Text of a Press Conference Addressed by Hamza Ibrahim, Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Date: 23rd October, 2019. Venue: Conference Hall, Matho Crystal Hotel, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Introduction Hate speech is a major problem that tends to undermine peaceful co-existence among Nigeria’s diverse communities and threatens the political stability of the country. Hate speech is particularly widely spread in the social media. With increasing reach of social media and…

Text of Press Conference Address by Y. Z. Ya’u, Executive Director, CITAD on Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at CITAD’s Office, Kano

Introduction Gentle men of the press, I welcome you to this press conference on an important issue that has serious security implications for the country which is the continued closure of mines and banning of all mining activities in Kebbi State.   The Issues CITAD has undertaken a research on mining in Kebbi State. As…

Text of a Press Conference by Isah Garba of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on the Reported Abandoned Projects in the Month of May, 2019 Held on 13th June 2019 at CITAD Conference Room

Gentlemen of the press you are welcome to this press conference on the state of some abandoned projects reported in the month of May, 2019. Project development particularly infrastructural projects are intended to provide new products and essential services such as education, health, portable drinking water etc. to the community and at the time, promote…

Text of Press Conference by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) on the Bill Passed into Law by the Bauchi State House of Assembly That Repeal the State Public Property and Recovery Tribunal 2017

Issued on Friday 17th May, 2019 Office Address: NUJ Secretariat Complexs, Opposite Reinsurance House, Ahmadu Bello Way, New GRABauchi, Bauchi state. www.citad.org  info@citad.org   Ladies and  gentlemen of the  press,  we would like to welcome you to  this press conference  and to address  you on an important issue that  has to do with public expenditure management.…

Text of a Press Conference in Celebration of the World International Telecommunication and Information Society Day by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Held on the 17th May, 2019 at CITAD Conference Hall

The World International Telecommunication and Information Society Day was initially  called  The  World  Telecommunication  Day’  to  commemorate  the founding  of  the  International  Telecommunication  Union  (ITU)  which  was started in 1865.   The main objective of the day is to raise global awareness of societal changes brought about by the internet and new technologies. It also…

2nd Edition of the Ibrahim Mu’azzam Institute of Philosophy and Political Theory for Young People Organised by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) from 11th-13th December, 2018 at Mambayya House, from 09:00am – 04:00pm

Over the years the teaching of philosophical thought, especially in the social sciences and political theory has declined. This has affected the quality of critical thinking of current graduates. Yet, without critical thinking, we get graduates of university who are no more different from students of craft school who narrowly acquired craft skills without understanding…