CITAD urges Buhari to suspend SGF Lawal

By Mustapha Usman, Kano The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, pending the completion of investigation on the allegations of corruption against him. The SGF came under fire for allegedly awarding contract to his own company, RholaVision […]

Group seeks SGF’s suspension over alleged diversion of funds

A group, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has urged the Presidency to suspend the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Lawal Babachir, over alleged diversion of funds meant for the rebuilding of the North-East. Executive Director of CITAD, Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, at a press briefing in Kano yesterday, said that the Presidency […]

CITAD Reveals Staggering Figures Of Hate Speeches

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has revealed that 6,258 hate speeches were recorded between June and December 2016, stating it is not a good development for the country.   The Senior Programme Officer of CITAD, Isah Garba, while giving the outcome of the 2016 Monitoring and Countering Hate and Dangerous Speech Project Report, noted […]

CITAD Asks Buhari to Sack SGF Immediately

CITAD Asks Buhari to Sack SGF Immediately The fear that President Buhari has made the most mistake by trying to save his aides in relation to their perceived corruption appear to be catching on as a major civil society organisation at the heart of the reconstruction of the North East has asked President Buhari to […]

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY Y. Z. YA’U , EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (CITAD) ON MONDAY, 30TH DECEMBER, 2017, KANO

THE SGF SHOULD GO Welcome I will like on behalf of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) to welcome you to this press conference on issues that has grave humanitarian consequences and serious implication to the national consensus to fight corruption. This is unsatisfactory mane in which the government is handling the accusation […]

Report says Nigeria records 6,258 hate speeches in six months

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has revealed that 6,258 hate speeches were recorded between June and December 2016, stating it is not a good development for the country. The Senior Programme Officer of CITAD, Isah Garba, while giving the outcome of the 2016 Monitoring and Countering Hate and Dangerous Speech Project Report, noted […]

CITAD Holds Annual Evaluation Meeting on Curbing Hate Speech in Nigeria

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. Curbing Hate and Dangerous in Nigeria especially on social media is a project that Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) carries out, the project has components such as Monitoring and Countering, Forming Students for Peace Associations or Peace Clubs in tertiary institutions and secondary schools, Public Sensitization, Peace Competition etc. […]

CITAD in partnership with CEPORED Train North East CSOs, CBOs, FBOs on Take Action Platform.

  By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with the Center for Political Research and Development (CEPORED) have conducted a one day training in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), community leaders as well as citizens […]

Centre cautions religious leaders on hate speeches

A Kano-based, NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has called on religious and community leaders to desists from making hate and dangerous speeches in the country. Mr Isah Garba, the CITAD Programme Manager, made the call while briefing newsmen in Kano on Saturday. He noted that religious and community leaders have important roles […]

Hate Speech: CITAD Moves Against Social Media

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Senior Programme Officer, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Isah Garba, has said that the Centre had made considerable inroad in stopping hate speech via the social media as it constitutesda threat to national security. Speaking at its monthly press conference in Kano yesterday, Garba said in November alone, […]

Hate Speeches: CITAD Charges Police On Fani-Kayode

By Najib Sani Bauchi A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has urged the Police to bring the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, to order over his alleged persistent hate speeches in the media and social networks which, it believed, were capable of causing chaos and disunity in the […]

CITAD Sensitizes Youths on Entrepreneurship and Grants Opportunities

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade The Job Placement and Information Service (JOPIS) of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized a non residential workshop for youths around Kano metropolis with a view to sensitizing them on accessing and utilizing entrepreneurship and grants opportunities. It is obvious that the rising number of unemployed youths […]

If You Believe in Something, Pursue it With All Sincerity-Prof. Amina Kaidal

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade. As part of it’s shaping and mentoring initiatives of the lives of young people to becoming great achievers, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has since last year been organizing a monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection Series (ILERIS) with her staff, interns, volunteers, university students and other teeming young people […]

CITAD HOSTS HAJIYA SAUDATU MAHDI, SECRETARY GENERAL, WOMEN’S RIGHT ADVANCEMENT AND PROTECTION ALTERNATIVE (WRAPA) AS DECEMBER INSPIRING LEADERSHIP REFLECTION SERIES GUEST

The monthly Inspiring Leadership Reflection and Interaction Series of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) yesterday hosted Hajiya Saudatu Mahdi MFR as the Guest Speaker for the month of December. In his introductory speech, CITAD’s Senior Program Officer Peace and Conflict Resolution, Malam Isah Garba, said that Hajiya Saudatu Mahdi is the administrative […]

Shara: Kano community without school gets education lifeline

For the past two years, 8-year-old Shafa’atu Haruna had nurtured a burning desire to attend school, but her village Shara – a typical rural community tucked deeply in Sumaila local government council of Kano State, does not have one. The nearest primary school in the area is located in the neighbouring village of Matigwai which […]