDD, Trust Africa,Third World Network Round table on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Mending the Leakages
  • Director of CDD, Ms Idayat Hassan gives the opening remarks alongside,Tendai Murisa and Dr.Jibrin Ibrahim of CDD during the opening ceremony of the Round table
  • CDD's Shamsudeen Yusuf joins other protesters in the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign opposite the Old Parade Ground in Abuja
  • A cross section of protesters in front of the Federal Fire Service Headquaters during the march
  • A group photograph of participants at the International Interfaith Unconference on the Roots of Religious and Ethnic Intolerance organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja and the University of Arizona, USA
  • From right to right to left the Arizona State University team of Ms Hani Mohamed, Prof. Sani Umar and Prof. Mark Woodward during a session at the Uncoference on Religious and Ethnic Intolerance in Abuja
  • Dr.Jibrin Ibrahim of the Centre for Democracy and Development Abuja (CDD) and Dr.Cyril Obi of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) during a session at the planning meeting for a research on "Preventing Unconstitutional Change in Governance in West Africa: The Role of State and Non-State Actors." at the Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja
  • Director of CDD, Ms Idayat Hassan making a point during the Interfaith Unconference on " The Roots of Ethnic and Religious Intolerance organised by CDD and the Arizona State University
  • Invitation you to the fifth Annual Memorial Symposium in Honour of Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (1961-2009)” with the theme “Gender and Education” Date: Wednesday May 21st, 2014 Time: 9:00 am Venue: INEC Electoral Institute Abuja (Along airport after Bolingo Hotel ). Chair: Hajia Saudatu Mahdi
  • From left to right: Comrade Peter Ameh (Nat Sec IPAC), Dr. Tanko Yunusa (Nat. Chair IPAC),HRH Oba Oladejo rep of the Ooni of Ife, HRH Oba Kayode Omisore during the Highlevel Stakeholders Meeting in Osun State
  • Ms Idayat Hassan (Dir. CDD) addressing participants during the Highlevel Stakeholders Meeting for Gubernatorial Candidates, Traditional Rulers and Religious leaders in the lead up to the Osun State Gubernatorial election, inset are Dr. Sadeeq Abba (UNDP) and Dr.Tanko Yunusa (Nat.Chair. IPAC)
  • Ms Idayat Hassan (Dir CDD) addressing participants at the presentation of a paper 'Who Speaks for the North' by Leena Hoffman of Chattham House at Chelsea Hotel Abuja

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The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa.

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Who is the King Maker in Nigeria: The Voter or the Godfather?


Host: Idayat Hassan
Special Guest: Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim
Guest:Samson Itodo

Date: 21 Nov 2014
Time:11:00am- 12:00pm (+1 GMT Nigeria Time)

Twitter:@CDDWestAfrica
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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) calls for an effective Voter Education before the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria


 
1.      In its briefing note titled “Who is the King-Maker in Nigeria: The Voter or the Godfather” released on Monday 17 November 2014, CDD argues that since independence, Nigeria’s politics has been reduced to mere contest between individuals, religious or ethnic groups struggling for access and/or control over state resources.

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Handover power now: Burkinabe Civil Society organisations call on Military Government



The massive protests of the Burkina people forced President Blaise Compaore to resign from power and escape with his family to Cote d’Ivoire. Since then, there have been a number of announcements by military officers that they have assumed the leadership of the country and made

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CDD calls on the Military in Burkina Faso to Hand over Power to Civilians Immediately

CDD calls on the Military in Burkina Faso to Hand over Power to Civilians Immediately  

Abuja, 3rd November 2014
The attempt by the former Burkina President Blaise Campaore to amend Article 37 of the Constitution to allow him to stand in the 2015 general election after 27 years in power took a turn for the worse in the morning of Thursday 30th October when over a million Burkinabes stormed the National Parliament destroying it. There were several other protests in and out of the capital Ouagadougou. The massive protests

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Comme Burkina Faso Votes sur la limite de la tenure

29th October 2014

Press Release

Le Centre pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CDD) s’est penché sur la situation socio- politique qui prévaut au Burkina Faso.


Depuis le Mardi 21 Octobre 2014, le pays a bascule dans des troubles; troubles qui tirent leur origine de la volonté du Chef de l’Etat de soumettre un projet de loi a l’Assemblee Nationale pour la modificaton

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Boko Haram, Insecurity and the 2015 Elections in Nigeria: Taking Stock and Looking Forward



With 4 months to the Nigerian Elections in February 2015 and the continuing insurgency by the Boko Haram  sect, the Centre for Democracy and Development on Wednesday 15 October, 2014, organized a ‘Talk’ on "BOKO HARAM, INSECURITY AND 2015 ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA: TAKING STOCK AND LOOKING FORWARD" (#talkingBokoHaram),

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The Plight of Refugees of Gwoza, Demboa and Buni Yadi: Ra’ayi Riga: A Special BBC Hausa Program


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Ra’ayi Riga is a weekly one-hour public opinion BBC Hausa program on current affairs and social issues which airs between 19:30 and 20:30 GMT (8:30PM and 9:30PM) every Friday. Thus, in the aftermath of the taking over of the towns of Gwoza, Demboa, and Buni Yadi in Borno and Yobe states,

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Centre for Democracy and Development Working Paper: Private Military/ Security Companies, Privatisation of Violence and National Security: Implications for Democratic Nigeria by Chris MA Kwaja

Abstract

Contemporary discourse on the state and security has shifted from the traditional assumption that security is a public good that is an exclusive preserve of the state to provide, to one that is currently witnessing the gradual withdrawal of the state from the provision of security and above all, a wholesome privatization of security provisioning. Conditioned on this fact, this paper examines the relationship between Private Military/ Security Companies (PMSCs) and national security, and the implications of such relationship for democratic governance in Nigeria. The central argument

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organization. The organization aims at mobilizing global opinion for democratic development and provides an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development process in West Africa. CDD envisions a West Africa that is democratically governed, economically integrated - promoting human security and people centred development. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development and human rights.

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