FEAR CONQUERS, THE BLUE STAYS PUT.

Icheoku says in the battle to free the Scots from their perpetual underdog position from England, fear won over pride. When it matter most to walk tall as an independent country among the comity of nations, the Scottish people chickened out. They scurried under the bed in trepidation, timidly accepting their fate that they are incapable of navigating the uncharted future of too many unknowns without big-brother England? Icheoku says the Scottish people were literally pulverized by fear of this and fear of that; and were convinced that they are too dumb to manage a future without England. A blitzkrieg marshaled by the NO campaigners with overreaching impetus from 10 Downing Street in the final hours of the campaign helped in no small way to seal the outcome.


Icheoku had no dog in the duel and acknowledged so earlier - that either way our palate for 18 year old Scotch would not be affected. Icheoku also said that in the event Scotland breaks away, provided Locness stays open for monster-hunt business and Dundee United still kicks the round leather, that Icheoku would as always still love Scotland. Now that the majority has spoken, maintaining that fear of the unknown is a safer bet to a brazen pursuit of pride in self governing, Icheoku cannot but congratulate the winners on their victory. To the losers, always remember that you are first Scottish and in protest just quaff down more of the golden liquid. Like in every contest, the YES campaigners successfully persuaded the undecided on the merits of remaining a united Kingdom entity. They also convinced these fence-sitters that the cost of mounting a sovereign Scottish blue flag is not a good trade-off for the doomsday scenario that freeing themselves from England would cascade on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and throughout the land. They won and the other guys lost.


Icheoku says congratulations Scotland on your cowardice or lack of courage induced NO vote; at least you were given the opportunity at self governance but passed. Icheoku wishes that so many other self-governance seeking nations throughout the world, including the people of Biafra, could similarly be so opportune. What is fear if not an induced state of mind, after all the great United States of America was once a colony of Britain? Icheoku says may the monarchy reign over you never abates. Long live United Kingdom, Long live the Monarchy!



EBOLA, WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG?

Once again all the doubters of the conspiracy theory surrounding the Ebola Virus Disease should now be assured that the journey has come full circle? Six months after the EVD has taken thousands of lives and a very big toll on the economy of the victim-countries, the American government has finally woken up and now ready to do something about it? Icheoku asks what took them this long?

America is known for rushing to the assistance of people in need within twenty-four notice - be it hurricane in the Phillippines or mudslide in Afghanistan or earthquake in some God forsaken part of the planet or even Evian Flu in Asia or Mesa Flu in Saudi Arabia; but Africa has been reeling under the scourge of Ebola for over six months now and suddenly, the mighty Yankees just remembered that some people in the jungle of Africa could use some help? Icheoku says it is all part of the agenda: - first Patrick Sawyer, an American, takes his deathly cargo to Nigeria on a mission? Then Western media, controlled by Americans, went to town crying fire in a crowded theater about the doomsday scenario that is ebola in Africa? From the blues came a vaccine out of San Diego, America, that could cure EVD, although a Spanish priest treated with the same vaccine died while the Americans survived? Several "infected" Nigerians equally survived and they never received this miracle-working American vaccine?

So after waiting in vain and nursing the disappointment that Patrick Sawyer's mission was not "accomplished", and seeing the Nigerian authorities declare triumphantly that the Ebola Virus Disease has been contained if not totally eradicated, they went back to the drawing board asking what happened with the plans to get something going in Africa's most populous country? The rest is now part of history.

Suddenly three thousand soldiers and few medical personnel are being sent to Africa to fight the EVD? Icheoku queries are these soldiers going to shoot or nuke ebola? Why soldiers instead of medical personnel? Icheoku asks why now? Why wait until after over two thousand Africans have been killed by this disease? Why now that Nigeria, to the surprise of the world, was able to manage and contain the EVD? Icheoku asks did plans to stir health crisis in African most populous country hit the brick wall and now another ploy disguised as aid must be put in the offing? Anyway, Icheoku urges the Nigerian authority not to accept this aid as they have no need for it any longer; moreso who knows the stuff hidden in the Trojan Horse aid package.

