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Amnesty: Some Nigerian states using mobile courts to extort citizens

Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has raised the alarm that mobile courts are being used to extort alleged defaulters of lockdown violations in parts of the country such as Kaduna and Kano states.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Social Media bill attempt to gag media space

As expectations continue to heighten over the public hearing on “The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132)” popularly referred to as the ‘Social Media Bill’, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the motive of the bill, and described it as an attempt to gag the social media space.

Public hearing: CSOs, NGOs, NCC, others reject social media regulation bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.

CDD urges Nigeria to remove barriers to gender equality

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country.
The Community and Social Development Project CSDP in Osun State has trained the local government chairmen in the state on sustainable development.

Osun trains council chairmen on sustainable development

The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in Osun State has trained the local government chairmen in the state on sustainable development.=
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Amnesty, SERAP, others threaten mass action over Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest

Following the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS, at the Federal High Court Abuja, last Friday, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and other civil society groups have threatened to embark on mass action, if the Federal Government failed to release him unconditionally within 14 days.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi West poll: CDD tasks stakeholders on credible process

As voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency cast their votes on Saturday, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for a credible process.
INEC officials arrived as early as 7a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8a.m.

Kogi bye-election: CDD deploys observers, tasks stakeholders on credible process

As voters in Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency vote on Saturday, CDD has called for a credible process reflecting the democratic will of the people.

Femi Falana calls for action on electoral impunity

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi elections: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Intimidation of voters, journalists and election observers rampant in Kogi election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship 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).

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

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).

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: CDD raises concern over vote buying

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has expressed concern over reported cases of vote buying ahead of today’s governorship election in Kogi State.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

CDD: Politicians offering some INEC officials $1,000 each to influence polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says a political party is bribing officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state with $1,000 each to buy them over and get them to do their bidding on election day.

CDD raises alarm over vote buying in Kogi

Less than 24 hours to the opening of polls for the November 16, 2019, Kogi State Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy Development, CDD, says there are indications that a lot of money has been set aside for vote-buying on Saturday.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

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.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

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