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Friday, August 14, 2020
EiE Nigeria Weekly Update

"It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference."
– Wangari Maathai 
(Kenyan Activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize)

When we say youths are today's leaders, we mean it!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, was International Youth Day and we couldn't have been any prouder. We celebrate Nigerian youths and applaud their efforts in shaping the Nigeria of our dreams. We urge them to take up their mandate and champion the political process. Cheers to us!

The Nigerian system is shrouded in myths and speculations. 13 thought-leading Nigerians will be unlocking their wealth of knowledge of the Nigerian Operating System (OS), and we know it is something you do not want to miss. Register for this transformative course here.

For most electricity consumers, the bill is a nightmare. Are you tired of paying more than you consume? Want to know the ropes on how you can be in control of your power consumption? Adeolu Adekola and Adetayo Adegbemle of PowerUp answered these questions and many more on today's 'Call of Duty' conversation on Estimated Billing & Prepaid Meters. Missed it? Catch up!

Meanwhile, it was an insightful conversation with Bosun Tijani of CcHub and Betta Edu, Commissioner for Health, Cross River State as they discussed "The Outliers: The Cross River Story". The lies, half-truths, fake stories, inactive isolation centres and lots more. Catch up on the conversation here.

Drama in Unilag!

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the Governing Council of the University of Lagos purportedly removed Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe from office as the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
By law, the Council can only recommend the removal of any of its members to the president who thereafter decides, in writing, whether or not the council’s recommendation should stand. We are glad he has gone to court to challenge this. We can not run our universities like this and expect our students to be in a position to compete globally. The Governing Council's actions must be challenged conclusively.

Ex EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu was in the news again but this time, with a pastor in the mix. Mr Magu, who is under probe for alleged embezzlement and mismanagement of recovered assets under his watch as the acting EFCC chairman, was accused of allegedly using Emmanuel Omale, Founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, to launder funds abroad.

In his defence, Mr Magu said the allegations levied against him were false, calling them attempts to bring setbacks to the feats achieved by the EFCC during his time as the acting Chairman.

Interestingly, Adamu Nuru, CEO, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) where these transactions were allegedly made, said the Bank realised that N573m was transferred into the pastor's account in "error" four years after 🤷🏿‍♀️. He probably should have taken fainting lessons from Daniel Pondei instead of this claim.

While we recognise the efforts of the committee in investigating these allegations, we call for them to leave no stone unturned and ensure that culprits face the full wrath of the law.

Have a great weekend,
The EiE Nigeria Team

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