BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to of their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide in their own Biafraexit.

PLEASE WORLD: GIVE US BIAFRA

PLEASE WORLD: GIVE US BIAFRA
ICHEOKU says in unison, Biafrans stretch out their hands in demand of freedom to self govern themselves. ICHEOKU says it is every man's right to self governance and in a Biafran Nation we stand. Give us Biafra - BIAEXIT. Ekene. Shalom. Salute.

HAPPY BIAFRAN MEMORIAL DAY MAY 30TH.

HAPPY BIAFRAN MEMORIAL DAY MAY 30TH.
ICHEOKU says they can break the body but they can never overwhelm the soul and the spirit lives on until victory is achieved. On this day May 30th, survivors of that pogrom supervised by the genocidal maniac Yakubu Jackal Gowon and their descendants show immense gratitude to those who fought to preserve our identity as an indigenous people; as well as all those who paid the supreme sacrifice that we may live freely as Indegenious People of Biafra . ICHEOKU says the nation of Biafra is proud for what you accomplished and on this day pays their gratitude. Aluta Continua !

PDJT ISSUES VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.




"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew



WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GEORGIA 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: KAREN HANDEL WINS.

ICHEOKU says congratulations to Georgia's Secretary of State Karen Handel and now elected House of Representative republican member designate, for winning the heavily contested Georgia's 6th Congressional district. President Donald John Trump is also acknowledged for forcefully endorsing her candidacy and not backing down with follow up tweets in support and encouragement. Together, she will help the president implement his Make America Great Again agenda as well as drain the swamp in Washington DC. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OTTO WARMBIER: MURDERED BY NORTH KOREAN ROGUE REGIME

ICHEOKU says regardless of how long it takes, the authorities in Pyongyang must be held accountable for the murder of American tourist Otto Warmbier, who succumbed to the maltreatment and possibly drugs which were secretly injected into him while in detention in North Korea. What exactly was his offense other than allegedly trying to take a poster from his hotel room and you ask yourself why such a trifle act should arise to a death penalty offense. 

ICHEOKU says it is about time the Michelin Tire man midget in Pyongyang is held to account for all the murders he has carried out in that reclusive enclave, including this his latest victim Ota Warmbier; his half brother, uncle, aunt and thousand of other citizens of North Korea who have perished in his insatiable taste for the crimson liquid. What manner of a man other than a sadist killer, would arrest a tourist for merely "stealing" a poster, and put processes in motion that eventually claimed his young youthful life at 22 years. His treating doctors diagnosed his condition as "extensive loss of brain tissue which put him in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness.”

ICHEOKU agrees with the victim's parents Mr and Mrs Warmbier that the mistreatment Otto received in the hands of those North Koreans was indeed awful and torturous and actually culminated to his death. Yes, the victim's father was right that "There is no meaning here. This is a rogue, pariah regime. They’re terrorists. They’re brutal. There’s no sense to anything here.” What a brutal regime the Kim Jong Un of North Korea is operating in Pyongyang and hopefully he will be made to pay for his crimes against humanity soon just like in the manner of all tyrants before him. May the youthful soul of Otto Warmbier rest. Adieu.

