EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – September 26, 2014

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”

– Albert Einstein

News and Events

BBOG this October

As Nigeria celebrates her Independence on Wednesday, October 1, we remember the 300+ young girls and boys abducted from Chibok and neighbouring communities for almost six months. To this end, there will be a peaceful protest in Mandela Park, Osogbo heading down to the Government House. Time 3PM. A BBOG Rewards Fund is holding at the British Museum in London same day.
To drop your BBOG statement in:Lagos – visit 16 Ashimiwo Str, New Garage, BarigaOsun – Osun Youth Centre, 1 Iloro Road beside Baale’s palace, Osogbo

Kaduna – Suite 9, SMB Trade Centre, Halima junction, Ungwar Sunday.

Meetings are also ongoing daily in:

  • Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 3pm
  • Ibadan – Dugbe Cenotaph, Saturdays, 5-6pm
  • Lagos – Marina, Saturdays, 11am-2pm
  • Osogbo – Freedom Park, Sundays, 4:14pm


Continuous Voters registration is ongoing in Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, FCT, Jigawa, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, Sokoto and Yobe.

The exercise which began Monday will end Sunday, September 28.

Yet-to-register eligible voters in these states can do so at the Local Government Area office nearest to their residence. Only registered voters will be allowed to participate in the coming elections.

AWTTPG comes to Lagos!

Tomorrow at the Terra Kulture Lagos, Author and marketing executive Toni Kan will review Chude Jideonwo’s new book, Are We the Turning Point Generation? (AWTTPG). The book has toured South Africa, London, New York and the Lagos reading session will be hosted by Kemi Adetiba.

Saturday, September 27

Admission: Free

Who Wants To Be President?

A politically themed family board game named Who Wants To Be President? will launch at the Freedom Park in Lagos tomorrow, Saturday.

This game will take 2 to 6 players of ages 10 and above through nominations, campaigns, vote gathering, public opinion and then elections. Political skills are highly crucial to winning this game.It was developed by Charles Igwe and promises to be thrilling. Admission is free and drinks are free for the first 100 people. Time: 4PM.

Shine Your Eye: #OurNass

Today marks one year anniversary of the # OurNASS protest (link to #ournass page). The National Assembly resumed plenary last week Tuesday and as your elected officials, they are required to work in the best interest of ALL Nigerians.

You can visit Shine Your Eye for information on your elected officials.

JCI Active Citizen’s Discourse

This Sunday, EiE’s Executive Director, Yemi Adamolekun, will team up with Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Japheth Omojuwa and Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin to speak on Good Governance in Nigeria: whose responsibility? The event is organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) and will hold at Protea Hotels, GRA Ikeja.

March for Climate Change

Last week, in different parts of the world, hundreds of people thronged the streets in the largest climate mobilisation in history. The pictures tell the story better.


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of
September 26, 2014

N1,143 trillion (approx. $7.144 billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team