"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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


In the spirit of current effort at re-branding Nigeria, some Nigerian 419 operators recently targeted the British Justice Secretary, Jack Straw? What a way not to re-brand Nigeria and someone still says Dora Akunyili will succeed with her planned make-over of Nigeria? Where does this effort at re-branding Nigeria, really start? From a president who did not win an election but was imposed on the country by a cabal or a criminal 419 operator who is still scheming his next victim? And it does not matter whether the next victim is the chief law enforcement officer of the United Kingdom? Icheoku says, we do not envy Dora Akunyili as she is between a rock and a hard place in this her improbable effort to make Nigeria, lovable once again.

According to sources, some Nigerian 419 criminal fraudsters sent out several hundreds of e-mails in the name of the Justice Secretary, asking for some money. The e-mails claimed Jack Straw had lost his wallet while on a charity-work mission in Africa and needed just $3,500 US dollars to enable him get back to London. The message read, "I would like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently to settle my hotel bills and get myself back home ". Such messages headed the Right Hon Jack Straw MP were sent to several council bosses, government chiefs as well as other British citizens. Secretary Straw confirmed that such e-mails were sent to a "significant number of people" in his address book but he said there were no security issues as it was his Blackburn e-mail address rather than his ministerial account that was compromised. According to him, "I started getting phone calls from various constituents asking if I was really in Nigeria needing 3,000 dollars. It was an issue for constituents, not the government".
Icheoku says, whoever falls victim to such idiocy is an imbecile, knowing that there are channels for the Justice Secretary to re-coupe, assuming he is stranded while on foreign mission, other than letter for help to the British public. What is the British embassy in Nigeria or the Office of Foreign Relations in London doing, when a mere phone call or personal visit would have solved whatever financial difficulty the alleged loss of a wallet could have brought upon the Secretary? More-so, such a high State official does not personally pay for his affairs while on official state matters and the whole scam would have been disregarded but in order to throw additional searchlight on Nigeria's effort at re-branding? Even the Secretary acknowledged the stupidity of the emails, when he said "But I think it was so obviously ridiculous that I could go off trekking in Africa and I would lose my wallet." Icheoku says, these Nigerian criminal 419 operators should at least research their ploys better, to know that an official of state such as the British Justice Secretary has avenues of recouping a loss rather than an open letter to the British public. What a hydra-headed dumb and dumber these Nigerian 419 criminals are? With so many such similarly situated Nigerians still out there to prey on unsuspecting victims, Dora Akunyili has a very steep hill to climb with this her re-branding of Nigeria effort!

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Straw, hackers and the rebranding Nigeria project
By Juliet Bumah and Abimbola Adelakun
Published: Thursday, 5 Mar 2009
For the minister of Information and Communication, Prof. Dora Akunyili, her efforts to improve Nigeria‘s image in the eyes of the international community may have suffered a setback. With the allegation that the people who hacked into the e-mail of UK Justice Secretary, Mr. Jack Straw, are Nigerians, it seems to be one step forward and several steps backward for the energetic minister.

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According to a report by Alexandra Topping published in, on Wednesday 25 February 2009 titled, Jack Straw falls victim to Nigerian Internet hackers, ”…a gang of Nigerian Internet hackers had sent hundreds of emails to Blackburn MP‘s contacts, claiming that he had lost his wallet while on charity work in Africa and was in need of $3,000 (£2,000) to get home.”

It is really funny that the Internet fraudsters would choose Mr. Straw as their victim because in 2001 when he was the Home Secretary, he put together the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit to curtail the activities of Internet hackers. Though these faceless criminals who tried to swindle Mr. Straw may not have this information, it is also possible that they did it to show him that no e-mail is impregnable.

But then, up till now, there has been no official report on who the hackers are or the evidence to support that they are actually Nigerians, yet the story is being brandished all over the Internet, an attestation to the latest ingenuity of Nigerians - people who have been mislabeled as fraudsters and their country as a home of chicanery.

It would be even worse to ask the UK to produce evidence that the hackers were Nigerians and have it turn out that they are right after all. Needless to say, we will be embarrassed as a nation.

One thing, however, Internet hacking is not a new thing. In fact, a man like Straw should know that the Internet is a public and unsafe space and it can be hacked into by anyone who has the skills and the patience to do so. Nigerians are not the only ones who are into hacking. All over the world, there are incidences of hacking and Nigeria does even come up high on the world hacking ratings.

One thing that is worrisome about this, however, is that the hackers were not doing this to prove a point like many a psychopath has done. It was not meant to show the man who wanted to crack down on Internet hackers that he needs to buckle up efforts. Rather, it was to raise money - typical of the Nigerian yahoo yahoo boys. Unfortunately for the hackers, however, nobody had come to the aid of Straw until the bubble burst.

Perhaps, the approach of the fraudsters made people to think they are of Nigerian stock because the hackers mistook their culture for the white man‘s. In Nigeria, and Africa by extension, if one lands into trouble that needs a bailout, the first thing you think of is to look for a kinsman. It doesn‘t matter if the person has his own financial troubles, he looks for the money to get a brother out of the woods. In the UK, your problem is primarily yours and you are the best person to get you out. In an instance such as getting stranded in another country, the Justice Secretary, who was said to be in Nigeria for a project titled Empowering Youth to Fight Racism would have known better than to solicit personal loans from friends and constituents. The e-mail was said to have come under the official heading: The Right Hon Jack Straw MP and reads thus: ”I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept. I would like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently to settle my hotel bills and get myself back home.”

Of course, his constituents called to confirm the veracity of the story only to find it was a hoax. Even with all their hacking sense, the yahoo yahoo boys goofed.

This latest act, allegedly by Nigerian boys, has been hyped over the Internet and the foreign media as if hacking is a feat only Nigerians have achieved. Even though activities of hackers are common and can be carried out by anyone with skills, the foreign media touts the ‘Nigerian‘ identity of the hackers so self righteously, even though no evidence has been provided to confirm this. This, no doubt, will set back Akunyili‘s rebranding project by many paces whether she agrees or not.

Imagine if millions of naira had already been expended on the rebrand Nigeria project and this happens, do we need further evidence to prove that we will be made a laughing stock? Of course, the whole Nigerian reloaded or rebranded thing will not be believed for any reason. It seems that the foreign media is always quick to publish anything about us that does not look positive as proof of our being a retrogressive country and our fellow countrymen too will not stop supplying them with evidence. Yet, they will not hesitate to collect our advertising millions if we choose to rebrand on their medium.

The economic meltdown is partly as a result of unscrupulous activities carried on by Western businessmen but nobody is painting it to look like all their countrymen are crooks.

On the other hand, one should consider the yahoo yahoo boys and what they have been able to achieve with the minimum technology at their disposal. It is not clear whether they are based in Nigeria but if they are, then beyond hanging them for the crime of hacking, we should see it as a cry for help and attention. They must have skills, no doubt and it seems the only way recognition will come for them is through criminal activities. It is a shame, no doubt but a responsible government will take up this and find a better occupation for these yahoo hands. If they are allowed to continue like this, it is certain the whole country will not be able to contain the repercussions that will surely follow.