"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, November 11, 2008


This apex umbrella association of the Igbo people of Nigeria has been in the wilderness for so long, trying but in vain, like Senator John McCain, to articulate its objectives. Series of infightings and drawn-out court battles have rendered this supposed pressure group into near irrelevance in the power struggle and positioning in Nigeria. Ordinarily, Icheokudotcom would not indulge itself, commenting on a local political pressure group but that we point out, few things that we believe Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo is doing wrong.

First is the failure of this group to adequately and more succintly marshall out what it is, that they want to do - clearly defined objectives are lacking. Following naturally is the route to get to the goals and sanctions for failure to deliver or penalty for any identified sabotage.

For any Igbo political pressure group to be effective, it must be an all inclusive outfit - of all Igbo-speakers or Igbo speaking areas of Nigeria. When the north speaks they are cohesive and embraces all the multiple tribes of the north including hausa, fulani, birom, tiv, junku, igbira, gwari, bornu, kataf, zuru, etc. WHen the west speaks it includes all the Yoruba speakers and speaking areas including Kwara State. It is therefore only in the Igbo area of Nigeria that people of Igbo ancestry are excluded from "mainstream" Igbo simply because they live across a river or are not within "their" warped delineated and identifiable geographical enclave of Igbo section of Nigeria. Icheoku wonders aloud why the Delta Igbo speaking areas of Asaba, Ogwashiukwu, Onitcha-ugbo, Onitcha-Alona, etc should not be included in any associations articulated for the Igbo man? Why also should some Igbo speaking areas of Rivers state such as Isi-okpo, Portharcourt, Ikwerre etc not be given a full status in any organisation representing the Igbo man? Same goes with Akwa-Ibom and Cross-River state and possibly some parts of Benue State. It is called 'Politics 101' and the bigger the merrier and the more powerful. So many rivers criss-cross the north yet it does not present any boundary problems between the various ethnicities in the north from coming together in matters which affect them. In the west we have Ogunpa river as well as many other rivers, yet when political chess-game sets in, no Oduduwa area or speaker is left out. Therefore Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo must restrucutre itself and expand its tent to incorporate every Igbo speaker and Igbo speaking areas of Nigeria into its fold. There is strength in unity and numbers help too.
Another area of adjustment for Ohaneze is to explore co-opting all such other Igbo outfits like MASSOB and Bakassi Boys into their fold to serve as its enforcement arm. Ohanaeze, to be effective, must have an effective mechanism in place to coral any recalcitrant Igbo man or woman who may want to sabotage the Igbo agenda, once fully and comprehensibly articulated. Such would be agent-provacateurs, who may have received money/contract from Igbo detractors in ABuja or elsewhere to pervert the fruition of the Igbo agenda, must be checkmated. Such an identified pervert must be made to understand that he has no place throughout Igboland and that no amount of federal protection force will suffice once he has been adjudged an anti-Igbo agenda renegade. If the enforcers cannot reach him then the Igbo should ostracise such an element from the Igbo society completely and entirely. The Odua peoples congress was effectively deployed by Afenifere since June 12th; so why not Ohanaeze copy a winning formular from the west?
Thereafter, Ohaneze must face its biggest challenge of the century - securing the Igbo presidency of Nigeria come 2016. Ironically Icheoku recalls that the ulterior motive behind Islamist Buhari led coup of December 1983 was to reap in the bud any chance of Alex Ekwueme becoming president of Nigeria after Shehu Shagari's term. Ohaneze must articulate its line of attack and agitation like the Afenifere did after June 12 which led to their own Olusegun Obasanjo's eight years Yoruba in power in Nigeria. Although it was a nightmare but which Arewa government ever succeeded? So who cares? According to the United States of America President-elect Barack Obama, power doses not concede easily, so if you want it you must fight for it! Igbo people of Nigeria, you have been thrown the gauntlet so if you so much want power act like your depends on it! Get it by all means necessary! WHatever it takes just get it! Ohaneze should in no uncanny terms let it be known to the world especially the other component parts of Nigeria that the Igbo of Nigeria are ready, willing and prepared to die, if that is what it takes, to secure their turn in Nigerian presidency in 2016. Further that no amount of conspiracy, intimidation, oppression or sabotage will frustrate this effort again or in any other manner operate to avert it. In other words, an Igbo presidency of Nigeria in 2016 is a fait accompli. It should be without any option whatsoever - now or never mantra! If it means turning Nigeria upside down on its head to "get it did" so be it! It should be put in the head of the other Nigerians that the Igbo time has come and anything short is unacceptable and will not be accepted in an entity known as one Nigeria! That what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, and that all is fair that begets fairness. Ohanaeze must put paid to the percieved cowardice of the Igbo nation and that the experience of the Biafran war is a plus and not a negative and that their hands should not be forced again.

