Nigeria: ReclaimNaija


1. Implementation procedure

Name of the institution running website/application:ReclaimNaija – a civic initiative encouraging participation of representatives of various groups of the society (e.g. civil rights/labour organisations INITS – the company that carried out the system’s implementation for the purpose of the platform USHAHIDI – the open-source software used for the implementation of ReclaimNaija
Type of the institution running website/application: an implementation carried out by a non-governmental institution or a private entity
Source of financing: private resources – foundations, associations
Year of launching the website/application: 2014
Service's/application's rating:

2. Implementation's characteristics

ReclaimNaija is a system of civic monitoring of elections in Nigeria. It is one of many implementations based on the open-source USHAHIDI software.

The ReclaimNaija platform makes it possible to report incidents and irregularities observed during elections in Nigeria. A report can be submitted by: filling a special form and providing a picture, an audio/video recording, a comment, link to the Web source, a specific location; by sending a tweet with the hashtag/s #reclaimnaija or #NigeriaDecides; by calling or sending an e-mail; or by sending a text/voice message. The service users have a constant access to statistics of reported irregularities visualized in the form of an interactive map. The site also features a chronological (as of the day of entering into the system) register of all reports. The category filter for the submitted reports is based on 6 categories.

The USHAHIDI system has three major roles: sending information, visualization of the sent data in the form of an interactive map, and giving notifications/alarms based on the received reports.

Thanks to the USHAHIDI, information provided through the website (form), e-mails, Twitter, text messages, rss/xml/csv, or a mobile application (Android, iOS) is automatically added to the map. The system also allows for contacting the persons who have sent information, with them remaining anonymous.

3. Detailed description categories

Type of the service's/application user:
  • G2C: citizens
The application service's usage area:
  • informational role fulfilled by public institutions (“we inform”)
A communication - an indication of all the media and dissemination
  • Independent website dedicated to the application / solution eGov
Access to the full functionality of the service
  1. Access to the service is not required to verify the identity of users / does not require registration of your account.
Tracking of user's activity:
  • without verification / automatic verification
The service's/application's usage areas
  1. Safety: Reports to police/fire brigade, etc.
Forms of interaction with users:
  2. Interactive maps/maps integrated with Google Maps
  3. Transfer content - text, images, videos, etc.
  4. Location users
Service's/Application's integration to social networking sites
  • No
Availability of service/application use instruction
  • Simple description -
Is the connection encrypted?
  • Yes

4. Service's/Application's integration with social networking sites

As for: 16.02.2015
Facebook number of fans: 1204
Google Plus number of followers: 7
Twitter number of followers: 2909, number of tweets: 4912
YouTube number of subscribers: , number of films: 20

5. Screen gallery

Strona główna ReclaimNaija

Moduł przesyłania raportu w ramach systemu ReclaimNaija

Widok przesłanego raportu przesłanego za pośrednictwem ReclaimNaija

Wykaz przesłanych raportów wraz z modułem komentowania.