Ogbeta.ng: March 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Governor El-Rufai's wife tests negative for Coronavirus

The wife of Kaduna State governor, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, has said that her test result for coronavirus has returned negative.

COVID-19: Adenuga donates N1bn to FG, N500m to Lagos

Billionaire businessman and one of Africa’s richest entrepreneurs, Mike Adenuga, on Monday, announced a donation of N1.5 billion to the initiatives to combat coronavirus in Nigeria.

COVID-19: Oyo traces 101 contacts as cases hit seven

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oyo State was seven as of Monday.

It was learnt that the blood samples of some persons being located through contact tracing had already been sent to the diagnostic centre.

Davido's dad, Adedeji Adeleke also donates N1bn

Davido's dad Adedeji Adeleke has also donated the sum on N1b to fight coronavirus.

Military ready to enforce coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun

The Defence Headquarters says the military is ready to implement the presidential order on the restriction of movement to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Police block Lagos-Ibadan expressway as lock down order takes effect

As part of plans to effectively lock down the Lagos metropolis, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan express way.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Drake's 2 year-old son Adonis makes his Instagram Debut

Drake's son Adonis has made his Instagram debut, more than two years after his birth.

NCDC confirms 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as toll rises to 131

The NCDC has confirmed 20 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to the agency, 13 cases were confirmed in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State.

Ex-beauty queen, Chioma Obiadi, shares stunning new photos as she turns 25 today

Chioma Stephanie Obiadi became the 40th Miss Nigeria when she won the competition in 2016.

5 Coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos after testing negative

The Lagos state government has discharged five Coronavirus patients after they tested negative to the virus.

Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has announced on Monday during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital a second death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

LASTMA CEO, Chris Olakpe, Is Dead

The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Chris Olakpe, is dead.

Breaking: Oyo State Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state has tested positive for coronavirus.

Willow Smith looks gorgeous with shaved head shopping for groceries with Boyfriend Tyler Cole

Willow Smith, 19, is rocking that shaved head!

The “Whip My Hair” singer was absolutely glowing as she hit Malibu’s Whole Foods alongside boyfriend Tyler Cole, 21.

Prince Charles recovers from coronavirus and is out of self-isolation

Prince Charles has reportedly recovered from coronavirus and is out of self-isolation following his diagnosis for the deadly disease.

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Receives N1b From UBA To Fight Coronavirus

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been given a cheque of 1billion naira by the United Bank for Africa as part of the bank’s commitment to help curb the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State.

Coronavirus lockdown could last for six months or more - Top Medic officer warns

Citizens of Britain have been warned that the coronavirus home lock-down could last for the next six months after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to every household warning the 'national emergency' is going to get worse, with emphasis placed on social distancing, use of sanitizers and staying at home.

Cote d’Ivoire records first coronavirus death

Cote d’Ivoire recorded its first coronavirus death as confirmed in a statement issued by the country's health minister, Eugene Aoule on Sunday March 29.

Coronavirus: Global cases of COVID-19 exceed 700,000

More than 700,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been officially declared around the world since the start of the pandemic, which broke out from Wuhan in China in December 2019.

NAFDAC orders production of Chloroquine for the clinical trial treatment of Coronavirus

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency has ordered the manufacturing of Chloroquine for emergency stock for the clinical trial treatment of Coronavirus.

Billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija pledges N1bn to support FG’s fight against coronavirus

The Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited, Modupe Folorunsho Alakija has pledged N1 Billion Naira to help the Federal Government tackle COVID-19 in the country.

We’ll Sustain Power Transmission Despite COVID-19 – TCN Workers

Employees of the Transmission Company of Nigeria branch of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies on Sunday vowed to sustain the evacuation of electricity despite challenges posed by the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19: Police Raise The Alarm Over Fake Website Selling, Delivery Of Medical Products

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Sun News reports that the Nigerian police force headquarters in Abuja, has raised the alarm over activities of fraudsters who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to rob people of their hard earned money and other valuables.

Kwara Governor donates 10-month salaries to fight COVID-19

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday said he had donated his 10-month salaries towards the efforts being made to check the spread of coronavirus in the state.

