“I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated.”
– Malala Yousafzai
News and Events
180 Days Without Family: Please BBOG!
|Today, girl child education activist Malala Yousafzai was announced as a co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize at 17 years old. She’s the youngest Nobel Laureate in history.Malala Yousafzai has lent her voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign using her twitter page to champion their cause. She was in Nigeria in August and was able to get Mr President to agree that he’ll meet with the parents of the missing Chibok Girls.Tomorrow marks 180 days since the Chibok girls were kidnapped from their school hostels. Tomorrow is also International Day of the Girl Child, which the United Nations adopted to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world every October 11th.
On Tuesday, October 14th, it will be 6 months since the Chibiok Girls were abducted.
We congratulate Malala on being the youngest Nobel Laureate in the history of the awards and look forward to a day where every girl child in Nigeria and around the world will have equal access to education.
Let’s continue to push for their safe return. #BringBackOurGirls Now & Alive!
Lend your voice to the campaign. Join a BBOG meeting or start one near you.
Adamawa Election Canceled!
|On Wednesday, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja removed the acting governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintirin, and ordered Mr. Bala Ngilar, the former Deputy Governor to be sworn in as Governor.The court ruled that his resignation did not comply with the provisions of the constitution which required him to submit the letter to the Governor, not the Speaker of the House of Assembly.The developments meant tomorrow’s bye-elections were no longer necessary and INEC has complied with the judgement.|
Wole Soyinka Awards
|The Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Journalism is calling for entries into this year’s competition.It’s open to all Nigerian professional reporters who have produced or published a story targeted at or received by a Nigerian audience. Reports that show courage, creativity and benefit the public will be rewarded.Print, electronic and online reports, cartoons or photographs are welcomed.
Deadline: October 24th.www.wscij.org
It’s National Assembly day on WEP tomorrow!
|Our weekly Weekend Education Programme #WEP holds this Saturday from 11 – 1pm.This week, the National Assembly (#OurNASS) will be on the spotlight.Please participate by following @EiEnigeria on Twitter. Make it a date!|
Startups Africa Offers $15,000 to young businesses
|$15,000 will be shared among 3 lucky entrepreneurs in a funding initiative called ‘Surulere Start Ups‘.In its second stream, the initiative is selecting 10 young entrepreneurs under 35years old, who live in and around Surulere, for an 8-week televised boot camp.
It is organised by Startups Africa – a Nigerian Enterprise Development programme. www.startupsafri.ca/apply/
Technology conference holds in Lagos
|Technology is coming to the grassroots at the 2nd Annual BrowseDotCom ‘Grassroot’ Conference.Speakers at the event include Marek Zmyslowski (Jovago), Emeka Afigbo (Google), Shina Oyetosho (Microsoft) and EiE Board Member, ‘Gbenga Sesan (PINigeria).
Venue: Bola Ahmed Tinubu Multi-Purpose Hall, Ajegunle-Apapa.
Time: 9am – 4PM.www.browsedotcom.com
Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of
October 10, 2014
N1,159 trillion (approx. $7.242 billion)
Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team