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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, June 30, 2017

“You are a citizen, and citizenship carries responsibilities.”
Paul Collier
(Professor of Economics, Oxford University)

#OfficeOfTheCitizen Goes Live in Owerri!


The #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio programme commenced in Owerri on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 on Hot 99.5FM. The structure, functions and processes of the National Assembly were discussed with Jude Ohanele of Development Dynamics.

Active Citizens in Ibadan, Calabar and their environs... Are you ready to activate your #OfficeOfTheCitizen? Join us for the maiden editions of the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio programmes:

  • Tomorrow, July 1st at 10:00am on Splash105.5 FM in Ibadan
  • Thurdsay, July 6th at 8:00 am on Hit 95.9 FM in Calabar

Never forget, the office of the citizen is the highest office in the land!

Tweet at @EiENigeria using #OfficeOfTheCitizen

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

Season of Recalls!


Following the example of active citizens in Kogi State, active citizens in Niger, Kaduna, Ondo and Ebonyi States are exploring the recall process for their lawmakers due to a loss of confidence in their abilities to represent their interests in the National Assembly.

The constitution provides for the recall of a non-performing legislator but there has been no successful attempt since our return to democracy in 1999.

Office of the Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: Don’t be Annoyed o, but Please, Who Spoilt Nigeria?


There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you.We don’t appear to know who ‘spoilt’ Nigeria. Nigeria is ‘spoilt’ but who exactly ‘spoilt’ the country? It turns out; no one ever takes responsibility for the state of our nation.

 The truth is that Nigeria has been an unfortunate (‘oloriburuku’ as the Yoruba excellently would put it) country.We have been a desperately unfortunate country for so many years, the unfortunateness springing from our classless, clueless successive set of leaders.And lest the point is lost in subtlety and euphemism: they are the people that spoilt Nigeria… 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.

Interested in Volunteering @ EiE for a Few Hours?


Our 3rd Volunteer Day for 2017 will hold tomorrow!
We look forward to welcoming our confirmed volunteers.
Still interested? Call this number: 08076468401

Active Citizens Advocating for #BringBackOurGirls


Last week, the Lagos family of the #BringBackOurGirls movement continued to agitate for the rescue of the 113 remaining Chibok girls, the 6 Lagos Epe school boys & other abductees.

Chibok Girls:
            276 abducted.
            57 escaped. 
            3 found. 
            103 released. 
            5 infants with our girls.
            19 parents dead.             
            We are still missing 113!
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 – 8 Days Away!


It is 8 days to the event. The event is fully subscribed but you can add your name to the waitlist.




Legislative Updates

Rivers: The tribunal replaces George Sekibo (PDP) with Andrew Uchendu (APC)
Taraba: The Supreme Court replaces Abubakar Sani (PDP) with Shuaibu Isa Lau (PDP)
Benue: The Supreme Court replaces Herman Hembe (APC) with Dorothy Mato (APC)
On Saturday, July 8th, there will be an election in Osun West Senatorial District to elect a new representative as Isiaka Adeleke (APC) died on April 23, 2017. Don't know who represents you? Look it up! 

A Successful Recall? The Dino Melaye Case Study


Week in Review - June 30, 2017



There are vacancies for different positions at EiE Nigeria.


Have a great weekend!

The EiE Nigeria Team

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