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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

Music Icon Youssou N'dour Appointed Senegal's Culture Minister

Youssou Ndour      World music icon Youssou Ndour has been named the new senegals 's minister for culture and tourism.      The announcement was made on wednesday by the new elected President Macky Sall,two days after his inauguration ceremony. Ndour had earlier organized a big concert for sall on monday night to celebrate the new era in senegal .     Senegal's new president won a runoff election by a large margin, defeating   former leader Abdoulaye Wade.    Earlier this year, the grammy award winning singer Ndour himself launched a failed bid for the presidency  but was disqualified and later threw his support behind Sall.

Singer Youssou Ndour Backs Abdoulaye Wade's Election Rival

                           Youssou N'dour shakes hands with opposition leader Macky Sall     Senegalese music icon Youssou N'dour has thrown his weight behind presidential hopeful Macky Sall in his bid to thwart Abdoulaye Wade's bid to win a third term in a run-off election this month.    Speaking after a meeting with Mr Sall, N'dour said that nearly 70 per cent of voters had shown they wanted to see the back of the 85-year-old when they cast their ballots in favour of opposition candidates in Sunday's first round.    'The change is already there, now it is just a matter of putting it into action,' N'dour told journalists in brief comments after the meeting.      The Grammy-winning star's spokesman told journalists that 'Macky Sall has already agreed to' several unspecified demands that N'dour had made as a condition for his support.

Music Icon Youssou N'dour Disqualified From Senegalese's Presidential Election

Youssou N'Dour and his Lawyer discussing with the press after the court judgement     Senegalese Music Icon Youssou N'Dour has been disqualified from running for upcoming presidential Election.  A  top court in senegal cleared Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade to run for a third presidential term and disqualified several opposition candidates, including  the world-famous singer .    Protests rocked the capital city of senegal on friday, after the court decision’s decisions were announced, and pro-opposition protests overturned cars and buses and stoned one policeman to death. Senegalese police have beefed up their security around the presidential palace, but one opposition leader said protesters would make the country “ungovernable.      Critics of Wade say that the Senegalese Constitution does not allow presidents to serve more than two terms in office, but the 85-year-old Wade says he took office before the 2001 term-limit law had taken effect. The five members of the C

Music Icon Youssou N'dour Declares Intention To Run For Senegal Presidency

    World music icon Youssou Ndour says he plans to run in Senegal's presidential election next month, challenging an 85-year-old incumbent whose plans to seek a third term have sparked violent protests.      Ndour, who made the announcement late Monday on his private radio and TV stations, joins some 20 other candidates already running against President Abdoulaye Wade. "I am a candidate. I will engage in the presidential race," I do not have a university education but the presidency is not something you go to school for."  N'Dour said in a broadcast on his own TFM (Television Futurs Medias) radio and television station         "For a very long time, many Senegalese of different backgrounds have called for my candidacy for the presidency next February,"  Ndour said. "I've listened, I've heard and I am responding favorably to their request. I am a candidate. It's a supreme patriotic duty, the best I can give of myself. I am the alter

Senegalese world music star Youssou N'dour to stop singing, enter politics

   Senegalese world music star Youssou N'dour declared Saturday he would cancel concert dates to enter politics from January 2 next year, a month before a tense presidential election in his West African country.    The singer did not explicitly say whether he would stand for president himself, as some supporters have urged. He also did not make clear whether he intended a definitive or merely temporary halt to his musical career. February's poll has been dominated by a noisy constitutional row over whether incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade, 85, has the right to stand for a third term in a country which prides itself on its record of peaceful leadership changes.    "From January 2 onwards, I am freeing myself from all artistic engagements to enter the political arena," N'dour, 52, said in a live broadcast on his television station TFM at the launch of his movement, one of several formed to oppose Wade. N'dour has strongly criticised what he calls the profliga