MEGHAN UPGRADES HER STATUS: NOW A ROYALTY.

ICHEOKU says congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. All the best.


OBSTRUCTION 101: THE VERDICT.

“The only obstruction President Trump committed was in obstructing Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton from the White House.” - Jesse Watters, Watters World.


AMERICAN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM OPENS.

"If you have a problem with Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, take it up with God, he did this.” - Lindsey Graham, Senator, South Carolina. Leader Congressional delegation to Jerusalem for the opening ceremony of relocated new United States of America embassy.


ICHEOKU says well said Senator as the people attacking the decision are simply questioning God and nobody does that. ICHEOKU says congratulations to the Jewish State of Israel as your eternal capital has finally been recognized with the embassy relocation. The rest of the world will soon follow or remain in affliction for going up against God's own chosen people; but will soon be forced to chose on whose side they are on.


TRUMP MEETS KIM: MOTHER OF ALL SUMMITS HOLDS.


"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" - President Donald John Trump.


ICHEOKU says with those words President Donald John Trump cements the upcoming face to face meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jung Un and it is in Singapore on June 12th, 2018. ICHEOKU wishes both men a fruitful deliberations which as President Donald John Trump said, will be geared towards fostering world peace. God speed fellas.


AMERICA WELCOMES BACK HER CITIZENS.

ICHEOKU says thanks to President Donald John Trump's deft diplomatic policy, being executed by Secretary of State Pompeo, three former hostages of the North Korean dictatorships were released and have now arrived back to America. ICHEOKU says welcome back home fellas. What a diplomatic coup the president and his team pulled off. Nice.


92 YEAR OLD WINS ELECTION: HURRAY!

ICHEOKU says at 92 years old former Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has won his come back bid election and will be the next Malaysian Prime Minister after previously serving his country for 22 years. ICHEOKU says that now makes him the oldest serving head of government anywhere in the world, ever. ICHEOKU wishes him well and wonders what message the Malaysian people sent with the election and what will happen to the country when mortality eventually sets in. At 92 years, the seat of government in Kuala Lumpur must have a standby air ambulance on a 24 hour alert. Congratulations Mahathir.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: THE PROMISE KEEPER

“The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them.” - President Donald John Trump.

ICHEOKU says exactly why he is now fondly nicknamed the Promise Keeper and he keeps his promises, one promise at a time.

NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL IS UNACCEPTABLE.

America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. And we will not allow a regime that chants “Death to America” to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth." - President Donald John Trump.


New York ATTORNEY GENERAL RESIGNS

ICHEOKU says he was leading the anti Trump attack dogs in New York State and now he has been taken down by the Me-Too felines. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, was forced to resign his office today, after four women came forward to accuse him of sexually molesting them, harassing them and even roughing them up during non consensual sexual encounters. He claimed that he loves kinky and rough sex and that everything he did with those women were consensual. ICHEOKU says our Lord Jesus Christ was indeed right that he who lives in a glass house should not throw stones. But the New York hypocrite failed to first remove the log in his eyes before pointing his little finger at the spec in PDJT’s eye. "Ochu nwa okuko nwe ada." The harder they come, the harder they fall as every weapon fashioned against the God anointed peoples President Donald John Trump are bound to fall and Eric Schneiderman just found out. Adios.


AG JEFF SESSIONS: WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON HIM?

ICHEOKU says what does the Deep State have on AG Jeff Sessions that has purchased his quiet and inaction over the excesses of the Russian Collusion witch hunt? Something definitely does not look right and apparently seems awry that the Attorney General appears so constricted to do anything to bring the never ending "investigation" to a conclusion. How much longer will the American people wait to have the matter concluded and what will it take. As a member of Team MAGA, from the basket of deplorables, who defended him when the president was threatening to fire him, ICHEOKU is not particularly satisfied with the "playing it safe" attitude which Jeff has adopted thus far and urge him to find any possible way to make the investigators finish their job immediately and without any further delay.


TONY ELUMELU: LETS MAKE HIM PRESIDENT.

