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EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Friday, November 20, 2015

“Every Election is determined by the people who show up.”

– Larry J. Sabato


We’re back to election season…. Kogi Decides tomorrow and some of the Bayelsa contestants debate on Wednesday! Read on….

#KogiDecides is Tomorrow, Bayelsa is 2 Weeks Later

State Election Type Election Date
Kogi Gubernatorial Nov. 21st, 2015 (Tomorrow)
Bayelsa Dec. 5th, 2015

In Kogi?

You can effectively function as election observers by taking these 3 steps:

  1. Grab your smart phone
  2. Download Revoda
  3. Go out to vote and observe!!!

#BayelsaDebate & Town Hall Meetings

On Wednesday, Nov. 25th, Royal FM Bayelsa & SAYELBA will host a debate between four of the candidates in the Bayelsa Elections – Timipre Sylva (APC), Henry Dickson (PDP), Moses Siasia (PDM) and Henry Apeli (DPC).

The debate will be aired live on Royal FM & Niger-Delta TV.

The debate is supported by EiE Nigeria, BBC Media Action and others.

In a build up to the debate, 3 town hall meetings for youth party leaders & youth leaders will take place as follows:

Date Venue
Saturday (Nov. 21st) Wetland Center, Osiri Road, Yenagoa
Monday (Nov. 23rd) Stand Center, Catering Rest House, Ogbia Town
Tuesday (Nov. 24th) Sagbama Town Hall, Sagbama Town


#580DaysOn: Chibok Girls – Crying To Be Rescued, Never To Be Forgotten

It’s now 585 days but we continue to pray and hope for the freedom of our girls!!

The #BringBackOurGirls group has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for investigating the arms deals in the country since 2007, which led to the exposure of over N300 billion in fake contract deals. The group further called for the prosecution of all those involved in the illegal deals.

Join a gathering in your city to stand for our girls:

Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 4:30 – 6pm
Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
Osogbo – Freedom Park, Sundays, 5pm

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Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of November 20, 2015:

N1,508 trillion (approx. $7.582 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team