EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Friday, March 13, 2015

“The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy!”

– H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

EiE Nigeria is 5!!!

On March 16, 2010, in response to the leadership crisis in Nigeria and the violence in Jos, hundreds of young Nigerians – students, professionals, entrepreneurs & celebrities – organized a rally to the National Assembly.

The rally was a massive success; was the first live streamed protest on the continent making headlines in local and international press with coverage by CNN, BBC and AFP.

With the likes of Audu Maikori, Tolu Ogunlesi, Chude Jideonwo, Stella Damascus, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Omawumi Megbele, Charly Boy and the Rooftop MCs in the frontlines, the protest was talked about for weeks after.

A follow up protest was held in Lagos on April 10th. Post the protests, we decided to get young people engaged in governance issues and EiE Nigeria was born!

Join us on Twitter on Monday, March 16th, as Japheth Omojuwa chats with Seun Kuti on the office of the citizen.
#JJAsksSeun #EiEat5

BBOG: School Foundation Laid

Foundation stones have been laid for rebuilding the Government Secondary School in Chibok. It’ll be 11 MONTHS tomorrow since our #ChibokGirls were abducted. We continue to demand the safe return of the girls and a secured learning environment after their return. Join a meeting in your city to reaffirm your commitment to the safe return of the girls.

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

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#NISMurder: One Year Later

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, job seekers gathered at stadia all over Nigeria to write tests for jobs they had applied for.

Nigerians lives matter… We will NOT forget!

Register | Select | Vote | Protect: 15 days to elections!


Having problems getting your voter card? Send a report to inec - www.govote.ng
Last day to pick up your PVC is Sunday, March 22nd.Presidential & National Assembly – Saturday, March 28

Governorship & State Assembly – Saturday, April 11

View the election info kit here.

Love 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.

#Songs4Change

“Songs for Change” harnesses the power of music to encourage those who believe in a better future for Nigeria and Africa. It is a weekly dose of revolutionary music to inspire social progress in Nigeria. Lately featured was “Craze” by M.I.

List of featured songs.

 

Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of March 13, 2015

N1,309 trillion (approx. $6.580 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team