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.



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.


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.


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.


“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.




"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



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.



"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 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.



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.


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.


"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.

Monday, January 25, 2010


A survivor master-tactician-in-chief, the man who Icheoku admits, although most grudgingly and reluctantly, knows the weaknesses of the Nigerian state and how to beneficially exploit it. Despicable former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who twice have made two Nigerians presidents (Shagari and Yar'Adua) and himself, twice Nigerian head of state and president is once again causing political waves with his sudden call for his political-godson, the sick President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria to resign his office as president?
Admitted that politicians, often and most times, always use each other as disposable pawn in their political chess-game of survival; but we are particularly mollified with Olusegun Obasanjo's latest outburst in that he single-handedly imposed the sickly Umaru Yar'Adua on Nigeria, fully aware of his very poor state of health, only to now pretend otherwise, denying and feigning its ignorance? Icheoku hopes that Nigerians would see through the veil of the present dumping on President Umaru Yar'Adua by his erstwhile mentor Olusegun Olusegun; and interpret it for what it is - a somewhat belated attempt at self-exoneration and an underbelly Brutus stab? Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is a man with outlandish audacity, who understands Nigeria too well that he rides it with arrogant authority, fully aware that Nigerians are a gullible lot who can only bark but hardly bite? According to his present clever-by-half logic on its head, a bungled explanation of why he punished Nigeria with sick Yar'Adua, "he did not know that Umaru was that sick otherwise, he would not have 'appointed' him as Nigeria's president?" If we hear Obasanjo correctly, he owned up to 'appointing' Umaru Yar'Adua as Nigeria's president and Nigeria is supposed to be a practising democracy? That admission alone, his subjugation of democracy in Nigeria is more than enough for Nigerians to call for his head, as we have readily advocated and for a long time in this forum www.icheoku.com!
How dare this shameless incestuous pig from Otta deny knowledge of the generally acknowledged Umaru Yar'Adua's very poor health status when he imposed him on Nigeria as president? How could Obasanjo now in all honesty ask Umaru Yar'Adua "to choose the path of honour and morality" when he himself threw such caution to the winds when he was president of Nigeria? In his putrid words of reclamation, Olusegun Obasanjo said, “If you take up an assignment, a job-elected, appointed whatever it is, and then your health starts to fail and you will not be able to deliver to satisfy yourself and to satisfy the people you are supposed to serve, then there is a path of honour and the path of morality. There is path of honour and the path of morality and if you don’t do that, then you don’t know anything.” Icheoku asks, why didn't Obasanjo take similar honorable path and resigned his office on grounds of morality when he was Nigeria's despotic marabout-president? May be a case of biblical Pharisee of "do what I say but not what I do?" Look at who is preaching morality and honor, somebody who was busy having incestuous sexual relationship with his son's wife, Mojisola Olugbenga Obasanjo? And he did not think the most intolerable despotism ever witnessed in any democracy, anywhere in the world, a hallmark of his government was immoral; and yet he did not resign but wanted to perpetuate himself in power? Now he is calling on another person to factor in 'honor and morals' in guiding his actions; the same Obasanjo who had none of the two and could give none of both, either? The trouble with Nigeria is the curse of despicable leadership provided by men like and with Olusegun Obasanjo's mien; people who are in it for what is in it for them and not for the greater good of the Nigerian society. They are anti-thesis of JFK's mantra of 'think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!'
However, Icheoku must admit that Obasanjo's canons for a president, the three qualities any person should or must possess who want to hold Nigeria's leadership position is highly commendable. Our only qualifier was whether Umaru Yar'Adua is the only one in Nigeria or Northern Nigeria possessed of those attributes? Intellectual capacity to run the affairs of Nigeria is very essential as Abacha and Obasanjo himself proved that illiteracy is not a good asset to bring to that position. Sufficient personal integrity to run the affairs of Nigeria is also commendable since sleeping with one's daughter inlaw or looting the state's treasury is not a thing for any country to be proud of in her president or leader? Also being sufficiently broad minded enough-politically, religiously, socially is very good for a leader of a state as diverse and different as Nigeria; which makes Islamist Muhammadu Buhari ineligible for such office because of his Islamic extremist viewpoints? Icheoku says these are well thought out good qualities for any good leadership anywhere, which any aspiring Nigerian leader ought to and should possess; except that Olusegun Obasanjo should have democratised the process so that many other Nigerians especially from the North who may have such qualities could have applied and made themselves available for the position of Nigeria's president? But no, he had his mind made up and it was either his way or the high-way for Nigerians to conform to; and a near-dead President Umaru Yar'Adua was the outcome?
But all the finger-pointing notwithstanding, could it be possible that Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo’s sudden about-turn is a manifestation of a contrite conscience, desperately crying out for forgiveness of sin; - his imposition of a sick Umaru Yar'Adua on Nigeria? Is someone with Olusegun Obasanjo antecedents capable of a genuine contrition or is he just trying to put up Umaru Yar'Adua as a sacrificial offal to atone for his sin of poisoning the Nigerian polity to the extent of its toxicity today? Is it possible that Obasanjo correctly read the mood of the country and is now trying to become a populist by jumping the fence, over to where majority of Nigerians are now clustered and clamouring for Jonathan Goodluck's acting presidency to be actualised? Admitted that some commentators have variously dismissed Obasanjo's seeming "mea culpa" as a mere cock and bull story, very deceitful, a belated after-thought of a confused mind; but Icheoku admonishes that truth sometimes can come from imbeciles and urge Nigerians to pay some attention to the present call by the deity of Otta? Let Nigerian trust but verify that the call is bona-fide patriotic; but never allow themselves to be suckered in again by a man who superintended sickly Umaru's emergence as an imposed president of Nigeria. An experience which is still rather "too fresh in Nigerians' minds to be twisted by the architect of the now manifesting programmed constitutional confusion" to serve his cause? While many others pontificated that Olusegun Obasanjo should have apologised to Nigerians for his unpatriotic and selfish decision to impose an ailing president Umaru Yar'Adua on the country, instead of daring God to punish him for what he knew, he deliberately did; Icheoku says, if only the days of biblical brimstones were still here with us today, maybe Nigerians would have since last Thursday, buried a crushed-to-death Olusegun Obasanjo, who deliberately invoked the wrath of God by swearing falsely?
Such an about-turn is more dramatic coming from an Obasanjo who in defense of Umaru's sick status before his imposition as president, once said, “I know all about Umaru’s ailment and it disappeared since 2001. It was a miracle. So those calling him a sick man are the ones who are sick. After all, only God can tell who will be sick or not. I wonder how somebody can open his mouth and say a human being created by God is a sick man. I am sure he has proved to those who say he cannot stand stress that all that is not true.” This lead one bemused commentator to say that "Obasanjo’s present position is not only economical with the truth and fact, but that he has also decapitated the truth," since he was fully aware of Umaru's sickly status before he went ahead and made him president anyway; only to now turn tail and deny any knowledge of his sickness? Another called Obasanjo's denial and present adumbration about the health of Umaru Yar'Adua "a lie from the pit of hell?" One other said that former President Obasanjo was "only trying to advertise his legendary hypocrisy and deception by the great attempt to distance himself from the imposition on Nigeria, of President Umaru Yar’Adua". Another described the latest antics as "Obasanjo's superhuman ability to be mischievous"? Icheoku says, whatever your position, one thing certain is that both Obasanjo and Yar'Adua have a case to answer in the present political logjam in the Nigeria. They are both collaborators who together conspired and stole Nigeria's presidency and are jointly and severally responsible for the stalemate of today's Nigeria without a leader?
But as some people have said, will Nigeria be really caught up in a web of dilemma of "throwing out a bad government for a worse one", with a Jonathan Goodluck's presidency or acting presidency? Would a Jonathan's presidency be worse than Yar'Adua's or would Jonathan take direct orders and dictation from Obasanjo which Yar'Adua refused or did not? What makes anyone think or believe that Jonathan would not walk away from Obasanjo the moment his acting president status is rectified or confirmed, afterall Yar'Adua just did that? Is Yar'Adua ready to return back to Aso Rock, even on a life-support and move against his mentor Obasanjo in reiteration, by prodding the EFCC to bundle him into prison, afterall there are a lot of ground to so do, especially the $16billion dollars phoney power/energy contract? It has also been a long expected action which would have enjoyed a groundswell of approval if done earlier; but if Yar'Adua does that now, how will it be interpreted by the watching Nigerian public but a possible payback for Obasanjo's call that he step aside? These are some of the questions needing answers in today's Nigeria in limbo.
However the present saga concludes, one thing is certain, that the days of President Umaru Yar'Adua at Aso Rock is coming to a certain head, now that his installer and mentor has publicly called for his head on a platter. A call that only added momentum to the previous activities in that direction including the G-56 that were chastised for initially leading the charge against Umaru and asking for his resignation or transfer of power. Then several months later, followed the G-43 led by Pius Ayim, after several civil society groups have protested and called on Umaru Yar'Adua to show understanding of some sort and resign his office. Now that the mother of all such calls, from the medicine-man of Otta, Matthew Okikilakan Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, has issued that Umaru should show some honor and throw in the presidency towel what else is left of Yar'Adua's presidential foundations? A weighty call indeed, being from the former president and current chairman PDP board of trustees and the man who single-handedly installed Umaru Yar'Adua in Aso Rock! Whether Umaru Yar'Adua will correctly read the hand-writing on the wall, particularly the call by his Godfather and resign, Icheoku says, the final days of January and early February will be very determinative as to what becomes of the political stalemate in Nigeria. It is most likely the period during which the constitutional stagnation of Nigeria will final thaw for a Jonathan's acting presidency to emerge or Umaru's final return back to Aso Rock, even if aided by some life support machine? Nature abhors a vacuum and that created by over 62 days of Umaru Yar'Adua's AWOL will be soon be filled. All things said and done, one derivative lesson out of this very bad situation is that it sounds an alarm bell/wake-up call for all the so-called political Godfathers of Nigeria to give way to make way for a real democracy to take root in Nigeria. They should all back off from their meddlings in who gets into what positions, and allow the political process to evolve smoothly and somehow throw up a real leader, one who is the most qualified, capable and competent person to preside over the affairs in Nigeria. Until then, such tragedies as a sick President Umaru Yar'Adua's imposed on Nigeria, will remain a recurring decimal in Nigeria's political life, Greek-gifts which nobody wants.

