Policy Making

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …