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· April, 2007

Stories about Nigeria from April, 2007

Nigeria: musical gift from Nigeria

“I really got into Nigerian hip hop and R&B music while I was there over the past few weeks. Below are links to my favorite songs from my trip, many...

Blogs and the Nigerian Elections: Will We Stop Talking About Our Cats And Shoes For One Day?

Nigeria has one of the most vibrant and dynamic blogospheres in Africa. It is no wonder that the Nigerian state and presidential elections were heavily blogged by Nigerians at home...

Nigeria: stop criticizing the government from the Diaspora

Pause to Ponder defends his opinion about the state of Nigerian democracy: “The above topic was inspired by my last post, which has earned me bashing from 2 fellow bloggers,...

Nigeria: Umar Musa Yar’ Adua wins presidency

The World According to Adaure breaking news: “Nigerians now have a new president in the person of Umar Musa Yar’ Adua. He garnered over 24 million votes in the April...

Nigeria: blogger's voting experience

Nigerian blogger, Tayo Odukoya, blogs about his experience in the Nigerian presidential election: “The first observation was that the voting spot was quite devoid of people. If you read the...

Africa: Where is Rwanda in Global ICT rankings?

Soyapi Mumba reports and comments on the World Economic Forum Network Readiness Index: “It's unfortunate that Rwanda was not included on the list. Rwanda has been getting a lot praise...

Nigeria: texting election observations

If you are in Nigeria, you can text your observations of the presidential elections: “The number to text to is 0808-4032739. Note that number and tell everyone you know!”

Nigeria: smelling gunpowder

While Nigerians vote in the presidential elections, Nkem writes, “We need to wake up and smell the gunpowder…”

Nigeria: where are the ballot papers?

Akin on the Nigerian presidential election: “However, what leaves me breathless like I have just been punched violently in the belly is the response of the Chairman of INEC to...

Nigeria: Blogging the historic election (Part 1)

It's election time in Africa's most populous country – Nigeria. Nigerian bloggers have been blogging their sentiments and observations of the election. This round-up gives a brief overview of election...

Nigeria: state of emergency to be declared?

Will the state of emergency be declared in Nigeria?: “So just like I wasn’t surprised with the handling of the (s)elections last weekend, I will not be staggered in the...

Nigeria: chaos continues after elections

Chaos continues after state elections in Nigeria last Saturday: * Opposition kicks against PDP’s landslide victory * Protests rock Edo, Benue, Osun, others * Mob razes palace in Nasarawa *...

Nigeria: whither democracy?

Black Looks on Nigerian elections: “Nigeria went to the polls on Saturday for the first leg of the elections – the second leg voting for the President and national assembly...

Nigeria: post-election video

State elections in Nigeria last Saturday were marred by chaos, violence, and irregularities. Greenlight Nigeria posts a post-election video on YouTube.

Nigeria: audio comments about election results

Greenlight Nigeria collects audio comments about state elections in Nigeria: “I posted this idea – of people using Evoca and this site to respond to the election result, to a...

Nigeria: test of fairness

Grandiose Parlor on Nigeria state elections: “Reports suggest the presidency and state government have manipulated the result in favor of the PDP. Hence the reason for delaying the results in...

Nigeria: state elections marred by irregularities and violence

Hac Lege on state elections in Nigeria: “As expected, the polls at the recently concluded state elections in Nigeria is eliciting condemnation for various quarters, even before an announcement of...

Nigeria: Nigeria Elections 2007

The World According to Adaure on Nigeria Elections 2007: “Part one of the much awaited election in Nigeria is finaly here. The Feds on Wednesday declared Thursday and Friday a...

Nigeria: Oyo State domain name expires

David Ajao briefly discusses domain name usage in Nigeria and reports that the government of Oyo State website displays Google Ads after domain name expiration: A case in point is...

Blogging Business: West African Bloggers, Inc.

This week, while perusing the Africa business bloggers section of my RSS reader, I noticed a peculiar thing, or maybe this is not so peculiar. But I noticed that a...

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