Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha’s poems portray images that stare us right in the face. Images of love, joy, death, pain, challenges, violation, and freedom. She writes in a language that’s rich in imagery, earthy, honest, vulnerable, yet full of the promise of hope, of loving and of Grace. A collection of light and dark soulful prose. 

Somewhere, sometimes, life takes us through difficult, unexpected pathways that bring us to the edge of a precipice. These life-lessons that knock us down to our knees also become turning and redeeming points in our lives. They open our eyes to the important things and make us to question or find our purpose.

They drive us to wake up, to make the conscious choice to rise and step out and to live fully in the present moments that life brings us. It is the things that we deeply love that saves our sanity in these moments and gives us reason to hope, to open the doors and to fly.

Out of the silent breath is a vivid compilation of joyful, melancholic and hopeful prose through different walks of life.

The Author


Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha is a fellow blogger who is originally from Nigeria.  Her blog is A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales.  She uses this platform to support fellow bloggers and to raise awareness of the many  ongoing cultural inequalities and problems in the world.  Here is Jacqueline’s story in her own words:

I like to describe myself as a Jacqueline of all trade and a mistress of nothing. Everything is work-in-progress in my life, including me. Nothing is finished for, there’s always room for more improvement.

If all is finished, then that means that I am done on this side of the great divide. I believe that I still have a pretty long way to go with hammering myself into a worthy state before toddling off to sing angelic lullabies.

I was born in Nigeria in the mid 70’s, to a family with one of the best parents that I could have ever asked for.

My growing up years was in University of Nigeria, Nsukka campus. A close-knit community where everyone knew what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner and pretty much any shenanigans that you got up to. Back then, an honorary auntie could feel enough righteous indignation and would help to straighten you out before sending you home to your parents who will cement the straightening with their own dose of reprimanding.

As a young lady in High school, I was involved in a number of social and community activities. From Church work to participating in dramas at the local theatre, speaking at regular debate contests and contribution to the young writer’s club. At the initial stage, these artistic flairs propelled my interest to further my university education in Theatre or Communication Arts, however, due to the general inclination back then, that artists in Nigeria had no bright future, I leaned towards studying law.

My education in law was closely followed by several professional courses, in Public Relations, Chartered Secretary, and Administrators, an associate degree in the French Language as well as a Diploma in Translation. French is a language that I find not only romantic, but everything just sounds decadently delicious in French even when they are shouting.

Fast forward to my career path and like I had indicated right from the onset, I have done so many things.

I started my working life at The Embassy of Tunisia in Lagos as the Personal Assistant to the Ambassador and after a brief stint in France, I returned and joined the Embassy of France also in Lagos.

My position working with the Cultural Attaché to the Embassy of France paved an opportunity to join The Delegation of the European Union in Abuja, Nigeria. It was a job that offered a lot of training and travel opportunities and during this point in time, I met my dear husband, who whisked me off to the altar after a six-month whirlwind courtship. Our union will turn 16 years in November and we are blessed with three beautiful children.

The natural process of having babies with a stillbirth and several miscarriages in-between meant juggling family life along with my career, cycling through different jobs as I sought to find that which suited my family lifestyle a lot better.

I held job positions ranging from Archivist, Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Public Relations Officer, Administrative Manager, Records Manager to School Registrar.




Donald Trump: Will You Abide By Your Promise If You Become The Next President Of America?

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By Johan Van Dongen and Joel Savage

On his campaign trail on February 23, 2016, Donald Trump promised, to be honest with everything and also to the world, if he wins the elections as the next president of the United States of America.

It is often easier said than done Mr Trump, but being highly educated and one of the most respected leaders in the United States of America, I am using my position as a scientist, to give you a fraction of my forty-two years research, proving  that Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever etc, were medical crimes against humanity, by your country but America covered up the medical crimes with impunity.

You know very well that most of the past and present American leaders don’t speak the truth. That means they are simply liars. To support this statement, you recently showed your honesty by calling George Bush a liar. He lied to invade Iraq when  Saddam Hussein hasn’t any weapons of mass destruction in his possession. This is the link to your accusation: https://goo.gl/guLZF8.

