Are We the Turning Point Generation? – EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – September 19, 2014

EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – September 19, 2014

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

– Frantz Fanon

News and Events

#BringBackOurGirls

We celebrate Nigeria’s Independence on October 1; however, is there really a cause for celebration? Over 300 girls and a plethora of boys are still in captivity.When will they regain freedom?Lend your voice. Visit www.bringbackourgirls.ng for more
information.

In the coming weeks, we will give you more information on ways you can participate in the campaign. In the meantime, join a BBOG meeting:

  • Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 3pm
  • Ibadan – Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm

Shine Your Eye: #OurNass

The National Assembly resumed plenary on Tuesday. As your elected officials, they are required to work in the best interest of ALL Nigerians. Next Friday marks the one year anniversary of the #OurNASS protest.From 10am-12 noon we will have an #OurNASS Twitter chat to discuss what has happened and things to come. Join us!In the meantime, visit Shine Your Eye for information on your elected officials.

Weekend Education Programme #WEP

This week’s #WEP focuses on everything election observation. Come with your comments and questions. We will chat on Twitter from 11 am – 1pm tomorrow.@EiENigeria is our Twitter handle!

Are We the Turning Point Generation?

Terra Kulture will host a book reading session with author and EiE board member Chude Jideonwo.Chude will be reading from his book, ‘Are We the Turning Point Generation?‘Host – Kemi Adetiba

Saturday, September 27
5-7pm

Be there!

JCI Active Citizen’s Discourse

Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) Active Citizen’s Discourse will focus on good governance in Nigeria.EiE’s Executive Director, Yemi Adamolekun, is one of the featured speakers. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin and Japeth Omojuwa will also be speaking.Sunday, September 28
3-6pm
Protea Hotels,GRA Ikeja

Climate Change

It’s thrilling to see it happening. All across the world, we’re coming together to hit the streets this Sunday in the largest climate mobilisation in history. Don’t miss out on it, this is something to tell your grandkids about — click on the map to join in!

Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program invites you to the fourth session of the CSIS Nigeria Election Forum, Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Engaging Voters on Thursday, September 25, 2014 by 3pm at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.Yemi Adamolekun (Executive Director, EiE Nigeria) & 2face Idibia are among the panelists that will discuss strategies to educate voters on the electoral process, increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups—women, youth, rural voters—and ensure the overall safety and integrity of the vote.The conference is part of an ongoing series, supported by the Ford Foundation, bringing Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure the success of Nigeria’s 2015 elections. To participate, please RSVP to africa@csis.org.

 

Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of
September 19, 2014

N1,135 trillion (approx. $7.095
billion)

See Details
Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team