EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2014

“Every generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it.”

– Frantz Fanon

Day 53: Our Girls Are Still Missing


53 days. Fear. Uncertainty. We WILL not forget.
The primary responsibility of government (all tiers) is the security & welfare of its citizens so we’ll continue to demand of OUR government to #BringBackOurGirls NOW & ALIVE!

Join a meeting near you or start your own.

ABUJA: Unity Fountain. 3pm Daily

IBADAN: Dugbe Cenotaph. 5-6pm Daily

LAGOS: Marina. Saturdays, 11 – 2pm

 

An Unforgettable Evening: Your Participation Can Change the Nation

Join us for an evening of great music, good food, laughter & fun as EiE staff, Board Members, volunteers and supporters celebrate our work so far and raise money for the work ahead!

This is EiE’s 1st Charity Auction and we’re excited about our auction items: 2 tickets to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Kelechi Amadi Obi’s photography services and 1 hour time slots with Wole Soyinka, Mo Abudu, Leke Alder, Fola Adeola and Keem Belo-Osagie!

Tickets are N25,000 per person or N250,000 per table.

There will also be a raffle and prizes include a 6-course dinner, spa packages, discounts on clothing, a dress from Tae and many more!

We need your help to build the Nigeria we desire. Spread the word and we hope you‘ll join us on Saturday, June 14th.

 

Maya Goes Home


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
– Maya Angelou

For the last 3 years, we’ve used the words of her iconic poem “Phenomenal Woman” to honor the women who work at EiE and those who support our work.

As Maya takes a bow, we honor her with those same words. May her soul rest in peace.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them

They say they still can’t see.

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need of my care,

‘Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

 

Need Answers?

Do you have concerns about your community or questions about governance issues?

Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos to participate in our citizen engagement discussions on #NoWahalaMonday

Mondays: 6:30 – 8:00am.

 


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of June 6, 2014

N1.017 trillion (approx. $6.360 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team