2Face. RSVP. 172 Days. – EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – October 3, 2014
“When the time comes, Nigerians will speak for themselves.”
– Obafemi Awolowo
News and Events
Bring Back Our Girls
|As we celebrate Eid- El Kabir tomorrow and spend Monday and Tuesday with our families, we remember the over 219 girls kidnapped for 172 days now. 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.Meetings are also ongoing daily in:
2015 Elections Begin!
|INEC has authorised political parties to begin the primary elections that will help choose their candidates. This officially marks the beginning of next year’s general elections.According to the timetable, campaigns for Presidential and National Assembly elections will commence on 16th November 2014, while campaigns for Governorship and State House of Assembly elections will start from 30th November, 2014.|
2Face flags off voters education
|Last Tuesday, our partners at the 2Face Peace Foundation unveiled their campaign tagged ‘Vote Not Fight’. The colourful Lagos event aimed at encouraging youth to commit to shun violence and embrace peace in the coming elections.|
WEP on Sunday
|Our weekly Weekend Education Programme (WEP) holds this Sunday from 2 – 4PM. This week, we’ll be looking at how election tribunals have aided or complicated our democracy. Please participate by following @EiEnigeria on Twitter. Make it a date!|
WS calls for entries
|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.Categories and other conditions are available on www.wscij.org.
Submissions deadline: October 24th.
PIN Digital jobs launch
|If you are e-savvy and in need of a job you may want to sign up at pinigeria.org/digitaljobs.This special service connects Nigerian youths with ICT-enabled opportunities. It entails provision of Hands-on training, long term mentorship, support and guidance. The project launched yesterday in Lagos.|
Technology conference holds in Lagos
Public Holiday on Monday and Tuesday.
|The Federal Government has declared Monday 6th and Tuesday, 7th of October, 2014 as Public Holiday to mark the Id-el-Kabir Sallah Celebration.Wishing you all a happy break.|
Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of
October 3, 2014
N1,150 trillion (approx. $7.193 billion)
Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team