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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SENT TO PRISON, FOR CORRUPTION.

Icheoku says this is a hallmark of a functioning democratic country where everyone and anyone is under the law, irrespective of societal ranking, power, privilege, connection, authority or even wealth. Such a display of across the board application of the law, puts everyone on notice that no matter who you are, if you do the crime, you will do the time and therefore effectively checkmates people from behaving illegally. Icheoku says what an effective deterrent to have in any society that really calls itself functional. By this no respecter of person rule of law display, Israel has once again demonstrated the way forward in the fight against corruption. But conversely in Nigeria, the duo of Africa's most corrupt individuals, Ibrahim Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo, for example, are still freely slouching in their ill gotten loot of state and parading themselves as statesmen; and you wonder what manner of a people inhabit the geography called Nigeria that celebrate such ignominy and ignoble men? 

Icheoku hopes that someday, a king who does not know Joseph will rise up and call for the rendering of account in that country - a country that has enough tar over its image that it has the singular dishonor of being the black man's shame. Icheoku dreams that a Nigerian government that does not know corruption and which meaningfully frowns at corrupt practices will one day take the stage and hold people to account for their stewardship, regardless. But with this Jonathan, the fight against corruption has become a paradise lost; a promise broken, a hope mired in unfulfillment, an expectation dashed, a dream shattered and turned into a nightmare. Like his promised breath of fresh air that has since turned stale and putrid, the war against corruption has fizzled out, has become moribund and in its place is now a mega corruption industry that has festered and morphed into a monstrosity. Icheoku says Jonathan squandered much of the goodwill and positive tailwind that heralded his coming to power and now bemused Nigerians are asking themselves what happened, what did they bargain for while communally exhibiting a commensurate buyer's remorse? Icheoku says with Jonathan, it is much of the same and at best a lip service approach to tackling corruption. Imagine a government that is supposedly tackling corruption, conferred a national honor on someone as despicable as Sani Abacha, whose only achievement was his involvement in three military coups as an agent of destabilisation and who finally stole the country blind as its head of state? So Icheoku asks Jonathan, to please tell the bewildered world, particularly Nigerians, what paradigm was used in selecting such an honoree? 

Ehud Olmert, 68 years old former Israeli Prime Minister and once Mayor of Jerusalem is gone to prison on account of his stewardship while in office - he was accused and convicted of taking bribe. Icheoku recalls that the then Prime Minister was forced him out of office by this bribery scandal, which led to his prosecution and finally culminated to this conviction. Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and in addition, ordered to pay one million shekels ($290,000) in restitution. Ehud Olmert was found guilty of accepting bribes totalling 560,000-shekel ($161,000), while then Mayor of Jerusalem, to facilitate the city's Holyland residential project development. Icheoku notes that this is a "mere" $160,000 dollars compared to the $180million dollars Halliburton bribery scandal under Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo and co which has since been swept under the rug; and you asks yourself, in a country that has serious plans for its future or which is seriously fighting corruption? 

Describing corruption as "a noxious and contagious affliction", the sentencing judge, Judge David Rozen, said "a public servant who accepts bribes is akin to a traitor who betrays the fatherland and such defendants deserve a severe punishment that will send a message that corruption is not welcome." Icheoku wonders why such judges as Judge David Rozen do not emerge in Nigeria where too many such "traitors" rather find succour in compromised judges and are often shielded from prosecution by powers that be? Continuing his berating of Ehud Olmert and co, Judge Rozen said "the defendants acted in a closed space, hidden from the public eyes; but the putrescence they produced did not stay confined to that space. Olmert took advantage of his position and accepted bribes. He reached the pinnacle of power as Prime Minister and from there he descended into the abyss of a criminal, now convicted of criminal offenses. 

Making his feeling about Ehud Olmert's conviction known, President Shimon Peres, said "this is a legal process that takes place in democratic countries. I don't have a role in the legal system, and it is clean from personal influences." Icheoku regrets that such remarks are not seen uttered by Nigeria's presidents when their friends get entangled by the law. Instead, they not only butt into the judicial process but also personally influences its outcome, with threats to undo such judges that want to aspire to be Nigeria's Judge David Rozen. Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid added "it is an important day in which the legal system showed that no man is above the law" but in Nigeria, the well connected are rather sitting on the head of the law, farting and breathing down on it. The prosecutor, Yonatan Tadmor, surmised Ehud Olmert conviction as follows:- "the defendant is not a symbol, the fact that the defendant served in the highest position does not serve as immunity for him in the face of punishment as for all people. Rather it is and should be the opposite.” Icheoku laments that such is not the case in Nigeria where the attainment of certain positions ensures perpetual immunity from the law and prosecution. Recall also that this is not the first time an Israeli top official is sent away for infra-dignities of office - former President Moshe Katsav is still serving prison term for rape and other sexual offenses. Icheoku says how could corruption thrive in such an environment that holds its highest public official and office holders accountable; but you look at Nigeria and it is a polar opposite. Icheoku says if corruption is, in the words of Eliad Shraga, an attorney and corruption crusader,  "a strategic existential threat to Israel," why not Nigeria? I am Icheoku and I approve this message. 

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