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CITAD laments delay in Bauchi budget implementation

By Patience Ogbodo, Correspondent, Bauchi A Bauchi State-based non-governmental organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said that persistent delayed commencement of budget implementation in the state leads to recurring late presentation, passage, and its assent. Addressing a press conference in Bauchi weekend, CITAD Director, Ya’u Zakariyya Ya’u said because constitutionally and conventionally the budget year starts from January 1 ...

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Group promotes peace in North East

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Correspondent, Bauchi The Bauchi State Information Commissioner, Salihu Ibrahim Halilu, says the social media have the potential to facilitate dialogue, exchange of information and ideas, and to organize and galvanize for collective action. Halilu stated this during a training workshop on the use of social media for peace campaign organized by a non-governmental organisation,  Centre for Information ...

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Forest Mapping, Catalyst For Containing Cattle Rustling – CITAD

By Bashir MohammedKano Programme Officer, Centre For Information Technology and Development(CITAD), Abdul-Ganiyu Rufai Yakubu, has described forest mapping as a major catalyst for containing the persistent scourge of cattle rustling all over the country.Speaking at a one-day workshop on forest mapping, taking Kamaku forest as a case study, organised by CITAD in conjunction with Google developers at Bayero University, Kano ...

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An Bullo Da Sabuwar Dabarar Magance Satar Shanun Fulani Makiyaya

  Ganin yadda satar shanu ya addabi al’ummar Fulani da sauran masu kiwo, musamman a Arewacin kasar nan, wasu cibiyoyi da hukumomi, da ma daidaikun mutane sun dukufa wajen samar da hanyoyin da za a bi wajen saukake, ko magance irin wannan annoba da a kullum makiyaya ke zama cikin zullumi. Hanya ta baya-bayan nan, ita ce wacce wata cibiya ...

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Nigeria looks to technology to resolve ancient rivalries

Distrust between farmers and herdsmen has led to Nigeria looking at technology to resolve rivalries. World Bulletin / News Desk At the heart of the seemingly intractable crisis in Nigeria’s “Middle Belt” — a region populated mainly by minority ethnic groups — is pervasive distrust between farmers and herdsmen. Now, however, local activists are looking to new technology in hopes of resolving the longstanding ...

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CITAD to establish cattle rustling information system in Zamfara

From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau A Kano state-based non governmental organization, Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has expressed commitment for the provision of access information regarding preventive measures against cattle rustling and method of engagement with relevant stakeholders on how to achieve to minimise the ugly terrain in Zamfara state. The Leader of a team on the platform ...

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REPORT ON THE WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PEACE ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN ZAMFARA STATE

By Sufyan Lawal Kabo In addition to the previous Social Media for Peace Advocacy workshops in Kano, Bauchi, Abuja and Jigawa state, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from MacArthur Foundation conducted a one-day training on Use of Social Media for advocacy for CSOs in Zamfara state. Twenty (20) organizations attended the workshop which held at ...

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REPORT ON THE WORKSHOP ON USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIGHT CATTLE RUSTLING HELD IN KADUNA STATE

By Sufyan Lawal Kabo Introduction About 23 members of the Kaduna state chapter of the Fulbe umbrella body organization Miyetti Allah, participated in the workshop on Using Social Media to Fight Cattle rustling. The participants were drawn from some rearing areas of Kaduna state namely Chikuri, Buruku, Brnin Gwari, Kagarko, Kachia and Chukum.  These are areas where cattle rustling enigma ...

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REPORT OF AZARE TRAINING ON USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REPORTING CATTLE RUSTLING

By Sufyan Lawal Kabo The second workshop on the training on use of Social Media for reporting cattle rustling was held at Old Central Office behind Emir’s palace, Emir’s Drive, Azare, Bauchi state on 17th of June 2015. The second of the series as well held for Fulbe organizations, field cattle rearers, Hardos (Fulani leaders), community leaders etc. It was ...

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REPORT OF ZAMFARA TRAINING ON USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REPORTING CATTLE RUSTLING

Introduction Cattle rustling refers to the mass stealing of grazing cattle. It is a situation in which farmers lost cattle to cattle thieves while grazing. Traditionally, cattle rustling have been driven by the criminal intent to expropriate cow for meat or for sale. Pertinently, it must have served as a means of primitive accumulation of cow-herd in the contexts of ...

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List of Kano State Peace Clubs

eace Clubs, Students Peace and Empowerment Mentorship Volunteers – Kano State   The List of Peace Clubs, Students Peace and Empowerment Mentorship Volunteers (SPEV)   S/N SCHOOLS PATRON MENTORS PRESIDENT 1. G.G.S.S SHEKARA   ZUWAIRA RABIU MALAM MAHMU KABIR & BALA ALI HABIB M TUKUR 2. G.G.A.S.S TAHIR ABDULLAHI AHMAD TAHIR and ADAMU SALUHU UWANI AHMAD BALARABE HAUWA MUHD 3. ...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR GIRLS IN ICT 2015

By Khadeeja Idress Ismail On Thursday, 23rd Thursday, 2015 being the 4th Thursday of April was marked globally as the International Day for Girls in ICT, a day set aside to draw attention to the need to bridge the gender dimensions of the digital divide .as part of this, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organized a public ...

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Lunch Time Advocacy Visit to Emir of Kazuare

  By Sufyan Lawal Kabo Passing through Thomas Dam in Danbatta, Kano State on the way to Kazaure, the capital of Kazaure Emirate in Jigawa State gives you an opportunity to reflect on what Boko Haram insurgency in much of north east and parts of North West of the country. Here was abandoned the land, fear of attacks especially in ...

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REPORT OF ONE-DAY STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM ON HATE SPEECH AND THE 2015 ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA Report by CITAD Introduction

  Introduction The Coordinating Committee on Hate Speech comprising of MacArthur Foundation, NSRP and CITAD on 23rd March held a one-day Stakeholders Forum on hate speech and the 2015 elections in Nigeria. It was conducted at the Board Room of Yaradua Centre, Abuja. It brought together civil society activists, media practitioners and regulators, political parties’ representatives, and human rights activists. Attended by ...

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Breakfast at the palace of emir of katagun

By Ayuba Yusif Abubakar, CITAD, Bauchi Office Katugum Emirate in Bauchi State is at the cross road of two major political centres, the old Kano and Bornu kingdoms. It had to maintain its autonomy because of the delicate balance that the two powerful neighbors had to maintain. Alos known as Guduri, the land is also a confluence of linguistic and ...

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