"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.


"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.



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


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.


"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 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.

"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


“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


"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)


“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, October 9, 2015


Icheoku says it was the late literally giant, Chinua Achebe, who once quipped that 'one of the truest test of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised'; and on this note, Icheoku commends the former Nigerian Eagles goal-tender, Vincent Enyeama, for resigning from the national team rather than being made 'to look like a slavish beggar.' Nothing is worth losing one's honor for; as without honor, no life is worth its living. Therefore rather than take the recent double whammy maltreatment of being demoted from the captainship of the Eagles and also being forcefully removed from the Eagles' training camp like a destitute  criminal, Vincent Enyeama was right in simply walking away from the team while still retaining whatever was left of his honor in the service of his fatherland. 

Icheoku agrees with former Eagles captain Christian Chukwu that as a captain, Vincent Enyema deserved some respect. That regardless of whatever shortcoming he might have, the greenhorn coach of the national side, albino Sunday Oliseh, should have handled both incidents in a more matured, civilized manner that would have avoided the ruckus just generated. But to simultaneously demote Enyeama from the captainship of the side and also physically instigate his forceful removal from the training ground was simply too much for anyone with any modicum of honor to bear. The treatment was rather too over-broad and was not done in good faith, but rather to humiliate the goal-tender. Query, why invite Eneyama to the national side training camp only just to humiliate him in this manner, asking security men to physically remove him, tearing his clothes in the process. A man who has dutifully served the country for so long as to become the most capped player of the national side, at least, deserves better. 

Icheoku says Nigeria, not Vincent Enyeama, would be the biggest loser of this development. Vincent Enyeama is doing greatly, Vincent Enyeama has done greatly and Vincent Enyeama will do greatly in the future, however long that future might last. Vincent Enyeama is a good goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama is a very patriotic Nigerian and Vincent Enyeama is committed to the national team. It is only albino Sunday Oliseh who knows what his beef with Vincent Enyeama is, that would so recklessly force this issue to such a head, leading to the goalkeeper's resignation from the national side. Icheoku says Vincent Eyeama will be just fine, with or without the Oliseh managed national side; and being not a beggar, should not be made to look like one. To Vincent Enyeama, Icheoku says, all the best with all your future endeavors; and thank you for your service and for being man enough to walk away rather than allow yourself to become anyone's shriveling slave to be subjected to such a demeaning treatment. To Sunday Oliseh, Icheoku admonishes that you got this one really screwed up big time; and for triggering the resignation of Vincent Enyeama from the national side, SHAME ON YOU. 


EBEKUO said...

Enyeama returns to Eagles


Super Eagles first choice keeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, who Thursday, October 8 announced his retirement from the team has agreed to stage a comeback.

Enyeama’s decision to return was taken yesterday in Belgium after a three- hour meeting with the presi­dent of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick told Sunday Sunsports exclusively after the meeting that the good news he has for Nigerians is that Enyeama has assured him that he would rescind his retirement decision, even as he added that he succeeded in getting Enyeama and Oliseh to talk on phone.

“I had a very fruitful meeting with Enyeama. Our meeting lasted for three hours and I must tell you that all is well now. Enyeama will return after the game against Cameroon tomorrow (today). He spoke with Oliseh on phone after our meeting. He (Enyeama) is not in camp at the moment but he is likely going to watch the match against Cameroon from the stands,” Pinnick disclosed.

It would be noted that Enyeama decided to quit the Eagles over Oliseh’s decision to strip him of the skipper’s band. The new Eagles gaffer has since named Ahmed Musa new captain of the team with Ogenyi Onazi as vice captain.

Oliseh has come under fire from many soccer fans over the decision which they reason will polarize the Eagles as they chase Nations Cup and World Cup qualification tickets.

EBEKUO said...

Fashanu, Kwande blast Oliseh over Enyeama 0
OCTOBER 12, 2015
From Ikenna Emewu and Romanus Ugwu, Abuja

FORMER Aston Villa player and football admin­istrator, John Fashanu yesterday descended heavily on Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh for sacking goalkeeper and captain of the team, Vincent En­yeama.

Fashanu in a discussion with Daily Sun argued that: “I don’t want to sound like taking sides, but it is just improper for a greenhorn coach to sack a sea­soned captain of a team on flimsy excuse of report­ing late to camp or having disagreement with him.”

He described the action by Oliseh against En­yeama as a demonstration of poor leadership and hasty. He noted that: “I can’t understand the reason a coach who just resumed would sack the captain of his squad that way because a coach that wants to succeed should not be the one destabilizing his own team, and it is just unthinkable that you would sack a key player a day before a crucial match. That didn’t sound mature enough.”

Fashanu explained that in teams, there are players that don’t agree and never friendly with each other. “In my playing career, I knew of players that never spoke to each other in training and in the match. Sometimes, for six months they don’t stop to say hi to each other, but immediately they cross the line into the pitch, they drop all those and blend as a team.

“It also happens between a coach and some play­ers, but so far as the player is what you need to win your matches, you cope with him, not as a friend, but professionally as one that makes your work suc­ceed.”

He noted that although in words it is often said that all players should be treated equally by the coach, in practical terms, that is not possible. A player like Enyeama who has been there and has been the backbone of the Eagles must not be treated with disdain the way Oliseh did.

“For instance Enyeama wanted to opt out of the team in retirement like Oliseh said, the best way to handle his case and take the captainship from his is not the degrading approach. If Enyeama is treated that way as a senior player, then Oliseh is sending wrong signals to the younger ones that look up to Enyeama.

“Even if Enyeama should be dropped as the cap­tain, with the years he has served the nation, Oliseh would have demonstrated leadership to ask him, for the sake of breeding a cohesive squad, to come to the teammates and name his successor even after he and Oliseh must have on their own agreed to that. To strip him of the badge and give it to an­other was disrespectful and a way of telling him he doesn’t matter or that leadership in the team is not respected.”

In the same vein, Chairman Media Sub-commit­tee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Hon Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, has declared that Super Eagles first choice keeper and captain, Vincent En­yeama, deserves to be treated with respect by the team’s new gaffer, Sunday Oliseh.

Fielding questions from journalist after the Fal­conets trashed their visiting DR Congo counterpart in Abuja, the member House of Representatives Committee on Sports maintained that the Lille goalkeeper deserves to be given a heroic and glori­ous sent forth if he must retire from the team.

Asked if he is worried about the crisis rocking the team, he responded: “I am worried just like ev­ery other patriotic Nigerian over what is happening in the Super Eagles but the good thing is that we are trying to see how we can tackle it. It will be as soon as possible God’s willing.”

“The way forward is that the president and his two vices are in Belgium to see how they can tackle the situation. If you ask me, I would say that Vincent deserves better treatment. I don’t have full details of what transpired in Belgium between him and Oliseh, I have read some sketches of what hap­pened but we should not forget Vincent is a player who has served Nigeria very and by my own con­sideration, he deserves better treatment than this.