ONLINE ARTICLES ON RECLAIMNAIJA

Using Mobiles to Monitor the 2011 Nigerian Elections


This year’s election, only the 3rd national election held in Nigeria since military rule ended in 1999 was fraught with difficulties and confusion, including two postponements of the election after what officials call “logistical problems.” Previous votes- in 2003 and 2007 – were marred.........

http://gbiportal.net/2011/04/21/using-mobiles-to-monitor-the-2011-nigerian-elections/


Using the Ushahidi Platform to Monitor the Nigeria Elections 2011

Reclaimnaija is a broad-based citizens’ platform, which was set up to enhance the participation of grassroots people, organizations and local institutions in promoting electoral transparency, accountability and democratic governance in Nigeria......

http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2011/03/30/using-the-ushahidi-platform-to-monitor-the-nigeria-elections-2011/


ReclaimNaija – Nigeria’s Crowdsourcing Tool Built on Kenyan Ushahidi

This site provides some nice information likes dates about this 2011 election......

http://tekedia.com/?p=1125


ReclaimNaija harnesses people power to report on Nigeria election

In Nigeria, Ushahidi is the online engine behind ReclaimNaija, a broad-based citizens’ movement, which was set up to enhance the participation of grassroots people, organizations and local institutions in promoting electoral transparency, accountability and democratic governance.

http://4naijachild.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/reclaimnaija-harnesses-people-power-to-report-on-nigeria-election/


Ty Bello set to Reclaim Naija

Ty Bello reiterated her love for Nigeria.Reclaim Naija, a project set to repossess the mandate of Nigeri-ans by Nigerians through voting, has the green land crooner as its goodwill ambassador......

http://naijasoundz.blogspot.com/2011/03/ty-bello-set-to-reclaim-naija.html


Nigerian activist groups use mapping and mobile technology to prevent electoral fraud

Historically, Nigerian elections have been notorious for being marred by violence and electoral fraud. However, this year, a group of young Nigerians and civic advocacy organizations have come together to help solve this problem by using mobile technology and crowdsourcing tools to monitor the elections for fraud and.........

http://thenextweb.com/africa/2011/04/14/nigerian-activist-groups-use-mapping-and-mobile-technology-to-prevent-electoral-fraud/


Nigeria battles to clean up electoral roll

If Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, is to keep his pledge to end a tradition of rigged elections, one test will be whether Nelson Mandela has been successfully stripped of the right to vote come April’s polls.......

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b71742be-3532-11e0-aa6c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1NZSVV4Q3


Volunteer during Elections

As the 2011 elections approach and we elect new leaders into political offices, it is important that Nigerians participate fully. One way to do this is by joining groups focused on.....

http://nigeria.thebeehive.org/content/1406/3208


Technology and Nigerian Elections

LAGOS, Nigeria—In a series of national elections this month, Nigerians will exercise democratic rights that recent events around Africa—from Egypt and Libya to the Ivory Coast—have revealed as precious. But for many citizens of the continent’s most populous country, democracy is often beside.......

http://dayoolopade.com/2011/04/17/nigeria-votes/


Soyinka condemns threats to national unity

Following the post-election violence that occurred in the northern region of the country, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has expressed dismay at the threat to the unity of the nation...........

http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5695009-146/story.csp


Civil society group introduces software for election monitoring

The ReclaimNaija project is truly owned by the people; the citizens are the voices and faces of the project,” said Ngozi Iwere, executive director of the Community Life Project, adding that finally, Nigerians can monitor their votes, “They now have a platform that gives them a voice........

http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/News/National/5682171-147/story.csp


ReclaimNaija

Visit ReclaimNaija net for 2011 elections informations Findpolling units Information list of candidates 3 Report a formula to ReclaimNaija regulating your dungeon phones or .....

http://wiring-diagrams.net/reclaimnaija.html


Nigeria  Post-Killing Planned - NobeL Laureate

[B]LAGOS[/B][B] (AFP) – Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has said killings in the country's north amid widespread rioting following presidential elections were pre-planned, local media reported......

http://www.africanoutlookonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1679:nigeria-post-poll-killings-planned-nobel-laureate&catid=99:outlookscroller


Nigeria: True power ‘lies in the shadows’

The Nigerian elections started off badly, very badly. On Saturday 2 April at approximately 1pm, Mohammed Jega, the INEC (Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission) chairman, announced the National Assembly elections would be cancelled due to administrative failures. The necessary.......

