Chronicles of Osinbajo’s Visit to N-Power office

By Segun Tomori The barricade of the entrance of Niger Delta Holding Company (NDHC) building, housing the N-Power office as early as 7 am that Friday morning, 14th July 2017, gave an inkling of what was in the offing. Stern-looking security operatives had taken over the building, thoroughly frisking staff before letting them in through the back gate. Those without a valid means of identification were politely turned back. On entering the building, one could notice the red-tape security cordon of the lobby that leads to the lift from the…

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Dissecting The Buhari Administration’s Two Years In Office (2)

By Segun Tomori (08062672869-SMS Only) …. Continued from Part 1.. Another driver of the economy anywhere in the world that this administration has commendably focused on is the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  The establishment of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinics in some States meant to serve as a one-stop shop to address challenges faced by small business owners across the country and provide opportunity for them to talk to business regulators and share their problems is novel. Relevant agencies brought together in the…

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Dissecting The Buhari Administration’s Two Years In Office (1)

By Segun Tomori (08062672869-SMS Only) The euphoria that trailed the defeat of the then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan seems like yesterday. But lo and behold, It is two years already since All Progressives Congress (APC)’s President Muhammadu Buhari took the reins of power, riding on the crest of change to defeat the incumbent President of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the first time in our nation’s history. It will be recalled that President Buhari hinged his campaign on three major planks- security, fight against corruption and the economy. On…

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EFCC’s Ikoyi Recovery: The Web Of Bemusing Controversy

By Segun Tomori(08062672869-SMS only) When the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last Wednesday night gleefully announced its discovery of a huge sum of money in a sting operation in the upscale Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigerians marvelled at the breakthrough.The operation was like none other as the anti-graft agency sensationally posted pictures and videos of the operation and informed bewildered Nigerians that counting machines of banks had been hurriedly obtained to put a figure to the humongous sum. At the end of the process, a figure was put out…

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FULL Text Of My Judgment: Magu Vs Nigerian Senate

By Segun Tomori(08062672869) I have listened to diverse opinions of both legal luminaries, analysts and Nigerians on the rejection of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as substantive Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chair for the second time by the Nigerian Senate. As usual, a vast segment of commentators have made the Senate the “whipping boy”, dismissing it as a congregation of the corrupt who are poised to throw a spanner in the works of the anti-corruption war. Some questioned the “locus standi” of Senators either under investigation or trial…

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BB Naija, Immorality & Hypocrisy

By Segun Tomori (08062672869- SMS Only) Big Brother Naija, the Nigerian variant of the continental TV reality show, Big Brother Africa started airing over 6 weeks ago after a 11- year hiatus. Nigerians, smarting from economic downturn looked forward to the beginning of the show after an impressive run of adverts and buzz especially on social media. This year’s edition is quite unique because hitherto, viewership was restricted to the elite who could afford the DSTV bouquet but that is not the case this year as subscribers of the affordable…

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Chronicles Of National Assembly’s Budget Hearing

By Segun Tomori (08062672869,SMS only) The National Assembly last Monday organised a 3-day maiden public hearing on the budget. It was the first time members of the public and stakeholders were given the opportunity to make inputs into the budgeting process. The private sector, Civil Society Organisations ( CSOs), MDAs, media amongst others participated in the innovative public hearing. Senate President Bukola Saraki aptly captured its essence thus: “It is my belief that public budget, if well-crafted and implemented, remains the most potent fiscal policy instrument of government in delivering…

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The SGF And His Can Of Worms

By Segun Tomori The headlines went agog Tuesday when the Senate upon receiving the report of its adhoc committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-east, asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal to resign his position for abuse of office. The SGF was indicted for using his office to not only get kickbacks from contracts but also facilitating the award of contracts to Rholavision Engineering Ltd, a company owned by him. The Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) which is under the SGF could…

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Your Child Might Be Abused Under Your Nose!

By Segun Tomori When people hear about child abuse is this part of our world, they imagine it is restricted to the lower rung of the society. Most parents/guardians are particularly concerned about making ends meet, providing quality education for their kids but pay little attention to the home-front. A greater percentage of children are catered to by house-helps, a considerable number by older relatives and some by nannies. Bonding with the children becomes virtually non-existent where both parents close late from work. In instances like this, parents spend less…

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