DAPHINE CARUANA GALIZIA MURDER: UNACCEPTABLE.

DAPHINE CARUANA GALIZIA MURDER: UNACCEPTABLE

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.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

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.


IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!

IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!
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.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
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.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“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.

BIAFRA CANNOT BE WISHED AWAY BY THE FULANI/HAUSAS

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ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"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


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

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.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"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 PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"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.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

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.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
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.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"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.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

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.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"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


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“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

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"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)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“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, January 1, 2009

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, SHOULD FACE FIRING SQUAD?

How much is really too much and enough to make Nigerians so mad to call for rendering of account by the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo? It is shocking and disheartening that despite all the atrocities Olusegun Obasanjo committed while in office, he is still cockily walking the grounds of Nigeria a free-man? What then challenges the moral fiber of a Nigerian when such a maniacal disaster as Olusegun Obasanjo could not be brought to account for his stewardship amidst a mountain of evidence of his culpability?
As the president cum oil/petroleum minister of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo's hold on the Nigerian economy was so enormous that Icheoku says he is solely responsible for all that went awry with Nigeria including the plummeting value of the Naira which went from 75 Naira to a dollar in 1999 to the over 148 Naira per dollar when he was forced out of his third term dream land in 2007. His regime's sanctioned numerous assassinations and political murders does not help with mitigation at all in the "guilty as charged" verdict by many Nigerians on Olusegun Obasanjo. Now the mother of all Olusegun Obasanjo's litany of corruption has been unearthed - he awarded several oil-blocks worth several millions of dollars to some thirty-eight (38) unregistered firms during his ignominious regime. Holly macro! And Nigerians are still waiting? What for and what other evidence is needed before this medicine man of Otta is tied to the stake and shot for economic sabotage and crimes against Nigerians? The Odi and Zaki Ibiam communities in Bayelsa and Benue States, respectively, massacres carried out by his regime is substantive in this effort too. When the cession of Nigeria's Bakassi to Cameroon is added to the trachea of Obasanjo's crimes, then may be, his head will be delivered hoisted in a stake and paraded in a macabre-style at the Eagle square in Abuja. This Olusegun Obasanjo is a bastard son of a bastard father whose mother is a whore and does not deserve to live a free man in Nigeria. What example is his continued freedom showing to the rest of Nigerian leaders - that it is ok to be a very corrupt tyrant, provided you choose a stooge to succeed you, if forced out of office? Any Nigeria not enraged by Olusegun Obsaanjo's continued freedom, after all the ills that he perpetrated on Nigerians while in office, is either part of the reason why Nigeria is stunted all these years since her independence or is completely insane! How can it be that this army mechanic from Otta should be allowed to get away with all that he visited upon Nigerians during his reign? It really smells bad. What a putrid scumbag, Olusegun Obasanjo is?
This earth-quaking revelation that 38 oil companies, that were not even registered, won interests in 23 oil blocks during the 2005 oil-blocks bids exercise under the infamous Olusegun Obasanjo regime is mind-numbing indeed. A report by the Nigeria House of Representatives ad hoc committee that probed the oil sector from 1999 to 2007 (Obasanjo presidency) also showed that $2,629,275,667 was realised as signature bonus through the sale of additional 36 oil blocks during the bid rounds and have not been duly accounted for. The committee went frther to criticise President Olusegun Obasanjo who was also the then minister of petroleum for all these discrepancies. It was also established that companies that did not even register for the bid process were pre-qualified, and eventually awarded blocks in clear violation of both the Internal Memorandum and the Guidelines of the exercise under the supervision and order and approval of Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo, while in office came up with a "clever by half" initiative to entice National Oil Companies (NOCs) from Asia including China, Taiwan, India and South Korea to acquire oil blocks for the first time in Nigeria. These Asian National Oil Companies (ANOCs) were given the Right of First Refusal (RFR) and discounted signature bonuses on a number of oil blocks in return for their commitment to invest in downstream and infrastructure projects in Nigeria to the sum of US$20 billion. In short Olusegun Obasanjo battered Nigeria's oil and gas for some promised investments.
A research carried out by Dr. Lillian Wong, an Associate Fellow in Africa Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House London titled, "The Impact of Asian National Oil Companies in Africa", concluded that Obasanjo's messy oil deals were initiated to generate funds for his failed Third Term Agenda. "According to Dr. Wong, "There are credible reports of large sums paid to Obasanjo to support an extension of his tenure by certain beneficiaries (who will remain nameless) of the oil-for-infrastructure deals. Further, it is also believed that officials who negotiated the deals compromised the arrangement by putting personal profit above the national interest". The researcher opined that the recent decision by Yar'Adua-led government to revise the guidelines for oil block allocation, has put a spanner in Olusegun Obasanjo's stated grand-design to achieve a "development dividend" through the oil-for-infrastructure scheme with ANOCs; which it would appear, has now "fallen apart". As a result numerous projects attached to the deal has been cancelled including the Korean gas pipeline projects and the Lagos-Kano railway contract with China. This cancellation has now made the total sum of US$20 billion of investment promised by the ANOCs in 2005/2006 to be at risk." It would be recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had also in addition, acted as the executive minister of Petroleum throughout his tenure. All decisions on the sector solely emanated from him being the absolute dictator he tired to be. Also the NNPC and the Department of Petroleum Resources, responsible for organising licensing rounds which is supposed to be the controlling organs in charge, acted on Obasanjo's directives only.

