CITAD Fears Digital Apartheid in Nigeria

Nigeria’s lack of a position on zero rating and which has left some mobile companies to currently improvise is an emerging digital apartheid, Mallam Yunusa Y’au, the Executive Director of the Kano based Centre for Information Technology and Development, (CITAD) has said. He is subsequently drawing the attention to the need for activists to respond […]

NGO trains 40 unemployed graduates on entrepreneurship

From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi As part of efforts to enable unemployed university and polytechnics graduates acquire skills that will make them employable and competitive in a changing world, an NGO, Center for Information and Technology Development (CITAD) has organized a career development and entrepreneurship opportunities training for unemployed graduates. Speaking, during a one day workshop […]

NGO Trains 40 Unemployed Graduates on Entrepreneurship Opportunities

As part of efforts to enable unemployed university and polytechnic graduates acquire skills that will make them employable and competitive in a changing world, Center for Information and Technology Development (CITAD), a non-governmental organization(NGO)organized a career development and entrepreneurship training for unemployed graduates. The Research Assistant with CITAD, Alhaji Hamza Ibrahim Chinade,stated this at a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]