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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

'Coronavirus will not overcome us' - Queen Elizabeth says in Easter speech

Queen Elizabeth ’s Easter speech was a stirring message of hope amid the coronavirus pandemic and a call to continue social distancing. On Saturday, the Queen, who turns 94 on April 21, addressed the public in a powerful speech on Instagram ahead of the Sunday holiday. “Many religions have festivals which celebrate light overcoming darkness,” she said on the royal IG channel. “Such occasions are often accompanied by the lighting of candles. They seem to speak to every culture and appeal to people of all faiths and of none.” “I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones,” she said in her televised speech. “Together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.” The Queen added, “Though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert [Photos]

Garyl barlow and cheryl cole on stage     Queen Elizabeth II  's diamond jubilee concert took place i n front of Buckingham Palace in  London June 4, 2012.     Large crowds gathered on the grand red road leading to Queen Elizabeth's sumptuous palace on  for the pop concert on the third day of her Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. See photos below comedian peter kay perform duchess of cambridge and prince william Elton john perform Jamaican singer grace jones fireworks Kylie minogue perform Paul McCartney robbie williams Prince charles leads the entertainers to sing for queen shirley bassey stevie wonder The large crowd Prince charles kiss the hand of her mother Queen Elizabeth to mark the end of the celebration Watch Queen's Diamond Jubilee Message

Queen Eizabeth Celebrates Diamond Jubilee With Flotilla of 1,000 Boats

The royal family on river thame        Queen Elizabeth joined a spectacular armada of 1,000 vessels on Sunday for the most dazzling display of British pageantry seen on London's River Thames for 350 years, watched by cheering crowds celebrating her 60th year on the throne.   Typically inclement British weather failed to dampen enthusiasm, with hundreds of thousands of onlookers, waving "Union Jack" flags, massed on the riverbanks to catch a glimpse of the procession along the seven mile (11 km route).       They were accompanied on the barge by heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, his eldest son Prince William and new wife Kate, a global fashion trendsetter who wore a vivid red Alexander McQueen dress and matching hat. The queen, wearing a silver and white dress with a matching coat, smiled broadly and waved to the crowds from the royal barge, "The Spirit of Chartwell", alongside her 90-year-old husband Prince Philip.    Up and down the country, org

Queen Elizabeth II to Open 2012 Olympics

Queen  celebrating her 60th anniversary earlier this month      Queen Elizabeth II   will open both the 2012 olympics and the Paralympics this summer, signaling that both events will be celebrated as great state occasions ,something the British are famous for.    The monarch and her husband, prince philip will perform the ceremonial role at the  80,000-seat Olympic Stadium when the Olympic games begin in london on July 27, and for the Paralympic Games that start Aug. 29 .     The queen follows in the footsteps of her father, the late  King George VI , who opened the 1948 London Olympics , and her great-grandfather,  King Edward VII , who opened the 1908 London Olympics.     The decision to open both ceremonies caps a very busy year for the queen, whose this year marks her 60 years on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on throne (Photos)

      Sixty years after she ascended to the throne in an austere Britain still facing post-war rationing, Queen Elizabeth marked the milestone today february 6,2012 with a new website that showed just how much the world has changed during her reign.      The 25-year-old princess was on tour in Kenya when she became queen on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. She immediately flew back to Britain where she was welcomed by then Prime Minister Winston Churchill.     The royal family has been through tumultuous times since then. Three of the queen's four children have divorced and every personal crisis has been dissected by world media.    The most extreme case was the 1997 death of Princess Diana, ex-wife of the queen's eldest son Prince Charles, a rare moment of mass unpopularity for the monarch who was criticized for not showing enough emotion amid a national outpouring of grief.      During her reign, the royal family has also repeatedly c