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Legendary saxophonist, Manu Dibango, dies from Coronavirus

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Camerounian born legendary saxophonist and singer, Many Dibango, has died after contracting coronavirus, according to a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

He was aged 86.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Many Dibango, our Papy Grove, who passed away on 24th March of 2020 at 86-years-old further to Covid 19.

“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized. The saxophonist was one of the pioneers of Afro-Jazz and also fused funk with traditional Cameroonian music,” the statement read.

The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa”, is one of the first global celebrities to die as a result of COVID-19.

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His biggest hit was the B-side of a song to support the Cameroon football team in the African Cup of Nations but was picked up and popularised by New York DJs.

In 2009, he accused Michael Jackson of borrowing one of his hooks for two songs on the legendary “Thriller” album. Jackson settled out of court.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 229 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,068

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The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8068

NCDC made this known via a tweet on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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229 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

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8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2311
Deaths: 233

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Ibrahim Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.

Proffessor Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4641

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] on Monday night reports Two-Hundred-and-Forty-Two new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The development brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 4641.

The NCDC in an update on Twitter said 88 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 49 in Katsina, 13 in Kaduna State, nine in Ogun State and six in Gombe State

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The tweet further revealed that four cases were recorded in Adamawa State, three in the Federal Capital Territory, with one case each in Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara Borno and Bauchi states.

As at now, 4641 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 902 patients discharged and 150 deaths recorded.

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