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Yobe Tertiary Institutions Hold Counter-Terrorism Debates

By Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Damaturu. An NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has organized inter-tertiary institutions debates on insurgency to encourage youths’ participation in counter-terrorism in Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and the rest of the Northeast. Speaking after the debate, the senior programme officer of CITAD, Isa Garba, said it would generate ideas on how the scourge of terrorism ...

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CITAD PAYS COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIAN COMMUNICATION COMMISSION (NCC) NORTHWEST ZONAL OFFICE, KANO

On Friday 20th April, 2018 CITAD paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Northwest Zonal office, In Kano. CITAD team which included staff and Journalists was led by the Executive Director, Mal. Y Z Yau and were received by the staff of the commission led by the Zonal Controller Alh. Adamu Amshi In his welcome remarks the ...

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CITAD Organises Inter-School Debate On Counter Terrorism

By Francis Okoye. The Centre for Information Technology And Development (CITAD) has organized inter-tertiary institutions students debate in the terror-stricken west and central African countries to create  broad ideas as a veritable source for governments and other stakeholders formulating counter- insurgency and counter-terror policies. A senior programme officer with the Centre, Isa Garba, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of ...

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CITAD Holds Debate On Insurgency In Adamawa

By Hammangabda, Yola. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has organized an advocacy debate among students of tertiary institutions as strategy to end insurgency in Adamawa state. The executive director of CITAD, Mr Yunus Zakari, while declaring the maiden debate open in Yola, said the debate was organized to provide the youths a platform to discuss and proffer solutions ...

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CITAD Organises School Debate in Four Insurgency-Stricken Countries

By Uthman Abubakar, Maiduguri. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is to organise Inter-tertiary institutions students debate in the terror-stricken west and central African countries to create a broad ideas bank as a veritable source for governments and other stakeholders formulating counterinsurgency and counter-terror policies. A senior programme officer with the Centre, Isa Garba, disclosed this to newsmen at ...

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Let’s Talk About Hate Speech

Nigeria’s Federal Government has chosen to declare a war on hate speech. Some of its most senior officers appear uncertain about the applicable laws. Keen not to be left behind, the ruling party seems willing to make a party political issue out of the matter. The desire of the government is not misplaced but any effort to gain party political ...

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Kano LG Polls: CSOs Fault Process, Say Multiple, Underage Voting Rampant

By Nasir Ibrahim Two election monitors in Saturday’s local government polls in Kano, Centre for Information Technology And Development (CITAD) and Action Aid International Nigeria, have faulted the entire process. They said the process was flawed since it permitted open, multiple, and underage voting. A statement issued by media coordinator, Election Monitoring Team of CITAD, Hamza Idris, also noted that ...

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Don’t Blame us, INEC Says on Kano’s Underage Voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission has sought to allay public worries over the credibility of Nigeria’s future elections after pictures of underage voters emerged from last Saturday’s local polls in Kano State. Observers, including the Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, and Action Aid International Nigeria, said they witnessed voting by underage citizens during the elections. Then, still and ...

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Centre Seeks Law to Prevent Online Harassment of Women

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has called on the Federal Government to introduce internet safety and security in the nation’s computer studies curriculum. Hajiya Maryam Ado-Haruna, the CITAD Programme Assistant, Gender and Internet Advocacy, made the call on Thursday while briefing newsmen in Kano on the outcome of its research on Gender-Based Violence Online. She also called ...

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NGO Wants Govt. to Enlighten Politicians on Dangers of Hate Speech

A Kano-based Non Governmental Organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has called on government to sensitise politicians on the dangers associated with hate speeches. The CITAD Senior Programme Officer, Mr Isah Garba gave the advice while briefing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. He said the call was necessary in order to promote peaceful coexistence in the country as ...

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We Have Enough Laws For Hate Speech, Stakeholders Tell FG

…identify root causes of hate speech By Emmanuel Elebeke. ABUJA- Federal government has been advised to reconsider its stands to pass a new law for hate speech in the country. This was the view of some participants at the inaugural Peace and Security Network Quarterly confab series held in Abuja on Monday. They argued that the country has enough laws ...

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Northeast Students Debate Solutions to Insurgency

Yola – Students of tertiary institutions in Adamawa have commenced debate on finding lasting solutions to insurgency and challenges posed by displaced persons in the North East. The debate involved students of Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola; Adamawa State University, Mubi; and Federal Polytechnic, Mubi. The event is organised by Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with the ...

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CITAD:Voter Education Step Down Training

By Sagiru Ado Abubakar. As a means of providing citizens of democracy with basic information about participating in elections, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized 2-day Voter Education Training for the 18 SCEEP Communities in Kano Sate.  This is coming barely a week after unveiling of the voter education training manual ahead of 2019 general elections for ...

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INVITATION PARTICIPATION AT USING TECHNOLOGY TO COMBAT HATE SPEECH AND FAKE NEWS WORKSHOP

Introduction The social media in Nigeria is suffused with hate speech, fake news and fake images which have the potential to turn the tension in the county to violent confrontation. These genres of dangerous speech are increasing as we approach the 2019 general elections. Politicians with their reckless drive for votes tend to deploy hate speech. Ironically hate speech, rather ...

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