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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

JONATHAN GOODLUCK, NO FURTHER AUTHORISATION IS NEEDED TO ACT?

Icheoku says, Nigerian Federal High Court Judge Daniel Abutu is right that 'the vice president does not need any further authorisation or additional permission to step in and act for an indisposed, incapacitated and otherwise unavailable president. The vice president ran for election and was elected alongside the now indisposed President Umaru Yar'Adua, on the same platform and co-footing, so he already has the required necessary authority and grundnorm to continue where the sick president petered off.
A vice president is factually speaking, a president in the waiting; and should anything happen to the president as to make him unavailable, the vice president automatically steps in to hold fort for the president, pending his final recovery or permanent incapacitation.
Vice President Jonathan Ebelechuku Goodluck was duly elected and sworn in as Nigeria's vice president and so, does not need any additional election, swearing in or a specific authorisation or permission to step in and do the job for which he became a vice president. The single most important reason for the creation of the office of the vice president in the first place, is to ensure continuity and never to in any event otherwise leave the office of the president vacant. That reason has now arisen and the vice president should have, immediately upon the president's medical escape to Saudi Arabia, proactively assumed the role of the president. That way, all these adumbration on the need for 'a specific letter from a president, who probably is no longer cognitive enough to even articulate his thoughts on a piece of paper, transfering his duties, before the vice president could act; would have since become mute. So in a somewhat ironical context, Vice President Jonathan Goodluck contributed to the current political impasse in the land.
Vice President Goodluck is culpable in allowing the situation to degenerate into the near hysteria it has become today, without initially nipping it on the board by asserting himself on day one of President Umaru Yar'Adua's absence and clearly spelling out who is in charge. The problem presently militating against Nigeria with the extended absence of President Umaru Yar'Adua and the refusal or inability of the vice president to assert himself and govern, is that former despotic Nigerian President Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo cursed Nigeria with the gift of both a sick president and a vice president who is both docile and timid! A vice president who would sheepishly wait on the fence, indecisive as to what his next steps should be and too ignorant to appreciate the fact, that destiny has already entrusted him with a golden opportunity to become Nigeria's president even without ever working for it? What they call 'on a platter of gold?' Were it Abubakar Atiku that was so handsomely bestowed, he would have since been sworn in as Nigeria's president whether or not anybody likes it? Were it Peter Odili, the same result as Atiku's would have been recorded and same is true with people like Orji Uzor-Kalu, Bola Tinubu, James Ibori, Alamseigha, Abubakar Rimi etc? But in Abuja is a vice president who is too constrained by his make-up and apparent apathy, to take on such big issue as Nigeria's presidency; and would rather remain behind the scene, playing the second fiddle in his role as the vice president?
But what does any Nigerian expect from an academia who Olusegun Obasanjo poached from his teaching job at the University and speedily processed through the Nigeria political mill, in a rather too fast and too easy manner, leaving him unseasoned and not fully prepared for the deathly big-boys game called Nigerian politics? From his university lecturer job he was made a deputy governor and then a governor before his present promotion to a vice president; and all within such his short period in politics, less than a decade, which is somewhat a feat in Nigerian political terrain. Vice President Jonathan Goodluck is possibly being hounded by his high intellectual and cultured personality, a lone ranger amidst the band of brigands which are Nigerian politicians; and seems now trapped between a rock and a hard place. Put in another way, he may be too good to play the dirty game of politics, atypical of the treacherous Nigerian political terrain. Suspended between the moral dilema of fear of being accused of being too ambitious and not loyal to a sick president and the current outrage of being accused of being too weak to act in the stead of an indisposed president?
Icheoku says all these litigation to effect a Vice President Jonathan Goodluck's 'elevation' to the position of an 'acting president' is rather presumptuous since he automatically stands so elevated to act for a 'missing' or medically-indisposed President Umaru Yar'Adua. So legally, politicially, customary and otherwise technically speaking, the matter of his 'promotion' is mute; because it comes naturally and automatically with the office of the vice president with respect to an unavailable president. Therefore there is no question needing a judicial interpretation or intervention in the matter of Vice President Jonathan Goodluck acting for indisposed President Umaru Yar'Adua. What if the president had died or is in a medical comatose and cannot even write a letter of transfer of duties, will Nigerians then have to wait for his ebentual turn-around, no matter how long it takes, before the vice president can then act on his behalf? The whole situation appears to have been orchestrated by a cabal bent on creating unreasonable tension in the land and perhaps force the hands of the military to intervene to save the day and peradventure appoint them into very luscious offices, where they can continue the merry-go-round of bilking and milking a Nigeria in limbo?
If however, as some people have suggested, Vice President Jonathan Goodluck is afraid of assassination and is being hindered by that thought in refusing to fully assume the acting role of a president, Icheoku says, he probably is not the fit and proper person to lead the country and as its commander in chief? A person who is not ready to die for a cause as important as leading a nation might as well not be given the opportunity to occupy that office. This apparent reluctance by Jonathan Goodluck to fully assert himself is rather a creation of his unpreparedness for the big league office of Nigeria's presidency. Whether or not Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution specifically insist that the vice president has to be formally authorised by the president to act for him. in his absence. should not be the only controlling factor here; but the good of a Nigeria tethering so dangerously on a cliff? What if the authorising president is too incapacitated to so authorise or obstinately, out of sheer selfishness, refuses to let Nigeria's wheel continue to churn in his absence? Does it mean that he would be allowed to hold the country hostage to his sickness and for how ever long it takes him to recover or give up the ghost? It does not make sense and fails to explain the inarticulate failure of Jonathan Goodluck to do what is expected of his office in this time, to step in and act for an unavailable President Umaru Yar'Adua. In any other event, there should have been other provisions made, just like when the incoming chief justice had to be sworn in by the retiring chief judge instead of the constitutionally provided president, who is medically unavailable? So why must an ordinary letter play such a big role here with regard to the vice president discharging his duties as an acting president? If only Jonathan Goodluck had made a bold move and thwarted all these stupidity and apparent conspiracy to suppress his rise to meet with his destiny. Maybe, his being somewhat more audacious and assertive was all that was needed for him to fully graduate to Nigeria's president, now that destiny calls?
Icheoku agrees also intoto with the former Oyo State governor, Lam Adesina that "in other civilized countries, whenever the President or a governor is unavailable, his deputy steps in automatically; and that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be held responsible for the seeming constitutional crisis in the country?' According to the former governor, Obasanjo knew that Yar'Adua was sickly and yet deliberately imposed him on Nigeria as president, to lead a country which even a much strong and healthy man like Obasanjo himself could not successfully lead?' In his final submission, "former President Obasanjo programmed the crisis. Obasanjo wanted a deadlock, which he thought will happen before the (2007) election, but God said no to shame him. But today we are back to the same thing that Obasanjo wanted. This is the reason the North didn’t want Jonathan to be there because they felt that this was what Obasanjo programmed. Obasanjo all the while wanted a South-South President to succeed him, but when the Northerners closed in on him, he suddenly changed gear and settled for a sickly Yar’Adua.” Icheoku says, former Governor Lam Adesina of Oyo State spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; and so let Nigerians and Vice President Jonathan Goodluck specifically, hear him and act accordingly.
One other source claimed that the vice president is a company-man, who understands how the power game is structured and how it is played? Icheoku says, majority of Nigerians are not convinced with this assertion as they are yet to see any evidence to that effect. Further, it would seem even unconstitutional for anyone to move the court to commit an unconstitutional act - to make a declaration which it is not legally authorised to make; that Jonathan Goodluck is now the acting president? Why would a court make an order which has no basis in fact and/or in law to make, since Jonathan Goodluck is already a vice president, a stone-throw away to the president and should, as required, step in suo moto to act on behalf of an incapacitated president. There is really no issue here for the court to determine or adjudicate; or any desired result to achieve, by moving the court to declare Jonathan an acting president since by virtue of his office, he became the acting president the day President Umaru Yar'Adua became hospitalized and no longer available to act as Nigeria's president? The court does not make presidents, with due respect to the saga of Gore v. Bush 2000 in the united States of America, where its Supreme Court's intervention resulted in a Bush presidency? That was simply an exception and abberation; so all Vice President Jonathan Goodluck need to do, is to wake up, firm up and courageously exercise the duties of the office of the president, on behalf of his out of commission President Umaru Yar'Adua. This will put to rest all the heat so far generated and consuming the polity known as Nigeria and hopefully will sustain Nigeria, pending next election of 2011.

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