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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

$9.3 AND $5.7 MILLION SEIZURE, SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD PAY A STIFF PRICE.

Icheoku says Nigerian media has been awash with  news about some intended "military purchases" gone wrong in South Africa, by an overwhelmed Nigerian government, trying so hard to stem the tide of Boko Haram madness. Icheoku says it is absolutely indeed laughable that a pittance of $15million, spent for military procurement, is subject to this degree of scrutiny? Icheoku says so because the amounts in question is pitifully and ridiculously infinitesimal and a drop in the ocean when scaled against military spending the world over and the real cost of military hardware.  

Icheoku says except the sums were respectively meant to just purchase ordinary bullets and bayonets, BUT NOT any specialized hardware, the amount is ludicrously too small for a military to become a subject of this frenzied discussion in Nigeria. But unfortunately an ever partisan media that has nothing more to offer to her customers ran with the story of how South African government seized "millions of Nigerians dollars" meant for military purchase. Analyzing an industry wherein midsize countries the world over spend upwards of $300billion with a "B" in equipping their armed forces, what is $15million spent to finance anti Boko Haram campaign? Icheoku asserts that a cursory check of pricing of military hardwares backs up the Nigerian government as very conservative with this aborted transactions, because $15million is a considerately modest sum where military procurement is concerned. 

Take for instance an F-35 fighter jet costs between $60 to $100 million each and the lower end F-16 costs about $17million a pop. A blackhawk (down) helicopter costs about $6million each; an Abram tank costs $5million each; one howitzer artillery gun cost about $600,000 each; a M-16 machine gun costs about $20,000 each; and some cannons costs upwards of $10,000 a piece. Now do the math and please educate Icheoku on what he is not getting right or correct when he says that $15million is peanuts if employed toward routing those mongrels in Sambisa Terrorist evil Forest. How many artillery pieces can this amount buy? How many M-16 machine guns can it really buy viz a vis the number of soldiers needing to carry and fire one? How many howitzers guns can it actually bring into the arsenal of the Nigerian military and yet we are not even talking about the heavy gadgets and top dollar military hardware including tanks and air-crafts. Or better still how much is indeed too much if it puts Boko Haram out of commission or is the life of any of those Nigerians being beheaded by Boko Haram quantifiable in dollar bills?

Icheoku says Nigeria will be a better place when politicians learn that there are watersheds in politics and not to play politics with certain things including national security. If only certain politicians and some particular geography could see the current madness of Boko Haram as a challenge to every Nigerian and worth fighting for and not just President Jonathan and the PDP war. Icheoku says what the president and all those currently engaged in the war against Boko Haram need at this time is support and encouragement; but certainly not words of disparagement or laughable accusations such as that a paltry $15million was expensed in the purchase of military needs. Once again, Icheoku urges Nigerians of every politics and persuasion to please give the war against Boko Haram a chance at succeeding. Anyone in doubt about the need to throw everything including the kitchen sink at defeating Boko Haram, should take a good look at Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and all other such places where terrorists have established a hold and are meting out unbearable abuse of human rights  and then tell Icheoku that they gladly wish this to Nigeria. Please Nigerians, say no to Boko Haram, support the war effort. 

Icheoku says as for the disgruntled polygamist South African President Jacob Zuma, a man whose corruption is legendary, an accused rapist and racketeer, a man who would have gone to prison but for political expediency, and a man who very recently faced another corruption investigation for lavishing poor South African's $20million to refurbish his private country home, Nigerians should simply ignore him. Icheoku says Zuma is a cry-baby who is sucking his thumb because Nigeria is finally trying to get its acts together and is in the process of removing the shine out of South Africa as Africa's newest big thing, including its largest and biggest economy. Icheoku says who wouldn't be as pissed off and smarting to get his vengeful payback for being dethroned, which President Zuma saw an opening in this two botched  transactions?

Icheoku does not even know why Nigeria is routing their military procurements through South Africa as there are so many countries in the world ready and willing to do business in that direction including Cuba, Ukraine etc. At worst Nigeria can resort to the black market and get whatever weapons they desire to pay for. Icheoku is emphatic that South Africa is possibly part of the bigger conspiracy of Boko Haram in their effort to clip Nigeria's soaring wings. Icheoku says may be it is about time Nigeria permanently consign South Africa in the cold where they really belong for all their ingratitude for the so much help Nigeria gave them while fighting the apartheid regime. After all the only respected man and the symbol of that struggle Nelson Mandela is already dead and so, who still cares about what a grumpy womanizing South African President Zuma and his xenophobic country think. To hell with Zuma and to hell with even his ungrateful South Africa country! 

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EBEKUO said...

South Africa returns seized $15m to Nigeria
OCTOBER 25, 2014 BY JESUSEGUN ALAGBE 45 COMMENTS
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South African President Jacob Zuma
South African President Jacob Zuma
The South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, said in a news conference on Friday that the $15m earlier seized from some Nigerians by the South African Government had been released to Nigeria.

The South African Government had, on September 5, 2014, seized $9.3m cash belonging to Nigeria and a month later seized another $5.7m, claiming that both funds were to be used for illegal purchase of arms, www.thecable.ng reported.

However, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, said the transactions were legal, urging the South African Government to stop actions that could degenerate to a diplomatic showdown.

The South African Government on October 14, 2014 said it would return the money to Nigeria.

Mnguni also spoke on the collapsed building in the Synagogue church in Lagos State and its effect on the relationship between the two countries.

He said that the two countries had come a long way and that the development would only make them remain stronger.

“South Africa’s relations with Nigeria has come a long way, so now this actually will make us much closer, to see how we can close some of these gaps that result in such accidents,” he said.

The South African ambassador added that the seizure of the funds was in no way related to the Synagogue collapse.

“South Africa’s relation with Nigeria is priceless; it cannot be sold for $15m,” he said.