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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ben Murray Bruce writes open letter to Nigerian youths

The senator and media mogul wrote an open letter to the youths of Nigeria. Read below..
Youths of Nigeria, I want to communicate with you today. I noticed that there are too many divisions amongst our youths and as a stakeholder in Nigeria and parent of Nigerian children, I believe I ought to intervene.

Youths, do not make the mistakes my generation made. Do not see yourselves through tribal and religious lens. My generation of Nigerians did that and look where it has led us. You must do better.
It is foolish for any youth to fight another youth over APC or PDP. Let me ask you, what is the difference between the APC and the PDP? Half of the members of the APC are former PDP members and vice versa.
Let me ask you youths a question: Do the APC and the PDP fight over you as you fight over them? How many ministers have  they given you? How many ambassadors have they given you? How many heads of parastatals have  they given you? That's right, the answer is ZERO!
So resist the desire of vested interests to control you and use you to fight other youths on social media and in real life.
What youths do not realize is that you are  victims of divide and conquer. You make up 60% of the population yet account for 0% of the federal cabinet!
Your price should be more than a plate of rice and a handshake. Work together not against each other! Come on Nigerian youths, be smart!
If you think after you have  been used to fight each other these vested interests will hand power to you, think again. Their kids who are abroad will do same to your kids!
It is time to end the hate and come together for Nigeria's good. Long after we are gone, you will be around. So learn to get along.
As I have said and I will keep saying, the youths are the leaders of today if only they will resist being used by vested interests.
How old is Trudeau, the Canadian PM. He was 43 when he became PM. You can be much more than a thug or Twitter overlord. You can be like Trudeau's.
My name is Ben Murray Bruce and  I not only want to make commonsense, I also believe in the Nigerian youth.

156 comments:

Olaaliu said...

Ok

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

We done hear! biko go piss and run to bed!

Victor Kachi said...

This man sha.
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Charles Okafor said...

My day one man..
Making sense as always..
Tru talk.
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Shittu Opeyemi said...

I love you sir

Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

He always finds a way to call others a monster and somehow exclude himself. Tell the man in the mirror to make a change senator bruce

freeborn zinalima said...

Nice one my best gorgeous God given senator nigerians can't wait to vote u for president.
Youth my foot the same youth that are here supporting terrorist buharis scam government just to pre they are a...p...c. Nigerian youth have sold there birth right so they can't work together.
The only wise youth is the one who sees the error of terrorist buhari and speak out not the fools here praising any rubbish he say and his useless travel forget Nigeria youth please they are dead.















#sad indeed

FRESH said...

Hmmmm! And you are not part the so called "they?"

Davis Agbogun said...

I believe you sir

FRESH said...

Hmmmm! And you are not part of the so called "they?"

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much sir

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Same I said earlier when I saw the post on former PDP chairman Ahmadu Ali's birthday.
Even the politicians many are killing themselves for, are very good friends behind the camera.
That's why I don't count those who share socio-political views different from mine as enemies, I see them as misinformed brethren that need good enlightenment.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Bamidele Arinola said...

Nice one frm Mr common sense

Alexander Precious said...

OK sir

STERN said...

BRUCE you are right but I can't sit and watch my beloved country being misused by some CLUELESS MAN that calls himself president

Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

He says everything and never does sh*t. Mr buy Nigeria to grow Nigeria

udeze obumneme said...

Mr common sense. Yu try

Anonymous said...

Common sense

Obaji Benice said...

Eziokwu bu ndu! Ride on sir...

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

I concur...
Well written...
God bless u for this piece of advice..
A word is enough for the wise..


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anita gold said...

Good talk

Anonymous said...

Oga Ben ur letter is factual n realistic, bou wen will ur generation learn to give us 'Youth' d chance to decide d fate of ds Gr8 Nation, ok wen?

anita gold said...

Good talk

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Thank you sir! You are making too much sense

Usman Lala said...

Thanks Mr Senate, but I personally see every old men in the cabinet as the same, those youth fighting over you people are the fools though, thanks for the advice, I really wish to see anyone of you resign just because you want young graduate to fill up the post. That day will come when you all be having meeting and the hall collapse on you people. That's the end of your drama

alan blessing said...

True talk...common sense man

Tina said...

True talk

Ivy Godspower said...

