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12 killed, over 69,000 affected in Sri Lanka heavy rains

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Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) on Thursday said 12 people had been killed and over 69,000 affected from the heavy winds and rains which lashed out across the island recently.

DMC spokesperson, Pradeep Kodippili, said that while rains had now reduced, people who have been relocated to safe shelters are urged not to return home due to the threat of landslides.

He said people living in low lying areas were also advised to be cautious as rivers had reached spill levels and could overflow if rains continued.

Mr Kodippili said a red landslide warning remained in place in the Kalutara District in the south, while people in the risk prone areas had been evacuated to safe shelters.

An emergency line had been set up by the DMC for those who needed help or were stranded due to the floods.

Hundreds of officials from the forces and the police had been deployed in the flooded areas and were continuing in rescue operations and distributing first aid and dry rations to those affected.

President Maithripala Sirisena has also ordered for the continuous supply of dry rations, drinking water, and health facilities to be distributed to those who were in safe shelters and those affected by the floods.

The Meteorology Department in its latest weather update said the severe Cyclonic Storm “TITLI’’ in the Bay of Bengal, which had brought heavy rains, was now located 1,200 km away from Trincomalee in the east.

The department noted that storm is likely to intensify further and move North-Westwards later.

However, it warned that heavy falls of about 75 mm could be expected in some districts in Sri Lanka.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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Wrong Giving Can Make You Poor — Reno Omokri 

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Reno Omokri in his Nugget on Friday corrected the popular notion that giving can never make you poor.

The ex- aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan said that wrong giving can actually make one poor. Read below…

“It is a lie that no one has become poor by giving. Giving can make you rich, depending on who you give to.

For instance, you can never be poor if you give to God, your parents and the poor.

However, there are very many men who became poor by giving to girlfriends. A man has no obligation to look after his girlfriend.” He wrote.

Giving money to a girl you sleep with makes her more appropriately a prostitute, not a ‘friend’ #RenosNuggets

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Polls: Beware of Voodoo Dollars in Circulation, EFCC Warns Nigerians

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…Takes Campaign to BDC Operators

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 took its sensitization campaign to Bureaux de Change, BDC operators at the Wuse Zone 4 Office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The EFCC team, which was led by ADC Aisha Larai Musa, Head, EFCC’s Creative Communications Unit, used the opportunity to warn the BDC operators on the dangerous trend of an influx of fake Dollar notes now in circulation.

Advising the operators to be at alert, Musa, urged them to be cautious because “as the electioneering period peaks, you are now a soft target for money laundering and circulation of fake dollar notes”.

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Woman shares testimony of how she found snake inside her house where her children slept

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A woman recently disclosed on Facebook God saved her children after she found a snake in her house.

The woman, who identified herself as Chisom Chiedozie said she found the snake inside her living room just few hours after she carried her children to their room from the mat they were sleeping on in the same room.

She shared:

“And you tell me there’s no God abi? just few minutes ago I saw this snake inside our living room. God has a way of saving his children, he is God and not man, this mat was on the floor few hours ago, my kids was laying on it then my kids slept I took them to the their room to sleep, what if the snake pentrated and bite them without me knowing, since they are asleep, what if the Gen is not on? What if I didn’t see it and it crawls inside the bedroom and hide somewhere?

My girl was even on the floor few minutes before we saw it, what would I have told her people, so many what if I swear, lately I enjoy sleeping on the mat cos of the hot weather, God saved me and my family, I can’t thank you enough father.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.”

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