National interest

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 …

Policy Brief 80-21| The World According To Biden

  Oseloka H. Obaze   Introduction   While indeed Biden will not underscore Pax Americana, he cannot gloss over it or abandon it entirely. What stands jettisoned is the “America First” …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | The World According To Biden

Hope waxes eternal. And so it is, for the United States and the rest of the world, with the swearing in of Joe Biden on 20th January as the 46th …

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 …

Current Policy Briefs on pressing security issues in Nigeria.

Selonnes Consult is proud to have collaborated with  Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in producing two seminal policy briefs dedicated to interrogating two pressing security issues in Nigeria:  Governing and Securing …

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

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, …

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: …