EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Tuesday, April 7, 2015

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”

– H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

Buhari is President-elect!

After his 3 unsuccessful attempts in 2003, 2007 & 2011, the citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have decided that Muhammadu Buhari will finally lead them.

In honourable fashion, the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, called General Buhari to congratulate him on his victory even before official results were announced.

This is the first time in Nigeria’s history that an incumbent has lost a presidential election.

Register | Select | Vote | Protect: 4 days to Governorship and State Assembly elections!


Governorship & State Assembly – Saturday, April 11

View the election info kit here.

Protect Your Vote – Download Revoda!



Finally … Revoda 2.0 is here!

Developed by EiE in 2011, ReVoDa was created to provide citizens with a tool to report on elections – results, incidences & the process. From the comfort of your phone you become an election observer!


The app also allows EiE to send to each user location-specific messages.

Download here and join the league of youths that will make history by doing your part to ensure that Nigeria has the most credible elections ever.

Versions: Android | Apple | Blackberry | J2ME/Java

BBOG: 1 Year Already

On Tuesday, April 14, it’ll be ONE YEAR since our Chibok Girls were abducted.
Various events are being planned for a Global Day of Action on the 14th. If you’d like to participate or host an event, please sign up here.

Our daily and weekly meetings continue:

  • Abuja: Unity Fountain, Daily, 4pm
  • Ibadan: Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos: Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
  • Osogbo: Freedom Park, Sundays, 4:14 pm

Abuja RSVP Peace Concert

On March 26th, FCT rocked with MI, Sound Sultan and Julius Agwu!

It proved to be a fun-packed evening as the attendees participated in dance and fashion competitions and were consequently entertained by Julius, The Sultan and Mr Incredible as they reinforced peaceful participation in the upcoming elections.

A big thank you to Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), for funding the 6 RSVP Peace Concerts in Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Jos, Owerri, Lagos and Abuja.

Majority & Minority Swap

Results from the #OurNASS elections last weekend show that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost its ‘majority’ status to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senate.

  BEFORE AFTER
APC 41 64
PDP 64 45
Others 5 1

 

Due to the Easter holidays and the April 11th elections, Senate has been adjourned till April 14, the one year anniversary of our Chibok girls.

 

Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of April 7, 2015

N1,330 trillion (approx. $6.684 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team