Economic Policy

Selonnes Consult Policy Tidbits:  State Defaulting on PENCOM Contribution  Tantamount to administrative and governance crisis.

As thirty-five states are trying to renegotiate their N614bn debt obligation to FGN, the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has disclosed that only seven (7)out of 36 states are current with …

Selonnes Consult Policy Tidbits: Public Policies Should Be on Balance

There is nothing wrong with adopting a cashless policy. However, any public policy, which by its spirit or methods of implementation place undue burden on some States, even if temporarily, …

Selonnes Consult Policy Tidbits:  Whither Emergent EAC?

From a policy perspective, the recent emergence of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), hints at the Economic Management Team (EMT) and its advocated policies not being efficacious. Curiously, the EAC …

Selonnes Consult Policy Brief 65/19: Nigeria’s Oil Economy Is Hobbled by Dissonance

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze The oil resource curse has been Nigeria’s bane. This reality is well known. Yet no discernible effort is being made to transcend the …

Selonnes Consult Policy Brief 64/19:  Is Nigeria Still a Regional Hegemon?

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze*  “Nigeria’s status as a regional hegemon risks further regression, absent the restructuring of its governance arrangements, creatively tackling its myriad security challenges, promoting …

Selonnes Consult Policy Brief  63/19: Folly and Falsities of Ruga Settlements

Oseloka H. Obaze*   The Ruga policy is fraught with folly and falsities. It has unquestionable ethnic coloration; and its processes are bereft of full disclosure. Indubitably, Ruga is not …

Selonnes Consult Policy Brief 59/19:   Rebooting Nigeria’s Fledgling Economy

Chima Christian and Oseloka H. Obaze Nigeria’s economy is stressed, even if seemingly vigorous. Several performance indicators and ratings point to its parlous inclination. But no performance indicator is as …

2019: Conference on fake news holds in Nigeria

August 2, 2018Ebuka Onyeji The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) plans to hold a conference to address the rise of fake news in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general …

Policy Brief 51/18: Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed and Lessons for Nigeria

Chiagozie Udeh  & Oseloka H.  Obaze  Good governance exemplars in Africa continue to evolve, even if slowly. An African country, Ethiopia, has the youngest democratically elected Head of State on …

News Track: Prime Witness: We owe it to posterity to evaluate our leadership – Obaze

A PUBLIC policy expert, the former secretary to Anambra state government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s candidate in the November 18 2017 Anambra state governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has …