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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

Egyptian Court Upholds Actor Adel Imam's Sentence for Insulting Islam

       A court in Egypt has upheld the three-month prison sentence given to comic actor Adel Imam .    Adel Imam, the Arab world's most famous comic actor, had a conviction and three-month prison sentence for insulting Islam in his films and plays overturned on appeal     Imam, 71, had poked fun at officials in his comedies and politicians of all colors during a 40-year career, although he was publicly criticized by many Egyptians for failing to back protests against former President Hosni Mubarak. .   The 71-year-old was initially found guilty in absentia in February in a case brought by an Islamist lawyer,    A misdemeanor court has overruled the verdict handed down in February against Imam, citing the " absence of a crime ", Imam was also fined $170 (£105) by the court in the capital, Cairo.     Imam's lawyer confirmed he would appeal against the verdict, which he said was "given on the wrong legal basis".   " My client's films