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For today, March 3 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Abduction: 14-yr-old Ese Oruru 5 months pregnant
ABUJA — 14-year-old Ese Rita Oruru, the Delta State-born girl-child, resident in Bayelsa, who was abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, but rescued by the Police in Kano, has been discovered to be about five months pregnant, very reliable sources have told Vanguard. READ MORE

Another 14-yr-old Benue girl abducted in Sokoto
Relations of another missing 14-year-old girl, Patience Paul, have alleged that the primary six pupil of Mohammed Zako Model Primary School, Sokoto, may have been abducted and housed at the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto. READ MORE

Idoma nation takes protest to National Assembly over Agatu killings
WORRIED by the killings in Agatu Local Government in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, a coalition of civil society groups from the state, yesterday stormed the National Assembly to protest against the wanton destruction of lives and properties, and called for immediate deployment of soldiers and policemen to the area to maintain law and order. READ MORE
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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Relief as Ese Oruru, mother arrive in Bayelsa home
SOME minutes before 8:00 p.m. yesterday, the trauma of the family of Charles Oruru was almost over. They received their daughter, Ese, who was allegedly kidnapped by one Yunusa to Kano State. The Bayelsa State Police Commissioner Peter Ogunyanwo confirmed the arrival of Ese and her mother in Bayelsa from Abuja. READ MORE

Lagos students’ kidnappers
AS parents and government anxiously await the return of the three female students who were kidnapped from Babington Macaulay Junior Secondary School in Ikorodu, Lagos, the abductors may have demanded a N200 million ransom. READ MORE

Uncertainty over economic summit
FAR from the enthusiasm with which the need for an emergency summit to revive the nation’s ailing economy was canvassed by stakeholders, the plan may not be as promising as initially envisaged. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Abductors demand N200m to free Lagos schoolgirl
The kidnappers of three girls from Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS) have demanded N200 million ransom. READ MORE

EFCC releases Secondus on bail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last night released the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), Prince Uche Secondus. READ MORE

Badeh faces 10-count charge for diverting N3.97b NAF funds
ALL is set for the trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, for diverting N1.1 billion, among others, meant for Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to buy a choice mansion for himself in Abuja. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Investors elude $450m Lagos Lekki International Airport
Efforts to secure investors for the construction and management of the proposed $450million Lekki international airport, near Epe, in Lagos, are not producing the desired results, several years after the project was mooted and site earmarked. BusinessDay findings show that 3,000 hectares of land on the Lekki-Epe corridor, once cleared in anticipation of the take-off… READ MORE

Nigeria to start new talks on $3.9bn MTN fine ‘very soon’ – Minister
Nigeria will start new talks with South African mobile phone operator MTN “very soon” to settle a dispute over a $3.9 billion fine but the final decision rests with President Muhammadu Buhari, the communications minister said. Last week, MTN said it had withdrawn a lawsuit against Nigeria over the fine, which originally stood at $5.2… READ MORE

Senate begins investigation of N70.4bn NDDC phoney contracts
In a bid to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of over N70.5 billion, being mobilisation fee paid to 1,733 contractors by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) between 2008 and 2012, the Senate has begun investigation of the Commission’s books since its inception in 2000. Members of Senate Committee on Niger Delta, led by… READ MORE

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