It was because of the lies George Bush made, a ‘flying saucer shoe,’ nearly took off his head in Iraq, during a press conference on December 14, 2008.  Another biggest lies in the presidential history of America, came from former president Bill Clinton. He had carnal knowledge with a lady called Monica Lewinsky. After lying and swearing, Clinton admitted to lying and apologized to Americans.

At the end of this article are some few questions, which will be a challenge to you, if truly, you will live by your word to be transparent to the world, including your country America.

“The horrific Aids pandemic tremendously has generated scientific controversies within and outside the scientific establishment. Only a minority of scientists, like Johan van Dongen, and other engaged people have access to inside information concerning (bio-warfare) Aids and Ebola research.

At the beginning of Microsurgeon Dongen’s career, he worked on multiple an organ transplantation; and carried out thousands of experimental organ transplantation. In order to deal with organ rejection, he administered radiation and sera for diminishing the immunity of the organ receiver. Besides that he also administered uncountable agents to recipients of organs in order to trigger, diminish or completely wipe out the immune capacity which can be compared to Aids.

During his university and hospital appointments in the early seventies, and later undercover in the pharmaceutical industry, he discovered at that time that animals don’t die because of rejection of the transplanted organ but because of multiple infections which can be compared with human Aids victims. In this way, Johan van Dongen noticed that Aids can be induced by radiation, aflatoxins, Immuran/prednisolone combination, anti-lymphocyte sera and many other bio-warfare agents.

Dormant HIV virus

As head of the Department of Experimental Microsurgery, and involved in all transplantation and immunological experiments, which enabled him involved in many health controversies, regarding this subject,  especially the connection of his work and the polemic concerning the transmission of HIV in many ways, he discovered in the extensive scientific literature the role of an obligatory co-factor that trans-activates the “Dormant” virus HIV in specific human cells.

This obligatory co-factor which trans-activates the “Dormant” virus in specific human cells, is deliberately introduced into mostly black-skinned  people or Africans, governed by massive environmental factors, as indicated in our book: “Aids and Ebola the greatest crime in medical history against mankind,” in order to depopulate Africa.

Therefore I will always like to enlighten readers about the real origin of Aids and the true nature of famous international researchers as Robert Gallo. As far as Gallo is concerned, Ricardo Veronesi, professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo, was personally informed about the true nature of Gallo’s research long before this controversy turned into a public scandal and as a consequence thousands of scientific Aids dissidents.

It was no less than Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, of the French Pasteur Institute who revealed the criminal intention of Gallo. Not only she became an Aids dissident but also the discoverer of the HIV virus, Luc Montagnier disputed Gallo, the fake discoverer of the HIV virus.

In their opinion, the major bursts in the common scientific approach lie in its ignoring that the pathogenicity of the HIV, is indeed governed by multiple deliberate environmental factors and one of these determinant factors is the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction Test).

Polymerase Chain Reaction Test

This test is a technology in molecular biology used to amplify a single copy or a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence. Especially the diagnosis of hereditary diseases; the identification of genetic fingerprints, used in forensic sciences and paternity testing; and the detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases, the PCR test can be used to investigate the connection of diseases to the specific black race. Moreover, PCR can be extensively modified to perform a wide array of genetic manipulations not only in humans but also from microorganisms which cause Aids and Ebola.

Using and extrapolation of these kinds of techniques we can conclude that almost all people who have HIV in their bodies, were purposely infected with this virus which can lead to Aids. Bio-warfare scientists are able to make black-skinned people artificially susceptible for HIV or Ebola by using controllable diseases as a cover-up.

Most of the bio-warfare research using viruses which cause Aids and Ebola is predominantly carried out in Germany and Japan until 1945 and since then mainly in the USA and France, using Nazi and Japanese (military) scientific war criminals.