ICHEOKU says he has all it takes to turn Nigeria around and Make Nigeria Great Again. He is highly cerebral; he is well traveled and is highly exposed internationally; he is a doer with a can-do spirit and attitude which translates to impossible is nothing as it does not exists in his dictionary; he is fully accomplished person who turned around the nearly moribund behemoth UBA and created thousands of jobs both in Nigeria and overseas; and above all, he is youthful and has age on his side and you ask yourself, what else is anyone looking for in a leader for Nigeria that is on bended knees and begging for leadership other than a man with his proven record. If he can do this in the private sector, he can also mission accomplish such in the public sector and resuscitate a Nigeria that is in distress. CHEOKU is emphatic that Tony Elumelu is a highly qualified, fit and proper person to lead Nigeria out of its present woods of near comatose and under performing achievements. Lets go to work Nigerians and make his candidature both viable and achievable. We can do this fellas; so lets urge Tony to run, run Tony run and together lets Make Nigeria Great Again. If Trump can do it, so can Tony.


DJ AVICII SLASHED HIS WRISTS AND NECK.

DJ AVICII SLASHED HIS WRISTS AND NECK

ICHEOKU says another cry for help that went unanswered and the world is left without one of its foremost disc jockeys. DJ Avicii sliced his wrists and neck with broken glass and bled to death. May his soul now rest.

THE PRINCE IS NAMED, HURRAY!

CHEOKU says Kensington Palace has announced the name of their new addition, the third child and second son born to Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton. His name is Louis Arthur Charles and will be known and addressed as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. ICHEOKU says congratulations Louis.

SAY NO TO GROUP THINK: YOU ARE NOT A HERD.

SAY NO TO GROUP THINK: YOU ARE NOT A HERD !
ICHEOKU says free thinking is part of the individuality in all of us; so protect your freedom of thought, say no to the leftist attempt to shame you into falling in line. ICHEOKU says is a fiercely independent thinker and not afraid to go it alone. Thanks Kanye!

KANYE WEST WALKS AWAY FROM GROUP THINK.

KANYE WEST STRIKES OUT FROM GROUP THINK PACK MENTALITY.


"Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed." - Kanye West.


ICHEOKU says completely agrees that the Kenyan did nothing for black people; not only those in Chicago, but also those in motherland Africa, those in West Indies/Caribbean and those in America. His presidency might as well have not happened as folks did not in anyway feel his impact. So, Yeezy was right, former President Barack Hussein Obama was not black folks friendly and he did not do a thing to change things for folks.


THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY HAS A NEW ADDITION.

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY HAS A NEW ADDITION

ICHEOKU says another bundle of joy has been added to the British Royal Family, as Prince William and Duchess Kate welcomed their third child, a son. ICHEOKU says congratulations fellas.


BARBARA BUSH SAYS HER GOODBYE: ADIEU

BARBARA BUSH SAYS HER GOODBYE: ADIEU
ICHEOKU says she was a mother to every American; a matron indeed. Adieu silver haired lady, rest in peace. So long.

AMERICA AND RUSSIA ENTENTE: WHEN?

ICHEOKU says what a beautiful world this would be, the day America and Russia will finally bury the hatchet and become friends, real true friends, that is. Imagine all the common problems confronting the world which such armistice could help resolve, problems solved. From hunger to science to wars to terrorism to all sorts of things which solution has eluded the world for so long suddenly becoming solved. And instead of spending billions of dollars building up weapons against each other, they could re-direct their investment priorities to things that could help make the world a better place.


But unfortunately, the military/industrial complex which only benefits and thrives in a world of chaos and confusion, will have none of that. They have weapons to sell to remain in business and a lot of them too; and so to do this, there has to be threats of imminent danger and turmoil from an identifiable enemy. For the West, Russia is always the bogeyman; and for the East, America is always the Great Satan which must be guarded against. So until such a time that reason eventually prevails, the world will always periodically be pushed to the brinks, near the edge, by greedy arms dealers, merchants and contractors whose voracious appetite for more money must constantly be fed. Yes, indeed, the beast has to be fed; hence the never ending and often near cataclysmic nightmarish scenarios which always jolts the world every now and then; engendered by these folks instigating conflict between the two countries. May wisdom someday prevail.


SYRIA WARNED TO DESIST OR BE BOMBED AGAIN.

"If the Syria regime uses this poisonous gas again on its people, it will be bombed again. The United States of America is locked and loaded. When our president draws a redline, our president enforces the redline." - Nikki Haley, United States of America Ambassador to the United Nations.


VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

ICHEOKU says Russia's Vladimir Putin has one good opportunity to finally move back into the comity of civilized nations and stop his despotic mentality which always sees him flocking amidst his fellow dictators. But if he choses to remain in the cold and remain in Kremlin where he has been holed in since 1999, too bad. His too long stay in power is only damaging Russia but not helping it; and gradually turning Russia into a third world country where only one man dictates what goes on in the country. Putin, change your ways; let true democracy reign in Russia. Salute

WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA: MAMA AFRICA IS GONE, ADIEU !

