"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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Icheoku says exactly what a strategic smackdown takedown really looks like. The Jagaband of Borgu Land and the hitherto go to demi-god of Yoruba-land politics has been neutered, completely diminished and totally emasculated on his own political turf, his backyard and by the more powerful and more politically adept political tacticians from the far North. He was sidelined as ordinary; his preferred candidate for governorship rejected and the APC still won the governorship election without his help or contribution. The political giant of Yorubaland, although physically a midget himself, must now be feeling what lilliputians and midgets feel in crowded places when stepped on the head - unseen and very inconsequential. 

Icheoku says whether or not Bola Tinubu deserves the fate which has recently befallen him in the political arena of APC party politics depends on who you ask. As for Icheoku, any politician including Bola Tinubu always deserves whatever they get. It is politics and politics is a game of positioning for power and anyone threatening another's power-hold is always marked for destruction. Bola Tinubu's ever growing influence probably needed to be curbed and hatchet men went to work and they succeeded. Bola Tinubu is well deserved of all the political conspiracies that gathered to pigeonhole him and consign him into irrelevance on the scheme of things in the All Progressive Congress. It is politics and in politics, the long knives usually do come out and Bola Tinubu has previously, severally wielded the long knife himself too. So with the trial run that was  Ondo State now successfully completed; proved that the party can make an inroad and even win election without Bola Tinubu's help, the final countdown to his removal from the party has indeed really begun, albeit surreptitiously. 

Here is a Bola Tinubu, a man who is supposedly a democrat and who had fought several democratic battles himself in the past and continuing, but who suddenly decided to cross over to the dark side and conspired with non democratic forces to impose an avowed dictator on Nigerians. So which type of a democrat would prefer a dictator over a civilian for the presidency of Nigeria, except one who is not truly committed to the ideals of democracy but is flying the flag just for his own selfish beneficial interest. That Bola Tinubu has enormously enriched himself in politics, both financially and politically, is a fact; but short of what is in it for him, his championing of democratic politics is to say the least, rather  very superficial. Like the saying goes, he who rides the tiger should not be surprised if someone day he too ends up in the belly of the beast as Bola Tinubu is now finding out in a bitter crestfallen way. Icheoku says Bola Tinubu got exactly what he deserves by losing face in Ondo State and hopefully his own very Lagos State will soon follow, falls out of his vice grip and control as it goes under the weighty jackboot of the dictator aka "repented democrat", to completely rout Bola Tinubu out of relevance. 

Icheoku has no sympathy for the little Tinubu and says may his political humiliation never ends nor ceases, but continues to pile up. Bola Tinubu thought he was all this and all that and that he has now grown into an almighty Iroko tree that cannot be easily chopped down with a machete; except that he forgot that no tree, no matter how big, contends with a bulldozer. Now it is two states to nothing, he lost influencing Edo State governorship and now Ondo State and it is out there that other Southwest Yoruba states are mumbling against his authority and might soon similarly revolt against him. Icheoku says congratulations to governor-elect Rotimi Akeredolu and the APC machine that successfully put him there. As for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, he can pine away in misery for all Icheoku care as what he did to sabotage President Jonathan Goodluck in preference of Muhammadu Buhari can never be forgiven or forgotten by all true democrats in Nigeria. What an interesting time we live in and may the surprises keep on piling up. 

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