National Security

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, …

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. …

Guest Policy Opinion:   Mali lessons for African leaders

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo Recent events in Mali — which saw massive popular protests culminating in a military coup on August 18 — have invoked the spectre of the return to …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Don’t defund the police, rather reform policing

George  Floyd’s death in the US, has precipitated calls for defunding of the police. Such policy move if adopted, will influence policing globally and in Nigeria. From a policy perspective …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Covid-19: A government that is Inattentive cannot beAdaptive  and Purposeful. 

Covid-19 has debunked illusions, unraveled myths, and shredded soft power of big and small nations, Nigeria included. It has upended normalcy. A government that is inattentive to outside expert opinion, …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | NCDC & FGN must urgently focus on Kano, possibly Nigeria’s next Covid-19 ground zero. 

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) need to shift focus urgently to Kano, possibly Nigeria’s next Covid-19 ground zero and investigate the spate …

News Track: Covid-19: | You can’t handle Covid-19 pandemic fight alone- Obaze tells FGN

By Pamela Eboh, Awka– The former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze has said that for Nigeria to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: |  Covid-19 Response; we must overcome groupthink.

For Nigeria to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, the national leadership must overcome the Groupthink syndrome that is driving national response. The “Central Minds of Government” can’t do it alone. By …

Policy Brief 73-20 | Lack of Resilience Strategy Hobbles Nigeria

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze* A well-worn cliché states that those who “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.” That has been Nigeria’s fate in battling the Covid-19 pandemic. …