This Week in Petty Goals: Senator Ben Murray-Bruce believes Buhari has beef with him

The Internet is talking about Senator Ben Murray-Bruce again.



President Muhammadu Buhari hosted a presidential dinner on 30, May in honour of the national House Of Assembly members.

Nope, the legislatures did not announce after they’d had their fill that they would be slashing their salaries. Nothing to be excited about.



Apparently, everyone went home happy, except Senator Murray-Bruce of course.

He came to rant on Twitter that he was being blocked from meeting the president.

Sniff sniff. What’s that smell?

Toye bullshit


Then Senator Shehu Sani commented on Ben’s statement and we summarised it in one photo.

Why you always lying


Shehu Sani said;

I was surprised to learn that one of us later disclosed that he was prevented by security agents from coming close to Mr President.I personally experienced NO such.

So Uncle Ben, what happened?

Nene Leakes look at you


Another Senator, Adesola Adeyeye put the final nail in the dramatic coffin. He said;

“I was at the dinner. I sat in the front row along with other Principal Officers of the National Assembly. I had a vantage view of what transpired. I am disappointed by this comment from a respected colleague.


I have on two occasions provided robust defense of Sen Ben Bruce. Not this time!

Nene Leakes no

It was Sen Dino Melaye who first went to greet those seated at the president’s table, including president Buhari.

Dino Melaiye Roll Model

He was well greeted. No one in the senate has criticized President Buhari more than Sen. Melaye.

Dino agbada

But as others rose to do what Dino had done, the scene got clumsy and indecorous because people were approaching the President’s table from different directions.


I sat between Sen Olujimi and Sen Bwacha. The three of us felt embarrassed by what was clearly a breach of dinner protocol. At that level, if dinner was served or being served, good etiquette demanded that the President’s table should not be approached. One should wait until people had finished eating.

No senator in the USA would breach such elementary protocol. We (on my table) predicted in whispers that colleagues would soon be barred from approaching the President’s table and it happened.

bye felicia

The first person to be turned back was Sen Gemade who was visibly embarrassed. He belongs to the APC; he is not a known critic of the President.

When I noticed that most people had finished their food, I approached the table and offered my pleasantries. Others followed suit. No one was turned back.”

Uncle Ben, beht why?

Indian man look at


Twitter might not have all the answers to the world problems, but it has a few answers for Senator Murray-Bruce.

Like how he needs to just calm down.

Or how anything he says or does might be used against him in the court of Twitter.

And then to the morale killing question;

Fellow Nigerians, what is doing our common sense Senator?




When God was sharing chill, I was at the back of the line trying to start a fire.

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