I love this man









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Lumi goodboi said...

hhhmm, wise words.

Ify Chude said...

Good one from the "common sense" man but some of us will like you step up to "uncommon sense" too. May that may work better but overall good point

Lumi goodboi said...

God bless us all

Olumide Jones said...

hhmm wise words, God bless us all.

KING KONG said...

Word

KING KONG said...

Word

Nathaniel said...

Well spoken Mr common sense and I hope the youths will put on their thinking cap now. This is the time to retrieve from our wayward life and crave a meaningful livelihood for ourselves and our unborn children.

Anonymous said...

Video of Two Students Caught Banging Each Other In Their Hostel Room

Chris Nwogu said...

He has said nothing, what is he point, what is he saying.

Iweta Michael said...

Well written,I just so wish d real diverse 1nce(grass roots/localities cld read this, but Oga Bruce ooo,Im a Fan of Urs aint against Ur U..Y is this coming after a lot Youth scoded and commented on Ur made Outside Nigeria book? As U aclaimed U are against patronising Foreign Products n services

Chris Nwogu said...

He has said nothing, what is he point, what is he saying.

Nkiruka Lucy said...

I concur! # Common sense..

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na now he make #commonsense. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Video Of a Man Caught Banging His Secretary in His Office

eunymz said...

Well written..he's so rite

Anonymous said...

See What This Secondary School Students Were Caught Doing In Class

iyke igbozendu said...

Thank you Mr Ben Bruce. You remain a gem

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE.. me common sense true talk, is t not dsame PDP people that are now in APC so what r we talking abt as per change, what has buhari don't to dos that stole among dem Abegg hmm anyway as LIBERSFEMALESENATEPRESIDENT me am Justsayingmaownohh ma own via ma LATEST TECHNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

tarri martins said...

Please tell em...

Ben Iwara said...

if @BenMurrayBruce wants to run for presidency, I would not hesitate to vote for him.

LIB PIKIN said...

This man may not be a perfect being but I so much like him. He's intelligent and smart. Thanks for the letter. I hope we all learn from this.

Mrs Pearl. said...

Intresting piece.
#whoneedsedikangikongsoup?

Anonymous said...

WORD !

Mpela Katleho said...

nice one

agaja joseph said...

Mr common sense thank you very much for your advice, can you now vacate your seat at the senate for a youth from your senatorial district? With people like former senate president David Mark and some other senators, Nigerian youths has no political future in this country.

markoje said...

Said it all @ben Bruce...

markoje said...

Nice one @ben Bruce..

Anonymous said...

Some fool will come and say he makes no sense now that APC is the ruling party But show me how many states (pdp or apc) that have 5 commissioners under 40. My mumu generation- Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Anonymous said...

this wanna make me cry like a baby. we have to come together as one. let us fight for powers together, let put our future and density in our hand, we have to find a way to take power from this old fool with empty promise. let start from now

Pdf Hairs and Accessories said...

You have made #commonsense

Pdf Hairs and Accessories said...

You have made #commonsense

chinelo okafor said...

Word! I have Just Change ur Name from Ben To Wisdom" ur indeed a Great Thinker,,, thanks a lot For this Wonderful Message.

PRESIDENT's DAUGTHER said...

Ok uncle Ben we don hear

lovina ikpeme said...

So true!!!!!
You are making Common Sense but I know haters will hate.

Lawal Taofeek said...

True commonsense.

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Ok

Elizabeth Adeshola said...

Well said...

queenette Okeke said...

My dear thank you, I didn't get jack from all the crap he just said.

Tochukwu Uchendu said...

@Ben Murray Bruce. Wisdom is calling! Thanks for the expo! Do not worry if all Nigerian youths would benefit from your advice because wisdom isn't food for everyone. #wise_ones_only.

Godwin Ugee said...

& you think you are super-informed?

Anonymous said...

You are correct .The nigerian youths on twitter n blog have lost it

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

We don hear


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gbubemi awala said...

This Ben Bruce like to give wise words, Oga abeg "who you help?"

Champagne Rozey said...

If Dia is one man I know of wey him talk dey make sense na dis man. Well said weldon sir

valeria isaac said...

Oga mr common sense aka ominiknowest!

Anonymous said...

female students pulls off panties while party.

