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Clarion Chukwurah - June 2014 - 02

Clarion Chukwurah - June 2014 - 01
Veteran Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwurah in an interview with Thecla Wilkie of NTA’s Saturday Nite Live, speaks candidly on the controversy surrounding the AGN presidency.

On Ibinabo Fiberesima as president, she says “In a civilized society, it will be a shock to people that she is president”.



  1. mally

    June 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    abeg, i don tire for hear all this story

  2. gbemmy

    June 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    abeg dis woman is confused YOU KNOW,,LOL………….

  3. Mademoiselle

    June 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Such poor interviewing skills. Smh. They draaaaaggedddd the topic so much, when everything is crystal clear. Kmt.

  4. Ndidi Anaeto

    June 8, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I love her. So outspoken yet kindhearted

  5. Anon

    June 8, 2014 at 5:42 am

    SMH….this was the most EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL interview I have ever watched. The entire interview was like a bad bad horrible train wreck that you couldn’t keep your eyes off. The interviewer lacks basic interview skills. The only positive thing about this clip is that it can be archived, catalogued and shown to current and future broadcast & journalism students about “How Not To Conduct An Interview”. I’m stIll reeling….

  6. me

    June 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I agree with her though the interview was painful. There are moral and legal grounds to what she points out. It shows how rotten we are, totally rotten. We on the outside even celebrate such people calling them all sorts of ass kissing names. It is only in Nigeria Bode George Alamesiagha, can be convicted and come back into political positions. Even if I bori escapes he will come back and run. Fraudulent bank debtors blacklisted by CBN will be out there flaunting wealth they don’t have fronting with govt cash and we will be here saying hey correct people forbes this forbes that. Thieving politicians will be celebrated we will be the first to say awwwwh when we see their ill gotten wealth sponsored weddings. They are killing your children, your future and you get carried away celebrating them.
    Ibinabo is a sweet and kind lady and she committed this crime in error and is sincerely sorry for it, but it is a crime. Every one deserves a second chance to e better but In the constitution no grounds for compassion a law is a law, a crime is a crime. Be better in other ways. Our country is a sham, our court of law a sham.

  7. Jewel

    June 8, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Overlooking the really poor interviewing skills on both sides, this Clarion lady makes a lot of sense. She has some well thought out ideas for that Guild. I also agree with her on the ex convict point. Why in the world should an ex con be the president of that Guild, even despite a court ruling? How much lower can we go?

  8. Tobenna

    June 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    We are at the bottom, we can’t go any lower.

  9. Bella

    June 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks Clarion .No respect for the rule of law at all levels ….Thats right ..Failed State

  10. truth

    June 8, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Painful but true, true, true! I don’t know this Clarion woman personally, but I knew Ibinabo many years back. It is true Ibinabo is a kind lady but the law is the law. Nigerians really don’t want to face the truth, maybe it is a cultural thing to hide the truth, I don’t know. I feel the Guild of Actors is a platform to show the conscience of the nation that our leaders don’t want to hear. Just like Fela, they are the voice of the people.

  11. 'Midé

    June 9, 2014 at 12:16 am

    wow ! wow !! wow!!! So now convicted criminals run the show everywhere in Naija.

  12. Ruby

    June 9, 2014 at 7:57 am

    She makes a lot of sense! Yeah, she might be a bit all over the place but she is making a point. Ibinabo should not have been able to run and hold office in a civilised society. Much more been appointed by the President on a panel/committee on the Federal Level.

  13. Sola

    June 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Ibinabo will not resign and neither will she accept that she has not done her time. Ibinabo says she is sorry and that the death of Dr Giwa is the most painful experience she has ever been through. If she is truly sincere and is sorry, why was she not willing to serve the full sentence pronounced on her by the court? Let’s just say people had pity on her for the death of Dr Giwa (I’m just saying). Another court told her to resign and stop parading herself as the president of the AGN but she has refused. I see a pattern here. A pattern where Ibinabo blatantly refuses to obey the laws of this country and does exactly what suits her regardless of who it affects. Why did she refuse to serve the sentence for the death of Dr Giwa and decide that the 93 days she spent in jail and the #50,000 bail money was enough punishment for the death of Dr Giwa? Why has she decided to disobey the court order telling her to stop parading herself as the president of the AGN. I’ll tell you why, Ibinabo is her own judge and she sets her own laws. So tomorrow is she kills another person by mistake, she will flaunt the rule of law and evade justice, why? Because she decides what is punishment enough and not the state. She decides what she can do and get away with and not the state. She is a law unto herself. So everyone should LET IBINABO BE and let us see the end of this whole saga. I support Clarion because every point she has made is valid and backed by the rule of law. I’m not asking for Ibinabo’s head, I couldn’t care less but I’m asking that she stop parading herself and keep a low profile instead of reminding the Giwa family of the loss they are bearing by flaunting herself all over the media.

