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Shara: Kano community without school gets education lifeline

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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).

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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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CITAD-#SCEEP: REPORT OF STATE TOWNHALL MEETING ON CITIZENS’ PARTICITION IN ELECTORAL PROCESS

The meeting was held at Nassarawa Guest house on the 28th of October, 2016 with many dignitaries from Civil Society Organizations, Religious Leaders, Politicians, Academicians and Security Personnel in attendance. Among the people in attendance include Professor Kamilu Fagge from the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Aisha Isma’il of the same Department, Special Assistance to his Excellency ...

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A chance to win prizes by contributing to peace building campaign

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Are you a peace campaigner? Here is a chance to win some prizes for your passion. Starting from November, CITAD is starting a monthly social media peace campaign competition for youth.  The competition will offer prizes in four categories namely: The Most Engaged Person  in Twitter The Most Engaged Person in Facebook The most Influential Message (Twitter) The most Influential ...

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Report of Courtesy Visit to JAMA’ATUL NASARUL ISLAM Jos, Plateau State

Following the North Central Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech which took place on 15th October in Jos, on Sunday 16th October, 2016 the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) which has been monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speeches has paid an advocacy visit to Jama’atul Nasarul Islam (JNI) at its national secretariat in Jos, the Plateau State ...

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Report of Courtesy Visit to Emir of Bukuru, Plateau State.

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On 15th October, 2016 Monitoring and Countering of Hate and Dangerous Speech team of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), paid an advocacy visit to the emir of Bukuru in Plateau State. After opening prayer, Leader of the advocacy delegation who is the Hate and Dangerous Speech Coordinator, Isah Garba briefed the emirate on the purpose of the ...

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Report of North Central Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech.

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On 15th October, 2016 the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organized a one day Public Sensitization Workshop on Monitoring and Countering of Hate and Dangerous Speech in Country Home Hotel, Jos, Plateau State.  The event started at 9:00am with registration of the participants, self introduction and then pretest session aimed at assessing the knowledge level of the participants ...

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Report of the Northeast Region public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech

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On Tuesday 11th October, 2016, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organized a one day Public Sensitization Lecture on Hate and Dangerous Speech  in NANNM Secretariat Damaturu, Yobe State,Nigeria.   The event started with registration of participants at 9:00am and participants self-introduction which was the next item on the agenda. . Thereafter, Isah Garba being the Project Coordinator ...

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