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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

Jennifer Hudson Gives Teary Testimony During Family Murder Trial

Jennifer hudson(L) ,william balfour(R)       The trial of the man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson' s family members resumed Tuesday with the Oscar-winner shutting her eyes as a police officer described finding her dead family members.    Hudson sat next to her fiancĂ© as prosecutors shifted their focus to presenting crime scene evidence in the case against her former brother-in-law, William Balfour.      Prosecutors created a buzz Monday by calling the Oscar winner and "American Idol" finalist as their first witness, but on Tuesday they began getting down to the nitty-gritty of their case.     With no surviving witnesses to the murders, prosecutors must offer overwhelming circumstantial evidence that Balfour committed the grisly crime on Oct. 24, 2008.    Jennifer Hudson took the witness stand in sometimes tearful, gut-wrenching testimony. Hudson, who was in Florida at the time of the shootings, spoke of her family and her reaction to her sis

Jennifer Hudsons Family Murder Trial Begins

Jennifer hudson(L) ,william balfour(R)        The  trial in slaying of singer Jennifer Hudson 's family has begun .A prosecutor says the man charged with murdering then Oscar-winner 's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew began threatening the family shortly after he left the family home in 2008.     The prosecutor said during opening statements in william balfour's murder trial Monday that he was not making idle threats against his estranged wife's  family members .    Hudson was in the courthouse but a court spokesman says she would not be present for opening statements.Balfour has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the October 2008 slayings. William became enraged that Hudson's sister, his estranged wife, had begun dating someone else.

Jennifer Hudson On Witness List For Upcoming Murder Trial

   American singer and Oscar winner  Jennifer Hudson  is on the witness list for the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.    The chicago tribune reports, however, that  prosecutors  haven't yet disclosed whether Hudson will actually testify at william balfour's trial, which is slated to begin April 9.   Balfour was the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia. Hudson's mother and brother were found dead in the family's home on Chicago's South Side in 2008. Her nephew's body was found days later in a vehicle on the city's West Side.    A court filing by prosecutors last week contains detectives' reports from interviews with Hudson after the deaths. According to the filing, Hudson told investigators she'd known Balfour since childhood and had advised her sister against marrying him.