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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing

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us tomorrow. With me, Kate Devlin of the Herald and journalist and author

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Matthew Green. Tomorrow's front pages.

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The paper says the BBC has been accused of double standards. It

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compares the treatment of the DJ to that of Jeremy Clarkson.

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The Sunday Telegraph carries a survey about patient treatment. They

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suggest that they are waiting more than one week to see their doctor on

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more than 50 million occasions. Let's begin with a couple of papers

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which are featuring this story of the row over funding of free

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schools. There is a suggestion in the Independent on Sunday that the

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zealot Michael Gove has diverted ?400 million to his pet project,

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free schools. Where has he taken this money from? He has taken it

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from other schools, from places from `` for other schools. There are two

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parts to this story. One is education and the other is

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tit`for`tat that is happening between Michael Gove and the Liberal

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Democrats. The education side is very important because that is one

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of the charges that has always been put against free schools, that they

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are kind of in the wrong place and some of them are taking resources

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from other schools which need to be built and other places. This is an

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allegation that he has raided a fund that is supposed to help create more

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school places across the country at a time when we also have a rising

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birth rate and followed it to his pet projects. Some of the language

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being used is rather right. Zealotry, obsession.

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Exactly. It is another embarrassing episode for the coalition when they

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are at each other's throats for `` insertion area as education. The

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report in the Observer said that a lot of these free schools are

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failing. The Ofsted report said 11% are inadequate which is double the

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number for the state sector. So it is not just a poison for the

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coalition, it may not be working. But those who support free schools

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would say 89% are successful and they take a while to bed in. Yes, it

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may take a while to judge, but it is amazing the vitriol that is flying

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back and forth. Another piece of strong language,

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both's lunatic rage to rescue his free school vision. There are other

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schools beside free school that need to be set up. It doesn't look good

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to be grabbing money out of a budget from basic education and switching

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it over to fund your pet project. It is one thing to have the plan

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rolling out smoothly and working OK in some areas and not in others, but

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to be scrabbling around at the last minute is not very reassuring. The

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other problem is that so far free schools are in very `` are very

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popular with some parents. He has had political capital and this seems

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like a direct challenge to that. If he has taking money from other

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children, notes spending spending restrictions

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on free schools. But his office says that there will be an expansion of

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free schools which will lead to an event and of places in total and

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this budget where the money is coming from will be higher in the

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next two years. There is also a quote from a spokesman for Michael

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Gove saying that they suggestion that we are cutting places in an

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area of need to pay for free schools in areas they are not needed, is

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wrong. The money for free schools is not taken from there, that is not

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true. I do logically, they might not be the kind of places that everybody

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wants. No. And the problem is that this is coming from a very internal

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row within the government. This is coming from high`level sources. In

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the last couple of days, the Liberal Democrats and Michael Gove have gone

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to war. We had leased e`mails on Friday suggesting that Nick Clegg

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had pulled a fast one with his pet project which is free school meals.

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Now we have these claims about Michael Gove's pet projects. We

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should not be surprised about the timing, it is one year from the

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general election and people will be jockeying for position.

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Staying with the Observer, look at what Michelle Obama has been talking

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about today. Using her husband's address to talk about the abductions

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of 200 girls in Nigeria about four weeks ago. Saying that they were

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outraged and heartbroken. And as parents of girls, really rather

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bereft at the plight of these girls who have been taken by Boko Haram.

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It is a part of the world that you know quite well, Matthew? Yes, I

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lived in Nigeria for a couple of beers. What is remarkable is to see

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this insurgency which has been going on for some years now under the

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global spotlight in a way that it has not been before. It is easy to

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remember `` to forget that Boko Haram have killed thousands of

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people, even early this year, they killed 50 boys in a boys pupil

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school. That got barely a ripple of attention globally. Suddenly, they

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are in the spotlight. The name means, Western education is bad. The

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fact that boys were targeted to, will surprise people. This statistic

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of how few children are in school in Nigeria, not just girls, but boys as

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well, has really surprised me. Yes, it is shocking. And part of this is

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that there has been so much attention in the past couple of

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days, a spotlight has been thrown on this, but Boko Haram has been

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committing atrocities for a long time. Lots of people are suggesting

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that unless a lot more is done to ease the absolute poverty in large

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parts, this kind of thing will just continue and that they will find

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people flocking to Boko Haram. Yes. It is a fascinating moment for

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Nigeria. Only a few weeks ago, it overtook South Africa to be the

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biggest economy in Africa. But still the struggle to spread that around

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and to help alleviate poverty. That is the environment in which Boko

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Haram is thriving. And huge pressure on the Nigerian government which in

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the first few weeks did virtually nothing. This happened over one

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month ago. It is only now that this campaign has built momentum. A

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hat`trick for the Observer, voters cannot name there any P.

