"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)


Icheoku says regrettably his Vice President Osibanjo, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is fidgeting around, while the president is wrecking havoc to Nigeria's hard fought democracy. Icheoku says by flagrantly disobeying court's orders, the president is doing grave damage to the very foundation on which every democracy is based. Osibanjo, Icheoku says defend your honor as a servant of the law and tell your boss that he has no choice in the matter of releasing detainees who have been granted bail.


Icheoku says the more they hold him, the bigger, the better and the larger he becomes; and more resolved on his quest for an independent homeland of Biafra. A thinking government of Nigeria would let him go and just monitor his activities if they have the time. Icheoku calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and his advisers to let Nnamdi Kanu go, moreso now that two courts of competent jurisdictions have granted him bail, one unconditionally.


“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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Icheoku says President Muhammadu Buhari was right and appropriately responded that Nigeria will not seek nor demand any apology from British Prime Minister David Cameron for calling Nigeria a fantastically corrupt country because the prime minister spoke the truth. The president was also right in calling Britain to help and assist Nigeria recover the looted funds held in British bank vaults and laundered as choice properties in London and other British territories. Icheoku says the president spoke well and rightly articulated the thinking of majority of honest Nigerians who truly meant well for the country. It is foolhardy for any Nigerian to demand the head of a man who simply spoke truth to corrupt Nigerians and in a matter which affects the country and the wellbeing of their country men and women. 
Unfortunately some Nigerians are taking up issue with the PM, claiming that he was out of diplomatic niceties by so publicly calling out Nigeria for its corruption. Icheoku says these pinheads are wrong in tacitly condoning corruption by Nigerians, in hounding the prime minister for speaking out. They should instead be praising the prime minister for whistle blowing on prevalent corruption amongst Nigeria's elite. It is also important that the Prime Minister spoke on the authority of one who should know and knows, being the leader of Britain and privileged of information of financial dealings and transactions within Britain. It is also a fact of consequence that the West eavesdrops on virtually every communications throughout the world and most likely heard conversations involving these Nigerian thieves of state. 

That all mortgages transactions and other outright purchase of properties within Britain are duly documented and their owners easily verifiable is also a fact of consequence in this call out by the British prime minister. So Nigerians instead of being unduly and unreasonable patriotic in the defense of their country, should pile on pressure on David Cameron to help them recover their loot treasure hidden in Britain. That is a more sensible thing to do; but to needlessly pretend that the prime minister overreached himself is foolish as evidence of wanton corruption is everywhere for every unbiased eyes to see. A matter made worse by the lurid disclosures in the ongoing $2.1 or rather $15.1 corruption investigation involving arms deals in Nigeria popularly known as the Dasikugate scandal. 

Icheoku commends the courage or rather the fortunate hot mic that yielded this public chastisement of Nigeria by the British prime minister. Hopefully it will  provide the much needed push for Nigerians to demand more from their leadership and encourage them to up the ante in the war on corruption and demand more accountability in their leaders. Icheoku prays that the government of Nigeria will keep the heat on British prime minister and his government and challenge them to do something about Britain being a receptacle of global corruption proceeds. If this is achieved, then the public humiliation was not in vain, otherwise what a scolding it was that Nigeria was called out alongside Afghanistan as the most corrupt country in the world. What a condemnation. 

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