"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 he stood on a car and shot two unarmed black occupants 15 times after twelve other officers had first riddled the same people with 122 bullets; yet Judge John O'Donnel found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of anything. It is in Cleveland Ohio and those two black people killed were husband and wife Melissa Williams and Afredo Willaims. Icheoku says it is America and black life don't matter; just another black persons biting the dust, so what?
"I think those SEALS did exactly what they should have done and we need to shut up and move on about the realities of what happened in that building in Abottabad Pakistan." - Senator John Kerry, Democrat Massachusetts.
Icheoku is happy to learn that President Jonathan's state security services of Nigeria has released blogger Okey Ndibe's passport and by necessarily implication his person too. Once again, another triumph of peoples outcry over the whims of one emerging dictator. It shows that protest works; and like Flea Anikulapo Kuti's "I go shout o", Icheoku shall always shout each time any conscientious commentator is picked up by those Nigerian men of power!
There is no wisdom in feeding a lazy fat cat which would not care to chase away an intruding mouse. - Idowu Ohioze, Edmonton, Canada.
Her body was found in her Los Angeles home. TM was 54years old and in case you do not remember who she was - remember the song, Square Biz?
The Save Nigeria Group was the first to alert Nigeria of the bribery tendencies Nigeria's President Jonathan with his $50,000 attempted bribery of the group. Not fazed by the disclosure, President Jonathan has now put his sight on the leadership of the national assembly who he has decided to bribe with their acquisition of official government quarters as their own private homes. Icheoku screams holy macro and queries if the past leadership had acquired these properties, where the present leadership would have resided. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck and Nigerians must be wary of this aloof Niger Delta operative.
Charles Rangel violated House rules with financial misconduct, brought it discredit and accordingly will be punished; so ruled the ethics committee. Icheoku sympathizes with the 80 year old Democrat from Harlem New York but takes reservation at some of the lame excuses or defense he tried to come up with.
"The late president Umaru Yar ‘Adua served for one term and I will complete the second term and thereafter 'any person from any other other region can take over." - Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida speaking at Dutse, Jigawa State. Icheoku asks when did Babangida's previous stand that South East Igbos will produce the president in 2015 change to "any person from any other region." This toothy-monster of Minna cannot just be trusted and only an imbecile takes him for his words.
"The Americans should not occupy the entire Middle East...bomb wedding parties...annihilate an entire village just because one terrorist is hiding there." - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Icheoku says, then let them pony up the terrorist and save themselves from further raining down of bombs.
"The era of following a policy of carrot and stick is over. Even such words are insulting to nations. It's only good for cowboys and those of retarded people. Definitely it has no effect. They issued resolutions as talks were underway, still, we are ready for talks." Icheoku says what a case of a midget poking his finger at the world; and if sanctions are not working, why the sudden call for talks, after Iran had severally in the past and before the sanction rebuffed the world's every effort at making it see reason.
Look no further for the evidence that Nigeria's financial situation is dire and all her creditors should better be wary. Icheoku asks what does Nigeria have to show for the expenditure of $19.54billion just between 2007 and 2010; during which the Excess Crude Account (ECA) which held $20 billion in 2007 when Obasanjo left office has been depleted to a mere $460 as at August 2010. What band of thieves have descended on Nigeria in this way that its resources should be so cannibalized and with nothing to show for it, as trade-off. Please when will that army man who can clean the Augean stable, rise and hold these thieving mongrels accountable?
"I think it's just more sadness. Because I don't think you ever go into a marriage looking to get divorced. That's the thing. That's why it is sad." - Tiger Woods. Icheoku admonishes TW if only he had thought about this line before letting all those cheap bimbos sample his whiny; may be he would not now be the loneliest man out there left in the cold by a distraught ex-wife!
An armed robbery suspect who was injured during a police shoot-out in Abeokuta and who later offered some villagers N1.8million in protection fees for a safe house and/or passage is from Akpugo-Nkanu, Enugu State, Nigeria! The 20-year -old suspect, Onyeka Ani, was apprehended in Mawuko village, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, Abeokuta, Ogun State while trying to escape. Icheoku says, just when the people of Enugu State thought that the death of 'Ngeleomu' has ended this area's involvement in dare-devilry, here comes another one of its product, terrorizing his victims in far away Ogun State. What a shameful ambassador he is. A case of changing tides when a criminal was the one begging for mercy and offering monetary reward to avoid harm in a country where their ruthlessness and lack of compassion is beyond pale. He possibly deserved the vigilante justice for opening his mouth in this way and asking for what his kind will not give to the people - leniency!
“We are a country where our leaders tend to play tribal sentiments, saying I am from the South-South; I am from North-west; I am North, I am South, I am a Muslim and I am a Christian. All these are selfish motives to make people who probably cannot compete with others…to use these sentiments." - President Goodluck Jonathan. Icheoku adds, and what did the north even benefit from the 38 years their fellow mallams Balewa, Gowon, Muritala, Shagari, BUhari, Babangida, Abacha, Abdulsalam and Yar'Adua were in power? Yet some northern vampires led by the evil one IBB are once again stoking the northern tribal sentiments to wake up unneeded sentiments against the south. The north is even their own worst enemies - Muritala overthrew Gowon, Dimka killed Muritala, Buhari overthrew Shagari, Babangida overthrew Buhari, Babangida massacred Zango Kataf northerners, Babngida killed Mamman Vasta, Gideon Orkar etc; so which north are we talking about and for which this agitation now martured? Nothing, nada, zilch.
"Thank you, President Obama, for taking a bunch of rednecks' suggestion and making it happen." - A grateful Tony Kennon, Mayor of Orange Beach Alabama applauding the president's secured $20 billion dollars victims fund from BP. Icheoku says, if only the governors and political leaders of the gulf region could for a moment, throw partisanship out the window and pay a thank you visit to President Obama, for all his visits, commitment and now securing this 20 billion dollars victim's fund for the oil-spill overwhelmed gulf region.
According to reports, the United States of America has discovered humongous quantities of untapped mineral deposits in the Mars-like landscape of Afghanistan, including iron, copper, cobalt, gold and lithium. The find is estimated at over $1 trillion? Icheoku says, may be at last, Afghanistan might become profitable, able to pay for the war and take care of itself? The effort and cost, both in human-lives and treasure, may after-all, be worthy-while.
“And it is not only human beings that can zone, God can also zone, and I believe that we are beginning to see a lot of divine zoning." - Chief Barnabas Gemade, former PDP chairman! Icheoku says, the middle-belt now tired of being second fiddle to the Hausa-Fulani core-north, have decided to pitch their tent with the south-south in Jonathan. Good break and it fore-tells s brighter political future for Nigeria; free at last Benue-Plateau region!
"The Peoples Democratic Party is the dominant party in the country, but even at that, we must ensure that things are done properly and so people can be convinced that 'we won' fair and square.” President Jonathan Goodwill. Icheoku says, so the president has already concluded that his 'largest party in Africa,' the PDP, has won an election that has not yet been conducted? What a juvenile political-speak by the fledgling president on the election-rigging ability of his infamous PDP.
"We see in President Jonathan a strong commitment and strong degree of activities in being able to improve this democracy and ensure that the next election is fair, transparent and credible.” - Maria Otero, America's Undersecretary of State for Democracy. Icheoku asks, what evidence on the ground points to this assertion; and INEC is yet to have a substantive chairman few months to the said election 2011?