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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

Nigeria's president dies

Umaru Yar'Adua, the long-ailing president, died about 9 pm in the presidential villa. Some security aides notified Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, who immediately called Goodluck Jonathan. The two men then went over together to the Villa to see Turai Yar'Adua, to pray for the soul of the departed. Mr. Jonathan automatically becomes the substantive president and, according to the constitution, must be sworn in tonight by Nigeria's chief justice. The chief justice is expected at the Villa shortly. Mr. Jonathan, who was hosting the president of Niger, has cancelled all appointments, including a planned trip to Port Harcourt Thursday morning. Aides say he will declare a period of national mourning. Mr. Jonathan will now need to have a vice president, all of which scrambles an already unsettled political atmosphere. One of the key contenders was the man who informed him of Mr. Yar'Adua's passing, Mr. Gusau, the retired General. Mr. Yar'Adua must