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Three-storey building collapses in Jos, many trapped in rubble


A three-storey building on Monday collapsed in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

Reports have it that many are trapped under the wreckage.

The residential building, located at Seriki Street in the state capital was said to have caved in around 4:30 pm without giving any prior sign.

Some occupants of the building said to have been completed a few years ago were believed to be inside when it suddenly came down, raising fears of their safety.

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‘A focused, detribalised and compassionate leader’ Ayuba felicitates with Wase at 56



'A focused, detribalised and compassionate leader' Ayuba felicitates with Wase at 56

The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Abok Ayuba, has felicitated with the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rep. Idris Maje Wase, on the occasion of his 56th birthday.

Ayuba, in a birthday message by his Press Secretary, Mr Bulus Atang, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Jos, described Wase as a torchbearer and worthy ambassador of Plateau.

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The speaker noted that Wase’s style of leadership at the National Assembly had engendered unity and harmony among his colleagues.

“He is a vibrant, compassionate lover of democracy, detribalised and focused leader whose emergence has stabilised the parliament.

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“I urge him to remain focused and peoplecentric.

“Plateau House of Assembly will continue to cooperate and collaborate with the National Assembly members from the state to ensure that Plateau reaps dividends of democracy,” he said.

The speaker prayed to God to continue to increase Wase with wisdom, guard and guide him toward writing his name in gold in the annals of public service in Plateau and Nigeria at large.

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Covid-19: Bayelsa records second death



Covid-19: Bayelsa records second death

Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force Committee, announced the second death related to the global pandemic, on Tuesday in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the Director, Public Health, Dr Stow Jones.

Newsmen report that the deceased was a middle-aged Bayelsa resident, who was presented at one of the public hospitals a week ago.

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Jones said the deceased was critically ill with signs suggestive of kidney disease.

“He was thus been managed as such and had some sessions of dialysis.

“Further clinical investigations revealed he also had signs suggestive of a possible COVID- 19 infection.

“Samples were thus collected from him, which returned positive for COVID-19.

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“His test result was among the nine positive results announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), for Bayelsa on May 31.

“He was still due for a final session of dialysis on Monday, June 1.

He, however, passed away on the night of May 31,” Jones said.

The Director of Public Health added that the victim had been buried by the COVID-19 Safe Burial Team, as witnessed by his relatives and friends.

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UK Govt issues new lockdown rules, says s*x with someone you don’t live with now Illegal



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UK citizens have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government.

The UK government on Monday, June 1, introduced new measures that ban people from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household.

The new regulation reads:

“No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.”

Previously, anyone who goes inside another person’s home would be breaching the lockdown rules but now both persons could be prosecuted under the new amendment to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, that was tabled before Parliament on Monday.

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According to the new rules, only those with ‘reasonable excuses’ will be allowed to meet privately indoors, which does not include meeting up to have sex.

Reasonable excuses include jogging or exercising for elite athletes, movement of vulnerable people and key or essential workers.

Other people that can give reasonable excuses include people that meet in a private space for childcare, separated parents who live in different households seeing their children, people providing emergency assistance and those attending a funeral.

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Police forces in the UK have been told to disperse any large groups and use fines and arrests ‘where appropriate’ as a last resort – but they can only ‘direct’ someone to go home and have ‘no powers’ to remove someone by force, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have said in a joint paper.

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Their advice to officers also makes clear that the new coronavirus guidelines /laws ‘provide no power of entry.’ Downing Street has also been clear that police do not have the power to enter gardens to check party numbers.

The new regulations come after a study by researchers at the universities of Anglia Ruskin and Ulster, showed six in 10 Britons have gone without having sexual activity during the lockdown.


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