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Newcastle sign loan star Merino from Dortmund

Newcastle completed the permanent signing of Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on Friday after the midfielder’s impressive start to his spell in the Premier League. Merino arrived at St James’ Park on loan in July with a view to a full-time switch to England if he made a big impact. The 21-year-old has done so […]
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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:25:11 +0100
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Senate seeks release of last Dapchi girl allegedly held for refusing conversion
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:20:48 +0100
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate at the plenary on Thursday urged the security forces to secure the release of the last Dapchi schoolgirl still being held by Boko Haram insurgents. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also sought the release of the...
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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:18:50 +0100
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