Ordinarily Icheoku is not usually a cynic, but paying closer attention to world's political economy and how certain objectives determine certain actions, it is increasingly becoming obvious that some things are just above certain pay grades. But one final advise to the Nigerian authorities, Icheoku urges them to be vigilant and watch closely before EVD would come back with a vengeance.


THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA TODAY - TUNDE BAKARE?

"The difference between the cinema and the church in Nigeria is that for the cinema you pay a gate fee before you enter but in the church, they let you come in before they take from you. Look at the population of people in church today and yet we have negligible righteousness in the country? So, something is wrong. I am not condemning what people are doing but if it is just a clever ploy to continue to control and manage people and get rich, then one day the people would say 'to your tent oh Israel.'" - Pastor Tunde Bakare. Icheoku says this pastor spoke for me and has possibly got a convert with his candid assessment of the 'casino royal' which all these churches have become in Nigeria. Just know the truth and the truth will set you free.


MARION GOTZE, THE MAN WHO SEALED IT FOR GERMANY.

MARION GOTZE, THE MAN WHO SEALED IT FOR GERMANY.
Icheoku says what an honor it is indeed to be so privileged to put the icing on the cake for one's country's World Cup win. Icheoku says congratulations to goal scorer Mario Gotze and his German national side for a well deserved victory over Argentina in the just concluded FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 finals. Germany is the new world cup champion, hurray!

DUTCH, WHEN A CHAMPION SETTLES FOR THIRD PLACE?

DUTCH, WHEN A CHAMPION SETTLES FOR THIRD PLACE?
Icheoku said it before and will say it again - Netherlands would have gone all the way to clinch the cup but for FIFA intervention and Icheoku stands to be corrected on this. Today they proved once again that they had the stuff champions are made of with their routing of host Brazil 3-0 and you wonder what a beautiful World Cup finals it would have been against Germany had FIFA's machination not so cruelly intervened. Anyway, their consolatory third place is not one of such cases where a half loaf is better than no loaf for Icheoku; and as a result Icheoku is not satisfied. The Dutch has been and remained Icheoku's favorite throughout the tournament and Icheoku will continue to believe they were forced out of the finals and no opinion can persuade otherwise. So long FIFA World Cup Brazil 2004 championship until Russia 2018; admitted Icheoku will tune in tomorrow to see how the finals is rigged. Congratulations Netherlanders, Ciao!

DUTCH LOSS, REGRETTABLE.

Icheoku says unfortunately we missed the mark and for this we are indeed very sorry for projecting a Netherlands win over Argentina as well as in the finals against Germany. Why the Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal did not bring in his penalty-kicks best keeping goalie, Tim Kral, is beyond everyone's imagination. What is done is done and the coach has his conscience to worry about on the real reason behind the unthinkable. Icheoku griefs the Dutch loss as avoidable. You may please scroll down to page one to read further analysis.

NETHERLANDS V. GERMANY - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 FINALS?

NETHERLANDS V. GERMANY - FIFA  WORLD CUP 2014 FINALS?
In the future of the FIFA World Cup 2014 championship holding in Brazil, Icheoku sees an all European championship final between Netherlands and Germany. Germany will defeat Brazil and Netherlands will defeat Messi and his boys during the semi finals resulting in an all European meet in the finals; following which Netherlands will emerge victorious. Icheoku remains steadfast in our projection that the Orange guys will carry the golden cup this 2014 and there is NO SHAKING in our conviction. Go DUTCH!

FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014, LETS PLAY SOCCER.

FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014, LETS PLAY SOCCER.
Icheoku tips Netherlands to win the cup - their performance against Spain in the opening and now Mexico, has irrevocably moved the process forward. Icheoku says 'Go DUTCH.'

CHIBOK ABDUCTION, BOKO HARAM OVERREACHES SELF.

CHIBOK ABDUCTION, BOKO HARAM OVERREACHES SELF.
To the kidnapped young school girls of Chibok, Icheoku says the world has heard your plight and is coming to your rescue, just hang in there. FYI:- Please you may scroll down for full commentary on this.

MADIBA, IN MEMORIAM

MADIBA, IN MEMORIAM
Icheoku says he made today's reality in South Africa possible, RIP Nelson Mandela.

