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  • 17 May 2014, 9:34

Saturday's National Newspaper Front Pages

Boko Haram, asylum seekers and the Indian elections are among the stories making the front pages of Saturday's national newspapers.

The i pictures a man it claims is the "British face of Boko Haram" who was arrested in Sudan this week on suspicion of organising bomb attacks in Nigeria.

The Independent leads with the same story as its sister newspaper. It also reports on the 'take down' requests submitted to Google by a number of famous people.

The Daily Telegraph leads with the number of tax inquiries HMRC made last year. It says the taxman investigated 237,215 people, double the number of the previous 12 months.

Narendra Modi's victory in the Indian elections features on the front page of the Financial Times, which says voters have backed his Bharatiya Janata Party's pledges on the economy.

The Guardian says the power to take children away from their families could be privatised under plans being considered by the Department for Education.

NHS bosses received £166m in bonus pay last year, in contrast to nurses whose pay dropped by 1%, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Daily Express reports on the £900,000 bill for housing asylum seekers in hundreds of hotel rooms.

Meanwhile, migrants who speak no English can buy a certificate that opens the door to UK citizenship for £500, according to the Daily Mail.

The Times has a report from journalist Anthony Loyd, who was kidnapped, along with photographer Jack Hill, in Syria this week.

Simon Cowell features on the front page of the Daily Star, which claims one of the contestants on the music mogul's reality TV show Britain's Got Talent has already written hits for several pop stars.

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Saturday night's preview features The Sunday People's showbiz editor Katie Hind and media consultant Ben Fenton.

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