Onize Ohikere

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

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May survives no-confidence vote

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/16/19, 03:53 pm

UPDATE: Theresa May will remain the British prime minister after a no-confidence vote failed in Parliament on Wednesday. Now she must head back to the negotiating table to work on a plan for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, a challenge that has vexed the government for months. Though many members of her Conservative Party voted against her Brexit proposal, May won the no-confidence vote by a count of 325-306. Her defeat would have triggered general elections that would have put Conservative control of the government at risk.

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At least 14 dead in Kenyan hotel attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/16/19, 11:19 am

Kenyan security forces have killed the gunmen who carried out a deadly attack Tuesday in which 14 people died, including one American, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday. “All the terrorists have been eliminated,” Kenyatta said in a televised address. Authorities evacuated more than 700 people during the attack, which began mid-afternoon. Four armed militants set off car bombs outside a bank and stormed the hotel, followed by a suicide bombing in the lobby, national Police Chief Joseph Boinnet said.

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Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/15/19, 03:12 pm

UPDATE: The British House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal Tuesday, creating uncertainty in U.K. politics just weeks before the nation is set to leave the European Union. Lawmakers voted 432-202 against the agreement the prime minister struck with the EU in November. Parliament will hold a no-confidence vote in May’s government on Wednesday. Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but the lack of a ratified deal upon exit could lead to economic and social consequences.

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