GUITAR HERO, NIGERIA GUITAR PLAYING PRESIDENT.

GUITAR HERO, NIGERIA GUITAR PLAYING PRESIDENT.
Icheoku says President Bill Clinton played the saxophone; President GW Bush played and danced to the beat of African drums; President Barack Obama sang Al Green's Lets Stay Together; President Olusegun Obasanjo danced PSY's Gangnam Style; and even Madam Secretary of State Albright danced to Macarena and the other Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also danced some South African tunes too. Now President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria just strung the guitar. Icheoku says whats up with all these presidents showing us the lighter side of themselves and displaying inert talents which duties of the state had somehow made redundant. Icheoku says the world especially Nigerians can use the million Naira smile on their President Jonathan's face. A country almost over-heating from stress of every kind can sure find some uplifting from their smiley president. Icheoku says GOOD for the country.

VLADIMIR AND LYUDMILA, NO LONGER AN ITEM!

VLADIMIR AND LYUDMILA, NO LONGER AN ITEM!
Icheoku says what mother Russia had put together, unbridled licentiousness and loneliness has put asunder; and so it is that the fabled strong man of Russia became a weakling on the home front and was not man enough to do what it takes to keep his home safe and secured. Russia's President Vladimir and First Lady Lyudmila Putin's marriage have gone with the wind; its center did not hold as cravings for younger skirts by Vladimir have driven the older love interest over the cliff and she had to walk away. Icheoku says yet another evidence that marriage does not work, never worked and will never work except for those who live in denial and put a facade of happily ever after. Icheoku says to Vladimir and Lyudmila, happy trails.

OBASANJO, DESERVES TO BE CAGED - YAKASSI.

OBASANJO, DESERVES TO BE CAGED - YAKASSI.
"Whenever Obasanjo disagrees with a person, he will carry the fight to his place of worship, to his dining table and sometimes, he will even be fighting the person in his dream. He is unforgiving and his method of disagreement with people is sometimes a matter of life and death." - Tanko Yakassi; reacting to the recent outburst of Obasanjo in Dutse castigating President Jonathan for keeping him in the dog's house and away from calling the shots in Aso Rock. Icheoku adds, may be it is about time the Otta deity is arrested and tried for his numerous misdeeds during his presidency including the Halliburton scandal. Further, Obasanjo's membership of the PDP should be suspended since he is now more of a problem than a solution to the wellness of the party; which has increasingly become more apparent since he lost his third term bid to cling to power. But only if Icheoku were Jonathan and Jonathan were Icheoku?

ORAL SEX IS DANGEROUS, WARNS MICHAEL DOUGLAS?

ORAL SEX IS DANGEROUS, WARNS MICHAEL DOUGLAS?
Icheoku says the Surgeon General Michael Douglas has warned men to beware, pause and ponder before going downtown on their women. He spoke from experience having nearly died from throat cancer which he claimed resulted from his giving too much head to his women. Icheoku wonders which of his women gave him the cutties. You may scroll down for further and fuller story on main page .............

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBERS, HEADED TO NEW YORK.

"We don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from Boston. We're just thankful that we didn't have to find out that answer." - Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York speaking on the Divine providence that stopped Boston Marathon bombers cold and prevented them from getting to New York to prosecute their terrorism act.

Icheoku says well put together Mayor and in a case where lack of desired answer was a preferred option.

However no one seems to acknowledge the hijacked guy, without whose cruel fate, those Boston Marathon bombers might still be on the run. Imagine a scenario where Boston operatives would have been looking for their suspects - "the dark-skinned" terrorists, while the real "fair-skinned" terrorists would be miles away in New York causing another mayhem. Thankfully a bad incident of a vehicle hijack led to the solving of such a heinous crime of no mean magnitude. As far as Icheoku is concerned, this guy is the real hero and deserves all the credits for solving the Boston Marathon crime and should get any and all available rewards thereto.

Also thanks to the technology of the IPhone and Mercedes' imbeded tracking devices which triangulated and honed operatives to the mad men of Russia from Dagestan Chechyna. The rest as they say, is now history and one lived in real time.

ORJI KALU SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE IGBO

“We are embarked on a big and noble dream borne out of the necessities of our history and the imperatives of our justice, equity and fair play. While our history is a proud, large, and significant imprint in Nigeria, the reality of our contemporary existence has been rendered small by the politics of the Nigerian republic. This time calls for self-assertion and Igbo people must rise and answer the challenges with one voice." - Orji Uzor Kalu, speaking on the imperativeness of a united Igbo front to take on the Nigeria project. Icheoku agrees intoto; has said it before and again says it that in Orji Uzor Kalu lies the destiny of Igbo people of Nigeria in the Nigeria project. Igbo people must put aside their base restiveness and political disfunctionalities and follow the leadership being provided by this accomplished son of Igboland, the only Igbo man who other stakeholders of Nigeria from other tribes and zones truly respect and listen to. Peradventure this Orji Uzor Kalu's opportunity to lead the Igbos out of their political doldrums and into the promised land would be lost; but Icheoku strongly counsels against that as such golden opportunity rarely strikes twice. Icheoku loves the courage of Orji Uzor Kalu and prays he succeeds with the "Njiko Igbo" project whether in 2015 or any other future time.

CHINUA ACHEBE DEAD AT 82, ADIEU.

CHINUA ACHEBE DEAD AT 82, ADIEU.
Icheoku mourns a true son of the land who happened on the stage when Nigeria was not prepared for his kind. Regrettably the world reknowned scholar died frustrated at the rot that is Nigeria and the unwillingness of the ruling elite to fix the broken. Icheoku says sleep well Chinua and may the Almighty reward you for at least trying by speaking up against the decadence. His internment is scheduled for May 23, 2013 at Ogidi Anambra State Nigeria. Icheoku says so long Chinualumogu.

QUOTE ON THE MARBLE.

"I know you have'nt been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong." - President Barack Hussein Obama counselling Mitt Romney.

MEDICORITY IS KILLING NIGERIA - CHINUA ACHEBE

"What has consistently escaped most Nigerians in this entire travesty is the fact that mediocrity destroys the very fabric of a country as surely as a war – ushering in all sorts of banality, ineptitude, corruption and debauchery. Nations enshrine mediocrity as their modus operandi, and create the fertile ground for the rise of tyrants and other base elements of the society, by silently assenting to the dismantling of systems of excellence because they do not immediately benefit one specific ethnic, racial, political, or special-interest group. That, in my humble opinion, is precisely where Nigeria finds itself today." - Professor Chinua Achebe, an excerpt from his latest literary work "There was a country." Icheoku adds, this is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; and anyone who does not like to hear the truth about the real and true situation on the ground in Nigeria should just jump off the bridge or like Zimbabwe's strongman Robert Mugabe would put it, go hang.

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.

A GOOD MAN IS A GOOD MAN - MADONNA

"I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim - though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don't care what religion Obama is - nor should anyone else in America." - MADONNA, the material girl explaining her reference to President Barack Obama as a "black Muslim?"

ABATI'S ODE TO JONATHAN, A RESPONSE.

"Yes, great minds like Abraham Lincoln, Mahtama Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Kwame Nkrumah made the world easier. Yet whatever they achieved was with plainness of approach, honesty and integrity. They were not attained with dourness and stupidity. They came out of a vibrant methodology and pragmatic visions. Jonathan lacks these qualities. Comparing the man Jonathan to these great minds is illusory and vain." - Dr Olusegun Fakoya

PUTIN, REHABILITATE YOURSELF


SACRIFICE IS THE KEY.

The safest place for the ship is the harbor but the ship is not made for the harbor; therefore to succeed, you must venture out of your comfort zone and mightily sacrifice.

OBAMA ON CHANGE

"You don't have to hide who you love to serve the country you love - military's don't ask, don't tell, is over. That is what the promised change is all about and we delivered." Icheoku says, just the truth Mr President and four more years to "That One" who really gets it.

NAGGING KILLS, COMMUNICATION SAVES !

