THEY SWARMED AND ANTIFA FLED

THEY SWARMED AND ANTIFA FLED
ICHEOKU says thanks to American Bikers, the much anticipated protest in Phoenix rally-styled speech did not materialize. May be we should have more of these Bikers in every rally. Kudos to the real bad ass men with steely balls.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.
ICHEOKU says the United States of America mandate to its military engaged overseas particularly Afghanistan is stop cuddling the bad guys, just whack them. ICHEOKU says certainly a c-change in the rules of engagement and it will certainly make it easier for our warriors who will risk less of their lives and limbs in battle fields. President Donald John Trump is definitely leading as said and providing the leadership our military needs as their Commander in Chief. Way to go.

NORTH KOREA PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.

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.

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.

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS MCGREGOR

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS McGREGOR

ICHEOKU says August 26 is the day history will be made as two of the world's most interesting athletes square off in the ring. Boxing champion Floyd MayWeather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, will fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ICHEOKU says not in a position yet to place bet on who will win the fight. Salute


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 of 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 in their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES 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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

PRESIDENT JONATHAN, A DOCTOR WITHOUT PHILOSOPHY? - an article by Salisu Suleiman

I am a strong believer in the virtues of education and its unparalleled capacity to broaden minds, create opportunities and leverage social and economic barriers. I am also of the firm conviction that anyone who genuinely passed through the four walls of a university has an enhanced capacity for a logical and analytic approach to problem solving, better social skills and ability to communicate ideas.

It has been reasoned that part of the intractable leadership deficit in Nigeria may be because we have been consistently saddled with leaders with undistinguished academic credentials. So it was with great expectations that we watched the inauguration of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as the first university educated executive president of the country.

It is hardly worth repeating that those expectations were crushed by what turned out to be the most lethargic, provincial and uninspiring government in Nigeria. When Yar’Adua was inaugurated in 2007, there was hope that his academic credentials, exposure and broadmindedness imbibed in university would transmit into better decision making, policy implementation and good governance.

Of course that never happened. It may be argued that without the debilitating and ultimately terminal illness Yar’Adua, might have been a different president. That, unfortunately, is something we will never find out. But as fate would have it, Yar’Adua’s successor, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is one notch ahead on the academic scale - he is a doctorate degree holder. Jonathan had another chance to prove that Yar’Adua was a fluke and that academic qualifications do have a bearing on constructive governance.

After spending about the same time as Gen. Murtala Mohammed spent in office,

President Jonathan is yet to make any meaningful landmark. The president is relatively young and has no known illnesses. I definitely expected him to bring some semblance of exposure, self-confidence, charisma and creativity in the conduct of governance. That has not happened. And with his preoccupation with remaining in office beyond 2011, it never may.

Even if the president has no constructive ideas, he should at least communicate with us intelligently. As a former university lecturer, public speaking should not be a challenge. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, PhD, must have defended his graduate and doctoral theses before internal and external examiners and would have presented seminar papers, participated in symposia and other activities associated with teaching and learning.

So how come public speaking is such a difficult task for him?

Apart from the absence of a clear vision since assuming office, why has it proved so difficult for the president to speak with any conviction, even when reading from prepared texts? Assuming for any reason that he failed to communicate effectively with his students as a teacher, what about his days as a civil servant? Granted, this species are trained to be inconspicuous and granted, the work of bureaucrats in these climes require little or no intellectual input beyond the metronomic repetition of chores, he must have carried out public functions to have risen to the directorate cadre.

But notwithstanding how he got his doctorate degree and the kind of academic or bureaucrat he was, the moment he joined politics and emerged as a deputy governor, it is inconceivable that no effort was made to burnish Jonathan’s dour demeanour, diction and delivery. It may be that that behind the facade is an astute and sharp mind. I used to believe that until Jonathan began to eye the presidency.

I have no quarrel with Jonathan’s ambition, just the way he has gone about it and the charlatans he has assembled to actualise it. Gen. Murtala only spent six months in office, but at the time he was assassinated, his approval ratings (had anyone cared to measure) would have been over 90 percent. If Jonathan had the depth expected of a PhD, he should have borrowed a leaf from history and embarked on a highly populist agenda to sell his ambition.

A good starting point would have been demystifying Nigeria’s recurrent nightmare, Olusegun Obasanjo; probing the missing trillions from our coffers; cutting the bloated pay of the peacocks at the National Assembly, or taking the corruption bull by the horns. Instead, he is consorting with the likes of Tony Anenih, Ibrahim Mantu, Jerry Gana, Jonathan Zwingina and other politicians with extremely dubious moral credentials. Bode George will probably join them as soon as he is released.

With his laboured, ponderous and pusillanimous approach to governance and the tortured route he has chosen to pursue his ambition, Jonathan may be a doctor, but he certainly has no philosophy.

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