FG plans Internet connection for varsities, others by 2025

The Federal Government is planning to connect all tertiary institutions in the country to the Internet in the next five years.

Ogun shifts border closure to Monday night

The Ogun State Government said it has extended the closure of its borders till Monday night in alignment with the directive of the Federal Government concerning the restriction of movement within and outside its borders.

Tinubu donates N200m to coronavirus fight

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress yesterday announced a donation of N200m to support the efforts at curtailing the novel Coronavirus disease.

Coronavirus: Why Buhari ordered lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun – Minister of health, Ehanire Osagie

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has explained why President Buhari ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Aliko Dangote's Coronavirus Test Result Revealed

Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, has said that he tested negative for coronavirus.

Osun isolates 120 Ivory Coast returnees

Osun State Government on Saturday said it had received and kept in isolation some indigenes of the state that recently returned from the Ivory Coast.

Ighalo wins United’s goal-of-the-month award

Odion Ighalo has won the Manchester United’s March Goal-of-the-Month award, for his sparkling effort against LASK in the Europa League.

Commotion As Angry Youth Burn Police Station For Stopping Their Friday Prayer Over Coronavirus (Photos)

According to a report by The PUNCH, at least, one person lost his life on Saturday when a police station and the official quarters of a Divisional Police Officer were burnt down in Kusada, headquarters of Kusada Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Musicians in South Africa will go hungry if coronavirus lockdown goes on for more than 3 months - Rapper, Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest has shared his thoughts about the lockdown order effected by the South African government following increased cases of coronavirus in the country.

Malika Haqq shares adorable photo with her newborn son, Ace

Proud mother and reality star, Malika Haqq, who recently welcomed her first child with rapper, O.T. Genasis, shared this cute photo of herself gazing adoringly at her baby boy, Ace.

Gov. Uzodinma Orders Total Lockdown Of Imo Over Coronavirus

The Nation reports that the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma has ordered complete lockdown of the state as part of measures to prevent the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease from entering the state. Uzodinma gave the order in a state broadcast in Owerri.

Breaking News: Chief Medical Doctor Of UCH Tests Positive For Coronavirus

According to a report by The Nation, the chief medical doctor, UCH, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Kebbi Government Bans Exit And Entry Into The State

The Nation reports that the Kebbi State Government has taken further measures to support the ongoing formidable fight against the raging global coronavirus pandemic.

Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, announced on Saturday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Wuhan reopens after COVID-19 lockdown

The city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began, Wuhan, has partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation.

American actor, Miguel A. Nunez Jr. arrested for shoplifting groceries

"Juwanna Mann" star Miguel A. Nunez Jr. was arrested after he left a grocery store with some items without paying.

Benue state confirms first case of Coronavirus

Benue state government has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.

The governor, Samuel Ortom, who confirmed this to newsmen today March 28, said the index case is a lady, Susan Okpe, who recently returned from the UK.

More Photos From The Horrific Explosion In Akure

No fewer than 50 houses were damaged during an early morning explosion in Akure, Ondo State.

Many Injured, Buildings Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Akure

Scene of the explosion 

According to a report by Punch Metro, many buildings were destroyed by an explosion which occurred along Akure-Owo road in Ilu Abo town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Buhari Seen Observing Social Distancing While Meeting With Health Minister And NCDC Boss In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire, have just rounded off a meeting at the State House, Abuja, Punch Metro reports.

Coronavirus: US Govt set to evacuate citizens in Nigeria

The US government has revealed plans to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lagos state government debunks rumor of curfew in the state

The Lagos State Government has debunked the rumor that it is imposing a curfew in the state as it battles the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ministers donate 50% of their March salaries to support the fight against Coronavirus

The 43 Ministers in the Federal executive Council have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government's efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Oyo imposes dusk to dawn curfew, closes markets after recording 3 cases of coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde has ordered a dusk to dawn curfew and closure of markets in Oyo State, few hours after the coronavirus cases in the state increased to 3.

US lab unveils 5-minute COVID-19 test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday.

I struggled to breathe – Juventus Star, Dybala shares his coronavirus nightmare

Juventus Football Club Star, Paulo Dybala on Friday March 27, shared his sad ordeal after testing positive for coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.