"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.


The news from Nigeria today is wonderful. Africa’s largest country has concluded a peaceful election process. Furthermore, the incumbent has already gracefully conceded and congratulated his successor – a first for Nigeria and a benchmark for other African countries to follow. Today, we Africans are all proud of Nigeria and President Jonathan. Thank you Mr President. If you are seeking a legacy, you have definitely achieved it.”


"I pledge myself and the government to the rule of law, in which none shall be so above the law that they are not subject to its dictates, and none shall be so below it that they are not availed of its protection. You shall be able to go to bed knowing that you are safe and that your constitutional rights remain in safe hands. You shall be able to voice your opinion without fear of reprisal or victimisation." - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.


"To President Jonathan, I want to specially thank you for conducting a historic election. Your party may have lost the elections, but you have won the admiration of the world by not interfering with the wishes of Nigerians. History will be kind to you. It is my sincere hope that we will all come together as one country, to build the Nigeria of our dreams." - Abubakar Atiku, congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan on his conceding defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.


“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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The tear drop is the only window into a heart-filled with sorrow, at the oppressive, punitive and repressive Sharia system of warped laws unevenly applied to certain people in Northern Nigeria. It is unfortunate that evil men masquerading as custodians of Islam is afflicting untold hardship on people of Northern Nigeria for no just cause other than to repress and maintain a strangle-hold on her citizens and the Nigerian government tolerates this medieval devilish practice.
If the Northern Nigeria must enforce their sharia law, nothing stops them from doing so, but they must make such inhuman laws outside Nigeria - they can break away into their own Islamic State and enforce whatever laws they deem fit. But to remain in Nigeria as a part thereof and bring such odium and ridicule to the rest of Nigerians by their refusal to wake up and smell the coffee of modernity, should be condemned by all right-thinking people. Icheokudotcom says it is about time the Ms. Amina Lawal's of Nigeria are saved from further pain and suffering in the hands of some crazed-mullahs. The Nigerian National Assembly should legislate Sharia out of existence within any borders of Nigeria and if the madmen up North wants to riot, then dispatch the military to tame them. Such inhuman practice is a threat to national security of Nigeria and if it means wiping away as many of them that are hell-bent on this sharia nonsense, so be it. But a bona-fide Nigerian citizen must not be compelled to a dual law enforcement, one of which is so archaic that it smacks of 19th century Nigeria.
Ms. Amina Lawal, 32 years old, was facing a certain death by stoning for an alleged adultery? Meanwhile the man that raped her walked away Scott-free. But this Northern Nigerian mother finally won her appeal against her death-sentence conviction in March 2002, just for simply having sex out of wedlock! It is also instructive that she did not commit abortion but had a beautiful baby girl whose innocence face being breast-fed by her mother was not enough to dissuade these mullahs from handing down the death sentence by stoning. What would have happened to this little angel were the sentence carried out is left for anybody's imagination.
Under the Islamic (Sharia) law, which convicted Ms. Amina Lawal, the Islamic Judge ordered that Ms. Amina Lawal be buried up to her neck in sand and then have her head crushed by a barrage of rocks being hurled at her head in a public spectacle. Gory, indeed! Ms. Amina Lawal would have been stoned to death with rocks and boulders if not for the appeal which set her free; and this is in Nigeria and in this present 21st century? It is very shameful indeed that the Nigerian government could not override this barbaric sentence because of mere fear of the riotous Northern Nigeria. To hell with this, where were the men and women of the armed forces - just dispatch them up there to take care of business. Icheokudotcom want to particularly thank the government of Brazil for offering Me. Ms. Amina Lawal an asylum, which her own government in Nigeria could not do nor the Africa continent. At least they could have secured her and put her in a protective custody pending when the tensions cools down. SHAMELESS!

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