Centre for Democracy and Development

Type: Organization
Name: Centre for Democracy and Development
Web Address: http://www.cdd.org.uk/
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

INEC clears seven candidates for Adamwa poll

U.S., EU, 30 others to monitorSEVEN political parties, their governorship candidates and running mates have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Adamawa State bye-election coming up on October 11.In a statement ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Escalation of Third Party Campaigning, By Jibrin Ibrahim

2014-09-28T23:18:44+00:00 Columns, Democracy and Governance, Issues of the Day, Jibrin Ibrahim, Opinion No CommentApparently, the Secretary of the Government, Anyim Pius Anyim is now my colleague in civil society. I say this because I heard my good friend ... [Published Premium Times - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Issues dog INEC’s moves to register more political parties

Recently, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega hinted of plans to register new more political parties before the next party primary elections in December, as well as de-register dormant one. Despite ... [Published Weekly Trust - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Georgian NGOs initiate working group on electoral matters

:23Georgian NGOs offer the authorities to urgently set up a working group on electoral issues, citing the need to improve the Georgia's electoral legislation and bring it to full compliance with international standards.For the last time the electoral ... [Published Caucasian Knot - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters

Join us for a discussion on expanding public participation in Nigeria's forthcoming national elections, scheduled for February, 2015. Panelists will discuss strategies to educate voters on the electoral process, increase participation among traditionally ... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Elections 2015: Of Cats and Kites, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Governors Sule Lamido and Muazu Babangida Aliyu have failed to bell the Jonathan cat. It turned out that they are lily-livered, chicken, cowards and without balls. In March last year, Governor Aliyu had presented himself as the leader of the Northern ... [Published Premium Times - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters

Panel 1: Lessons from 2011 and INEC's Outreach StrategyChris FomunyohSenior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West AfricaNational Democratic Institute (NDI)Richard KleinSenior Advisor for Election Processes, NDIOluwole Osaze UzziDirector ... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Options for Saving Borno/Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My primary school headmaster use to tell us, with pride, that we must concentrate on what they are teaching us because they had been thoroughly trained in the Teachers College. They know how to take children on the journey starting from what they know ... [Published Premium Times - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Voters without permanent cards won’t vote in 2015 – INEC

INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru JegaHe Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday in Abuja said that voters who did not collect their Permanent Voter Cards by December 2014, “would be disenfranchised in the 2015 general elections.”The commission ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Strengthening Political Party Campaign Finance Ahead Of 2015 General Elections

, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) organised a round table on “Strengthening Political and Campaign Finance: Checks and Balances ahead of Nigeria’s 2015 National Elections.” In attendance were ... [Published Modern Ghana - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Chibok Parents to Nigerian Government: Tell Us if Our Daughters are Dead

Photo: This DayOne of the Chibok's abducted girls mum (file photo). By Amina MohammedParents of the schoolgirls kidnapped from a secondary Chibok in Nigeria’s North-East state of Borno have urged the Nigerian government to confirm if their daughters were ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response ... [Published Premium Times - Aug 25 2014]

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Now, six NGOs, which have signed the statement, note that in recent years "the need became obvious to make changes in a number of fundamental issues that will improve the electoral environment, among them – the electoral system, rules of forming electoral administrations, and financing political parties."
The demonstrators distributed flyers and stickers. They chanted: "What are we demanding for? Bring our girls back and alive" as they marched
"It is a naked dance in the public place by government, especially when weighed against the arrogant and contemptuous manner with which the President had told Nigerians during his recent media chat that there is difference between stealing and corruption" Mr. Folayan said
...Net Resources Transfers from Africa: 1980-2009" jointly published by Global Financial Integrity and African Development Bank in May 2013, she said: "It was revealed that, between 1980 and 2009, the economies of Africa lost between US$597 billion and US 1.4 trillion in net resource transfers away from the continent. Though, the report stressed, these transfers include both licit and illicit flows but the resource drain on Africa over the past thirty years is almost equivalent to Africa's current GDP."

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INEC clears seven candidates for Adamwa poll [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 01 2014]
Escalation of Third Party Campaigning, By Jibri... [Published Premium Times - Sep 29 2014]
Issues dog INEC’s moves to register more politi... [Published Weekly Trust - Sep 27 2014]
Georgian NGOs initiate working group on elector... [Published Caucasian Knot - Sep 27 2014]
Video: Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 26 2014]
Elections 2015: Of Cats and Kites, By Jibrin Ib... [Published Premium Times - Sep 22 2014]
Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Sep 17 2014]
West Africa: A call for appointment of ECOWAS s... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Options for Saving Borno/Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibr... [Published Premium Times - Sep 08 2014]
Voters without permanent cards won’t vote in 20... [Published Nigeria Punch - Sep 02 2014]
West Africa: A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS S... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 01 2014]
Strengthening Political Party Campaign Finance ... [Published Modern Ghana - Aug 27 2014]
INEC seeks collaboration to tackle illegal camp... [Published Nigeria Punch - Aug 27 2014]
Chibok Parents to Nigerian Government: Tell Us ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 26 2014]
Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War... [Published Premium Times - Aug 25 2014]
Abacha Loot - Civic Groups Accuse... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 23 2014]
Obama, Libya and Boko Haram’s Whirlwind [Published RedState Blog - May 10 2014]
Nigeria Hosts Roundtable On Africa's Illicit... [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 24 2014]
Challenge of Violent Conflict and Democ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Mar 10 2014]
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