ICHEOKU says she truly lived and a selfless worthy life in the service of humanity that was. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was 81 years old and died of old age related infirmities. So long Mama Africa.


JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

ICHEOKU says you cannot get a more American American and he is a hardcore America First nationalist as they come. President Donald John Trump's pick to succeeded fired National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the real deal. He is a hard-nosed American First apologist, who does not shy away from projecting America's power through strength and who is not afraid to have America go it alone if need be. ICHEOKU says hopefully the president has found the very person who will help him achieve and implement his policy objectives in John Bolton. But as far as MAGA and AF agendas are concerned, Ambassador John Bolton is one heck of a good pick and a right fit for the job. He will help President Donald John Trump with doing his job for the American people. ICHEOKU says congratulations to the Mustachioed One. Let the governance of MAGA now really begin.


A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

ICHEOKU says they pretend to be guardians of free speech but wants to tele-guide other peoples thinking by limiting what they can freely say; especially if you are a conservative and holds opinions which are favorable of President Donald John Trump and critical of Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, they will not succeed but can only force people to opt out of the live wasting exercise of gluing one's eyeballs to the platform. An exercise which does not add anything of value to users, nor pays them anything for helping them bring more eyeballs to the portal. Instead of being grateful that people are helping them bilk advertisers of billions of dollars with their riveted eyeballs, they now want to micromanage everyone's thought as if they are doing one a favor by letting them waste their time using Facebook. ICHEOKU says will not be cowered nor intimidated; they can block ICHEOKU all the heck they want but ICHEOKU will not bow to Facebook's attempt to control ICHEOKU's thoughts and would rather permanently part ways with the Mark Zuckerberg globalist weapon of mass control than kowtow to a group thinking. To hell with this attempt to exact undue control and turn everyone into a herd mind.


ANDREW MCCABE: FIRED.

ANDREW MCCABE: FIRED!

ICHEOKU says he was among the conspirators against the election of President Donald John Trump and continuing sabotage of his presidency. As Deputy Director of the FBI, he authorized the release of information to the media against all best practices of the bureau. He also withheld incriminating information against Hillary Clinton during the email saga and did not disclose that the FBI has computer files recovered from Anthony Weiner. Now with less than 36 hours to a full retirement pension, he has been booted out and can no longer draw the benefits. The time to clean the house of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seems to have begun. What a lesson on how not to be a biased deputy director of the FBI as actions have consequences; and now he will have to live with the consequences of his action.

THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman she is, who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


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.


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.

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." - President Donald John Trump.


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.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

THE 'GADDAFFI SOLUTION', NOT GOOD OR PRACTICABLE FOR NIGERIA?