http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=25238


POST-ELECTION RIOTS PLANNED AHEAD OF TIME – SOYINKA

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday decried the post-election violence in some Northern states, saying it was “planned well ahead of time.”He described the killings that followed the riots as an ‘unbelievable waste of lives,’ and pointed out that they (killings) had further brought to the front burner, the concept of Nigeria.......

http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/generaltopics/?p=99116


Buhari and co's body language not remorseful, North's mayhem planned ahead* Jonathan won election *My children can no longer serve (NYSC) in the north - Soyinka

The playwright spoke just as the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army said it had arrested more than 108 people in Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Delta, Edo and Kwara states during Tuesdays governorship and state assembly elections......

http://www.myondostate.com/myondostate/newssend.php?id=1194


Nigeria battles to clean up electoral roll

If Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president, is to keep his pledge to end a tradition of rigged elections, one test will be whether Nelson Mandela has been successfully stripped of the right to vote come April's polls......

http://m.ftd.de/artikel/60026662.xml?v=2.0


Nigerian elections: Technology may not swing the election, but it will prove a point. – By Dayo Olopade

LAGOS, Nigeria—In a series of national elections this month, Nigerians will exercise democratic rights that recent events around Africa—from Egypt and Libya to the Ivory Coast—have revealed as precious. But for many citizens of the continent’s most populous country, democracy

http://slinkingtowardretirement.com/?p=36899


Nigerians Mobilize for Free and Fair Elections

In today’s installment of the special series Mobile Message, Florence Scialom shares news of how Nigerian grassroots organizations and agencies have joined together to encourage citizens from communities all over the country to use mobile technology to amplify the voice of Nigerian citizens, making their opinions impossible....

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/12/nigerians-mobilize-for-free-and-fair-elections/


First Election Monitoring Platform Launched

The first citizen participation and monitoring platform for Nigeria’s April elections has been launched in Lagos. The platform called ‘Reclaim Naija Project’ was launched by the Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka. At the launch, the Nigerian literature icon advised the political class and Nigerians generally to shun acts of political violence as elections approaches.

http://www.voiceofnigeria.org/Nigeria/Nig-Election-platform.html


ReclaimNaija And 2011 General Elections

Though the recently concluded 2011 General Elections witnessed skirmishes in the Northern part of the country resulting in the massacre of some members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), yet it has attracted commendations from all walks of life for being credible, free, fair and smooth. At least, better than the previous ones....

http://www.nigerianobservernews.com/19052011/features/features3.html


Nigerians Mobilize for Free and Fair Elections

In today’s installment of the special series Mobile Message, Florence Scialom shares news of how Nigerian grassroots organizations and agencies have joined together to encourage citizens from communities all over the country to use mobile technology to............

http://newsviewstools.blogspot.com/2011/04/nigerians-mobilize-for-free-and-fair.html


Civil society group introduces software for election monitoring

Tucked somewhere in  the heart of Isolo, a Lagos suburb, is the operational base of the Community Life Project, implementing partners of the ReclaimNaija
project, a programme aimed at creating citizen participation in the democratic process; promote electoral transparency, accountability by citizens through social mobilisation and policy advocacy.

http://www.nigeriaa2z.com/zh/2011/03/13/civil-society-group-introduces-software-for-election-monitoring/


How We’ll Check Rigging

ReclaimNaija is an innovative platform that allows all voters to report election outcomes and any fraud or intimidation that occurs at their polling units. It is set up to give Nigerian citizens a platform through which they can express themselves in the 2011 elections. It is an ICT platform that is powered by Ushahidi, a web engine that was introduced for the first time in Kenya to monitor the Kenyan election process.....

http://thenewsafrica.com/2011/04/04/how-we%E2%80%99ll-check-rigging/


Soyinka On 2011 General Elections

Lagos — He is Africa's literary icon and a respectable global figure. His credentials as a writer of distinction are hardly in doubt. In the literary enterprise, he blazed the trail to become the first black African to win the prestigious Nobel Laureate in literature. As an academic, lecturer, working dramatist, human rights activist, and as one of his works, "You Must Set Forth At Dawn...............

http://allafrica.com/stories/201105021685.html


Nigerian activist groups use mapping and mobile technology to prevent electoral fraud

Nigeria’s parliamentary elections officially kicked off on Saturday, April 9 marking the country’s fourth election since its return from military rule to democratic rule in 1999. Historically, Nigerian elections have been notorious for being marred by violence and electoral fraud. However, this year, a group of young Nigerians and civic advocacy organizations have come together to help solve this problem by using mobile technology and crowdsourcing tools to monitor the elections for fraud and

http://www.zimbio.com/Nigeria/articles/C0Fd382kKlv/Nigerian+activist+groups+use+mapping+mobile


