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No First Class

Bayelsa East Senator Elect & Silverbird Group Chairman, Ben Murray-Bruce took to Twitter a few hours ago, to announce that he does not fly First Class.

Here are some reactions to his tweet:

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  1. Hmm

    May 13, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Lol i love it …..please continue sir………

    • Unspoken Truth

      May 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      BEN BRUCE – The new Fani-Kayode

      Trust me, this is just the beginning

  2. Tunde

    May 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Lmaoooo Nigerians are too f**king Hilarious.. hahahah

  3. Scared homosapien

    May 13, 2015 at 7:59 am

    This man should just stop talking. Kilode?!

  4. stephanie

    May 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Is that why he looks so sad? Lol!

  5. confused

    May 13, 2015 at 8:02 am

    many Nigerians suffer from antagonistic spirit, they complain when public officials waste money and still complain when someone dares to be different and tries to bring awareness to the exemplary actions they portray, in order to trigger a shift in the mentality of what should be acceptable and what shouldn’t. This man “Bruce” seems like a genuine guy, and he does know what he’s talking about……shut him down and continue to wallow in the constant pathetic state of wacky system you’ve contributed in making. Business as usual.

    • ola

      May 13, 2015 at 9:31 am

      and why must he tell us?

    • Confused

      May 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Cuz he is starting a crusade against, mismanagement. if you know what’s best for you and your future as a Nigerian, start seeing his message as the gospel truth. now he has the platform as a senator to set an example for you and the rogues in power

    • Olaniyi

      January 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Lolz… Nigerians are insatiable “you” especially

    • JB Mak

      April 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      So you know and that it is possible to be a Nigerian public official and still be frugal at the same time.

  6. Babym

    May 13, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Well to be fair sha, i saw him and his family in economy class, they sat a few rows behind me.

  7. Fifi

    May 13, 2015 at 8:32 am

    But he flies business class, can he just stop all this his rantings, let his term start n lets see his actions

  8. LJay

    May 13, 2015 at 8:35 am

    So funny! More please. He should please stop trying to convince us so much. It’s getting annoying.

  9. khamila

    May 13, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Mr Bruce kindly shut up sir.why didn’t you say all these things in the past four or five years,why are suddenly making so much noise on social media?you dont fly 1st class,who cares?if you like trek na.mtseeeew.
    As for you madam Omotola,just remain in your lane and dont dabble into politics before you disgrace yourself.

    • osan

      May 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

      What about you?

  10. ACE

    May 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Ben I love you but this here is just not right truthfully its your personal business we don’t need to know this. And nobody cares. If you love Nigeria so much he should study in Nigeria

  11. DAME

    May 13, 2015 at 9:03 am

    The one who was DG of NTA and did nothing but enrich himself?
    The one who was given the contract for Tinapa and nothing substantial to show for it??

    This murray bruce is a poor impersonator of the REAL MURRAY BRUCE who has kept quiet for the last 16yrs of PDP rule ??
    I really dont care if u trek to UK abi na USA e go or if u go on a private jet just be consistent in your stand …whatever stand you decide today
    I do not have a problem if you send your children to better schools outside the country…its your money…(even though some of our collective funds have found their way into your private pocket)
    Reject your first jumbo pay which would include over 50M for housing, furnitures ,cars and other largesse
    I would be on your watch dear sir ohhhh and trust me it wont be pretty if i find your societal/moral compass slacking one bit

    • Wale

      May 13, 2015 at 11:34 am

      High 5 to your comment Dame. It is almost as if someone just showed him how to use twitter. I am embarrassed for him. One would expect him to be more refined. And yes, that sure looks like business class to me. He is going to expose himself. He is going about this publicity thing the wrong way.

  12. Anon

    May 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Fake humility.

  13. rose

    May 13, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Why are we giving this gentleman such a bad rap! He isn’t professing to be better than anybody he is just stating his choices. For many young people I think it is extremely important that they hear messages like this, With davido and whiz kid being household names, they are the people influencing the mindset of the young people. Telling them to turn up every day, sleep with all the girls, rub their bottoms, touch women at all costs. No one blinks an eye

    Please continue Mr Bruce. Nobody is perfect however a little wisdom always goes a long way. Just because one has money doesn’t mean it must be spent half recklessly all the time,

  14. Babym

    May 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    We really have a problem in this country! dammed if u do, dammed if u don’t! somebody is trying to do right for the first time and show an example, and we are here crucifying him??? so pray tell, why do we then keep screaming we want better accountable leaders?? so if the leaders have been bad in the past and now want to do right, we no go greee??? I really do not get it atall. We truly deserve the rubbish leaders we get, because with this comments it is clear that if u try to do the right thing, you will be stoned and shamed! Shoutout to our unrepentant corrupt leaders bleeding us dry, you are clearly the real MVPs!

  15. Cynical

    May 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Pls,Mr. Murray Bruce go and sit your arse down. What’s all this hypocrisy and self righteousness? All you politicians are cut from the same cloth. This one you are making so much effort to showcase your humility just shows that you have something to hide. If you are really what you say you are and have plans for the people,it will eventually show without you having to blow your trumpet. Use this time to strategize on what you’ll do when you start your tenure.
    P.s……mr upright,I hope the rumor of you and aunt Stella and how she gave you looted government money to build the galleria is not true o.

