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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Old Men, Women Arrive Polling Unit With Mattress And Pillow In Enugu | Jeremy Spell Blog

Drama ensued at the Estate Primary School in Abakpa Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State when an elderly woman came to the polling unit with sleeping materials.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who is monitoring the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Enugu on Saturday reports that the woman, Mrs Nkem Unobuagha came to the unit with a mattress, pillow and a giant water flask.

Unobuagha told NAN that she came to the unit as early as 7 a.m. but as at 10 a.m., there was no electoral officer so she went to bring her sleeping materials.

“I am disappointed that INEC failed to bring materials early as announced but I will remain here till I cast my vote.

“I am not discouraged. Even if it is midnight, I will wait till I cast my vote,’’ she said.

Some other elderly voters also arrived at the unit with chairs while some were aided.

A septuagenarian, Chief Mike Okolo at St.Theresa Primary School also in Abakpa Nike expressed dismay at non arrival of election officials as at 11 a.m.

Okolo, who came with a chair, said he would cast his vote no matter the time.

It is a similar situation at the Federal Government College ward 11 and the Okpara Square in Independence Layout as well as at Obiagu Road and St. Luke Wards in New Layout as some aged ones came with chairs.

When contacted, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Emeka Ononamadu confirmed that there were some hitches especially as regards transportation adding that they were being addressed.

Just IN: Army Hits Boko Haram Base | Jeremy Spell Blog

The Air Component of the Multinational Joint Task Force has attacked the Boko Haram logistics base on the border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger, destroying seven of their gun trucks.

In a statement on Saturday, Col.Timothy Antigha, the Chief of Military Public Information of the MNJTF, said the attack took place at around Dorou, west of Damasak, along the Kamadougou River.

Antigha said the attack occur as the terrorists emerged from the hide out.

He said other items destroyed were water tanker and equipment like arms and ammunition and ration.

Antigha said vehicle abandoned by the terrorists had been recovered by troops.

According to him, several terrorists were neutralised.

“As at the time of issuing this press release, MNJTF troops were in pursuit of fleeing terrorists,” he said.

He said the MNJTF was determined to sustain the pressure until the terrorists were routed out of their remaining hide outs. (NAN)

Shocking As Smart Card Reader Rejects Yakubu Dogara's Fingerprint | Jeremy Spell Blog

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, was on Saturday rejected by the Smart Card Reader at his Gwaranga primary school polling unit of Gwaranga town in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent reports that Dogara arrived the polling unit at about 9:44 a.m., but the Card Reader failed to authenticate his finger-print, as a result of which he had to use the authentication form to vote.

His wife, Mrs Gimbiya Dogara, however voted smoothly without any hitch.

Speaking after casting his vote, the Speaker commended the orderly conduct of the elections at his polling unit.

He said that he was not aware of how the exercise was going on in other places, but added that if the situation were the same in other units, then INEC had done a good job.

Dogara expressed optimism about his chances of winning a re-election to the House of Reps.

#NigeriaDecides: Do Not Use Unwarranted Force on Individuals, Group Tells Army, Police | Jeremy Spell Blog

A Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, involved in the promotion of public safety and access to justice in Nigeria, The CLEEN Foundation, has warned security agencies in the country to refrain from unwarranted use of force during the elections.

The group, in a statement on Friday, warned that reckless use of force by security agencies could be counter-productive, even as it urged Nigerians to avoid electoral infractions that could impact negatively on the conduct of the elections.

It said it had since February 16 when the elections were originally billed to commence, been monitoring and documenting incidents of electoral violence across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, through 1,600 field observers deployed across the 774 Local Government areas in the country.

“Since the last six days, we have observed some public safety and security concerns around the country leading to the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

“CLEEN Foundation uses this opportunity to notify the security agencies, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the media and the general public that the verified incident reports from our election observers across the nation reveals that election related violence has claimed lives and led to the destruction of property in twelve (12) states: Borno, Benue, Gombe, Delta, Kogi, Ondo, Ebonyi, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Zamfara and Kano States.

“Our field observers across the nation have reported incidents of election related violence including politically motivated killings, attacks by insurgents, fighting among party supporters and thugs, destruction of property and vandalization of INEC offices/property.

“The spate of violence witnessed since the election was rescheduled from the 16th of February 2019 further validates earlier findings of CLEEN Foundation’s analysis of the Election Security Threat Assessment (STA) which identified political thugs as major threats that could perpetrate electoral violence in the 2019 General Elections.

“The security threat posed by these developments will likely cause voter apathy amongst the generality of Nigerian voters who may be worried about their security and safety when they go out to vote.

“Consequently, we use this medium to call on all stakeholders to uphold their duty towards peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections. Nigerian citizens should avoid electoral infractions that will impact negatively on the conduct of the elections.

“We particularly call on security actors to refrain from unwarranted use of force and should promptly address any incident that is likely to cause electoral violence before, during and after the elections. For a country working to strengthen the relations between the populace and security actors, the use of unwarranted force may be counter-productive.

“CLEEN Foundation will continue its partnership with key stakeholders in observing the elections and particularly the conduct of security actors on election duty through our Elections Security Support Center, ESSC, for the 2019 general elections.

“Finally, we are hopeful of a peaceful, credible, free and fair elections as we go into the 2019 General Elections”, read the statement that was signed by the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Dr. Benson Olugbo.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Man Promise to Walk Naked, Lady Promise To date all her Male Facebook Friends If Atiku wins Election | Jeremy Spell Blog

Social Media is a platform where people share their views and interact with each other, And Tarabans are not left behind in this community full of its happiness and sadness. When surveying the posts and the activities happening on Facebook we noticed a post by a Young Man or probably an adult threatening to Walk naked from Jekadafari to Road Block in Jalingo to celebrate The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar If he wins the 2019 Presidential Election, See screenshot below

Further more This is not complete without speaking about a comment spotted where a lady promise to date all her facebook male friends if Atiku Abubakar wins election, Check screenshot below..
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

NIP Presidential Candidate Steps Down For Atiku | Jeremy Spell Blog

The national chairman and presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, Ms. Eunice Atuejide has stepped down for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, barely four days to the rescheduled elections.

According to her, Atiku would form a government that would include the best Nigerians from every corner of thecountry.

Atuejide, in a statement in Abuja, gave reasons why she was stepping down for Atiku, adding that when she set out to contest the presidency in 2016, she promised to always put Nigeria first.

