Fake News on Social Media Caused Ethno-Religious War

By Bashir Muhammad, Kano. Project Coordinator, Hate Speech, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Hamza Ibrahim, has declared that the proliferation of fake news on Social Media Platform was responsible for the ethno-religious conflicts rocking the country. Speaking in Kano yesterday, Ibrahim said “sentiments and selfish agenda have given people the momentum to…

CITAD Holds Debate On Insurgency In Adamawa

By Hammangabdo Yola. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has organized an advocacy debate among students of tertiary institutions as strategy to end insurgency in Adamawa state. The executive director of CITAD, Mr Yunus Zakari, while declaring the maiden debate open in Yola, said the debate was organized to provide the youths a…

CITAD Engages Students To Combat Hate Speech

By Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe.  The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has conducted a two-day sensitization workshop for students of tertiary institutions to combat hate speech. The workshop which held in Gombe had participants drawn from schools in the six states of the North-east geopolitical zone.  The Executive Director of the centre, Dr…

CITAD Flays Use Of Social Media To Fuel Ethnic/Religious Crisis

By Patience Ogbodo Iwuagwu. Bauchi – A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has cautioned against fuelling ethnic religious conflict and killings through the use of social media. Addressing a press conference at NUJ Secretariat in Bauchi, Mohammed Chiroma Hassan, Programme Officer of CITAD, lamented that the circulation of fake news was behind…

CITAD Engages Students to Combat Hate Speech

By Haruna Gimba Yaya. The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has conducted a two-day sensitization workshop for students of tertiary institutions to combat hate speech. The workshop which held in Gombe had participants drawn from schools in the six states of the North-east geopolitical zone.  The Executive Director of the centre, Dr Yunusa…

Regional Inter-Tertiary Institutions Students’ Debate on Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Held in Yola.

By Hamza Ibrahim. In continuation of the search for ideas, perspectives and mechanisms of addressing insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has with support from North East Regional Initiative (NERI) engaged students of tertiary institutions in the insurgency-ravaged North East region in debates to showcase their ideas…

NGO Advises Online Media To Move Against Hate Speeches

A Kano based Non Governmental Organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development, has advised Online Newspapers to regulate their sites against hate speeches. Malam Hamza Ibrahim, the spokesperson of CITAD gave the advice on Wednesday at a media briefing organised by the association in Kano. According to Ibrahim, the organisation has tracked 175 hate speeches…

Open NASS, Key to Accountability In Governance

By Bashir Mohammed. Kano Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Hajiya Harira Abdulrahaman Wakili, has described open National Assembly as a veritable key to entrenching probity, accountability and transparency in democratic governance. Speaking at a one day sensitisation forum organised for students held at the CITAD conference hall in Kano yesterday, Wakili said…