  14. Tony

    June 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Please let he/she who is without Sin cast the first stone. To be very clear as humans some accidents are not intentional. Ibinabo would not be banished all her life because of a mistake which i am sure she regrets

    Ohhhh, which one is better, acknowledging an error, dusting yourself and moving on in life or hiding behind shadows and doing the wrong this. It is right for Ministers to still pension funds and embezzle and yet stay in power, but a woman with kids who look up to her should not occupy a position she was voted for because she made a mistake. People have horrible accidents even without driving.

    For those of us who drive, it is luck when you make it to your destination safe. This Auntie who is now morality police talking big about commercialising, if she has ideas let her contribute them. She must not be president to make a change. Chaiiiiii. In every interview one and same story.

    I am sure Ibinabo does not say you know, you know, you know in all speeches. Let the past be. If God can forgive all our dirty sins, who are we not to forgive one another. The man who was accidentally killed has a family but they are not making noise like Mrs Perfect and i can change GUILD blah blah. Go take of your other things, come up with other initiatives.

  15. Sola

    June 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    TONY, this is not a WITCH HUNT FOR IBINABO, quite the contrary. Ibinabo does not want to be reminded of her mistake but she wants to be in the PUBLIC EYE and HOLD A LEADERSHIP POSITION. We all know she did not mean to kill Dr Giwa and I’m sure it really was a painful time for her. If so, why does she leave herself open to all this by parading herself and prancing around? Ibinabo should be ready to deal with whatever she faces because she chose to be a PUBLIC FIGURE with a CONVICTION! This has nothing to do with unforgiveness. Does the fact that a lot of GOVERNMENT officials are corrupt and get away with it MAKE IT OKAY TO DO WHAT THEY ARE DOING? It was a horrible thing to happen to anyone but if she does not want people to always judge her and continue to do so then she should ‘Do the time’. Let her go and serve her sentence out and I’m sure that alone will stop people from talking but she won’t do it because she is a law unto herself just like a lot of big shots. The 93 days she served as far as she is concerned is enough punishment and we should all leave her alone.

  16. Tony

    June 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    SOLA,you and I would agree that people always talk. Jail term served or not this lady would always be labelled by those who want to. I am not refuting your point about flaunting herself but each time people handle significant positions, we humans make it a duty of digging up their past.
    The question i keep asking myself here is, how does hitting someone with a car unintentionally make one a bad leader. The two are not correlated. It is not a good thing, but someones skills and dreams in life can not suddenly stop because of one bad mistake. Trust me there are many ways of serving jail terms than being locked behind bars
    Other people’s feelings towards this may be genuine but Madam C’s isn’t. I smell a beef and what better way to call the publics attention by repeating same Ex Convict story over and over. If AGN was a driving school, i would have supported the motion that IBINABO should not be driving teacher because she has a bad driving history, but if she can lead people then fine.
    I sincerely would not advice anyone to throw away their life because of mistake that is done.Serving 50 years in Jail would not bring Dr back, but could ruin all her dependents.

  17. Sola

    June 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    TONY, hitting someone with a car mistakenly doesn’t make one a bad leader but hitting someone mistakenly under the influence of ALCOHOL which resulted in a death puts that’s person ability to make decisions under question. It further brings their ability to make right choices under INTENSE SCRUTINY when after they have made their MISTAKE (Which like I said earlier was unintentional, howbeit, it was done under the influence) and the fact that they are consciously (NOT BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE NOW) refusing to submit to the LAWS of the country SPEAKS VOLUMES. She made a mistake under the influence, we agree that is was a painful mistake. Now she is not under the influence of anything but is making a deliberate and conscious choice not to SERVE the sentence that was pronounced or submit to the rule of law and you say that ‘Serving that sentence’ equates to throwing away her life!! What of Dr Giwa? What example is she ‘SHOWING’ as a LEADER? I agree that serving the sentence may possibly not stop people talking but it’s the ethical choice and reasoning behind all this. If she wants to be a leader she has to set an example through her actions. How can she do this? By showing that she can take responsibility for her actions and MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE now that she is not under the influence! IF she had served the sentence (Which I know will never happen) She would be due to come out now and then if people talk she will have a platform to stand on and say she did serve the time but now she can’t evade justice and expect people to ‘LEAVE HER ALONE’ especially when she wants to be a LEADER and I think this is part of Clarion’s point.

  18. Tony

    June 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    SOLA, After close review, your arguments are right. Leaders should lead by example. She would not be pleased if someone was to disobey her orders as President of AGN. So i get your stand point. Talk less of going against the nation’s law.
    In any case, the other lady seems to loose a lot of sleep at night because of this issue. I belief the problems in AGN started look before the current president came in. So why ascribe all the organisations failures to her management.
    All the same our argument has been very educative.

  19. wenes

    July 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Who r u to judge anyone, she has a made a mistake doesn’t mean she will leave with it forever Joseph was a prisoner but he came out n became a prince, u going to jail doesn’t mean u can’t come out n be useful to ursef, even olusegun obasanjo went to prison came out n became d president of nigerian did anyone kill him. Dis is clear jealousy n tribalism. He who has not sinned let him cast d first stone

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