Investiture of MKO Abiola & Gani Fawehinmi
President Buhari conferred posthumous honours of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Chief MKO Abiola and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the Special National Honours Investiture on Tuesday, June 12th. Alhaji Babagana Kingibe was also conferred the honour of GCON at the event.
Voters’ Help Desk: EiE Live at Redemption Camp
EiE and INEC officials were live at the Political Dominion Mega Conference organized by The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, Lagos on Friday, June 15th. Citizens’ challenges with the Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise were resolved by the team.
We are bringing the help desk closer to you! Watch out!!!
Another ex-Governor Jailed
Former Plateau State Governor (1999 - 2007), Joshua Dariye was sentenced to 14 Years imprisonment by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court. He was convicted for diverting N1.16 billion in July 2001 and prosecuted by the EFCC. Justice was eventually served after 11 years! Recall that former Taraba State Governor (1999-2007), Jolly Nyame was also sent to 14 years imprisonment by the same judge. There are other high-profile politicians whose corruption cases have stalled in the courts. We hope justice will be served soon.
Court Sacks Kogi Senator
Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court sacked Mr Atai Aidoko representing Kogi East Senatorial District on Wednesday, June 13th. Justice Kolawole said Air Marshal Isaac Alfa (rtd) was the winner of the PDP’s primary held on December 7, 2014 and ordered he should be sworn-in to replace Mr Aidoko.
Ekiti Assembly Suspends ‘Sleeping Honourable’
Ekiti House of Assembly has suspended its member, Mr Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere Constituency 2) for absenteeism at meetings and sleeping during sittings. He was further alleged of engaging in acts of terrorism. The lawmaker was barred from the vicinity of the Assembly complex.
Omotola Registered To VoteNollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde registered to vote on Thursday, June 14th. Have you registered to vote? What are you waiting for? Locate where you can register to vote.
#OfficeOfTheCitizen Radio Programmes
Starts in Jos and Ibadan
|Tuesdays @ 10:30am||Ayomide Faleye of BudgIT discussed the poor state of public infrastructure.|
|Tuesdays @ 9am||Aminu Okutepe of Voice of Youth Initiative, Umar Dan’Assabe Muhammed of Youth Emancipation for the Society and Karry Haruna of Report Youth Council of Nigeria discussed the Kogi Youth Development Commission Bill.|
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|Wednesdays @ 10am||Femi Akinbiyi of INEC discussed the distribution of PVCs.|
|Wednesdays @ 11am||Oladapo Awobeku of EiE and Oluseun Ayoola of ProjektHope Nigeria discussed citizens’ role in sustaining democracy.|
|Thursdays @8am||Etim Efanga of Not Too Young To Run and political aspirants, Wofai Ewang and Joseph Edet discussed the Not Too Young To Run Law.|
|Thursdays @ 11am||Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters, Melusa Salome Danguma and Chairman, Coalition of Human Rights Group Gombe, Mohammed Aliyu Wayas discussed violence in politics.|
|Fridays @ 8am||Yusuf Ibrahim Kofa Mata of Yusuf Maitama Sule University discussed abandoned projects and the role of citizens.|
|Fridays @ 9am||Youth Activist, Winston Ginan and Public Affairs Commentator, Promise Yatu discussed the rights and responsibilities of citizens.|
|Fridays @ 10am||Leo Nkedife of INEC, Public Affairs Analyst Chima Christian, Ololo Onyekachi of Justice Development & Peace Caritas discussed the importance of the card reader to 2019 elections.|
|Saturdays @ 9am|
(except last Saturday)
|Active Citizens Ibara Iboro and Sunny Westgarth discussed public service delivery.|
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Local Government election in Rivers June 16th.
Governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun will hold on July 14th and September 22ndrespectively.
#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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