Chairman of Silverbird television, Ben Murray-Bruce, has shown in the past week that he may be a rebel in the Senate.
Murray-Bruce, over the last couple of days, has been advocating for and championing the cause of the regular Nigerians on micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
The refusal of Niger State governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, to recognize the newly elected Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Isah Kawu at a public function on Monday has confirmed fears that a quick resolution of the crisis rocking the Assembly may not be in sight afterall.
Kawu, who attended his first public function since his emergence as Speaker of the House, was ignored by the governor in the order of protocol when he spoke at the commissioning of Gen. Mamman Kontagora Building Materials Market in Minna, the state capital.
The Chadian President, Idris Derby, Monday, made a volte-face as he said that he does not know the where about of the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.
President Derby had in a widely circulated claim said some months ago that he knew where the Boko Haram leader was hiding and had warned him to surrender or risk being killed by Chadian forces.
But speaking with state House correspondents after meeting with President Jonathan, President Derby said even if he knew where the terrorist was, he would not say where he is.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s handlers on Monday walked out a journalist from the Presidential Villa in Abuja, in what could be a new style of intimidating newsmen.
Their first victim is Mr. Ubale Musa, the State House correspondent of German Radio, Deutsche Welle.
Musa’s accreditation tag was withdrawn by security operatives attached to the Presidential Villa.
The embattled journalist was expelled from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for asking visiting Chadian President, Idriss Derby, a question authorities found to be embarrassing.
Musa had asked the visiting President to explain the relationship between the multinational task force fighting in Lake Chad and the South African mercenaries fighting with them.