She said, “I believe strongly that a Nigeria led by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will drastically reduce the suffering we have all endured under the President Buhari-led maladministration.

“I believe there will be respect for human life, less nepotism, tribalism, religious fanaticism, insensitivity and outright disregard for the wishes of the Nigerian people. I strongly believe more competent Nigerians will be brought together from different places of origin, religions and creed to form the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar-led government.

“I believe he would select the government to include the best Nigerians from every corner of the country.

“I make bold to state unequivocally that I stand with Atiku under the PDP this time. I cannot defend the PDP for giving us bad leadership from 1999 to 2015, yet I cannot help but blame the APC for doing a much worse job from 2015 to 2019.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Charlee Nathan Certified As Global Peace Ambassador | Jeremy Spell Blog

Charlee Nathan- Jeremy Spell Blog Photos
Taraba State Peace Advocate, Charlee Nathan who was recently nominated as one of Global Peace Ambassadors is now selected and certified as a Global Peace Ambassador by Global Peace Organization. This come recently when he took to his Facebook handle to Appreciate his Fans and good lovers of Zaman Peace Movement of this great achievement.

Jeremy Spell Blog are not left behind too, In our quest to provide relevant information we have provided some screenshots and photos Below.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gov. Aminu Masari Assures Buhari of 3 Million Votes In Katsina State | Jeremy Spell Blog

President Buhari And Masari- Jeremy Spell Blog, Photos
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina state said the postponed elections will not affect the promise made by Katsina people to deliver three million votes for re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari on Feb. 23.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday shifted the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23.

The governorship, house of assembly, FCT area council elections were also shifted from March 2 to March 9.

Masari told State House correspondents in Katsina that the postponement would not change the position of Katsina people, stressing that the APC Thursday’s rally had clearly indicated that the people would deliver on their three million votes for Buhari/Osinbajo ticket.

“Katsina people are ready; you saw it if you were here on Thursday (rally) you would know Katsina people are ready and prepared for these elections.

“The postponement will not change anything, it will not change the position of Katsina state.

“We were ready two days ago. I believe those of you who were in Katsina since on Wednesday or Thursday you would have seen that we were more than ready as far as the elections is concerned.’’

According to the governor, the postponement based on previous experience did not come as surprise to him.

Masari, who expressed serious concern over the postponement of the elections almost at the last hours by INEC, said “I hope INEC does not develop a culture of shifting dates of elections’’.

He maintained that it would be unfair for anybody or organization to shift the blame of the postponed elections on President Buhari, adding that INEC, an independent body should be held responsible for its action.

“But the fact on ground is that INEC gave assurance and the federal government has given INEC all the resources they required. So, the failure if there is any is their own.

“It has nothing to do or very little to do with the President except that being the President and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces whatever happens under the sun in Nigeria he becomes responsible but not liable.

“If you are looking for somebody who is liable, INEC is liable to convince Nigerians why it shifted the elections because all the political parties are going to suffer the consequences of INEC’s action.

“So, obviously there will be additional cost on the political parties and also on the government. So, the president cannot deliberately orchestrate this and knowing the kind of president Nigeria has now – he has not even interfered with departments that are directly under him let alone a commission that is independent based on the provision of the constitution.

“He is somebody who believes in the rule of law.’’

On security situation in the state, the governor disclosed that the state government in collaboration with relevant security agencies at both local and state level had succeeded in securing the state from criminals.

He commended the federal government for deploying more security personnel with additional tracking and other security gadgets to locate and apprehend kidnapers and bandits within and beyond the state.

“From the time I cried out to date, one – there has been reinforcement in the police, also the Department of State Services has sent in more tracking devices and more personnel and the military are operating, the air force is in the air always.

“I think there is improvement in terms of the level of security with regards to kidnapping, armed banditry.

“We were very much concerned because we were afraid that it would affect elections in some of the wards that are bordering the forest areas.

“But luckily enough with the combined operations of the local security under the local government system, the police; the Nigerian Civil Defence and the army, the situation has improved tremendously and we can now conduct elections in more than 95 per cent of those places that were being daily attacked, because most of the attacks were coming from the forest in Zamfara.

“They hit and go on motor bikes. So, really security, yes, is still a problem but not to the extent that it will disturb the issue of elections,’’ he said.

(NAN News, 2019)

Ooni Task INEC To ensure Free And Fair Election | Jeremy Spell Blog

As Ile Ife people celebrate Aje festival, the Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has urged INEC and other stakeholders to ensure free, fair and credible polls for the stability of the country.

The Ooni led thousands of Ile Ife indigenes, market men and women, professionals and business tycoons across the country to celebrate this year’a edition of Aje Festival.

He said that only a peaceful election could guarantee wealth and prosperity.

Oba Adeyeye, while addressing newsmen in his palace, on Monday, explained that Aje was a deity in charge of wealth and property.

He said that the festival had a great positive influence on Nigeria’s economy and peaceful existence.

According to him, the first economic activity in Africa started at the popular Igbomekun (Ojaafe) Market in Ile Ife.

He stressed that the role played by the Igbo people of the eastern part of country could not be over emphasised.

“We must go back to our history, this celebration belongs to all, including our brothers and sisters from the East.

“Igbos are part of this celebration, because Nigeria’s economy won’t be complete without mentioning them.

“In the ancient days, the Igbos were part of the natives in Ile Ife, we were one big happy family before they left for the East where they are today.

” Unlike some perspectives that they were from the Jews, the correct notion is that the Jews left Igbo land for their current location.” Ooni stated

In the same vein, Iyaloja of the Federation, Chief Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, said Aje was one of the most powerful among all Yoruba deities, in view of its economic potential.

Tinubu-Ojo expressed her deep belief in the celebration, and assured Nigerians that the country’s economy would receive a boost soonest.

She advised all and sundry to promote the prestigious Yoruba cultural and traditional heritage.

(NAN News, 2019)

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Compensate Nigerians with Free Fuel- Says Legal practioner To INEC | Jeremy Spell Blog

A Legal Practitioner, Mr Kayode Ajulo, has demanded compensation of free fuel to all Nigerians over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Ajulo stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday.

He said that the Federal Government through the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must compensate Nigerians for wasting resources and energy to travel to their various polling units to cast their vote.

According to him, I traveled to Cardive in America few weeks ago and a certain road was closed without the knowledge of the citizenry, the government had to compensate them with five litres of fuel.

