24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Pulse brings you front page stories from Nigeria’s leading newspapers on a day-to-day basis.

Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.

For today, Wednesday, March 2 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Police hand over Ese to parents; Dad says she’s hypnotised, taking her to TB Joshua

ABUJA—Police authorities in Abuja yesterday night said Ese Oruru, freed Monday, will now be officially handed over to her mother, Mrs. Oruru, today.READ MORE

Gunmen storm Lagos school, abduct three students
Three students, two girls and a boy were last night abducted by gun wielding men in the all boarding Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, BMJS, a secondary and a higher school certificate institution run by the Anglican Church of Nigeria in Agunfoye Lugbusi‎, near Ikorodu, Lagos State. READ MORE

Police escorts shoot at Olu Falae at Ile-Oluji
Osogbo –A leader of pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Olu Falae, yesterday escaped death by the whiskers when a mobile policeman along Akure-Ilesha Express way fired a gunshot at his car READ MORE
_______________________________________

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Adoke quizzed abroad
A FORMER Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, may have been questioned in Netherlands where he is currently a student in a university.Prosecutors in that country were said to have opened a case on him following assistance sought by a third party. READ MORE

Court orders govt to publish details of recovered loots
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to publish up-to-date information on recovered stolen funds since the return of civilian rule in 1999. READ MORE

Reps stop planned closure of 556 Abuja schools
GUARDING against the disruption of the education of thousands of pupils, the House of Representatives yesterday asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, to halt the planned closure of 556 alleged illegal schools operating within the territory. READ MORE
_______________________________________

BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Saudi, Iraq battle Nigeria over ‘juicy’ Indian crude oil market share
Saudi Arabia and Iraq are battling Nigeria to gain more market share from India, the world’s third-largest crude oil importer, with the two Middle East countries’ oil exports hitting the highest levels in more than a decade, in January 2016. Competitive prices and shorter shipping distances are giving the Middle East countries the upper hand… READ MORE

Global miners shun Nigeria as policy, knowledge gap hurt investment
International miners such as Barrick, Astra, Newsmont and Mitsubishi Materials are avoiding throwing money into Nigeria as a result of unclear policy. They are also worried by the poor level of knowledge shown by Nigeria’s mining administrators and the government officials who fail to understand that they must first pursue companies well known for exploratory… READ MORE

UBA Group appoints Uzoka to replace Oduoza as GMD/CEO
UBA Group yesterday, approved the appointment of Kennedy Uzoka as the new Group Managing Director, with effect from August 1, 2016 subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  Uzoka succeeds Phillips Oduoza, who retires on July 31, 2016, after two terms of leading the UBA Group. Kennedy Uzoka has most recently been… READ MORE
_______________________________________

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Exclusive! Ese speaks: I am not fine
The mother of 14-year-old Ese Oruru has finally reunited with her daughter in Abuja. The Tuesday reunion came almost eight months after her abduction from Bayelsa to Kano State by Yunusa, aka Yellow, a regular customer at her mother’s food stall, in August last year.READ MORE

Ambode silent as 15 gunmen abduct three Lagos schoolgirls
Parents of pupils of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, a private school in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, have blamed the abduction of three schoolgirls of the college on security lapses in the school. BMJSS is a co-educational secondary school owned by the Lagos Anglican Diocese. READ MORE

2015 gov bid plunged me into debt –Agbaje
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, says the last general election turned him into a debtor. Agbaje, who addressed party members at the PDP’s secretariat in Lagos on Tuesday, insisted that he won the governorship election. READ MORE

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.