  16. Why

    May 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Oga Ade, we don hear you, The countries with elected officials that actually do something don’t go on social media crowning themselves. You have good intentions and we appreciate that and i hope you are able to make Nigeria better, but stop putting the cart before the horse. Let us judge you and sing your praises ourselves after you start working. Chai.

  17. EllesarisEllendil

    May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

    He doesn’t fly First Class just like Bros J had no shoes. I’m waiting till the actual ruling starts to begin judging effectiveness.

    Everybody I’m posting this from a 2 year old laptop, bet you all trust me more now.

  18. edie

    May 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Uncle Bruce, we appreciate your highlights but know that the likes of Buhari did not win the hearts and minds of people by recent honest acts, for everyone to take you seriously you have to show your acts of prudence over the past 16 years else, lets wait for a few more years to hail you as authentic and yes if you are true, its others that will shout your name to high heavens..hence speak about your gift of gumption

  19. nene

    May 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    lmfao. this guy is joker!

  20. nene

    May 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    lmfao. this guy is joker! he doesn’t fly first class for NOW, what of when stella obasanjo was first lady? he has no money now that’s why he’s going into politics. he will steal just as much as others.

  21. Bennie Egbedinni

    May 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    He has just aired his opinion abi na position on his timeline, you don’t like it? stay your lane, abi?

  22. Confused

    May 13, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    go have a seat, and stop acting the devil, the unnecessary accuser. During the subsidy removal period this man spoke against the move without certain provisions in place. If he says the money public officials make is too much and you’re here being antagonistic for reasons that do not make any fucking sense, and in the same breath you are demanding to reduce is pay, how is he going to fu-ing do that if people like you won’t sustain his campaign against excessive spending in government. shame on you and likes of you.

  23. adelegirl

    May 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Pls sir, calm down. We know you are excited at the thought of being a senator and actually having the opportunity to perhaps effect change and provide developmental programmes to your constituents primarily, and Nigerians generally. But I implore you, get there first and let’s see if you will still continue with your fighting talk after you’ve received several tens of millions within your first quarter for literally doing nothing but showing up at the office and perhaps attending plenary. Some of your soon to be colleagues don’t even show up at the office,their offices are permanently under lock and key, almost never show up at plenary but still get paid anyway. Let’s see if the shouts of “distinguished” when you are passing and people bowing and scraping when you pass, doesn’t get to your head and make you stop flying economy. I remember shortly after Tambuwal got elected as House Speaker, I saw him at the domestic airport lagos, boarding a dana commercial flight to Abuja, sans entourage, carrying his own bag, and quietly joined the queue without attempting to shunt or pull his weight. He even rejected the offer of a by-stander, who recognised him as Speaker, to help him carry his bag and move him to the top of the queue. Let’s also see how easy you make it for your constituents to have access to you. Getting into NASS to see your elected legislators either at senate or representative level is almost akin to a camel passing through a camel’s eye. Sometimes even when you have legitimate business there, the hassle is so off-putting that it discourages one from attempting to go there. Let’s just wait and see sir because “talk is cheap!”

  24. ogeAdiro

    May 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Ben Bruce… I’ll vote for you any day of the week. Before you, I had no idea that a Naija businessman could have so much cool. You were always my numero uno Naija role model…no doubt. Oga mi, feel free to tweet to your heart’s delight. Nothing dey happen…

  25. concerned9ja

    May 13, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Mmmm all these sudden humility…..let’s see how he develops his constituency in Bayelsa…

  26. polypoly

    May 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    choi…..oga Ben Bruce na only u waka come Delta Airlines….lol. okay yall, let me offer my theory

    Ben Bruce is probably a frequent flyer with Delta Airlines or Skyteam – most times, top elite passengers will get upgraded to DeltaOne (first/ bizElite class), so I assume he had a coach ticket but got an upgrade.
    rather than say “I don’t fly first class”, he shoulda said “I don’t purchase expensive Business/First class tickets” like some politicians do. that woulda been more understandable.
    Oga Ben we know you fly private jets within naija tho, so save them humble pies u serving.

  27. Tokunbo

    May 13, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    So why is the rest of the plane behind you? You may not have flown FIRST class doesn’t mean you flew economy? I may not be a frequent flyer but i fly and can identify business class seats. Bayelsa Gubernatorial election is next year i understand the need to speak like a loose cannon but it may do you more harm than good o.

  28. Tokunbo

    May 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    So why is the resat of the plane behind you? you may not have flown first class but you didn’t fly Economy this is BUSINESS CLASS! Mr. Ben this your way na wetin my people dey call ALABOSI… all of a sudden you found a voice to criticize corruption and impunity the same system you benefit from? madness

  29. maria

    May 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    You can never satisfy nigerians.

  30. whizkidd

    May 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Fake Obama

  31. Charles Akwuba

    June 11, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This man is, I believe, God-sent to the Senate to postulate the idea of “fair deal” for the Nigerian masses in government. Mr Murray-Bruce is a rare gem and should be encouraged to speak for the “unvoiced” masses of Nigeria in government. You criticise him at your peril.

  32. john apeh

    June 19, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    ha ha ha ha

  33. kmt

    July 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Ben Bruce says he doesn’t fly first class but he most definitely flies business else he won’t get on the plane. He also says he doesn’t drink alcohol but his drink of choice is Chivas Regal.

    Why the facade?
    If you see the renovations done to his queens drive mansion. Smh.

    Fake assness.

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