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Maiden Edition Of The Ibrahim Mu’azzam Institute Of Philosophy For Young People Organised By CITAD

By Maryam Ado Haruna (Programmes Assistant (Gender and Internet Advocacy), CITAD). Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reasons and mind. Thus, in its quest to bring about sustainable development in Nigeria by equipping the youths with a more realistic way of thinking, Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has ...

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NGO Wades Into Gandujiyya /Kwankwasiya Dispute, Calls For Truce

By Ramatu Garba Kano – A Kano-based Non Governmental Organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has expressed concern over the growing animosity between Gandujiyya and Kwankwassiyya factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The CITAD Senior Programme Manager, Mr Isah Garba made the remark at a news conference in Kano. NAN reports that while Gandujiyya faction is in support ...

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Kano APC crisis: Group calls for interrogation of commissioner Abbas

By Richard P. Ngbokai, Kano. Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a nongovernmental advocacy group in Kano has called on security agencies in the state to invite the state commissioner for special duties, Alhaji Abudullahi Abbas Sanusi for interrogation over statements credited to him on a video clip, inciting youths to stone former governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso on his proposed visit ...

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CITAD warns of the potential dangers of hate speech in Kano

By Abdallah el-Kurebe. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has warned against the dangers of hate speech in Kano’s political space .The group cautioned  that something  be urgently done to guard against hate speech resulting from political bickering between supporters of different political parties in Kano state. Addressing a Press Conference in Kano on Thursday, the Centre, through its Senior ...

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Why Northern Girls Fail Computer-Based Exams – CITAD

The Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, has attributed the mass failure recorded in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, especially among female candidates in northern Nigeria, to lack of internet access. In a research it conducted, which was presented at a 2-Day Stakeholders Meeting to Greater Access to Internet for Girls Secondary Schools in Kano State, CITAD ...

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Ganduje’s Commissioner Should Be Arrested For Inciting Violence- CITAD

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday demands security agencies to arrest and investigate Kano state Commissioner for Special Duties Abdulahi Abbas for reuesting his supporters to stone former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is the Senator representing Kano Central at the Senate. Abdullahi Abbas had appeared in a viral video clip that emerged on Wednesday asking ...

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CITAD charges CSOs,Media on tackling hate speech

By Ahmed Jada The Senior Programme Officer of Centre for Information Technology and Development, (CITAD), Isah Garba has has calls for active participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Media practitioners in tackling hate speech in Nigeria. Garba made the call weekend in Bauchi during a one day workshop organized by Bauchi State Coalition for Improvement of Public Expenditure Management ...

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Group advocates legal framework on hate speeches

Participants at a one- day forum organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Owerri have advocated a legal framework and enabling laws to handle the growing and disturbing issues of hate and dangerous speeches in the country. Media practitioners were also urged not to give prominence on the pages of the newspapers and time on the electronic ...

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Budget Tracking Key to Transparency, Accountability

By Bashir Mohammed Kano. Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Isiyaku Garba Yakasai, has described consistent budget tracking by citizens as a veritable key to ensuring transparency and accountability in ideal democratic setting. Speaking at a one day stakeholders’ forum on budget tracking, organised by CITAD in Kano yesterday, Yakasai said the essence of electing ...

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Communiqué Issued at the End of the 2-Day Stakeholders’ Meeting on Promoting Greater Access to Internet for Public Girls Secondary Schools in Kano State Organised by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), at Mambayya House, on 18th-19th December, 2017

Preamble. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held a two-day Stakeholders Meeting on Promoting Greater Access to Internet in Public Girls Secondary Schools in Kano State. The meeting, held on and 19th December, 2019 at Mambayya was attended by over 50 people representing education authorities, parents, Teachers, students, civil society organizations and journalists. The meeting which was part ...

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Group Calls For Patriotism And Selflessness To End Hate Speech in Nigeria

By Joseph Edegbo Kaduna (Nigeria)– Nigerians have been urged to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and selflessness to avoid hate and dangerous speeches in the country.   The advise is contained in a communique issued at the end of a one- day Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speeches organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development CITAD held ...

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Online hate speech has been identified as catalyst of conflict

By Hassan Umar Shallpella  Worried with the havoc caused by online hate speech in the society, the PeaceTech Lab and Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD) recently organized 3 day workshop for Journalists and Civil Society Organizations tagged ‘PeaceTech Exchange for combating hate speech in Nigeria” held at Ventures Park Abuja. Participants drawn from across Nigeria were taught how ...

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Stigma and Societal Neglect Seriously Hamper Disabled People’s Lives-Associate Prof. Jibrin Isah Diso.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As the last episode for this year, the monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series (ILERIS) of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has featured a visually impaired Associate Prof. Jibrin Isah Diso as the guest speaker for the youths inspiring and development programme. Giving opening remarks on behalf of the Executive Director, Training Coordinator ...

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Stakeholders Meet to Validate Research on Gender Violence Against Women Online.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As technology related violence against women online continues to hinder women’s desire to effectively benefit from the unlimited opportunities on the internet, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has with support from Association for Progressive Communication (APC) conducted a research on the theme in order to scientifically and broadly understand the underlying issues on ...

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People Sensitized on Hate and Dangerous Speech in Bayelsa.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. In her quest to curb Hate and Dangerous Speech both online and offline, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) under it’s MacArthur Foundation’s supported project on monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speech in Nigeria has embarked on public sensitization in different parts of the country with a view to educating people on the ...

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