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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

Erykah Badu Sad But Not Angry Over Malaysian Ban

Erykah badu speaks at press conference in Kuala lumpur today     Soul singer Erykah Badu said Wednesday she holds no grudge against Malaysia's government for barring her from performing after a photograph of her body art offended some Muslims.        More than 1,500 people had bought tickets to watch the Grammy-winning American singer at a Kuala Lumpur auditorium Wednesday, but Malaysia's information minister announced on the eve of the concert that it could not proceed because a promotional photo of Badu with the Arabic word for Allah painted on her bare shoulders was "an insult to Islam."    "It's sad, because we traveled a long way," Badu told a news conference. "But I'm totally understanding of (the minister's) protection of the laws and its people. He doesn't want anything to happen. I'm good with that."      The photograph ignited criticism from some politicians and religious groups in Muslim-majority Malaysia after

Malaysia Bans Erykah Badu's Concert Over Allah tattoos

Erykah badu with allah tatoos        South East-Asian country ,Malaysia  on Tuesday banned a planned concert by American singer  Erykah badu  after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body.       The  popular singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday in  Kuala Lumpur , but some  Muslim groups  said Badu was an unsuitable role model for young Malaysians after seeing a publicity photo of her with what appeared to be  temporary tattoos  of the word Allah on her bare shoulders.    A government committee that monitors concerts decided to forbid Badu's show because she has "offended the religious sensitivities" of Muslims by posing with such tattoos, an Information Ministry official . The 41-year-old, Dallas-born singer had already arrived in Malaysia. " She can remain here as a tourist but will not be allowed to perform" , the official said. Information Minister Dr.Rais Yatim  confirmed the decisio