EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – July 3, 2014

“Those that say that individuals are not capable of changing anything are only looking for excuses.”

– Vaclav Havel

News and Events

#BringBackOurGirls: Day 80!!

You can join a #BringBackOurGirls meeting or start your own to make your voice heard that everything must be done to bring back the over 200 missing girls and to curb terrorism.

  • ABUJA: Unity Fountain. 3pm Daily
  • IBADAN: Dugbe Cenotaph. Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • LAGOS: Marina. Saturdays, 11 – 2pm




Register to Vote!

If you are not registered to vote, please do so. Registration takes place at your designated CVR center in each Registration Area (Ward) of every Local Government Area.

  • July 23 – 27
    Phase 2 Continuous Voter Registration (CVR)
    – Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, FCT, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo, Delta, Cross River, Yobe.
  • August 28 – 31
    Phase 3 Continuous Voter Registration (CVR)
    – Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Rivers.

Make sure you collect your Permanent Voter’ Card (PVC) during this period, if you’ve previously registered.


#BringBackOurGirls: World Cup Support

Our girls are still not back and the pain of over 200 girls still in the clutches of terrorists continues. Though Nigeria is out, during this World Cup season, you can still show your support for the cause. We must be unrelenting in our call for everything to be done to bring the girls back Now and Alive!


#EkitiDecided: A Win for Free and Fair Elections

Mr. Ayo Fayose, PDP, was declared the winner of Ekiti’s June 21 Gubernatorial poll. The Election Situation Room, comprised of more than 60 CSOs participated in the observation of the Ekiti elections noted that observers deployed across Ekiti’s 16 LGAs indicated a marked improvement by INEC in its electoral processes and outcomes of the poll. Timely and early start of accreditation of voters was observed in over 90% of polling units in the state. Overall the elections were conducted in an atmosphere of relative calm and peace, with very few incidents of breach of peace reported.

Vote Breakdown:

  • Mr. Ayo Fayose, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-203,090
  • Dr. Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC)-120,433
  • Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele of the Labour Party (LP)-18,135


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!



Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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.


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of July 3, 2014

N1.047 trillion (approx. $6.549 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team