Every Human Life Counts!

EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – July 18, 2014

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”

– Nelson Mandela

News and Events

As We Approach 100 Days

Today marks 95 days without the Chibok girls, the death of many people and continued terrorism. As we approach 100 days since the girls were missing, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign is still urging the government to increase their work and efforts to save the girls. You can lend your voice to the campaign by joining a BBOG meeting or you can start one near you.

  • Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 3pm
  • Ibadan – Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pmElder Lamido Maina of Kibaku Youth Association of Nigeria, Lagos will join us.

We must value every human life. It could have been any of us. The girls will not be forgotten.


Remembering Mandela’s Legacy

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. After spending 27 years in jail for speaking out against apartheid in South Africa, he served as the President of South Africa from 1994-1999 in a fully representative democratic election.

Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work towards the peaceful end of the apartheid regime and the foundations he created for democracy in South Africa.

He died on December 5, 2013.

Today we celebrate the man that not only stood for the betterment of South Africa, but for justice and equality around the world.
Happy Birthday Madiba!


Kongi @ 80!


Events celebrating Wole Soyinka’s 80th birthday continue until the end of the year.
Check out the schedule & leave him a birthday message on www.wolesoyinka.ng



All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!

Citizens across the country are gearing up to register to vote. Don’t be a learner and miss out!
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 3 phases. Phase 1 is over.


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

First time voters, are you interested in voting in the upcoming election? Why or why not? Will you even vote?

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 18, 2014

N1.064 trillion (approx. $6.654 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team