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Stop Reckless, Inflammatory Statements, CSOs Warn Politicians

By Abimbola Akosile A group of 22 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country have warned the various members of the political class to stop issuing reckless and inflammatory statements that are capable of over-heating the polity, ahead of the February general elections. In a statement issued in Abuja, the coalition applauded the peace accord recently signed by the top ...

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APC’s new member, CITAD, in the words of a founder

07 August 2015 (APCNews) Participants in a CITAD workshop. Source:CITAD.org Each member provides the APC network its unique perspective and experience, thus participating in the construction of a rich and diverse global community. Nigeria’s Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) comes with an enlightening vision: “A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger.” As CITAD joins APC, read its story ...

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TEXT OF PRESS  CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY CLUSTER ON 3RD AUGUST, 2015 AT TAHIR GUEST HOUSE, KANO ON THE NEED FOR PRUDENT AND TRANSPARENT USAGE OF THE VICTIMS SUPPORT FUNDS

Dear members of the press. We welcome you to this press conference. We have chosen to address you to today on the effort to address the plight of victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other violent activities in the country. Since the last five years, millions of Nigerians have come under different attacks from the activities of insurgents such as ...

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STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN THE NORTHEAST

INTRODUCTION: The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from USAID organized a Stakeholders Meeting on the State of Education in the Northeast, the meeting held at the Custodian Hotel, Gombe on 27th July 2015 brought representatives from ministries of Education, Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT), Parent and Teachers Association (PTA), SUBEB, School Based Management Committees, CSOs and ...

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Fostering democratic governance in Bauchi grassroots

By Patience Ogbodo Correspondent, Bauchi Democracy which has been described as government of the people, by the people and for the people is of paramount importance to all citizens especially those in rural areas in order to improve their standard of living. It was in view of this that CITAD, a Bauchi-based non-governmental organisation collaborated with RTI/LEAD, a USAID-sponsored project ...

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Bauchi group faults last year’s budget implementation

By Patience Ogbodo, Correspondent, Bauchi Bauchi State Coalition for the Improvement of Public Expenditure Management (BACIPEM) says budget implementation in 2012 was poor. The group attributed the poor show to overdependence on the Federation Account allocation. BACIPEM led by the Centre for Information Technology & Development (CITAD) Senior Programme Officer, Kabir Sa’idu Dakata, stated this during a visit to the State ...

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‘Bauchi education ministry gets 26% allocation’

By Patience Ogbodo,  Correspondent, Bauchi Bauchi State  Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammed Aminu Ibrahim, says the education subsector in the  state has been getting the required 26 percent budgetary allocations under the administration of Governor Isa Yuguda. Ibrahim stated this  when he received delegation from  the Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) during an advocacy visit in his office. ...

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Capacity building for media would boost Maternal Accountability in Nigeria –Rafsanjani

By Sylvester Enoghase  –   Lagos Reviewing how the capacity building for media would helped to focus more attention on improving Maternal health accountability, especially the lives of the most vulnerable within the societies the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani   has declared that targeting investment in skills development of media, Civil Society Organisations ...

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Centre produces film on ICT in Hausa language

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Kano State has produced a film in Hausa language on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for children. CITAD Media Officer, Alhaji Sufiyanu Kabo, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Kano. He said the film, entitled: ‘Fasahar Sadarwa Don Yara’, meaning, `ICT for Children’, would enable children between seven and 16 years ...

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FG establishes 109 ICT community centres nationwide

By Patience Ogbodo, Correspondent, Bauchi The Federal Government is currently building 109 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) community centres, one in each senatorial districts of the country as part of effort to make majority Nigerians ICT-literate. Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a non-governmental organization, Mallam Yunusa Zakari Ya’u who disclosed this said the federal government ICT project ...

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Bauchi urged to create website for councils

By Patience Ogbodo Correspondent, Bauchi Bauchi State government has been urged to create internet website in all the 20 local government secretariats in the state. The call was made weekend in Bauchi at the end of a four-week computer training organized by a Bauchi-based non-govermental organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with RTI/LEAD, a USAID project. ...

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Group calls for streamlined councils in Bauchi

By Patience Ogbodo Correspondent, Bauchi A Bauchi-based non-governmental organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has called for the streamlining of the composition of the councils established under the Public Procurement and Fiscal Responsibility laws of Bauchi State. The Executive director of CITAD, Mallam Ya’u Zakariya Ya’u, stated this during a press conference at NUJ secretariat, Bauchi, noting that ...

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Trainees told to use skill for societal growth

By Patience Ogbodo,  Correspondent, Bauchi      The Chief of Party RTI/LEAD International, a USAID-sponsored project, Mr. Don Seufert says the partnership between his organisation and Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a Bauchi-based NGO is to strengthen democratic local governance in Bauchi State. Seufert stated this while speaking at the certificate presentation ceremony to 85 LG staff trained ...

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CITAD: Training Bauchi LG staff on ICT (1)

By Patience Ogbodo,  Correspondent, Bauchi The world today is a global village, no little thanks to Information and Communications Technology. The craze to “belong” among those that have it has set nations and peoples hobnobbing even with those they would have used the proverbial long spoon in dining with. And the reason is not far fetched, seeing that developed countries rely ...

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‘CITAD, LEAD pact to strengthen governance in Bauchi’

By Patience Ogbodo, Correspondent, Bauchi The Chief of Party RTI/LEAD International, a USAID-sponsored project, Mr. Don Seufert says the partnership between his organisation and Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a Bauchi-based NGO is to strengthen democratic local governance in Bauchi State. Seufert stated this while speaking at the certificate presentation ceremony to 85 LG staff trained by CITAD ...

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