EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – July 11, 2014

“Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.”

– Chinua Achebe

News and Events

A Public Relations Initiative Won’t Distract Us

In recent news, we heard that Mr President’s administration decided $1.2 million to combat negative publicity about the Chibok girls was a great investment. However, critics and citizens like you voiced your outrage.

A picture with the Chibok mothers and escapees would be priceless!

Continue to urge the government to do all they can to bring back our girls. Join a BBOG meeting or start one near you. Use your participation as a reminder that our girls will not be forgotten.

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


Wole Soyinka @ 80

In the year of Nigeria’s Centenary, we celebrate a man who has stood as a conscience of the nation. Unfortunately, the nation-state won’t celebrate him, but the people will!
For his words, his leadership, his unwavering commitment to challenging tyranny, we salute Kongi @ 80!
Kindly leave him a birthday message at www.wolesoyinka.ng


Don’t Miss Out! #RSVP

Citizens across the country are gearing up to register to vote and exercise their democratic right to vote on election day. 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

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

Continuous Voter Registration: August 20 – 25


EiE New Voter Poll

Will you be a first time voter? Are you interested in voting in the upcoming election? Why or why not?

Share your thoughts through our new voter’s poll .

When you participate in the poll you can win a new smart phone!




Do you have concerns about the community or thoughts about the current state of government?

Listen to Top Radio 90.9FM in Lagos to participate in our citizen engagement discussions on Mondays: 6:30 – 8:00am.


Improve Budget Access by Working for BudgIT

BudgIT is hiring Project Tracking Officers to improve the budget monitoring process by tracking specific projects in Anambra, Kebbi, Kano, Edo, Ogun and Cross River State.

The vision is to extensively keep an eye on the progress made on relevant capital projects at the state and federal government levels.
Interested candidates must be residents of respective states.
Read more about the job and apply .


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of July 11, 2014

N1.056 trillion (approx. $6.605 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team