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

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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

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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.

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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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Slow Internet Service, Responsible For Mass Failure In JAMB – CITAD

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Yunusa Zakari Yau, has described slow internet service as responsible for the mass failure recorded during the recent JAMB exams. Speaking to newsmen on the occasion of the launch of the campaign #SwiftandCheapNet in Kano yesterday, Yau said slow speed had many implications one of which ...

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IT promoters launch campaign against poor internet service in Nigeria

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Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has launched awareness campaign tagged #SwiftandCheapNet against poor internet services in Nigeria. The campaign was part of an Africa wide campaign named #FASTAfrica, standing for Fast, Affordable, Safe and Transparent internet for all in Africa. Speaking at a press conference organised ahead of a seven-day awareness campaign on poor internet services in the ...

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JAMB CBT: NGO blames mass students’ failure on poor Internet service

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An NGO in Kano, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has attributed mass failure of students in the recent JAMB examination to poor Internet service in the country. The Executive Director of the organisation, Alhaji Yunusa Ya’u, said this while flagging off campaign on effective Internet service delivery in Kano on Sunday. “Slow speed has many implications, one of ...

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MAKE FAST AND AFFORDABLE INTERNET A REALITY!

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Text of Press Conference by Y. Z. Ya’u, Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development delivered on Sunday, 1st May, 2016 at the NSIFT Complex, Kano on the occasion of the Launching of the Campaign #SwiftandCheapNet INTRODUCTION I, on behalf of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), welcome you to this press conference, which is aimed at ...

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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UNVEILING OF CATTLE RUSTLING DOCUMENTATION PORTAL

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By Mamilu Isah and Sagir A. Abubakar As part of its effort in contribution to find solution to the problem of cattle rustling across most of the northern state, the Center for Information technology and Development (CITAD) has established Cattle Rustling Information System (CATRIS) which is to provide documentation as well as real time alert system to relevant officials and ...

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Coalition urges northern governors to accord Northeast priority attention

By Adam Alqali, As the governors of the 19 northern states converge for their next meeting, a coalition of CSOs working in the northeast, the Northeast Education and Social Accountability Cluster, has urged the Northern Governors Forum to make the reconstruction of the Northeast, and more specifically its education sector, a key-point in its agenda of the meeting scheduled for ...

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CITAD Hosts MD/CEO of SB Maisallah & Son as monthly Guest Lecturer

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In continuation of its monthly leadership inspiring and interactive session for its staff and interns, the Center for Information and Technology and Development (CITAD) has hosted renown and successful trader Alhaji Murtala Bala Maisallah, the CEO of SB Maisallah & Sons Nig. Limited as guest lecturer for this month. Giving an opening remark of behalf of the Executive Director of ...

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CITAD Holds Policy Intervention Lecture on Kano Market Fires

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Following the recurring fire incidence in Kano markets metropolis, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized a policy intervention lecture with a view to proffering tangible solutions to devastating fire outbreaks. The lecture which was themed ‘’GIS Based Fire Incident Emergency Response: A case study of Kano urban markets’’ draws various stake holders in order to develop ...

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Making Our Schools Safe, Secure

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By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade Going to school is one thing life is happy with because in the long run the knowledge acquired will be its ingredient. It is therefore a necessity that we go to school. But going to school in the last five years has become a big challenge to students and parents or guardians for fear of the ...

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TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY CLUSTER ON THE 18TH MARCH, 2016 AT CENTRAL HOTEL, KANO, KANO STATE ON THE DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY ON EDUCATION SECTOR BY THE BAUCHI STATE GOVERNMENT

Dear members of the press. We welcome you to this press conference. THE ACTORS Members of the Press, we wish to welcome you to this important press conference. We are hereas members of the North East Social Accountability Cluster with the Centre for InformationTechnology and Development (CITAD) as its anchor. The cluster is established with the specialgoal of mobilizing all ...

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