EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – August 1, 2014

“You must judge a man by the work of his hands.”

– African Proverb

News and Events

#BringBackOurGirls: Demanding Accountability

Today marks another day without the Chibok girls, and another day of the threats to safety and security. In the midst of this, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign continues to demand accountability.
Lend your voice to the campaign. Joining a BBOG meeting or start one near you.

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



Osun residents go to the polls on Saturday, August 9th to vote for a governor!

On Sunday, August 3rd, we’re co-hosting a debate with OPDY & LYNX with the leading candidates – APC, LP, SDP & UPN. This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and make the best decision for you and your community.

Leisure Spring Hotel, Iwo/Ibadan Expressway at 2 pm.

FREE seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions for the candidates email rsvp@eienigeria.org or send an sms to 08076468401.

Your Vote is Your Voice

You cannot vote in the upcoming 2015 elections, if you do not register to vote (CVR) or do not collect your permanent voter’s card (PVC).

Registration and PVC collection is spread across three phases. Phase 1 is over, but you still have a chance if your state is in Phase 2 or 3.


Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, FCT, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Delta, Cross River, Yobe

Continuous Voter Registration: August 20 – 25

Permanent Voter’s Card Pick Up: August 15 – 17

Phase 3 dates to be announced by INEC.


International Youth Day Photo Contest

The National Endowment for Democracy and the International Republican Institute are sponsoring a photo contest to draw attention to the barriers youth with mental health disparities may experience in participating in civic and political processes.

Winners will be flown to Washington, D.C. in October to meet with a UN representative.

Send submissions to GenDem@iri.org by August 12.



Do you have a questions about your roads or your DISCO?

Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos on Mondays at 6:30-8 am for tips on how to get results!


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of August 1, 2014

N1.080 trillion (approx. $6.752 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team