Money 'saved' on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of June 25th:
N221.34 billion (approx $1.383 billion)
• #TheFutureAwards - Season 7
President Goodluck Jonathan had a media chat on Sunday June 24, 2012, where only one Nigerian, Victor (from Makurdi) was able to get through on the advertised phone lines.
Sound bites from the chat:
"I don't run the economy."
• Asset Declaration:
"The issue of public asset declaration is a matter of personal principle. That is the way I see it, and I don't give a damn about it, even if you criticise me from heaven."
"Security is a global challenge now, not just in Nigeria. Just like the economic recession is global, different countries are having their share."
• Boko Haram:
"Government will like to dialogue with Boko Haram but presently, Boko Haram has no face."
• Trip to Brazil:
"The day the international community gets to know that the President of Nigeria could not travel because of Boko Haram, we are finished."
• 2015 Presidency
"When INEC opens the gate, we will know who will contest and who will not."
• Appointment of New Defence Minister
"We cannot announce any name because it is the Senate that has to clear him or her. So we don't announce until the Senate clears"
• UNILAG Renaming
"It is just like declaring a state of emergency. There is no law that says you must first contact the Senate before changing the name."
Read details of the chat here.
We're recruiting 250 young people armed with Revoda to act as citizen reporters for the July 14th Gubernatorial Elections in Edo. If you would like to participate, please fill our online volunteers' form. Training will be on Monday, July 9th.
There will be two gubernatorial debates – Wednesday, June 27th & Thursday, July 5th – aired on AIT and NTA at 5pm. Tune in to watch candidates from 7 political parties discuss their plans for Edo State.
#TheFutureAwards - Season 7 - "Tear Down These Walls"
Season 7 of The Future Awards (for Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators) was launched on May 29th and the awards will take place on August 26th.
This year's awards will focus on five broad sections: CREATIVITY, ENTERTAINMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE, INNOVATION AND THE ULTIMATE PRIZE.
Nominations close on June 30th. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else.
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team