Anonymous said...

This blog has some youths with no common sense. they are STERN, Aboki da warri boy and free born Zinalima.
These guys are hopelessly hopeless, filled with so much hate, trial and religious sentiments. They dont mean well for this nation and mind bent in deceiving and misleading others. The are pessimists and see nothing good this govt does also they have no solutions either, they also lack capacity to see a better Nigeria, especially Stern. But i believe BUHARI will laugh last together with All Nigerians

Anonymous said...

imagine. Small boy spanking a sexy Big Lady

Oshios Baba said...

Make sense

charles obaze said...

U knw sometimes you shld really calm instill wat u read

BDO said...

Enough of all this coming sense stuffs. You never answer where you printed your books and you are telling stories here

Anthony Adeyemi said...

That was thoughtful of him .

charles obaze said...

Ben Bruce is dem right but den d opportunity we seek ain't der

#commonsense

BDO said...

Enough of this common sense and made in naija. You refused to answer where you printed your books

Maria said...

Hmmmmmmm, it's well all we pray for is God's intervention.....

Youth alive said...

I challenged you on twitter about some of your ideas and then you blocked me, a leader who doesn't accept criticism is not ready to learn and not fit to lead or speak. You bring up suggestions and expect everyone to agree with them, who do you think you are ? GOD? Well its a shame you say one thing and do another, you are just like every other politician and maybe because of your skin color you think you are different.

You call OBJ or mentor,hero,leader and God father, I want to believe you do not have records or you are blinded by your loyalty, you talk about Made in Nigeria which is a good idea, but you have never tackled govt on how they can improve on the system to encourage small businesses, you make it seem as if the problem is the youths, while you know fully well that the problem is bad leadership. You are correct when you say youths should not fight for APC or PDP, I think its time for the youths to fight our leaders.

I have lost my respect for you and your ideas, and even though you hide your aspiration, you will fail if you refuse to learn.

God bless Nigeria, God bless Africa.

Movement for actualization of youthful dream.

Youth alive said...

I challenged you on twitter about some of your ideas and then you blocked me, a leader who doesn't accept criticism is not ready to learn and not fit to lead or speak. You bring up suggestions and expect everyone to agree with them, who do you think you are ? GOD? Well its a shame you say one thing and do another, you are just like every other politician and maybe because of your skin color you think you are different.

You call OBJ or mentor,hero,leader and God father, I want to believe you do not have records or you are blinded by your loyalty, you talk about Made in Nigeria which is a good idea, but you have never tackled govt on how they can improve on the system to encourage small businesses, you make it seem as if the problem is the youths, while you know fully well that the problem is bad leadership. You are correct when you say youths should not fight for APC or PDP, I think its time for the youths to fight our leaders.

I have lost my respect for you and your ideas, and even though you hide your aspiration, you will fail if you refuse to learn.

God bless Nigeria, God bless Africa.

Movement for actualization of youthful dream.

favour ezeh said...

Just like that.Abi linda!

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

True talk Mr. Common Sense. Meanwhile, some youths with goat milk in their brain will always criticize without critical thinking on the discussion. On the other hand, Politicians and their families are feeding fat on the future of the Nigerian youth.


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They see u as d least uninformed too, so grow up....

gentle said...

When 2 dumb pple come together.... 1 + 1 becomes rocket science.

gentle said...

I dnt know how sound your ideas are, but how did you criticize him. I'm 99% sure you were insultive. People criticize him a lot on twitter and he doesn't block them all.

Anonymous said...

Silly girl, how will U get jack? Re-read it, get a dictionary for the big words, google them also for a more elementary understanding but by goodness make sure you understand it! Do not quit till u understand his point...iburo nwa Igbo cha cha!

hannah Ushie said...

You should let them give your seat to a youth. You are old too and no different from all those agbayas.

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Well explained, so after them have rules us, so children in abroad we come to rules our children, ok, that is the plan.

Monemi said...

D point is youths grow-up

edo juju said...

You can be much more than a thug or Twitter overlord ...


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Ade Olasengbe said...

Very true

SAMEUEL TAR ADAMS ADOM said...

We must take his words serious and begin the process of iniating lasting change.👍@Bruce

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Okay oooo...sir Murray we don hear....get to work

Rationalism said...

