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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update
Friday, June 2, 2017

You want to make a difference in the prime of your life; start now!”
- Donald Duke
(Former Governor of Cross River State)

National Assembly Needs N54.49 billion NOT N125 billion


From the #OpenNASS Datathon hosted by Budgit & EiE, active citizens proposed the reduction of the 2017 National Assembly budget from the approved N125 billion to N54.49 billion. Whilst preparing the leaner and more effective budget, the participants noticed the repeated allocations made by the Senate, House of Representatives, National Institute of Legislative Studies, National Assembly Service Commission and the Public Accounts Committee (Senate and House of Representatives) for purchase of stationery and computer consumables, training, travel, purchase of motor vehicle, maintenance of the National Assembly buildings and other items.

#OpenNASS: National Issues & Electronic Voting


The Senate on Thursday, June 1st used voice voting to confirm 15 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) out of 27 names. One of the 5 demands of #OpenNASS is using electronic voting.

On the same day, there was confusion in the House of Representatives on the use of voice voting to accept or reject the South East Commission Development Bill.

Why don’t our representatives use electronic voting to make decisions on these key national issues?

Over 9,000 Nigerians have signed the petition demanding for an #OpenNASS. Lend your voice – call the toll free hotlines - 08139861001 or 08139861002 orclickto sign the petition.

Office of the Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: The Citizen is Always Right


In politics, politicians serve at the pleasure of the citizen, her existence depends on the will of the citizen and her action must meet the demand of the citizen. Because, the politicians’ world must revolve around the lives and will of the citizens, the citizen is always right. Politicians must serve at the pleasure of the citizen just like an entrepreneur serves at the pleasure of the customer.

If the politicians want the citizens to behave differently, then they should …read more

Bring Back Our Girls: 1145 Days Today!


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, Noon – 1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am – 1pm
Subscribe to get periodic updates.

Hunger Hits Abuja IDPs Camp


According to a report in Daily Trust most children at the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp, Abuja were poorly fed and often sick. Some have lost their lives because most parents there could not afford taking them to a health facility and there is none in the camp. Thousands of children are facing starvation in Nigeria. Many IDPs in the country are suffering with little or no protection, security, food or access to potable water.

Support the work of our partners, Adopt-A-Camp to provide much needed aid.

Election Watch: Benue State Local Government Elections


‘Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.’ - George Jean Nathan

Tomorrow, June 2nd, Benue State citizens will go to the polls to elect new council officials who will steer the affairs in 23 local council areas for the next three years. 8 political parties will participate in the process.

In Benue? Adopt a polling unit and use Revoda to report happenings!

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

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 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.

SYE Week in Review - May 26, 2017



Have a great weekend!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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