I RIDE FOR THE BRAND - REX TILLERSON

"My word is my bond. I ride for the brand. Once I am committed, I am in it for the long haul." - Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State on loyalty.


ICHEOKU says a personification of candor and honor. Nice.


THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

MORGAN TSVANGIRAI: DEAD AT 65


ICHEOKU says Uncle Robert Mugabe finaly outlived him; admitted he put up a good fight trying to be president of Zimbabwe but to no avail. He was 65 years old and died of colon cancer. May his soul now rest. Adieu Morgan.


WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018

WINTER OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG 2018,

ICHEOKU says South Korea is hosting the world of Winter Olympics 2018. A stellar preparation and spectacular performances so far. Congratulations to the host country and the gathered athletes who are gathered in Pyeongchang South Korea for the event.


PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALEINS RENDEZVOUS.

PERCHED AND REVVING TO ITS ALIENS RENDEZVOUS.

ICHEOKU says science and technology are awesome. They make the seemingly impossible, possible. Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster enroute to Mars atmospheric orbit. Congratulations to Elon Musk and his SpaceX and Tesla teams.


OBAMA: WHAT DID HE KNOW.


ICHEOKU says what did former President Barack Hussein Obama know and when did he know it. America people must demand of their leaders a full disclosure and full accountability in the unfolding FBI released memo scandal. Only by getting to the bottom of the matter will American people regain their confidence in their law enforcement agencies.


FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


THE MEMO: THE CRITICAL AND CRUCIAL POINTS.


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISA court without the Michael Steele's dossier information. Michael Steele was engaged by Hillary Clinton's campaign and Fusion GPS to obtain dirt information on then candidate Donald John Trump which subsequently produced the infamous Steele's dossier. This is the but-for test: but for the dossier alleging collusion, there would not have been a Mueller's Russian investigation.


Michael Steele admitted to then Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr that he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president. Bruce Ohr's wife was also then employed by the same Fusion GPS which hired Michael Steele to help it with digging up dirt on Trump. But Bruce Ohr kept this critical bias information and the fact that his own wife was also employed in the illicit dirty job activities by the same Fusion GPS out of the Justice department application to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance warrant that led up to the Russian probe. The dossier was a bogus hatchet job manufactured to just smear and nail Trump.


ICHEOKU says the web of conspiracy could not be any clearer: first you have a desperate Michael Steele who is out to stop the election of Donald Trump at all cost and by all and every means necessary. Then you have interest of financial gains through employment, which probably persuaded the hiding of the vital information from the FISA court. The information could have negated the issuance of the warrant and without which the court might have otherwise declined its issuance. Yet somebody is saying what; that the Russian Investigation is not a big ruse or as the president would say a political WITCH hunt.


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT

I AM AMERICA'S CHEERLEADER IN CHIEF - PDJT
"I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their respective countries first. But America First does not mean America alone. So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people—to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams. To protect their families, their communities, their histories, and their futures. A nation’s greatness is more than the sum of its production – a nation’s greatness is the sum of its citizens: The values, pride, love, devotion and character of the people who call that nation home." - President Donald John Trump, Davos 2018.

POPE CONDEMNS FAKE NEWS (CNN): SEES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

POPE CONDEMNS CNN: AGREES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

ICHEOKU says President Donald John Trump, the man who saw tomorrow, has a new ally. Pope Francis has finally seen the light on what the president has been talking about for nearly two years now. The Holy See has now come to appreciate what PDJT went through in the hands of purveyors of Fake News, which unfortunately is continuing till today. The pope called them evil and compared them to the Biblical garden of Eden's serpent, which fed Eve with Fake News about what will happen if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit. ICHEOKU commends the pope for finally turning around the corner. Well done papa for calling out the likes of CNN and co. Bravo.

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN EXCELLENT HEALTH.

ICHEOKU says he submitted himself to the Walter Reed National hospital for a three and half hours medical examination which included his requested, but not required, mental acuity test. The president passed excellently well and aced his IQ test 30/30. ICHEOKU says yet another nail on the coffin of the fake book Fire and Fury hatchet job which had claimed unfounded story about the president's mental health. But will the possessed far left media hordes now take their chill pill and let the president be? Your guess is as good as ICHEOKU's. ICHEOKU says congratulations President Donald John Trump for once again shaming your traducers. It is now all the way live to 2020 and a second term assured victory.


ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ARE ENGAGED: HURRAY!

ICHEOKU says they look nice together and hopefully the crazy media and their paparazzi hordes will let them be and not force them into a life of misery or accidentally run them off the cliff. Lady Di's tragic experience is still painfully fresh till this day and no one, not ICHEOKU, wants to relive or experience such awfulness again, NEVER again. May God protect and bless the duo as they take their baby steps into the journey of of so many unknown absurdities called marriage. All the best Harry and Meghan.


AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

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 go 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 their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A 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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PROBE: - OBASANJO IS NOT THE ONLY CULPRIT!

Commendably the National Houses of Senate and Representatives through their various committees are presently looking into the crass recklessness that characterized the past “regime” of the medicine man of Otta, Babalawo Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo. While Icheoku applauds this unique effort by Nigerians to once hold her ex-government accountable for her stewardship, the peoples’ mandate holders must also take a step further and extend their inquiry to other failed governments of Yakubu Gowon, Shehu Shagari, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida as well as Sani Abacha. It will not be fair just to concentrate the probe on Olusgeun Obasanjo’s past government without extending the searchlight on these other "destitute" past governments. Otherwise the current effort might be wrongly interpreted as a vendetta by the Hausa/Fulani Oligarchs on Obasanjo, for not following through with an undertaking to be tele-guided by them while in office. These feudal lords are equally still groaning for being out of power, the only job they "know how to do", and just for mere eight years. These past governments have a lot to be ashamed of and the sooner some of their skeletons are unearthed the better for the body psyche of Nigerians.
YAKUBU GOWON: - This Northerner from Plateau State presided over Nigeria from July 1966 through the unholy jihad-civil war against the Easterners till 1975. During his tenure in 1972 Nigeria accrued unprecedented revenue as a result of then energy crisis where global energy shortage was recorded. Admitted he did some work constructing some roads, overpasses aka flyovers, and a few other infrastructures in Nigeria; but he once declare that there was too much money and he did not know what to do with it. For not knowing how to properly invest the excessive revenue in infrastructure and sundry developments and also for his atrocious genocidal war against the people of Biafra which claimed several millions of lives, this also-disgraced ex-military junta from Plateau State should be probed. The asinine and venomous manner with which he waged the war against a people defending themselves from a total extermination entitles him to be taken in chains to the war crimes tribunal at The Hague for offences against humanity and human rights violations. As a potential war criminal. Yakubu Gowon should be made to become a cell-mate to Liberia’s enfant-terrible, Charles Taylor.
SHEHU SHAGARI: - This Northern weakling from Sokoto State presided over Nigeria, by proxy of Umaru Dikko, from 1979 to 1983; as President under the banners of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN). Although he informed the nation on arrival that he met an empty treasury, but the profligacy of his henchmen Umaru Dikko, Adisa Akinloye and Ibrahim Tahir was of such a Byzantine magnitude that he should be made to answer for their misdeeds. The politics of the Ajaokuta Steel Industry, the Metallurgical Institute and his government’s indiscriminate location of infrastructures, just out of partisanship, such as where they built big post offices in a rural agricultural communities that don’t even write letters. It was evidence of a government without a real man at the helm of affairs which resulted in its minions running wild everywhere.
MUHAMMED BUHARI:- This army general from Northern State of Katsina would have done well but he was a zealot! He headed the military junta in Nigeria from 1983 to 1985. The War Against Indiscpline with Babatunde Idiagbon was the hallmark achievement of his regime. Be that as it may, he showed traits of corruption when he "permitted" Major Jokolo to bring in fifty three suitcases without the necessary Customs check into Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos during the currency change of 1983. The appearance of impropriety when Buhari was waging a ferociuos war against indiscipline and asociated corrupt practices was mind-boggling. Also Buhari retroactively sentenced and executed Barthlomew Owoh and Crew for a drug complicity which they were involved in long before the decree of death was promulgated. This Buhari also perverted democracy by overthrowing an elected government of Shehu Shagari in a military coup de tat. So for his anti democracy activities, for crimes against humanity of retroactive capital punishment and for apparent corruption, this also disgraced ex-leader of Nigeria shoul dbe investigated.
IBRAHIM BADAMOSI BABANGIDA: - This self acclaimed evil genius military junta held Nigerians against their will from 1985 to 1993. If there is any other Nigeria “leader” that deserves to be x-rayed, that person’s name is Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda aka IBB His dare-devil obsession for power made him overthrow a government wherein he was serving as a defense minister – what a tragedy of disloyalty. He also forcibly retired his confidant defense minister Domkat Bali without according him any courtesy while the said Domkat was vacationing in his home State of Plateau; this was after using him to execute Mamman Vasta. So much of sympathy for these military marauders! He trumped a coup and implicated his best man at his wedding, Mamman Vasta, a poet and executed him immediately and informed the nation after the fact. The mother of all state murders and killings under this munchkin’s regime was the parcel bomb execution of a trail-blazing investigative journalist, Dele Giwa of the Newswatch magazine. It was thought that this journalist was investigating alleged drug involvement of this army general when his life was brutally cut short by TNT explosive sent to him