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.

Monday, January 4, 2016

GANI FAWEHINMI, A HUGE VOID IN THIS TIME OF GREAT TRIBULATION.

Icheoku says if any black robed and white wigged man or woman ever walked the field of law in Nigeria,  Gani Fawehinmi was that man and literally the only man to have truly done so; matter of factly speaking. He walked tall, fearlessly and courageously; and where angels feared to tread, he thudded. He was never coy nor timid about the preeminent place of the law in society and always fought to ensure it. He confronted whatever needed to be confronted legally; he magisterially rose up on each and every occasion in defense of the law and people. As a result, authorities usually thought twice, knowing that Gani will be challenging their illegalities in court and doggedly too, before they trample on the constitution, the law and the  rights of the citizenry. 

But regrettably, happenstances of the past few months in Nigeria has rekindled the memory of this indefatigable legal luminary of great repute. Icheoku mourns his loss all over again as a man whom Nigeria misses at this great hour of great need, of a fearless warrior to face-down the morphing dictatorship that is President Muhammadu Buhari. Imagine an elected president, in a democracy, usurping the powers of court and disparaging the very rule of law which made his presidency possible in the first place; and lawyers in Nigeria are just keeping mum, pretending that all is well while the very foundation upon which their trade is built is being eroded and corroded in this very adverse manner. As far as many of them are concerned, provided the whole applecart is not upturned and as long as they still can eke out a living, hustling; President Muhammadu Buhari can do whatever he wants unchallenged with two Nigerian citizens whose right to fair hearing have been unduly infringed by the government. 

Various courts of competent jurisdiction heard citizens Sambo Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu's bail applications, considered them and ruled. They granted them bail, with one, unconditionally; but President Muhammadu Buhari is saying that they do not deserve bail and as a result is still holding them illegally and in breach of the rule of law. Icheoku says if this two citizens are flight risk as President Muhammadu Buhari would shamelessly want the bewildered world to believe, why did his prosecutorial team not adduce such evidence while the issue of bail was being argued and persuade the court not to grant them bail or condition them on impossible or more stringent and hard to perfect obligations? Why would the government's prosecutorial team wait until the court have weighted their bail applications and determined their alleged offenses bailable and accordingly granted them bail, before President Muhammadu Buhari will then countermand the courts and refuse to comply with valid orders of courts and in a democracy? 

Icheoku laments that the Nigeria Bar Association, having not risen up as a pressure group in defense of the law and constitutional rights of Nigerian citizens, have lost its salt and should therefore consider revoking its charter of existence.  Their present indifference to the brash bashing of the law by President Muhammadu Buhari, especially its President Alegeh, is simply inexplicable.  Worse still, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo is a lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and you wonder doesn't he ever talk and/or ask for audience with the president to advise the president on his limitations in a democracy, where the rule of law is supreme? Then add the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, another lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; then Minister of Works, Power and Housing Babatunde Fashola too, another lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as well as many other lawyers in that government; yet they all are keeping mum as lady justice is suffering this wanton rape of her authority in the hands of their employer, President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Icheoku bemoans if only Gani Fawehinmi was still alive, no way would President Muhammadu Buhari dare and if he dared, the whole country will be literally on fire with legal fireworks to stop this madness. What a loss to Nigeria, especially the legal profession therein, that was the demise of Gani Fawehinmi.  Several years later, no one lawyer in Nigeria has been able to fill the very huge void left by him. It is indeed shameful the reactions so far from Nigerian lawyers to what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing to the law. It is a disheartening show of lack of courage and crass timidity that lawyers in Nigeria cannot rise up and defend their honor as lawyers and apostles of the  law and courts. If it is Sambo Dasuki as well as Nnamdi Kanu today, whose turn shall it be tomorrow to be summarily and arbitrarily similarly traumatized by injustice meted out by President Muhammadu Buhari?

Nigerians were warned that the old leopard cannot change its spots and true to prediction, President Muhammadu Buhari is now showing that his claimed "converted democrat" status was simply a ruse to con Nigerians of their votes during the last election. As warned, he has proved himself that the Muhammadu Buhari who overthrew democracy in 1983 and the one now masquerading as democratically elected President Muhammadu Buhari are but two faces of the same coin - a despotic tyrant who has no regard for the rule of law and rights of the citizens. Icheoku says when shall a Gani Fawehinmi reincarnate and when shall Nigerian lawyers become more active and truly give the citizens the confidence that they are constitutional rights defenders, who are watching their backs and watching out for them? Oh Gani, Nigeria misses you.

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