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.


ICHEOKU says he is a British citizen leading the effort to free the people of Biafra from the clutches of the feudalistic Fulani controlled Northern Nigeria. Now, he is missing following the raid of his country home by the Fulani Army of Northern Nigeria. ICHEOKU says President Muhammadu Buhari led Nigerian government sponsored abductions and murders is on the increase and you wonder what it will take the international community to call him to order.


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.


“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.




"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



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.



"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 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.



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.


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.


"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.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


After seven (7) years of preparation and Forty (40) billion dollars USD in expenses, China is finally ready for the world! The XXIX Olympiad starts on August 8th, 2008 in Beijing China; with opening ceremony scheduled to hold in their newly completed construction-marvel, the $400million dollars USD National Stadium aka Peoples' Bird Nest. China has pulled it off again and the National Stadium speaks volume that this country of about 1.5 billion people has finally come to stay as a major world player indeed. Despite her shortfalls with human rights violations, China has been able to maintain her 1.5 billion people; feeding and clothing them. With what they have put together within a period of 7 years preparatory for the Olympics, historians and writers alike will judge the administration in Beijing fairly. According to one analyst, it is supposed to be just games but in reality, the modern Olympics is both symbolically and materially a political event; simply stated, it is a competition among nations. Icheoku therefore congratulates the Chinese people for their wonderful effort at putting Beijing in an Olympic state - magnificent edifices put in place for this great Olympics are marvelous wonders to behold! Icheoku heretofore wish them a hitch-free successful hosting of the world. Once again, Congratulations, Chinese people!

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Opinionist: Inside Games: What the Beijing Olympics is really about
Lately, the Olympics has started to remind us of the kind of conversation wherein someone is prepared to reveal a secret, but the key details are not forthcoming. Rather, the speaker dances around the facts, dropping a hint here and there at a carefully measured pace, meanwhile we sit silently, captivated and spellbound awaiting the payoff when the whole truth is finally revealed to us. So we will wait another 14 days for the start of Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

Long before the Olympic flame was ignited at the Hera Temple of Ancient Olympia amid a pompous gathering of international dignitaries, it was clear that Beijing's Olympics is about far more than mere athletics, contrary to its public statements. In reality, the modern Olympics is both symbolically and materially a political event; simply stated, it is a competition among nations. Although this is ideally intended to be limited to the sports arena, in reality there are no such firewalls in politics and as past boycotts have shown, the Games can and will be exploited as a bargaining chip in international poltics. Moreover, insofar as each team represents its nation, the performance of the national teams is, in a very public way, a projection of national power. As Mao Zhi Xiong, professor of sports psychology at Beijing Sports University recently stated, "If you win a lot of medals, then it shows you have advanced as a country. It means the economy is growing, that living standards are improving and that there is better technology."

Naturally, Beijing's propagandists were well aware of this from the start, and from the moment a 14-meter Olympic countdown clock was planted in Tian'anmen Square in 2004, the public awareness campaign and promotion of the Olympic Games has been relentless in every sphere of Chinese public life. There has been constant television and print coverage of the lead-in to the Games, in all of China there is barely a spare placard that does not bear some reference to the Olympics, and sponsorships have been sold for everything from wrist-watches to soft-drinks to big oil to credit card services, with the omnipresent five Fuwa serving as a constant reminder of this Olympic Games with "Chinese characteristics." Domestically, the Olympics has been a tool of manipulation, pride, and profit, and with an extraordinarily long build-up to the Games the public has been strung along with a sense of anticipation as if they are preparing to witness the rapture.

In terms of infrastructure, the 2008 Beijing Games will be unique in the scale of its production and the transformation it has imposed upon its host city. The Chinese have spared no expense in building the world's grandest sporting arenas, irreversibly altering the face of the capital city, leveling ancient neighborhoods to add the shiny "modern" luster of blocky high-rises over old Beijing, and displacing an estimated 1.5 million people in the process. While it is commonly quoted that the 17-days of the Games will cost approximately $40 billion -- this in a country where the cost of manual labor is written-off as "immaterial" -- with the additional suspension of factory operations, the diversion of water via a 309km pipeline from neighboring Hebei province (itself water-poor), the stockpiling of fuel to ensure against power-shortages, the security costs, not to mention any intangibles (loss of work, destruction of historical heritage, trauma inflicted on displaced individuals), we are leery of the offical estimate and suspect the final tab will be far higher. And obviously, where there is a great deal of money being spent, there is a great deal of money being made. The question is, "by whom?" Certainly not these 1.5 million displaced persons.