There is the 'Rawlings Solution' which instilled discipline in Ghana polity! Nigeria nearly had the 'Orkar-Solution' which attempted to re-delineate Nigeria by chasing away some Islamic Sharia States therefrom; admitted the move was aborted when the Benue-State born Colonel got too drunk, lost his faculties and made a pre-mature announcement thereof while his coup was yet to consolidate? Nigerians of Anambra State last year toyed with the idea of a 'Soludo-Solution' for their Anambra State, but the idea died prematurely when the champion-candidate lost the election, aborting the solution before its efficacy was ever tested? Now the mother of all solutions, the 'Gaddafi-Solution', has been thrown into the mix; with the latest call by Libyan maximum/absolute Leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to divide Nigeria into two countries, along religious lines of Islamic North and Christian South, in order to permanently and forever solve the recurring religious crisis therein?
If any other African Leader had broached this idea, Icheoku would not bother or take notice; but not the Islamic religious fanatical zealot and 'King of Africa', Muammar Gaddafi? A man who has forcibly occupied the government seat in Tripoli since 1969 and have had his finger-prints all over every military coups and unconstitutional change of governments in Africa, especially the West Africa region? He also enthroned and financed Liberia's Charles Taylor's years of madness for as long as it lasted. Icheoku says, instead of the Nigeria authorities being dismissive of Gaddafi's call as evidenced by the allusion to 'Gaddafi's mental insanity' by the Nigeria's Senate President, David Mark, Nigeria should listen and be very alert as Gaddafi may be sampling the water with his bombshell? Such a puerile comment by Nigeria's David Mark belittles the seriousness that ought to follow this possible 'slip of the tongue' revealing what the Islamic zealot in Tripoli and his compatriots in pursuit of an Islamic world are up to as it appertains to Nigeria? Saudi Arabia are in-cohoot and is the reason Nigeria is where it is today; they have been championing the issue of an Islamic Republic of Nigeria for so long and this is the reason Nigeria was smuggled into the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) without any referendum or approval of the citizens of the country? They also took Yar'Adua hostage for over 90 days, where they brain-washed him into refusal to surrender his mandate to a christian Jonathan? The Islamic world led by Saudi Arabia and Libya have been trying to Islamize Nigeria since 1960; and with this objective now slipping away from their hands ever since Christians learnt to fight back, they are now considering their second best alternative of too many very bad options; including balknizing Nigeria into two and secure their Islamic Sharia North and thereafter, launch the mother of all jihads to secure the rest of the south, at a later future date?
According to Gaddafi's analytical reasoning on its head, “The only thing that could put an end to the bloodshed in Nigeria is the appearance of another Mohammed Ali Jinnah, who established a state for the Muslims and another for the Christians in 1947 India partition which yielded Pakistan?” Icheoku says, but unlike the then Pakistan region that had close to 99.9% Muslim population, none of the two regions in Nigeria has close to that population of any one religion? The north has only ten firmly committed Sharia states and about six other non-sharia states, with close to a majority practising Christians and animists? So if Nigeria is to be divided along religious north and south lines, what will happen to those non-sharia states in the north? Will for example, Yakubu Gowon, and Solomon Lar of Plateau accept to remain in Northern Islamic Sharia country despite being Christians? Will a Christian Theophilus Danjuma's Taraba State agree to remain in such an Islamized north? What about Joseph Tarka's Benue State which produced the Nigerian Senate President David Mark? Kwara State, Kogi State, Nassarawa State, Gongola State and Niger State including parts of Kaduna State (Kataf) might be very unwilling and impossible candidates for inclusion in the Gaddafi's contemplated Northern Nigeria Islamic Republic?
Now in the South, the southwest have a strong Muslim presence starting with the former governor of Lagos State Bolaji Tinubu, to reasonable number in Oyo and Ogbomosho States? Will Gaddafi-Solution force these states' re-location to the North? Except for the area known as former Biafra which astride the present day South-South and South-East which is near 99.9 percent non-Muslims, no such other region in Nigeria can claim this near-monotony of religion? So religiously speaking, Northern and Southern Republics of Nigeria is an impossibility as Nigeria have no clearly delineated lines on which to divide the country along religious lines. Moreover, Jos the poster-boy for intolerance is sandwiched amongst Muslims - located in the center of Muslim north and it will be impossible to extricate them in any arrangement with the southern Christians, except they will become another Vatican within the Islamic Republic of Northern Nigeria?
Now on Gaddafi's call to make Abuja the capital of Islamic Republic of Northern Nigeria, Icheoku states that Abuja is not in Sharia-Islamic North and hence cannot become the capital of a ceding North? Therefore if the north must secede, they must do so without the capital city Abuja, to avoid another Jerusalem-like imbroglio rising up in Africa? Abuja was also developed with oil-resources money from the Southern Niger Delta, so wherein lies the moral authority of ownership claim or interest to forcibly conscript Abuja, city of? Gaddafi, bereft of the true geography of Nigeria, was therefore wrong in calling for Abuja to become capital of a seceding Islamic Muslim Northern Nigeria. Abuja is not in the Muslim Sharia North but in the Middle Belt mixed-religion region of Nigeria as is presently constituted. A true Muslim capital would be one situated in the heart of the Islamic Sharia Muslim north of Zamafara or Sokoto or Kebbi States, but certainly not Abuja. The closest thing that could qualify as a capital city for a seceding Islamic North would be Birnin Kebbi, Talatamafara or Sokoto and even Kano? These are cities of Islamic Sharia north and their rightful place to establish their capital in event of their pulling out of the 1914 experiment which is not really working, in a reverse 'Orkar Solution'; but the rest of saner and more tolerant Nigerians will not allow these mallams to appropriate their Abuja under no circumstance? Moreso geographically speaking, Abuja is closer to Port Harcourt than it is to Kebbi, Zamfara or even Katsina State?
