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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Soul Train Creator 'Don Cornelius' Death Officially Ruled as Suicide

   Coroner's officials on tuesday ruled  Don Cornelius ' death a suicide, nearly a week after the " Soul Train " creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head.     The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy on Cornelius' body Friday. Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report.     Police quickly ruled out foul play after responding to Cornelius' Mulholland Drive home early Wednesday morning. His son had alerted authorities after receiving a call from his father.      Cornelius, 75, started "Soul Train" in 1970 and it became one of the longest-running syndicated shows in history, introducing audiences to many top music acts and providing a never-before-seen TV platform for black culture.

Don Cornelius' Ex-wife to Pocket His Life Insurance Policies

Late Don cornelius and ex wife     The Soul Train creator , Don Cornelius 's ex wife ,Viktoria chapman Cornelius has scored huge life insurance payout .    TMZ reports that Don died  with 2 life insurance policies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the ex-wife is going will get all the money,  T owards the end of their marriage, the late television icon was convicted of domestic abuse. She was also believed to have pepper sprayed him multiple times.  Though the two finalized their divorce in 2009, t here’s a provision in their settlement agreement that says Don has to make Viktoria the beneficiary of both of his life insurance policies .    Chapman will pocket his two  life insurance policies totaling $300,000 in benefits. Don Cornelius was found dead yesterday at his sherman oaks

Soul Train Creator 'Don Cornelius' Dead at 75 of Apparent Suicide

Don cornelius - September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012  "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home this  morning.    Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius' home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources. The sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating.      He is best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance/music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971-1993.       According to a LA Times article, Cornelius’ “Soul Train” became the longest-running first-run nationally syndicated show in television history, bringing African American music and style to the world for 35 years.    Cornelius stopped hosting the show in 1993, and “Soul Train” ceased production in 2006.He  sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.  He was 75.