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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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