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Hmm…Did Ben Murray-Bruce Just Throw Shade at Buhari?



One of Senator Ben Murray-Bruce‘s tweets has got people talking this morning.


As you may know, Buhari is currently in France. 

So what do you think? Shade or nah…


  1. John

    November 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    When will Buhari visit The Federal Republic of Nigeria?

    • FasholasLover

      November 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Word! Governance is beyond Buhari.

    • Damilola

      November 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm


      He’s on his world tour. He could care less about his country. Buhari, said Nigeria is broke. So is his world tour covered with his private money or government money? But then he said, he’s not rich. We have to hold him accountability for misleading the country and not being transparent. He’s not giving any reason for living more in other countries than the country that elected him.
      Those that were strong critics of Jonathan should come out and do the same to this administration. Not that I’m a fan of the last administration but Buhari is getting away with too much and it’s not being questioned. Last administration went into hiding, this administration is parading all over the place non stop.

  2. AmericanWonder

    November 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    But when is Nigeria not facing crisis?

  3. nene+

    November 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Baba must complete all that he missed since 198…… we tot Obasanjo traveled but Bubu takes the medal world wide! This is his second time in France in less than a year! Doesn’t make sense!

    The pain is that after these whole junketerring he comes back with his old song of corruption and luuters!

    Next time Nigerians, look hard before you thumbprint! I am poor, I have mud houses bla bla bla is now hybernating mud houses, mud fridges and may be mud cars in multiplication. Hahahahahahahahaha. Change is here!!!

    • Binta

      November 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Why so bitter Nene… you must be a Biafra Apologist ndo

    • nene+

      November 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Not at all. No to Biafra! Shame on you!

    • Lagosgirl

      November 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Shut up Binta! Your brother Buhari is a dullard! Leave nene alone and face terrorist siblings of yours!
      Nigerians are tired of your people pulling us backwards! Biafra is not the problem, Boko Haram that you shield is! Keep shut thieving lots under veil.

    • FasholasLover

      November 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      @Lagos girl, lol. l fear this ur shade. 10/10.

    • Responsibility

      November 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Binta, you must be short of common sense. ..

    • Missy J

      November 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Hmmm…. Nne, I get you but ermmm if you don’t know both visits are quite different. The first one was just a meeting between the two countries and the second visit is a world meeting with different countries in attendance taking place in France. The latter can be held anywhere, in Cotonou etc While the former could only take place in France. You get the difference now right?

    • nene+

      November 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you missy J for your current affairs lecture but save it for your community school!

    • Olutt

      November 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      You shall know them by the ignorance they spew, what has the sentiments about his frugal lifestyle got to do with his current travel and foreign policy? stay on point, that will make reasonable people understand you better.

  4. gwen

    November 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    SHADE….True talk.

  5. Lynn

    November 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Senator Bruce is only trying to make “COMMON SENSE”…

  6. Ekene

    November 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Where I am deeply vexed is the stupid CNN forex policy that has completely crippled businesses in this country.

    • Ekene

      November 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      CBN I mean. You can see the level of vexing

  7. Samado

    November 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Why everyone is complaining so that the president is in France with 150 other heads of state and governments to discuss about one of the most important issues of our common future? (For those who are don’t get it, I’m talking about climate change).

    For once, one of his trips has a real meaning and I serisously do not understand the criticism

    • DAME

      November 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      My dear do not mind them, Murray Bruce has suddenly discovered common sense when he became the opposition…silly old man
      The President( for those who don’t like it, go to the lagoon) is on an official trip with other countries and he is not on a tour…

    • ak

      December 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Let me explain it to you:

      In the bombings that took place last month in Paris, The french president cancelled his trip to G-20 summit in Turkey so as to focus on crisis in France.

      Ben Murray Bruce is saying that if French president can do this because of 1 crisis (well two this year), why is Buhari gallivanting around when thousands are dying because of Boko Haram in Nigeria

    • Missy J

      November 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      You just re-echoed my thoughts.

    • ivory

      November 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      for a moment there I thought your were being sarcastic

    • TheRealist

      November 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Dude, in just the last few weeks, PMB has gone from Iran to Malta to France (and scheduled for South Africa after France). His global footprint alone (the hydrocarbon burned on his presidential jet) must be CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL WARMING!

