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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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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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