from the seat of government headed by IBB. All attempts by Gani Fawehinmi to force an investigation into this dastard murder have been continuously frustrated by the powers that be because they are afraid the inquest might incriminate Ibrahim Badmosi Babangida. There was also a plane load of ebullient army officers including an acquaintance Captain Mba that was forcibly brought down at Ejigbo near Lagos on the watch of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida; wiping out a new generation of young army officers because allegedly, IBB was afraid of their possible putsch. On financial crime, the first gulf war brought into Nigeria coffers, more that then $12billion dollars USD and Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is yet to tell Nigerians how that money was spent or the private bank account number in Zurich Switzerland housing the money. Politically, IBB committed genocide with his annulment of the first freest and squarely won democratic election of the century which saw Bashorun Moshood Kamowole Abiola as the elected President of Nigeria. He brazenly annulled it and damned the consequence. Legally, IBB challenged the superiority of a legally constituted investigative judicial body led by Justice Chukwudiufu Oputa, somewhat similar to South Africa’s Truth Commission. The tribunal had requested testimony from IBB but were scorned and advised to travel to Minna Niger State, his home turf for whatever they may want from him. What a denigrate obsufucator of the law, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is. For all these crimes and other numerous atrocities supervised by IBB, he should be handcuffed to a tribunal which should send him away forever, at least to show how not to rule a people. That he slaughtered the Gideon Orkar group is equally a credible ground for his investigation, trial and eventual conviction.
SANI ABACHA: - Although long dead and now in HELL, this short-man devil could be posthumously investigated for his atrocious regime in Nigeria between 1993 to 1998. Several billion dollars belonging to Nigeria was looted away under his regime. The death of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola and Pa Rewane, etc are enough criminal acts of and by the state under Abacha for which he should be made responsible. Human rights activist Poet Ken Saro Wiwa was charged, tried and executed for "treason" all within 24hours under the watchful supervision of Sani Abacha and the world learnt about it several hours after the fact of the state murder. The then Minister for external affairs, Tom Ikimi was embarrassed to learn about it from a foreign news correspondent in far away Asia when the reporter asked him why his government was in such a rush to execute Ken Saro Wiwa? A man of credible character in Tom Ikimi's shoes would have resigned on the grounds of this shut out by the government he was serving, but instead he stuck in there like atypical Nigerian shameless steward who is just happy to be tolerated around the corridors of power. He can be posthumously convicted even if for a symbolical purposes only and for the records. He equally had his fair share of periodically alleging phantom coups and killing and locking up people in the process. Luckily some of his henchmen like Jeremiah Useni, Oladipo Diya etc are still around to answer for the sins of this midget from Kano State of Northern Nigeria.
In conclusion therefore, while I do not carry water for Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, justice should be served fairly. Obasanjo was not the only thief or vampire to have ever held Nigeria hostage. What is good for the gander is also good for the goose and the arrogance of the Arewa Consultative Forum notwithstanding; the probe of past governments SHOULD extend to all the past inept governments which suffered Nigeria greatly. This is the only thing that makes sense and Babalawo Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo should not be singled out, just because a Mallam so desired. This is the time for the South to finally call the bluff of these feudalistic overlords in the North, who parade themselves like the lords of manor of Nigeria. Regrettably Obasanjo failed to fully mobilize the South for this moment when they would have risen in unison in his defence and against the Northern Oligarchs once and for all; but by Obasanjo not developing the South during his infamous eight years in power, there is no basis both in law and in fact for the South to rally around him. If Olusegun Obasanjo has a critic who loathes him dearly, this blogger is one of them; extending to 1999 when I campaigned vigorously against his second adventure into the Nigeria presidency - being an ex-military man whose first coming in 1976 was less than desirable. But should the South sit out this moment when the North rallies around even their most despicable leader such as Abacha in times of need? I don’t think so; and like the former secretary of FCA Omotola said during the investigative panel hearing the corruption charges in Abuja recently, the country belongs to us all.
On a final note, the one good thing to come out of this attempt by the National Assembly is that a once in a lifetime opportunity knocks on the door for Nigerians to rise up and take their country back from these few despicable "leaders" who have hijacked the country from them since independence. Hold them accountable and ban them from holding any public office for life as a deterrent for future would be thieves of the treasury. The people of the country should support their elected representatives and encourage them to go the full nine yards in investigating these corrupt charges and where credible basis exists for trying the culprits, should comence such process and if convicted, they all should be sentenced accordingly and made to pay restitution to Nigeria as may be adjudged fair and reasonable wherever the circumstance so dictates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like was observed in this article, the arewa group defends even their worst denigrate person when politics with the south is involved. How can any sane person have anything good to say about Sani Abacha amidst the several state sponsored murders of his regime? It baffles every intelligence that these cohorts and co-travellers of nigeria mismanagement unlimited are today pouring praises on despotic midget Sani Abacha. Anyway, what will it take for the South to galvanize and face down these mallams from the North or is their ridership of the donkey-south not yet enough? Now read their ecomiums -

