EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Monday, August 24, 2015

“The Greek word for idiot, literally translated, means one who does not participate in politics. That sums up my conviction on the subject.”

– Senator Gladys Pyle (1890 – 1989)

BBOG: 500 Days

It has been 497 days
Sadly, 500 days of our girls in captivity is around the corner (August 27). Please find below a calendar of global events that we’re aware of to remind the world they are yet to be rescued.

Bring Back Our Girls GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION

DATE ACTIVITY VENUE TIME CITY
Friday, Aug 21st Asr Prayers

 

Unity Fountain 3.30pm Abuja
Saturday, Aug 22nd

 

#SpeakOutSaturday: Engaging the National Assembly (Mrs Remi Tinubu meeting recap) Marina 11 – 1 pm Lagos
Sunday, Aug 23rd Church Service Unity Fountain 3.00pm Abuja
Prayers for our #ChibokGirls Chapel of Christ the Light (Interdenominational), Alausa 10am Lagos
Special Prayers for our #ChibokGirls Churches worldwide Global
Monday, Aug 24th Meeting with UN Secretary-General Hilton Hotel 6.30pm Abuja
Tuesday, Aug 25th Meeting with Chief of Defense Staff Defence HQ 12.00pm Abuja
Wednesday, Aug 26th Meeting with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) NHRC HQ 12.00pm Abuja
Thursday, Aug 27th Day 500 March to Alausa Allen Roundabout 9 am Lagos
Interfaith Service & Silent Procession to Nigeria House at 44th Street & 2nd Avenue Church Center for the United Nations, Tillman Chapel, 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of 1st Avenue & 44th Street) 12 noon New York City, NY
#ChibokGirlsAmbassadors March Unity Fountain 3.00pm Abuja
Candle Light Procession Unity Fountain 6.00pm Abuja
Interfaith Prayer and Candle Light Vigil Freedom Park 6.00 pm Osogbo
Interfaith Prayer and Candle Light Vigil Jos 7.00 pm Jos
Friday, Aug 28th Special Prayers for our #ChibokGirls Mosques worldwide Global
Saturday, Aug 29th #SpeakOutSaturday with National Assembly members – Jide Jimoh (Yaba Constituency & Yakubu Balogun (Lagos Island) Marina 11 – 1pm Lagos

Keep it a date as we hold tightly to our demand for the safe return of our Chibok girls!

Join a meeting in your city:

  • Abuja: Unity Fountain, Daily, 4:30-6pm
  • Lagos: Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
  • Osogbo: Freedom Park, Sundays, 5pm

Would you like to get periodic updates? www.bbogfamily.ng

#OfficeOfTheCitizen Hackathon

We expect to launch the #OfficeOfTheCitizen portal in October – “not every time rant; sometimes act!”

The portal will effectively integrate the efforts of active citizens and activists in order to produce well worked out responses to identified issues.

Would you like to help build the portal? Join the hackathon hosted by Budgit & PIN on Saturday, August 29th.

Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of August 24, 2015:

N1,441 trillion (approx. $7.241 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great week!

The EiE Nigeria Team