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Nigerian schoolgirls say kidnappers 'proposed to marry us'

IN THE PRESS
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IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Papers speak to some of the 279 schoolgirls who were released after four days held captive in northern Nigeria. One told the Wall Street Journal that a ransom was paid, while others told The Daily Trust that their kidnappers urged them to leave school and marry them. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy launches a media offensive after his corruption conviction. Plus, Dr. Seuss stops printing six books with "offensive imagery", Dolly Parton "gets a taste of her own medicine" and the world's oldest wild bird hatches a new chick at 70!