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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, June 9, 2017

We need to realize that power belongs to US – the citizens,
not the people that we voted into office.”
- Stanley Achonu
(Operations Lead, BudgIT)

14th Anniversary of ‘June 12’ Elections


The June 12th Democracy Movement has organized a tribute session with the theme ‘June 12 Movement and The Hope of Equitable Restructuring for Nigeria’ to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Elections widely believed to have been won by MKO Abiola of SDP. 

Monday, June 12, 2017
42/46 MKO Abiola Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.

Otodo Gbame Victims Buried – Justice is Still Denied


Those forcefully evicted from the Otodo Gbame community on April 19, 2017 who were brutally murdered by the policemen attached to the Lagos Task Force have been buried.

The forceful eviction led to the displacement of over 30,000 #OtodoGbame residents and deaths of Aya Daniel and Avonda Elijah. The murders was reported to the police but no arrest has been made.

The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation has demanded for swift action by the Nigerian Police Force to bring their killers to book and see that justice is done.

Chude Jideonwo: Office Of The Citizen - No, You DON’T Get to Give Up on Nigeria


Nigeria has been getting better since 1999. Nigeria is on course. Our efforts in going out on the streets, fighting for what we believe in, organizing, voting and protecting our votes and holding our governments accountable are working.

The progress may be slow, but the progress is there still. And the progress is only happening because all of us - citizens, have remained engaged. We have refused to give up. The moment we disengage, it is over. Read more.

Class Action: Unmetered Customers & Estimated Billing



Following the failure of the Eko and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Companies to meter their customers and halt inflated estimated billing, a Lagos-based consumer rights lawyer, Olumide Babalola, has filed a class action law 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.

Bring Back Our Girls … Lagos, Abuja, DC, NY ….


An active citizen is NEVER quiet. 106 #ChibokGirls are back!
We have 113 more girls who must also return.
Let’s not get tired; let’s #BringBackOurGirls!
276 abducted.
57 escaped. 
3 found. 
103 released. 
5 infants with our girls.
19 parents dead.       
We are still missing 113!
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, 12 noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm
Subscribe to get periodic updates.

#ElectionWatch: Benue State Local Government Elections


Benue State citizens went to the polls on Saturday, June 3rd to elect new council officials who will steer the affairs in 23 local council areas for the next three years. 8 political parties participated in the electoral process and the All Progressive Congress (APC) won all the chairmanship positions in all the local governments.

Local Government elections in Jigawa, Kebbi & Lagos states, gubernatorial elections & 2019 elections are around the corner – have you registered to vote??

SYE Week in Review - June 9, 2017



Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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