Abacha Never Stole, Say Buhari, Babangida

The late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, did not loot the national treasury contrary to the general impression, two military former heads of state have said.
Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled Nigeria between 1983 and 1985, and his successor, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, gave Abacha the clean bill in Kano yesterday after the rememberance prayers marking 10 years of the death of Abacha, who ruled between 1993 and 1998.
Abacha was accused of stealing nearly £5 billion while in office, out of which over $1 billion has reportedly been recovered from various sources around the world.
But Babangida, who described Abacha as a “courageous, loyal and honest military head of state who stood for the unity and development of the country during his years in government”, has dismissed the allegations.
He said the looting allegations against Abacha were unfounded and baseless, stressing that “it is not true that he looted public treasury. I knew who Abacha was because I was close to him”.
Babangida said: “Abacha was a courageous person who stood firmly in handling the affairs of the country during his regime.”
He added that the regime of Abacha brought positive changes in the country which should have been emulated.
He said 10 years after the death of Abacha, his contributions to the nation’s economy remain indelible.
“There is no doubt, during his administration as head of state, Abacha contributed his best to the nation’s economy which we are still enjoying,” he said.
Babangida’s new position however contrasts with what he told Newswatch magazine in July 2000.
He had said: “The revelations [on Abacha’s loot] surprised me. I am surprised, because I didn't know.”
He had also explained that Abacha's death brought "relative stability", adding that "it gives us, oh well, let's see, there is hope after all".
Babangida, in that interview, also blamed the society for allowing Abacha to grow into the dictator he became.
"I feel bad that society failed to realise that they have a duty to protect whatever values they hold dear to their hearts as far as this country is concerned. At any rate, there are people I like and do respect those who stood against the regime, who are not military officers but civilians who are able to speak out. They didn't mince words and if their views had been heard, he wouldn't have [done enough harm]," he had said in response to a question.
Buhari, in his own comments yesterday, described the allegations of looting against Abacha as “baseless”, because according to him, “ten years after Abacha, those allegations remain unproven because of lack of facts”.
While also commenting, former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who took over when Abacha died on June 8, 1998, commended his predecessor for initiating Vision 2010, saying that the economic vision of the present administration termed Vision 2020 is a replica of Abacha’s 2010 initiative.
Abubakar also tasked Nigerian politicians to concentrate on how best to contribute to national development instead wasting time and money investigating their predecessors, adding that probing past administrations “does not yield anything positive to the nation and should be discouraged”.
Babangida also spoke on the probe of his government by the immediate past administration, saying: “We are still waiting for the outcome of the probe.”
The three former leaders sat close to one another during the special prayer session which started exactly 10am and lasted for over one hour at an open compound belonging to the family of the former head of state.
The prayer session was attended by former Abacha’s aides, Emirs of Hadejia, Gumel, Jema’a and Chief Fredrick Fasehun of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC).