ICHEOKU says the European Union must not allow this barbarism to go unsolved or unanswered. A journalist blogger blown up in a car bomb because of her writings and in an European Union member country is simply unacceptable. As a result the authorities in Brussels must demand a thorough investigation or better still lead the effort to unravel the monsters behind her assassination and bring justice to them. Daphine Caruana Galizia's murder must be solved and cannot be allowed to become another statistic of journalists killed to suppress freedom of speech. May her soul remain restless and haunt her killers until they are served justice. Adieu Daph.



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.

Friday, October 17, 2008


A Nigerian man was killed by the Chinese authorities for answering the call of nature? This Nigerian was killed because of mere urination and Icheoku says if the Chinese authority is so fastidious about people not urinating in public in their country, they should provide adequate public urinary for people with need to go, to make use of. To kill a person for simply urinating in public is rather arbitrary - it is an excessive reaction! It is using a hatchet where a scalper is called for and must be condemned by all men of good will!

The Nigerian, Mr Ojide John Ekene from Umuleri Anambra State Nigeria, was allegedly clubbed to death by Chinese security operatives for allegedly urinating in public. The victim was on a business trip in China when medical condition forced him to want to go immediately; but seeing no public urinary within the vicinity of his location, decided to just do it by the street corner. It was while he was doing his thing that he was spotted by some overzealous Chinese operatives who arrested him and while "interrogating" him the Chinese-style, cracked his skull. The rest is now history as the Chinese added yet another victim to their ruthlessness. Icheoku asks, does it mean that public urination now carries a death sentence in China?

Condemning this senseless murder, the Nigerian House of Representative described it as extra-judicial killing; emphasising that it has "become a recurring decimal for Nigerians to be harassed and killed by some blood thirsty security men in foreign lands". To this Icheoku retorts that such practice persists because there is no responsible government of Nigeria in Nigeria to defend her citizens world-wide. There is no government in place in Abuja with enough moral high ground to command respect and be respected by those "foreign lands". If Nigerian house of Representatives want Nigeria to be respected, they should start the quest first, by putting their house and country in order! Respect is not a chieftaincy title which is readily conferred but it is earned! The Nigerian house of Representative can start this march to earn respect of these "foreign countries and their operatives" by enabling a conducive environment for conducting free and fair elections in Nigeria. Also disqualifying those members of their House of Representatives that are known members of the 419 international crime syndicate! Thereafter, they should all stand for fresh elections as there was none previously. They should permit the people of Nigeria to actually choose by and for themselves who their representatives are, with their votes properly cast and counted. A credible election and not the current imposition by the ruling elites is a road-map to earning respect! That will be a good first step towards getting some respect, Nigerian house of Representatives! No serious person anywhere in the world especially their leader of the world really listen to a bunch of election-riggers with some 419 criminal membership on any important issue including the death of a citizen of that country. Pretend all you can as to your importance or lack thereof, you are just playing the ostrich thinking nobody know who you are - a bunch of disreputable political hacks!

Icheoku took a little excursion into the world of public urination to see if it is a widely frowned happenstance or just restricted to China? We discovered that in Hialeah Florida, United States of America, a man was shot and killed for urinating in public. According to the narrative, the victim was repeatedly asked to stop urinating along 79th Street and West 5th Avenue in Hialeah. He refused which resulted to a fight wherein another man pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the chest. The good news however is that unlike the Chinese incident, the shooting of the unarmed urinating man was not carried out by agents of the state; the culprit here was arrested and is currently facing prosecution for homicide.

Also in India a man was recently killed for urinating in public. According to the Times of India story, a retired colonel was arrested on Saturday afternoon for allegedly killing a 40-year old man who was urinating near the boundary wall of an Army colony. The police said that colonel V S Yadav was arrested for the alleged murder of Faimuddin, a resident of D block slums near Vasant Vihar. Faimuddin was on his way to Shankar Vihar from Vasant Vihar along with his friend Bunny to play holi. Shankar Vihar is a residential colony near the Indira Gandhi International airport. They stopped near a boundary wall where Faimuddin started urinating. According to the police, colonel Yadav who is the security in-charge of the colony saw Faimuddin urinating and in a fit of rage beat him up. One of the blows proved fatal due to which Faimuddin collapsed and died. The Delhi Cantonment police is investigating the case.

Again in Brisbane Australia, a man was killed as recently as October 10th, 2008, for urinating in public. The victim died after being tied up and beaten because he had urinated on their wall. The Queensland Supreme Court on Friday heard that 47-year-old Thomas John Standish, from Lawnton north of Brisbane, died after being punched repeatedly and having masking tape wrapped around his head. Michael John McPhee, 41, and Damien James Frame, 28, then dumped Mr Standish's body in Goong Creek at Beachmere, north-east of Brisbane.
The court was told they tied bricks to Mr Standish's body, wrapped him in a doona and used a knife to slit his stomach to allow water in so he would sink faster. Icheoku says all because of ordinary urine which evaporates within few minutes? They were arrested and charged with murder but later plead to manslaughter and interfering with a corpse. McPhee was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail while his accomplice Frame was sentenced to seven and a half years.

Again the Chinese authorities arrested a Chinese table-tennis player for public urination outside a Beijing karaoke club. The Chinese table-tennis star Wang Hao was however not killed, unlike the Nigerian; but was merely cited and asked to get counselling. He was a two-time Olympic singles silver medallist. This is the idle thing to do in such a situation, but to kill somebody becuase he urinated in any place regardless, is somewhat over-reaching, scandalous and smacks of arbitrariness and an official lynching! It is condemnable!

In San Francisco, public urination is a crime but unlike the Chinese treatment of the Nigerian, it is not punishable by death! Emptying one's bladder in a public place is a crime, even if there is no specific law prohibiting the practice, a state appeals court once ruled. Public urination on or near a busy commercial street interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of both life and property which otherwise qualifies as a public nuisance. "The sight and smell of urine are vile and offensive but Icheoku adds, it does not merit a death penalty since it is just a quality of life issue!

Icheoku found out that from America to India to Australia to China there is a near impulsive reactionary resentment to public urination primarily because of the quality of life issue implicated thereby. However a man should not be killed for such a trivial answer to a call of nature; especially where public conveniences for such private moments are nearly non-existent. Such reckless taking of life calls for probe, arrest and trial of the culprits! Upon conviction, the Chinese authorities should pay restitution to the family of the victim to compensate for the loss of life and income expectations. Anything short of this will not be palliative enough. Also if the Chinese authorities are magnanimous enough, may be an added apology will be necessary. Lastly, Icheoku condemns this senseless taking of life particularly as it appertains to this very victim who had a medical condition (he was diabetic) which spurred the urge for immediate bathroom relieve. According to eye witnesses, there was no public restroom within the vicinity hence the victim's decision to empty his urea-sack on a street corner. Should he have been ticketed for this, you bet! Should he have been arrested for breaching public quality of life, sounds reasonable! Should he have been fined for this, Icheoku answers in the affirmative! But should he die for such triviality, Icheoku says, WE DON'T THINK SO! The Nigerian authorities, if any, should hold the Chinese authorities accountable for this abhorable homicide and extract from them both compensation and apology for and on behalf of this unfortunate victim's family. It is very unfortunate that the average Joe-Nigerian is on his own as her government neither cares nor gives a rat's ass about her citizens welfare! What a country!


Anonymous said...

Chinese Govt To Pay N4m To Dead Nigerian's Family
By Festus Owete and Otei Oham, Abuja

House of Representatives was told on Tuesday that the Chinese authorities agreed to pay a mere N4 million as compensation to the family of a Nigerian, Ojide John Ekene, who was brutally murdered in the Guangzhou province of China despite the demand of a higher sum by the family.

Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who stated this when presenting the report of the Joint Committees on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora on the incident, said Chinese authorities insisted that it is the sum paid to every foreigner who was killed in a similar manner.

The committees, however, called on the House to demand that a criminal case preferred against the two private security guards who killed Ojide be followed to a logical conclusion.

The committee also recommended that the House should commend the prompt action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerian Embassy in China and the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria on Ojide's attack.

It demanded that full compensation should be paid to the families of the deceased and that the House should condemn in strongest terms the unwarranted killings of Nigerians anywhere in the world that Ministry of Foreign Affairs should establish a Nigerian Consulate in Guangzhou to attend to the increasing consular cases emanating from the province concerning over 5,000 Nigerian living there.

Anonymous said...

Slain Nigerian: Family rejects China’s

N4m compensation


A RELATIVES of the late Ekene Ojide, a Nigerian who was recently murdered in China have flayed the N4 million compensation paid them by the Chinese Government.

Receiving the corpse of the late Ojide who arrived the country on board Ethiopian Airlines at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, they said the amount paid as compensation was insulting and unacceptable.

The late victim was allegedly clubbed to death in China on September 25, 2008 by operatives of a private Chinese security firm after a small argument had ensued between them.

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the family, elder brother of the victim, Basil Ojide who was in China to collect the corpse said the Chinese company and its authorities virtually forced him to sign the agreement in accepting the N4m compensation which they offered.

He said that not until he agreed and signed the compensation document, did the Chinese release, the autopsy report to him.

Mr. Basil Ojide, accused Chinese authorities of "murdering his sibling in cold blood".

Narrating the circumstances which allegedly led to Ekene’s death, Basil said his brother was told by the private security men guarding a market square near in Guangzhou Province, where Nigerians buy clothing to leave.

He said that his brother obeyed and left though he had some arguments with them over the issue as he was rudely pushed by the operatives.

According to him, the security guards came later and attacked him, clubbed him where he instantly went into a state of coma. Basil however said that Ekene remained in the state the comma for three weeks until he died on October 8.

He enjoined the Nigerian government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of his brother, alleging that serious injustice was meted out to his family by the Chinese company and its government.

According to him, Nigerians who witnessed the murder and reported to the police were locked up and threatened not to say what happened or else they would have their residential permit revoked.

Basil said what was interpreted to him from the autopsy which was written in Chinese stated that his brother fell from a stair case and was being rescued by the security operatives when he went into coma. He said that the autopsy would be repeated in Nigeria to confirm the circumstances that led to his brother’s death.

Basil was bitter with Nigerian Embassy in China and the Ministry of Foreign affairs, saying they failed to give him necessary assistance while the impasse between the family and the Chinese lasted.

Meanwhile at the airport, there was wailing and weeping when the casket was brought out from the airport checking areas.

Ojide, 31, from Aguleri local government area in Anambra State was in a brown casket which was opened for his families, friends and relations numbering 50 to see including delegates from the Nigerian community in China who were all wearing black.

The cloth on the corpse’s face was removed exposing deep cuts, battering and scars of someone that had been brutally beaten.