EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – March 21, 2014

“There’s a place for talking and criticism. But there’s also a place to let our ACTIONS do the talking.”

– Fela Durotoye


News and Events

#EkitiDecides: #RSVP Peace Concert Tomorrow!

You must have your voter’s card to attend! !


#NISexam Tragedy

On Saturday, 15 March 2014, hundreds of thousands of job-seekers attended examinations organised by the Ministry of Interior across Nigeria in different centres to fill 4,556 vacancies. Many people were injured and roughly 16 people died.

If you are mad, outraged and want to make a difference, sign the petition.

When you sign the petition, you are standing up to say that the tragedy is unacceptable and the Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro and Comptroller –General of Immigration, Mr. David Shikfu Parradang must be held accountable!



Listen to Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, Japheth Omojuwa, Dr Chidi Odinkalu and others talk about the NIS Exam Tragedy and the National Conference.


#StellaGate: Freedom of Information Court Cases Update

This week we completed the “filing of processes” for our FOI cases against NCAA, First Bank and Cosharis on the purchase of BMW cars for the former Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah. The agencies will be served papers to appear in court. The court case will take place on March 27. We will keep you updated.


St. John’s Debate: “Will Nigeria be better served by a parliamentary system of government?”

St. John’s Forum Inaugural Public Service Debate will take place on March 26 at 11am.
The Forum’s aim is to promote and enhance public awareness, dialogue, and encourage participatory thought on matters of social and national importance.

Admission is FREE!


RISE Networks: Nigeria Beyond Oil

March 21: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria at 10am

March 27: Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Edo State, Nigeria at 10am


Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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

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


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of March 21, 2014

N931.4billion (approx. $5.821billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great week!

The EiE Nigeria Team