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• The Judiciary as an Ally?
• #EdoDecides 2012
• Apply for World Summit Youth Award 2012
• Nigeria’s Oil
The Judiciary as an Ally?
In recent weeks, Nigerians have taken to using the law as it should be used:
"Release your salary details" - Court orders NASS
Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), an NGO, had, in September 2011, filed the suit to compel the clerk of the National Assembly to furnish it with the requested information.
Yet to be decided
Mr. Olawale Fapohunda and Mr. Richard Akinola, along with their group, Legal Resources Consortium, have asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to revoke the concession agreement between the Federal Government and Bi-Courtney Highway Services over allegation of non-performance and "incessant destruction of lives and property along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway."
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has concluded arrangement to sue the management of Dana Air for N1billion on behalf of families of victims of the Dana Air plane crash.
A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to "provide information on your assets declaration details between May 2007 and May 2012, and to publish widely the information on a dedicated website." The letter is available here. The FOI Act was passed into law by President Jonathan himself last year on May 30th.
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 Tuesday, July 10th.
Part II of Edo State 2012 Gubernatorial Debates will be on 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. More details on #EdoDecides - http://eienigeria.org/edodecides-2012
Apply for World Summit Youth Award 2012
Registration for the World Summit Youth Award 2012 is open. Register your project towards reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals!
The global WSYA database will be open to nominations until July 16th, 2012. For more information, visit this link.
There are a few initiatives working on tracking illegal bunkering; price fluctuations; actual subsidy cost etc. If you are interested in this sector, send an email to email@example.com.
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team