Monday, June 19, 2017

IGBO HATERS, THE AREWA ULTIMATUM AND OUR COUNTRY - REUBEN ABATI

Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria.
The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but Igbos across all generations, including the millennials who have been socialized into believing that there is a gap between their people and other Nigerians.
Let us not deceive ourselves about certain plain truths. The civil war is perhaps the most remarkable incident in Igbo history in the last century.
The pain, the loss, all about it, is deeply imprinted in the Igbo consciousness.
Whereas the Igbo nation has shown great resourcefulness since the war, and its people have proven to be enterprising and determined to hold their own in every sphere of life, including outstanding contributions to the making of the Nigerian state, there are Nigerians who still regard and treat the Igbo suspiciously.
Anti-Igbo sentiment may not be so openly expressed, but it is usually something beneath the surface.
There are landlords in many parts of Nigeria, for example, who will never rent out their property to an Igbo man.
The Igbo tenant is easily stigmatized. I have heard people complain that Igbo tenants are too stubborn or that when you rent a room to an Igbo man, he will end up sub-letting that one room to all kinds of persons from his village, putting pressure on the property’s limited facilities.
Some landlords insist that an Igbo tenant could even start eyeing the property, to buy it off the landlord, or if it is a shop, the Igbo trader would end up renting the entire street, and could turn the street into an Igbo neigbourhood.
This stigma has been a source of agony for many Igbos seeking accommodation, particularly in Lagos, but it is of course completely baseless stereotyping. There are good and bad persons from virtually every Nigerian ethnic group.
The stereotyping of the Igbo person can also be found in the political arena.
It is assumed by some persons, and such statements have been made to my hearing, that the only reason an Igbo man cannot be President of Nigeria is because every Igbo man sees himself as a potential President, and should the Presidency be zoned to the South East, the struggle for the ticket could result in inter-community strife in Igboland.
The name of the group is Igbo, but when other Nigerians want to be mischievous, or perhaps out of ignorance, they refer to Igbos as Ibo, and when you try to correct them, they may insist you don’t seem to understand. It is I-Before-Others (IBO).
Igbos have also been held responsible for all sorts of things, kidnapping, drug trafficking, child trafficking, armed robbery – even when there are criminals from virtually every community in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, they are one of the most vertically educated ethnic groups in Nigeria, and the most enterprising in all fields.
A friend once said that if you enter any community in Nigeria and you don’t have an Igbo man running a small shop there, or engaged in some other kind of business, then you have no business staying in that community.
Igbos are also obviously the most integrated ethnic group in Nigeria, which is why it is ironic that they are also the most vilified.
I wrote what I considered a harmless piece recently in which I referred to the declaration of Biafra in 1967 and quoted excerpts from the Ahiara Declaration.
I got a phone call from a friend who declared that I should stop encouraging these “Biafrans”. Nothing I said made sense to him.
“You don’t know those people”, he declared.
“I know people from all parts of Nigeria,” I said.
“You don’t know Igbos. Has there been any problem in this country that you know in which Igbos have not been involved? They have started again, heating up the polity with threats of secession.”
“It is a sign that all is not well with Nigeria,” I retorted.
“Don’t mind them. I don’t think anybody wants to secede. If Igbos really want to secede, you think it is Nnamdi Kanu that will be speaking for them?”
“It takes just one illuminated soul to start a revolution.”
“Don’t bring that line. Everything is not textbook, this man. Just tell those Igbos not to include my people in whatever they are looking for. We are their neighbours.
“ They dragged us into the civil war. This time around, they’ve gone to draw a map, including my people. Biafra does not extend to the South-South. We are just looking at them.”
“Biafra is an idea.”
“I don’t want to hear all these textbook things, I have told you. Which idea? See, most Nigerians do not support Biafra. They think Igbos are just playing games. I’ll send you some other articles written by other Nigerians and you’d see what I am talking about.
“ People are angry that anybody will be talking about secession in 2017! Nigerians are fed up with Igbos and their games. President Jonathan gave them everything but on election day, many of them stayed at home and refused to vote. Now, they are talking secession.”
“But Yorubas are also talking about Oduduwa Republic.”
“The Yoruba are not going anywhere. What they want is restructuring, fiscal federalism. Which Oduduwa Republic?”
“The people of the Middle Belt are also aggrieved.”
“Anybody can be aggrieved. You can’t please Nigerians. And some of these things are political. Obasanjo became President, Niger Delta carried arms; Jonathan got there, Boko Haram kidnapped children, Buhari is there now, and all the ghosts of Biafra are frightening everybody. But these Igbos, tell them they are not going anywhere.”
“I am surprised you are talking like this.”
“What is the matter with those people? They are all over Nigeria. They are even selling land in Lagos. But no outsider is allowed to buy half a plot of land in Igboland.
“ You carry Igbo girl sef, na problem. Go and check your email. I will send you other perspectives on this matter.”
Before long, I received a mail indeed. The fellow had put together a collection of anti-Biafra, anti-Igbo articles which he urged me to read, with the rider that I should pay particular attention to the fact that some of those articles were written by Igbos.
I ignored the rider. Some of those articles could have been ghost written. What is clear, however, is that all is not well with Nigeria.
We are a country that needs to be rescued from the centripetal forces tearing us apart, and the leading forces today would include, as was the case before now, ethnicity, religion, the politics of hate, and citizen alienation.
If my review of the stereotyping of Igbos in Nigeria and the reported conversation with an Igbo-hater does not fully convey the seriousness of this situation, then the June 6 ultimatum issued to all Igbos living in Northern Nigeria by a coalition of Northern Arewa youth groups should.
A group called the Northern Emancipation Network, comprising 16 Arewa youth groups, has asked all Igbos living anywhere in Northern Nigeria to pack their bags and baggage and be out of the Northern region by October 1, 2017.
When the 19 Northern Governors met and dismissed the threat as misguided, the young Arewa Igbo-haters issued a riposte and more or less asked the Governors to shut up.
Their message is that since Igbos no longer want to be part of Nigeria, they should get out, because they, Arewa youths, do not want belong to the same political union with Igbos. They are angry that on May 30, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) succeeded in shutting down a part of Nigeria to mark the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Biafra.
The arrogance of the Northern youths is insufferable. It speaks to virtually everything that other Nigerians are uncomfortable with about the Fulani North: a born-to-rule, hegemonic tendency.
It is an assault on the Nigerian Constitution, to the extent that the Constitution does not grant any individual or group, the right or the power to determine where any Nigerian may live or work or die or acquire property.
All Nigerians are equal before the law. The Northern youths, who do not think so, held a meeting, a press conference, and issued statements. The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai asked the Nigeria Police to arrest them for promoting ethnic hatred.
The only response we have had from the Police Headquarters so far, is from one Jimoh Moshood, described as Police Spokesman telling Nigerians that the Arewa youths “are not sitting in the market waiting to be picked up.”
Moshood, if you actually said that, then you should be relieved of your position forthwith.
If you are a spokesperson and you have nothing intelligent to say, the best option is to remain silent, otherwise whatever you say will be used against you in the court of public opinion.
So, the Nigeria police only arrest people when they go to the market and wait to be arrested? Is that the new police that we now have?
The Northern Emancipation Network called Igbos all kinds of names – “unruly, reckless, insatiable, uncultured, confrontational, ungrateful” – and since they issued their ultimatum, the polity has been heated up, ethnic hate has been promoted, the Igbos of Nigeria have been further alienated.
This was how the civil war of 1967-70 started. Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
No country survives two civil wars. Already, Igbos in the North are reportedly relocating back to the South East or elsewhere in Nigeria.
Young Nigerians from the North, the East and the South started the civil war.

