EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Thursday, April 30, 2015

“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”

– Louis D. Brandeis

EiEat5 Lecture (Pictures)

The intergenerational conversation about citizens & governance in Nigeria took place on Monday at Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos to mark EiE’s 5th Anniversary.

It was an engaging evening anchored by Gbenga Adeyinka. Kadaria Ahmed moderated the conversation and Pita charged us all to be the ‘One man’ that’ll make a difference.

We were humbled by the attendance and outpouring of support. Thank you!

In wrapping up the event, Oby Ezekwesili launched The Passport (OfficeOfTheCitizen), a small handbook that details the rights and responsibilities of each Nigerian citizen. Request a free copy here.

A big thank to you all our speakers – Christopher Kolade, Oby Ezekwesili, Tunde Bakare, Idayat Hassan, Jeffrey Hawkins, Bolaji Owasanoye, Adebola Williams and Audu Maikori – who shared their insights and time.

Mark your calendars – another conversation next year – Tuesday, March 16, 2016.

BBOG Lecture

It has been 380 DAYS

Lecture will also be televised on Channels TV.

We just want our girls home & safe!

Join a meeting in your city to reaffirm your commitment:

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

Would you like to get periodic updates? www.bbogfamily.ng

#NigeriaDecides: Abia, Imo & Taraba Pending

Due to various irregularities, there was election reruns in Abia, Imo and Taraba on Saturday, April 25th.

STATE Winners Notes
Abia Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP) The APGA candidate, Alex Otti, plans to contest result in court
Imo Rochas Okorocha (APC, Incumbent) The PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, is considering the option to contest in court
Taraba Darius Ishiaku (PDP) The APC candidate, Aisha Alhassan, plans to contest result in court

Following these results, APC now governs 22 states, PDP 13 and APGA 1

More election info.

The Platform Nigeria

A non-profit initiative of Covenant Christian Centre geared primarily to facilitate growth in the areas of personal capacity and productivity, as well as to foster National Development within Nigeria. This year’s edition will again feature the Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Ibukun Awosika, Leke Alder and a host of other great personalities.

Not in Abuja? You can watch live on Channel TV (DStv) or online

For more info


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of April 30, 2015

N1,351 trillion (approx. $6.788 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team