Africa

Obaze’s Waning Strength of Government Resonates

Book Review, 30/10/2020; Title: ​​Waning Strength of Government; Author: ​Oseloka H. Obaze; Publisher:​Parrésia Publishers, Lagos Nigeria;  Pages: ​255​; Price: ​N4,500 (Jumia); $11.50 (Amazon); Reviewer: ​Chiagozie Udeh.   Oseloka H. Obaze, diplomat, …

If the Dead Could Speak, What Would Achebe Say of Present Day Nigeria?

Keynote Address by Hon. Oseloka Henry Obaze, MD/CEO Selonnes Consult Ltd.At the Fifth Chinua Achebe Literary Festival, Awka, Nigeria, 16th November, 2020   Introduction I am thrilled to have been …

Africa’s Vision Merits a Niche in the Contemporary Poetic Canon

 Book Review;   15/11/2020; Title: ​​Africa’s Vision; Author: ​Oseloka H. Obaze​​​​; Publisher:​Parrésia Publishers, Lagos Nigeria; Pages: ​125​; Price: ​$8.53 (Amazon); N3,500 (Jumia); Reviewer: ​Reginald Chiedu Ofodile.    Africa’s Vision is …

Guest Policy Opinion:   Mali lessons for African leaders

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo Recent events in Mali — which saw massive popular protests culminating in a military coup on August 18 — have invoked the spectre of the return to …

Policy Brief 78-20 |Heeding Attahiru Jega’s Constitutional Counsel

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze*   The mixed reactions with which Nigeria’s 60th anniversary was celebrated by Nigerians, revealed the depth of resignation and cynicism pervading the nation …

Oseloka H. Obaze’s two books, Waning Strength of Government & Africa’s Vision – A Second Anthology, published.

Announcing Parresia’s release of Oseloka H. Obaze’s two new (2020) books: Waning Strength of Government & Africa’s Vision – A Second Anthology.   Both books which will be available at bookstores …

Policy Brief No.77-20| Between the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Visions of Nigeria’s Development

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze  The herders-farmers conflict Nigeria remains a thorny issue. The death, destruction and displacement arising from the conflict have been incremental, and have extended …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Don’t defund the police, rather reform policing

George  Floyd’s death in the US, has precipitated calls for defunding of the police. Such policy move if adopted, will influence policing globally and in Nigeria. From a policy perspective …

Senator Uche Ekwunife’s draft gender inclusion bill in tandem with Selonnes Consult’s gender policy recommendations

Senator Ekwunife draft bill in the Nigerian Senate titled, “A bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) …

Policy Brief 74-20: | Covid-19: Nigeria Must Avert Systemic Collapse 

Oseloka H. Obaze |   In just one week Africa garnered a 43% jump in its Covid-19 cases. These numbers are relative to Nigeria even as her recorded numerical remains …