Bauchi group faults last year’s budget implementation

By Patience Ogbodo, Correspondent, Bauchi Bauchi State Coalition for the Improvement of Public Expenditure Management (BACIPEM) says budget implementation in 2012 was poor. The group attributed the poor show to overdependence on the Federation Account allocation. BACIPEM led by the Centre for Information Technology & Development (CITAD) Senior Programme Officer, Kabir Sa’idu Dakata, stated this during…

‘Bauchi education ministry gets 26% allocation’

By Patience Ogbodo,  Correspondent, Bauchi Bauchi State  Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammed Aminu Ibrahim, says the education subsector in the  state has been getting the required 26 percent budgetary allocations under the administration of Governor Isa Yuguda. Ibrahim stated this  when he received delegation from  the Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) during an…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…