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EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – February 20, 2015

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”

– John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)

Social Media Week: February 23 – 27

Monday, Feb 23rd; 9 – 11:30 am

Citizens, Government & Technology (#SMWCitizens)An interactive forum featuring representation from the tiers of government discussing how government uses technology to engage citizens – Mrs. Mobola Johnson representing the federal government; Mrs. Yemi Keri, representing state governments and Comrade Ayodele Adewale representing local governments. Tools created by EiE, Budgit, CcHub, Google & Facebook will also be showcased.

Tuesday, Feb 24th; 9 – 10 am

Tech, Citizens and Elections: How Technology Supports Free, Fair and Credible Elections (#SMWElections)Join representatives from EiE, ReclaimNaija, INEC, Google& Facebook as we showcase how technology can help ensure free, fair, credible & peaceful elections.

Facebook will official unveil the “I Voted Badge” for Nigeria and the Canadian High Commissioner, Perry John Calderwood, will talk about their social media engagement.

Thursday, Feb 26th; 6pm

Celebrating Freedom of Speech on Social Media: An Evening of Music, Spoken Word & Short Talks (#SMWLagosNites, #SMWFreedom).Join us for an evening of fun at Freedom Park with Brymo, Aduke, Efe Paul & others as we celebrate the freedom of speech social media provides!

FREE with your PVC – N400 without.

Register | Select | Vote | Protect: 36 days to elections!

Having problems getting your voter card? Send a report to inec -
.Presidential & National Assembly – Saturday, March 28

Governorship & State Assembly – Saturday, April 11

View the election info kit here


Saturday, February 21st would be 313 days since our #ChibokGirls were abducted. Join a meeting in your city to reaffirm your commitment to the safe return of the girls.

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

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Love your vote: Download Revoda to ‘Protect’ your Vote!!

Finally … Revoda 2.0 is here!

Developed by EiE in 2011, ReVoDa was created to provide citizens with a tool to report on elections – results, incidences & the process. From the comfort of your phone you become an election observer!

The app also allows EiE to send to each user location-specific messages.

Download here.

INEC Chairman Questioned by Senate

On Wednesday, February 18, the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega appeared before the Senate to answer questions regarding the postponement of the elections and INEC’s readiness.

Click here to see how he answered the questions.


“Songs for Change” harnesses the power of music to encourage those who believe in a better future for Nigeria and Africa. It is a weekly dose of revolutionary music to inspire social progress in Nigeria. Lately featured was “We Are One” by Black Coffee Ft. Hugh Masikela.

List of featured songs.

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team