Nation building

Policy Brief 82-21| Nigeria’s Divergent Tales of Fishermen and Herdsmen

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze*   In Nigeria, two important traditional food and agricultural occupations face existential threats. The fishermen in the coastal areas of the country and …

Policy Brief 81-21| Biden’s Likely Policy Orientation Toward Africa

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze* “U.S. support for Africa should transcend the promotion of democracy, and include actions on a range of economic-related issues, in particular support for …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Reference U.S. politics; leaders need to grasp the fundamentals of leadership in turbulent times.

The dramatic political developments in the U.S. underpin the essence use of history in decision-making. Only once in America’s history has there been such an impasse in presidential transition. Lesson: …

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. …

Tackling Women’s Political Exclusion in Nigeria

Women’s limited political participation or total exclusion in Nigerian politics, remains a topical issue and centre stage in nation building.   This is a matter we have devoted some serious …