Time for A New Dawn

In partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, the AIG Fellowship is awarded each year to an individual who has demonstrated evidence of outstanding contributions to the public good. The 2019/20 AIG Fellowship was awarded to Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru in recognition of her outstanding contributions to public service, as the Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), where she spearheaded comprehensive tax reforms, culminating in the development of Nigeria’s first national tax policy, the modification of tax legislation and a remarkable improvement in the effectiveness of tax collection. Her achievements remain a reference point almost a decade after her tenure in office.

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Our Director, Mrs Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede Speaks on AIG’s Partnership with NESG on The Nigeria Covid-19 Incidence and Response Tracker Dashboard

LAGOS, NIGERIA – September 02, 2020 – How public-private partnership can drive Nigeria’s economy post Covid-19. Our Director, Mrs Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede joins CNBC Africa to speak on AIG’s Partnership with NESG on The Nigeria Covid-19 Incidence and Response Tracker Dashboard.

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Address by Mrs. Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede at the Launch of The Nigeria Covid-19 Incidence and Response Tracker and Dashboard

LAGOS, NIGERIA – August 27, 2020 – We are pleased to have partnered with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) towards the development of the Nigeria COVID-19 Incidence and Response Tracker Dashboard. This landmark initiative is a demonstration of what the Nigerian public sector in partnership with the private sector is capable of achieving.

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Communique from the AIG-Blavatnik School COVID-19 Response Webinar

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) in Partnership  with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, convened a Webinar  to discuss ‘Covid-19 and Oil Price Crash: Nigeria’s Tough Choices’. The Webinar was attended by hundreds of participants from Nigeria and beyond to consider and proffer solutions to the unique challenges posed by the pandemic at a time when Nigeria has to contend with the ~50% crash in global crude oil prices.

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Olusegun Obasanjo, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Sanusi Lamido, Folasade Yemi-Esan and others address Nigeria’s falling oil price at Africa Initiative for Governance and Oxford University webinar

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a not-for-profit founded to inspire the transformation of Africa’s public sector, collaborated with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford to host a virtual discussion on “COVID-19 and the Oil Price Crash: Nigeria’s Tough Choices” on May 29, 2020.

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Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Special Interview with Arise TV

In an exclusive interview with Arise TV, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder & Chairman, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) and Vice-Chair of Global Citizen Nigeria shares insights on how the goal to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 can be a reality.

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AIG Chiarman, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in Conversation with the Dean of the Saïd Business School

Lagos, Nigeria – March 11, 2019

Founder and Chairman, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede sat with Prof Peter Tufano, Dean of the Said Business School, in an interactive keynote session at the Oxford Business Forum Africa. He shared insights on human capital development as the solution to Africa’s performance and the role AIG plays in building talent for the public sector among other things.

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AIG Chairman's CNBC Interview at the 2018 NBA Conference

Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder and Chairman, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) was a panel participant at the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) which held in Abuja from August 26-30, 2018.

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Press releases

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Announces Fourth Cohort of AIG Scholarship Recipients

LAGOS, NIGERIA – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the recipients of the 2020/2021 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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AIG Partners with NESG to Fund an Incidence and Response Tracker Towards the Containment of Covid-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria – July 8, 2020

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) is partnering with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Government by funding the building of an Nigeria COVID-19 Incidence and Resource Tracker, Dashboard and Predictive Analytic Platform (Systems Platform) to assist the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Systems Platform solution is expected to provide a robust, up-to-date database of Federal and Sub-National resource and availability requirements for the COVID-19 response, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended resource specifications on packages for COVID-19.

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AFRICA INITIATIVE FOR GOVERNANCE (AIG) ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF IFUEKO M. OMOIGUI OKAURU AS 2019/2020 AIG FELLOW

Lagos, Nigeria – September 5, 2019

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the appointment of Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru, former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria (FIRS), as the 2019-2020 AIG Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. The AIG Fellowship is awarded to an individual from West Africa who has demonstrated evidence of outstanding contribution to the public good, through exemplary leadership in public service.

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AIG ANNOUNCES THIRD COHORT OF AIG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Lagos, Nigeria – July 25, 2019

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) today announced the recipients of the third round of the AIG Scholarships. Every year since 2017, AIG has awarded fully funded Scholarships to young, outstanding West Africans from all backgrounds who are passionate about the public sector, to pursue the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Winifred Oyo Ita Appointed as Co-Chairs, Governance and Institutions Policy Commission (GIPC) of The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

Lagos, Nigeria – July 5, 2019

Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder and Chairman Africa, Initiative for Governance (AIG) has been appointed Private Sector Co-Chair of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Steering Committee for its Governance and Institutions Policy Commission (GIPC), a role he co-chairs with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was appointed the Public Sector Co-Chair. The inauguration ceremony held on July 3, 2019 at the NESG Offices in Lagos.

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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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Office of The Head of The Civil Service of The Federation and Africa Initiative for Governance Joint Roadshow to Private Sector Leaders for Public-Private Partnership

LAGOS, NIGERIA – MAY 3, 2018

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), led by Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder, embarked on a joint campaign from Monday, April 9, 2018 to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to sign on leaders of Nigeria’s private sector as partners in the execution of a high-impact Nigerian Civil Service Strategy, supported by the Presidency.

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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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