Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to help handle the growing outbreak of coronavirus. The declaration – “two very big words”, according to Mr Trump – allows the federal government to tap up to $50bn (£40bn) in emergency relief funds. The move loosens regulations on the provision of healthcare and could speed up testing – the slow pace of which has been criticised widely. There are 1,701 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US, and 40 deaths. Several US states have taken measures to stem the inflation…

Over 500 Ghanaians displaced as government embarks on a demolition exercise at Dzorwulu

Over 500 Ghanaians displaced as government embarks on a demolition exercise at Dzorwulu

Several Ghanaians who live within the jurisdiction of several high-tension poles mounted behind Fiesta Royal Hotel in Accra have witnessed a demolition of the structures they call home. The affected persons noted that the exercise started within the wee hours of today. Briefing the news team on what transpired, they averred that the area was evaded by security personnel and some other persons they believe were land guards without their notice around 3am Friday. Those affected by the exercise include petty traders, mainly pure water sellers, tailors, bar operators, security…

Chinese diplomat claims US military brought the coronavirus to Wuhan

Chinese diplomat claims US military brought the coronavirus to Wuhan

A prominent Chinese official claims the United States military could have brought the novel coronavirus to China — and it did not originate in the city of Wuhan, as thought. Posting to his more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian republished a video of Robert Redfield, the director for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressing a US Congressional committee on March 11. In the clip, Redfield said some influenza deaths in the US were later identified as cases of Covid-19, the disease caused…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Gives Latest on Man Utd Futures of Paul Pogba & Odion Ighalo

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Gives Latest on Man Utd Futures of Paul Pogba & Odion Ighalo

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that people can ‘expect’ Paul Pogba to still be at Old Trafford next season.  His words follow months of speculation about the midfielder’s uncertain future, which has further been fed by his lengthy absence through injury. At one point, Solskjaer and United appeared to be on collision course with Pogba’s outspoken agent, Mino Raiola, although the war of words cooled when Raiola appeared to climb down last month and admitted that he and his client would be open to new contract talks. As…

This is not the time to cheat – Yvonne Nelson warns cheating partners

This is not the time to cheat – Yvonne Nelson warns cheating partners

Award-winning Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson, has taken to social media to issue some words of advice to cheating partners after the Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed that the country has confirmed two cases of the deadly coronavirus. According to the actress, this is not the time for people especially men to be cheating on their partners because the least mistake can put themselves and their families in deep trouble. She made these comments a few minutes after the cases where confirmed by the Minister of Health Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu together with…

First Lady cancels International Women’s event over Coronavirus fears

First Lady cancels International Women’s event over Coronavirus fears

Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has called off the International Women’s Day High Level Event scheduled for Labadi Beach Hotel this evening following the announcement of two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Ghana. A statement from the Secretariat reads “The office of the First Lady wishes to announce the cancellation of the International Women’s Day High Level Event scheduled for Labadi Beach Hotel this evening. This is in view of the confirmed cases of COVID19 in Ghana, announced by the Health Minister yesterday.  The Office of the…

Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL suspended until 3 April at earliest

Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL suspended until 3 April at earliest

All elite football in England has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All Premier League games, EFL fixtures and matches in the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have been postponed. The Premier League said action would resume on 4 April “subject to medical advice and conditions at the time”. The Football Association said England’s games against Italy on 27 March and Denmark four days later are off. The EFL, which hopes to resume play a day earlier, said clubs…

Facebook removes 203 pages and accounts in Ghana and Nigeria for coordinated inauthentic behaviour from Russia

Facebook removes 203 pages and accounts in Ghana and Nigeria for coordinated inauthentic behaviour from Russia

Facebook on Thursday removed 49 Facebook accounts, 69 Pages and 85 Instagram accounts for engaging in foreign interference — which is coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign actor — on Facebook, Instagram and other internet platforms. This network was in the early stages of building an audience and was operated by local nationals — some wittingly and some unwittingly — in Ghana and Nigeria on behalf of individuals in Russia. It targeted primarily the United States. “The people behind this network engaged in a number of deceptive tactics, including the use of fake accounts…

Forget the many, to be successful in life you only need one woman – Rev Eastwood Anaba

Forget the many, to be successful in life you only need one woman – Rev Eastwood Anaba

Founder, Leader, and President of Eastwood Anaba Ministries (EAM), Rev. Joseph Eastwood Anaba, a renowned preacher of the Gospel, has warned men against adultery, stating that having a side chick (girlfriend) aside marriage is a drain of resources and a waste of time. Rev. Eastwood made this statement during one of his sermons. To him sticking to one wife makes one financially stable and makes one matured compared to having an extramarital affair. He explained that sin has a negative consequence on people’s finances, demonstrating his assertion with how girlfriends…

Coronavirus forces Stonebwoy to call off New York show

Coronavirus forces Stonebwoy to call off New York show

Reggae/dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has cancelled the ‘Stonebwoy Live in New York’ concert which was slated for Friday, March 13, 2020 after New York officials placed an indefinite ban on gatherings of more than 500 people as part of drastic measures to try curb the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday came as the number of infections in the state tripled since Sunday, with dozens of new cases in New York City, where millions of residents typically rub shoulders with millions of visitors drawn by…