“There are things you stand up for because it’s right.”
– Nikki Giovanni
News and Events
We Will Not Forget
Today marks another day without the Chibok girls, the death of many people and continued terrorism. The #BringBackOurGirls campaign continues to demand accountability. Lend your voice to the campaign by joining a BBOG meeting or you can start one near you.
- Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 3pm
- Ibadan – Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
- Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
Hafsat Abiola-Costello speaking in Lagos
International Youth Day Photo Contest
The National Endowment for Democracy and the International Republican Institute are sponsoring a photo contest to draw attention to the barriers youth with mental health disparities may experience in participating in civic and political processes. Participants must in 2 minutes or less or in one photo or caption, explain/convey how they would address the global issue. Six winners will be chosen (three video entries and three photo entries). Winners will be flown to Washington, D.C. in October to meet with a UN representative. Send submissions to GenDem@iri.org by August 12.
No Vote. No Voice.
You cannot vote in the upcoming 2015 elections, if you do not register to vote (CVR) or do not collect your permanent voter’s card (PVC). Your vote is your voice. Registration and PVC collection is spread across three phases. Phase 1 is over, but you still have a chance if your state is in Phase 2 or 3.
Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, FCT, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Delta, Cross River, Yobe
Permanent Voter’s Card Pick Up: August 15 – 17
Continuous Voter Registration: August 20 – 25
EiE New Voter Poll
First time voters, are you interested in voting in the upcoming election? Why or why not? Will you even vote?
When you participate in the poll you can win a new smart phone!
Do you have concerns about the community or thoughts about the current state of government?
Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos to participate in our citizen engagement discussions on Mondays: 6:30 – 8:00am.
Improve Budget Access by Working for BudgIT
BudgIT is hiring Project Tracking Officers to improve the budget monitoring process by tracking specific projects in Anambra, Kebbi, Kano, Edo, Ogun and Cross River State.
The vision is to extensively keep an eye on the progress made on relevant capital projects at the state and federal government levels.
Interested candidates must be residents of respective states.
Read more about the job and apply .
Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of July 25, 2014
N1.072 trillion (approx. $6.703 billion)
Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team