The politics of ethnicity and the rhetoric of hate ignited the fire that consumed the nation for three years.
The scars have not healed because 50 years later, the youths of the North and the East are again lighting up the fire of hate. On June 6, the Northern Emancipation Network also asked Northerners in the East, I hope this includes the peripatetic herdsmen, to return to the North!
The Nigerian Government must take this on-going febrile conversation between the North and the East more seriously than it appears to be doing. The security agencies do not have to go to the markets to look for what is not there.
When there is a threat to the state, it is their duty to identify the threat and act on it.
All persons who are working hard and making provocative statements to cause a national crisis should be monitored and checkmated. With all the difficult challenges facing this country, at this moment, our security alert system should be pushed a notch higher.
If the security agencies fail to act, particularly on the matter of the coalition of Northern youths promoting Igbo hatred, the Federal Government would have committed a grievous sin, likely to be interpreted as aiding and abetting.
And there would be persons who will legitimately ask: are we confronted with a hand of Jacob and voice of Esau situation? Who is sponsoring the Arewa youths?
Who granted them the permission to use the platform of Arewa House to spew anti-Igbo hate speech? Who is blocking their arrest by the security agencies? What those boys have done is even worse than the threat of secession by Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters.
But the message is clear: Nigeria is not yet a nation. A country where any group or association can threaten to expel another group is not yet a nation.
The common enemy is not the secessionists. The common enemies are the political leaders, the tribal demagogues, the political opportunists, the religious bigots, the paid shamanists, who continue to manipulate Nigeria’s destiny to suit their own purposes. There can be no country except the people love the nation and the state

Sunday, June 18, 2017

TOO LATE TO SAVE DIVIDED, HOSTILE, UNEQUAL NIGERIA - BAYO OLUWASANMI

We have witnessed the independence of Slovenia from the former Yugoslavia, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the division of the former Czechoslovakia, and the separation of both Eritrea from Ethiopia and South Sudan from Sudan.
Numerous of successful secessions have allowed people greater freedom and self-determination: Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Hungarian split with the Soviet Union in 1989, Singapore's secession from Malaysia in 1965, Ireland's independence from the UK, and countless others.
Nigeria's impotence as ungovernable, divided, separate, hostile, and unequal nation is apparent for all to see. Nigeria, as we know it, is dead! The country is irrevocably broken along ethnic, linguistic, geographical, religious, and cultural lines. The sooner the Nigerian people accept this, the sooner the break-up and the sooner we can move on.
From time to time, the break-up of Nigeria becomes inevitable to many of us who believe that “In the course of human events, it is necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them.” We're in one of those periods now, and while the reasons are unique, the historical moment is not new. In 1953, the northerners considered secession from the Nigerian colony that would soon be an independent nation. 
The words of our founding fathers that Nigeria is not one country remain prophetically instructive. 
Listen to them: 
“Nigeria is not a nation. It is mere geographical expression. There are no ‘Nigerians’ in the same sense as there are ‘English,’ ‘Welsh,’ or ‘French.’  The word ‘Nigerian’ is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not.” - Chief Obafemi Awolowo said in 1947. 
“Since 1914 the British government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs, and do not show themselves any signs of willingness to unite... Nigerian unity is only a British invention.” - Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe argued in 1964 that “It is better for us and many admirers abroad that we [Nigeria] should disintegrate in peace and not in pieces. Should the politicians fail to heed this warning, then I will venture the prediction that the experience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be child's play if ever it comes to our turn to play such a tragic role.” 
The recent proclamation of northern youths and the ultimatum given to Igbo people to vacate the north within three months shed much needed light on why Nigeria is not, and will never be, one united nation. There is no mystery as to how we got to this point. There is also no mystery as to who to blame. There is no need for conspiracy theories. The polarization of public life exacerbated by government corruption and incompetence has become so tense it led to widespread civil disorder, culminating in chaos and crises.
Nigeria is fast approaching a complete collapse. For long, many of us have raised alarm that our government and the way the system is being run are not working, and cannot guarantee delivery of basic essential services. The ominous declaration of the northern youths has left Nigerians in fear of what tomorrow may bring. While all this plays out, Nigerians watch in horror and amazement from the sidelines and wonder when the inevitable will occur.
Inequality between the looting ruling class and the poor has become increasingly intolerable. The native tyrants in the National Assembly, better still, National Asylum, are in stupor of random pleasures and whims, feasting on plenty of food and sex, and reveling in the non-judgment that democracy is civil religion. From all indications, our democracy is in retreat, close to being destroyed by vast corruption, ineptitude, incompetence, and fraud. Those in Abuja couldn't care less about our people. They couldn't care less that for 58 years we couldn't get along.  They couldn't care less that Nigeria is as good as dead. Nigerians are angry – Igbos, Hausas, and Yorubas. They are all angry for being sick and poor and tired of being cannon fodders. They are tired of being jobless and hopeless. Brother is turning against brother. Killing of families and children are the norm rather than the exception. Nigerians are nickel-and-dimed to death in their everyday life. Workers, if paid at all, are paid peonage wages. The nation's peonage wage is at subsistence level. This is simply incompatible with self-determination.
With subsistence living, Nigerians are constrained into a desperate state. Their horizon is limited to the present day, to getting enough of what they need to make it to the next. The minimum wage in Nigeria is N18,000 per month. This is criminally below the poverty line. That's a scrambling, anxious existence, narrowly bounded. It's impossible to decently feed, clothe, and shelter yourself on a wage like that, much less a family, much less have money to see the doctor,  or pay for your kids college, or participate in any of those good things of life. Down to the peon level, the pursuit of happiness sounds like a bad joke.
The critical mass of our people is kept in peonage. All its vitality spent in the trenches of day-to-day survival with scant or no opportunity to develop the full range of its faculties. That's why I'm miffed by the numbed-out, dumbed-down, make belief Nigerians who still believe that Nigeria could be saved from falling apart. This is deceptive and uncharitable given our past political history and the present political realities of our nation. Those who see future or unity in one Nigeria are deluded, ignorant, unrealistic. They don't know what's real, what's possible, and can't differentiate fact from fiction.
How can the proponents of one Nigeria explain the humiliation and insult heaped on Vice President Osinbajo when the Chief of Thief Abba Kyari referred to him as “Coordinator of National Affairs” instead of Vice President? The freest and fairest presidential election in our history was won by MKO Abiola. The election was annulled by a northerner. He was robbed of the presidency and he was killed.  If Osinbajo and Abiola were Hausas, nothing of such would have happened to them. Examples of such second class treatment abound. We need not bury our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich as if all is well with a troubled and traumatized nation suffering from history of division and disunity.

