Foreign Affairs Politics and Policy

What Are the UK’s Interests in Nigeria’s Elections and Looted Funds?

At the inaugural ‘Diplomatic dialogue’ organized by civic accountability organisation BudgIT held over the weekend, British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, related the commitments and intentions of the British government in Nigeria. Ms Beaufils was the lone special guest of the dialogue which, according to the organizers, is aimed at engaging organisations, high […]

Politics and Policy

Educate Yourself, Carry It on Your Head | The Key Takeaways From Investing In The People Of Nigeria

Investing in the People of Nigeria, a Conversation of a Generation, was organized by civic-tech group, BudgIT on Wednesday at its Civic Hive in Yaba, Lagos. Beginning with a refresher on Bill Gates’ speech to the expanded National Economic Council last week, the thrust of the conversation was on the need for human capital development […]

Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think tank, Chatham House. Speaking on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”, Mr Onigbinde addressed issues bordering on corruption and the challenges faced in driving transparency in Nigeria. […]