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, August 16, 2010


Odumegwu Ojukwu was allowed to come home in 1982 after waging a war for his people's survival against the then genocidal Yakubu Gowon led Federal Government of Nigeria. Recently, Nuhu Ribadu was allowed to return home after being on a forced exile as a result of his disparate enforcement of EFCC anti-corruption laws against targeted Obasanjo's critics as well as known oppositions. Great Ogboru safely returned home after heroically sponsoring the attempted coup that nearly toppled the evil one, the despotic Babangida. NADECO operatives led by Anthony Enahoro similarly came back home after the demise of their nemesis, the midget of Kano, Sani Abacha. So, Icheoku asks, when would James Onanefe Ibori be allowed to come back home to Nigeria, Mr President Goodluck Ebelechuku Jonathan; or is there no forgiving spot in your'goodlucky' soul to let bygones be bygone?
Icheoku says if other very corrupt men and women of Nigeria could freely roam the streets of Nigeria without any consequence, and one of them Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida even running for the presidency, why then must it be only James Onanefe Ibori that will be singled out for 'prosecution or persecution; and conversely forced on exile in lands far away in the Middle East of Dubai? Babangida, Obasanjo, Orji Uzor-Kalu are poster-boys for corrupt men of Nigeria, yet no one is talking about their prosecution or arrest as they vagrantly flaunt their loot of state, so why must it be Ibori alone who is languishing in exile for the same alleged financial impropriety? How about the Halliburton retired army generals bribe takers of Nigeria; or the Senator Jubril Aminu involved Siemens bribery scandal; yet he is a serving senator and chair of its Foreign Affairs Committee. Who determines who shall be singled out for 'persecution' in your government Mr President; or is yours, a government by the proxy of Chief Edwin Clark and/or Olusegun Obasanjo who is still smarting to have his pound of flesh from a person he considers his greatest migraine while his eight years ruthless and despotic regime lasted.
Please Icheoku begs of you President Goodluck Jonathan not to tarnish your image by perpetuating a glaring injustice of a singled-out 'prosecution' of James Ibori, just because you can. Tomorrow as always, holds some mysterious foreboding which no one knows; even the fabled Julius Caesar bragged about the Ides of March having come without the prophesied conspiracy coming through, but he was warned that the "Ides of March had come but not gone; and lo and behold, his fate was determined before the day went by the conspirators led by skinny, mean and hungry looking Cassius. So now why tempt fate by holding James Ibori out to dry since you do not know what tomorrow may hold in stock for him. What if the military staged a coup today and appoints Ibori their interim president like Babangida did with Ernest Shonekan? What if James Ibori becomes a Jerry Rawlings of Nigeria and orders the rendering of account by past head of states and presidents; how would you plead your case before him? The possibilities are endless and so please tread with caution and use your powers of state discreetly against him and/or any other person who lost out in the power struggle between you and the YarAdua cabal. In your seeming endless quest to 'get him at all cost' and shown antagonism of James Ibori, please be smart about it since power is very ephemeral.
How much did Ibori steal or was accused of stealing that he should be singled out for a forced exile from his people in Nigeria; or that would make him more criminally liable than Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida? Yet Babangida is lavishly enjoying his loot and now even trying desperately to find his way back in Aso Rock again to replenish his piggy bank, possibly? How much did all those army generals of Nigeria steal including Abdulsalam Abubakar who never executed the 16 billion Naira power contract he got from Obasanjo government with over 75% mobilization cost paid upfront? What did James Ibori do that have not been done before by other Nigerians, living or dead, to warrant his being singled-out for a continued forced exile in Dubai? Icheoku strongly believes that James Ibori is not on the run out of cowardice; but out of a reasonable fear of his being extra-judiciary dealt with or possibly made to suffer in the hands of his traducers, if not completely eliminated. Icheoku is not carrying water for Ibori nor in any way defending corruption in Nigeria especially among the high-ups; no, but we are against any targeted and disparate unequal treatment of people just to settle old scores. Everybody doesn't have to be former President George W. Bush who went to war against Saddam Hussein just to avenge Saddam's attempt to kill his father, President George H. Bush Senior; which Bush personally acknowledged when he said, referring to Saddam Hussein, 'here was a man who tried to kill my dad.'
