Grants:Project/Rapid/Nnadigoodluck/Presidential Elections in Nigeria

statusnot funded
Nnadigoodluck/Presidential Elections in Nigeria
After successfully running series of Nigerian elections projects such as Gubernatorial Elections in Nigeria, Senate Elections in Nigeria, House of Representative Elections in Nigeria and State House of Assembly Elections in Nigeria, I found out that articles for very important Presidential Elections in Nigeria that held from 1979 till date is still missing on Wikipedia. This is a huge blow for Nigeria as a country and the project will be created for both new and existing members to contribute and fix this huge problem.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateApril 1
start year2022
end dateApril 30
end year2022
budget (local currency)₦560,709
budget (USD)$1,350
grant typeIndividual

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Creation of presidential elections articles of all the 36 States of Nigeria
  2. Recruit new editors, contributors and volunteers
  3. Engage existing editors about the need to join the contest

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Articles about the presidential elections does not exist on Wikipedia and Nigerians and people from other countries researching using Wikipedia will not be able to find the information they so desire as regards the history of the presidential elections in Nigeria. The presidential elections in Nigeria started in 1979 and none of the articles are created till date, which is not good for a country as big as Nigeria. Example of article to be created for the project is 2020 United States presidential election in Florida.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have notified Wikimedia User Group Nigeria as can be seen here.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

The project will be advertised on Nigerian Wikimedia communities on Telegram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Advertisment will also be placed on Facebook pages and Nairaland, Nigerian most popular internet forum to attract new members who would like to join and contribute.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

A jury who will judge all the submitted articles will be set up. The editor with the highest points at the end of the contest will be returned winner. The scoring system that will be used is.
  • 1 point for every reliable source added.
  • 2 points for every new article created for the contest.

5. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

No. There will be no in-person events or activities.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

During my last project, State House of Assembly Elections in Nigeria, the participants complained that the sources were not found online. In this my current project, I made sure that the sources will easily be found online before creating the project page, because Presidential Elections in Nigeria is the most popular elections in Nigeria.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For writing contests:-

  1. If up to 10 new members are recruited for the project and contribute
  2. If up to 10 old members join the project and contribute
  3. If up to 50 articles are created
  4. If up to 300 references are added to the articles to be created


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Comrade Nnadi Goodluck- Project Leader and Organizer, My work is to make sure the contest is successful and every goal achieved.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Facebook and Nairaland targeted ads and promotion- $350
  • Internet subscription- $200
  • Call card and communication- $150
  • Transportation for dispatching of prizes- $200
  • Jurys gift- $150


  • 1st prize: $150 gift voucher
  • 2nd prize: $100 gift voucher
  • 3rd prize: $50 gift voucher


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