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1. Police has arrested eight notorious Abuja-Kaduna Expressway kidnappers
Eight notorious kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna expressway have been arrested.
The suspects and their gang leader were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the weeken.
2. Ondo APC chieftain, Olumide Odimayo, who was kidnapped last week has been found dead
An APC chieftain in Ondo state, Olumide Odimayo, aka “Londoner” who was kidnapped last week Thursday by unknown gunmen at his hometown in Igbotu, has been found dead.
According to reports, his remains was found near Ogolo River, between Sabomi and Igbotu in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state this morning.
3. A little boy of 11-years old, who was formerly an 'eiye frantenity' cult member, rescued from the streets of Lagos.
11-year-old Shanawole (pictured) was rescued from the streets during a recent God Bless Nigeria/Freedom Foundation rehabilitation mission. He was an 'eiye frantenity' cult member, responsible for killing people who mess with the cult and was also involved in robbery.
Addicted to drugs and alcohol, he is now going through rehabilitation and is under the care, counsel of Dr. Tony Rapu.
4.France breaks record, elects 233 women to Parliament
The French government on Sunday evening voted a record number of 233 women into parliament, after President Emmanuel Macron's decision to field a gender-balanced candidate list for his victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party.
Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 233 were female, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio Turns Over Picasso Painting, Brando Oscar, works of art worth millions to US Justice Department
Renowned actor Leonardo DiCaprio has voluntarily surrendered several works of art worth millions of dollars and an Oscar statuette that once belonged to Marlon Brando to the U.S. Government, as part of its ongoing investigation into a money laundering operation connected to Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak.
The works of art were reportedly gifts from Malaysian financiers connected to Riza Aziz, co-founder of Red Granite Pictures, the outfit that produced the DiCaprio-starring “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
6. Pregnant woman crushed to death after falling onto railway tracks
A pregnant woman was crushed to death by an approaching Airport Rail Link train at Ban Thap Chang Station in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday morning, June 19.
The victim identified as Rossarin Plianla fell onto the tracks of the Airport Rail Link at about 7am, just as a train was arriving. She was immediately hit by the train and died instantly. She was six months pregnant.
7. Berger paint sacks all its staff
Paint manufacturing company, Berger Paints, today June 19th sacked all members of its staff. The mass sack comes after a 2-week strike action. The workers had embarked on strike over the new living wage policy of the company where none of them would be entitled to gratuity upon retirement and what was supposed to be gathered as their gratuity overtime, would now be added to their monthly salary
8. 17 killed, 11 injured as multiple suicide bomb attacks rock Maiduguri
Seventeen persons were killed in multiple suicide attacks in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday night, June 18.
A statement issued by the spokesperson for the Borno State Police Command, Victor Isuku, said five female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Exprosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies at about 8.30pm.