Similarly, the security precautions have been extraordinary. Recently, the Canwest News Service quoted Interpol chief Robert Nobel's warning, "We must be prepared for the possibility that al-Qaida or some other terrorist group will attempt to launch a deadly terrorist attack at these Olympics." Ergo, the Chinese have responded hammer and tongs to all threats -- both real and perceived, and the laundry list of precautions seems endless. Paraphrasing from Canwest:

There are two-kilometer long traffic lines due to security inspection of cars entering Beijing
Hundreds of checkpoints on every road leading into the capital from Hebei
Soon to be implemented security checkpoints on major downtown streets
100,000 PLA soldiers who protect the capital and Olympic venues (by way of comparison, the US has about 130,000 troops in Iraq)
100,000 ordinary and paramilitary police
60,000 civilian volunteers -- mostly aging members of the Communist-era Neighbourhood Committees - who will be their eyes and ears around the city for the Games
Surface-to-air missile outside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
Security checks simply to enter the new Beijing Capital Airport in addition to checks inside the airport
Bomb-sniffing dogs and baggage inspectors on the subways
A computer system linked to Interpol's database of more than 14 million stolen and missing passports
265,000 closed-circuit security cameras mounted in the various host cities
Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies have an RFID chip that stores a picture, the holder's name, address, passport number, telephone and e-mail
Bus and train travelers must present identification
Mailing packages to Beijing or any of the other five Olympic venues requires both identification and inspection
The cost of securing the Games is estimated at $50 million
There have also been first-hand accounts of random automobile inspections within the city, systmatic PSB visits to foreigners in their hotel rooms, and security personnel patrolling the streets of Beijing with black, mushroom-shaped devices that are evidently used to detect invisible danger signs, such as EMFs or chemical traces. Moreover, such is the state of secrecy that it was recently reported by CNN that the 17,000 employees who will participate in the opening ceremonies have taken an oath of silence, breaking which can result in imprisonment.

Such an iteration of precautions is a bit dizzying, but first and foremost, these measures serve to protect the 10,700 athletes, more than 80 heads of state or government, and hundreds of thousands of spectators at the 37 Olympic venues held in 7 different host cities (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenyang, Tianjin, and Qinhuangdao). However, the bottom line for China, its irreducible self-interest is very simply a successful Olympic Games.

Okay, so this is obviously an extremely serious event to Beijing, but what is meant by a "successful Games?" We can gain some insight into this by way of the inexorable promotion of the Games, and the fact that Olympics has evidently taken-on new dimensions within the minds of the average Chinese citizen. In it's simplest incarnation, it is the positive representation of China that matters most to the Han Majority, who are in our humble opinion among the world's most zealous in practice of cultural pride. Therefore, the pictures that will be broadcast in China will offer imagery of material wealth, modernity, sophistication, and most importantly the success, unity ("One World, One Dream, One China"), and power of China and the Chinese people. It is the moment when China will attempt to stand tall in the world and "retake" its position among world powers, and thereby shed the "century of humiliation" that has been scorched into the minds of Chinese via experience or public education. And on the symbolic level, perhaps the holy grail for many Chinese is the opportunity to "defeat America" on the field, which is likely and more than mere medals, is viewed as a harbinger of things to come.

Meanwhile, internationally, the unveiling of the Games has thus far been ugly with large-scale demonstrations and arrests in various locations around the world, which according to the Pew Global Attitudes Project diminished China's standing in world public opinion. However, the international viewing audience for the 2008 Summer Games is still estimated to be approximately 4 billion, the largest in history and these viewers are also very much part of Beijing's calculus in the imagery produced for its Olympic narrative.

To viewers who have not spent significant time in China, in spite of constant media attention, the country is shrouded in mystery and misconceptions (we would also argue that the same applies to many that live within its borders). Effectively, this makes the international viewership a very impressionable audience, upon which the same eye-popping showmanship and images of competence, cultural richness, human performance, and power will create a defining image of China in the minds of many viewers. It is, frankly, a moment for China to show-off in a manner choreographed with exaggerated precision and punch of a kung fu flick. Thereby, it serves as a projection of Chinese "soft-power," enhancing the stature of the China's government, corporations, culture, and people in the eyes of the world. To be sure, this not a trivial feat; however, Beijing also understands that the extraordinary exposure that China will gain through the Olympics is a double-edged sword.

Of course, it was long known that the Games would be used by activists to squeeze a highly insular government. And subsequently, the melee surrounding the longest-ever torch relay did yield negative publicity for China; likewise, an Olympic disaster such as a catastrophic terrorist attack, riots or mass arrests, disruption of the ceremonies, suicide protests or attempts at self-immolation could have an effect directly opposite Beijing's intended projection. A violent, chaos-ridden Olympics fraught with protests and heavy-handed responses from China's enormous army of security personnel could impress upon the world the image of an exploitative, authoritarian state, controlled under the coercion of brute force and arms to serve the interests of its elite. Such events would make Beijing's attempts at a glittering Olympics seem a hollow gesture and merely an exercise intended to manipulate the world public. Needless to say, people don't like to feel deceived or manipulated, and the damage posed by such a scenario is also nontrivial. Not only would it be bad for China's image, but it would also create the impression that China is a less stable place than its "game-face" indicates, which would create the perception of political risk. In short, it would be bad for business.

Obviously, for the greater good, a successful Olympics is in the immediate interest of the majority of the world and for those situated in the "Sinosphere," particularly the Chinese, and most specifically, the Chinese elite. Given the extraordinary security precautions and "preemptive measures," we would be surprised to see anything greater than a few hundred arrests, and for a mere 17-day event, it would seem that the more frightening scenarios are on the low-end of the probability spectrum.

Thus, in our view, the great drama of this Olympics is between those trying to present a brilliant, gilded image of China and those trying expose the ugly face of oppression, exploitation, and all matters some prefer be swept under the rug. In fact, the reality lies somewhere in between, and we believe it would probably best for China and the greater good if the world can glimpse that reality, so as to better understand the nation, its people, and its inevitable impact on the world.