Onize Ohikere

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

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Israel moves toward governing deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 12:06 pm

Members of the Israeli parliament elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival as their new speaker on Thursday. The surprising move to select opposition leader Benny Gantz split his Blue and White party but sparked hope that he and the prime minister would form a coalition government. Israel has had a caretaker government since April of last year after Gantz and Netanyahu failed to reach an agreement.

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Boris Johnson tests positive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 11:17 am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will continue to lead his nation’s fight against COVID-19 while in self-isolation for the disease. He tweeted Friday he had developed “a temperature and persistent cough” over the past 24 hours. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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Venezuelan leaders charged as narcos

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 11:08 am

The United States on Thursday indicted Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and 14 members of his inner circle on corruption, money laundering, and narcoterrorism charges. The U.S. State Department offered a $55 million reward for any information leading to the arrest of Maduro and four others.

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