Reading what one commentator wrote about Nigeria, every sane Nigerian should demand for an immediate panacea to Nigeria's problems, irrespective of the price. According to this narrative, "Nigeria is a very dangerous country to live in. And I am beginning to be truly afraid. I am not talking about armed robbery, assassinations, murder, epileptic power supply and all others of our well known troubles. My worry this morning is the creeping herd mentality I am seeing in this country. You will agree with me that a country where every body thinks the same way; acts the same way and where no one appears to have the courage to be different, is a very dangerous country to live in indeed. If things continue the way they are today, I am afraid I may soon become an émigré! With this kind of referral, what NNigeria needs to do is take a very drastic burnishing measure to try and shore up its fast-evaporating image. Icheoku says that a good place to start is to tie Olusegun Obasanjo at the stake and send some hot-lead right into him; for all that he did wrong in Nigeria during his reign of infamy. This will truly go a very long way in making the crooked road once again straight in Nigeria. By such a courageous display of zero-tolerance for tyranny, Nigerians will have a reason to hope again. So President Umaru Yar'Adua, can you keep hope alive in the new year with the arrest, trial and possible execution of Olusegun Obasanjo for his crimes against humanity, the massacres of Odi and Zaki Ibiam and for his unbridled corruption and wrongful enrichment. Nigerians are looking for a deterrent, they get it and case closed! This will be the best New Year present for Nigerians, Mr President! So lets welcome 2009!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Power Probe: Reps Want Obasanjo, Imoke, Agagu, Others Investigated
By Our Correspondent

The Ndudi Elumelu-led House of Representatives Committee that undertook the power sector probe may have asked the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate some key officials in former President Olusegun Obasanjo's administration over their roles in the expenditure of about $25.28 billion (about N332.43 Billion) in the execution of various projects under the controversial National Integrated Power Programme (NIPP).

Snippets from the committee's report, which is still pending before the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly, revealed that if the lawmakers' recommendations are accepted at the end of deliberations, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, his Minister of Power and Steel, Senator Liyel Imoke, and Minister of State (Energy), Abdulhamed Ahmed, may be invited for questioning over how a whooping sum of $l3.28 billion, along with unfunded commitments to the tune of over $l2 billion, was expended on the power sector during their tenure.

The committee, which said it uncovered during the course of its assignment "strange things (that) happened in the power sector during the period, frowned seriously at several instances of financial, technical and legal irregularities in the award and execution of contracts.

Said the report in its executive summary: "The most striking revelation was (the) flagrant disregard of Sections 80 (3) and (4) of the l999 Constitution which states clearly: (3) No moneys shall be withdrawn from any Federal fund other than the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, unless the issue of those money has been authorised by an Act of the National Assembly.