The only man ever taken serious in any given situation is that man who has been so backed against the wall that having no more room to retreat any further, comes back charging at the aggressor like a raving lunatic. Ndi-Igbo of Nigeria are almost at that point in Nigeria and Ohanaeze must be able to relay this message to the other constituent parts of Nigeria in a clear unmistakeable words. Ohaneze's mantra henceforth should therefore be "no retreat no surrender!" to the undeclared war being waged against Ndi-Igbo of Nigeria by the other components part of Nigeria.
Ohaneze should henceforth make one objective and only one objective its only preoccupation - 2016! They should forget begging Nigeria any longer to treat them fairly and with some human diginity! They should be getting ready to draw a line on the sand to say to Nigeria, enough is enough! Treat the Igbo as a component bona-fide Nigerians or they are out of the contraption known as Nigeria! Haven't the Igbo reached a breaking point in Nigeria or must Igbo youth continuosly be seen to ask, are we there yet? The River Niger bridge debacle and the alleged missing blueprints and worksheets is yet another pointer that the anti-Igbo conspirators of Nigeria are perpetualy working overtime to subjugate the Igbos. Icheokudotcom asks, how can contruction papers and files of a mega project such as a bridge construction be missing and if, how many of the multiple copies usually produced are missing? Who is the custodian of the missing documents and what is the state of investigation thereto? Wasn't the contract for the construction of the bridge awarded during the dying years of the Olusegun Obasanjo mayhem called administration? Did the contractor's copies also miss?

It is about time this bullshit stopped and only a galvanized Ohanaeze that speaks with one vocie under the Igbo flag can put a stop to this silliness in Nigeria. Commenting on the alleged missing construction files and papers, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, pictured left, regreted that the Igbo have had enough of these insults and sabotage in Nigeria. To whcih Icheokudotcom says, the biggest insult is yet to come in 2016 baring a concert by Ohaneze to morph into a credible, undistracted single force for the Igbo nation. The lords of the manor in Nigeria will try throwing up some dusts close to 2016 and hope the Igbo will be distracted from their goal and then and only then will Icheoku remind Ohaneze of this posting should they allow themselves to be baited once again by such a schematic.
The Igbos will not die off before 2016, having survived the pogrom of Biafra and all subsequent annihiliation-schemes of past and present tribalistic anti-Igbo Nigerian governments. Ohaneze should recoil into a bunker and continue to fine-tune and strategize on how to make 2016 a reality for the Igbo dream of a Nigerian president. As a starter, Ohanaeze should get a few select candidates, vet them and start grooming them for presentation to Nigeria come 2016, as a consensus Igbo candidate for president. Ohaneze should avoid the fate which befell them during the last PDP chairmanship tussle when there were over twenty-eight (28) Igbo candidates for the job which once again, forced the other Nigerians to impose Vincent Ogbulafor on the Igbo as their Igbo chairman of the PDP. Once beaten twice shy - fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. As for possible candidates to shortlist for the job, Ohaneze should look at and consider for positioning, as Icheokudotcom recommends, Orji Uzor-Kalu, Ken Nnamani and Andy Uba for reasons already adduced in prior postings herein and we shall gladly meet in a fora to further canvass our position, if asked. So which way Ohanaeze?

1 comment:

Chukwuemeka Okeke said...

Ndewo Ichoku, you have well spoken. But can Ndigbo realize that jonathan's unmerited ambition was an under-cover by obasanjo and his anti-Igbo cohorts to deny Ndigbo an opportunity awaiting us come 2016 through their anti-zoning advocacy and by asking Goodluck Jonathan to declare under PDP? It must be revealed that because obasanjo and his cohorts know for sure that if zoning was allowed to uphold, then the chances of Igbo man becoming a president in 2016 was quite bright. This is why obasanjo and his anti-Igbo leutenants are bent on making sure that they use Goodluck Jonathan to create an atmosphere that would produce a discordant tone for Igbo man's chances to become bleak come 2016. This is why every right thinking Igbo man must support zoning and ask Jonathan to jettison his ambition. If we want to be honest to ourselves, Jonathan's declaration under PDP was wrong. Agreed, as a citizen, Jonathan has the right to contest but not the right to contest under PDP because of the zoning agreement that was binding on him. The next 4 years belong to the north and ought to be given to them. Jonathan's insistence to contest under PDP simply amounted to betrayal and cheating. This is not fair in the sight of God. And Ndigbo do not need a prophet to prophesy unto them that there are unseen hand writings on the wall. Our enemies simply want to use Jonathan to the tide against us. Jonathan's declaration and eventual emergence as the president-elect is most likely to breed some kind of anarchy and increase the tempo of hatred between the north and south. So Jonathan must NOT be allowed to use his myopic-ness and chicken sense to destabilize the peace and unity of our nation. I repeat, if Ndigbo supports Jonathan, it all means we have demonstrated support for "no more zoning agenda". Ndigbo must be told that the very idea behind all the noise to jettison zoning was no other than a secret master-mind by anti-Igbo proponents aimed at denying Igbo man his own presidential cnance in 2016. Ndigbo must remember that politics has a lot to do with numbers, and that the whole of south put together cannot rival 3/4 of the north. The north has an added advantage of one language structure which we do not have down south. I bet that when power returns to the north, all the tivs, jukuns, igbiras will quickly adjust and tie back to the north. Ndigbo must also have it in mind that by the time power goes back to the north after Jonathan under no zoning circumstance, believe you me, no person from either the south-east, south-west or south south would ever smell presidency seat, at least for the next one hundred years. The best option for Igbo man is to insist on zoning and support any credible candidate from the north. By this, anti-Igbo secret agenda being sponsored through Jonathan's inordinate ambition could be effectively check-mated. A stroke of cane is sufficient for the wise.