He said that the postponement was a technical disenfranchisement that only the presidency could reverse by providing palliative measures in form of free fuel flows to voters.

He said that an arbitrary predilection for unpleasant surprises, the INEC has made Feb. 16th into a national day of ‘April Fool’.

“INEC’s decision to suspend at the eleventh hour, the Presidential and National Assembly elections long billed for today has thrown a crooked wrench in the plans and schedule of several million of voters all over the country”

He stated that the election meant taking trips away from primary states of residence and commerce to polling units in other states to participate in the election.

According to him, schedules were disrupted, families uprooted and finances invested in the bid to exercise franchise and execute the civic duty owed by the registered citizenry to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He said that the dilemma for more than a few families and individuals at the moment would be to making a decision between maintaining their locations or heading back to their respective businesses and abode.

Ajulo noted that INEC must be seen to keep its words, adding that a second postponement could have dire implications for it and bleed it of public faith and trust.

INEC Postponed Elections to Feb 23, March 9 Respectively, See Reasons | Jeremy Spell Blog

INEC Boss- Jeremy Spell Blog Photos
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why it postponed the general elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16th February, 2019.

The commission shifted the election by one week, explaining how difficult it was for it to shift the general elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who briefed journalists at about 2:43am on Saturday, in Abuja, said the commission had met on Friday, 15th February 2019 and reviewed its preparations for the 2019 General Elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, and therefore, shifted the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, 23rd February 2019.

He said the commission would later in the day be meeting with key stakeholders at the International Conference Centre, Abuja to discuss issues surrounding the development.

According to him, “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan and the determination to conduct free, fair and credible elections, the Commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible, said Yakubu.

He said, “consequently, the Commission has decided to reschedule the Presidential and National Assembly Elections to Saturday, 23rd February 2019. Furthermore, the Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Elections is rescheduled to Saturday 9th March 2019. This will afford the Commission the opportunity to address identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of our elections.

“This was a difficult decision for the Commission to take, but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy.

“The Commission will meet key stakeholders to update them on this development at 2pm on Saturday, 16th February 2019 at the Abuja international Conference Centre”, he added.”

Friday, February 15, 2019

APC will Retire Atiku Tomorrow- Tinubu | Jeremy Spell Blog

Tinubu left, Bihari Right, - Jeremy Spell Blog Photos
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Thursday in Lagos that the APC would send the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, into retirement on Saturday for the good of Nigeria.

”This election is more than a contest between two men, President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for that one exalted chair”, Tinubu said in a statement by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman

”Look, I have made no attempts to hide my friendship with Atiku. We are friends before this election and hopefully we will be friends after Feb. 16 when he goes into retirement.

”For the good of Nigeria and even the good of Atiku himself, we will do well to send him into retirement on Saturday.

”Perhaps, we should also send Obi into retirement along with his boss come Feb. 16. Perhaps together they might manage to discover the place where they might learn compassion for the common man,” he said.

Tinubu said there was not much good that could be found in the policies and programmes announced by the PDP.

“Atiku’s answers to our economic challenges are to shrink and restrain government from being the active catalyst toward a diversified economy that assured broadly-shared prosperity through the just allocation of wealth and reward according to sweat and toil put forth by the Nigerian people.

“They seek an unfair, unjust and unequal Nigeria. Their definition of Nigeria is a nation run by the greedy, for the profit of the rich, at the command of the mighty,” he said.

Tinubu said that the objective of the APC was to remake Nigeria into a great nation.

“Our vision is the opposite of theirs, Unlike the PDP, we, the APC, are anchored to the proposition that every Nigerian is entitled to equal access and sufficient economic opportunity so that he may use his talents, skills and committed exertion to carve for himself and his loved ones the decent and good life every human being seeks.

“The ordinary person is not to be shortchanged of the fair dividends of his honest sweat and diligent labour simply because he may be poor or because the powerful and wealthy want more.

“Because of the APC’s concerns for the struggles of the average person, we launched beneficial social welfare programmes such as the school feeding programme, Trader-Moni and N-Power.

“As such, we have made progress caring for our most needy and vulnerable through these and other innovative and unprecedented policies. These programmes are of the type all great nations do for their citizens,” he said.

Tinubu said that the APC was not satisfied by what had been accomplished, saying that what had been done was but the opening phase of a more ambitious undertaking.

“We have just begun to fight poverty and reform this economy on the scale required. Though we have helped millions, several millions more are needed to end poverty’s stranglehold on their lives.

“We must expand the scope and reach of our social welfare programmes to encompass those other people who have been denied access to the productive economy through no fault of their own.

“Additionally, we must put idle hands to work to build a modern infrastructure that will energise agricultural output in rural areas and foster labour-intensive industrialisation in our growing cities, ” he said.

The former governor of Lagos State said that the second term of President Buhari would be dedicated to changing the structure of the economy for the better.

“We must amend our national economic architecture to unlock the full potentials of our people and our land. To me, this is the core mandate of government for and of the people.

“Throughout the campaign, we have talked about taking Nigeria to the Next Level. To me, this Next Level is informed by forging a new partnership between government and the governed to create a more just and prosperous economy for all.

“The beginning of this new partnership is already taking shape. As stated before, we have initiated a first phase of social welfare programmes,” he said.

Tinubu urged the people of South West to join APC in implementing the Next Level agenda.

“The South West has always been at the vanguard of progressive governance in Nigeria. Today should be no exception to this historic role we have played.

“I ask the people of the South West to join the APC so that we attain the Next Level by implementing this bold and good new partnership built on the following pillars: power, infrastructure, housing, industrialisation, agriculture and social security,” he said.

Tinubu said that the coming elections were a choice between progress and retreat.

“The future is uncertain until we enter it. Feb. 16 is Election Day and on that day Nigeria shall step into its future.

“How you vote on that day will determine whether we walk into the future in a manner that guides our subsequent steps toward the national greatness that calls to us or will we walk into it backwards as if feebly trying to reinvent the past.

“One road leads to a certain replay of the economic injustices of the past. It is a road well-worn with familiar pitfalls and setbacks built into the very nature of it.

“The other road provides the truest, brightest chance for us to enter into our hopeful future but only if we are brave enough to believe in our capacity to improve our nation,” he said.

Tinubu urged Nigerians to vote for President Buhari for a secured future.

“This is the future we must enter. This is the future the APC champions. This is future you must choose on Election Day. Vote for yourselves by voting for President Buhari,” he said.

Tinubu urged Nigerians to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the elections to ensure a violence-free exercise.

“In the exercise of our civic duty at this historic and important moment, I ask that you conduct yourselves with utmost tolerance and in equal peace towards both political ally and political opponent.

“Let us show the world that we know the true meaning of democracy. On Election Day let not an angry hand be raised against any Nigerian.

“No matter our political differences, let us remember we are of one land and of the same national family.

“This election shall be free and fair and conducted without the arm of violence. For this is as Nigeria and our democratic exercise must be to achieve the excellent destination intended for us.“

Donald Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Mexico Wall | Jeremy Spell Blog

Photo of Donald Trump- Jeremy Spell Blog Photos
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the Mexico border.

Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought.

Chicago Tribune reported that Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move is already drawing bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and expected to face rounds of legal challenges.

“I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said from the Rose Garden, as he claimed illegal immigration marked “an invasion of our country.”

In a rare show of bipartisanship, lawmakers voted Thursday to fund large swaths of the government and avoid a repeat of this winter’s debilitating five-week government shutdown. The money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed and would finance just a quarter of the 200-plus miles (322 kilometers) he wanted this year.

To bridge the gap, Trump announced that he will be spending roughly $8 billion on border barriers — combining the money approved by Congress with funding he plans to repurpose through executive actions, including the national emergency. The money is expected to come from funds targeted for military construction and counterdrug efforts, but aides could not immediately specify which military projects would be affected.

Despite widespread opposition in Congress to proclaiming an emergency, including by some Republicans, Trump was responding to pressure to act unilaterally to soothe his conservative base and avoid appearing like he’s lost his wall battle.

Word that Trump would declare the emergency prompted condemnations from Democrats and threats of lawsuits from states and others who might lose federal money or said Trump was abusing his authority.

In an unusual joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said such a declaration would be “a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract” from Trump’s failure to force Mexico to pay for the wall, as he’s promised for years.

“Congress will defend our constitutional authorities,” they said. They declined to say whether that meant lawsuits or votes on resolutions to prevent Trump from unilaterally shifting money to wall-building, with aides saying they’d wait to see what he does.

Democratic state attorneys general said they’d consider legal action to block Trump. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told the president on Twitter “we’ll see you in court” if he makes the declaration.

Even if his emergency declaration withstands challenge, Trump is still billions of dollars short of his overall funding needed to build the wall as he promised in 2016. After two years of effort, Trump has not added any new border mileage; all of the construction so far has gone to replacing and repairing existing structures. Ground is expected to be broken in South Texas soon on the first new mileage.

The White House said Trump wouldn’t try to redirect federal disaster aid to the wall, a proposal they had considered but rejected over fears of a political blowback.

Reported by Chicago Tribune.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

DOWNLOAD MUSIC MP3: Moi Cherry- Mjay Korrect Ft BigTimz Zamani (Prod. Emmdizzle) | Jeremy Spell Blog

From the stables of KGK EMPIRE, the Kwararafa Frontier Mjay Korrect featuring one of Benue Afro Pop Sensation BigTimz decide to unleash a single tittled "Moi Sherry" is the 3rd Single to drop from the album "This is KWARARAFA" by Mjay Korrect.
The AfroLove tune was Produced by one of the Biggest producers in the North Emmdizzle.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

DOWNLOAD MUSIC MP3: Malaria (Ada Cover)- Kaysoti (M&M byJehu) | Jeremy Spell Blog

From the stables of KGK Empire comes this thrilling and chilling sound from the award winning Kaysoti. Malaria is a confessional love song and good for love birds to utilize it for his valentine.

Download Music Below


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Exclusive Interview With Taraba Female Rapper Lil Pee | Jeremy Spell Blog

Photo of Lil Pee- Jeremy Spell Blog, Photos
Lil Pee is a strong name in Taraba State when it comes to rapping, So Jeremy Spell Blog have decided to have an interview or more of a conversation with Her, Kindly Join us as we share it together

 Jeremy Spell Blog

Good evening dear, If I'm not mistaken You're the popular Taraba Rapper Lil Pee right?

Lil Pee

"Yes You are right"

 Jeremy Spell Blog

Can You tell our readers about Yourself, I bet they are curious to know about You..

Lil Pee

"My name is promise Bitrus Emmanuel born into the family of Mr/Mrs Bitrus Emmanuel on 8th January 1998 and also the 5th Child of my parents"

Jeremy Spell Blog

Wow! That is awesome, Many Tarabans don't know about your Family and Tribe can you say something about that?

Lil Pee

"My Father is from Jos while My Mother is from Taraba here and she is Mumuye by Tribe"

Jeremy Spell Blog

So you can speak mumuye right?

Lil Pee

"Laugh out Loud, A little"

Jeremy Spell Blog

The Name Lil Pee have grew across the frontiers of Taraba state, How do you achieve that?

Lil Pee

"The name Lil pee came when I started singing at an early age, learning and imitating Nicki Minaj and how she sing

Jeremy Spell Blog
That is great! But why do you Focus on Hausa Rap rather than English?

Lil Pee

"I sometimes sings in Pidgin English too, but I prefer singing in Hausa because I'm born in the Northern Part of Nigeria, and I'm purely from Arewa"

Jeremy Spell Blog

How do you share your musics to your numerous Fans?

Lil Pee

"I use to promote my song in from Kano, in Minna From Kaduna"

 Jeremy Spell Blog

Impressive, so what is your advice to Fellow Taraba Rappers?

Lil Pee

"Every Journey and sacrifice has a a destination or reward, so they should not give up in their music career"

Jeremy Spell Blog

Thank You For your time, It is nice having you here... (Shake hands)..

Monday, February 11, 2019

DOWNLOAD MP3: Dubi Giciye- Alphonsus Godfrey | Jeremy Spell Blog

Talented gospel Artist Alphonsus Godfrey has decided to bless us with a hit titled "Dubi Giciye" admonishing believers to turn to the cross for solutions, and where their help and solution will come from



Girls Tops Grammy Award, See Winners And Losers | Jeremy Spell Blog

Card I B wins Grammy Rap Album of the Year- Jeremy Spell Blog
The Grammys gala in Los Angeles on Sunday was a night for girl power, and music’s top stars delivered with a series of powerful performances — some of them edgy, some simply glorious.

Here is a look at the musical highlights of the night:

Pop provocateur Janelle Monae and queen of sass Cardi B stunned with show-stopping numbers celebrating female sexuality.

Monae, whose futurist blend of pop and psychedelic funk scored her a nomination for Album of the Year, brought a girl gang to the stage to perform the Prince-influenced “Make Me Feel.”

Some of her dancers sported the iconic pink vagina pants from her video “Pynk,” which nabbed a nomination for Best Music Video.

“Let the vagina have a monologue,” the genre-bending performer said — a lyric from her song “Django Jane.”

But it could have been the motto of the night.

Queen Cardi delivered a sexually charged rendition of her hit “Money,” sporting leopard thigh-highs, peacock-style feathers and a flapper-esque wig as she gyrated for the crowd on a rhinestone-encrusted piano.

Among those wowed by the performance from the 26-year-old rapper — who made history with her win for Best Rap Album — was rapper Offset, with whom Cardi shares a child.

The pair — who had recently separated — appeared to be going strong on the red carpet, where they lovingly touched tongues for the paparazzi.
Legend Diana Ross , 75 year-old soon, performs at the Grammys

Lady Gaga won three awards on the night, two of them for “Shallow,” the signature song from her blockbuster film “A Star Is Born.” When the moment came for her to belt out the song, she did not disappoint.
Lady Gaga performing- Jeremy Spell Blog

Gaga — sporting the glittering cat suit of a pop diva, not the mousy brown hair of her ingenue character in the movie — was without her duet partner, Bradley Cooper, who was in London attending Britain’s BAFTA film awards.

So she teamed up with her fellow songwriters including Mark Ronson to deliver the tune — high on dramatics, high on energy. When she belted out a guttural wail mid-song, the audience cheered.

Rising Cuban-American star Camila Cabello kicked off the glamour-dripping night with a colorful performance of her sultry hit “Havana.”

The Cuban-American raised in Miami was joined by rapper Young Thug, Colombian Latin trapper J Balvin and iconic trumpeter Arturo Sandoval for the infectious performance, which offered a bilingual portrait of diversity reflecting the massive influence of Latin music on the US charts.

And Jennifer Lopez wowed the audience with her exuberant ode to Motown that included inflections of salsa.

Beyond the performances by of-the-moment stars, Grammys night was crowned by two of the biggest stars in music history — country legend Dolly Parton, and disco diva Diana Ross.

Parton, who was honoured at a pre-gala event as the MusiCares Person of the Year for her philanthropic contributions, joined forces with a constellation of singers including her goddaughter Miley Cyrus and pop star Katy Perry.

The most memorable part of the medley came when Parton and Cyrus belted out “Jolene,” before Parton and others joined forces on her mega-hit “9 to 5.”

A powerful tribute to the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin saw Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino and Andra Day — who donned garters and a feathered mini skirt — slay the late Queen of Soul’s classic hit “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” moving the crowd to its feet.

Ross — resplendent in a gauzy red gown — took to the stage to celebrate her upcoming 75th birthday in March.

“Together we have no limits. There’s only success ahead. And you can lead the way. Learn, dream, unlock new doors. All is possible with music and with you,” she said, before shouting out: “Happy birthday to me!”

All the winners

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Record of the Year
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best New Artist
Dua Lipa

Best Rap Album
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Best R&B Album
H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Best Rap Song
Drake – God’s Plan

Song of the Year
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Producer of the Year, Non – Classical
Pharrell Williams

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake – King’s Dead
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin

Best Rock Album
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires

Best Rock Song
St. Vincent – Masseduction

Best Metal Performance
High on Fire – Electric Messiah

Best Rock Performance
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Carters – Everything Is Love

Best R&B Song
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand
PJ Morton – How Deep Is Your Love [ft. Yebba]

Best R&B Performance
H.E.R. – Best Part [ft. Daniel Caesar]

Best Latin Jazz Album
Dafnis Prieto Big Band – Back to the Sunset

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
John Daversa Big Band – American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
The Wayne Shorter Quartet – Emanon

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Cécile McLorin Salvant – The Window

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
John Daversa – Don’t Fence Me In

Best Reggae Album
Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Justice – Woman Worldwide

Best Dance Recording
Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity [ft. Diplo and Mark Ronson]

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Kernis – Violin Concerto

Best Classical Compendium
Fuchs – Piano Concerto Spiritualist

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Monteverdi – Songs of Orpheus

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Kernis – Violin Concerto

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Laurie Anderson – Landfall

Best Choral Performance
McLoskey – Zealot Canticles

Best Opera Recording
Bates – The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Best Orchestral Performance
Shostakovich – Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11

Producer of the Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Shostakovich – Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11

Best Pop Vocal Album
Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Willie Nelson – My Way

Best Pop Solo Performance
Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)

Best Country Song
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dan & Shay – Tequila

Best Country Solo Performance
Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies

Best Music Film
Quincy Jones – Quincy

Best Music Video
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Kalani Pe’a – No ’Ane’i

Best Tropical Latin Album
Spanish Harlem Orchestra – Anniversary

Best Regional Mexican Music Album
Luis Miguel – ¡México Por Siempre!

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Zoe – Aztlán

Best Latin Pop Album
Claudia Brant – Sincera

Best Spoken Word Album
Jimmy Carter – Faith: A Journey for All

Best Children’s Album
Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats – All the Sounds

Best Folk Album
Punch Brothers – All Ashore

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead

Best Traditional Blues Album
Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive and Well

Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin’ McCourys – The Travelin’ McCourys

Best Americana Album
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Best American Roots Song
Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Best American Roots Performance
Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Best New Age Album
Opium Moon – Opium Moon

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Greatest Showman

Best World Music Album
Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom

Best Roots Gospel Album
Jason Crabb – Unexpected

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child

Best Gospel Album
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Lauren Daigle – You Say

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin – Never Alone

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Steve Gadd Band – Steve Gadd Band

Best Immersive Audio Album
Eye in the Sky: 35th Anniversary Edition

Best Remixed Recording
HAIM – Walking Away (Mura Masa remix)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck – Colors

Best Historical Album
Various Artists – Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

Best Album Notes
Various Artists – Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris (David Evans)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Recording Package
St. Vincent – Masseduction

Best Arrangement, Insruments and Vocals
Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter – Spiderman Theme

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella
John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists – Stars and Stripes Forever

Best Instrumental Composition
Terence Blanchard – Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil)

Best Alternative Music Album
Beck – Colors

Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit

Best Comedy Album
Dave Chappelle – Equanimity & the Bird Revelation.

Army Will Break Boko Haram IS Alliance- Buratai | Jeremy Spell Blog

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buratai made the assertion on Monday in Abuja, when he declared open a two-day maiden “Career planning and management’’ seminar for senior officers.

He maintained that the army was making gains in the counter insurgency operations in the North East.

Buratai said: “I am glad to note that we are making strides against the Islamic State West Africa or ISWA in our bid to unhinge the unholy union between them and remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists.

“It is, therefore, imperative that we maintain the momentum while motivating our officers and men through an efficient and responsive career planning process.’’

Represented by Maj.-Gen. Aliyu Nani, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Buratai, however, noted that the army was being “stretched’’ by its involvement in many operations nationwide, particularly in the North East.

He said such large scale involvement raised the need for good leadership and career planning and improve approach to human resource management to get the best from the officers and men.

“The career planning and management seminar is designed to avail you with contemporary approaches to human management.

“You would also be exposed to human resources management in a world of `Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity’ (VUCA),’’ he said.

According to him, the VUCA concept originated from attempts to develop strategic leaders at the US Army War College as a response to fourth generation warfare which is largely shapeless.

The army chief said understanding the concept would help the officers anticipate issues that shape events and give them a fair understanding of the consequences of issues and actions.

He expressed hope that at the end of the seminar, they would be better equipped to management security challenges confronting the nation and provide effective leadership that take into cognisance career planning of all personnel.

NAN also reports that the army chief again used the occasion to warn personnel to remain political during the Feb. 16 and March 2 general elections.

“Great efforts have been put in place by way of sensitisation lectures and briefings to ensure the conduct of our officers and men before, during and after the election remains professional and above board.

“I, therefore, urge you to uphold the highest professional conduct during the elections,’’ he said.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

FG to Provide Free Internet Access To Library Users- Mallam Adamu Adamu | Jeremy Spell Blog

Mallam Adamu Adamu- Jeremy Spell Blog
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government will provide free internet access for library users in the country.

Adamu, at the “7th Edition of the Weekend Ministerial Press Briefing” in Abuja, said the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) would continue to fulfil its mandate, expand its branches across the country and rehabilitate the existing ones.

According to him, contracts for the renovation of the Lagos, Benue, Nasarawa, Imo, Adamawa and Plateau branches have been awarded, while others will come on stream in 2020.

Lamido Of Adamawa Endorses Buhari Over Atiku | Jeremy Spell Blog

Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo- Ustafa - Jeremy Spell Blog
The Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo-ustafa, the powerful monarch of the home state of Atiku Abubakar, has endorsed his rival, President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, appealing to all Nigerians that Buhari needs more time to actualise his dream for the country.

Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party is the main challenger of Buhari of the All Progressives Congress in the 16 February election.

In late November 2018, the Lamido installed Atiku as the 7th Wazirin of Adamawa, a chieftaincy position that pundits expected ought to earn Atiku the political sympathy of the monarch.

It appears the permutations were off the mark as the Lamido has now left Atiku in the political wilderness, in his home base.

The monarch has now dashed Atiku’s hopes with the ringing endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari in next Saturday’s election.

“Mr. President there is no doubt that much has been achieved during your present tenure, but certainly you need more time to actualise your dream for a better Nigeria”, the Lamido told President Buhari when he visited him in his palace in Yola on Thursday.

“The giant strides and inroads you recorded in various fields of our endeavours such as economy, security and fight against corruption, which still remain the cornerstone of your agenda, would not have been made possible if not for your resilient, focus, passion and love for the country.

“This therefore calls for all and sundry to rally round you and allow you to get to the next level to enable you consolidate the various laudable programmes of your party”, the Lamido said.

It is now clear that the endorsement of the powerful monarch may have punctured Atiku’s hope of mining the monarch’s influence to win his home state of Adamawa. Atiku as the presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in 2007, failed to win the state.

Atiku faces an uphill task to win the state next week, analysts said.

From voting records, President Buhari since 2003 has never lost Adamawa state, even under PDP organised elections, one of which, the 2007 election, the late President Umar Yar’Adua confirmed to be flawed.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

DOWNLOAD MP3: Nagaskanta- Attah Ft Capsulona X J-Linez | Jeremy Spell Blog

Popular Taraba Gospel Singer Attah has decided to work with his fellow brothers in the game by unleashing his potentials featuring Dancehall Gospel Artist and also the "Good Love" Crooner Capsulona together with the undisputed rapper J-Linez.


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Bed is one of Nicki Minaj Songs off her Queen Album

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Three Pupils Died as a Bridge Collapses in South Africa | Jeremy Spell Blog

The structure gave way just after morning assembly at Driehoek High School in Vanderbijlpark, 70km (43m) south of Johannesburg.
Another 23 pupils are injured, and officials say five are critical.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collapse, while messages of support are being posted with the hashtag HöerskoolDriehook.
On Friday morning Panyaza Lesufi, provincial education minister for the Gauteng area, confirmed the deaths.
Since the collapse, people have been posting heartfelt tributes to social media - including South African TV presenter Andile Ncube.
Driehoek High School, which has 1,060 pupils, is now closed indefinitely while officials investigate the scene.
Family members and people from the community reportedly gathered together to form a prayer circle in the school grounds.
Mr Lesufi told a press conference that the school was working on identifying the three pupils who had died, and was in the process of notifying their next of kin.
Four of the injured pupils, thought to be aged between 13 and 18, had to be airlifted to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Two boys and one girl were killed, Mr Lesufi added.
There were pupils both on top of and underneath the bridge when it collapsed. Those who need it will be offered trauma counselling.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Do You That Mosquitoes are the world Deadliest Animals? | Jeremy Spell Blog

A picture of a mosquitoe - Jeremy Spell Blog
What would you say is the world's most dangerous animal? A shark? A tiger? What about a crocodile?
Although these apex predators are terrifying killers, the world's deadliest animal, year after year, is actually something much smaller - the mosquito.
Here are some of the world's deadliest animals.


According to the World Health Organization, about 725,000 people are killed every year by mosquito-borne diseases. Malaria alone affects 200 million, of which an estimated 600,000 die. Mosquitoes also carry dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis.
The sheer number of mosquitoes adds to the risk they pose to humans. Unlike many other dangerous creatures, they can be found in nearly every part of the world at various times of year, and at peak breeding season they outnumber every other animal except ants and termites.


