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There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

CDD: No evidence of rigging in Ekiti guber poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), on Sunday, disclosed that so far, there had been no evidence of rigging in the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.
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MacArthur Foundation awards nearly $6.5 million to advance accountability, transparency and reduce corruption in...

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $6.5 million in funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.

INEC calls for fair reportage of women

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner, Prof.Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, on Thursday urged the media to enhance democracy through fair reportage on women in politics.

CSO cautions politicians against desperation to retain power

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has cautioned politicians, especially incumbents, not to use desperation to retain power as the country prepares for 2019 elections.

2019: How we’ll manage 68 parties on ballot – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the increasing number of registered political parties is not a challenge to it or the electoral process of the country.

FIRS: Federal government to harmonise tax payment nationwide

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has started harmonising taxes in Nigeria as part of moves to reduce cases of multiple taxation.

Group decries huge salary arrears owed media practitioners

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has decried the huge salary arrears owed private media practitioners and called for urgent measures to address it.

INEC: Lack of internal democracy a major set back

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as a major set back the lack of internal democracy among the political parties.

NBA, CSOs make case for transitional justice

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government to introduce transitional justice into Nigeria’s legal framework to address issues of human rights abuses.

Don’t change 2019 time-table – CDD tells NASS

The national assembly should not change the order of the 2019 elections, Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says.

Why democracy is not delivering freedom to Africans – Ex-INEC chief Attahiru Jega

“Institutions designed to deliver their aims are doing everything but delivering their aims. Democracy is about good governance and good governance is about service delivery’, he said.

Boko Haram engaging in forced marriage, extortion – Group

A civil society group, Centre for Democracy and Development, has said that Boko Haram uses blackmail to extort money from abducted victims’ families in its desperate attempt to raise funds for its activities.

‎Anambra guber: 20 parties score less than 100 votes each

More than half of the 37 parties that took part in Saturday’s governorship election scored less than 100 votes, an analysis of the results show.

US, UK biggest recipients of looted funds from Nigeria – Matthew Page

Matthew Page, former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria, has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria.

US faults military option in resolving Nigeria’s conflicts

The country is warming up to charged elections in two years and the U.S. assistant secretary believes the “2019 election will be critical to Nigeria’s continued prosperity and stability.

LASU holds post-humous lecture for Momoh

The Ojo campus of Lagos State University (LASU) is to hold a post-humous lecture for Prof. Abubakar Momoh, a former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of the university on Monday.

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