"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.


"This election is a generational choice about what kind of country we will be. Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. Yesterday is over -- and we're never going back." - Senator Marco Rubio, Republican Party's presidential candidate aspirant.

Icheoku asks where was this guy when his American government backed Nigeria's own version of a very yesterday person, Muhammadu Buhari, to become the newly elected president of Nigeria? Does it mean that what is good for America, cannot be good for Nigeria or that Nigeria is only good for a yesterday's man while America cannot afford to take chances with a yesterday's woman, coming back from the past to pretend to take them to the future? Icheoku queries what type of champion for the working masses does this Hillary want to be anyway which waited till this time to effervescence. But hey, the silly season of campaign politics is nearly here with politicians rearing and ready to go; and pretty very soon America will be inundated by people promising paradise on earth and only to forget they made such promises as soon as they are sworn in. But this Marco Rubio, is a very, very, long shot at clinching the Republican ticket, admitted he stands a chance at a veepee slot. But Icheoku likes his lines though. Salute!


"Oba Akiolu ought to have realized that the Electoral Act has not conferred powers on any traditional ruler or any other authority to sanction anyone for voting for a candidate of his or her choice in any election conducted in Nigeria. After all, before the just concluded presidential election the Oba adduced reasons why he could not endorse the presidential candidate of the APC, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd.). He was not harassed or intimidated for exercising his freedom of choice. Since the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended has banned any form of hate campaign the Oba is advised to withdraw the threat credited to him and apologize publicly to the Igbo people without any delay.” - Femi Falana, SAN.


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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Luckily for mankind, he showed the dark-stuff he is made of early enough, before the state of Massachusetts could license him, wherein he would have "legally" carried out his perversion under the guise of "lost" patients? His name, Philip Markoff and he killed a masseuse, Julissa Brisman of New York? A 2007 graduate of State University of New York at Albany, Philip was just 23 years old and already in medical school, second year at Boston University?

Ironically, before his dark-side took over his senses and motors, Philip was planning a wedding this summer to his fiancee, whom he was with when the police arrested him? Icheoku says what an irony of life that a young man planning to marry a young woman, turned out to be a killer of another young woman?
His dark-side reveals a serial criminal who targeted women who were offering erotic services through Craigslist; this is how he became known as "The Craigslist Killer"! One of these women, he has now been accused of killing and also suspected of robbing and tying up another? According to the District Attorney, "This was a brutal, vicious crime — savage, and it shows Philip Markoff is a man who is willing to take advantage of women, to hurt them, to beat them, to rob them, he probably thought he was going to get away with it. He thought he was too smart for us."
Philip Markoff was charged with murder, kidnapping and armed robbery in the killing of Julissa Brisman, 26, of New York City, who was found dead April 14, 2009 in a Boston hotel; after being bashed in the head and shot three times at close range, including once through the heart? A semiautomatic gun, duct tape and other restraints were recovered as evidence from his apartment which he shared with his fiancee in Quincy, about 10 miles south of Boston?

It would appear that Philip is from a well-heeled off family; his grandfather is a lawyer and he went straight to medical school from university? According to one shocked neighbour, "He was smart. He carried himself well. He was clean, a good-looking guy, he seemed like the type that would have it all. It doesn't make sense." Icheoku says, William Shakespeare is once again right on the money, as Philip Markoff has once again, proved that there is no reading of the mind's construction by the face! A caveat however, provided he did it! Is that understood?

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