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A chance to win prizes by contributing to peace building campaign

Are you a peace campaigner? Here is a chance to win some prizes for your passion. Starting from November, CITAD is starting a monthly social media peace campaign competition for youth.  The competition will offer prizes in four categories namely: The Most Engaged Person  in Twitter The Most Engaged Person in Facebook The most Influential Message (Twitter) The most Influential ...

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Report of Courtesy Visit to JAMA’ATUL NASARUL ISLAM Jos, Plateau State

Following the North Central Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech which took place on 15th October in Jos, on Sunday 16th October, 2016 the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) which has been monitoring and countering Hate and Dangerous Speeches has paid an advocacy visit to Jama’atul Nasarul Islam (JNI) at its national secretariat in Jos, the Plateau State ...

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Report of Courtesy Visit to Emir of Bukuru, Plateau State.

On 15th October, 2016 Monitoring and Countering of Hate and Dangerous Speech team of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), paid an advocacy visit to the emir of Bukuru in Plateau State. After opening prayer, Leader of the advocacy delegation who is the Hate and Dangerous Speech Coordinator, Isah Garba briefed the emirate on the purpose of the ...

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Report of North Central Public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech.

On 15th October, 2016 the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organized a one day Public Sensitization Workshop on Monitoring and Countering of Hate and Dangerous Speech in Country Home Hotel, Jos, Plateau State.  The event started at 9:00am with registration of the participants, self introduction and then pretest session aimed at assessing the knowledge level of the participants ...

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Report of the Northeast Region public Sensitization on Hate and Dangerous Speech

On Tuesday 11th October, 2016, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organized a one day Public Sensitization Lecture on Hate and Dangerous Speech  in NANNM Secretariat Damaturu, Yobe State,Nigeria.   The event started with registration of participants at 9:00am and participants self-introduction which was the next item on the agenda. . Thereafter, Isah Garba being the Project Coordinator ...

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Report on courtesy call to Chief Imam Yobe State University, Damaturo

On the 11th October, 2016.  The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Monitoring and Countering of Hate and Dangerous Speech team, paid an advocacy visit to the Chief Imam of  Yobe State University, Damaturo Central Mosque, Yahuza Hamza Abubakar Ph.D. The objective of the visit was to engage religious and traditional leaders in promoting peace and campaign against hate ...

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CITAD, Takes Education To Rural Communities In Northern Nigeria

A Nigerian NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, has taken a formal education to Shara, a rural community in Sumaila local government area of Kano state, northwest Nigeria, donating books and school uniform to pupils learning under a tree. Prior to CITAD intervention, no child in Shara community has had formal education. Now, children in the community are ...

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CITAD Hosts Kano State Commissioner of Agriculture as October ILERIS Guest.

The monthly leadership inspiring and mentorship initiative of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), better termed as ILERIS (Inspiring Leadership Reflection Series) has featured Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture Kano state as the personality for the month of October. Every month CITAD invites a personality who has skills, experiences and achievements that can ...

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CITAD Captured 653 Hate Speeches In Sept – Official

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Isah Garba, has said that the centre had captured 653 hate speeches in the month of September, majority of which were made by youths via the social media. Speaking at its monthly press briefing in Kano yesterday, Garba said allowing hate speech to ...

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Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth

By Olga Tsafack-Koloko and Mallory Knodel for APCNews 06 October 2016 Every year since 2004, on the third Saturday in September, hundreds of events are organised in dozens of cities around the world to increase “awareness of Free Software and its virtues” and to encourage use of free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in a global event called Software Freedom ...

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CITAD Expresses Horror Over Corruption in IDPs Management, Calls on EFCC to Intervene

By Yaro Daniel Onyiloyi, The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), the key Nigerian NGO which has been monitoring and tracking the efforts to rehabilitate and resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria has expressed horror against alleged corruption in the management of IDPs and what it called the culpable ...

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Women are marginalized on education, internet use – CITAD

By Patience Michael, Bauchi   The Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Ya’u Zakari Ya’u, has said that women were marginalized with less access to education and use of Internet. The director, who was speaking at a workshop in Bauchi tagged, “Research Findings on Women and Use of Internet in the North,’’ said aspects of marginalization including ...

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Over 60% Of Northern Nigeria Women Lack Internet Access – CITAD

Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Bauchi – Over 60 percent of educated women in the northern part of the country do not have access to the Internet, claims Ya’u Zakari Ya’u, the Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). Zakari Ya’u stated this on Monday during a stakeholders’ meeting on the report of research on Women and Use of Internet in ...

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Over 60% of women in the North lack access to the Internet-Study

A recent study has shown that over 60 percent of educated women in the northern part of the country do not have access to the internet. The study was conducted by the ‘Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) on the use of internet by women in the north. CITAD Executive Director. Ya’u Zakari Ya’u, ...

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CITAD marks International Day of Peace

The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has observed this year’s International Day of Peace with an interactive lecture it organized today at NISTF Hall Kano in order to discuss and emphasize the significance of peace for societal development, tolerance and understanding among people, as well as point out how various actors can make tangible inputs for sustenance of ...

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