    • TheRealist

      November 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      meant *carbon footprint*

    • jagua

      November 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      And what does he know about climate change and the fossil fuel free world?

    • ak

      December 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Let me explain it to you:

      In the bombings that took place last month in Paris, The french president cancelled his trip to G-20 summit in Turkey so as to focus on crisis in France.

      Ben Murray Bruce is saying that if French president can do this because of 1 crisis (well two this year), why is Buhari gallivanting around when thousands are dying because of Boko Haram in Nigeria

  8. Dame Marian

    November 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    @ Lynn,just making common sense………he has to catch up with the all lost time.He is just making use of the opportunity he just got .SEE CHANGE…….nah una vote am nah….

  9. word

    November 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    This BMB be going round like a school prefect…running his mouth like a Erin Ijesha waterfall. So far, wot has he accomplished for even his own people since he joined that senate.

  10. onyx

    November 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    @Samado the thing taya me. I just don’t get it

  11. jayboogie

    November 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Abeg ! can’t his VP attend some of these events on his behalf? he needs to sit his bum down for a sec. people are dying in the north and it is December already, he is not anywhere close to ending boko haram’s insurgency as he blabbed earlier. only him, president, petroleum minister and minister of culture and tourism by default.

    • TheRealist

      November 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Abeg, has he visited Sambisa Forest in all of this globe-trotting?!

    • Chi

      November 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      How can the VP fill that void when he cant even head the FEC meeting in PMB’s absence?

  12. Onetallgirl

    November 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This could have been directed at any leader gathered at the global summit in Paris, how are we so sure its directed at Buhari

  13. Agbeke

    November 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    The Wailing Wailers and GEJists have come again!

  14. M&

    November 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    shaa there must always be som’n to talk about! First it was that he refused to appoint ministers and was running the government alone, blah, blah! Now that he has appointed ministers to run the government and is free to represent Nigeria where need be, another problem! If he doesn’t go to these events, some people will still complain that Nigeria is not being represented at world events, what is he doing at home babysitting Ministers? Besides by Senator’s arguments (which I agree with sometimes but not on this one), let’s try and make a list of countries that Nigeria ‘can’ visit i.e. countries that will visit us when they are in crisis….oya let’s start….maybe Niger, Chad, Benin republic….., so apart from these and the like our Head of State is not allowed to visit any other Country?

  15. Tee

    November 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    He is talking for his brother,we all know who. Thank God this government don’t travel with 110-150 people unlike them. If you think Nigerians don forget all the past administration trips and entourage pls think again. We have records and memory stick in our brains,so direct your biased tweet to youths who don’t know left from right.

  16. ivory

    November 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I don’t understand people who lie to themselves too. Just accept that your president is not doing well, this has nothing to do with GEJ

  17. Tea

    November 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t usually subscribe to what Ben Bruce says, not all anyways. But the fact is must Buhari honour every invitation that comes his way. Global warming today, another one tomorrow when our country, especially the North ( Borno ) is in disarray. When last did kids go to schools in some villages? I am sad about what happened in Paris, but believe me in Nigeria we loose that number of people monthly in the North. But because its not Lagos/Abuja/PH, a lot of us don’t know. Now a number of girls have been kidnapped again, the Chibok girls are still nowhere to be found.
    There is insecurity every where, im constantly looking over my shoulders. I wanted to buy fruits one day, and a hausa man that is always accosting me I don’t buy from him, came to my window to complain as usual. This time he was waving a knife he used in peeling orange, d fear that gripped me, I just warned him, I will wind ur hands up, if you don’t move. Immediately I see a hausa man im cautious, with a knife againnnn no. This is what present day Nigeria is, fear abounds every where, in traffic, in d market, on d streets etc.
    Buhari should pls get his priorities right. God forbid if I have a child that is seriously ill at home or my home is in disarray, you wont catch me leave my child at home saying im going to go to another persons child’s birthday to celebrate with them. I will just send a gift and send my apologies.

