Centre for Democracy and Development

Type: Organization
Name: Centre for Democracy and Development
Web Address: http://www.cdd.org.uk/
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

20 parties to contest guber poll

•We’ll make it better than Ekiti election –INECBy Joe Nwankwo (Abuja) Gbenga Faturoti  , (Osogbo)Ahead of the August 9, 2014, governorship election in Osun State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday in Abuja said 20 candidates ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 11 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Osun guber: CDD, UNDP holds ‘high level’ stakeholders meeting tomorrow in Osogbo

Ahead of next Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will tomorrow in hold a high level stakeholders meeting for political parties, candidates, ... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Why Televised Election Debate Is Important

DEMOCRACY is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is why persons within any community who aspire to lead is expected to put across its programmes and polices to the people on the basis of which the electorates will decide ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Illicit flows and corporate tax dodgers compound poverty

I n a recent speech, President Obama criticized corporate entities avoiding tax remittances through the exploitation of legal tax loopholes in a practice known as tax inversion. Recently, there have been a rising number of U.S. companies using international ... [Published Business Day Nigeria - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Experts seek new approach to tackle Nigeria’s oil fraud

International anti-corruption experts, Civil Society activists and Stakeholders in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) have seek new approaches including political solution to the rising fraud in the oil and other extractive industry ... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Security and Nigeria's National Elections, Panel I: Security Challenges and the 2015 Elections

Panelists examine the security situation at the national level and highlight innovative strategies being employed on the ground in violence-prone communities to anticipate, prevent, and militate against conflict. This conference is the third installment ... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Jul 15 2014]
Entities: Security, Elections, Nigeria
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

UK experts task northern govs on poverty gap, education, others

NORTHERN political leaders, especially the state governors, have been strongly advised to move swiftly and strategically to bridge the poverty gap, low level infrastructure development and access to education as panacea to the insecurity in the regio ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Global Partnership For Poverty Reduction In Nigeria: Winning The War.

Poverty from time immemorial has been a household name, with its impact being palpable and also defying geography, religion, ethnicity, age and gender. It is both a mental and physical condition that is characterized by lack and despondency. It is also ... [Published Nigeria Village Square - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Security and Nigeria's National Elections

Featuring a closing keynote luncheon address by:Ambassador Linda Thomas-GreenfieldAssistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of Stateand a pair of of preceding panels:Panel I: Security Challenges and the 2015 ElectionsAmbassador Ibrahim ... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Jul 02 2014]
Entities: Nigeria, Security, Elections
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Groups oppose withdrawal of Abacha corruption probe 2014-06-24 18:57 in News

2014-06-24 18:57Abuja - A coalition of civil society groups has condemned the federal government’s withdrawal of corruption charge filed against Mohammed Abacha, the son of former Head of State, Sanni Abacha.Government had accused Mohammed Abacha of receiving ... [Published News24 - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Abacha Loot - Civic Groups Accuse...

The coalition, West African Civil Society Forum, WACSOF, consisting about ten anti-corruption organisations, said on Friday that the decision to drop corruption charges against Mohammed Abacha, son of the former military dictator, Sani Abacha, only confirms ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

CDD's Preliminary Report On Ekiti Governorship Election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD cddwestafrica.org) duly accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the Ekiti June 21st Governorship Election deployed one hundred and forty observers (140) across the sixteen ... [Published Modern Ghana - Jun 21 2014]

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"Government must stop trivializing the fight against corruption with politics," he said. "The civil society sees the dropping of the charges against Mohammed Abacha for corrupt enrichment and money laundering as a way the administration is perpetuating immorality, impunity and lack of transparency in the system. It puts a huge question mark on the sincerity of the Jonathan administration to fight corruption."
...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."
It will be recalled that in March 2010, the ECOWAS Commission had organised an international conference on "Two Decades of Peace Processes in West Africa: Achievements, Failures, Lessons." It was an opportunity to review substantial work done by the regional organisation in preventing violent conflict and restoring peace in countries that...

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20 parties to contest guber poll [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 11 hours ago]
Osun guber: CDD, UNDP holds ‘high level’ stakeh... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - 23 hours ago]
Why televised election debate is important [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 28 2014]
Why Televised Election Debate Is Important [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 28 2014]
Nigeria: Illicit flows and corporate tax dodger... [Published Business Day Nigeria - Jul 27 2014]
Experts seek new approach to tackle Nigeria’s o... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - Jul 23 2014]
Video: Security and Nigeria's National Election... [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Jul 15 2014]
UK experts task northern govs on poverty gap, e... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
The Global Partnership For Poverty Reduction In... [Published Nigeria Village Square - Jul 14 2014]
Day Dreaming About Regional Leadership [opinion] [Published Individual.com - Jul 07 2014]
Security and Nigeria's National Elections [Published Center for Strategic and International Studies - Jul 02 2014]
Groups oppose withdrawal of Abacha corruption p... [Published News24 - Jun 24 2014]
Ekiti’s Lessons for Democracy [Published Nigeria Intel - Jun 23 2014]
Abacha Loot - Civic Groups Accuse... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 23 2014]
CDD's Preliminary Report On Ekiti Governorship ... [Published Modern Ghana - Jun 21 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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