Economic Policy

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 …

Policy Brief No. 76-20 | ANIDS:  An Optimal Governance Model

Oseloka H. Obaze, Chinelo Ofoche & Izuchukwu J. Okoye   ABSTRACT: This policy brief and public policy assessment paper focuses on the Anambra State Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS) – a …

Policy  Brief 75-20 |Nigeria In the next 36 months

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo. & Oseloka H. Obaze   Ever before the first ballot in the 2019 presidential elections was cast, some members of Nigeria’s leadership elite, across the political spectrum, …

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 …