Onize Ohikere

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

Associated Press/Boko Haram

ISIS announces new Boko Haram leader

Nigeria | Head of terror group vows to end killings of Muslims, focus on ‘apostates’
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/03/16, 01:20 pm

Islamic State (ISIS) identified the new leader of Boko Haram, its West African affiliate in Nigeria, in an interview published today in its newspaper.

The newspaper al-Nabaa called Abu Musab al-Barnawi the new “wali,” a title used in describing Boko Haram’s former leader Abubakar Shekau. The interview said nothing of Shekau, who was last heard from in an ISIS video released in April.

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Illinois governor signs bill mandating abortion referrals

Abortion | The Republican’s action frustrates the state’s pro-life groups, who say it won’t survive a legal challenge
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/03/16, 11:17 am

New legislation signed Friday by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, will compel all medical practitioners and pregnancy centers to promote abortion regardless of their religious or moral convictions. The new law has rattled state and national pro-life advocates because the governor acted against his party’s pro-life platform by signing the bill.

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Cybercrime kingpin nabbed in Nigeria

Nigeria | International fraudster ran a ring of 40 criminals that targeted U.S. businesses
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/02/16, 09:06 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Interpol and Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency said on Monday they have arrested a Nigerian man accused of scamming hundreds of victims worldwide, siphoning more than $60 million.

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