Icheoku condemns such retaliatory vindictiveness of anyone including President Jonathan as is being exhibited in the case of James Ibori; and makes bold to state that not even London has a right to indict or punish James Ibori because James is not Her Majesty's subject. London is equally as corrupt if not more corrupt than James Ibori; as it provides a safe haven for so many Russian wanted billionaires as well as other peoples of the world, running from justice in their respective home countries. It is also on record that the British aerodynamics industry was few years ago implicated in about a two billion dollar bribery to the House of Saud (Saudi Arabia) in order to secure some defence contract with the Kingdom? Also, recently the oil spilling British Petroleum is being fingered for corruptly influencing the release of the Libyan agent who was jailed in Scotland for his complicity in the Lockerbie bombing that killed so many Americans; yet they want to try a Nigerian former governor for a supposed money laundering just to satisfy their errand-boy man, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Icheoku says, a government of and by a real man with some backbone will, using the language of Dick Cheney to Patrick Leahy, tell 10 Downing Street to go f**k themselves. That Nigeria is no longer under their colonial wings and is now capable of trying their own citizens and on their own soil, under their existing laws. Icheoku says should anything happen to James Ibori while he is wandering around, hopelessly in strange foreign lands, trying to escape from the assured bad fate which awaits him under President Jonathan's Nigeria, should he return without his presidential approval and assured safe landing, the president shall be held responsible. Vengeance is mine says the Lord; and President Jonathan should see one of the Lord's statement manifested clearly in his presidency by default of President Umaru Yar'Adua's demise, and therefore not hold any grudge against anyone, including James Ibori. The almighty one, the omini-potent, the all knowing one has so far fought and won President Jonathan's battles against all his enemies, both real and imagined; so he should not start now to fight by himself by seeking a pound of flesh off James Ibori.
A man rich in spirit does not hold grudge, but laughs-off his antagonists. To such detractors, he shows enormous magnanimity and largess of heart just to prove a point that in his presence, they are but little midgets. Conversely, when such a naked man, taking a bath, pursues the naked mad-man who has just collected his bathrobe, both of them running down naked on the streets would be adjudged mad by passersby who see the two running naked men. The mere fact that James Ibori did not get to the presidency before Jonathan is enough victory already for Jonathan. Added to this thumping is that Ibori's alleged 9 billion Naira investment in Yar'Adua has also been lost and interred with Yar'Adua. We say enough of this victimization of James Ibori and call on President Goodluck Jonathan to show mercy, fully aware of the undulating tides of time; and instruct, just as he did with Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, that James Ibori should feel free to come back home.
Thereafter he can face whatever 'fair and legitimate' accusations and charges that may be leveled against him. His cohorts and alleged accomplices from the North are walking the landscape of Nigeria like kings of the manor, including the discredited former Attorney General Michael Kase Aondoakaa; so why single out Ibori; or is President Jonathan telegraphing that his love for the northerner is more than that of his fellow Niger Delta man. But in the event of Edwin Clark completely hijacking President Goodluck Jonathan's will and forcing his own 'no-forgiveness of Ibori', then the Urhobos of Nigeria will know that the Itshekiris have added insult to the injury of their long-running and simmering antagonism in Nigeria;and only God knows what will become the faith of an Itshekiri man stranded in any part of Urhobo land. An eye for an eye makes the world go blind; so if our Lord and Master Jesus Christ could forgive those who crucified him for no justifiable cause or reason whatsoever, who is then President Jonathan not to forgive James Ibori for their political rivalry gone too far? Both men are products of the South-South Niger Delta and as one popular Igbo aphorism goes, after the attempted resolution of a family's disputation in the public arena, then comes the taking of the same dispute to the family for the real resolution.
Icheoku calls on President Jonathan to remember when he was a 'nobody' within the Yar'Adua government and was rode a rough-shod on by the cabal, whose membership Ibori reportedly enjoyed; and please forgive Ibori just for posterity sake and in order to rise above the frail of pettiness of "you do me, I do you, God no go vex" idiocy of many a peoples of this world, including many Nigerians. To your enemies, show love; to your detractors, mercy; and to your accusers some forgiveness. Then and only then shall the true 'man' in 'magnanimity' show up for the contrite heart to see that nothing is permanent in this world, as a yesterday's 'nobody' Jonathan is today the president with powers over hundreds of Iboris including James Onanefe Ibori. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, now, this hour, this minute, this second is the time for you to show that you can rise above petty squabbles and leave the vengeance on Ibori to the Lord. Please forgive James Onanefe Ibori and allow him a safe passage back home to Nigeria. He is a formidable politician of the South South and his bravado can be handy this time, assuming you still want to go against every grain of rationality and run for president in 2011.


