Alicia Keys. Wole Soyinka. $15,000.

EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – October 17, 2014

“This is an issue of humanity, so I’m proud to say that we are also in solidarity with the mothers who are marching on the presidential palace of Goodluck Jonathan.”

– Alicia Keys

News and Events

#BringBackOurGirls – 6 months

Singer Alicia Keys led a rally in front of the Nigerian Consulate in New York on Tuesday, October 14, to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Chibok abduction as the #BringBackOurGirls group in Abuja marched to the presidency to reiterate the demand to rescue the kidnapped girls.The group also visited the UK, Chad, Nigerian, Chinese and French embassies in different countries to push for increased global action to rescue the girls. The protesters chanted the slogan, “The People United, Shall Never Be Defeated.”

Lend your voice to the campaign. Join a BBOG meeting or start one near you.Meetings are ongoing in:

  • Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 4pm
  • Ibadan – Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
    Speaking: Ms Yemisi Ransome-Kuti
  • Osogbo – Freedom Park, Sundays, 4:14pm

Wole Soyinka Awards

The Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Journalism is still receiving entries for this year’s competition.If you are a professional Nigerian reporter who has produced or published a courageous report targeted at or received by a Nigerian audience, then you are eligible for participation.

Print, electronic and online reports, cartoons or photographs are welcomed.
Deadline: October

Time to discuss the Senate on WEP tomorrow!

Our weekly Weekend Education Programme #WEP holds this Saturday from 11 – 1pm.This week, the upper house of the National Assembly (#OurNASS) will be on the spotlight.Please participate by following @EiEnigeria on Twitter. Make it a date!

Startups Africa Offers $15,000 to young businesses

$15,000 will be shared among 3 lucky entrepreneurs in a funding initiative called ‘Surulere Start Ups‘.The initiative is selecting 10 young entrepreneurs under 35years old, who conduct businesses in and around Surulere, for an 8-week televised boot camp.
It is organised by Startups Africa – a Nigerian Enterprise Development programme.

Technology conference holds in Lagos

BrowseDotCom Technology conference is tomorrow Tomorrow in Lagos, leading technology companies will convene to discuss emerging transformation trends and strategies for business and tech development.The Grassroot conference is in its second year and will feature 18 speakers including: EiE board member, Gbenga Sesan (PINigeria), Emeka Afigbo (Google) and Shina Oyetosho (Microsoft).
Venue: Bola Ahmed Tinubu Multi-Purpose Hall, Ajegunle-Apapa.
Time: 9am –


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of
October 17, 2014

N1,166 trillion (approx. $7.291 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team