Use digital technology to combat violence, CITAD urges FG

By Ismail Auwal Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has called on Federal Government to embrace the use of digital technology in the fight against violence. The Director of the center, Mallam Yunusa Zakari Yau, in a statement, said that Insecurity has today become too generalized in Nigeria that nowhere is safe in the […]

Digital Inclusion: CITAD Advocates Development Of Community Networks In Nigeria

  TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING ON THE NEED FOR POLICY DIRECTIONS ON COMMUNITY NETWORKS ADDRESSED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CITAD, Y. Z. YA’U ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021 IN KANO   Introduction The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) is a statutory body established to address gaps in internet accessibility in the country by focusing […]

One Day Workshop for Online Journalists on Writing for Accountability and Anti-Corruption Issues Organized by CITAD with Support of MacArthur Foundation

Held on the 28th of November, 2020 Virtually The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support of MacArthur Foundation had on the 28th of November, 2020 as part of its Anti-Corruption and Accountability Project in Nigeria organized a one day virtual workshop to online Journalists on Writing for Accountability and Anti-Corruption Issues in […]

Peaceful Protest Conducted in FCT on Sexual and Gender Based Violence

5th of June 2020 Coalition of Civil Societies launched a campaign to push for systemic change on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. In response to the protest, Actionaid Nigeria and CITAD mobilized 20 women in the communities to join the protest. The Protest was held at the force headquarters in the nation’s capital […]

Lockdown: CITAD advises Kano govt on stricter measures

The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, on Sunday advised Kano state government to introduce stricter measures, to ensure compliance with the restriction order, to curtail the spread of coronavirus, #COVID19 in the state. The advise is coming, especially following one confirmed case of the virus, announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, […]

Exposing the Identity of COVID-19 Victims is Counterproductive – CITAD

The propriety or otherwise of exposing the identity of COVID-19 infected or potentially infected persons which has become a big controversy in Benue State three weeks ago in the case of Mrs Susan Okpeh has received a curt rejection in a similar case in Kano in Northwestern Nigeria. The case in Kano is the circulation […]

Death baiting

Email: ochima495@gmail.com SMS: 08055001912 I have just read a situation report on “how people in Kano are responding to government directives against COVID-19” released by the Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, Kano, April 7. Before I go into the report, let me confess that I am not familiar with the organisation. I am knowing […]

CITAD Uncovers Minimal Compliance With Coronavirus Rules in Kano

A survey of the most strategic points of convergence in urban Kano has shown very minimal compliance with the ground rules against COVID-19. The survey by Kano based Centre for Information Technology and Development, (CITAD) shows that most strategic mosques, markets, streets and makeshift soccer pitches are in full swing. The borders are no less. […]

Deconstructing the CITAD – NCDC Conversation on COVID-19 in Nigeria

How much of a problem this still is remains to be systematically ascertained but it was the biggest part of the COVID-19 crisis in Nigeria. Whom or where do the ordinary Nigerians, especially those in the slums or “the voices from below” call to say they think they might be confronting Coronavirus? A Bauchi State […]

COVID-19: AAN, CITAD Donate Protection Materials to FCT Communities COVID-19: AAN, CITAD Donate Protection Materials to FCT Communities

As part of its contribution to the reduction in the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with CITAD donated protection materials to Communities around FCT to assist them inculcate the practice of good hygiene among dwellers. The distributed items include Public Address System, 16 banners and posters, hand sanitisers, hand gloves and face masks […]

CORONAVIRUS: FCT communities receive donations from ActionAID Nigeria, CITAD to fight COVID-19

The Centre for Information  Technology And Development (CITAD) and  Actionaid Nigeria(AAN), have  trained and educated community facilitators in communities in the Federal Capital Territory, on COVID-19 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic which has killed two persons in Nigeria, leaving over 170 others infected. The non- profit organisations working […]

Actionaid Nigeria, CITAD Donate to the Fight Against COVID-19 in FCT

As part of their contribution towards prevention and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic which has killed two persons in Nigeria, leaving over 170 others infected, the Centre for Information  Technology And Development (CITAD) and  Actionaid Nigeria(AAN), have collaborated to train community facilitators and provided protection materials for vulnerable communities  in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), to […]

IWD: 200 Women Trained on Employability Skills in Kano

As part of activities to mark the International Women’s Day, Centre for Information Technology (CITAD), in partnership with Jobberman, Nigeria largest online platform on Wednesday in Kano, trained two hundred young women on Employability Skills. The Program Implementation Officer, Precious Imuwahen Ajoonu, (Jobberman) said the platform intends to reach out to 5 million young people […]