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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC LECTURE TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK (GEW), 2015 HELD AT RUMFA COLLAGE, KANO ON THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER, 2015

The natural effect of entrepreneurship is to bring peace. That is why the Public Lecture to celebrate this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015 organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) was themed ‘Entrepreneurship for Peace ‘. The theme was clearly demonstrated at the beginning of the lecture by the students of our peace clubs that raised ...

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CITAD, NIGF Host First North West Internet Governance Forum

By  Adam Alqali How, or perhaps, the need  to govern the net is increasingly becoming  ever pressing .And the debate appears to have gained momentum in Nigeria as well. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a nonprofit organization in conjunction with the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) has held the first ever Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in the ...

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REPORT OF ONE-DAY NORTH WEST INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM BY CITAD/NIGF

INTRODUCTION The need to govern the Net is increasingly becoming a necessity which brings about the now emerging global and local concerted efforts by cyber stakeholders to properly govern the web. Therefore, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a nonprofit organization in conjunction with the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) held the first ever Internet Governance Forum ((IGF) ...

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COMMUNIQUE OF ONE-DAY NORTH WEST ZONAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

Preamble The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in conjunction with the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) hosted a one-day Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for the North West geopolitical zone at the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (AKCRT) Kano. The event which held on November 3, 2015 had in attendance various stakeholders in internet governance including ...

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ANOTHER MEDIA SENSITIZATION ON HATE SPEECH HELD IN PORT HARCOURT

On October, 22, 2015, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Kano, with support from the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Program (NSRP), hosted the fourth of a series of media sensitization program on hate and dangerous speech workshop for journalists. This one was for journalists from the South South geopolitical zone, held in Port Harcourt. The event which was ...

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CITAD CONDUCTS MEDIA SENSITIZATION PROGRAM ON HATE & DANGEROUS SPEECH IN LAGOS FOR SOUTH WEST REGION

On October, 20, 2015, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Kano, with support from the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Program (NSRP), hosted a one-day media sensitization program on hate and dangerous speech with journalists and other media stakeholders form the South West geopolitical zone in Lagos. The event which was held at the International Press Centre (IPC) in ...

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CITAD LAUNCHES A NEW OFFICE / COMPUTER TRAINING CENTRE IN JAMA’ARE LGA OF BAUCHI STATE

  By Sufyan Lawal Kabo   On 17th October 2015, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) launched a new office in Jama’are LGA of Bauchi State bringing the number of CITAD offices to five: Kano (Headquarters), Dutse, Bauchi, Azare and Jama’are, with focal offices in Katsina and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The office, which housed a computer ...

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Group urges Police, DSS to prosecute FFK over comment

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano A Civil Society Organisation has urged the Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Security Service, DSS to prosecute Femi Fani Kayode over inflammatory statement he made against Fulani herdsmen. Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday the Programme  Officer Peace Project of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Abdulganiyyu Rufa’i Yakub, called on the law enforcement ...

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REPORT OF THE ONE-DAY MEDIA SENSITIZATION FORUM ON HATE AND DANGEROUS SPEECH IN KANO BY CITAD

NTRODUCTION The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Nigeria Stability and Reconciliatory Programmed (NSRP) on the 24th August, 2015 organized a one-day media sensitization forum on hate and dangerous speech. The program took place at the conference hall of Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (Mambayya House). It brought together Journalists and media practitioners ...

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We Can Track Stolen Cattle Online — CITAD Boss

Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, is the Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a non- governmental organisation. In this interview with PATIENCE OGBODO-IWUAGWU, Ya’u spoke on CITAD programs, how information communication technology can be used to track down cattle rustlers, rehabilitation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, among others. Excerpts. Can you tell us ...

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE MEDIA SENSITIZATION PROGRAM ON HATE AND DANGEROUS SPEECH BY CITAD

As part of its campaign towards a peaceful society, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in conjunction with the Mac Arthur Foundation and the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliatory Program (NSRP) organized a one-day media sensitization program on hate and dangerous speech. The event which took place at the conference hall of Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and ...

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TRAINING STUDENTS FOR PEACE CAMPAIGN IN KATSINA STATE

On 22nd August 2015, the Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) in its efforts of promoting PEACE CAMPAIGN organized one day workshop on the use of social media for peace campaign for student leaders in Katsina State. The aim of the training which held at the Muhammad Sunusi II ICT Centre, Alqalam University, Katsina was to train student leaders, ...

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ENHANCING CAPACITY OF HERDERS TO REPORT CATTLE RUSTLING USING SOCIAL MEDIA

As part of its contribution to the efforts to address the problem of cattle rustling which has been bedeviling many states in Northern Nigeria, the Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) to its training programmes on how to use social media to report cattle rustling to Katsina for Fulani Headers in the State. The workshop held on 23nd August ...

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CITAD Trains 85 Council Staff Members on IT

Computers Segun Awofadeji The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has trained 85 staff in four champion Local Government Areas (CLGAs) of Bauchi, Katagum, Ningi and Dass in the last two months, during which participants acquired knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, power point, and the use of Internet. Speaking during the certificate presentation ceremony to participants of ...

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CITAD Create Platforms for Peace Promotion in North-east

Bauchi Information Commissioner, Salihu Ibrahim Halilu By Segun Awofadeji Bauchi Information Commissioner, Salihu Ibrahim Halilu has observed that social media has the potential to facilitate dialogue, exchange of information and ideas, and to organise and galvanise for collective action. He also noted that social media networks are very active in defending social, environmental and political rights, freedom of the press, ...

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