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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,’’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kwankwaso’s Legacies Are Indelible

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the immediate past governor of Kano state and presently  the senator representing Kano central at the Senate, is by some measures the most outstanding governor in terms of recording tangible achievements that are of immense benefit to the people of Kano, the entire north and somewhat to […]

OPINION-June 30th Deadline, Telecoms & Unsolicited Messages

By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the body empowered by law in Nigeria to license and oversee telecommunication companies operations may be in danger of losing the confidence of especially cell phone users and data subscribers in Nigeria for its “failure” to protect their rights from the hungry-ingrate telecommunication companies who heartlessly […]

Investigate diversion of IDPs’ relief materials, NGO advises EFCC

By Rita Michael, Bauchi A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate diversion of relief materials meant for Infernally Displaced camps in the Northeast. The CITAD Executive Director, Ya’u Zakari Ya’u, made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen […]

CITAD Urges Probe Of Relief Distribution In Northeastern Nigeria

The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, an NGO which has been monitoring efforts to rehabilitate and resettle IDPs affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria has said it was “horrified by the callous way the IDPs were treated” as well as “the culpable silence of governments” calling on the Nigerian government […]

Probe diversion of IDPs relief materials, CITAD urges EFCC

From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi An Nongovernmental Organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seriously investigate diversion of relief materials meant for various IDPs camps across the Northeast sub-region of the country. The Centre Executive Director, Ya’u Zakari Ya’u said in a statement made […]

When North East Internet Forum deliberated on protection of women, children online

By Rita Michael, Bauchi The Internet Governance Forum and CITAD, a non- governmental organization, have ended a one-day Internet sensitization meeting in Bauchi. Participants deliberated on women empowerment and protection of children on the Internet. The event, with the theme, “The Internet of our choice: Empowering women and promoting children online, held at Prof Iya […]