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Nigeria: Tweeps to follow during Nigeria Elections 2011

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Elections, Politics, Technology

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011 [1].

It is election time in Nigeria. But all scheduled elections have been pushed back for a week [2] because of organizational problems. Presidential election [3] 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 [4] is Microsoft Internet Safety Ambassador and Nigeria's youngest presidential campaign manager.

@EiENigeria [5] (Enough is Enough Nigeria [6]) is a coalition of young Nigerians working to mobilise youth towards participation in the 2011 elections.

Due to the postponed elections [7], we'll be launching our final poll (“Who will you VOTE for on April 9″) on Tuesday, April 5. #NigeriaDecides

@toluogunlesi [8] is a columnist with Nigerian newspaper, NEXT, Creative Writing student at the University of East Anglia(UEA).

What a sad day [9]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 [10] is a Nigerian writer, publisher and author [11]at Global Voices Online.


@TechLoy [13] is Nigeria's leading technology blog, breaking the biggest tech stories, providing local startup and product reviews.

#Jega trending on Twitter [14]:

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

@COOL2VOTE [15]:


@Africanelection [17] 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 [18]. http://ow.ly/4rHrB #naijavotes2011

@delemomodu2011 [19] is the Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP).

What we witnessed today is a clear manifestation of gross incompetence [20] and planlessness. #INEC

@DamiOyedele [21]:

New post: ‘New date of elections not feasible’ [22]says Dele Momodu http://bit.ly/ewGfNh cc @mrfixnigeria

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 [23].

Today should not have happened [24]… Read my latest blog, “As Nigeria Decides (6)”, at http://gbengasesan.com #ReVoDa #NigeriaDecides

@forakin [25] is a computer non-geek, blogger and anglo-Nigerian in Amsterdam.

@AsylumAfricana I was a viewer online of the INEC [26][Independent National Electoral Commission] conference, when they were told no questions the assembled remonstrated quite loudly.

@reclaimnaija [27] is a broad based national platform for popular, grassroots engagement in promoting electoral transparency and democratic government.

Our reports verify [28] Prof. Jega's assertion that most states do not have polling materials. #reclaimnaija #NigeriaDecides

More tweeps to follow can be found here [29].

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011 [1].