Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Ben Bruce"

    VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, put up "a show of bravery" during the protest staged by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Abuja on Friday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, PDP chieftains stormed INEC office over the Osun state governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was [...]

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    Ben Bruce pulls out of senatorial race

Ben Bruce pulls out of senatorial race

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has withdrawn from the race to represent his constituency in 2019.Bruce made this known in a letter he wrote to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.The senatorial primary election of PDP is scheduled for Tuesday.Bruce attributed his withdrawal from the race to the need to allow someone else from the constituency fly the [...]

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    Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says while Nigerian doctors are protesting meagre salaries, their Canadian counterparts are protesting for being paid “too much”.Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Bruce said Nigeria cannot pay its doctors well “but we can budget ₦1.1 billion to clean a government office”.“At a time Canadian doctors are protesting that they are being paid [...]

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    ‘My pageants produced first black Miss World’ — Bruce replies el-Rufai

‘My pageants produced first black Miss World’ — Bruce replies el-Rufai

The last is yet to be heard of the online confrontation between Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, and Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east.In response to el-Rufai's comment that Bruce was organising beauty pageants when the disputed rail projects were being conceived, the senator has told the governor that there is “no need for insults”.Their confrontation had started when Bruce [...]

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    El-Rufai replies Bruce: Nothing to debate! You were organising beauty pageant when OBJ conceived rail projects

El-Rufai replies Bruce: Nothing to debate! You were organising beauty pageant when OBJ conceived rail projects

The war of words between Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, and Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, is not yet over.Both men have been involved in arguments over some rail projects in Kaduna state.Bruce had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank former President Goodluck Jonathan for the train ride he took in Kaduna when he inaugurated Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port [...]

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    El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, made a false statement on the rail system in Kaduna.Bruce had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for a train ride in Kaduna.The president had taken the ride from Rigasa to Kakuri on the outskirts of Kaduna, to inaugurate Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port.Bruce said the rail [...]

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    Twitter user mocks Ben Bruce’s ’39m salary’

Twitter user mocks Ben Bruce’s ’39m salary’

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, is well known for his activeness on social media.In fact, at various times he has been taunted as being more active online than on the floor of the senate.Among the various social media platforms, his activeness peeks on Twitter where he comments on social and politic issues, usually from a “common sense” perspective.The [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Nigerian entertainers are more famous than Buhari

Ben Bruce: Nigerian entertainers are more famous than Buhari

Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, has said that Nigerian entertainers are more popular outside the country than the Nigerian president, Mohammadu Buhari. [...]

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    Recall: Ben Bruce’s constituents tender ‘unreserved’ apology

Recall: Ben Bruce’s constituents tender ‘unreserved’ apology

The constituents of Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, have tender “unreserved apology” to him over the threat to recall him.On Tuesday, Samuel Tari (Nembe), Ambrose Joseph (Brass) and Mark John (Ogbia), all leaders of student bodies, accused the senator of neglecting his constituents.The student leaders said the senator has failed to attract “a single project” to his constituency.But in [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Nigeria has not made any progress in the past two years

Ben Bruce: Nigeria has not made any progress in the past two years

Ben Bruce, a senator from Bayelsa state, says Nigeria has not made any progress in the past two years.The lawmaker said he was proposing that the senate meets with President Muhammadu Buhari when he returns to discuss the problems facing the country.In an interview with Vanguard, Bruce said everything in the country agitates him.He also said the country was in [...]

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    Bruce: Many Nigerians can’t afford food — yet N40m budgeted for Aso Rock wildlife

Bruce: Many Nigerians can’t afford food — yet N40m budgeted for Aso Rock wildlife

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says it's heartbreaking that at a time many Nigerians can't afford to eat, N40 million in the 2017 budget was designated for the feeding of wild animals in the presidential villa.In a couple of tweets on Thursday night, Bruce said at N510 to a dollar, it has reached a stage where buying made in Nigeria [...]

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    A true leader must appreciate his critics, says Jonathan

A true leader must appreciate his critics, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said one of the qualities of a “true leader” is appreciating his critics.Jonathan said this in response to one Mohammad DeeDee who sought his forgiveness on Twitter.DeeDee had said the former president should pardon him for past criticisms.In November 2014, DeeDee wrote: “Today a dollar is N180 and a pound is N280 hope u [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Govs condemning abductors to death, what about those who kidnap public funds?

Ben Bruce: Govs condemning abductors to death, what about those who kidnap public funds?

Ben Murray Bruce, lawmaker representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, believes it is not enough to check kidnapping through capital punishment, but that drastic measures should be equally taken about looting of public funds.Known for his radical stance on issues, the entertainment mogul took to Twitter to question governors on what they are doing to make corruption less attractive.“Many state governors [...]

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    Ben Bruce: I will fight Buhari in 2019

Ben Bruce: I will fight Buhari in 2019

Ben Murray-Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district at the national assembly, says he will fight President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 although the president currently retains his support.The founder of the Silverbird group disclosed this while speaking in an interview with Peace Hyde."Buhari is the president today; he is my president. I must respect him regardless of what I feel."In 2019 [...]

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    Ben Bruce vows to fight increase in data tariffs

Ben Bruce vows to fight increase in data tariffs

Ben Murray-Bruce, lawmaker representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, has expressed reservations over the proposal to increase data tariffs.The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has directed mobile operators to initiate a new data tariff regime from December 1, 2016 in what is effectively a price increase.In a letter to mobile operators dated November 1 and seen by TheCable, the regulator stated that [...]

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    Bruce: Anti-graft war won’t succeed if the economy is in a shambles

Bruce: Anti-graft war won’t succeed if the economy is in a shambles

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to priotise the economy over its anti-graft war.The current administration has established a reputation for fighting corruption, even though its critics have branded it selective.Commenting on Twitter, the lawmaker said the corruption war might not achieve the intended result if it is carried out at the [...]

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