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BudgIT’s Co-founder gets Federal Government appointment

Seun Onigbinde, Co-founder of BudgIT, a data-driven budget organisation has been appointed into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning.

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Seun OnigbindeCo-founder of BudgIT, a data-driven budget organisation has been appointed into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning. 

This was confirmed by the Communication Associate of BudgITShakir Akorede while speaking to journalists. Onigbinde also confirmed the appointment in a blog post.

“Friends, I have accepted to take up an advisory role underwritten by an international development agency for an initial period of six monthsI see this as an adventure considering an accepted steep curve on public sector structure, he wrote. 

Onigbinde said that due to his new assigned role, he had taken a break from his role at BudgIT in order to focus more on his new responsibility.   

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HoweverAkorede stated that Onigbinde’s temporary exit at BudgIT would not in any way affect the organisation as BudgIT was still dedicated to holding government accountable. 

“It’s true, however, I need to point out that this has nothing to do with BudgITAs you may recall, Seun has been absent from the company for some time. This is a situation that affects Seun as a person, nothing to do with BudgIT This is in his personal capacity as a Nigerian.” 

Onigbinde’s profileOnigbinde had previously worked on several projects funded by MacArthur Foundation, Ford FounDFID, Open Society, OXFAM and Omidyar Network. In 2014, he made the list of finalists for the Young Business Leaders of the Year Award of CNBC Africa. 

Onigbinde has also received numerous awards including the Ashoka Fellowship, Future Africa Awards, Bloomberg Media Journalism Fellowship, Quartz Africa 30 Innovators Award, Aspen New Voices Fellowship, Bloomberg Media Journalism Fellowship and an Open Knowledge Foundation ambassador for Nigeria 

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He is a graduate of Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and also has a degree in Executive Programme in Social Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

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Chidinma holds a degree in Mass communication from Caleb University Lagos and a Masters in view in Public Relations. She strongly believes in self development which has made her volunteer with an NGO on girl child development. She loves writing, reading and travelling. You may contact her via - [email protected]

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Standard Bank Group appoints Yinka Sanni as new Chief Executive of Africa Regions

Yinka Sanni has been appointed as Standard Bank Group’s Chief Executive of Africa Regions.

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The Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Yinka Sanni as the new Chief Executive of Africa Regions.

This announcement was made by the Group in a post shared via its official LinkedIn account. The bank revealed that Sanni will be replacing Sola David-Borha who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the group.

His appointment will play an integral role in driving the growth of the Standard Bank Group in Africa further in the years ahead.

He is expected to build on the work of David-Borha, a renowned professional who played a key role in growing the Group’s Africa Regions portfolio in terms of capacity, market share and contribution to the group’s headline earnings.

What you should know

  • Yinka Sanni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
  • He has served in key positions within the Stanbic Group, as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of the Bank.
  • He was also the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited and the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.

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Usman Alkali Baba assumes office as new IG of Police

The FG announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.

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The Federal Government announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.

The FG disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday evening, citing that he is taking over from IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, who retired after 35 years of meritorious service to the nation.

What the FG is saying

“The handing/taking over of leadership between the former and new Police Chiefs was held in a brief but colourful ceremony at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The event was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag.

The new IGP, who is the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, psc (+), fdc, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Geidam in Yobe State. He was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

The FG also disclosed that the new IGP believes in the provision of motivational and credible leadership driven by professionalism and strategic planning, all directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations within the framework of citizens’ consent, trust, and the rule of law.

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The Federal Government revealed why President Buhari terminated the appointment of the outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, before the expiration of the 3-months extension, saying the ex-IGP’s tenure was terminated following the completion of the selection process for a new Inspector General of Police.

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