Ogbeta.ng: April 2020

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

CBN lifts suspension on cheque clearing

The suspension placed on cheque instruments in the Nigerian clearing system has been lifted by the Central Bank of Nigeria, and will henceforth be allowed to pass through the clearing system.

Germans could be fined up to €5,000 as wearing a face mask becomes mandatory

On Monday, new regulations went into effect in Germany requiring residents to cover their noses and mouths with masks while traveling with public transportation or while shopping.

Coronavirus has killed Ghanaian comedy – DKB

Comedian Derick Kobina Bonney (DKB) says the Coronavirus pandemic has killed Ghana’s comedy industry.

Face masks made of clothes don't prevent you from contracting disease, they only reduce spread of infection - NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said the use of non-medical face masks, which include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of clothes, only reduce and not prevent spread of diseases.

Governor Diri orders total lockdown in Bayelsa after first case of Coronavirus

Governor Duoye Diri has ordered a total lockdown in Bayelsa after the state recorded a case of the Coronavirus.

64 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Gombe, Taraba, Borno, Lagos and Abuja

64 new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in 5 Nigerian states which include; Gombe, Taraba, Borno, Lagos and Abuja.

Donald Trump says US 'not happy' and could demand billions in compensation from China

Donald Trump has claimed China could have stopped the coronavirus before it swept the globe in his first press conference since the 'disinfectant storm'.

Kourtney Kardashian stuns fans with racy bikini snap

Kourtney Kardashian looked on fire in her latest Instagram offering which captured her in a bikini at the poolside.

Monday, 27 April 2020

President Buhari extends lockdown in Abuja, FCT and Ogun by one week, to end May 4th

President Buhari has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state by one week.

Governor El-Rufai orders 50 percent salary slash for political appointees

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has ordered a 50 percent salary slash for his political appointees in Kaduna state.

Tinubu, wife test negative after aide dies of COVID-19

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his wife, Remi, have tested negative to Coronavirus.

Jet Li shares rare photos of his wife and kids as he turns 57

Action star Jet Li, who turned 57 on Sunday, has posted two photos on social media where his wife, former actress Nina Li Chi, makes a rare appearance.

Friends Mourn COVID-19 Victim Who Would Have Turned 60 Today But Died Yesterday

Friends have gone on Twitter to mourn a COVID-19 victim who died in Lagos a day before his 60th birthday.

I Relaxed Lockdown To Avert Starvation, Unrest – Gov Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Monday, said he relaxed the lockdown imposed on the state for 28 days to contain the spread of coronavirus in order to prevent possible social unrest and hunger amongst the people of the state.

Singer, Lizzo flaunts her boobs to ring in 32nd birthday (Photo)

American singer, Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson clocked 32 today, and she took to Instagram to ring in her birthday with a revealing photo that showcased her boobs.

Owner of AIT, Raymond Dokpesi's son, Raymond, tests positive for Coronavirus

Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, son of the founder of DAAR Communications Plc and the owner of AIT television, Raymond Dokpesi Snr, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Atiku Abubakar's son, Mohammed, recovers from Coronavirus

Mohammed, one of the son's of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative twice for the novel virus.

We never rejected rice from the FG, but we discarded some which are not suitable for consumption - Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied rejecting some bags of rice sent to the state by the federal government as part of the palliatives to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Three patients in Kano flee after testing positive for Coronavirus

Three persons who tested positive for Coronavirus in Kano state, have reportedly fled from their known addresses.

Two COVID-19 deaths recorded in Kano state

The Kano state government has announced two more COVID-19 deaths recorded in the state.

Two Chinese nationals arrested for illegal mining in Zamfara

Two Chinese nationals identified as Wang and Chu, have been arrested by men of the Zamfara state police command for their alleged involvement in illegal mining of Gold at Nasarawa Burkullu village in Kwali, Bukkuyum Local Government Area (LGA).

Students wear social distancing headgears to class as schools resume in China (Photos)

Life in China is now returning to normalcy since the outbreak of Coronavirus.

