Nigeria Urged To Declare Humanitarian Emergency In Northeast Region

Internally displaced persons in Nigeria The Nigerian government has been urged to declare a state of humanitarian emergency in the conflict-ravaged northeastern region, to galvanize greater action to rescue millions of people from starvation. This call was contained in a press statement made available to journalists this week, by the Centre for Information Technology and […]

Shara: A Community Where ‘No Child Goes To School’

There are over 30 million out-of-school children, OOSC, across Sub Saharan Africa and one-third of that figure, over 10 million, is in Nigeria, according to UNESCO Student’s of Shara community’s under-tree school receiving sets of uniforms and learning materials donated to them by CITAD Shara, a very remote rural community in Sumaila local government area […]

Nigeria: ‘Thousands dying in terror-ravaged villages’

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria ‘Even as the military offensive against Boko Haram scores successes, it isrevealing an understated crisis,’ says NGO head Thousands of people in far-flung villages of Nigeria’s northeast are dying of hunger and lack of basic shelter, according to a group involved in rebuilding and reconstruction efforts in areas ravaged by […]

Time to Save Jigawa-Yobe Road Users from Malian Nomads, By Hamza Ibrahim Chinade

Nigerian citizens living in parts of Jigawa, Bauchi and Yobe states annually play host to Malian nomads, who come with hundreds of camels, donkeys and horses as seasonal guests. For several years these nomads source food for their animals on vast farmlands of Jigawa, Bauchi and Yobe states people throughout the dry season. Travelers along […]

Kano govt urges communities to identify challenges for intervention

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano Kano State government has urged communities across the state to follow proper channel to voice out challenges bedeviling them for prompt intervention, saying the call was its commitment to providing even development in the state. This was stated by the state Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar, during […]


REPORT ON GIRLS IN ICT DAY Celebration Report by Hauwa Dauda Atta   On the 28th of April 2016, CITAD organised an awareness programme to mark the International Girls in ICT day. The event, held at the NISTF Hall, Kano saw in attendance dignitaries from different works of life. Present were Hajiya Aisha Debola Aminu […]

Slow Internet Service, Responsible For Mass Failure In JAMB – CITAD

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Malam Yunusa Zakari Yau, has described slow internet service as responsible for the mass failure recorded during the recent JAMB exams. Speaking to newsmen on the occasion of the launch of the campaign #SwiftandCheapNet in Kano yesterday, Yau said slow speed had […]

IT promoters launch campaign against poor internet service in Nigeria

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has launched awareness campaign tagged #SwiftandCheapNet against poor internet services in Nigeria. The campaign was part of an Africa wide campaign named #FASTAfrica, standing for Fast, Affordable, Safe and Transparent internet for all in Africa. Speaking at a press conference organised ahead of a seven-day awareness campaign on […]

JAMB CBT: NGO blames mass students’ failure on poor Internet service

An NGO in Kano, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has attributed mass failure of students in the recent JAMB examination to poor Internet service in the country. The Executive Director of the organisation, Alhaji Yunusa Ya’u, said this while flagging off campaign on effective Internet service delivery in Kano on Sunday. “Slow speed […]


Text of Press Conference by Y. Z. Ya’u, Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development delivered on Sunday, 1st May, 2016 at the NSIFT Complex, Kano on the occasion of the Launching of the Campaign #SwiftandCheapNet INTRODUCTION I, on behalf of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), welcome you to this press […]


By Mamilu Isah and Sagir A. Abubakar As part of its effort in contribution to find solution to the problem of cattle rustling across most of the northern state, the Center for Information technology and Development (CITAD) has established Cattle Rustling Information System (CATRIS) which is to provide documentation as well as real time alert […]

Coalition urges northern governors to accord Northeast priority attention

By Adam Alqali, As the governors of the 19 northern states converge for their next meeting, a coalition of CSOs working in the northeast, the Northeast Education and Social Accountability Cluster, has urged the Northern Governors Forum to make the reconstruction of the Northeast, and more specifically its education sector, a key-point in its agenda […]

CITAD Hosts MD/CEO of SB Maisallah & Son as monthly Guest Lecturer

In continuation of its monthly leadership inspiring and interactive session for its staff and interns, the Center for Information and Technology and Development (CITAD) has hosted renown and successful trader Alhaji Murtala Bala Maisallah, the CEO of SB Maisallah & Sons Nig. Limited as guest lecturer for this month. Giving an opening remark of behalf […]