ICHEOKU says there is a female leader in Germany, another one in Britain; so lets get the French one. That way the three major countries across the pond would be on the same gendered leadership platform. Lets empower another woman, elect Mademoiselle Marine Le Pen president of France. She is exactly what the doctor ordered for a France in dire straits and in need of quick recovery from extreme Islamists terrorism. ICHEOKU says make France great again, Vote Le Pen. Help the French recover their homeland, Vote Le Pen. I am ICHEOKU and I approve of this message.

"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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Icheoku says love his politics or not, one thing nobody would take away from Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is that he is formidable and gets it. His a master in the art of politicking and navigating the  fine labyrinths of politics. A political life which started a short years ago and has blossomed into a national following that is to say the least phenomenal. 

He shot into the national limelight as a senator, then governor, morphed into regional organizer, king maker, astute opposition and crowned his effort recently when he defeated a sitting president and made another president through his political dexterity and sagacious maneuvering. He is courageous, foresighted, has terrific organizing ability and fearless, taking on Abacha through NADECO, Obasanjo as governor of Lagos State and Jonathan when they fell out. But he succeeded at the end of the day and today is the man sitting on top of Nigerian politics. Today, no one is more powerful in Nigeria political firmament that Ahmed Bola TInubu and they don't make his like any more, at least not many.

His diminutive rise not withstanding, he practically midwifed the current party in power in Nigeria APC, an amalgam of his AC and CPC as well as other mushroom parties. He fought off the government of President Jonathan and successfully led the effort that threw it out of Aso Rock. He single handily enthroned President Muhammad Buhari as the party's flag bearer, quashing all challenges the president had to emerge as a consensus sole candidate. He selected the vice president Bayo Osinbajo without any input from anybody. He choose several of current ministers including Minister of Finance whom he seconded from Ogun State to head Abuja money ministry. 

People who tried to cross him did not fair very well afterwards and the current Minister for Power, Housing and Works could attest that it took his full prostration surrounded by several peacemaker before Asiwaju could forgive him after making him governor of Lagos State and the man thought that he has now grown enough wings to challenge his mentor. That Buhari's cabinet was delayed for nearly six months was a result of his unwillingness to forgive Fashola and Buhari wanted Fashole in his cabinet. The list goes on of people he has helped place in positions including the latest promotion of his erstwhile Commissioner of Finance Ben Akabueze who was promoted to Director of Budget in Abuja. 

This leads to the issue being articulated here, the loyalty he shows to his trusted and loyal followers, the disciples of Tinubu school of politicking. Icheoku says the man certainly know how to cultivate following and maintain it.He also knows how to reward loyalty and has consistently shown it these past decades. Unlike his other contemporaries of the 1999 school of democratic politics in Nigeria, many of who have since become persona non grata even in their communities, Bola Tinubu walks tall and commanding because he is not too selfish not to take care of his foot soldiers and it always pays off handsomely. 

Bola Tinubu, simply put, is a larger than life political colossus of present day Nigerian. Regardless of the not so far good results of the government he helped instal, and in as much as many Nigerians are now saying buyer beware and regretting the decision they made listening to Bola Tinubu and his change mantra, the man from Osun Stateremains what he is, big political player. Icheoku says congratulations to a man who identifies political talents and uses them successfully. He knows how to cultivate power and maintaining it; and nothing more needs to be said except that Nigeria requires many more souls like him. Asiwaju, Icheoku says this one is for you.

No comments: