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“4 months pregnant and she was sleeping with every man” Justin Dean accuses Korra Obidi of infidelity weeks after apologising and saying she didn’t cheat on him except at the start of their relationship

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Justin Dean has accused his estranged wife Korra Obidi of infidelity again weeks after coming out to apologise for intially doing so.

 

His latest accusation comes after Korra and her sister said that Justin physically abused Korra in the relationship.

 

Reacting, Justin denied ever hitting Korra, though he said she tried her best to push him to it.

 

He admitted that he called her names.

 

He then accused her of cheating on him while pregnant with their second child, Athena.

 

He shared screenshots purportedly showing Korra’s chats to deny physically assaulting her.

 

 

Swipe below for videos of Justin accusing Korra of sleeping with “every man” while she was four months pregnant with their second child.

 

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Japan Confirms 231,499 New COVID-19 Cases

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Japan has confirmed 231,499 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first daily tally above 200,000 in six days and a decrease of 18,853 from a week before.

New cases hit records in 15 of the country’s 47 prefectures, including Aichi and Kagoshima. There were 286 new deaths linked to COVID-19 across the country.

The number of patients with severe symptoms rose by 13 from Tuesday to 627, according to the health ministry.

In Tokyo, 29,416 new cases were reported, a decline of 4,827 from a week before. There were 25 new fatalities.

The number of severely ill patients in the capital fell by one from Tuesday to 35. The seven-day average of new cases shrank 17.7 pct from a week before to 24,889.

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Need For Calm And Lessons For Nigeria

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It’s Still Photo Finish For Odinga, Ruto

After a week of intense suspense and anxiety, Kenya finally concluded its general elections with

William Ruto, 55, current deputy president of Kenya (2013–present) and leader of United Democratic Alliance emerging as the President-elect.

He defeated Raila Odinga, 77, former Prime Minister of Kenya (2008–2013) and leader of Orange Democratic Movement, under Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance; in what started as a keen contest.

Other candidates were David Waihiga Mwaure, leader of Agano Party; and George Wajackoyah, leader of Roots Party of Kenya.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Ruto as having garnered 50.5 percent  of the total votes cast  (7.1 million) while his main opponent, Odinga, got 48.9 percent of the votes (6.9 million).

Sadly, but not outrightly unexpected, the conclusion of the exercise is beginning to leave a sour taste in the mouth, considering the drama within the electoral body and the outbreak of post-election protests and violence in some areas.

Four out of the seven national electoral officials rejected the outcome of the election.

This is in spite of the accolades from many watchers including the United Nations that the voting process was peaceful and calm.

The take always from the Kenya experience has been quite insightful since the election started on August 9.

Besides voting for their fifth president since 1963, they also elected members of the National Assembly, Senate, governors, county women and members of the 47 county assemblies.

President Uhuru Kenyatta wasn’t on the ballot just as President Muhammadu Buhari won’t be in Nigeria’s 2023 election.

The campaigns prior to the Kenya election were not thoroughly issue-based as the back and forth between Odinga and Ruto bothered more on class politics framed as hustlers versus dynasties. Nevertheless, presidential debates were fixed.

Expectations of a robust debate was cut short as Odinga and Wajackoyah dropped from the presidential debate. The first round was to have Mwaure and  Wajackoyah go head on, while Raila Odinga and William Ruto face off in the second tier.

Odinga argued that he could not debate with Ruto, whom he accuses of having questionable integrity. Wajackoyah’s demand to debate with the two main presidential candidates was not met. Mwaure and Ruto were featured alone in their respective sessions.

However the voting process was largely peaceful even though the exercise was postponed in some areas due to security concerns.

Also, voting was affected by the failure of the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS) to pick voters’ fingerprints.

IEBC allowed the use of manual register in parts of Kakamega and Makueni counties after a blight of hitches from the KIEMS kits. Some polling stations opened later than the stipulated time of 6 am, leading to delayed voting.

By midday of election day, 6,567,859, constituting 30 per cent of registered voters had cast their ballots.  An hour to the closure of polling centres at 5pm, the electoral commission reported a voter turnout of 12,065,803 equating to 56.17 per cent  of registered voters.

On 10 August 2022, IEBC announced that  14 million Kenyans, who were identified electronically, had voted bringing the total percentage to 64.6 per cent.