Nigeria is a country divided against itself and cannot stand. Nigeria is virtually bankrupt. The clamor for separation is the manifestation of a nation grounded as it were, without hope of moving forward after 58 years. I believe it's too late to save Nigeria from disintegration. Our union for the past 58 years has produced no peace, no progress, and no prosperity for the poor majority. The only beneficiaries and the loudest advocates of one Nigeria are those profiteers from the miseries of the pulverized poor – the ruling class.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

JAMES HODGKINSON: SHOOTS UP GOP CONGRESSIONAL GOLF PRACTICE

ICHEOKU says he looks respectable but he is a vagrant and attempted killer of Congressman Steve Scailes and four others at a golf practice field in Alexandria Virginia. James Hodgkinson was 66 years old and died in the ensuing gunfire exchange. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WARRIORS BEATS CAVALIERS 129 - 120: WINS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

ICHEOKU says it was spectacular and it met the hype; and in Game 5 of National Basketball Association championship 2017, Golden States Warriors gets it done. They beat Cleveland Cavaliers 129 to 120 to clinch the NBA championship 2017. It is now two championships wins in three years. ICHEOKU wishes the finest guys to play the basketball this season all the best and congratulations for a job well done.

Monday, June 12, 2017

ADNAN KHASHOGGI, DEAD AT 81

ICHEOKU says those who grew up in the 80s know his name as everyone aspired to be like him and used him as the benchmark of riches and flamboyance. Yes, Adnan Khashoggi was a global household name such that so many youths took his name as their alias. ICHEOKU had one such friend named Ken T. who became known as Khasoggi. 

AK for short, Adnan Khasoggi had it all, from private jets to a yacht to homes in almost every nations capital including ranches and manors and he lived it up, really up there in the stratosphere. He was a personification of dazzling wealth and known as the man who pulls a lot of strings in international arena and the most famous arms dealers known at that time. He lived a lavish style that would make a prince envious and a King wonder where has his kingdom's wealth gone to and reputedly spent $250,000 a day to support his larger than life lifestyle. 

Atypical of Saudi billionaire, he spent and spent like cash was going out of fashion and spent himself into a problem he once termed "cashflow" problem and eventually filing bankruptcy. He described his type of business as "merchantry"; for whatever that means, because there was nothing concrete nor visible that he was actually doing other than wheeling and dealing, brokerage and arms deals.  

On his out of this world legendary lavish parties which he throws regularly, he said 'It’s all part of the mechanism for impressing people' as he believed that flaunting wealth and powerful connections come handy in achieving the objective. His legend was such that one writer put it that 'he can persuade you to change your mind after you have made it up'; aka flip flop on your conviction. One writer summarized him and his lavish lifestyle as follows: 

"A high-living Middle East power broker with once-limitless wealth, Mr. Khashoggi was among the last of his breed. He thrived in an era of gaudy excess and came to epitomize it. His appetites were gargantuan, beyond the limits of vulgarity. At the peak of his wealth, he presided over 12 estates, including some in Europe and the Middle East; a 180,000-acre ranch in Kenya; and a two-floor Manhattan residence at Olympic Towers, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, that was made from 16 existing apartments. He owned a 282-foot yacht, Nabila — used in a James Bond film and later sold to Donald J. Trump — and three lavishly refitted commercial-size jets. His parties were known for rivers of champagne, bevies of women, international celebrities and endless personal attention from the host, known to his many friends as A. K." 

