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Ganduje’s Commissioner Should Be Arrested For Inciting Violence- CITAD

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday demands security agencies to arrest and investigate Kano state Commissioner for Special Duties Abdulahi Abbas for reuesting his supporters to stone former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is the Senator representing Kano Central at the Senate. Abdullahi Abbas had appeared in a viral video clip that emerged on Wednesday asking ...

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CITAD charges CSOs,Media on tackling hate speech

By Ahmed Jada The Senior Programme Officer of Centre for Information Technology and Development, (CITAD), Isah Garba has has calls for active participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Media practitioners in tackling hate speech in Nigeria. Garba made the call weekend in Bauchi during a one day workshop organized by Bauchi State Coalition for Improvement of Public Expenditure Management ...

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Group advocates legal framework on hate speeches

Participants at a one- day forum organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Owerri have advocated a legal framework and enabling laws to handle the growing and disturbing issues of hate and dangerous speeches in the country. Media practitioners were also urged not to give prominence on the pages of the newspapers and time on the electronic ...

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Budget Tracking Key to Transparency, Accountability

By Bashir Mohammed Kano. Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Isiyaku Garba Yakasai, has described consistent budget tracking by citizens as a veritable key to ensuring transparency and accountability in ideal democratic setting. Speaking at a one day stakeholders’ forum on budget tracking, organised by CITAD in Kano yesterday, Yakasai said the essence of electing ...

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Communiqué Issued at the End of the 2-Day Stakeholders’ Meeting on Promoting Greater Access to Internet for Public Girls Secondary Schools in Kano State Organised by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), at Mambayya House, on 18th-19th December, 2017

Preamble. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held a two-day Stakeholders Meeting on Promoting Greater Access to Internet in Public Girls Secondary Schools in Kano State. The meeting, held on and 19th December, 2019 at Mambayya was attended by over 50 people representing education authorities, parents, Teachers, students, civil society organizations and journalists. The meeting which was part ...

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Group Calls For Patriotism And Selflessness To End Hate Speech in Nigeria

By Joseph Edegbo Kaduna (Nigeria)– Nigerians have been urged to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and selflessness to avoid hate and dangerous speeches in the country.   The advise is contained in a communique issued at the end of a one- day Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speeches organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development CITAD held ...

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Online hate speech has been identified as catalyst of conflict

By Hassan Umar Shallpella  Worried with the havoc caused by online hate speech in the society, the PeaceTech Lab and Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD) recently organized 3 day workshop for Journalists and Civil Society Organizations tagged ‘PeaceTech Exchange for combating hate speech in Nigeria” held at Ventures Park Abuja. Participants drawn from across Nigeria were taught how ...

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Stigma and Societal Neglect Seriously Hamper Disabled People’s Lives-Associate Prof. Jibrin Isah Diso.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As the last episode for this year, the monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series (ILERIS) of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has featured a visually impaired Associate Prof. Jibrin Isah Diso as the guest speaker for the youths inspiring and development programme. Giving opening remarks on behalf of the Executive Director, Training Coordinator ...

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Stakeholders Meet to Validate Research on Gender Violence Against Women Online.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As technology related violence against women online continues to hinder women’s desire to effectively benefit from the unlimited opportunities on the internet, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has with support from Association for Progressive Communication (APC) conducted a research on the theme in order to scientifically and broadly understand the underlying issues on ...

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People Sensitized on Hate and Dangerous Speech in Bayelsa.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. In her quest to curb Hate and Dangerous Speech both online and offline, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) under it’s MacArthur Foundation’s supported project on monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speech in Nigeria has embarked on public sensitization in different parts of the country with a view to educating people on the ...

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Communiqué issued at the end of Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech organized by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Monday 18th December, 2017 at City Global Hotel, OWerri, Imo State. Preamble

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is implementing a project on curbing Hate and Dangerous Speech with support from MacArthur Foundation, and a component of the project includes holding public sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech. The public sensitization was attended by civil society groups, political party representatives, women groups, youths organizations, traditional and religious leaders and the ...

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CITAD Takes Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech to South East.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. Apart from monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speeches both online and offline, Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) also sensitize the public on the same concept, it is in continuation of the public enlightenment that CITAD with support from MacArthur Foundation today held a public sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech in Owerri, the ...

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CITAD Holds Hate Speech Sensitization Workshop in Uyo.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has today held a sensitization workshop on Hate and Dangerous Speech for members of civil society groups, youths groups, religious and traditional leaders, media, women groups and students associations in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state. CITAD is presently implementing a “Curbing Hate Speech in Nigeria Project” that is ...

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Technology Training on Combating Hate Speech Online Commenced in Abuja.

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade.  The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from PeaceTech Lab has commenced a technology training for civil society organizations working in the area of Hate Speech and Peace Building. The training scheduled to last for three days is aimed at equipping the participants with technology tools that can be used to combat hate ...

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Communiqué Issued at the end of “Youths in Peace Building” Conference organized by Center for Information Technology (CITAD) in Bauchi between 15th and 16th November, 2017. Preamble

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from MacArthur Foundation and Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) organized a two days Youths in Peace Building Conference in Bauchi between 15th and 16th November 2017. The conference which took place at Chartwell Hotels and Suites Bauchi brought youths working in the area of peace from different organizations ...

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