    • nnenne

      December 1, 2015 at 2:25 am

      @Tea… You are insinuating that we don’t know what is happening because the violence is not in Lago/ Abuja/ PH….
      So you forgot that Northerners have been massacring the south since 1960s.
      Nigerians forget easily.
      Go back in history, is there any decade I’m Nigeria without a mass murder of southerners, in the north? Even before the emergence of Boko Haram?
      BTW, who did Boko Haram kill first? You have forgotten about the UN bombing in Abuja, Catholic Church bombings?
      Have ever wondered what happened to the victims?
      I still remember the girl that lost all her family in the church bombings.
      Just because an IDP was not established for these people does not mean that they didn’t feel the ferocity of these attacks.

      These violence have gone on so long in the North, that it has become a culture now.

      So we in the south know, because we have lost friends, family and property over and over again, while the government turned their eyes away and swept things under the carpet! !!

  18. Beeeee

    November 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t know why we don’t like to hear the truth. He has stated the truth. The fact that you are a member of/or support a particular party does not mean that you can’t call them out on their bullsheeeet. I am not the biggest fan of Ben Bruce but it is the truth. You will come here supporting rubbish yet, na all of us go dey inside the fuel queue dey fight with okada riders vs jerry can buyers vs fuel attendants…mschewwwww.

    @ Tea,….” God forbid if I have a child that is seriously ill at home or my home is in disarray, you wont catch me leave my child at home saying im going to go to another persons child’s birthday to celebrate with them. I will just send a gift and send my apologies” <===== this sentence is everything and captures what everyone is trying to say beautifully. You people supporting Buhari should sip on that.

  19. ElessarisEllendil

    November 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    How many bills has the esteemed Senator from Bayelsa moved again? What ever happened to stopping his colleagues from taking their exorbitant salaries?

    This is a case of a Clay Pot calling China Black!

    • Mamacita

      November 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Exactly! Other than crippling NTA and jollying a certain somebody, what has Ben Bruce done for Nigeria?

  20. cube

    November 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Lets face it, senator Bruce Jenner want to be our president but all he has a big mouth and no realistic idea! pls fix ur community u promise heaven. and for nene or what u call ursef, Nigeria needs the foreign diplomat and a true leader who understand them not a drunk man

    • dimma

      November 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      u are so dumb

  21. mimi

    November 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    this is just the same thing as bringing an outsider to family issues, if only he would discuss it with Nigerians because we are the one to gain the benefits or detriment. if the solution or point of view of France is different from Nigerians view then that is more pepper in the soup already boiling

  22. anonymous

    November 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    @Tea, I haven’t read a more sensible comment. Thank you.

  23. TheRealist

    November 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    While the self-anointed Minister of Petroleum (and his Minister of State) was attending a gas conference in Iran, we were spending our days in queues looking for gas and spending our nights in darkness because there is no gas for our power plants.

    While he was attending the CHOGM state dinner in Malta, Boko Haram was busy blowing up folks in Yobe and Kano. But, hey, perhaps he will get the 90-year-old head of the Commonwealth to come “lead from the front” to Sambisa Forest. SMDH

  24. Simi

    November 30, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    @tea, Your comment is everything. People should just state it as it is, no bias!

  25. Deep Soul

    November 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    The problem isn’t about his current trip to France. I guess what most people are complaining about is the number of trips he has taken since May.
    By the way, what does Buhari even know about climate change?

  26. tega

    November 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    @tea….your comment is very CORRECT!!!

  27. shazam

    November 30, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    @Ben Bruce- Indeed, TALK is CHEAP!!.
    If only you know the depth of debt and serious mess th past administrations have put our economy, then you will know that PMB or any other, be him/her a sit at home president, CANNOT fix the current Nigeria state in 1yr.
    Truth be told, we should be ready to go through uncomfortable and not as usual seasons in the process of recovery. This includes Forex situation,
    At this stage of our economy whether we all like it or not, talk from now till kingdom come, make sense or not, we have to through this valley, no pain no gain. We should be been talking like this for past administrations. Don’t expect miracle economy now an it has nothing to do with PMB’s trips.

  28. mabel

    December 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Haba that it is changing na. The climate is changing. @ deep soul.

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