Towards the end of his life, Adnana Khasoggi's was quoted to have said: “What did I do wrong? Nothing. I behaved unethically, for ethical reasons.” ICHEOKU says yes, if any person truly lived, he did; if any person ever had it all, he did; but now, like with all mortals, Adnan Khasoggi has now gone, but his memory lives on in the people who has come to see him as a symbol of the good life and in their minds he lives on. May his soul now rest. Adieu to the world's once richest man who purchased a Queen's yacht and later sold it to the man who later became United States President Donald John Trump. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CLINTONS ARE POISON FOR DEMOCRATS - MICHAEL SAINATO

On June 1, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initiating a Senate investigation into recent news claims from Bangladesh government officials that Hillary Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, pressured the Bangladesh prime minister to end an investigation into Clinton Foundation donor Dr. Muhammad Yunus. 

In May 2016, the Daily Caller reported that the son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, who has lived in the United States for 17 years, alleged that Hillary Clinton threatened an IRS audit if he failed to influence his mother to halt the investigation. 

The prime minister’s office told Circa “that Mrs. Clinton called her office in March 2011 to demand that Dr. Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner, be restored to his role as chairman of the country’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank.” Dr. Yunus was accused of diverting millions of dollars of charitable aid to other parts of Grameen Bank. His foundations donated at least $100,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative and at least $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. In turn, the Clintons provided Dr. Yunus with 18 grants, contracts and loans to two of his foundations, helped lobby for his 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, and another controversial Clinton Foundation donor, Rajiv Shah, donated $24 million to Dr. Yunus’ foundations. 

The Associated Press reported Yunus “met with Clinton three times and talked with her by phone during a period when Bangladeshi government authorities investigated his oversight of a nonprofit bank and ultimately pressured him to resign from the bank’s board. Throughout the process, he pleaded for help in messages routed to Clinton, and she ordered aides to find ways to assist him.” Dr. Yunus was removed from his position at Grameen Bank in 2013. 

Sen. Grassley wrote in his letter to Secretary of State Tillerson, “If the Secretary of State used her position to intervene in an independent investigation by a sovereign government simply because of a personal and financial relationship stemming from the Clinton Foundation rather than the legitimate foreign policy interests of the United States, then that would be unacceptable.” He demanded to see any records related to the State Department’s involvement in this matter while Clinton served as secretary of state, in addition to making Deputy Chief of Mission to Bangladesh Joe Danilowicz available to interview by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Attached to the letter were some of Hillary Clinton’s emails related to the controversy, but the majority of the communications were redacted due to the content being classified. 

The Clintons continue to be a source of controversy for the Democratic Party. These latest revelations regarding the Clinton Foundation reaffirm that the Clinton’s carry baggage of corruption and scandal, becoming a liability for their party. The Democratic Party’s ties to the Clintons provide an abundant source of easy targets for opponents to exploit and distract from the issues that currently engulf the Trump administration and Congress. From Bill Clinton’s scandal riddled presidency to Hillary Clinton’s questionable foreign policy decisions and the corporate washing of the Clinton Foundation, the Clintons provide Republicans with endless easy blows. As long as Hillary Clinton remains in the spotlight, the Democratic Party enables their opposition’s victory.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD, THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE FACTS

PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD, THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE FACTS.
ICHEOKU says fairness demands equal contributions and equal refrain from causing pollution. But it is not fair when you make a country to bear the whole blunt of it all just in the name of maintaining a farcical accord. Good enough PDJT is a man of great courage and he walked away from such undue constraint on American greatness. Make America Great Again is a reality which is steadily adding impetus.

Monday, June 5, 2017

HILLARY CLINTON: STUCK ON STUPID AND BORDERLINE LUNACY?

ICHEOKU says Democratic Party's presidential candidate in the last election, Hillary Clinton, is fast approaching a point of no return in her one way ticket journey  to cuckoo land. Apparently,  she has refused to take her medicine to help her recover from the defeat she suffered last November in the hands of a political novitiate and amateur political starter and now president of the United States of America, President Donald John Trump. 

She is steadily losing it; her center can no longer seem to hold as the trauma that was the last election is taking much toll on her than anyone had anticipated or expected; especially  from such a veteran politician who has been around the game of politics for such a long time, spanning nearly forty years, that one would expect her to have been used to the ups and downs of electioneering politics. So why is Hillary Clinton particularly devastated by the loss of this election, one would ask; and having previously lost her party's primary election makes it rather bizarre that this particular election hurts her so badly that she is nearing psychiatric crisis as a result. For lack of any other better way to put it, Hillary Clinton has been behaving badly and acting out in such a way as if she was robbed of an entitlement ever since November 9th, 2016. How long must the nation and her party put up with her winning before somebody drags her off the stage and tell her that Donald Trump is the president and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

ICHEOKU says she is not the first to ever loss an election; neither would she be the last to loss an election and you ask yourself why is this particular loss so threatening to her that it is on the verge of claiming her sanity? ICHEOKU does not know how many people she is indebted to by reason of an expectant and assured presidency; and if they are possibly now on her back demanding their promised favors. Otherwise why would she be behaving as if she is the first ever to lose an election and as if her life and that of America as a whole depended upon her winning the last presidential election. Her whinnying since the last election has now lasted for seven months and continuing; with no end in sight on when she will finally pack up and go home, realizing that the market is since over and that every other trader, seller and buyer alike have all since returned home. 

