Author: Frank Ofili

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How Secrecy Limits Diversity

The Security-Clearance Process Keeps Many Qualified People Out of America’s National Security Workforce – By Matthew Connelly and Patricia Irvin  In December 2022, the Department of Energy announced that it was righting a historic...

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Otedola finally speaks on N250bn Transcorp Plc offer

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, says he offered to acquire Transcorp Plc for N250 billion and take the company’s market capitalisation to N2 trillion but his bid was rejected. Recently, Otedola acquired a 5.52 percent stake in...

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The Case for Banning Crypto

For Finance, the Blockchain’s Risks Far Outweigh Its Rewards – By Hilary Allen  On November 11, 2022, the cryptocurrency exchange FTX collapsed, nine days after a copy of the balance sheet of its affiliated...

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Putin’s Peril

The Kremlin’s Strongman Is Not as Secure as He Seems  – Tatiana Stanovaya  In just under a year, on March 17, Russians will head to the polls for the 2024 presidential election. Given the...

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The People vs. Donald Trump

Indicting the Former President Will Test American Democracy – Lucan Ahmad Way  After years of watching U.S. President Donald Trump flout democratic norms and the rule of law, it is easy to feel a...

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Why Force Fails

The Dismal Track Record of U.S. Military Interventions – By Jennifer Kavanagh and Bryan Frederick  American soldiers have been deployed abroad almost continuously since the end of World War II. The best-known foreign interventions—in...

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More Notes On The Elections – Reuben Abati

The prevalence of the comic spirit is one of those distinctive features of Nigerian life and society – one of those things that make us who we are – our capacity to turn every season, every...

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2023 Election: Official List Of Newly Elected Senators As Confirmed By INEC (Full List)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the complete list of Senators-elect in Nigeria following the February 25 National Assembly elections. Recall that INEC released the list across its official social media handles on Monday night. The list includes the full name, gender, and political party affiliation...