Ogbeta.ng: May 2020

Sunday, 31 May 2020

President Buhari receives briefing from members of presidential taskforce for COVID-19

President Buhari received briefing from members of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 in the state House Abuja today May 31.

#JusticeForTina: Slimcase Appears In New Video, Apologizes For His Comments After Heavy Backlash

Earlier today, Slimcase came under heavy fire from fans after making some unguarded comments about Tina, a Nigerian girl killed by the police.

FG begins 2020 systematic maintenance of all Lagos bridges, drains evacuation

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Kayode Popoola, on Sunday said the government had begun “systematic maintenance of all bridges in Lagos’’ to ensure smooth rides and safety.

Man United to extend Ighalo’s loan until January 2021

Manchester United are close to agreeing to a loan extension for former Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, until January 2021, the striker’s loan deal expires today (Sunday).

'My addiction is you' - Reality star, Nina's husband pens her a sweet note on her 24th birthday

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Nina clocked 24 today, and her husband Mr.Tosh took to his Instagram page to pen her a sweet note in celebration of her birthday. 

312 Indians evacuated from Nigeria due to COVID-19 pandemic

Three hundred and Twelve Indian nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria as a result of the lingering Coronavirus pandemic. 

Police Officer Opens Fire On His Colleagues In Lagos, Kills Some Of Them

The officer has been nabbed

Accordng to The Nation, a yet- to- be named policeman on Sunday morning allegedly opened fire on his colleagues at Onikan, killing some of them.

French champions, PSG confirm £52m signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell

French champions, Paris St-Germain have confirmed the signing of striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following his successful loan spell.

#JusticeforUWA : Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the news of the rape and murder of a 100-level student of the University of Benin UNIBEN, Uwaila Omozuwa, inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God parish in the state.

Singer, Slimcase In Trouble After Making These Comments About Tina, The Girl Killed By Nigerian Policeman


Slimcase, the Nigeria artiste known for his street-inclined music has fallen out with his many fans after making some comments.

Osinbajo Trends On Social Media After Giving This advice to Biafrans (Video)

Osinbajo during the visit

In January this year, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the National War Museum in Umuahia, to commemorate 50 years since the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

Ex BBNaija housemate, Nina Ivy celebrates 24th birthday with stunning pictures

BBNaija 2018 housemate Nina Ivy took to social media to celebrate her 24th birthday with stunning birthday photos to thrill her fans.

Wife of Alaafin of Oyo, Anu celebrates her birthday with beautiful new photos

Olori Anu, one of the wives of 81-year-old Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, turns a year older today.

Governor declares state of emergency in Los Angeles County amid protests

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County Friday night amid protests.

Nasarawa CAN chairman regains freedom

The Nasarawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the General Overseer, Word of God Worldwide Gospel City, Archbishop Joseph Masin, who was kidnapped on Thursday, May 28, 2020, has regained his freedom.

Nigerians react as Lagos records 378 new cases of COVID-19

On Saturday May 30, Nigeria recorded its highest COVID-19 positive cases yet as 553 new cases were recorded in 15 states according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC.

GoFundMe created for the memorial fund of George Floyd has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days

A GoFundMe campaign to help the family of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer forcefully kneeled on his neck during his arrest, has now raised over $4.6 million in just three days. 

White cop charged with murdering George Floyd ‘effectively on suicide watch’ in an isolated cell

Derek Chauvin, the white police officer arrested and charged with the murder of George Floyd is "effectively on suicide watch" and being checked in on all the time as he remains in an isolated cell.

Bayelsa confirms first Coronavirus death

The Bayelsa state Government has confirmed the death of a Coronavirus patient from complications linked to the disease. 

President Buhari Mourns As He Loses Second Nephew In 23 Days

Muhammadu Buhari

Ibrahim Dauda, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, is dead, SaharaReporters reports.

Shocking Story Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Who Was R*ped And Killed While Reading Inside Church

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa

According to SaharaReporters, a 22-year-old 100Level student of Microbiology at the University of Benin, Edo State, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, has been brutally raped and killed inside a church in the city while reading. 

Regina Daniels Flaunts Bare Baby Bump As More Photos, Videos Emerge After Her Pregnancy Announcement

Regina Daniels

Regina Daniels whose pregnancy news was first announced yesterday by her husband, Ned Nwoko, 59, has released more photos and videos of her baby bump.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Regina Daniels and her husband, Prince Ned Nwoko are expecting their first child (Photos)

Nollywood actress and her husband, Prince Ned Nwoko are expecting their first child together.


The former Delta lawmaker made the announcement on Instagram where he shared photos of the pregnant actress.

Ex Nigerian President, Obasanjo, Sacks Workers, Refuses To Pay Salaries


Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters has confirmed.

