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 […]

CITAD Expresses Horror Over Corruption in IDPs Management, Calls on EFCC to Intervene

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 what it called the […]

Buhari’s Leadership Desperately Needed in Military’s Boko Haram Blunders

My former undergraduate ideological mentor at Bayero University Kano by the name of Yunusa Zakari Yau (popularly known as Y.Z. Yau) wrote a Facebook status update on August 15 that aptly captured a barely expressed but nonetheless widespread sentiment. “[President Muhammadu Buhari] seems contented to answer the title of president and watch the old days […]

CITAD’S Hate Speech Monitoring Project in Nigeria

In December 2003, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda jailed several media executives on grounds of incitement and conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity. Specifically, the tribunal pointed out how the media executives caused the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians without firearms, machete or any physical weapons in actions through articles […]

Again, CITAD Warns: Hate Speech Increasing In Nigeria

The  Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has issued another warning to Nigerians about  the dangers of hate speech. At a briefing on its latest research in Kano,CITAD noted that “One is that in July we recorded more hate speech than in June. This means that hate speech is increasing in the country. Secondly […]

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 […]