Nigerian Election 2011

Nigerian Election 2011
Coverage of the Nigerian Election in 2011. News, articles, reports and commentaries.

Letters

On Saturday April 2, 2011 at 130 PM Nigerian time, a member of the House of Representative, Honorable Emmanuel N. Deeyah was kidnapped from his hometown in Khana area of Rivers State by unknown gang...
Dear Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Thank you so much for your letter dated the 7th of January, 2009, which you sent to me via e-mail. In fact, I was just settling down the next day to digest some of the...

Interviews

These were the welcoming remarks by Professor Itse Sagay when Sunday Trust visited his office in Lagos for this interview: “I have every reason to be worried. Since I made a remark criticizing...
In his first post-election interview, senator-elect and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige described the negative campaign waged against him by the trio of Gov. Peter Obi, Mrs. Dora...
As the world marks the centenary of the International Women’s Year, women in Africa, the unsung heroes who bear the brunt of poverty, disease, deprivation and the excruciating burdens of...
How has it been running Team Ribadu USA and the Ribadu for Nigeria Coalition? Wonderful! Very exciting!! We are making progress. It is another opportunity to be part of the struggle to rescue our...

News & Reports

It has been reported that unknown gunmen between the hours of 1 and 3 am on 28 December sneaked into the Musari Community, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, and killed 5 individuals, including a serving...
The pre and post-election violence investigative panel set up by President Jonathan to look into the violence that trailed his election took a fascinating twist today in Uyo, as a known PDP loyalist...
In an unusual burst of activism, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has indicated its intention to charge the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, to court...
Nigeria's leader, Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday signed into law the Freedom of Information Act as passed by the National Assembly.  That was one day after a copy of the bill was delivered to...
I have read the 12 page “litany of lies” released on Wednesday 25th May, 2011 by my successor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which he set up some...

Arts & Life

When the buzz about Fela started making its rounds through the off broadway circuit the initial assumption that the play about the random African artist in NY would live and die off broadway, was put...
(Washington DC: Future Fiction London, 2010) Review by Chris Dunton, National University of Lesotho The opening of this debut novel gives a reliable indicator of its dominant stylistic tendency,...
Between Tuesday 13th July and Monday 19th July, 2010, a period of about one week, history was recorded as twenty (20) Nigerian artistes converged on the Ilupeju Lagos recording studio of Delta State...

Commentary

We have seen all of this before: an election, followed by a challenge of the result in the court of law.
To me, Governor's Mimiko's enduring legacies will be written in the next twelve months.
Hello Nigerians: The 2011 presidential election as been widely broadcasted as free and fair, not just by the local observers alone, but also by international observers. These I believe will make most...
The appointment of Pius Anyim as Secretary to the Government of the Federation is a clear reflection of how low we have sunk as a country.
The inauguration of Nigeria’s fourth, democratically elected President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has come and gone and he now seems to be on the pathway of defining his place in the history...

Multimedia

Two weeks ago, Mr. Yoweri Museveni was inaugurated for the umpteenth time as Uganda's "president" amidst some of the most brutal suppression of modern times. These photos are  some of...
Video shows underage voters, let's call them PDP under age "riggers"  at Isawa Giade LGA in the northern state of Bauchi . Apparently the riggers were recruited to massively thumb...
Uganda's NTV details how Goodluck Jonathan was attacked by pro-democracy protesters in Uganda. Jonathan's spokesman, Ima Niboro, had said that no attack took place on Jonathan, claiming,...
After getting a tip off on the monumental rigging going on, these guys posed as PDP supporters during Bauchi gubernatorial elections so they were allowed access to the PDP thumbprinting and...