An estimated 50,000 people are killed every year by snakes. The most venomous snake in the world is the Inland Taipan, also known as the Western Taipan. Its venom is highly toxic and can kill a human being in under 45 minutes. More than 80% of those bitten by the Inland Taipan die. But it is not the biggest killer, because it rarely bites humans.
The saw-scaled viper doesn't rank in the top 10 for venom toxicity - only 10% of bite victims die - but it lives around inhabited areas and it bites fast and often. The saw-scaled viper is estimated to kill about 5,000 people every year - more than any other kind of snake.
The Inland Taipan is native to central Australia, while the saw-scaled viper can be found in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, parts of the Middle East and Africa, north of the equator. The various Krait species, also among the world's most deadly, are found mostly in East Asia.


Man's best friend? Perhaps, but not mankind's. Rabid dogs are responsible for the deaths of an estimated 25,000 people per year. In countries where dogs commonly carry rabies they are involved in up to 99% of infections, according to the WHO.
Countries with large numbers of stray dogs, including India, are the worst affected. According to the WHO, about 36% of the world's rabies deaths - 20,000 of about 55,000 deaths worldwide - occur in India each year, most of those when children come into contact with infected dogs.
Dying from an actual dog bite is much more rare. There is no reliable worldwide data, but of the estimated 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year, only about 30 people die on average.

Tsetse fly

The tsetse fly is roughly similar in size and appearance to the ordinary housefly, but it packs a lot more of a punch. The tsetse fly uses a large proboscis to bite vertebrate animals, including humans, and suck their blood.
It carries African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease which causes fevers, headaches, and joint pain, followed by vomiting, swelling of the brain, and trouble sleeping. Somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 people are thought to be infected with sleeping sickness every year, the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa. An estimated 10,000 die from the disease.


Crocodiles do not necessarily set out to hunt humans, but they are opportunistic killers. In Africa alone there are several hundred crocodile attacks on humans per year, between a third to half of which are fatal, depending on the species. Many take place in small communities and are not widely reported.
Worldwide, crocodiles are estimated to kill about 1,000 humans per year, many more than sharks.
Alligators, which only occur in the wild in the US and China, are less aggressive than crocodiles but can still be dangerous. In the US state of Florida, 22 people have been killed by alligators since 1948, the state authorities say.


Ungainly as it is, the hippopotamus is the world's deadliest large land mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are aggressive creatures, and they have very sharp teeth.
And you would not want to get stuck under one; at up to 2,750kg they can crush a human to death.

Indian Villages Living with Crocodiles | Jeremy Spell Blog

Pictures of the crocodile- Jeremy Spell Blog
In some villages in India's western state of Gujarat, locals live cheek by jowl with mugger crocodiles, which are considered extremely dangerous. Janaki Lenin visited the area to investigate an unusual coexistence.
"The crocodiles will come out only around 10:00," the woman advised me as she hung up her laundry on a recent winter morning.
I was not on a wildlife safari. I was in the courtyard of her house in Malataj village, scanning the surface of the pond beyond her front door.
It looked like any other pond. But lurking among the fuchsia blossoms and green pads of water lilies were mugger crocodiles, one of India's three crocodilian species. And villagers - such as the housewife speaking to me - know the reptiles' habits from generations of coexisting with them.
In most places, the sight of even a single crocodile would be enough to send locals scurrying in fear. But not in Charotar - a 4,000-sq-km (1,544-sq-mile) area bracketed by the Sabarmati and Mahi rivers in Gujarat.
There are at least 200 resident mugger crocodiles in some 30 villages in Charotar, according to surveys by the Voluntary Nature Conservancy, a local non-profit group. The region also packs around 600 people per sq km.
Every pond in the area sports a sign warning of mugger crocodiles. But these pools are central to the daily life of villagers. So residents ignore the signs and wade in to swim, bathe, do their laundry, wash their cattle and grow water chestnuts.
Indonesian woman mauled to death by giant pet crocodile
Crocodiles: The world's deadliest animals
The crocodiles, meanwhile, drift in the same ponds, gobbling fish and raising their young. They clamber onto the banks, bask in the sun, sleep and crawl through grass along the same paths where cattle graze and people, including children, walk.
Every day, humans and muggers go about their business without disturbing or even worrying about each other.
What do we know about mugger crocodiles?
Muggers get their name from the Hindi word for crocodile, "maggar mach".
They are a medium-sized crocodile, with adults ranging between three and four metres in length.
Mugger crocodiles used to be widespread throughout the subcontinent. Their population declined steeply through the 1950s and 1960s as hunters targeted them for their skin and meat, and people consumed their eggs.
With conservation efforts, their numbers now range between 3,000 and 4,200 in India. They are also found in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Iran.
Charotar, which means "pot of gold" in the local language, is named for the bounty that its farmers reap. Fields of tobacco stretch for miles in every direction with no sign of any refuge for wildlife. So, where did the crocodiles come from?
Some say they have always inhabited Charotar. Others claim that the rulers of the Gaekwad dynasty - which ruled the area from the early 18th Century until India's independence in 1947 - released the crocodiles in to these ponds so they could hunt them, but there is no historical evidence that supports this theory. One thing is certain though: the muggers are not recent migrants.
But the behaviour of Charator's muggers is very unusual. Muggers are the third most dangerous crocodile species , killing 18 people around the world in 2018, according to CrocBITE, a global database of crocodile attacks. About 40km (25 miles) from Charotar, for instance, muggers in the Vishwamitri river are reported to have injured eight people and killed two others in 2011 and 2012, writes reptile expert Raju Vyas.
The recent decision to move 300 to 500 crocodiles out of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river to make way for a seaplane terminal for instance, has worried experts. They say that relocated crocodiles don't stay put where they are released. They will try to return to their homes, endangering the lives of unsuspecting people they encounter along the way and aggravating the already hostile relationship between people and crocodiles in these areas.
But in Charotar, the Voluntary Nature Conservancy has documented only 26 attacks in 30 years. In eight of these incidents, humans escaped with minor injuries and in 2009, a nine-year-old girl died from an attack. The other 17 incidents involved livestock.
In Malataj, the forest department has built an enclosure close to the bank so people can use the water while staying safe from crocodiles. But the reptiles are harmless, scoff villagers who did not want the structure and refuse to maintain it.
Several gaps in the fencing could easily allow a stealthy predator to grab an arm or leg. But the muggers ignore the many opportunities every day. Instead, they seem to live up to their human neighbours' expectations and leave them alone.
Locals regularly make excuses for the reptiles.
In the village of Petli for instance, a family living on the edge of a pond lost a goat to muggers. Accepting the loss in his stride, an elderly man said: "It must have belonged to the crocodile. So it took it."
The crocodiles escape the summer heat in these deep burrows. These excavations sometimes extend beneath roads putting them at risk of collapse. These burrows also pose a threat to houses along the banks
Despite these inconveniences, the Charotaris are proud of their muggers.
Although the village of Deva has the highest number of the reptiles in the area, Malataj insists on branding itself the "village of crocodiles".
Residents have conducted a funeral for a dead mugger and built a shrine to goddess Khodiyar - a local deity who is depicted standing beside a bejewelled crocodile- behind the now defunct enclosure. Colourful images of her grace the doorways of many houses in Malataj.
To assume the goddess is the reason for the charming amiability between people and reptiles in these parts would be simplistic. In surveys, many residents profess to liking the animals. Durgeshbhai Patel, the village chief, even said they plan to excavate another pond so the muggers have more space.
As the sun burnt through the morning chill, the crocodiles hauled themselves out of the water to bask. I counted a dozen, but there were many more I could spot in the distance.
Passers-by crowded around a vendor of hot fenugreek bhajiyas, a batter-fried snack, on a bridge outside Malataj. Below, in a dry overgrown canal, a mugger crocodile lay half-way out of its tunnel, absorbing the sun's rays.
Nobody reacted. It was just another day in their lives.