Unfortunately too, it would seem that Hillary Clinton does not have a mirror in her home or anywhere around her immediate space or has refused to look into a mirror, otherwise she would have since seen the real reason for her loss in the last election starring right back at her. Instead, she is looking into every nooks and crannies, turning every pebble, looking for who to blame, the bogey man whodunit, the Grinch who stole her White House Christmas. She has refused to accept that the election was concluded a long time ago and that she lost the election and was defeated by her opponent, now President Donald John Trump. Her obsessiveness has gotten to such a point now that it is nearing absurdity, such that people are beginning to wonder what indeed is wrong with her and whether it is a question of her not being a good sport or the loss left a permanent psychological and neurological damage behind.

Who has she not blamed for that election loss. From American irredeemable deplorables to her opponent Donald Trump, to the FBI to James Comey, to the Russians, to Tsar Vladimir Putinya, to anti-American forces, to low information voters, to bad pollsters, to Nate Silver, to Obama for winning two terms and making it impossible for Democrats to win a third term in a row, to people desiring change and a move on from Obama, to misogynists, to suburban white women, to the media, to New York Times, to Television executives, to Cable Networks, to even her own party Democratic Party, to Facebook, to Twitter, to Wikileaks, to Fake News, to Republican Party, and now she has added the tiny country Macedonia to her list of those villains who formed a road block and prevented her triumphal entry into the White House. 

Regrettably, she is beating about the bush in search of the culprit but forgot that the culprit she is searching for is there in plain sight, standing before a mirror and starring right back at her. She has blamed everyone and everything else but herself, the real culprit. the one and only reason for her awful performance in last November 8, 2016 presidential election. No one else but Hillary Clinton herself was responsible for her loss of the White House and the earlier she realizes this glaring fact, the better it will be for her healing to begin. But at the rate in which she is going to hold others responsible, no one should be surprised to wake up another day with her blaming either her husband Bill Clinton or Mother Nature or even God for her rejection by the American people and prevented her from getting into the White House. 

ICHEOKU says at this point it does not matter any more whatever it was that stopped her quest to the White House, because whatever it was, was a good whatever. The "whatever"  did American people a huge favor that a candidate whose only motive of wanting to be president is ego and the desire to shatter the proverbial ceiling; and you ask yourself after that, then what? Anyone who knows Hillary Clinton should please advise her to take a long leave of absence from the scene and disappear for a while as people are beginning to get pissed off by her unending dramatic and shameful excuses since last November. She needs to do herself this favor otherwise she will so destroy herself that she can never successfully run for any elective office in the country with hope of being elected. 

The White House is not her father's property for her to inherit and the presidency is not a crown which is conferred on people simply because they covet it. She is steadily turning off American people, whose house the White House is and who determines who to let in or otherwise reject. Her current grandstanding attitude and refusal to take responsibility for her loss is not helping her at all; neither will it help her retool for any future endeavors because the more she occupy every body's view and inundates every one's ears with her cuckoo-land tales of everybody else did it but herself, that long would she continue to alienate people from herself and jeopardize whatever future she has going forward. Any sensible reasonable person in her shoes would have since made herself scarce to allow the wounds of the last election to heal and also help her recuperate. But unfortunately, such an informed move of strategic retreat is not in her DNA and she will pay dearly for it.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

TERROR ATTACKS IN LONDON: A RECURRING DECIMAL WITH NO END IN SIGHT.

ICHEOKU says paraphrasing Houston we have a problem, London indeed has a problem. Islamist terrorism problem that is; and so far there seem to be no fix it solution. Regrettably too, those Islamists terrorists are winning the war because any one life they take is a life too many. A   matter made worse because they have no value for life and they do not care if they live or die; provided they claim other innocent people's life in the process to their fabled martyrdom. 

This is the big elephant in the room problem which the West, particularly Britain, has not figured out yet the best approach to tackling it and it is affecting the society in so many ways than anyone can imagine. It is damaging the psyche as it is eroding peoples confidence both in themselves and the security agencies in their ability to secure them from such vagrancy. It is also effecting business and commerce as people are afraid to carry on living with their normal lives, not knowing when and where another one of these mad men would rev a vehicle behind them and mow them down. Yes, they are bleeding Britain and they will bleed it to submission baring a decisive action to say such arrant nonsense would no longer be tolerated. It is time to take this fight to the terrorists and stop waiting for them to strike first because offense is the best form of defense known to man and British government should gear up and man up and take this fight to these urchins.

ICHEOKU says the reactive fire service approach, usually after the fact, is not enough nor sufficient and does not cut it. Lives lost cannot be restored and the apprehension amongst the general public is real and it is one big downer in any given free society. Therefore the authorities must do whatever it takes to peremptorily nip the plans of these animals in the bud; rather than to respond, regardless of how timely, after they have visited their havoc on both the body and the mind. Whatever it takes including arming Londoners and other British public who wants to bear arms in self defense of their society. Imagine what would have happened had any of those people on the sidewalk of London bridge had a weapon, they would have stopped these mad dogs right on their tracks or even the restaurateur or any of those dinning there when they struck. If it means reining in some rights and freedoms as well as other civil liberties, so be it; but whatever it takes to take away the shine and glory of success which prompts these marauding beasts to continually stage these attacks which is now becoming rampant. 

