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Africa Initiative For Governance (AIG) Announces 2018/2019 AIG Scholarship Recipients

Lagos, Nigeria – July 17, 2018

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the recipients of the 2018/2019 round of the AIG Scholarships, the organisation’s fully funded scholarship programme for young, outstanding West Africans with a passion for public service.

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Justice Mrs. Georgina Wood (Rtd), 2017/2018 Africa Initiative For Governance (AIG) Fellow Delivers Public Lecture At The Blavatnik School Of Government, University Of Oxford

Lagos, Nigeria – May 25, 2018

Justice Mrs. Georgina Wood (Retired), immediate past Chief Justice of Ghana, and the 2017/2018 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 delivered a Public Lecture titled "Rule of Law, the Promotion of Sustainable Development and Ghana's Experience: A View From the Bench” at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. The Lecture was an integral part of her AIG Fellowship stay at the School.

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THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION (OHCSF) AND AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) RESTATE COMMITMENT TO REPOSITION NIGERIA’S CIVIL SERVICE

CALABAR, NIGERIA – JANUARY 31, 2018

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 reiterated their joint commitment in reforming the Nigerian Civil Service in a private-public partnership.

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CHAIRMAN, PANEL OF ADVISORS, AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG), CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO GCFR DELIVERS PUBLIC LECTURE AT THE BLAVATNIK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Lagos, Nigeria - January 8, 2018

The Chairman of the Panel of Advisors of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR delivered a special Public Lecture on ‘Leadership in the African Context – How to Drive Transformational Change in African Countries’ at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on Monday.

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) REITERATES SUPPORT FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND HIGH-PERFORMING PUBLIC SECTOR IN GHANA

Accra, Ghana - November 14, 2017

Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, visited Ghana as part of activities to strengthen AIG’s work and impact in the country.

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE HOLDS 2nd PANEL OF ADVISORS’ MEETING & ROUNDTABLE EVENT FOR 2017

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) on Friday, November 10, held its Panel of Advisors' Meeting and Roundtable.

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AIGBOJE-AIG IMOUKHUEDE INDUCTED INTO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede was, on October 7, inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences - one of the oldest learned societies and independent policy research centres in the United States of America.

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) ANNOUNCES JUSTICE MRS. GEORGINA WOOD (RETIRED) OF GHANA AS 2017/2018 AIG FELLOW

Lagos, Nigeria, October 23 2017

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the appointment of Justice Mrs. Georgina Wood (Retired), immediate past Chief Justice of Ghana, as the 2017-2018 AIG Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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AIGBOJE AIG-IMOUKHUEDE, CHAIRMAN, AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG), JOINS INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE BLAVATNIK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Lagos, Nigeria, September 18 2017

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced that its Chairman, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, has joined the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL AIG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Lagos, Nigeria, August 14th 2017

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the inaugural recipients of the AIG Scholarships, the organisation's fully funded scholarships programme. 

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OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION (OHCSF) AND AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR CIVIL SERVICE TRANSFORMATION

Abuja, Nigeria, April 3rd 2017 

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalising a historic private-public partnership aimed at transforming the Nigerian Civil Service.

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AIG APPOINTS CHIENYE OGWO AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lagos, Nigeria, February 14th 2017

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the appointment of Chienye Ogwo as Chief Executive Officer.

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Mr. KEN OFORI-ATTA APPOINTED FINANCE MINISTER OF GHANA

Ghana, January 31st 2017

A member of the Africa Initiative for Governance Panel of Advisors, Ken Ofori-Atta, was sworn-in as Finance Minister of Ghana by President Nana Akufo-Addo on January 27, 2017.

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PORTRAIT OF A GAME CHANGER: PROFESSOR ATTAHIRU JEGA

Lagos, Nigeria, November 23rd 2016

Professor Attahiru Jega is unquestionably a Game Changer. A renowned scholar of political science, he has been extolled for his contributions to the educational and electoral and sectors. Very few would dispute the fact that in the execution of his duties as Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he exhibited qualities of excellence that earned him universal recognition and plaudits.

 

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AN INTERVIEW WITH AIGBOJE AIG-IMOUKHUEDE

Lagos, Nigeria, October 25th 2016

An insightful interview with AIG’s founder, written for Ventures Africa, a Pan-African business magazine and news service. Mr Aig-Imoukhuede speaks in depth about his aspirations for AIG and how the governance of Africa’s public sector may be improved.

 

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR ATTAHIRU JEGA AS FIRST AIG FELLOW

Lagos, Nigeria, October 24th 2016 

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today proudly announces Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega as the first AIG Visiting Fellow of Practice at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. 

The AIG entered into a partnership with the Blavatnik School based on the shared purpose of building good governance and public leadership in Africa. The AIG believes that the high-calibre individuals trained at the School will drive best practice standards of governance across Africa, ensuring sustainable economic growth and social justice. 

 

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INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE AIG PANEL OF ADVISORS

Lagos, Nigeria, September 29th 2016

The Africa Initiative for Governance has convened an inaugural meeting of its Panel of Advisors, comprising eminent persons with exemplary track records of public and private sector leadership, and joined by the AIG Chairman, Board Directors, and Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government.

For more information, download the full document (PDF format). 

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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS BRINGS WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS TO OXFORD

Oxford, UK, June 3rd 2016

The Blavatnik School of Government is delighted to announce a new partnership that will bring West African students to the University of Oxford.

From 2017, the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships each year at the Blavatnik School of Government, the UK’s first school of government, as part of a new five-year partnership which is based on the shared purpose of building good governance and public leadership.

The announcement was made following a public event at the Blavatnik School of Government which saw the former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan speak on the theme of 'What should the UN be doing in the 21st Century?’.

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