Also, electoral officials had blamed the delay in announcing the result of the country’s presidential election on candidates’ agents for slowing down the national tally of votes.

The IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, accused party agents of approaching the process like a “forensic audit,” saying they were disrupting the process.

Kenyan election law requires designated poll officials known as returning officers to bring physical forms showing results from across the nation to the tallying center in the capital Nairobi.

Much like Nigeria, Kenya uses technology in three key electoral processes: voter registration, voter verification, and the transmission of results. But unlike Nigeria, Kenya does diaspora voting and independent candidacy.

Three days after the polls closed, 99.94 per cent  of results from polling stations have been submitted electronically, but only a small number have been verified and announced by the IEBC.

The wait heightened anxiety across the country as Kenyans waited eagerly to find out the winner of the presidential race. Provisional results tallied by major TV stations showed frontrunners Raila Odinga and William Ruto neck-and-neck in the race.

This was in spite of the fact that The IEBC had until Monday, 15 August, to announce the winner.

Ruto had accepted the polls and pledged to be a president for all. Odinga rejected it, saying that the process was unconstitutional and illegal. Thankfully, he is heading to the court to challenge the outcome, rather than incite violence.

For a country that suffered post election violence in 2007 which claimed over 1000 lives and another in 2017 which claimed over 100 lives, many had hoped that this election would be an improvement.

As a newspaper, we call for calm. But this can materialise when all the key stakeholders commit to ensuring justice, fairness  and stability and act manifestly in accordance with the law.

Odinga Rejects Kenyan Election Outcome, Set For Legal Battle

President Kenyentta should urgently ensure that the situation does not escalate, he cannot leave office with the legacy of a destroyed Kenya. Also,  the political candidates should rein in their supporters by disassociating themselves from any resort to violence and appealing for calm.

It’s sad that the electoral body is already split. But the legal system, having come to the rescue in 2017, should remain above board. Clearly, the judiciary beyond having to affirm its integrity would be required to ensure stability in Kenya which in turn ensures stability in the region. While Africa ought to have come of age with regards to conduct of elections, she cannot afford any form of crisis in these times of global economic uncertainty.

We are mindful of the need for all actors in Nigeria’s electoral system to deliberately endeavor to surpass the performance in Kenya. And we would hope that Nigeria, which holds its much-anticipated general elections next year, is watching closely.

Thankfully, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was highly represented in an observer capacity at the Kenya election. It goes without saying that the INEC, having performed above board in the Ekiti and Osun elections, will strive to improve on its performance in the general election.

We would also hope that our presidential candidates will take a cue from their counterparts in Kenya by ensuring that the elections are peaceful through their commitment to peaceful processes.

But there is more to expect from the candidates. The need to have issue-based campaigns cannot be overemphasised. Although enough of that was not seen in the Kenya experience, we are worried that the quality of engagement heading into the campaign season in Nigeria leaves much to be desired.

 

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Jigawa Govt Shuts Down Schools Over Insecurity

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Jigawa Govt Shuts Down Schools Over Insecurity

Barely two days to the schools terminal closing day, Jigawa State government has ordered the immediate closure of all public schools in the state due to security threat.

The state governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar gave the order after receiving comprehensive report on a possible attack on schools planned by suspected bandits.

The school closure has consequently interrupted the placements and writing of promotional exams by the students.

When contacted the commissioner of police, Mr Sale Tafida through the command spokesperson, DSP Lawal Shisu said, “We did not advise for closing schools. In fact nobody contacted us in that regard.”

The state commissioner for education, science and technology, Mr Lawan Yunusa Danzomo confirmed that the schools were closed due to the security challenges.

He said, “Yes of course, we closed schools based on intelligence reports of the security threat and we are working with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of the existing peace and stability we are enjoying in the state.

“We have also ordered the tertiary institution to increase security surveillance and collaborate with community and other stakeholders for information gathering and timely action against any possible attack or breach of state security.”

Reacting to the closure of the schools, one Malam Imurana Malami Ibrahim who is a chairman of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in one of the schools expressed dismay at the state government action, accusing the government of exposing their children and wards to more danger.

He said, “I’m disappointed in the government, how can you abruptly and in late hours order the closure of the schools and send the children out without any proper arrangements on how the children will reach home safely.”

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