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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, April 7, 2017

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien
power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President
and Senators and Congressmen and Government
Officials but the voters of this country.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

#OfficeOfTheCitizen

#OpenNASS

 

The Nigerian Senate has been fast tracking the passage of Petroleum Industry Governance Bill. Allegations/criticisms made against the leadership of the National Assembly is met with swift investigations and decisions. After several promises, why are they yet to #OpenNASS?

Over 7,000 Nigerians have signed the petition demanding an #OpenNASS. Lend your voice – call the toll free hotlines; 08139861001 or 08139861002.

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

Otodo Gbame Community Live on #OfficeOfTheCitizen!

 

 

Inhabitants of the Otodo Gbame area in Lagos were live on our #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio programme, Nigeria Info 99.3FM on Wednesday, April 5th. Issues bordering on the unlawful demolition exercise by agents of the Lagos state government were discussed during the radio programme.

Join us next Wednesday by 8am on Nigeria Info 99.3 FM for next episode of #OfficeOfTheCitizen as we touch on topical issues with solutions and actions you can take.

Another Unfortunate Milestone!




On Tuesday, April 4th, the Bring Back Our Girls movement berated the Nigerian government and military for not doing enough to ensure the release of the remaining Chibok Girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. In an open letter to the Federal Government, the group called for speedy negotiations and release 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 then.

As the 3 year mark of the Chibok girls abduction looms, global week of action to commemorate the abduction of the girls begins today, April 7th.
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
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Opportunities

 

There are vacancies for different positions at EiE Nigeria.
 


News

Arrested UNILAG Students Released

 

A mobile court sitting in Oshodi released 13 students of University of Lagos (UNILAG). They were remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison by a Special Offences Mobile Court on Saturday, April 1st over two counts of unlawful invasion and disruption of activities on the premises of Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos. However, TVC refuted the story and claimed they had no hand in the arrest.

The students were released after a hearing on their bail application on Thursday, April 6th.

Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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