Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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U.K., EU at a stalemate on Brexit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/21/18, 12:30 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said Brexit negotiations remain “at an impasse” because the European Union rejected her proposals without providing any alternatives. In a Thursday meeting in Austria, European Council President Donald Tusk said May’s Brexit plan would not work. French President Emmanuel Macron also called pro-Brexit politicians liars for not being honest about the costs of exiting the bloc.

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Ferry accident kills more than 100 in Africa’s Lake Victoria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/21/18, 11:33 am

More than 100 people died when a passenger ferry capsized on Thursday afternoon in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. Rescue workers said the death toll would rise as rescue efforts continued. Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronics Services Agency said the ferry capsized near the area of Mwanza. Police commander Jonathan Shanna said there are no foreigners among the casualties. “Right now our focus is on rescue,” Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella said, adding that workers picked up at least 37 survivors, though he could not say how many passengers boarded the ferry.

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Another deadly landslide follows typhoon in the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/18, 11:14 am

A landslide killed at least 21 people and left dozens of others trapped beneath the rubble Thursday morning in the central Philippines. Roderick Gonzales, police chief of Naga in Cebu province, said mud and debris covered about 30 houses in two of the city’s rural villages. Some of the victims alerted authorities by text message shortly after the landslide. At least 64 people remain missing, according to Naga Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong. The area is still unstable, making rescue efforts difficult.

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