EiE’s history is rooted in activism. It was formed after the protests in Abuja on March 16, 2010 and in Lagos on April 16, 2010.

In response to the lack of leadership and crisis in the nation, we organized a rally to the National Assembly in Abuja on March 16, 2010. Responding to requests from young Nigerians to make their voices heard, we marched to the Office of Lagos State Governor on April 13, 2010 to request that he take our message to his colleagues.

Both rallies shook the nation with its buy-in from young Nigerians – professionals, students, celebrities and youth-led organisations.

On October 5, 2011, we coordinated the Rape Walk in Abia, Lagos and Abuja.

On January 3 2012, we were also among the prominent organizations that led the #OccupyNigeria protest, one of the most organized protest in Nigeria’s history.

 

On September 26, 2013, we coordinated the protest to the National Assembly – #OurNASS, which was aimed at raising awareness about the disconnect between legislators and Nigerians.

All our activities were self-funded.

Some press coverage:

CNN: Rare anger as Nigerian youths hit streets 
ReutersHundreds of Nigerians demand reforms, fair elections
Reuters Africa:Facebook generation gears up to monitor Nigeria poll

Though a tool of last resort, we will not hesitate to take our concerns to the streets.

On September 26, 2013, we spearheaded a march to the National Assembly to demand transparency and accountability from our representatives in the National Assembly.

Details on the demands and press coverage here.

Our partners included YIAGA, Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund and FOI Coalition.