Fiscal Policy

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: Covid-19; We must monitor the R-Value in the 36 States

It is imperative to commence mandatory testing in all 36 states simultaneously for those who are symptomatic and even asymptomatic. The reason is simple. If you contain infection rates in …

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:  CBN cashless policy discriminatory, should be universally applied or suspended immediately

The just announced CBN cashless policy, even with the best of intentions, is discriminatory as it targets selected States- Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Abia, Anambra, Rivers and FCT – as pilot …

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 …

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 …

We Owe it to Posterity to Evaluate Our Leadership Continuously – Obaze 

Remarks by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, at the Public Presentation of The Book Prime Witness – Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari’s Nigeria, At the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja …

Policy Brief 49/18:  Legitimizing Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit

Ken Chendo and Oseloka H. Obaze  Nigeria’s Financial Intelligence Unit is an arm of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which is charged with collating and analysing highly sensitive financial…….