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Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit


The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand contents in Wikimedia projects which are connected to this scope. Kindly list your username under the participants section to indicate your interest in participating in this contest.

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  • Overall winner
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Articles about Gubernatorial Elections in NigeriaEdit

  • I have submitted a rapid grant request to the Wikimedia Foundation seeking to organize an online writing contest on the English Wikipedia to create articles about gubernatorial elections in all the 36 states of Nigeria. Nigeria has conducted gubernatorial elections in 1979, 1983, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. But, articles about these elections are missing on Wikipedia and this project will seek to specifically solve this problem.
  • The contest is expected to run from 1st March 2021 till 31st May 2021.
  • Overall winner is expected to receive a HP Laptop while the runner-up and second runner-up are expected to receive a Tecno SPARK 5 PRO and Romoss 20000 mAh Power Bank respectively.
  • Your comments regarding the contest are duly welcome here. Thanks. —Nnadigoodluck 16:11, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
    • Good luck with getting it sorted out. One thing that I think should be mentioned to participants is not to upload any photo of the candidates they find to Wikipedia for the infobox – any images uploaded will need to be freely available. We don't want to end up with a load of copyvios being uploaded.
    • Also, I'd suggest using a different election results template – one that shows the full party names (I don't think it's very helpful for general readers to be presented with a list of 1-3 letter acronyms) and lists the full results (invalid votes) etc. I've added one to the articles in question, which has the added advantage of doing the percentage calculations automatically.
    • To aid navigation between the articles, and to see which ones are missing, I'd recommend creating a templates for each year linking to each of the gubernatorial elections held that year – something like {{1889 United Kingdom local elections}}.
    • It might also be worth explaining what voters being 'accredited' means. I've never heard this term being used before. Is it the number of voters who arrived at the polling stations and were ticked off the list, even if they didn't cast a vote? Cheers, Number 57 17:01, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
      • Number 57, Thanks a lot for the feedback, recommendations and edits on the election pages, they're duly appreciated. Per your comments, I've updated all the party templates to now show the full party names. Yes, you're right about the accredited voters, Nigeria operates a voter register and when a voter arrives the polling unit, he/she must have their name marked on the register. Some voters after the accreditation leave the voting venue without actually voting and that's why accredited voters are sometimes different from the total votes cast. —Nnadigoodluck 18:19, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
        • Cool, that's what I suspected it might be! Also, I don't think updating the shortname templates is the right way to fix this problem, as they are also used for infoboxes, which are now showing parties' full names (e.g. at 2015 Nigerian general election), plus having long party names disrupts {{Election box}} as it has a defined width for party names and in many cases now displays over two rows (as you can see here). I think it would be better to keep the templates as acronyms, but to avoid using the Election box template for full election result tables. Cheers, Number 57 18:31, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
This is a good one, very good one. I will certainly contribute, maybe not compete (due to scheduling issues), but I will contribute. Since it is an online contest, it is likely that a non-Nigerian will win the prize, I hope you considered the cost implications of that in your budget. Secondly, in the elections in Nigeria template, it'd be great if the regional elections of 1951, 1953 and 1954 is also captured in the contest but can understand if we want to keep it in scope to governorship elections only. All in all, well done! I plan to do something similar for Nigerian football, but am still gathering momentum on the right approach to take and will certainly be learning from this. HandsomeBoy (talk) 11:52, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
HandsomeBoy, Thanks a lot for your feedback and recommendations. About a non-Nigerian winning the prize, the cost implications was considered during the preparation of the budget. For some reasons, we're going to capture only governorship elections at this time. It'll really be great if you do something like this for Nigerian football. More grease! —Nnadigoodluck 12:41, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Community Notification: Wiki Loves SDGs NigeriaEdit

Dear all,

I wish to inform the general Wikimedia Nigeria community of my proposed Wiki Loves SDGs Nigeria Project. See the details of the project by using the link to the grant: Moore200 (talk) 13:51, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Community Notification: Arts+Feminism 2021 at University of IlorinEdit

Dear all,

I wish to inform Wikiproject Nigeria of the proposed Arts+Feminism campaign/edit-a-thon at the University of Ilorin. See the details of the project by using the link to the grant: If you would love to join us either virtually or in person, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. Timmylegend (talk) 23:53, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Join Gubernatorial Elections in Nigeria ContestEdit

You're specially invited to join the Gubernatorial Elections in Nigeria Contest from 1 March 2021 to 31 May 2021.

The contest will encourage and motivate experienced and new Wikipedia editors to create articles on gubernatorial elections in all the 36 states of Nigeria. Nigeria has conducted gubernatorial elections in 1979, 1983, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. But articles about these elections are missing on Wikipedia and this contest will seek to specifically solve this problem.

Sign up for this contest by listing your username under the participants section.

The following prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest.

  • Overall winner - HP Laptop.
  • Runner-up - Tecno Spark 5 PRO.
  • Second runner-up - Romoss 20,000 mAh Power Bank.
For more information concerning the contest and how to fully participate, visit the contest page by clicking here.

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Women in Africa contestEdit

March is the third and final month of Women in Red's focus on biographies of African women in our Women in Africa contest. Up to now, around a hundred articles have been contributed but with your collaboration, we hope to have many more.--Ipigott (talk) 11:54, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you Ipigott for the heads up. Good job you are doing! HandsomeBoy (talk) 05:33, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Chinua AchebeEdit

I have nominated Chinua Achebe for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Z1720 (talk) 21:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

I legit thought the article was already a featured article.HandsomeBoy (talk) 05:36, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
It has been a featured article since November 2007. Nevertheless, concerns about its status have been expressed on the article's talk page. As far as I can see, there has been no formal attempt at delisting as FA.--Ipigott (talk) 07:20, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Community Notification: Nigeria ExpeditionEdit

Dear all,

I wish to inform Wikiproject Nigeria of the proposed Nigeria Expedition; a project to promote travel information and tourism in Nigeria by improving existing and create new articles about cities, villages, geographical areas/regions, churches, monasteries, buildings, schools on the English Wikipedia and Wikivoyage. See the details of the project by using the link to the grant: [1] If you would love to join and participate, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. Timmylegend (talk) 02:38, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

@Timmylegend: This is a good one. I am particularly interested in the "cities" and "villages" gap, this one of area that needs content. So many Nigerian cities and villages with substantial populations do not have articles. I can help with suggesting articles to be created in this area. HandsomeBoy (talk) 08:11, 23 March 2021 (UTC)


Hausa and Igbo don’t have articles on this, apparently only Yoruba does. Bokoharamwatch (talk) 20:24, 24 March 2021 (UTC) Ps neither do Igbo and Hausa, for Covid pandemic; only Yoruba, again, and Fulani. The more languages the better, needless to say.

@Bokoharamwatch: Thank you for bringing this to the attention of the WikiProject. Pinging some Hausa and Igbo editors for their inputs. Blossom Ozurumba, Ammarpad. HandsomeBoy (talk) 07:32, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. Hausa Wikipedia does have articles on that, see ha:Koronavirus 2019, ha:COVID-19 a Najeriya as well as ha:Annobar Koronavirus a Nijar 2020. – Ammarpad (talk) 17:13, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
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