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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, May 5, 2017

“If our people lose the courage to confront what is wrong then
we become collaborators.” - Jerry Rawlings

#AbsenteePresident: Buhari Misses 3rd FEC Meeting



President Buhari didn’t attend the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, May 3rd. In his absence, the meeting was chaired by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said Mr President was obeying his doctor’s advice to rest. This has raised concerns about President Buhari’s actual state of health.

Can he carry out his day to day duties as President?

Mr President was however available to attend Jumat Service yesterday.

Flashback 2010: Absent Presidents!!

Yesterday makes it exactly 7 years former President Yar'adua died after falling ill. Despite claims and counter claims of the state of his health, it took protests, lawsuits and 78 days before the National Assembly endorsed the then Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to become the Acting President, using the ‘doctrine of necessity’ ending a political logjam. 

Fast forward 2017, we are faced with a similar circumstance! Should we wait till 2010 repeats itself or take ACTIONTake this poll NOW!

#OpenNASS: 2017 Budget Increases from N115 billion to N150 billion.



The 8th National Assembly has failed to make its 2016 budget public, yet they have proposed to increase their 2017 budget to N150 billion! That’s an increase of N35 billion! We don’t know what they spend money on, why do they need more money??

This shows that our ELECTED representatives really don’t care about their constituents and the hardship in the land.

Over 9,000 Nigerians have signed the petition demanding for an  #OpenNASS. Lend your voice – call the toll free hotlines; 08139861001 or 08139861002 or sign the petition here.
You can find you who represents you on Let them know clearly that if they increase their budget, you will NOT vote for them!

Ogun State’s Frivolous Trip to London


Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun plans to spend Ogun’s limited resources on sending the Commissioner for Youths and Sport, Afolabi Afuape, and others on a frivolous trip to London to congratulate Anthony Joshua.

Ogun citizens – shouldn’t Ogun’s resources be spent to develop boxers and other champions IN Ogun State? Is a phone call to Anthony not enough? Why spend money on plane tickets, estacode & hotel costs?

Speak UP! Take action NOW! 

Engage the Commissioner of Youth & Sports: 08037164076.

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 case was mentioned on Thursday, 4th May 2017 and Justice A. M. Lawal has fixed hearing for Friday, July 14th 2017.

Click to join the class action lawsuit or

Send your Name, LGA/LCDA, Last Estimated Bill and DISCO Account Number to 09023555335

Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) Continues


In the first three days of the exercise, 57,737 people were registered, while 4,913 others collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). A further 1,820 individuals applied for transfer of Polling Units (PUs) and 1,117 persons applied for replacement of their lost or damaged PVCs.

Be reminded that this CVR is meant for:

  1. Nigerians who are 18 years and above and who were not previously registered.
  2. Those who previously registered but whose names cannot be found in the register of voters.
  3. Those who have lost or damaged their cards and would like to replace them.

Visit the 
INEC office at your local government secretariat to register.

Bring Back Our Girls: 1120 Days Around the Corner!


It will be 1120 days on Monday, May 8th since 276 Chibok girls were kidnapped.

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.

Lend your voice in your own way or join our gatherings:
Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 5 - 6pm
Lagos – Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Saturdays, 12noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Subscribe to get periodic updates.

SYE Week in Review - May 5, 2017


2nd Volunteer Day in 2017


Our second Volunteer Day for 2017 took place last Saturday. It was a big success!

Volunteers came out to support our advocacy campaign. Citizens in the South – South and South – East region were engaged and educated on the #OpenNASS campaign through telephone conversations.

A big thank you to all our volunteers!

Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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