Take Action!!! – EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – March 7, 2014
“Equality for women means progress for all.”
News and Events
Highlights from State of the Nation Town Hall Meeting
On Sunday, March 2nd we held our state of the nation meeting. Attendees were divided into 3 groups – (1) Elections, (2) Security and (3) $20 billion missing. Summary is on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already, like the page!
Upcoming Voter Registration: Ekiti and Osun
Ekiti and Osun registered voters can pick up their permanent voter’s card from today through Sunday, the 9th.
If you have not registered, there will be continuous voter registration from March 12-19.
If you reside in these states, make sure you register to vote!
Your voter’s card gets you FREE entry into concerts in Ado & Osogbo the weekend of March 21st. More details soon!
2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program
The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa pursues proactive strategies to develop and empower women and girls to take on leadership roles in their communities. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.
Applications are welcome from young African women 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.
Deadline is March 14, 2014.
Shine Your Eye
Shine your eye and engage your National Assembly members and other elected officials. Have you thought about what your government officials have done in your community? Have they delivered on their promises? Check out their profile and ask them!
You can also search for legislatures by their name, state or your polling unit number. We are always crowdsourcing information, so please share.
Listen and Let Your Voice Be Heard
Do you have concerns about the community or thoughts about the current state of governance?
Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos to participate in our citizen engagement discussions on Mondays at 6:30-8 am.
Leave a Lasting Impression
People often ask what they can do to make Nigeria better. An easy way is by giving! By giving to EiE, you help us engage more of Nigeria’s citizens to continue the fight for greater government transparency and accountability. You can give to EiE Nigeria through our website or 234give.com. Help make a better Nigeria for us all!
Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of March 7, 2014
N915.7billion (approx. $5.723billion)
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team