NNPC petrol station in Lagos gutted by fire (Video)

The NNPC fuel station on College road, Ogba in Lagos state, is currently on fire.

Adunni Ade returns to Islam, says I feel happier

Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade has returned to Islam, a religion she was born into.

Abortion: Mercy Eke Makes Shocking Revelation About Her Past (Video)

Mercy Eke 

BBNaija pepper dem winner, Mercy Eke has spoken about her past no one knows about.

COVID19: Sex workers and their clients arrested in Ondo for flouting state government's lockdown order

No fewer than 18 commercial sex workers have been arrested in Ondo State for flouting the state government's lockdown order put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Donald Trump celebrates wife Melania as she turns 50

Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate his wife Melania Trump as she turns 50.

Ghana records 271 new cases of Coronavirus a week after lifting lockdown

Ghana has confirmed 271 new cases of Coronavirus just a week after lifting lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, the country's two largest cities.

Just like Oyo, Ondo state also rejects 'expired' FG rice

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has rejected bags of rice sent to the state by the Federal Government as palliatives.

Sudanese Model Nyakim, enters Guinness Book of Records for having the darkest skin tone on earth (Photos)

Sudanese Model Nyakim has entered the Guinness Book of Records for having the darkest skin tone on earth.

Nigeria records another 91 cases of coromavirus

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced another 91 new cases of Coronavirus in the country, taking the overall total to 1,273.

Oyo records second Coronavirus death

A second Coronavirus death has been recorded in Oyo state as confirmed by the state's Governor, Seyi Makinde in tweets shared in the late hours of Sunday April 26.

Coronavirus: Kaduna extends lockdown by 30 days

The Kaduna State government has extended the quarantine order in the state by 30 days.

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street ahead of his return to work (Photos)

Boris Johnson is back at Number 10 to resume work fully after his Coronavirus battle.

COVID-19: Buhari will determine when to lift lockdown - Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has disclosed that President Buhari will determine when to lift the lockdown order issued in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mysterious deaths in Kano not connected to Coronavirus - Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has stated that the recent deaths in the Kano state are not connected to Coronavirus.

Covid-19 Lockdown: Miami went 6 weeks murder-free for first time since 1957

For the first time since the 1950s, the city of Miami has reportedly gone six weeks without a murder.

2020 school certificate exams not cancelled –WAEC

The West African Examinations Council has denied cancelling the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates.

South Korea insists Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’ amid death rumors

South Korea believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well” despite rumors that he is gravely ill or dead, officials said on Sunday.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Coronavirus: Governor Ikpeazu orders curfew in Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered a curfew in Abia State following the recently confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: 39 arrested at Lagos strip club for violating lockdown

620 people have been arrested in Lagos state for violating the lockdown order issued by the federal government following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.

People ignore social distancing rules, queue for ice cream as lockdown fatigue sets in the UK (Photos)

As the coronavirus lockdown nears its sixth week in UK and with a weather improve, many Brits are growing impatient of the Government’s orders to stay at home whenever possible.

Imo state confirms first case of coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday said Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mercy Johnson HAS NOT welcomed her 4th child

Nollywood actor, Junior Pope had congratulated his colleague, Mercy Johnson saying she had welcomed her 4th child.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Twitter bans all 5G conspiracy theorist tweets causing panic and encouraging vandalism

Twitter is banning all posts as well as comments causing panic and encouraging conspiracy theorists to attack 5G masts over allegations it's behind the Coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: You’ll be arrested if found outside without face mask – Niger state government declares

The Niger state government has flagged off the commencement of the wearing of face masks in the state.

First patients injected as UK begins Coronavirus vaccine trial

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford.

Saudi Arabia confirms new moon, Ramadan starts Friday

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Friday in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most Arab countries.

Coronavirus: Osun enforces use of face mask in public

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the mandatory use of face mask in public places by residents as from April 24 as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: Don’t extend lockdown, NLC tells FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Federal Government not to extend the lockdown order on COVID-19, warning that doing so might cause social unrest in the affected states and the Federal Capital Territory.