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Probe diversion of IDPs relief materials, CITAD urges EFCC

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From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi An Nongovernmental Organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seriously investigate diversion of relief materials meant for various IDPs camps across the Northeast sub-region of the country. The Centre Executive Director, Ya’u Zakari Ya’u said in a statement made available to newsmen at weekend ...

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When North East Internet Forum deliberated on protection of women, children online

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By Rita Michael, Bauchi The Internet Governance Forum and CITAD, a non- governmental organization, have ended a one-day Internet sensitization meeting in Bauchi. Participants deliberated on women empowerment and protection of children on the Internet. The event, with the theme, “The Internet of our choice: Empowering women and promoting children online, held at Prof Iya Abubakar Centre Bauchi. It was ...

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CITAD Expresses Horror Over Corruption in IDPs Management, Calls on EFCC to Intervene

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The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), the key Nigerian NGO which has been monitoring and tracking the efforts to rehabilitate and resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria has expressed horror against alleged corruption in the management of IDPs and what it called the culpable silence of governments at ...

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EFCC MUST INVESTIGATE THE CORRUPTION IN IDP RELIEF DISTRIBUTION NOW!

Press Statement August 26, 2016 Yesterday, Thursday 25th August, thousands of impoverished Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) demonstrated in the streets of Maiduguri, protesting that for days they were not being fed. This was not the first time that these unfortunate Nigerians have to complain about the systematic starvation that they have been subjected to by people who have responsibility to ...

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Buhari’s Leadership Desperately Needed in Military’s Boko Haram Blunders

My former undergraduate ideological mentor at Bayero University Kano by the name of Yunusa Zakari Yau (popularly known as Y.Z. Yau) wrote a Facebook status update on August 15 that aptly captured a barely expressed but nonetheless widespread sentiment. “[President Muhammadu Buhari] seems contented to answer the title of president and watch the old days of impunity rolling back to ...

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CITAD’S Hate Speech Monitoring Project in Nigeria

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In December 2003, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda jailed several media executives on grounds of incitement and conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity. Specifically, the tribunal pointed out how the media executives caused the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians without firearms, machete or any physical weapons in actions through articles that created the psychological disposition ...

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INVITATION, INVITATION, INVITATION, ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DESIGN INTERNSHIP “A CITAD’s COLLABORATION”

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        Are you an electrical/electronic engineer interested in being able to design, develop, prototype and test a quad copter drone? Are you an electrical/electronic engineer interested in design, development and testing of mechatronics on the Arduino AVR platform? Are you an electrical/electronic engineer interested in the fundamentals that enable design and development of modern control and communication ...

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Again, CITAD Warns: Hate Speech Increasing In Nigeria

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The  Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has issued another warning to Nigerians about  the dangers of hate speech. At a briefing on its latest research in Kano,CITAD noted that “One is that in July we recorded more hate speech than in June. This means that hate speech is increasing in the country. Secondly as we observed last month, ...

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Kano Bye-Election: NGO Cautions Politicians Against Violence

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has cautioned politicians in Kano state to desist from creating chaos capable of scuttling the upcoming bye-election of the Minjibir local government House of Assembly constituency. The position had remained vacant following the death of the member representing the constituency, late Tahir Hamisu Gurjiya, early this year and the ...

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GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SPEAK AND EXPLAIN ITS ACTIONS TO CITIZENS

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Being a Text of Press Briefing on Hate Speech for the Month of June Addressed By Isah Garba, Senior Programmes Officer (Peace and Conflicts), Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) On July 27, 2016, Kano Introduction Dear distinguished members of the press. I welcome you to the second of our monthly media briefing on hate speech. We will recall ...

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CITAD, Action Aid Push For The Passage Of #NotTooYoungToRun Bill News

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Participants at the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign In a bid to stimulate public discussion around the rational and principles of the Not Too Young To Run Bill, currently under review in Nigeria’s National Assembly, as well as popularize the bill and mobilise citizens support for it, the Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, in collaboration with Action Aid Nigeria, hosted a ...

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Kano legislators performing below average – Don

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano A senior lecturer with the Kano state Polytechnic, Dr. Sulieman Hashim Rano, has described the performance of legislators representing Kano at both chambers of the National Assembly as woeful and below average compared with other states in the North. Speaking to newsmen on the  Community Development Charter launched in Rano town at the instance of the ...

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Hate Speech: ‘Nigerians Becoming Ethnically, Religiously Insensitive’, CITAD Warns

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Kano-based  Centre For Information Technology And Development (CITAD) has warned that despite the efforts to curb hate or dangerous speech during the 2015 elections, Nigerians appear to have now  become ‘ethnically and religiously insensitive or even intolerant.’ The Centre’s finding were disclosed at a press briefing on Friday in Kano by Isa Garba, its Senior Programmes Officer (Peace and conflicts) ...

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PRESS STATEMENT: REFLECTING ON THE 2015 WAEC MAY/JUNE RESULT AND THE NEED FOR STATE OF EMERGENCY ON EDUCATION IN EACH OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES

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One of the ways we can assess the commitment of the state governments in developing and promoting the state of education in their states is the performance of their indigenes in different National and Regional examinations. If this stands to be a reliable yardstick, then we can loudly say states in the Northeast need to be more committed so that ...

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Group seeks state of emergency in North-East education sector

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Dissatisfied by the continuous poor performance of secondary school students in the North-East region of the country in national and regional examinations, the North-East Education and Social Accountability Cluster yesterday urged state governors in the region to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. In a statement made available to newsmen in Jalingo, the group also urged the ...

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