Policy Making

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, …

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 …

Obaze  advocates unified salary structure for senators, police, judges and others. 

Selonnes Consult MD/CEO, Mr Oseloka H. Obaze has advocated a  unified salary structure for public servants in Nigeria, as a cutting cost of governance, sustainability and equity measure.  The policy …

Policy Brief 78-20 |Heeding Attahiru Jega’s Constitutional Counsel

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze*   The mixed reactions with which Nigeria’s 60th anniversary was celebrated by Nigerians, revealed the depth of resignation and cynicism pervading the nation …

Nigeria Has Suffered A Severe Reverse In Governance – Obaze

By Ikeddy Isiguzo Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze is a diplomat, writer, public policy and governance expert and politician. He is the MD/CEO of Selonnes Consult, a policy, governance and management …

Oseloka H. Obaze’s two books, Waning Strength of Government & Africa’s Vision – A Second Anthology, published.

Announcing Parresia’s release of Oseloka H. Obaze’s two new (2020) books: Waning Strength of Government & Africa’s Vision – A Second Anthology.   Both books which will be available at bookstores …

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 …

Policy Brief No. 76-20 | ANIDS:  An Optimal Governance Model

Oseloka H. Obaze, Chinelo Ofoche & Izuchukwu J. Okoye   ABSTRACT: This policy brief and public policy assessment paper focuses on the Anambra State Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS) – a …