The Revealing Voices of Aids/HIV Theory Dissidents

The official scientific origin of the diverse HIV-strain has been placed somewhere between 1938 and 1948 when scientist T.F. Smith et al published an article in the authoritative medical journal Nature about this period in 1988 named: “The phylogenetic history of immunodeficiency virus”.

He wasn’t the only scientists who revealed the true nature of the HIV virus. Smith’s efforts to reveal the real origin of HIV was followed, to name a few, by Sharp et al with his article: “Understanding the origins of Aids viruses”, also in Nature, followed by Meyers et all with: “The phylogenetic analysis of the HIVs”. But the most important article is described in the top of the bill of medical journals the Lancet by scientist L.A. Evans et al, who discovered the “Simultaneous isolation of  HIV-1 and HIV-2 from an Aids patient”.

All these mentioned scientist agreed that the distribution of the HIV virus was an intentional action. Their findings made it very conceivable that this distribution was intentional, because sometimes both the new viruses HIV-1 and HIV-2, respectively HTLV-IV, are existing in one and the same person according to Evans.

And because his publication was checked by the editing and scientific boards of the Lancet, the outcome of his investigation was true. This counts also for thousands of publications in other medical journals as described in our book “Aids and Ebola the greatest crime in medical history against mankind

Mr. Trump, during my research I discovered that in general, it is harder for blacks to get Aids than whites, but blacks have been made susceptible for a broad spectrum of brand new diseases caused by Germans, partly under the auspices of the South African Apartheid regime, and after the war under guidance of the U.S.A.

Nowadays we now know that monkeys do not get Aids when infected with the human Aids virus. The same goes for tuberculosis until the moment that monkeys in a laboratory made receptive. Therefore black-skinned people are under no circumstances contaminated with Aids by monkeys with or without eating them. That is so to speak a criminal scientific fairy tale, the World Health Organizations, and some health institutions want the world to believe. “Aids didn’t come from monkeys brought from the Philippines,” I repeat.

Questions to Mr. Donald Trump

1. Sir, according to your statement, you will be honest in everything to the Americans and the entire world. Please, can you explain why America did protected Nazi war criminals?

2. Can you explain why among other countries, America made man-made viruses such as Aids and Ebola?

Hopefully, we have freedom of speech on ‘Stage 32,’ one of the new progressing social platforms because I (Professor Johan Van Dongen) have been expelled from all social media by the NSA and the Dutch government because of his whistleblowing work.

Mr. Trump, I will be very glad, if you can answer just these two questions, before becoming the next president of the United States of America. The answers to these questions are necessary because Obama did promise America and the world, to serve in truth and honesty, but all that we’ve witnessed is mostly hollow words and extending wars remain….”


Be Yourself No Matter What They Say

JelousyConstant jealousy makes one very ugly, when actually you are beautiful.

One thing about life is, whatever you do, people will always gossip, criticize or talk about you. Someone can hate you, because you are good in something, someone can hate you, because of your religion, someone can hate you, because of the color of your skin, someone can hate you, because of your sexual preference, above someone can hate for being honest.

In whatever situation you may find yourself, just be yourself, no matter what they say. Unfortunately, many can’t stand hatred, so they quickly throw in the towel, to please those brood of vipers intimidating and terrorizing them. That’s a big mistake. Never try to please anyone in life, because greed doesn’t allow people to be satisfied in life.

Life is very hard. The only people who really live are those who are harder than life itself,”  says Egyptian author Nawal El Sadaawi. Would you succumb to alcohol because the problems are too tough to handle? Or will live in perpetual darkness and depression because someone hates you?

There is only one medicine that heals and kills your enemy. That is laughter. Apart from being good for your health, your enemy cries when he sees you laughing. Remember in life, never ever try to please anyone. Kindness is very good, but please avoid too much kindness, because some kindness may give you a lot of worries.

With each year passing, the world is becoming increasingly dangerous, overrun with dishonest politicians, hypocrites and criminals. Everyone has the right to choose his own destiny. If you want to be one of them, you can join them, but please don’t hate anyone because he wants to live true, clean and pure, else you’ll damage your health with hatred and jealousy.