Icheoku says that instead of Gaddafi telling Nigeria how to proceed henceforth, the Orkar-Solution could mutually be agreed and applied to just excise these people out of Nigeria and possibly fly them out to Libya, Egypt or even Saudi Arabia on a one-way ticket of no return and thus, permanently solve the problem of raving Islamic lunatics. Icheoku however condemns the approval given to Gaddafi's call by the Yoruba social political group, Egbe Irapada Oodua; since such an option will not only be difficult to implement, but will be resisted by majority of Nigerians who have for a long time been asking for only fairness and equity in their country? This writer back in the day, lived in Birnin Kebbi while it was still in Sokoto State and happened upon an Igbo-man who have lived there prior to the Biafran civil war and ever before Nigeria's Independence in 1957. He had inter-married and fully assimilated that his grand-kids have Hausa-Fulani grandparents too? So now, tell Icheoku how to uproot such entrenched family ties without causing a tsunami of woes; and the story is prevalent throughout Nigeria?
The most resounding of all solutions is the one we affectionately refer to as the 'Icheoku-Solution!' It calls for the convening of a sovereign national conference where Nigerians' supposed federated co-existence could be re-affirmed, re-armed with every region and group putting their one-cent thoughts on what Nigeria, going forward, should look like? Each region shall be required to yield some powers to a central authority to run fiscal, armed forces and foreign affairs; while they are left to pursue their respective destinies including local security and power generation and distribution? There is nothing excellent about an idea to cut Nigeria into pieces since there is strength in numbers and Nigeria should instead try to harness this national asset of 150 million people to her advantage. All that Nigeria needs is for people in authority to stop using the masses and using issues of religion and tribe to sensitize the masses, drive a wedge and cause civil disturbances. Icheoku refutes and denies the assertion of the Yoruba group claiming that “the statement credited to the Libyan leader is the absolute truth about Nigeria, a country created by the wishful thinking of imperial powers, without the prior, free, informed consent of the people that live in it.”
There is no need to divide Nigeria along any lines be it religion or tribe or geography; the country could be better with a reformed constitution, improved civility, an election where votes count and with an army that is permanently banished from interfering in the political scene? Nigerians have since moved on from the idea of separation after Biafra was botched; with so many inter-tribal and sometimes religious marriages; as well as other forms of integrations that such idea as the partition of Nigeria is now too yesterday, stale! Also adherents of both religions are found in both regions, so simply stated, Nigeria have since become transformed into a mix-match of interwoven people and religiosity without any visible line for demarcation. Otherwise, majority of Nigerians would have wished to divide the country into three republics, along natural boundaries of rivers Niger and Benue as it confluences into the delta! But that too is now simply impracticable as some smaller minorities within the three 'federating' regions might not accept playing second fiddle to the dominating majority tribe within the enclave? The preferred solution would be for the system to be allowed to work itself out, starting with credible elections where natural leaders could eventually emerge from, to start forging the statehood of Nigeria. A type of Nigeria where people will be treated fairly and as one; where the divisive hot-button issue of settlers and indigenes will forever vanish; where jobs will become more of a right not a privilege of the children of the powerful and connected; and where the people of Nigeria cannot and should not be forced to abandon their own properties inside their own country. These are some other less drastic possible solutions to tackle the problem of a Nigeria in despair, intermittently fighting frustration-induced internal conflicts; and not the Islamic kite of a Pakistani Solution being flown by the Bedouin, Gaddafi!

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Don’t ignore Ghadaffi’s comment, Aliyu warns
By Francis Falola, Minna, Published: Thursday, 25 Mar 2010

Niger State Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu

Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu has warned Nigerians not to ignore a recent comment made by the Libyan leader, Muammar Ghaddafi, about Nigeria.

Ghaddafi had stirred controversy when he said dividing the nation along two religious line (Islam and Christian) was the only antidote to the incessant killings in some parts of the country.

Speaking at the capacity development programme organised by the Niger State Development Company in Minna, Niger State, on Wednesday, Aliyu said the Libyan leader might have made the comment out of what he heard about the country and stated that there was the need for the nation to take the comment serious.

He said, “When people like that talk you must know that they speak out of what they hear.

“That comment is unfortunate. It is potently dangerous. The Federal Government should take a serious look at the comment and react appropriately.

“I am sure he was speaking on a wrong assumption that the problem in Jos is religious, but we in Nigeria know there is nothing religious about the crisis.

“As a Muslim, I know if I kill anybody, the sins of the persons will be visited on me.

“So why should I carry another person’s sin together with mine when I am already pleading with God to forgive me of mine.”