EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – April 18, 2014

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

– Kwame Nkrumah

News and Events

#CitizensSolutionToEndTerrorism: Ideas to End Terrorism

The Abuja bomb blast that occurred early Monday morning currently represents the height of insecurity in the nation. Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former Minister and influencer on Twitter, urged people to share their solutions to terrorism via Twitter.

Using the hashtag, #CitizensSolutionToEndTerrorism, many of you provided your perspectives. We are curating your responses and next steps will be shared.


#NISstampede: Citizens’ Public Hearing

A citizens’ public hearing on the #NISstampede took place on Wednesday. The key outcome was that victims are ready to take legal action as the government is yet to pay for hospital expenses or map out a plan of compensation for those who lost their lives.

“She was more than a wife. She was a great help and things are tough without her.” Paul Nasiru whose wife died in the stampede.


We Must Demand Accountability!

Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro, must be held accountable for the NIS tragedy caused by greed, negligence and disregard for human life.
1 month later, we don’t have a complete list of those who died nor has anyone been held responsible.

Take a Stand! Sign the petition.


#EiE Polls: Share your thoughts with Prof Jega!

Do you have any thoughts on INEC? Do you think the agency has the capacity to host free and fair elections? Have any suggestions on what they should be doing? Fill out our poll!


Community Focus: Ikorodu

Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State have decided to take a proactive approach to creating sustainable change in their community.
After community members cited issues with schools, roads and healthcare access, EiE Nigeria worked with residents to further document and compile concerns.
Through a partnership with the Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), residents plan to continue to fight for the betterment of their community!

The initial complaint was on #NoWahalaMonday on Top Radio.



EiE is hiring!

We need an Administrator and an Accountant.

Administrator needs to be a kick ass multi-tasker!
Accountant must love numbers and be comfortable with at least 1 accounting package.
Send your cv and cover letter to cvs@eie.ng
Subject line of the email should have the position you are applying for.


Need Answers?

Do you have concerns about your community or questions about governance issues?

Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos to participate in our citizen engagement discussions on #NoWahalaMonday

Mondays: 6:30 – 8 am.


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of April 18, 2014

N962.8 billion (approx. $6.017 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Please note that the office will be closed on Friday April 18, 2014 and will resume on Tuesday April 22, 2014.


Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team