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Liberia newspapers headline COVID-19, court dismissal of NEC Chair

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

The confirmation of 14 COVID-19 cases and court dismissing nationality of Nigerian appointed as NEC Chair dominate the headlines in the Tuesday, April 7 editions of Liberian newspapers.

Liberian health authorities have confirmed that the country's Coronavirus cases have reached 14.

According to Health Minister Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, three of those confirmed with the disease have died, while the first three cases have been declared healed. She said those declared healed include former Environmental Protection Agency executive director Nathaniel Blama and his cook.

The NEWS newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the caption: COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Liberia, while the Daily Observer published it on its front page under the caption: Liberia COVID-19 Cases Reach 14, as Health Minister Issues Stern Warning.

A Nigerian national who claimed that he was a naturalized Liberian citizen was recently appointed head of the National Elections Commission by President George Weah.

But Nwabudike's appointment sparked off heated debate, forcing the Liberian leader to withdraw the Nigerian national's appointment.

The Daily Observer published this story as its front page banner headline under the title: 'No Documents to Authenticate Nwabudike's Liberian Citizenship'-Criminal Court 'B' Discloses, while the New Dawn published it on its front page under the caption: Nwabudike Is Finished! The FrontPage newspaper also published this story on its front page under the title: COURT DEBUNKS NWABUDIKE'S NATURALIZATION.

Other headlines in the Tuesday editions of Liberian newspapers include: Pay Salary Before Lockdown-Public Workers Demand (New Dawn); CSOs Want Weah Show Leadership in COVID-19 Fight (Daily Observer);' No Decision To Deploy AFL'...Defense Ministry Official Asserts (NEWS); Gov't Refutes Lockdown Rumors (NEWS).

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