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Why Boko Haram succeeded in over running communities – Research

Research has shown that Boko Haram succeeded in running over several communities in the North East mostly because of the absence of functional surveillance and monitoring mechanism. This was disclosed, on Wednesday, in Gombe, during a public policy dialogue on community resilience organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), with members of the Presidential Committee on North ...

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CITAD To Youths: Close Ranks To Prove Relevance In Politics, Governance

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Kabiru Saidu Dakata, has called on youths in the country to close rank and fight a common course to proof relevance in the nation’s political lexicon. Speaking yesterday at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the Centre in Kano, Dakata said Nigeria as a developing ...

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CITAD Organises Capacity Building For Peace Clubs In Kano

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Centre For Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organised a one-day capacity building workshop for members of Peace Clubs in Kano drawn from some selected secondary and colleges with the aim of brainstorming on ways of sending messages to contain hate messages. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop which was held at the Conference ...

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Civil Society and the Coming Internet Code of Practice in Nigeria, (2)

Mallam YZ Y’au The assumption here is that the reader must have read the first part of this report on how the ‘Civil Society Consultative Forum on Internet Code of Practice for Nigeria’ went on June 8th, 2017 in Abuja and this second part is simply rolling on. In what ways are women discriminated against in terms of utilisation of ...

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Youths Dialogue Blames Political Parties, INEC, Triggers More Youths Participation in Politics.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. After holding Content Charter for People Living with Disability (PWDs) and Communities Experience Sharing Workshops, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) which implements a Department for International Development (DIFD) supported project “Strengthening Civic Engagement with the Electoral Process SCEEP through ActionAid Nigeria, the organization convenes another engagement titled “Inter-Party Youths Dialogue” with a view ...

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Civil Society and the Coming Internet Code of Practice in Nigeria (1)

The internet intrigues everyone. So much so that, in 2014, two Western think tanks, Chatham House in London and the Ontario, Canada based Centre for International Governance Innovation, (CIGI) set up the Global Commission on Internet Governance. The task was to explore how to preserve a single worldwide web, (romantically renamed worldwide wonderland). The two went on to put Prof ...

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Communiqué of a One Day Inter-Party Youths Dialogue

Communiqué Issued at the end of a One Day Inter-Party Youths Dialogue Held at Ni’ima Guest Palace Hotel, Kano on 10th June, 2017.   Preamble The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non government governmental organization that has been implementing “Strengthening Civic Engagement with the Electoral Process (SCEEP) project with support from Department for International Development (DFID) ...

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Experience Sharing Meeting on Community Development Charter (CDC) Engagement Organized by #SCEEP/CITAD Today at Ni’imah Guest Palace, Kano.

By Sagiru Ado Abubakar. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 organized a one-day Experience Sharing Meeting with 18 SCEEP communities in Kano State with view to share experience and learning with regard to Community Development Charter (CDC) Engagement. The Community Development Charter (CDC) is an empowering document that gives communities an insight ...

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PWDs’ Needs Are Neglected During Electoral Process, Participants Lament at a One Day Workshop

The workshop was organized by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from ActionAid Nigeria to share the experiences in relation to the processes, conduct and participation of People With special Needs (PWDs) in the 2015 general election. After introduction and background of the workshop by Training Coordinator Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, the project Coordinator, Isyaku Garba presented ...

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CITAD Moves to Rid Cities of Plastic Waste.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has held a one day symposium on mitigating or eradicating the effects of plastic waste (#TrackingPlastics) in the environment. The forum tagged “Cities Without Plastics” and “How Might We Get Products to People Without Creating Plastic Waste” had in attendance erudite academics who presented papers on the theme ...

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CITAD Holds Students Forum on #OpenNass Campaign

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has on Thursday 18th May, 2017 organized students forum on #OpenNASS Campaign. #OpenNASS campaign is an advocacy campaign aimed at tackling 3 fundamental issues. Specifically, the campaign aimed at tackling poor understanding of governance and the role of voters, few tools (discussion forums, petitions, town halls etc) available to the average voters ...

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Once You Make an Effort, There Will Always Come a Reward-DG, Progressive Governors Forum.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series (ILERIS), a monthly youths mentorship and inspiration lecture usually organize by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is an experience sharing ground between successful people of different backgrounds and professions and staff, volunteers, interns of CITAD, peace club members of secondary schools, Students for Peace of Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges ...

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CITAD Marks Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), an ICT focused organization that uses ICT to empower citizens on good governance, sustainable and balanced development has celebrated this year’s Girls in ICT Day and World Telecommunication and Information Society Day respectively, the 2017 Girls in ICT Day was earlier celebrated on 27th April but CITAD could ...

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TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION CLUSTER ON THE NEED TO KNOW THE POSITION OF THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE ON THE SUSPENDED SGF AND NIA BOS

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE NORTHEAST SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION CLUSTER ON THE 10th MAY, 2017 AT THE ROCKVIEW HOTEL, ABUJA, NIGERIA ON THE NEED TO KNOW THE POSITION OF THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE ON THE SUSPENDED SGF AND NIA BOSS     Also read the news on  Dear members of the press, we welcome ...

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CITAD Trains Journalists on Internet Safety and Security

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held the second round of an internet safety and security workshop series in March 2017. The workshop, held at the NISTF Hall, Kano, was attended by 55 people including journalists, civil society activists, teachers and leaders of students for peace clubs supported by CITAD in tertiary institutions. Explaining the objectives of the ...

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