View this email in your browser

EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, June 23, 2017

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1964)

#OfficeOfTheCitizen in Owerri!


Igbo kwenu! Owerri and environs... Are you ready to activate your #OfficeOfTheCitizen? Join us next Tuesday, June 27th at 8:30am on Hot 99.5 FM for the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio programme on ‘The People’s Assembly with Alex & Nwakegu’. Citizens will be educated on topical issues with actions they can take to get solutions. Never forget, the office of the citizen is the highest office in the land!

Tweet at @EiENigeria using #OfficeOfTheCitizen

Watch Out for #OfficeOfTheCitizen in Ibadan, Calabar, Kano & Abuja coming soon!

#OtodoGbame: Victory at last!


Inhabitants of Otodo Gbame community and other waterfronts were on the streets of Lagos dancing to express their joy over the ruling of Justice Surajudeen Onigbangbo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere on Wednesday, June 21st. Justice Onigbangbo restrained Lagos State Government from carrying out further forcible evictions of Otodo Gbame community and other waterfronts. He declared the forced evictions done by the state government on April 19, 2017 as unconstitutional.

Active citizenship in action! Use your voice!!

Office of the Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: Why You Must Ignore those who Say Protests don’t Work in Nigeria


Protests don’t always give the exact outcomes that we desire, and they don’t directly lead to the concrete action that is required, but so what? That is not the job of protests.

The role of protests is to provide the pressure or give popular validation for those with power to make the necessary decisions, whether in the executive, legislature or judiciary.

To those who insist that protests are useless and voting is the only thing that matters, they are either naïve or disingenuous. Failed or symbolic protests are not an excuse not to protest, just as failed governments are not an excuse to abolish government. Systems fail, but systems are important.

Governance and citizenship are not solely about elections; they are a cycle of activities including dissident and debate… read more

Class Action Updates: Judgement Day


1. Are you an unmetered customer of Eko and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Companies having inflated estimates billing?

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

The suit comes up for hearing on Friday, July 14, 2017.

2. On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 a Lagos-based consumer rights lawyer, Olumide Babalola, filed a class action suit at the Lagos High Court for himself and on behalf of all the subscribers of the GSM operators who might have received the unsolicited calls and messages from the telecommunication companies in Nigeria.

Judgement has been reserved for Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Countdown to our 3rd 2017 Volunteer Day – 7 days away!


Interested in volunteering for EiE as we prepare to engage students on the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise and encourage them to register?
Please send your Name, Phone Number, Email Address and Location to 08076468401 in this format:
“VD. Name. Phone Number.Email. Location and State”
“VD. Sola Bello. 081735436422. Ikeja, Lagos State”
We look forward to hearing from you!

#BringBackOurGirls and #Free6LagosBoys


The #BringBackOurGirls Lagos Family condemned the abduction of the 6 Lagos school boys from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe and reiterated their demand for the release of the remaining 113 #ChibokGirls.

It will be 1167 days on Saturday, June 24th since 276 Chibok girls were kidnapped. Also the same day, it will be 30 days in captivity for the Lagos school boys. 

#BBOG movement has a singularity of purpose, and a specific demand, for the government of Nigeria to ‘Bring back our girls, NOW and ALIVE’.  The #ChibokGirls symbolize all Nigerians who have been abducted by terrorists and we demand that the Federal and State Governments fulfil their constitutional responsibility of securing the life of every Nigerian. This, naturally, includes the Lagos 6.
Lend your voice in your own way or join our gatherings:

Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 5 - 6pm
Lagos – Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Saturdays, Noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm
Subscribe to get periodic updates.

Party Politics 101: The Good, Bad & Ugly


The event is now fully subscribed but you can add your name to the waitlist - registered?

#NigeriaDecides2019: 15 Political Parties form ‘Mega Coalition’



15 political parties formed an electoral alliance tagged ‘Mega Coalition’ to adopt and field candidates at governorship and presidential elections in Nigeria. However, the merger among these political parties does not cover fielding consensus candidate for councillorship, local government chairmanship, state and federal legislative houses.

Local Government elections in Kebbi and Lagos; gubernatorial elections in Anambra, Ekiti & Osun and the 2019 elections are around the corner have you registered to vote??

Shine Your Eye Rebirth


Finally, our ‘shineyoureye’ has gotten a new look! Visit the website to see new features on how you can engage your elected representatives and give us feedback on what works & what can be improved. Thank you!

A Successful Recall? The Dino Melaye Case Study


Week in Review - June 23, 2017



We will observe all public holidays (Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th) and run skeletal operations until June 28th.

We will send out messages if there is a call to action. 

Ramadan Kareem!
The EiE Nigeria Team
Copyright © 2017 EiE Nigeria, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list