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Yar’Adua: North moves against Obasanjo

But this latest move is being spearheaded by another member of the party’s BoT, and Chairman, Yar’Adua/Jonathan 36 states and FCT 2007 Campaign Coordinators, Senator Walid Jibrin.

Already, he said plans have been concluded for him to move a motion for the dissolution of the BoT, so as to give way for a fresh election, even as he insisted that for making such a “reckless” statement about President Yar’Adua, Obasanjo does not deserve to remain the chairman of the BoT for a day longer from the day he made the comment.
In a statement in Kaduna, a copy of which was made available to Daily Sun omn on Tuesday , Senator Walid Jibrin said “Obasanjo does not at all deserve to continue as chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) after his shameful and deceitful remarks on President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

“Instead of Obasanjo following the path of honour and morality, he went astray, recommending for the resignation of Umaru Yar’Adua by shamelessly opening his mouth wide in the market, a behaviour which may be equated to that of Area Boys.
“Choosing to talk at this crucial time and at the heat of the polity, especially when naked demonstrations against Yar’Adua are going on, he (Obasanjo) is therefore encouraging and giving support to the demonstrators, thus adding more fuel into the fire.

“Any responsible person will not behave the way Obasanjo did. His call on Umaru to take the course of morality by honourably resigning, that kind of statement qualifies Obasanjo’s immoral behaviour as a person who does not respect human dignity.
“Going by the last PDP convention, Obasanjo is illegally occupying the position of Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) when a new election should have been held in conformity with the decision of the convention. As a member of the PDP BoT, I will soon move a motion for the dissolution of the BoT to give room for fresh election so that a more responsible person is elected.

“As a former President of Nigeria and as chairman of the highest advisory body of PDP, Obasanjo has many avenues to address this issue of ill-health of Mr. President, such as the BoT, National Working Committee, PDP NEC, and the National Council of State which he is a member. If Obasanjo had brought this matter to the Board of Trustees meeting and decided to talk the way he did, we would have certainly carpeted him down.
“In an attempt to get cheap popularity he distorted history by trying to involve Ahmadu Ali, and to include him as a sick person who also collapsed during the Presidential electioneering, a statement which Ahmadu Ali has rightly corrected.

“As a person close to Ahmadu Ali, I want to testify that Ahmadu Ali was strong, very healthy throughout the campaigns and never at anytime collapsed.
“Where is Obasanjo’s path of honour and morality when he struggled for the third term and woefully failed?
“Where is the path of honour and morality when he went globe trotting making him the most widely traveled president in the world, disallowing his Vice to act? Where is the path of honour and morality when he frustrated former vice president Atiku Abubakar and left him without any function? Where was the path of honour and morality when he took over the powers of the PDP, NWC and even NEC of the party?
“Where is the path of honour and morality when he was seriously involved in PDP state primaries by removing and placing his own candidates at will, in a manner that disorganized our party during his presidency? Where is the path of honour and morality when he maneuvered to be the BoT chairman by enforcing a change in our party’s constitution?
“At this crucial moment of our history what we should concentrate on is special prayers for Yar’Adua and then try to have a critical look at our constitution in order to correct the grey areas and allow the National Assembly to perform its functions which I am sure they are capable of handling as against the crude and barbaric approach of the former President,” the Sarki Fulani of Nasarawa State, said