If I am fighting for a just cause, I will fight for it with whatever I have, even if it is going to take my life.”
– Kudirat Abiola (1951-1996)
We remember Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, an amazon who was murdered on June 4, 1996 for daring to fight for her husband’s mandate.
Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), a coalition member, was started by her first daughter, Hafsat, in her memory.
KIND is working to build a women’s museum in Abuja – the KIND Center – to honour Kudirat and other women like her who have fought over the years in different parts of Nigeria for justice and equality.
We remember Kudirat with pride for all that she stood for and her role in the democracy we continue to fight to make work for all. For more about Kudirat Abiola – bit.ly/mFPZmq
The multi-media Green Deal Nigeria shows are presented by bloggers Japheth Omojuwa, Mercy Banku Abang-Asu and Azeenarh Mohammed:
Wednesday, 5 June at 6pm – Avenue Suites Hotel, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island
Thursday, 6 June at 5pm – UNILAG (Afe Babalola Hall)
Friday, 7 June at 10am – Goethe Institute, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
Restrict Foreign Travel for Government Officials
Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva who is currently being charged with fraud by the EFCC has requested his passport to enable him accompany his wife to the UK for a medical procedure.
3 subsidy marketers being investigated for fraud have also requested for their passports to enable them travel for medical reasons.
This is only possible because our government officials misappropriate funds meant for social services – healthcare, education etc – and then benefit from spending government resources on functional services outside Nigeria. This can not continue!
2,500 signatures and counting! (online & offline)
Sign the petition here to impose travel bans: www.chn.ge/YseiWX
We are proud to partner with Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) working to deliver i-HQ – a one stop shop for data, design and technology innovation in the heart of Yaba in Lagos.
Take the tour here.
IT Lead – EiE is hiring a new IT Lead. If you like what we do and want to use your skills to help promote good governance and accountability, review the job description and send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: IT Lead. Deadline – Friday, June 14th.
Financial Support – Our primary funding for this year comes from MacArthur Foundation but it’s tied to specific projects. If you would like to support us financially to enable us do more, please consider giving directly through our bank account – Zenith Bank – The EiE Project Ltd/GTe – 1013171125
Or you can give through 234give.com which allows you to give anonymously. No amount is too small …. little drops make a mighty ocean!
Our partners at Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) are providing another opportunity for techies to learn, develop their skills and earn cash.
#FinLitChallenge is a competition to develop innovative web/mobile apps and games to deliver financial literacy in Nigeria. cchubnigeria.com/flc/
Nasir El-Rufai’s account of his years in public service – Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) and Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) – The Accidental Public Servant – was publicly presented in February.
For all students of politics and governance, this is a must read of the inner workings of government. We hope more public officials would use to document their experiences in office.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Reforming the Unreformable and Segun Adeniyi’s Power, Politics & Death should also be in your library.
Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of June 4th:
N606.62 billion (approx $3.791 billion)
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team