EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – November 21, 2014

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

– Plato

Final Weekend to Vote SYE into top 50

Do you want a database of all Representatives, Senators & Governors and their contact information?

Do you want easy access to the bills your Representative or Senator is sitting on?

Do you want to engage more with your Representative or Senator?

Shine Your Eye can help with all of this and more!

Shine Your Eye has emerged as one of the 241 ideas approved for voting in the Global Innovation Challenge. The top 50 ideas will make it into the next round.

SYE currently ranks 110 and voting ends on Sunday!

Vote here .

220 Days?

Its been 220 days now. There has been chronicles of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. At this critical time, we must continue in our advocacy to amplify our voices.

Our girls NEED us to keep the pressure on. We will NOT forget them!

Join a meeting near you or start your own.

  • ABUJA: Unity Fountain. 4pm Daily
  • IBADAN: Dugbe Cenotaph. Saturdays. 5-6pm
  • LAGOS: Marina. Saturdays, 11 – 2pm
  • OSOGBO: Freedom Park. Sundays. 4:14 pm

If you’d like to be part of a city group – www.bbogfamily.ng

Countdown to RSVP Concerts

The RSVP Concert is coming to your state!
Rivers (December 12), Imo (December 19),
Kaduna (January 10), Plateau (January 15) and Lagos (January 24).You have the chance to decide which artiste comes to your state!

Vote now @ www.rsvp.ng

Drama at OurNASS

On Thursday, November 20, the Police and other security operatives fired teargas in the National Assembly complex in an attempt to bar the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal from gaining entrance into the National Assembly.Other lawmakers, mainly from the All Progressives Congress, APC, were also stopped from entering and at least 15 lawmakers had to scale the Assembly gate.
Witnesses say lawmakers came out of the assembly, overpowered the security, to allow the speaker in.

The Senate President, David Mark, has since announced an immediate closure of the National Assembly. Invoking his powers as the chairman of the National Assembly, Mr. Mark announced an immediate adjournment of the two chambers till Tuesday to forestall a breakdown of law and order.

The House of Representatives was in session at the time of the announcement, and it is yet unclear whether the chamber will abide by Mr. Mark’s declaration.

Weekend Education

Security will be the spotlight on the Weekend Education Programme tomorrow.

Time: 11am – 1pm

Follow @EiEnigeria

Don’t forget the full post will be available on our – Facebook page right after the Twitter session.

Cheers to the weekend!

EiE, SERAP & others seek UN sanctions

EiE, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), and others have sent an open letter to members of the UN Security Council urging the council to “urgently initiate, support and adopt a resolution expressing grave concerns about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in several parts of the North-East of Nigeria in the context of the armed conflict between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram.” Read more.

Uber Rewards still on

As the giving season approaches all around the world, Uber in partnership with 234Give is giving you more reasons to be generous this holiday season by recognizing your selfless acts of donation and showing our thanks for all you do to support EiE Nigeria.As a donor to EiE Nigeria on 234Give, you will receive two free rides generously donated by Uber for every donation equal to 6000 Naira or more.

Support EiE. Donate with 234give now.

FG launches 50-million-dollar Venture Capital Fund

President Jonathan has launched the fourth round of the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) programme.

Another 1,500 entrepreneurs would be supported with grants of between one million naira and 10 million naira to enable them to improve or run their businesses, expand them and create jobs.

Find more information at www.youwin.org.ng


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

N1,205 trillion (approx. $7.536 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team