"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.


"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.



ICHEOKU says August 26 is the day history will be made as two of the world's most interesting athletes square off in the ring. Boxing champion Floyd MayWeather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, will fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ICHEOKU says not in a position yet to place bet on who will win the fight. Salute


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.


"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.


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.

"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


“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


"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)


“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, July 15, 2008


"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee..."

These are the famous words of John Donne, which passage was taken from his Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions 1624 Meditation 17; although originally written as prose were later made into a poem "for whom the bell tolls!" This is one of my most favorite writings of all times as it asks a soul-searching question which "our mad rush to nowhere" has never allowed us to answer ever since! Who is the "thee" referred to in the closing lines above? It is you, me, a relative, a friend, a family member and sometimes a total stranger! The same goes for an open casket - for whom is for instance, the above casket door open? It is open for you, me, a relative, a family member and sometimes a total stranger! The above two examples affirm one thing and one thing only, - that we are all in this together; just passing through!

The irony of life or life's essence is that no one really knows who answers that call first and it is not by age, wealth, beauty, size or any other considerations that death chooses whom to kill. Surely all of us shall one day be forced into that tight confines of a casket and it does not matter if you once lived in a twenty bedroom mansion or your bedroom was the size of Georgia dome with a California canopied king size bed nestled in one corner of it. The only exception however is if one is so unfortunate not to have a body to be so confined such as those victims of a fiery plane crash in an isolated jungle or some other inaccessible place on earth; or those washed away to seas by a ravaging tsunami or those who simply disappeared without a trace or were eaten by wild beasts some where in the African wilderness. So if you are fortunate to take up a confined space final residency at your last call, to God be the glory as you can still move on with it to the land beyond. The most important question as you churn these passages in your mind is to ask yourself, "Have you made peace with your inner self? Have you done all that you can necessarily do today to prepare for your passage into the life beyond? Have you done all those favors you want to do today and not necessarily wait till tomorrow to do them, as tomorrow may never come? What are your death plans? Have you disclosed to your loved ones and family how you would like your final rites to be performed and whether you will like the fiery final exit of cremation or choreographed burial! Whether you would like your remains shipped to motherland if you are in the Diaspora or interred where you are domiciled? Are there any wills or plans to make one? If you have not done so, immediately after reading this, do yourself that singular favor; you can always update them as time goes but know that tomorrow may never come!

Afraid? You shouldn't be, as death is the only certainty in an uncertain world! Why do men still fear death, the great equaliser? Ajanaku! It, that takes one when life is supposedly sweetest! The humbler of all humanity! The thief who steals whenever it pleases - in daylight or nighttime! What name has not been used to described this end of all beginnings? Yet men fear thee! Why? Poet MJA once wrote, "Death, thank you for killing mankind otherwise life as we know it, will be really too unfair!" Can you imagine if death has a price and some people can pay that price? Can you imagine if death can be bribed and some people can bribe Mr. Death? How unlivable and hellish life would be for some very unfortunate ones who would be the butt of the death insured fellows? Death, life will be incomplete without thou! Isn't it beautiful that such a leveller exists? Have you ever for once stopped in your tracks amidst all your running around to ponder, where, when and/or how your ultimate end will come? Is the fact that you are oblivious of the time, place and manner of its coming not enough to turn you into a new leaf today and for the better? If you do not have any control over it, why then do you think you really matter so much? Introspectively everyone is really a nobody and this should be the beginning of our wisdom on earth. Take a second to try and remember all those you know who have departed? The number is rather mind-boggling because they are too many of them who have moved on. As at the last count this blogger counted one thousand five hundred transited people since last July 2007 who this blogger remembers. Where are all these people today? They are all dead and gone forever, but to where?
Have you ever thought of dying? How would you like to die? Have you ever watched a person die? Have you ever witnessed death in real time as it takes over one's body? Have somebody close to you either a relative or a friend died in your arms? Have you ever had the singular most sorrowful experience of throwing a fare-well earth to earth dirt on on a casket containing the remains of a dear one who is being buried? Have you ever thereafter thought that it could have been you in that casket that was covered with dirt and walked away from, condemned to bone chilling loneliness in perpetuity? But why haven't you, since you are born a mortal and that grim fate awaits you. That is the greatest gift to mankind! The mother of all gifts! Scared now? Aren't you? But hate the message or love it, death will come when it will come; so said the great William Shakespeare and he was wise! Icheoku counsels you to live everyday as if it is a borrowed day since tomorrow may never come! Live every day knowing that may be your last day on earth with any viable pulse! Be good to all you meet as a second opportunity at meeting them may be aborted by MR. DEATH! Do all the favors you can today as that long awaited "D-day" reserved for favors may never come to pass because of the almighty killer, DEATH! Make peace with yourself. Want more, just be good and always remember your mortality!

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