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CITAD Awards Prizes To The Winners Of Its Annual ICT Secondary Schools Students Competition in Kano State



The Prize Winners


By Ozumi Abdul

As its part of contributions to human development through digital technology, Centre For Information Technology And Development (CITAD) on Wednesday awards prizes to the winner of its annual ICT quiz competition for secondary school students in Kano state.

The competition which was held at the City Campus of Yusuf Maitama Sule University Auditorium, had 36 schools attended out the 50 schools that were invited.

Sani Bello of Science College Dawakin Kudu emerged victorious for the first place position, Government Girls Secondary School, Maryam Abacha scooped laurel for the second place position, while School for Arabic Studies Kano won the Third Place Position.

The winner of first position was awarded with the prize of a laptop computer, printer, wall clocked, and certificate, the second position got laptop, wall clock and certificate, while the third place winner was awarded with the prize of computer desktop, wall clock and Certificate.

While speaking, the CITAD Deputy Director, Mallam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai said the ICT quiz competition for secondary school students in Kano state is an annual event which his organization normally organises the competition to update the younger generation about the importance of ICT in the contemporary modern day society, while also adding that this year’s competition remains his organization’s 21st.

Yakasai noted that considering the high level of youth unemployment in the country today, ICT has become a great asset to the current generation, in the reduction of unemployment.

He said after the competition, CITAD expects schools with computers that not utilizing them to be motivated to put them into use, if they were hitherto not used, repair the ones that are technically faulty for proper utilization.

He added that his organization is prepared to assist in training their teachers in making use of the ICT facilities they have.

“This ICT competition is an annual event which we organize each and every year for secondary schools in Kano. This is the 21st anniversary.

“The purpose of this competition is to update the current generation about the importance of ICT considering the fact that more youths are unemployed. So ICT is an area where it does not require a specific profession, anybody can get into the area, any interested person can get into the ICT sector without segregation of being a male or female”, he said.

Also speaking is one of the participants, Firdaus Abass Aliyu, a student of Shekarau Government Girls Secondary School.

She said she highly elated to be a participant if such a high profile competition, promising she will utilize the opportunity in assisting and contributing to the development of her society.

She thanks CITAD for such a lofty opportunity, as well as imploring other NGOs to follow the foot step of CITAD in adding value to the society.


Breaking:Emir of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Passes On



Late Emir Of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi


The Emir of Dutse  in Jigawa state North West Nigeria Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi is Dead.

In his verified Facebook handle a traditional title holder Santurakin Dutse  and PDP Gubernatorial Candidate of Jigawa state Mustafa Sule Lamido made the statement.


Another credible source from the Capital of Jigawa state told NIGERIAN TRACKER that Emir Nuhu Sunusi died today in Abuja but did not disclose the place where he died.

NIGERIAN TRACKER recalls that Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi was appointed Emir of Dutse by the military administration of Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammadu Sunusi.


He reigned as the Emir for 28 years

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Naira Controversy: Emefiele Appears Before Reps. Committee



Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday appeared before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the cashless policy and deadline for the replacement of old currency notes.

Emefiele, who was supposed to appear before the Committee last week, failed to do stating he was out of the country with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The House threatenedto invoke the provisions of section 89(1)(d) of the Constitution by issuing a warrant of arrest today to compel him to appear.

The CBN Governor, who appeared with some of his assistants, went into a brief Executive session with members of the committee.

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Cashless system helps in tracking election financing — Osinbajo



By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a cashless policy, when effectively operated in Nigeria, can help stem the surge of illicit election financing by making it possible to track funds.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the vice president received a delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission led by Mr Barry Andrews.

The EU Chief Observer is also a member of the European Parliament.

“I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures.

“ The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking.

“That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track.

“So much money can be spent without it being tracked under the current election financing practices in the country.’’

Osinbajo acknowledged the serious difficulty in controlling election financing because of cash transactions.

According to him, there are still infrastructure issues required to be in place to ensure an efficient cashless system in the country.

“With cash transactions, it is still difficult to seriously control election financing.’’

On electoral offences, the vice president said the Electoral Offences Commission Bill was at the National Assembly.

He said he hoped that it would begin a new regime of dealing with electoral offences which would be helpful.

“By and large, one shouldn’t expect INEC to be the investigator of electoral offences.

“I think that law enforcement agencies should be responsible for arresting and prosecuting offenders, state by state.

“Electoral offences are always seen through a political prism; people will always feel that they are being prosecuted because they belong to a certain party.

“What is more important is that we have to find a system where the police could have a special unit for offences during the course of elections.

“The Federal High Courts could also have a special jurisdiction to deal with offences and not extend beyond the Federal High Courts.”

On the role of the judicial system, Osinbajo said that more attention should be paid to the monitoring of tribunals and their outcomes, calling for more scrutiny from the National Judicial Council.

He disclosed that discussions had been had in the past concerning malfeasance on the part of some judges and those found guilty should be brought to the fore.

“There should be sanctions and that way, we would be able to clean up and correct some of the problems,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Andrews said that the mission would be monitoring the elections coming up next month and hope for a peaceful and fair electoral process.

According to him, it is the 7th time the INEC is inviting the EU Mission to monitor the elections, adding that the team had been in the country since Jan 11 and will be around until the end of March, 2023.

Other members of the delegation include Ms Samuela Isopi, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS and Mr Thomas Boserup, Deputy Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission. (NAN)

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