"(4) No moneys shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund or any other public fund of the Federation except in the manner prescribed by the National Assembly."

It cited the reckless abuse of executive power through the flagrant granting of due process waivers on the disbursement of payments to project contractors under the dubious justification to "fast-track" completion of the projects, pointing out that rather facilitate completion of the projects as envisaged, the action became the major plank for payments to non-performing contractors and consultants at the nation's expense.

Identifying the trio as the major culprits, he committee recommended that they be "thoroughly investigated by appropriate agencies for economic sabotage to the country."

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo is a political robber – Soyinka

You also said that President Yar’Adua is continuing Obasanjo’s undemocratic mentality. Was Obasanjo that bad? Would you sincerely say he was the worst thing that ever happened to Nigeria?
You are asking me to speak in hyperbole and I want to avoid it. I want to be as plain as possible. All I would say about Obasanjo (apart from that, I don’t really enjoy speaking it) is that he inflicted a wound on democracy in this nation, which will take years and years to heal. He was the most blatant rubbisher of the judiciary. He flouted judiciary decisions as if there was no consequence. He ruled outside the law. He is responsible for certain military excess during his reign. Remember Odi. Remember Zaki-Ibiam. He encouraged the police in their brutality towards the civil populace. It was under Obasanjo that civilians including women marching in solidarity with bereaved mothers to remember the plane crash victims were actually tear-gassed and batoned.

Beyond the grunt of, what a pity, this happened, we didn’t see any disciplining of the police with that outrageous act of abomination against freedom of movement. Colonial laws were used with impunity by the police even after the court had pronounced them to be totally non-viable and illegal. It was under Obasanjo that Anambra was sacked. The state organs and institutions were torched and burnt and the whole place handed over to thugs for over two days with the police doing absolutely nothing; innumerable anti-democratic even sordid acts. He consecrated thugs. He danced with thugs. He praised known thugs. He handed over states to thugs like Oyo State. I mean, where does one begin, where does one end? This is one of the reasons I say we must try this fellow. He must be put on public trial in order for people to know the extent of political trauma that he inflicted on the nation.

Now that there is no apparent move to probe that regime, what do you suggest?
This is what we are talking about. This is one of the projects of the Civic Forum: to put Obasajo on trial the same way Sani Abacha was put on trial in London by the opposition which invited jurists to actually preside over the case and present the case from the other side. We brought to London witnesses from Nigeria. Some came through NADECO, some came directly the same way as we had the trial for Omar Bashir, the president of Sudan for crimes against humanity in New York right opposite the United Nations building. These are symbolic trials but they are instructional trials. It’s a question of setting up a people’s court and letting witnesses come forward and give their testimonies and the other side be invited to respond to them. This nation desperately needs that kind of exercise. We’ve got to establish that tradition; that culture of public trial.

You called this same former President Obasanjo a chief robber. Don’t you think you were too harsh at that?
Political robber, I mean. He masterminded the greatest electoral robbery this nation has ever witnessed.

Anonymous said...

I am hot in my belly to leave a nasty comment on a site like this. But because Christ lives in me, I hold back. I will rather say, you need to research more before you come out with a definite action plan as loud as you have written on Obj. Compare OBJ and Ojukwu and let us know who is better? Please know that if we in the South West do not reply your provocations (Icheokwu or whatever you call yourself) it is not for lack of what to say, but for our perseverance and tolerance hoping that in due time you will come to see the light as we saw hundreds of years back. Remember that we have history that you cannot boast of. None theless this is not to say that we or I believe this view of your is for the entire eastern block, far from it. I know a number of die hard OBJ supporters from the East including older and wiser members of Ohanaeze. This is May 2009, you have seen the economy and political land scape of the country what then do ou have to say about eh Obj REGIME? Please forget the comments of Prof. Soyinka on this for he is not qualified to make valid comments on politics and economy as a professor of Literature. I wil stop here, dear fellow Nigerian. I know you will/may not publish this comment. It is however at your peril for your site will never grow. evidences about that this is a very subjective site, on this blog posted since january no new comments, recommendation or whatever,,, good luck in your future endeavour Mr. Icheokwu....