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Nigeria: Tweeps to follow during Nigeria Elections 2011

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011.

It is election time in Nigeria. But all scheduled elections have been pushed back for a week because of organizational problems. Presidential election were planned for 9 April 2011. This is our list of recommended tweeps to follow during election in Nigeria 2011 and their reactions to the election postponement.

@MrFixNigeria is Microsoft Internet Safety Ambassador and Nigeria's youngest presidential campaign manager.

@EiENigeria (Enough is Enough Nigeria) is a coalition of young Nigerians working to mobilise youth towards participation in the 2011 elections.

Due to the postponed elections, we'll be launching our final poll (“Who will you VOTE for on April 9″) on Tuesday, April 5. #NigeriaDecides

@toluogunlesi is a columnist with Nigerian newspaper, NEXT, Creative Writing student at the University of East Anglia(UEA).

What a sad day for Nigeria:

Sad day for Nigeria: cancelled elections, Ibori released, and then one of her finest cooks burns boiled egg WTF http://twitpic.com/4gb7yb

@feathersproject is a Nigerian writer, publisher and author at Global Voices Online.

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: BETTER POSTPONED THAN FLAWED http://wp.me/pfoBI-jq

@TechLoy is Nigeria's leading technology blog, breaking the biggest tech stories, providing local startup and product reviews.

#Jega trending on Twitter:

Interesting to see ‘Jega’ [Attahiru Jega, head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)] trending worldwide on Twitter as #JegaDecides Nigeria's future

@COOL2VOTE:

#BREAKINGNEWS: ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN POTPONED TO APRIL 4TH. CONFIRMED BY INEC CHAIRMAN. #Cool2Vote #NigeriaDecides

@Africanelection is a project that enhances the the ability of journalists, citizen journalists to use new media to monitor and report on elections in Africa.

Nigeria:Movements Restricted Till 6:00 p.m. http://ow.ly/4rHrB #naijavotes2011

@delemomodu2011 is the Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP).

What we witnessed today is a clear manifestation of gross incompetence and planlessness. #INEC

@DamiOyedele :

New post: ‘New date of elections not feasible’ says Dele Momodu http://bit.ly/ewGfNh cc @mrfixnigeria


@gbengasesan
is a Nigerian social entrepreneur with keen interest in the use of ICTs for development; towards the creation of improved livelihood opportunities. You can read more about ‘Gbenga Sesan here.

Today should not have happened… Read my latest blog, “As Nigeria Decides (6)”, at http://gbengasesan.com #ReVoDa #NigeriaDecides

@forakin is a computer non-geek, blogger and anglo-Nigerian in Amsterdam.

@AsylumAfricana I was a viewer online of the INEC [Independent National Electoral Commission] conference, when they were told no questions the assembled remonstrated quite loudly.

@reclaimnaija is a broad based national platform for popular, grassroots engagement in promoting electoral transparency and democratic government.

Our reports verify Prof. Jega's assertion that most states do not have polling materials. #reclaimnaija #NigeriaDecides

More tweeps to follow can be found here.

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011.

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