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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Monday, April 24, 2017

There's a place for talking and criticism. But there's also a place
to let our ACTIONS do the talking.”

― Fela Durotoye

Niger Youths Threaten to Recall their Senators

 

Active youths in Niger on Tuesday, April 18th protested the lack of support for the federal government’s anti–graft war by the lawmakers representing Niger State. The aggrieved youths vowed to initiate the process of recall for all the senators from the state if they failed to support the federal government’s anti-graft war.

You can also recall your legislators if you are dissatisfied with their conduct and performance.

Our #ChibokGirls - 3 Years Later

 


The First Inaugural Annual Chibok Girls Lecture, with the theme “Where Goes Our Girl Child, Our Nation Goes” held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Chibok girls had been abducted on April 14, 2014. The guest speaker was the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II who was represented by his daughter, Shahida Sanusi. She urged for more to be done for the girl-child. The event was chaired by Professor Grace Alele-Williams, a professor of mathematics and the first female Vice-Chancellor of an African university.

Also, after several protests last week, some Chibok parents were eventually granted audience with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, April 19th. Also present at the meeting were Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Al–Hassan and Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais. The Vice President reiterated the president’s commitment to the safe return of the remaining Chibok girls.

The Bring Back Our Girls movement remains committed and unflinching in their demand for the return of the remaining Chibok girls.

276 abducted.
57 escaped. 
3 found. 
21 released. 
4 infants with our girls.
19 parents dead.             
We are still missing 195!

Many more men, women and children have been abducted since April 2014.

Lend your voice in your own way or join our gatherings:
Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 5 - 6pm
Lagos – Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Saturdays, 12 noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Subscribe to get periodic updates.

Otodo Gbame Evictees Protest at Governor’s Office

 

 

Otodo Gbame evictees protested at the Lagos State governor’s office on Wednesday, April 19th. They were there to protest against the destruction of their homes. However, they were prevented and tear-gased by policemen in a bid to stop them from entering the state house.

EiE and other civil society organisations (CSOs) had earlier issued a press release condemning the forceful eviction and the disregard of law by the Lagos State Government.

Class Action: Unmetered Customers & Estimated Billing

 

Following the failure of the Eko and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Companies to meter their customers and halt estimated billing, a Lagos-based consumer rights lawyer, Olumide Babalola, has filed a class action suit at the Lagos State High Court on behalf of unmetered customers.

The suit comes up for mention on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Click to join the class action lawsuit or

send your Name, LGA/LCDA, Last Estimated Bill and DISCO Account Number to 09023555335.

Election Watch: Ebonyi State LG Polls

 

Last Saturday - April 22nd, the people of Ebonyi State elected those who would steer their affairs in the 13 local governments of state for the next 3 years. The Chairman of the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (ESIEC), Barr. Jossy Eze announced that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won all the chairmanship seats in all the 13 local government areas and all 171 councillorship positions in the wards.

Click to know when local government elections would hold in your state.

Infographic: Buhari's Web of Corruption

           
 

Countdown to our 2nd 2017 Volunteer Day – 4 days away!

 

Interested in volunteering for EiE as we prepare to educate citizens on #OpenNASS and get them to engage their reps?
Please send your Name, Phone Number, Email Address and Location to 08076468401 in this format:
“VD. Name. Phone Number. Email. Location and State”

Example:
“VD. Sola Bello. 081735436422. sola@gmail.comIkeja, Lagos, State”
 
We look forward to hearing from you!

SYE Week in Review - April 21, 2017

          

Opportunities 

There are vacancies for different positions at EiE Nigeria.  

          
          
          

Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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