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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ben Bruce Tears AMCON On Assets Seizure, Says, ‘’Tough Time Don’t Last’’



At a critical time when people are thinking the Distinguished Senator representing one of the constituencies in Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Sen. Ben Bruce will be in low mood, the boisterous media guru has come out bold to face the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMNCON) for clamping down on his assets over a whopping N11b debt.

According to a response monitored from his twitter handle, the politician seems to be unperturbed as he said, ‘’tough time don’t last but tough people do, we shall sort it out and settle whatever it is’’, he said.

The business activities of the politician’s Silverbird Group which consists of Silverbird TV, Rhythm FM, Silverbird Cinemas and also the organizers of the annual Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Beauty Pageant as well as the Mr. Nigeria Contest has been put on hold by AMCON over un-serviced N11b debt.

The Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMNCON), yesterday took over all assets owned by the distinguished Senator-led Silverbird Group over an Eleven  billion naira debt.
A check on Silverbird TV, Channel 252 on Dstv confirmed that the station has gone of air.  As at the time of filing this report, no official statement has been made by the management of the Silverbird Group.

Individual and private shops and businesses operating inside the Silverbird Galleria on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos were also affected by this development as police officers have barricaded the premises. MTN, Barcelos, Airtel, are some of the tenants in the said complex.
A senior staff of Silverbird Group who pleaded anonymity informed us that Senator Ben Bruce is already talking with his lawyers with a view to upturning the seal-off through the courts.

Charles Nwokoye

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