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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 …

Policy Brief 79-20 | The Strength of Government

Nigeria teeters between coercion and consensus building. The federal government should not succumb to the former, having already initiated wide-ranging consultations with national stakeholders, including governors, traditional rulers, women and …

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. …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: |  FGN Disbanding SARS – a good move – but more work remains. 

FGN disbanding of SARS is a good move.   Speaking truth to power takes different dimensions and ultimately, will yeid some concrete results. As we congratulate advocates of SARS reform, …

Selonnes Consult MD/CEO Oseloka H. Obaze  to speak on “Defence Budget & Spending – Implications & Options for post-Covid-19 Nigeria,” by Zoom, Tuesday 18 August 2020

Read summary of event: https://nigeria.fes.de/e/defence-budgets-and-spending-implications-and-options-for-post-covid-19-nigeria 

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, …

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) …

Covid-19 has revealed waning strength of government –Oseloka Obaze

Federal and state governments have responded constructively to the Covid-19 pandemic within the scope of their governance abilities. But as a nation our overall response has been very weak. Some …