Nigeria Presidential Aspirant Atiku Abubakar Promise to Pardon Treasury Looters | Jeremy Spell Blog

Atiku & Peter obi Jeremy spel blog

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he would consider pardon for corruption suspects in order to help recover billions of dollars stashed abroad by the country’s politicians and government officials.
Abubakar unfolded the amnesty programme at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘’The Candidates”, organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media on Wednesday in Abuja.
Nigerian treasury had been the target of rapacious public officials who looted it with reckless abandon, such that the Buhari administration has made fighting corruption one of its main pillars.
Buhari launched a whistleblower scheme that netted billions of Naira and millions of dollars stashed in bank accounts or as government found out, in private homes.
In Abubakar’s view, his amnesty programme would encourage looters to voluntarily return some of the stolen funds badly needed to fund infrastructure investment and recommended sanctions for election rigging.
Atiku also said that his government would be willing to investigate the military top commanders as a way of tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, if elected.
He said that his government would not hesitate to deal with any senior officer who failed in his duty after being adequately funded by his government.
“We cannot continue to accept that kind of situation whereby commanders lose lives, lose equipment to terrorists and then nothing happens to them,’’ he said.
The PDP presidential candidate also said that he would be willing to investigate the report of Amnesty International indicting the military on allegations of genocide.
He stressed the need for government to invest more in education and health sectors as well as to bring in more private investors to compliment governments programmes in the health sector.
He said that if re-elected he would resend a bill to the National Assembly to prosecute any government official at any level that mismanaged education funds.
Asked if he would accept the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election if he lost, Abubakar said he would only do so if the election was credible”
Atiku also dismissed allegation that he used his position in the Nigerian Customs Service to enrich himself.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the custom allegation followed the controversial importation of 53 suit cases into the country in 1984 by a first class traditional ruler in the North.
Abubakar was the Customs Officer in Charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport when the suit cases were brought into the country.
He also refuted allegations that one of his wives had a case of money laundering to face in the United States of America, and could therefore, not travel abroad since the allegation.
A United States Senate report had accused Atiku Abubakar of laundering over $40 million in suspicious funds into the United States between 2000 and 2008, using his fourth wife, Jennifer Douglas.
According to the report, which was written by the US Senate Sub-committee on Investigations, most of the funds were through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to U.S. bank accounts.
Abubakar, in the town hall meeting, however, refuted the allegation, saying his wife had never been indicted or accused of such offence.
“My Wife has not been indicted and she has not been charged, so there is no way you can hold her accountable, she has been traveling to America very often,“ he said.
On the issue of farmers and herdsmen clashes, Abubakar said there was need to enlighten the herders on feeding lots.
“There is need for extensive public sensitisation of these herders to adopt this solution to minimize this crisis,’’ adding that this would not only reduce the crises, as it would also increase their income.
On the allegation that he paid less tax, Abubakar said what he paid was his personal income tax, while his companies paid their taxes also to government.
He added that there may be mistake in the privatisation done under his eight years when he was vice president “but the programme was a success.’’
His running mate, Mr Peter Obi, said that the PDP government invested heavily in the power sector but that APC government had not invested anything in the sector.
“If you say that the PDP spent $16 billion and there is no power, it is not true,” Obi said.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Go Back to School" Donald Trump Tells US Spies Chiefs | Jeremy spell blog

President Donald Trump has described US intelligence agencies as "naive" and "wrong" in their assessment of the threat posed by Iran.
"Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" Mr Trump tweeted.
The testy response comes after a US intelligence report said Iran was not making nuclear weapons.
It also said that North Korea remained "unlikely to give up" its weapons stockpiles and production abilities.
National intelligence director Dan Coats and other intelligence chiefs presented the Worldwide Threat Assessment report to the Senate on Tuesday.
Last year, the US pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, triggering widespread criticism from Washington's allies.
Mr Trump also launched a diplomatic push to improve relations with North Korea, meeting the country's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore last June to discuss denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
At the time, Mr Trump claimed this meeting had ended the North Korean nuclear threat.

Two People Died, Five Vehicles Burnt as Tanker Explosion Hits Lagos | Jeremy spell blog

Photos From the Incident - Source: Jeremy spell blog 
No fewer than two persons and five vehicles were burnt on Wednesday morning at Barracks Bus Stop, along Mile 2 on Badagry Expressway after a 33,000 litre fuel tanker fell and exploded.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Musibau Rasaki confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that his men had been battling to put off the fire from spreading to other areas.

“Two persons were burnt to death, one other person sustained injury and was taken to the hospital. Five vehicles were also burnt, including the tanker,” he said.

NAN had earlier gathered that the five vehicles ran into the spilled contents on the road and ignited fire, while some of the motorists were lucky to escape, two were burnt beyond recognition.

The accident had brought traffic on the ever busy Expressway to a halt, forcing commuters to come down from public vehicles to cross the scene of the accident to continue their journey.

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