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Shall I be mean and ask you about yours? Why can't we named our MEPs?

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I think it is because voters are quite smart. We have busy lives. We

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all know that they are `` that the European Parliament has some very

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hard`working politicians in it but we also know that there are some

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people who are on gravy trains and not working in the national

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interest. Voters pick that up and they are aware of that and they know

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that the parties put forward people who they maybe would not put forward

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as an MP. So they wrote for the party and not for the MP. There is a

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paradox because you kip `` UKIP has been saying we have sold all our

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power is out to Brussels so people would Da Silva `` so you would think

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there would be more interest. I'll yes, there is interest, but it is

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about the parties, not individuals. So there could be a huge number of

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votes for UKIP. We have seen on the Telegraph a very personal appeal

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from David Cameron, not to vote for UKIP. I don't invest necessarily

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because of individual MPs. Let's look at the mail on Sunday. The BBC

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on the front page. BBC sacks TJ for playing the sun has got his hat on.

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The presenter did not know that the original version contained a racist

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work, the N word. This is a man called David Lowe, who is in hot

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water. David Lowe has worked for 32 years in radio Devon and he has a

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show where he plays old classic songs. And he played a version of

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the sun has got its hat on, which contained an offensive racist slur.

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He said he was horrified when he found this out. And of course lots

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of friends and colleagues have rallied to support. It does seem

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like the BBC is being pretty hard. He has basically been forced to

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resign. Busy, the real problem is that the row in the background of

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Jeremy Clarkson who has kept his place despite facing similar

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allegations. The BBC say that they have offered the BBC `` stay below

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the opportunity to continue presenting his show and we would be

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happy to have them back on air. We accept that the conversation with

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David could have been handled better but if he chooses not to continue,

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we would like to wish you well for the future. So we will see whether

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David Lowe feels that is enough for him to carry on. But it is the

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double standard over how this man is being treated compared to Jeremy

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Clarkson. Absolutely. And it seems as though David Lowe has taken a sea

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with it as well. He feels very hard done by. He was very contrite when

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he realised his mistake and admitted it. It does seem like a genuine

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error. All the stories" from his friends, it does seem like he just

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didn't know. And he didn't actually say the word, it was in the song he

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was playing. He has played the song many times and he just didn't

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realise. It does seem like double standards that he has lost a job and

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the `` and Jeremy Clarkson has walked away. It does raise the

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question whether BBC should stop rap songs for being `` drops `` rap

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songs from being played. Another story, Cameron tells you ``

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Eurosceptics, trust me I get it. He keeps saying that the parties `` the

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Tories are the only party with a credible plan. We keep hearing about

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renegotiating our relationship. I think people are now starting to

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realise the problem with the 2017 referendum. They thought it was so

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far away that it could distract people. But every time there is an

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election, everybody was to know, what have we got from Europe so far?

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You have to get bits back through negotiation over the next couple of

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years. It doesn't really seem as if there is much to say. They seem

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worried that they are going to suffer from it. It has never felt

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that David Cameron is saying we should be coming out of Europe. It

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does not seem that that is his belief. We need to be in it, but not

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on current terms. Exactly. And I feel that there is a huge part of

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the Conservative Party that will be very worried about leaving Europe

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and the impact it would have on business in Britain. But he has

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toward the threat from UKIP. Yes, and it would be very interesting to

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see what impact the European elections have on the presence of UK

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in the general election. They have no MPs. It might be leveraged `` it

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might be difficult to leveraged that international success.

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Let's stay with the Telegraph for our final story. Millions waiting a

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week to see AGP. We have heard that many people have to wait several

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days and are recovering by the time they get an appointment! But this is

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is an excellent read figure, 50 million occasions that people had to

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wait more than a week. `` this is an extraordinary figure. The GPA that

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Jeremy Hunt is going to do something about that. Yes, but if you have a

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serious injury you are going to get seen. I have spent years living in

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countries where you will not get AGP and if there is one, he will not be

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free. I completely disagree with you. We are very bad at diagnosing

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ourselves so people put things off and they think they have a pain down

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my left arm, or down my abdomen, and suddenly they rushed to hospitals

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for emergency heart operations which cost the NHS tens of thousands of

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pounds. It is much better to be treated and that is why in some

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ways, to have AGP service in the UK, they are supposed to pick up these

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things. A friend went down to the GPS users treated perfidy well.

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Incredulity. `` fitted perfectly well. Kate and Matthew, stay with us

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and we will be back hopefully just after half past 11 for more of the

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front pages. It depends on the Eurovision Song

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Contest. Stay with us. We will have more on the growing global campaign

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of `` against the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Now

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newsroom, we send out correspondent to bring you the best stories from

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