Coronavirus: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos adds $24bn to fortune

Coronavirus: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos adds bn to fortune

The founder and boss of Amazon has seen his wealth swell by $24bn (£19bn) after soaring demand for online shopping sent the firm’s share price to a new high. Jeff Bezos now has a fortune of $138bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, cementing his position as the world’s richest man. Amazon has benefited from surging internet shopping by people forced to stay home during the Covid-19 outbreak. The firm has been recruiting thousands of workers to cope with demand. However, Amazon has also been criticised by employees in the…

TOR boss resigns, President Akufo-Addo accepts

TOR boss resigns, President Akufo-Addo accepts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation of Mr. Asante Berko as Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). Mr. Asante Berko tendered in his resignation on Wednesday, 15th April 2020, to the President following allegations he facilitated the payment of bribes to some persons in government as well as parliamentarians between 2015 and 2016 in a power deal. He has denied the allegations. A statement by the Communications Director of the Presidency, Eugine Arhin, said “President Akufo-Addo has accepted Mr. Asante Berko’s resignation, and duly notified…

Lockdown: Boredom pushed me; Fella Makafui voices out on the making of her ‘Over’ banger

Lockdown: Boredom pushed me; Fella Makafui voices out on the making of her ‘Over’ banger

Fella Makafui is the talk of the moment after releasing her first single “Over”. The song which is tagged as the most useless by most social media commentators one vindicating Emelia Brobbey and Patapaa was actually made out of boredom. Mrs Frimpong has been under intense backlash and mockery over the song which has seen social media users trolling her for doing this song under the supervision of the Rapper Medikal. In a interview on Okay FM with Abeiku Santana, Fella cleared the air that boredom caused by the COVID-19 lockdown, is…

Cristiano Ronaldo Will ‘Spend Many Years At Juventus,’ Claims Nacional Madeira President

Cristiano Ronaldo Will ‘Spend Many Years At Juventus,’ Claims Nacional Madeira President

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to continue playing for the Serie A champions for ‘many years’ according to Nacional Madeira President Rui Alves. Ronaldo, 35, was recently pictured training at the Estadio da Madeira in Funchal, rather than being at home with his family in self-isolation. Despite angering Madeira secretary of health Pedro Ramos last week, he was granted access by President Alves for training purposes. “Seeing Cristiano Ronaldo scoring on our pitch makes me feel young again,” Rui Alves told Tuttosport. “When Cristiano arrived at our academy, he was 10…

Agyemang Badu: Covid, my brush with death – And seeking justice for my sister

Agyemang Badu: Covid, my brush with death – And seeking justice for my sister

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is a Ghana midfielder playing for Hellas Verona in Italy – where, like most countries, football is on hold during the coronavirus crisis. In March, his sister Hagar was shot and killed in the city of Berekum. He has not being able to go back to Ghana to see his family because of the pandemic. 2019 and 2020 have been the toughest years of my life. I nearly died, I got a lot of injuries – and then I lost my sister in a very painful way.…

COVID-19 test results of Nurses who attended to Obour’s father out

COVID-19 test results of Nurses who attended to Obour’s father out

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital says its eleven staff who were quarantined and tested for COVID-19 after they came into contact with Obour’s father have tested negative. The facility formerly known as Ridge hospital quarantined 11 staff including 7 Nurses, 3 Doctors and an IT person after they came into contact with father of Obour who died of the deadly Coronavirus. The quarantine became necessary because according to the management of the hospital, Obour and his family members hid the travel history and the fact that their father had tested…

Taylor Swift, Oprah join huge global event to celebrate coronavirus workers

Taylor Swift, Oprah join huge global event to celebrate coronavirus workers

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Oprah Winfrey have joined a global broadcast special telecast this weekend that will recognize the efforts of workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Tuesday. The “One World Together at Home” event, a combination of music, comedy and stories from doctors, nurses and grocery workers, also announced an additional six-hour streaming event that will include appearances by major sports stars, including British Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton, U.S. women’s World Cup soccer player Megan Rapinoe, World Cup skier Lindsey…

Zenith Bank donates GHS1m to COVID-19 Fund

Zenith Bank donates GHS1m to COVID-19 Fund

Zenith Bank Ghana Limited has donated GHS1 million to the COVID-19 Fund established by the government of Ghana to complement its fight against the virus, and to also assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable in society. Officials of the Bank presented the amount at the Ministry of Information press briefing on Tuesday April 14, 2020. The donation was made by Board Chair of Zenith Bank, Freda Duplan; Board member, Anthony Oteng-Gyasi; the Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank, Akindele Ogunranti and Board Secretary, Daniel Agamah. Speaking at…

I’d rather stay safe than make money – Kwesi Arthur

I’d rather stay safe than make money – Kwesi Arthur

Ghanaian Rapper Kwesi Arthur is putting his safety ahead of moneymaking as the world battles the deadly Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. The rapper, who is currently locked down in his home, like most people, says staying safe is very important now than chasing money. In a Skype interview with Anita Akua Akuffo on Covid-19 360 on TV3, the rapper said the pandemic has affected most of his plans. “I was supposed to go for some festivals and some events but because of this I couldn’t go; that is losing out on money and…