Civil Society

News Track| Leading foreign relations think tank in Africa, SIRA, gets new leadership – Owei Lakemfa is President; Obaze chairs public affairs committee

The leading foreign relations Think Tank in Africa, Society for International Relations Awareness, has elected human rights activist, labour leader and author, Owei Lakemfa, as its new President. Lakemfa, who …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits | Kankara Kidnapping marks Three Strikes

In conflict situations, strike modalities are marked by a pertinent cliché: first strike as happenstance, second strike coincidence and the third strike is enemy action. Boko Haram having claimed to …

Current Policy Briefs on pressing security issues in Nigeria.

Selonnes Consult is proud to have collaborated with  Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in producing two seminal policy briefs dedicated to interrogating two pressing security issues in Nigeria:  Governing and Securing …

Obaze to Speak on his Two New Books Waning Strength of Government & Africa’s Vision  in the context of Vision 2020 -Reflections and Projections.

Topic: Vision 2020 and the way forward. Reflections and ProjectionsTime: Dec 9, 2020 03:00 PM West Central Africa Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71782869937?pwd=ZFZMUkZPSmNrMDRpaHdvYkZFdTB0dz09 Meeting ID: 717 8286 9937 Passcode: Parresia

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 …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | NEC’s setting up of State-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry on rights violations by Police, propitious, but belated

National Economic Council’s recent directive to establish of State-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry nationwide to investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra-judicial killings is propitious, but a tad belated. …