Swear, u no get sense

Rationalism said...

Go to sleep, tribalistic goat

Rationalism said...

Work ur way up there t make a difference.

Rationalism said...

I have to take the bull by the horn. No one will giv u the chance, u have t grab it

FourthOfApril said...

If you truely believed the youths are the leaders of today, then you shouldn't be in the Senate at 60.

Slim innocent said...

Aboki 4 once grow up

Ann Anthony said...

Utang obong

FourthOfApril said...

Since he is a youth!

FourthOfApril said...

How many Senators are under 40? How old is Ben? Do his children live in Nigeria? Does his wife's store stock made n Nigeria items? Do the OAPs at his stations speak with Nigerian accents? Loads of questions begging for answers. A classic case of do as I say, not as I do!

FourthOfApril said...

You sound confused. Aboki shouldn't be on THIS list.

Anonymous said...

I hate u Freeborn! And I suspect u are also a member of BH. Bloody fool

Anonymous said...

Nobody will give you that chance.. you have to take it

judith hanrankis said...

I hope stern and that sad indeed fools will accept this into their empty skulls, dying over jonathan that neva know if you both exist on earth, both of u need common sense




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tony said...

Finally...u made common sense!

Romeo said...

Well digested, thanks for the piece of encouragement and enlightenment.Nigerian youths should wake up. 9ice one Senator Ben

kingsoja said...

True talk...Linda I dey here o

Anonymous said...

Good write up Mr. Common sense. If I may ask,do u tell ur fellow senators these common sense things when ever u guys are having deliberations? I heard that one of your so called senator bought an Olaf's abi na wetin for over #5million . How many youths have u empowered ever since you became a senator? Have you declare your assets or even tell us the youths how much you and your fellow senators earn as salaries when the youth can't even be paid #18,000 minimum wage. I even heard that all u do over there in the Senate chamber is to sidon look while u come out everyday day on your TV station to preach common sense to Nigerians which you hardly do to your fellow senators
If you must know Mr. Common sense, actions speak louder than words. I rest my case cos time shall definitely tell

Ifeoluwasimi Olusola said...

This letter is well written but achieves nothing. We don't need talk in this country, we need do.

pink said...

This letter no make sense, he should have written it during the campaign na

Anonymous said...

Is understanding English your problem? Olodo

j chux said...

well thanks 4 the advise. but u dey among them o.

Anonymous said...

Ur right

Sylvia said...

Since u cant sit.....wat are u doing bros??? Lying down I ges

Yomi Enilo said...

Oga common sense.....u would have sponsored a youth to contest for the office u contested for if u truely believe in d youth of naija. Sweet mouth man stop winding us we no be Lister engine.

Anonymous said...

Yet at every opportunity you insult people on this blog.i wonder what you gain from it. If you doing it to be noticed too bad. One day u will look back and account for every word u have used in this blog...good or bad.

amaka chibor said...

Lol... @gentle you re on point..

chommy said...

Seriously I lyk dis man. Linda observe!

Anonymous said...

Guy only one man can change d world or nigeria dat is Y he is trying to tell you to change and get off your ass and do something positive...du u think he needs ur money or help..the dude is set for life.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't want us to wait for dem to give..he wants us to take it...dats Y he said we're 60percent..we're majority..its our decisions dat matter.

SwitSwit said...

@ youth alive.......i am sure you insulted him thats why he got you blocked.

Anonymous said...

Ben Bruce, you are wicked, heartless, and a callous. You don't deserve to live at all. Your usekess advive is attached to some selfish interest and will be revealed soon. How dare you advice Nigerian Youths without applying common sense? Do you think we can be used or bought so cheap? Ben Bruce respect yourself and hold your peace. Don't attempt this again okay. Reserve such advice for your family members. You steal and loot funds meant to better lives and you still attempt to advice us. I know you don't have fear of GOD at all. Imagine the salary paid to senators and allowances allocated to you guys, yet, people are suffering and dying of hunger. The Senate President just bought official vehicles worth #330Million or even more aren't you aware of it? What about the ambiguous amount allocated to the senators for purchase of official Vehicles? Aren't you in support of that too? The Rivers State Governor recently purchased two mobile office that woeths #330million or even more, arent you aware of that too? He stopped awarding scholarship to his indigens and you dare advice us. Guy Ben Bruce, have you built hospital and declare free medical treatment? Have you built a secondary school oe even University and made it free for all? You rather steal and collect unreasonable funds and make yourself and family wealthy and you dare advice us. Ben Bruce, "YOU CAN NOT BEAT A CHILD AND TAKE AWAY HIS TEARS AT THE SAME TIME". "YOU CAN ONLY WALK AROUND THE PEPPER TREE, YOU CAN NOT CLIMB IT, THE RIVER NEVER FLOWS BACK". Justice , equity, and rule of law must prevail above any other selfish interest of this useless Buhari administration.