Anonymous said...

James Ibori down with hypertension in Dubai


James Ibori
Embattled fugitive, James Ibori is down with hypertension in far away Dubai where is currently battling moves by the British police to extradite him to London to face money laundering charges. He was hospitalized two weeks ago.

Although EFCC boss, Farida Waziri, hinted last week that Ibori was ill, she however did not specify what was medically wrong with the former Delta State Governor.

She had said “ Ibori is in hospital in Dubai, but the process for his extradition is going on. We are working and exchanging information with MET “

Sources told Pointblanknews.com that Ibori who has a history of high blood pressure and is on medication, had some complications two weeks ago.

According to our source, shortly after his bail was revoked, and his application for asylum ran into troubled waters, Ibori went into depression.

Pointblanknews.com source also hinted that Ibori’s present health condition may have slowed down the extradition process which is likely to happen anytime .

Said our source “ he is still down with hypertension, and we don’t know when he will be okay. Ofcourse this will slow down the move to take him to London but eventually and very soon, he will face the music in London”

Ibori’s defence had employed all tactics in a bid to convince the Dubai authorities that the move to extradite him was not done in good faith. But the bid by the Ibori team failed.

The EFCC, and the office of the Attorney General could not oppose Ibori’s assylum move in Dubai because Nigeria does not have Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Case against Ibori in London got a boost when his sister Christine Ibie-Ibori and his mistress, Udoamaka Okonkwo, were convicted in London.

Anonymous said...

Icheoku, i have been reading you blog but with this type of article you are going to loose patronage. How can you say that James Ibori should be allowed to return home as if anyone ask him to run to Dubai. Now i can assess your sense of judgement and reasoning. Shame that you write all this and yet you dont have vision for Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Anonym,

I usually do not rejoinder any comment in this portal; but just in case you read this, I have put up here below some relevant excerpts of our article wherein we buttressed our aversion to corruption in high places in Nigeria. Our plea is that Ibori should be allowed a safe landing back to Nigeria to come and face whatever charges he may have and not tried in a foreign land; being a former governor. Also that President Jonathan show mercy and forgive. So please we crave your indulgence to read and comprehend the full nitty-gritty of our work before taking umbrage with us. Thank you and please remember our fairness doctrine, period.

"Icheoku strongly believes that James Ibori is not on the run out of cowardice; but out of a reasonable fear of his being extra-judiciary dealt with or possibly made to suffer in the hands of his traducers, if not completely eliminated. Icheoku is not carrying water for Ibori nor in any way defending corruption in Nigeria especially among the high-ups; no, but we are against any targeted and disparate unequal treatment of people just to settle old scores. Everybody doesn't have to be former President George W. Bush who went to war against Saddam Hussein just to avenge Saddam's attempt to kill his father, President George H. Bush Senior; which Bush personally acknowledged when he said, referring to Saddam Hussein, 'here was a man who tried to kill my dad.'

Thereafter he can face whatever 'fair and legitimate' accusations and charges that may be leveled against him."