“I’m Not Afraid To Die: Save The World Or Perish In It”-Joel Savage

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The destroying of our environment, the violence erupting daily in our society, the domestic violence robbing the peace of women, the constant rape of women around the world, the killing of innocent people with biological processed diseases etc, aren’t issues of concern to many people, because they don’t care.

A victim of terrorist attack, tsunami, violence, Aids, Ebola,Ziga virus etc, has a story to tell you more than one who hasn’t experienced anything. I am an African, from a continent that has suffered all kinds of aggression, persecution, invasion, looting, diseases, depopulation and biological terrorism, in the hands of Europe and America. How do you expect me to react?

Whatever happens to an African, isn’t an issue of concern to many Europeans and Americans. Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever, Zika virus etc, were laboratory manufactured or man-made diseases by Europe and America and inflicted on Africans and Latin-Americans as bio-weapons. The media has covered up the crime in favour of those responsible for the medical crimes, yet their voices are heard anytime terrorism hits Europe or America.

Genetically modified mosquitoes are spreading Zika virus,yet the media and the American government want people to understand it’s just a normal disease. What kind of a normal mosquito that when it bites, your head shrinks? Why is America causing suffering to others? Why can’t they test the disease they invent on their own people, but they choose the poor and the underprivileged? Is that the true meaning of super-power or democracy? What kind of God America claims in him they trust?

No one cares about Africa, but I do, because that’s where I was born. If the leaders are corrupt and can’t do anything about the using of Africans as Guinea pigs for drugs testing, I will speak out, because I’m not afraid to die. If Africans and Africans in the Diaspora fear to die, then they should by the books about Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr, to read and learn something about them.

If those black leaders: Steve Biko, Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela etc, were coward and fear to die, African-Americans or black people wouldn’t have reached this far. The reason I’m not afraid to die, because I am imitating them. You need to be sincere, honest or faithful person, before you can understand me, but I am not going to beg anyone to understand me, because such qualities are hard to find in people.

Many do ask me if I’m not afraid to speak against people: What a stupid question? It’s because of fear Africans can’t move forward or progress. Many don’t even have the ambition to try something in life to be successful or fail. It’s because of fear the White man leads the Black in everything today, but not because the Black man is stupid.

It’s because of fear Europe and America treat Africa bad. It’s because of fear instead of African leaders to confront Europe and America over those medical crimes, they polish the White man’s shoes to get gifts into their pockets. It’s because of fear, many Africans claim Aids and Ebola are curses from God. It’s because fear an African can’t scream or react if a White man is maltreating him.

It’s because of fear and love of  money, many Africans are pastors, yet their deeds don’t show that they are servant of God. It’s because of fear, the statue of Leopold, a king who killed over ten million Africans, including women and children, still stands in Brussels, when there is no statue of Adolf Hitler, yet there is a Black politician in Belgium. What’s his significance?

Fear, is an enemy that kills the coward million times before his real death. I want to die just once, when my time comes, so I don’t have any room in my life for fear to occupy.


The Woman Who Stole My Life


‘Name: Stella Sweeney. Height: average. Recent life events: dramatic.’

Stella Sweeny is back in Dublin. After living the dream in New York for a year – touring her self-help book, appearing on talk shows all over the USA and living it up in her 10-room duplex on the Upper West Side – she’s back to normality with a bang. And she’s got writer’s block.

Stella wants a clean break as she didn’t exactly leave New York on a high. Why is she back in Ireland so soon? Who is it who keeps calling? Stella wants to get back to being the woman she used to be. But can she? And should she?

For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

Once again internationally bestselling Irish author Marian Keyes delivers yet another witty, charm-filled book her fans are sure to love.

The Author


Marian Keyes lived in London for ten years before returning to her native Dublin. After receiving a law degree and studying accounting, she began writing short stories in 1993. She is the author of three previous novels–Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, and Rachel’s Holiday–all major bestsellers around the world.