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· April, 2011

Stories about Nigeria from April, 2011

Nigeria: Nigerian Governor on Twitter

Nigerian Governor Kayode Fayemi is on Twitter, Nigerian blogger Lord Banks reports.

Nigeria: Women Protest in Abuja

Nigerian women say no to violence: “Nigerian women in Abuja protesting against the post election violence in the north of the country. Nigerian women have always at the forefront of...

Nigeria: Elections commenced in peaceful atmosphere

The governorship and state assembly elections commenced in a peaceful atmosphere, 234Next reports: “At about 10am, some polling booths began to witness large crowds as more people came out for...

Nigeria: On “You Must Be Rich” Gospel

Fariku discusses the “you must be rich gospel” in Nigeria: “In glorifying money and the pursuit of wealth, many clergy lead their congregations astray. Church becomes a competition, who looks...

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

Nigeria: Tweeps Report And Discuss Post-Election Violence

Nigeria's presidential election was held in on 16 April 2011. Goodluck Jonathan was declared the winner. Some observers have alleged that the election was rigged to favor the incumbent. Post-election...

Nigeria: #NigeriaDecides Tech Meetup in Lagos

CP-Africa announces #NigeriaDecides tech meetup in Lagos, Nigeria on April 30, 2011: “The meetup is organizing a second edition to review the use of technology in the 2011 elections –...

Nigeria: ReVoda Turns Voters Into Monitors

ReVoDa users in Nigeria give verdict on Nigeria’s Presidential Election. ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria using mobile phones.

Nigeria: Hackers Wish

Nigeria hackers wish: How I wish there is a place in Lagos, Nigeria where: 1. I can code without bothering about power cuts from the power company, my inverter running...

Nigeria: Photos the Presidential Vote

I’m posting a few photos I took from Saturday’s presidential vote from Kaduna, Nigeria. Stay tuned for more photos from yesterday along with my longer post on the view from...

Nigeria: Jega set to announce presidential election results

The stage is set for the announcement of final presidential election results by the Chief Returning Officer, Prof Attahiru Jega, as accredited stakeholders arrive the National Collation Centre in Abuja.

Nigeria Votes 2011: Opinions From the Polls

Nigerians voted yesterday in the third presidential election since the nation transitioned to civilian rule in 1999. Thus far, the election has widely been declared a success, with only sporadic...

Nigeria: #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides Trending

Voting in Nigeria’s presidential election has begun. The election was postponed from 9 April, 2011. The main candidates are the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and Muhamadu Buhari. #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides are...

Nigeria: Tweeting Parliamentary Election 2011

Using the hashtag #NigeriaDecides, Nigerians online talk about today's parliamentary elections that was originally scheduled to be held on 2 April, 2001.

Nigeria: Will Technology Impact 2011 Elections?

Nigerians will go to the polls on 16 April 2011 to elect their new president. The election was postponed from 9 April 2011 because of organizational difficulties. In this post...

Nigeria: Exhibition of Images From Presidential Campaign

George Esiri followed the PDP Presidential campaign trail around Nigeria. An exhibition of the images he captured was launched at the Yar'Adua Centre yesterday.

Nigeria: Bloggers React to Parliamentary Non-Polls

Polls or non-polls? Nigerian bloggers respond to the postponed parliamentary elections that were supposed to be held on Saturday April 2, 2011.

Nigeria: Parliamentary election postponed for a week

The Nigerian parliamentary election, which kicks off two weeks of national elections originally scheduled to begin Saturday, has been postponed until Monday. The latest is actually that all elections have...

Nigeria: Tweeps to follow during Nigeria Elections 2011

It is election time in Nigeria. Parliamentary elections have been postponed until Monday because of organizational problems. Presidential election will be held on 9 April 2011. This is our list...

Attahiru Jega: Nigeria's Electoral Captain or Captor?

Nigerian netizens argue that the hazy web of Nigerian politics needs a competent umpire during the 2011 General Elections. Attahiru Jega, the electoral boss, will have to prove in the...

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