Kano Bye-Election: NGO Cautions Politicians Against Violence

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has cautioned politicians in Kano state to desist from creating chaos capable of scuttling the upcoming bye-election of the Minjibir local government House of Assembly constituency. The position had remained vacant following the death of the member representing the constituency, late Tahir Hamisu Gurjiya, […]

CITAD, Action Aid Push For The Passage Of #NotTooYoungToRun Bill News

Participants at the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign In a bid to stimulate public discussion around the rational and principles of the Not Too Young To Run Bill, currently under review in Nigeria’s National Assembly, as well as popularize the bill and mobilise citizens support for it, the Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, in collaboration with […]

Kano legislators performing below average – Don

By Bashir Mohammed Kano A senior lecturer with the Kano state Polytechnic, Dr. Sulieman Hashim Rano, has described the performance of legislators representing Kano at both chambers of the National Assembly as woeful and below average compared with other states in the North. Speaking to newsmen on the  Community Development Charter launched in Rano town […]

Hate Speech: ‘Nigerians Becoming Ethnically, Religiously Insensitive’, CITAD Warns

Kano-based  Centre For Information Technology And Development (CITAD) has warned that despite the efforts to curb hate or dangerous speech during the 2015 elections, Nigerians appear to have now  become ‘ethnically and religiously insensitive or even intolerant.’ The Centre’s finding were disclosed at a press briefing on Friday in Kano by Isa Garba, its Senior […]

Group seeks state of emergency in North-East education sector

Dissatisfied by the continuous poor performance of secondary school students in the North-East region of the country in national and regional examinations, the North-East Education and Social Accountability Cluster yesterday urged state governors in the region to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. In a statement made available to newsmen in Jalingo, […]

Insurgency: CITAD Urges State Of Emergency In North-East

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development  (CITAD), Dr. Yunusa Zakari Yau, has called on the federal government to declare a state of humanitarian emergency in the North-east. Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, Yau said the call had become necessary as greater action was much-needed to rescue millions of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]