Davido Reveals How He Got The Money To Buy His Mansion In Banana Island


Davido recently bought a new house in Banana Island and fans were thrilled with the move.

Actress Wunmi Ajiboye welcomes her second child with husband, Segun Ogungbe

Nollywood actress, Wunmi Ajiboye has welcomed her second child with her actor husband, Segun Ogungbe. 

Trump announces unprecedented action against China

US President, Donald Trump on Friday, launched a blistering attack on China,
announcing a string of unprecedented actions against  the communist state, that brings the US- China relationship to an all time low.

Expect 11,000 MW of electricity by 2023 — Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has told Nigerians to expect 11,000 megawatts of electricity by 2023 following the agreement the Nigerian government reached with German firm Siemens. 

One dead, two injured in Lagos accident

An accident which occurred at Ikota, along Lekki-Epe in Lagos has claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified man and also left two others injured. 

Taylor Swift blasts Donald Trump over threats to order the "shooting" of those violently protesting George Floyd's death

Taylor Swift has slammed US president for threatening those violently protesting George Floyd's death.

Former President Obama issues statement on George Floyd

Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis.

Nigerians will now pay N50 stamp duty on electronic receipts – FIRS

Nigerians will now pay stamp duties on all forms of electronic notifications acknowledging receipts of funds.

This includes SMS and messages on any electronic platform such as emails and Whatsapp messages.

South Korea delays reopening of schools as fear grows over second wave of Covid-19 infections

South Korea has delayed the reopening of schools by a week, as fears grow over a possible second wave of infections stemming from a new cluster traced to five bars and clubs in Itaewon, a nightlife district in Seoul.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Wife of officer charged with murder in George Floyd's death, files for divorce

The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is now filing for divorce, according to her attorneys.

Simi still heavily pregnant, has not given birth –Source

During the week, the news made the rounds that celebrity couple, Simi and Adekunle Gold, had welcomed their first child in the United States.

Former NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru dies at 60

Maikanti Baru, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has died.

Tik Tok responds as Twitter users blast them for blocking #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd hashtags on the platform

Tik Tok users observed that hashtags calling for justice for George Floyd have been blocked on the platform and they took to Twitter to blast the video sharing platform.

Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in the death of George Floyd, has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck till he died, has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder.  

The other 3 officers who stood by and watched are still under investigation, but no charges have yet been filed.

Roger Federer edges out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to take the number one spot on Forbes' Athletes Rich List

Roger Federer has been crowned No 1 on Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes list for the first time in his career.

GoFundMe created for the memorial fund of George Floyd has raised over $1.9 million in less than 48 hours

A GoFundMe campaign to help the family of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer forcefully kneeled on his neck during his arrest on Monday, has raised over $1.9 million in less than 48 hours.

Kylie Jenner slams Forbes report which stripped her of her billionaire status

Kylie Jenner has fired back at Forbes Magazine over a report which stripped her of her billionaire status and also accused her of lying about her cosmetic company’s earnings.

Bobrisky Finally Breaks Silence Over Alleged N30m Fraud


Popular Nigerian Slay man, Idris Okuneye, known as Bobrisky has reacted for the first time since news emerged that he was arrested by Police officers from Abuja.

Lockdown Will Return If... - Wike Tells Rivers Residents

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday said his administration would reintroduce the lockdown strategy of fighting the Coronavirus pandemic if residents continued to disobey the safety rules of physical distancing and wearing of face masks designed to contain the virus, The Nation reports.

Abia state government releases photos of the COVID-19 patient who absconded from an isolation facility in the state

Abia State Government has released photos of the man who absconded from a holding facility in the state after testing positive for COVID-19.

Forbes revokes Kylie Jenner's billionaire status, accuses her of inflating her income

Kylie Jenner's billionaire tag has been struck out by Forbes, months after being dubbed the world's youngest billionaire. 

Davido shows his new house in Banana Island (Video)

Davido is set to move into his new house at the plush vicinity of Banana Island. 

This afternoon, the singer took to his Instagram stories to show off the crib which was built with an elevator. 

Edo discharges 11 Coronavirus patients

The Edo state government has announced that 11 Coronavirus patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease. 

325 Chinese nationals evacuated from Nigeria due to Coronavirus pandemic

325 Chinese Nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria due to the lingering Coronavirus pandemic. 

Trump signs executive order to regulate social media after Twitter fact-checking row

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which removed some of the legal protections given to social media platforms, few days after his Twitter fact-checking row. 

Rioters set Minneapolis Third Precinct police station on fire

The Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze on Thursday night as violent protests continued in the city and other cities across the U.S, following Monday's killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after pleading for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck over a long period of time while arresting him.