NOLLYWOOD ABSENT AS TOP ACTOR, RICH OGANIHU IS BURIED IN IMO

Nollywood leadership and practitioners were conspicuously absent as top actor Rich Odichinma Oganihu’s remains, was committed to mother earth on Saturday, October 30, 2021. When thebladengr.com inquired from the Actors Guild of Nigeria on why the association never got involved during Oganihu’s ill-health and burial, a highly placed source told us that the leadership insisted that Oganihu was never a registered member. When we further inquired how the late actor was appointed Marketing Director by the Abuja branch some years back, since he was not a member, the source said…

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VIRAL VIDEO: WHAT PRESIDENT BUHARI SAID (DIDN’T SAY) IN IMO STATE

By Femi Adesina We have observed that President Buhari’s concluding remarks at the meeting with South East Leaders during his one day visit to Imo State is being deliberately contorted and twisted out of context. The purveyors of disinformation want Nigerians to believe that the President bluntly told Governor Uzodinma, ‘‘I’ll be careful with your future invitations.’’ They have adduced different meanings to the phrase, contrary to the context wherein the President spoke during his successful dialogue with leaders of thought from Igbo land. When he arrived at the banquet…

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BUHARI LANDS IN OWERRI ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO IMO STATE

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Imo State on an official visit. His aircraft reportedly touched down at Sam Mbakwe cargo airport, Owerri, the state capital, about 9:00 am on Thursday. President Buhari was received by David Umahi, chairman of the South-east Governors’ Forum, and Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma. Buhari is expected to inaugurate some projects in the state during his visit.

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BUHARI TO VISIT IMO STATE ON THURSDAY

Governor Hope Uzodimma,  of Imo State, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state on Thursday, September 9. The governor spoke of the visit while addressing journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Saturday. Uzodimma said the president will commission some “significant projects” executed by his administration. The governor said that he visited Abuja to “address some political matters and some critical issues that are supposed to be handled in Abuja”. He listed the issues to include getting the federal government’s assistance on the World…

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IMO AND BLIND OPPOSITION: TIME TO RETHINK

By Kennedy Eweama No doubt, focused and veritable opposition is an essential ingredient of any fledging, and ideal democracy. In other words, any democracy without constructive opposition or criticism, can easily derail. Credible opposition and constructive criticism are therefore, the sine qua non for a true government of the people, by the people, and for the people. I deliberately chose to elucidate on these basic tenets of democracy in order to underscore the importance of criticizing to correct, and not to destroy, as is the case in my dear State,…

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