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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, May 19, 2017

“A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open
dialogue and transparency."
- Peter Fenn (Political Strategist)

#OpenNASS Datathon

We demanded an open budget and we now have it!

Want to learn more about the National Assembly’s proposed N125 billion budget? Join us for a fun day of edits & subtractions to propose a lean and effective budget! This will serve as a standard for Nigeria to reduce its cost of governance.

In the interim, there are some unbelievable facts about the proposed 2017 National Assembly budget.

Saturday, May 20th

Civic Hub, Adepate House, 42, Motngomery Road, Yaba, Lagos.

9am – 5pm.

#OpenNASS: The Advocacy Continues!


Citizens activated their #OfficeOfTheCitizen to achieve goal 1 of the #OpenNASS campaign – to make public the details of the National Assembly budget. However, the advocacy is not yet over. There are four other goals that need to be achieved.

Goal 2 demands that the National Assembly should adopt an electronic voting system rather than voice voting so citizens can track their representatives’ decisions on key issues.

Over 9,000 Nigerians have signed the petition demanding for an #OpenNASS. Lend your voice – call the toll free hotlines; 08139861001 or 08139861002 or click to sign the petition.

82 Released Chibok Girls Meet with Parents Today


The 82 released Chibok school girls are to meet with their parents today, May 19th. The Federal Government has invited parents of the Chibok girls who were released on May 6th to Abuja where they are to be re–united with their daughters.

The BBOG family welcomed the recently found Chibok girl with great excitement. She was a JSS 1 student and wasn’t captured with the group of school girls. BBOG spokesman, Sesugh Akume said ‘Whether one of our Chibok girls or not, our joy and excitement is the same for everyone in captivity who regains her freedom. We look forward to all returning soon.’

276 abducted.
57 escaped. 
3 found. 
103 released. 
5 infants with our girls.
19 parents dead.             
We are still missing113!
Many more men, women and children have been abducted since then.

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

#NigeriaDecides2019 is Around the Corner!


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 hearing on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Click to join the class action lawsuit or send your Name, LGA/LCDA, Last Estimated Bill and DISCO Account Number to 09023555335.

SYE Week in Review - May 12, 2017




There are vacancies for different positions at EiE Nigeria.



Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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