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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NATIONAL CONFERENCE, THROWS NIGERIA A LIFE LINE?

Icheoku says it appears the National Conference was worth its assemblage as it has given Nigeria another chance at survival with a much needed shot in the arm. Icheoku says provided their resolutions are fully implemented, the call for Nigeria to wind down as an entity has now become mute since most of the problems militating against its unity has now been RESOLVED. Most times people, especially minorities, always agitate for separation when they feel they are being treated unfairly as non-equals or that their voices are being needlessly drowned out by the majority. So solve the pointy issues and no one wants to leave a big house for their little huts because their is strength in numbers. Given this backdrop, the National Conference's solution to the problem of what happens when a sitting president dies or in any other way could no longer function as one is as clever as it is brilliant. 

Icheoku commends the recommendation that a presidential election be held to fill the slot within a prescribed time and that only candidates from the particular zone of the indisposed president be allowed to participate in the run-off election. While icheoku prays for its full implementation, Icheoku queries whether a sitting vice president's only function now is strictly limited to only temporarily holding fort until run-off election to elect a replacement president and no more? Also what happens to such a "widowed" vice president after the election; is he forced to retire or to continue acting as vice president to the new president? Lastly, what happens if the party that produced the president loses in the run-off election OR is the runoff election going to be limited to the party that won it in the first place? 

The second germane resolution is the bringing of Southeastern region to par with other zones in the number of states in the region. It is equitable and justice hugs equity. Icheoku would have wished the conference went a step further by asking Nigeria to apologize to the people of former Biafra for the inhumane way the civil war was conducted especially the use of starvation as instrument of warfare as well as the twenty pounds criminal payout. Anyway the people of Biafra has since moved on and the matter might as well be mute also. Further the conference would have recognized MKO Abiola's election as president and mandate the president to formally recognize him as a president Nigeria never had and then apologize to Nigerians for June 12. 

Icheoku says the freeing of Local Governments from obtrusive State Governor's control was also on point and commendable. However Icheoku begs to disagree on the intent to later create additional eighteen states in Nigeria as not viable and unrealistic. Fifty five states for a country of less than two hundred million people, without any sound economic base for the states to self-sustain would be undue duplicity of bureaucracies and multiplication of government employees and avoidable administrative functions which will only serve to further drain state resources, period. Icheoku believes that a well structured and functioning Local Government areas would solve the problem of agitation by ethnic minorities and other disenfranchised members of such states. Icheoku emphasizes that what Nigeria needs is mega cities and not all these mushroom states that can barely pay their overheads if Abuja does not show cause.

Icheoku also would have wished the Conference pegged the number of senators from each state to just two since the House of Representatives already serves the purpose of representing the population based on density and spread. This way associated cost involved in running the senate could be curtailed and saved once the extra thirty six senators are weeded out. The senate main function is merely to take a second look at whatever the House resolves on, hence there is really no useful need having too many of them around. Further on the issue of the political status of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Icheoku says it should be treated like Washington DC with only locals appointed as Ministers of the territory. This will give them a say on what happens on their neighborhood and enable a fair and equitable development of their land. But the current idea of appointing someone from Bauchi or any other "foreign" place as lord and master over the people that OWN the territory is another form of colonization and slave mastery and this ought to stop. 

To ACF's Anthony Sani, Icheoku says in rebuttal that if 'no one has wronged anyone' then why did Northern army officers coup plotters create more states in the Northwest than in the Southeast? Further, If many of existing states are not economically viable and their governors contributed to their underdevelopment, especially in the North, let Boko Haram tackle those governors. Icheoku says it is not only population or landmass or viability or homogeneity that is used to create states. States are political institutions and therefore are created for political expediency ONLY, period.  Icheoku maintains that in any political estate such as Nigeria, each congruent member is deemed as equal irrespective of their size or number, hence the Arewa Consultative Forum was off the mark when their Anthony Sani argued against this point while challenging the creation of additional state in the Southeast. Take for example the United States of America where a state like California boasts of about thirty nine to forty million residents while a state like Wyoming has fewer resident than the City of San Francisco (eight hundred thousand) at a mere five hundred thousand residents? Or a state of Delaware with about two thousand square miles of land area while Texas has over two hundred and sixty thousand square miles of space and Alaska has nearly six hundred thousand square miles? So Icheoku asks Anthony Sani whether all those arid useless desert wastelands in the North should now be used to unfairly disenfranchise other regions that have a more concentrated and saturated population living within their congruent territories? 

Finally Icheoku says there is no injustice in harmonizing the number of states in the respective regions to be at par with one another since each region is deemed in politics and law to be all equal. Nobody or region is unequal in Nigeria and this fact should be drummed into Anthony Sani's head as well as other Northern Nigerian elements he represents and speaks for. Icheoku admonishes Anthony Sani that family planning is a virtue and not a vice and that one man should not be punished or another man unduly rewarded because they have various ideas as to the number of children that is ideal to have. No man should because he has thirteen children ask to be paid more than his colleague who has only one child since choice was what each of them made. Nor should vast useless dusty arid desert lands be used to determine who gets what in Nigeria.

But be that as it may, with some of these far reaching resolutions of the National Conference, Icheoku is now more hopeful today than yesterday in the survival of Nigeria. It appears that finally Nigerians as represented in the National Conference are now prepared to do the heavy lifting needed to move the country forward. Icheoku prays that these recommendations be wholly adopted through a voice vote by the National Assembly without any amendment whatsoever. At last the path forward has been parted and Nigerians can  now begin to nation-build instead of all these break us apart war cries renting the air. Well done and thank you, National Conference. Nigeria, we hail thee!

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