Coming Soon: State of States Report

By Abayomi Akinbo | September 5, 2017

"BudgIT will release its annual State of States report before the end of this quarter" says Atiku Samuel, Research Lead at BudgIT. The State of States report will look at the fiscal state of the 36 states of Nigeria, the challenges they are facing and proffers feasible solutions to some of these difficulties. “We’re done with all the research, we covered virtually all the states in the f.....

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Press Release – Citizens propose N52.4bn budget...

By Abayomi Akinbo | June 1, 2017

Citizens propose N52.4bn budget for National Assembly  Lagos, May 29, 2017 - In response to the publication of the National Assembly Budget, BudgIT and EiENigeria, invited citizens to the “#OpenNASS Datathon” on May 20, 2017 with the objective of developing a lean and effective budget for the National Assembly as a standard for Nigeria to reduce the cost of governance.   After r.....

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Call for Application: Consultancy for Researchers (Short...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 16, 2017

Nigeria’s 36 States have been unable to fully develop their internal resources, due to constitutional barriers that curb their powers to explore natural resources (solid and liquid minerals), the appetite for easy oil rent, as well as poor visionary approaches and a literal term-based mindset to governance. Apart from Lagos State, which generates over 65% of its revenue from internally-generated.....

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Press Release: Announcing BudgIT Civic -Tech ...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 7, 2017

Public finance-focused civic-tech organization BudgIT is announcing a six-month, highly competitive Civic-Tech Media Fellowship designed to support six (6) journalists interested in covering human-angle stories. The fellowship will include training on Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Desk research and provide up-to-date knowledge on the intersection between journalism, civil society and n.....

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Call For Application: BudgIT Civic Tech Media...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 6, 2017

Call for Applications Application Starts: March 07, 2017 Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 Announcement of Winners: April 20, 2017 Fellowship Program Begins: May - October 2017   The BudgIT Civic-Tech Media Fellowship is a six-month, highly competitive fellowship designed to support journalists solely interested in writing human-angle stories. All fellows receive tra.....

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Press Release on BudgIT Lead Partner’s upcoming...

By Abayomi Akinbo | February 19, 2017

      BudgIT CEO, Oluseun Onigbinde, to speak at Chatham House   Lagos, Nigeria, 13/2/2017:  Nigeria’s leading transparency advocate and co-founder of BudgIT, Oluseun Onigbinde, will speak at renowned the United Kingdom-based think tank, Chatham House, on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”. The event, schedu.....

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Press Release: NEITI Commends, Charges NNPC on...

By Abayomi Akinbo | December 22, 2016

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for taking the initiative to provide up-to-date information to Nigerians on the state of the country's petroleum sector through the monthly financial and operations reports that the national oil company has been publishing since August 2015. However, NEITI has also cal.....

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Download the Proposed FG 2017 Budget

By Abayomi Akinbo | December 21, 2016

  The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2017 Budget on the 14th December 2016. The 2017 Budget dubbed ‘Budget of Recovery and Growth’ shot up 20.4% higher than the 2016 budget of N6.07trillion with a total provision of N7.29trillion. The Federal government of Nigeria stated that the budget is fashioned to resuscitate the economy from its dying state and end the recessi.....

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State of States 2016: An Update on...

By admin | December 13, 2016

Following our publication of “State of States: Quick Factsheet 2016”, we received correspondence from Anambra State Government seeking clarification about the data used for the report and subsequently providing an update about the state. Before we present the information we received from the State, BudgIT will like to reiterate the source of data used for our publication. The data used for .....

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Conversations: Cost of Corruption Discussion Forum

By Abayomi Akinbo | December 7, 2016

Event Summary Discussions around figures lost to mismanagement of public purses have become rhetorics in the Nigerian space. The top-bottom approach which has been the most commonly driven perspective seems to yield little or no result given that there is a misconstrued notion that corruption is a scourge existing only in high positions of authority. The citizens lay blame on public officials (to.....

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Job Vacancy – Head of Northern Operations

By Abayomi Akinbo | November 22, 2016

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Open Kaduna Press Release

By Abayomi Akinbo | July 25, 2016

    KADUNA STATE RELEASES 2016 PROPOSED LGAs BUDGET Kaduna State Government has released the proposed budgets of all its 23 Local Government Areas, raising the bar of transparency at the local government councils. This is the first time any state government in recent years has put forward details of her Local Government budgets in public, raising the bar in an often-overlook.....

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