Yetty k said...

Social media man

Posh mum said...

Read it again ! He made sense

Posh mum said...

Read it again ! He made sense

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Okay. More Instagram followers for you.

odiete mula said...

Do you actually have a brain. Do you even understand what he's talking about #olodo

JOYOUS said...

i love you bruce

Anonymous said...

U no get sense. Digest his long write and trash ur stupid comment

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Mr. Charles, why are you troubling yourself over a retard who doesn't know his left from right. Awarded idiot called warri goat.








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de1de1SnrAdv said...

have you had any opportunity to get closer to this man? if no, it then means you'll continue to be fooled by what he calls 'common sense'.

vicolo said...

Well spoken, but if only the older ones will see it the way you have said it. ''Remember a goat doesn't give birth to a lion''

Hakeem Bakare said...

Brother Bruce this is the only meaningful statement i can pick from all your utterances so far, the rest of your statement since your inception as senator are all sentimental you just make sense now. but i cant choose you as presidential option in future until you practice what you have been preaching words are not enough action speak better.

Arinze Denzel said...

Well said Sir. I hope to think deeply about this.

emerald 2preety said...

I hav never wrote any comment on this blog before even as I am always punctual in reading updates on this blog but this has really prompted me to comment, some of the youths in nigeria are so gullible that they can sell thier rights nd dignity to this so called old politicians, often times they say we are the leader of 2moro bt today we still see old men govering d affairs of this country. .so my question is when really is the 2moro,it's time for us to stand up and fight for our right as youths.

Miriam Aguzie said...

He is always making sense. Nice one#Lindangwanu#

Anonymous said...

So many idiots here commenting

akande sunday said...

having presidential ambition

Obiekezie Solomon said...

nice one!

Anonymous said...

Interesting read

Anonymous said...

unfortunately for us the youths, the likes of you still want to remain in governance, deceiving and using us, what chances have you given us, what initiatives to you have to build youth capacity, oga put your money where your mouth is.

Anthony Uko said...

I just hope you are a true carrier of what you seem to post here Sir!
If truly you are, Nigerians are lucky to have you & get ready for PRESIDENCY which you'll be contesting with our AMIABLE SENATOR, the Minority Leader; Sen. G.AKPABIO.

Anonymous said...

Oga Senator it is already too late, the youths have been corrupted even beyond what you can imagine.
Writing letters has little meaning, only practical solutions will help our youths.
Firstly, ban importation of all disgraceful imports like toothpicks, needles, pins,batteries, shoes, furniture, towels, diapers, fruits, beverages food, leather products, textiles etc.
Secondly, empower the youths to set up cottage industries and produce these products locally.
Sanction companies that employ foreigners for positions where qualified Nigerians are available, e.g. Accountants.
Fourthly, liaise with automobile manufacturers to have common automobile parts like brake-pads produced in Nigeria for local use and for export.,
All these together with other similar policies will create employment for our youths and give them focus and hope.

Anonymous said...

Why is he breeding contempt between youths in Nigeria & those in diaspora? What does he mean by their kids abroad will do the same to you?

Anonymous said...

Why is he breeding contempt between youths in Nigeria and those in diaspora? What does he mean by their kids will do the same to you?

Anonymous said...

FREEBORN ZINALIMA is a bastard and already a dead youth! May all the curses you rain on Nigeria and her people not escape you and your generations. Ode of the highest order! Earth reject!

Vela said...

if they will hear. he said the real thing but some people would still disagree with what he has said. the politician are using them but some will not realize till their old age. God bless u sir. I concur with what u said sir.

udeh martha said...

Nice one!

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Nice one

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