Post-election riots planned ahead of time - Soyinka

He described the killings that followed the riots as an 'unbelievable waste of lives,' and pointed out that they (killings) had further brought to the front burner, the concept of Nigeria. The playwright spoke just as the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army said it had arrested more than 108 people in Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Delta, Edo and Kwara states during Tuesday's governorship and state assembly election....

http://odili.net/news/source/2011/apr/29/823.html


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 we are looking at how Nigerians are using technology to enhance electoral transparency, political participation

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/07/nigeria-will-technology-impact-2011-elections/


Presidential poll: Buhari’s third legal journey

It is certain that Presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Muhammadu Buhari, is resolved to contest the results of the April 16 presidential poll which favoured incumbent president and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Goodluck Jonathan. Incidentally, the same electoral exercise.....

http://inlng.com/dailyindependent/article.aspx?id=33024


Punish masterminds of unprovoked killings –Soyinka urges Jonathan •Okays conduct of elections

Soyinka expressed his worries on Thursday, while speaking from the rooftop of a private residence in Victoria Island, Lagos. According to him, the culture of impunity in the country must be expunged to save the nation from doom......

http://naijacyberforum.com/news/punish-masterminds-of-unprovoked-killings-%E2%80%93soyinka-urges-jonathan-%E2%80%A2okays-conduct-of-elections/


Post-election violence: Mayhem in North meant to ruin Nigeria –Soyinka

Soyinka, who affirmed that President Jonathan duly won the election, said the violence in the North was planned and meant to destabilise the country. “In my view, these killings were planned well before hand. Anybody who says contrary must be a naïve individual. I’m convinced and I say with all sense of responsibility that the killings, mayhem have been planned before hand. These killings are unnecessary waste of human lives,” Soyinka said yesterday while speaking with..........

http://nationalmirroronline.net/news/11029.html


Civil society group introduces software for election monitoring

The ReclaimNaija project is truly owned by the people; the citizens are the voices and faces of the project,” said Ngozi Iwere, executive director of the Community Life Project, adding that finally, Nigerians can monitor their votes, “They now have a platform that gives them a voice. The platform serves as a collation centre.......

http://www.nigeriaa2z.com/2011/03/13/civil-society-group-introduces-software-for-election-monitoring/


Punish masterminds of unprovoked killings –Soyinka urges Jonathan •Okays conduct of elections

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently address critical issues bordering on the Nigerian state, so as not to jeopardize the continuity of the federation. He said multifarious problems buffeting the nation must be addressed comprehensively, without which, an ominous fear and uncertainty would continue to loom over the nation........

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2011/apr/29/national-29-04-2011-019.htm


Nigeria Elections 2011 & NigerianMuse Mega-Portal

http://www.nigerianmuse.com/elections-2011/


Top 3 Election Reporting Platforms for the upcoming elections

This year there has been a remarkable proliferation of electoral advocacy initiatives and civil society organizations dedicated towards encouraging Nigerians to register and vote in the upcoming elections. We are particularly excited about the electoral reporting platforms that have sprung up over the past few months that are poised to enable Nigerians report voter fraud, intimidation and violence..........

http://www.cp-africa.com/2011/04/01/top-3-election-reporting-platforms-upcoming-elections/


Post Election Violence Planned ahead of time:- Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday decried the post-election violence in some Northern states, saying it was “planned well ahead of time. He described the killings that followed the riots as an ‘unbelievable waste of lives,’ and pointed out that they (killings) had further brought to the front ....

http://www.nigerianeye.com/2011/04/post-election-violence-planned-ahead-of.html


Nigerians defy glitches to register for April polls

Africa's most populous nation is compiling a new voter register ahead of presidential, parliamentary and state governorship elections in April, a mammoth task which is key to ensuring the vote is more credible than past polls. The electoral commission says close to 60 million people had registered by last Saturday,

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/us-nigeria-election-idUSTRE71243C20110203


Let’s reclaim Naija: Na we get ’am

Na we get ’am’ is an undisputed fact meaning Nigeria belongs to all of us. When a colleague Ngozi Iwere, the Executive Director of Community Life Project first approached me about the Reclaim Naija project and the intention to work with the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) branches nationwide, I breathed a sigh of relief. I knew it was ambitious and very demanding to cover a large country like ours. I was also worried about voter apathy I saw on the horizon which arose from

http://dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20742:lets-reclaim-naija-na-we-get-am&catid=7:opinion&Itemid=12