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Coronavirus: ‘Free market dey allow make traders overprice hand sanitizers, despite over 300% increase – Consumer Protection Agency



Ghanaians dey complain about de sudden increase in cost of hand sanitisers after de country record six cases of coronavirus.

Ghana goment impose ban on all public gatherings like conferences, funerals, festivals, political rallies, Church services, Islamic worship for 4 weeks starting Monday, March 16 sake of de outbreak.

President Nana Akufo-Addo plus health officials for de country direct citizens, supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants den stuff say dem for observe enhanced hygiene, ensure regular use of hand sanitizers and running water plus soap for washing of hands.

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After dis announcement, price of sanitisers shoot up across de country.

One consumer, Abigail Lamptey talk BBC Pidgin say “I go ask for small hand sanitiser wey dem dey sell at Ghc3, but now dem dey sell am Ghc15. I ask dem say why, dem say sake of coronavirus”

Another consumer, Sarah talk reveal say “if you go Kaneshie and Makola markets de Ghc2 sanitisers dey cost Ghc10 now.”

Per calculations wey BBC Pidgin make de prices wey retailers charge de two consumers increase by over 300 percent.

Dis reality be the same for most parts of de country.

Chief Executive of Consumer Protection Agency, Kofi Kapito explain give BBC Pidgin say despite say de price increase no sheda fair, free market dey allow make traders sell like that.

“We dey inside free market, de markets no be regulated by goment. People for use fair judgement but sake of free market e go be very difficult to regulate prices”

“I be consumer, I no go like many anybody take advantage of me but that be de reality of wanna market” he add.

Ghana record six cases of coronavirus but officials say dem dey work hard to prevent community outbreaks which go be hard to deal with.

De country ban all travellers wey visit any country wey kontri wey record at least 200 cases of COVID-19 from entering Ghana unless dem be Ghanaian citizens no go.

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Mercy Eke Goes Spiritual On Critics; Instructs Them To Give Her Money (Video)



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Mercy Eke

2019 Big Brother Nigeria winner, Mercy Eke

2019 BBNaija housemate, Mercy Eke shared an hilarious video via her Instagram story which contains important messages for her critics.

The former video vixen decided to go spiritual on her critics in a bid to stop them from saying negative things about her.

In the video, Eke is seen wearing a scary make-up and chanting incantations while ordering her critics, who post nasty things about her to stop and she also commanded them to send her money.

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Tom Hanks coronavirus: Di Hollywood actor and im wife Rita Wilson don test positive to Covid-19 disease



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Ogbonge Oscar-winner actor Tom Hanks don tell world pipo say im and im wife Rita Wilson don test positive for di coronavirus for Australia.

Hanks and Wilson, two of dem 63 years, bin ask for medical advice afta dem notice symptoms of cold for Queensland, di actor write for Instagram.

Dem go dey isolation now, im add.

Di US couple bin dey di Gold Coast (for Australia), wia Hanks bin dey work on feem about di life of Elvis Presley.

On Wednesday, di World Health Organization (WHO) officially declare say di outbreak na pandemic, meaning say e don dey all ova di world.

Hanks bin write on Instagram say, “We bin feel tired small, we get cold, and bodi pain. Rita bodi bin dey shake from time to time. Small fever too.

“To play tins right, as na wetin dey needed for di world now, we do test for coronavirus come find out say we dey positive”.

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Hanks wey dey act inside feems like Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, say dem go keep di world “posted and updated”.

Wilson wey be singer and actress, bin don perform concerts for Emporium Hotel for Brisbane and di Sydney Opera House for di past week.

Australia don record more than 130 coronavirus cases.

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Coronavirus: Enyimba and Comets players wey dem kidnap for Nigeria don regain freedom



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Ojo don play five times for Nigeria

4 days afta jaguda pipo kidnap dem for Nigeria, two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players don regain dia freedom, according to official club announcement.

Statement from Enyimba Football Club say dia midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comets Club, wey jaguda pipo kidnap on Sunday 22 March, don return to dia families.

Tori be say di two players, plus anoda Enyimba player Emmanuel James, bin dey travel along di Benin-Owo expressway when di attack happun.

Earlier statement on Sunday report say James manage to escape di attack but di oda two no dey lucky.

Di Covid-19 pandemic bin don make NPFL announce say dem don suspend games, and di players bin dey return to Akure, Ondo State, wey be 338km journey.

Ojo represent Nigeria for senior level during di 2018 African Nations Championship.

“Dem release di footballers on Wednesday night because of help from di Nigeria Police Force, support from Enyimba Football Club, di National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers and families of di players,” di statement from Eyimba bin tok.

For 2018, kidnappers gbab di papa of Nigeria international player Mikel Obi for 2018 – for di second time. Tori later comot say dem pay $28,000 for im release.

Highway kidnapping – as way of making money by ransom – dey common across Nigeria and although di administration of presido Muhammadu Buhari don promise to tackle di mata, reports show say di problem still dey.

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