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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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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 05:00:23 +0100
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NDA cadets drop uniforms with Fulanimen, disappear –Residents
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:51:21 +0100
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$250m unremitted fund: Reps threaten oil firms with arrest warrants
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:59 +0100
The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas, on Wednesday,  threatened to issue warrant of arrest on Managing Directors of 10 oil firms, if they failed to appear before it on Thursday to account for unremitted $250m to the Federal Government’s...
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United by agric Yoruba, Fulani dairy farmers break ethnic barriers in Oyo communities
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:22:04 +0100
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FIFA threatens to bar Spain from World Cup
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:46:14 +0100
The governing body of world football confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said...
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Military police shoot, wound knife-wielding man
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:44:10 +0100
Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP. “This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee (military police)...
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Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:37:06 +0100
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Kenya gets $380m from Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, others
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:33:55 +0100
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Lagos CP orders arrest of female lawyer over alleged abuse of home help
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:32:05 +0100
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Court orders tenant to pay N3.5m rent arrears to landlord
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:11:16 +0100
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:51:39 +0100
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