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Where is the 2018 Federal Budget?
President Buhari presented the proposed 2018 National Budget of N8.612 trillion to the National Assembly on November 7, 2017. 23 days to the end of the first quarter in 2018, the 2018 Appropriation Bill is not yet passed by the National Assembly. The National Assembly has been pointing fingers to the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for delaying the passage of the budget because of their failure to defend their budgets.
#OpenNASS: N13.5 million for Running Costs?
In an interview, Mr Shehu Sani (Senator, Kaduna Central) revealed that a Nigerian senator receives N13.5 million monthly for running costs apart from his monthly salary. The issue with legislator’s pay package is allowances and not published salaries.
Active citizens! Engage your reps on how they spend N13.5 million monthly.
“Nigeria is OUR country and it’s OUR responsibility to elect responsible
and credible leaders to make it work!”
- Banky W (Music artiste & EiE #RSVP Ambassador)
We are looking for 100,000 people to register at least 10 people who are eligible to vote.
For every 10 people you register, you get one raffle ticket.
If you register 20 people, you get 2 raffle tickets.
If you register 100 people, you get 10 raffle tickets.
Every quarter you’ll enter a draw for N10,000 (cash), VIP and backstage passes to concerts with Banky W, 2Baba and their friends. The raffle will take place every quarter until the continuous voter’s registration (CVR) exercise ends.
Next cycle is March, so get busy!
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As the world marks the #InternationalWomensDay, we cannot #PressForProgress as a country if we fail to learn from issues.
276 abducted on April 14, 2014, 112 are still missing after 1425 days.
4 Years Later
110 girls abducted on February 19, 2018, 18 days after, they are still missing.
Federal government should wake up to its responsibilities and #BringBackOurGirls NOW AND ALIVE!
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#OfficeOfTheCitizen Radio Programmes
|Tuesday @ 9am||Ahmodu Hassan, SSA to Kogi State Governmenton Peolple Living with Disabilities, Roseline Alibi of Dual Communications and Yakubu Bilikisu of People Living with Disabilities discussed the electoral process and people living with disabilities.|
|Tuesday @ 10:30am||Folashade Ofurune of Health Education and Empowerment Initiative discussed community health and environmental sanitation in Ogun.|
Nigeria Info 99.3FM
|Wednesday @ 10am||James George, an environmental expert discussed the effect of flooding in Lagos.|
Nigeria Info 95.1FM
|Thursday @ 11am||Haruna Yelma of Law Officers Association of Nigeria discussed the role of citizens in the constitution amendment process.|
|Friday @ 8am||Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi of Center for Entrepreneurial and Community Development discussed youth & children’s right to education.|
|Friday @ 10am||Active Citizens, Nwogu Queen and Okoli Ukamaka Agnes discussed women’s participation in governance.|
Never forget, the Office of the Citizen is the highest office in the land!
Tweet at @EiENigeria using #OfficeOfTheCitizen to be a part of the conversation.
INEC’s Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is rotating registration in local governments in Ogun State. Click to see the schedule of movement.
You can also report your challenges with the CVR process.
Local government elections will hold in Oyo State on May 12th.
Governorship elections in Ekiti & Osun will hold on July 14th & September 22nd respectively.
#IWD2018: Press for Progress
March 8th, which marks International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and reflect on progress made in accelerating gender parity. The Gender Equal Opportunity Bill has been lingering in the National Assembly for over 3 years. It is presently at the Committee Stage.
Engage the National Assembly to pass the bill into law to curb discrimination against women.
#SYEUpdateDutsi/Mashi House of Representatives supplementary rerun election in Katsina State will hold tomorrow, February 10th. Recall that an election tribunal sitting in Katsina had nullified the May 19, 2017 election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in which Mansur Ali Mashi emerged as the winner.
We cannot do it alone. We need your help!
Would you considering donating ₦500, ₦1000, ₦5000, ₦10,000 or any amount on a regular basis to support our work? This will make you an EiE Enabler!