Alternatively, the politicians in Westminster can create another anti-terror squad agency with about 100,000 armed civilian guards to always patrol around major streets and neighborhoods that could be easily targeted by these munchkins. Or just permit any British citizen who wants to pack heat to so do and with special training on how to use firearms allow these civil defense force protect British citizens and their visitors. Now six more people are dead with forty eight others wounded and this is coming merely two weeks after the Manchester Ariana Grande's concert attack in which twenty two other people were bombed to death including sixty six others that suffered shrapnel wounds. That no top government official has yet resigned or even the chief of the police or other security agency chief charged with securing lives and properties of British people is beyond ICHEOKU. If they cannot do the job for which they are employed, their offices let another take. Enough of these maddening mayhem that is somewhat assuming near permanency. 

The British government can also take a page from the Israelis and start deporting family members of any terrorist out of Britain and back to wherever the hell hole they came from. If they are property owners, either demolish their houses or impound and auction them off as it does not make sense that these terrorists can plan and execute their hideous acts without anyone of their family members having a whiff of it. People might cry foul, people might complain and shout themselves hoax; but actions determine reaction and if they don't want such far reaching measures, let them rat these terrorists in their midst out before they go on their deadly rampages. It is about time enough really become enough and the time has since come to call this beast by its name. But hey, when Londoners elect a Muslim as their Mayor, it simply says they have thrown up their hands in surrender and technically acquiesced to the new normal, their new way of life of living amongst Islamist terrorists who gladly do them harm and as often as they want. Pitiful and pathetic. ICHEOKU's heart goes out to those six killed and wish those wounded quick recovery. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

HILLARY CLINTON: STILL WONT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AT CODECON 2017

KATHY GRIFFIN SHEDS CROCODILE TEARS

KATHY GRIFFIN SHEDS CROCODILE TEARS.
ICHEOKu says if only she had thought about her action properly and before fantasizing with ISIS beheading and glorifying a macabre goriness that has no place in any decent society. That she did not even defer to the families of those victims of ISIS real beheading goes to show how depraved, destitute and bankrupt of morals she really is. But hey, let her vileness now keep her company. What a pariah.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

KATHY GRIFFIN: A TERRORIST ISIS MEMBER BEHEADS TRUMP?

ICHEOKU says but for the outcry that followed, she would not have mouthed off a belated apology. Therefore 'deplorable me', ICHEOKU, is not accepting the so called apology because it was not sincere and not genuinely reflected. She is an adult who fully intended the outcome and took further steps to mission-accomplish it, albeit in make believe fantasy. She fully intended the consequent reactions and she  telegraphed an objective to see the head of the president handed to her so that she can hold it up in her hand, display it in her macabre orgy and she got exactly what she bargained for, short of the real thing. 

ICHEOKU says her action and ill intention is condemnable and should be condemned by all men and women of goodwill as it goes beyond everything and anything artsy and has no place in our political discuss, regardless of the far left nut jobs' refusal to accept and live with the reality that was November 8, 2016. A situation made worse in these days of heightened global terrorism, where families are terrified daily about the unknown; and  especially coming so soon following the Manchester England terrorist bombing of Ariana Grande's concert. Her crass indifference to the sorrows of many families whose ward has been beheaded by ISIS in real life clearly shows too. ICHEOKU says for this sex-starved, angry and ugly duckling, to show this great insensitivity to the current tragic times, brought about by global terrorism and accompanying beheadings, definitely paints her in a very bad light. It is unflattering as she crossed every line and every measure of any acceptable decency and she should pay dearly for it. 

Acting as a devil's advocate, let us even take the president aside, how about the grieving and traumatized families of those who were indeed actually beheaded by ISIS and here is this witch making light of the very torturous experience of their loved family ones who fell victims to ISIS beheading; and she thinks it is so cool as to make mockery of their experience? That she presented her bloody work just few short weeks following the death of 22 youngsters in Manchester England and the wounding of 60 others suggests that something is definitely wrong with her upstairs because no rational human being would venture into such sensitive terrain so soon and in this times of great apprehension concerning Islamist terrorism. ICHEOKU say imagine the outrage it would have caused were it former President Obama that was depicted with a noose on his neck or even his decapitated head in anyone's hand including this slot.What is even artsy about this gory head dripping in blood and she could care less if some children were traumatized looking at her display. Simply put, Kathy Griffin is whack or was heavily strung out on barbiturates  and other mind altering substances when she put this display into motion; otherwise how else could anyone fathom a guess as to what motivated such a freakish display. 

ICHEOKU says CNN and every other media outfit that helps pay for this lunacy must rise up and disassociate themselves from her immediately, including terminating whatever appointment she may have with them. They must unequivocally assure Americans that they neither support nor endorse such tasteless and hurtful adventure into a forbidden jungle of hateful speech. Failure to so do will be seen as encouraging a demons possessed lunatic and her heartless nonsense, which is both demeaning to the real victims of beheading and insensitive to their families as well as which caused great hurt to the president and threatened his safety. 

Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton lost an election, fair and square, and so nobody will hear something from these far left loonies and it has been one whiny outburst every time and every day, one following another. If not Madonna, it is Snoop Dogg and now this outrageous Kathy Griffin and she knew exactly what she was doing when she did it. As exposed on TMZ, she said during the taking of the picture that she will be crossing the line but could care less and may have to move to Mexico to escape retribution. What an apology to womenfolk this Kathy Griffin is, provided she has a vagina and bleeds monthly; because there is nothing feminine about her. She looks like a stunted man, a real terrorist, an ISIS wife or concubine, an undertaker and a mortician combined. To hell with her and if she likes she can go jump off the cliff but she and her ilk can never separate us, irredeemable deplorables, from our dear leader President Donald John Trump and together, we will help him Make America Great Again. What a sadistic person who practices hedonism she is; and whose jokes are as tasteless and drably as her ugly face. Just look at that face of hers. Indeed the head actually looks more like her rather than the person she intended it to mimic. Pathetic.

Monday, May 29, 2017

TRUMP'S FIRST FOREIGN TRIP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS - MICHAEL GOODWIN

He was clear, concise and disciplined. Those were the key ingredients that created a striking success for President Trump in his first foreign trip. 
If he can bottle that recipe and start each day in the Oval Office with a big gulp of it, his presidency gets a renewed chance to live up to its promises. 

Trump’s clarity on the global stage was a reminder of why he was elected. Much as he did in the campaign on his best days, he cut through the BS to get to the heart of contentious issues and offer forceful solutions.
Under enormous scrutiny, he acted in the best traditions of American leadership on two continents by helping create a Muslim NATO to combat radical Islamists and by pushing the original NATO to face terrorism and financial facts.
Throughout the weeklong trip, which also included a substantive, friendly meeting with the pope and tense negotiations over trade and climate change, Trump showed the message discipline too often missing in the White House. And he did it without sacrificing his core convictions or puckish personality.
One priceless moment came as he stood in the $1.4 billion new NATO building in Brussels and referred to American taxpayers running out of patience with the alliance’s deadbeats. The incident no doubt cheered his supporters at home as much as it rankled the European elites, most of whom regard taxpayers as suitable only for fleecing, especially when they are American.
But now Trump comes home to the swamp, and the test of whether he can drain it before it swallows him. In some ways, he took the swamp with him.
The leaks that bedeviled him here bedeviled him there, creating the most awkward moment on the trip. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s temporary cut-off of intelligence-sharing followed media disclosures from anonymous Americans about the Manchester bombing, including premature release of the terrorist’s name and pictures of the bloodied scene.
Trump’s response — to agree with May and promise a Justice Department probe — turned lemons into lemonade, but only temporarily. Getting results would show he’s in control of the government.
To that end, it is time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets in the game. His recusal from the Russian investigation does not mean Sessions must sit around like a potted plant while laws are routinely violated.
Most important, of course, the president comes home as the Russia probe gains steam, with fired former FBI Director James Comey set to testify. Comey, still doing his best imitation of J. Edgar Hoover, has sent friends out with Hooveresque warnings.
One, Benjamin Wittes, has been blabbing that Comey is about to drop a bomb on the president.
“This is a guy with a story to tell,” Wittes said to CNN. “I think if I were Donald Trump, that would scare me a lot.”
Maybe it does scare Trump, at least enough to lawyer up and give Steve Bannon the job of running a political and legal war room over Russia. Bannon’s pugnaciousness makes him a good fit, but no one should underestimate the challenge. 
For one thing, fighting anonymous media sources making serious charges is like shadowboxing. Calling it fake news won’t be sufficient if the White House can’t convincingly deny the substance of what is being alleged.
For another, the investigation will make more Republicans in Congress more skittish the longer it goes on, and that will make it harder to pass an ObamaCare repeal and tax reform.
If they can’t deliver those two big items, Trump and the GOP will have fumbled the chance to govern successfully and given Democrats a big edge in the 2018 midterms.
Of course, a complex political game with these extraordinary stakes has many wild cards. The economy and terrorism, for good or ill, will almost certainly have a vote.
Comey is also a wild card. Friday’s report that he rushed his conclusion to the Clinton e-mail case to avoid the leak of a document that purportedly said Attorney General Loretta Lynch would never let Clinton be indicted raises even more questions about his judgment and integrity.
According to reports, Comey never notified Lynch about his plan to hold a press conference, and never told Congress, even in classified settings, that he suspected the document was bogus.
Yet he still felt compelled to end the probe because he feared the document would become public, and he would not be able to rebut it.
CNN, with its knee-jerk defense of anyone who attacks Trump, said it shows the power of Russian meddling.
Perhaps, but it also shows how Comey put himself above accountability in the Justice Department, and that he was not straight with Congress about the probe.
That echoes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s memo about why Comey deserved to be fired. As such, the incident raises the prospect that the more the public knows about Comey’s conduct, the less it might credit his attacks on Trump.
Of course, it’s also possible that the probe will find that Trump has nothing to hide and did nothing wrong. For the nation and the president, that would be the best of all possible outcomes.