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


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


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


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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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


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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FOR MONTHLY INSPIRATION SERIES ON 16TH JUNE 2016 On 16th June 2016, CITAD organised her 6th monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series and the Guest of the day was Hajiya Sa’a Ibrahim of Abubakar Rimi Television. Hajiya Sa’a is the first female Managing Director of Abubakar Rimi Television formerly known as City Television (CTV). Here are highlight from the interactive ...

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Insurgency: CITAD Urges State Of Emergency In North-East


By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development  (CITAD), Dr. Yunusa Zakari Yau, has called on the federal government to declare a state of humanitarian emergency in the North-east. Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, Yau said the call had become necessary as greater action was much-needed to rescue millions of people from starvation. Yau said ...

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Nigeria Urged To Declare Humanitarian Emergency In Northeast Region


Internally displaced persons in Nigeria The Nigerian government has been urged to declare a state of humanitarian emergency in the conflict-ravaged northeastern region, to galvanize greater action to rescue millions of people from starvation. This call was contained in a press statement made available to journalists this week, by the Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, an NGO which ...

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Shara: A Community Where ‘No Child Goes To School’


There are over 30 million out-of-school children, OOSC, across Sub Saharan Africa and one-third of that figure, over 10 million, is in Nigeria, according to UNESCO Student’s of Shara community’s under-tree school receiving sets of uniforms and learning materials donated to them by CITAD Shara, a very remote rural community in Sumaila local government area of Kano state, in northwestern ...

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Nigeria: ‘Thousands dying in terror-ravaged villages’


By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria ‘Even as the military offensive against Boko Haram scores successes, it isrevealing an understated crisis,’ says NGO head Thousands of people in far-flung villages of Nigeria’s northeast are dying of hunger and lack of basic shelter, according to a group involved in rebuilding and reconstruction efforts in areas ravaged by the terrorist Boko Haram insurgency. ...

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CITAD Hosts Alhaji Sagir Mohammed, MD/CEO of Intersystem Computers Limited, Kano Guest Lecturer


As part of the capacity building mechanisms of its staff and interns, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has an initiative of organizing a monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Session which normally hosts people of robust experience to have a direct interaction with the staff and interns so that they learn from their challenges, failures and successes. This month, ...

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Time to Save Jigawa-Yobe Road Users from Malian Nomads, By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade

Nigerian citizens living in parts of Jigawa, Bauchi and Yobe states annually play host to Malian nomads, who come with hundreds of camels, donkeys and horses as seasonal guests. For several years these nomads source food for their animals on vast farmlands of Jigawa, Bauchi and Yobe states people throughout the dry season. Travelers along major highways, especially Kano-Azare-Potiskum road ...

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Kano govt urges communities to identify challenges for intervention

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano Kano State government has urged communities across the state to follow proper channel to voice out challenges bedeviling them for prompt intervention, saying the call was its commitment to providing even development in the state. This was stated by the state Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar, during a launch of Community Development ...

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REPORT ON GIRLS IN ICT DAY Celebration Report by Hauwa Dauda Atta   On the 28th of April 2016, CITAD organised an awareness programme to mark the International Girls in ICT day. The event, held at the NISTF Hall, Kano saw in attendance dignitaries from different works of life. Present were Hajiya Aisha Debola Aminu (Country Director, New Faces New ...

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CITAD organizes Stakeholders Forum on improving speed and affordability of internet in Nigeria.


By Hamza Ibrahim , Media Officer, CITAD The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has embarked on a weeklong chain of activities aimed advocating for Fast, Affordable, Safe and Transparent Internet access for all in Africa, the advocacy was tagged #FASTAFrica. Activities commenced last Sunday with a press conference on the need to have in place swift and cheap ...

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