Onize Ohikere

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

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Britain braces for Brexit

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by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/28/20, 03:47 pm

On Friday, a giant clock will project onto the British prime minister’s residence at No. 10 Downing Street, London, and count down to 11 p.m., when the United Kingdom is scheduled to officially leave the European Union. The Union Jack will also fly in Parliament Square, and the U.K. will unveil a commemorative coin to usher in the much-delayed departure.

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U.S. plane crashes in Taliban territory

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/28/20, 11:49 am

Taliban insurgents on Tuesday clashed with Afghan forces trying to reach the site of a U.S. military plane crash. The Bombardier E-11A aircraft went down on Monday in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province, a Taliban stronghold. The insurgent group claimed responsibility, but there is no indication enemy fire downed the electronic surveillance plane, said Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. forces in the country.

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Coronavirus cases on the rise

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/27/20, 12:03 pm

The Chinese government on Monday extended the Lunar New Year holiday through at least Sunday and expanded its lockdown to 17 cities to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The lockdown restricts schools, social events, religious activities, and travel in the affected areas to “reduce mass gatherings” and “block the spread of the epidemic,” a Cabinet statement said. The death toll from the viral pneumonia outbreak has now reached 81, with more than 2,700 people infected.

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