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Centre cautions religious leaders on hate speeches

A Kano-based, NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has called on religious and community leaders to desists from making hate and dangerous speeches in the country. Mr Isah Garba, the CITAD Programme Manager, made the call while briefing newsmen in Kano on Saturday. He noted that religious and community leaders have important roles to play in the promotion ...

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Hate Speech: CITAD Moves Against Social Media

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Isah Garba, has said that the Centre had made considerable inroad in stopping hate speech via the social media as it constitutesda threat to national security. Speaking at its monthly press conference in Kano yesterday, Garba said in November alone, CITAD reported 942 hate speeches ...

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Hate Speeches: CITAD Charges Police On Fani-Kayode

By Najib Sani Bauchi A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has urged the Police to bring the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, to order over his alleged persistent hate speeches in the media and social networks which, it believed, were capable of causing chaos and disunity in the country. In a press statement ...

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CITAD Sensitizes Youths on Entrepreneurship and Grants Opportunities

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade The Job Placement and Information Service (JOPIS) of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized a non residential workshop for youths around Kano metropolis with a view to sensitizing them on accessing and utilizing entrepreneurship and grants opportunities. It is obvious that the rising number of unemployed youths has been a problem that ...

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If You Believe in Something, Pursue it With All Sincerity-Prof. Amina Kaidal

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As part of it’s shaping and mentoring initiatives of the lives of young people to becoming great achievers, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has since last year been organizing a monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Series (ILERIS) with her staff, interns, volunteers, university students and other teeming young people around the civil society circle ...

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CITAD HOSTS HAJIYA SAUDATU MAHDI, SECRETARY GENERAL, WOMEN’S RIGHT ADVANCEMENT AND PROTECTION ALTERNATIVE (WRAPA) AS DECEMBER INSPIRING LEADERSHIP REFLECTION SERIES GUEST

The monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection and Interaction Series of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) yesterday hosted Hajiya Saudatu Mahdi MFR as the Guest Speaker for the month of December. In his introductory speech, CITAD’s Senior Program Officer Peace and Conflict Resolution, Malam Isah Garba, said that Hajiya Saudatu Mahdi is the administrative and programme head of WRAPA ...

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Shara: Kano community without school gets education lifeline

For the past two years, 8-year-old Shafa’atu Haruna had nurtured a burning desire to attend school, but her village Shara – a typical rural community tucked deeply in Sumaila local government council of Kano State, does not have one. The nearest primary school in the area is located in the neighbouring village of Matigwai which is more than five kilometers ...

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CITAD Celebrates 2016 International Day of People with Disability

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with Rights and Privileges of Persons with Disability Development Initiative have commemorated the international day of people living with disability where the disabled, governments officials, civil society activists, media, institutions, special education bodies, societal reorientation agencies and entrepreneurs were brought together as presentations on different topics were made.  In his ...

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NATIONAL LEVEL ENGAGEMENT: PCNI COMMENDS PROACTIVE EFFORT OF CITAD AS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEES ON BASIC EDUCATION AND THAT OF IDPS, REFUGEES AND NORTHEAST INITIATIVE DESCRIBE CITAD AS THE RIGHT PARTNER TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION SECTOR IN THE NORTHEAST

In its continues engagement with the relevant stakeholders on the need to ensure accountability in the education sector of the Northeast, the North-East Social Accountability in Education Cluster which has CITAD as an anchor, paid an advocacy visit to some major stakeholders at the National level. The advocacy team led by Kabiru Dakata has on Tuesday; 29/11/16 visited the Presidential ...

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REPORT OF THE NORTHWEST REGIONAL SENSITIZATION ON DANGEROUS SPEECH

In its continues effort to address the proliferation of hate and dangerous speech in the country , the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on 1th of November, 2016 held yet another regional Public Sensitization on Dangerous speech  for the Northwest Region, held at the Green House, Mani Road , Katsina Katsina state. CITAD team, at the occasion comprises ...

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REPORT OF THE 15TH KANO ICT QUIZ FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS ORGANIZED BY CITAD AT SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, KANO ON 24TH NOVEMBER, 2016

In its efforts to broaden ICT literacy, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has since 2001 been conducting Annual Information and Communication Technology quiz competition for secondary schools across Kano State. The annual competition was initiated to promote ICT knowledge among the secondary school students in order to ensure that they meet the growing demand for ICT literacy. ...

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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SENSITIZATION ON DANGEROUS SPEEECH FOR THE SOUTH EAST REGION HELD ON THE 29th OF OCTOBER 2016 AT HOTEL CORDIAL ENUGU

The programme started at around 11:00, it was started late because it was sanitation day in Enugu state. The participants were drawn from students, youth, women group, traditional titled holders, journalists and Civil Society Organizations. It started with self-introduction by the participants, welcome remarks by Isah Garba, who welcomed the participants to the programme and took them through the background ...

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COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUE AT THE END OF THE ONE DAY MEETING WITH PEACE CLUBS ADVISORS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SP4 FROM TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS HELD ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER 2015 AT KHAIRAN GUEST PALACE BAUCHI

On the 5th November 2016 peace clubs advisors from Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe states met at Khairan Guest Palace, Bauchi to deliberate on the proportions and expectations of the peace clubs and the students for peace clubs. During the meeting the participants appreciated  CITAD  effort of coming up with the initiative of engaging  youth  in the campaign against violence and ...

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CITAD marks 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW2016

  The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has joined the global community to celebrate the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship with series of activities part of which public lecture was organized for students of secondary schools in Kano state in order to install and broaden their entrepreneurial ability. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and ...

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Always Set Your Goals Early and Work Towards Achieving Them-Hajiya Aisha M. Bello (Accountant General, Kano State).

As the year 2016 gradually comes to an end, the monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Series (ILERIS) of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has featured Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Bello, the Accountant General of Kano state as November personality and guest speaker. The forum which normally draws participants from the staff of the center, volunteers and interns, civil society ...

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