Study has established that nagging is the shortest and surest route traveled to bring a marriage to a crashing end. It is even considered deadlier than infidelity and adultery put together; so couples you now know - if you want to end it asap, just let that trap of yours run afoul without ceasing. On the positive side, couples who render each other their ears enjoy marital bliss using the Faiss principles of "give and take and compromise" as their guiding light. So chose today how you want your union to go and then do what needs to be done to get there.

HIV/AIDS ALERT !

Beware, thirty four (34) million people live with HIV/AIDS world world; SCARY?


THANK GOD WE DO NOT LIVE THERE, IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA.

Do you know that ADULTERY is a death-penalty offense in Iran and that APOSTASY is also a death-penalty offense in Saudi Arabia? Be thankful for your freedom, those of you who are not confined in both enclaves, especially the Elliot Spitzers and Arnold Schwarzeneggers of this world; and should we add former President Clinton, except that those mullahs do not consider polishing the knob sexual enough to qualify as adulterous.

A WORD MADE FOR NIGERIA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS?

"What's the point of being in the government if you don't try to make things better, which means trying to change things." - Richard Holbrooke, speaking as it would seem to Nigerian government officials who usually go into government only to enrich themselves and not make things better for the people, period!

THE PROBLEM OF IGBO PEOPLE, IDENTIFIED!

"Listen when the song of the frog resounds from the marshes. Listen to what they have to say. It is good to come together. It is good to reach agreement. It is good to make the voices of many the single voice of all." - HRH Justice Eze Ozobu, citing the Battle of Herero as reference point to finding solution to Igbo peoples' problem of intractable dysfunctionalism.

His Royal Highness was analogizing the problems of rudderless adriftness, lack of a collective pursuit and single purposefulness as well as the absence of one identifiable leadership and/or spokesperson which are afflicting the Igbo people of Nigeria. According to this retired jurist and now traditional ruler of Owa Imezi community, Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria, for the Igbo nation to make any meaningful and serious political headway in Nigeria, they MUST first learn to become and fight their cause as an indivisible army of one. They must end being a motley of disorganized, noisy and often ignored mob-like people, each with his or her divergent, incoherent idea and agenda on how to move the process forward. Icheoku says with this pointy truth, this jurist has identified the single cause of Igbo peoples' problem and thus earned a place in the annals of Igbo history for pointing the light on the way forward for the Igbo nation. It is now left for the Igbo people to imbibe this message, a gospel truth. and learn to articulate and marshal their viewpoints as one indivisible and fully harmonized entity!

ICHEOKU SAYS, BEHOLD THE CARNAGE OF DOGO NAHAWA, JOS-NIGERIA!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

WWE UMAGA, DIES OF HEART-ATTACK!

Any avid watcher of the Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will like the swagger of Umaga, the Samoan Bulldozer! Unfortunately, the heavily tattooed 6'4, 350-lb. giant from Samoa is no more, he died of massive coronary embolism aka heart attack at Northwest Medical Center, a Houston Texas hospital on Friday, December 4, 2009. 'Umaga' whose real name is Eki Eddie Fatu was 36 years old.
'Umaga' was a member of the large Anoa’i and Fatu wrestling family of Samoa, who have influenced the business for several generations; a family which includes his cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who later left wrestling for Hollywood fame and has several movies to his credit.
Umaga was released from his WWE contract on June 8 2009 after he refused to go into rehabilitation following a second violation of the WWE’s no-drugs policy; in other words, he was a user which could have precipitated his heart condition leading his eventual death. His last known engagement was in Australia where he had gone as part of the “Hulkamania Tour” in Australia; an independent wrestling tour; only to return and suffer a heart attack and died as a result. His wife found him on Thursday night not breathing, with blood coming out of his nose and rushed him to the hospital but never made it out alive.
His death adds impetus to carry through President Barack Obama's health care reform so that many Americans and residents alike can have access to medical care. Umaga was part of the 33 million people in America without a health insurance which he can afford; and as a result only got to see a doctor when it was already too late! If only he had been to check-ups, may be he will still be alive to continue to provide the world of wrestling lovers some entertainment. Umaga now joins other recently departed WWE wrestlers including Canadian pro-wrestler Andrew Test Martin, Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Icheoku prays his massive soul rest in peace!

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