Onize Ohikere

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

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Oil bust hits hard in petroleum-driven countries

Economy | Nigeria’s economy is the latest domino to fall as oil prices decline
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/10/16, 11:12 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Cars, motorcycles, and tricycles crowd the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) petrol station in Abuja’s Gudu district. A single row of waiting cars stretches for nearly half a block. Unlike several other petrol stations, NNPC sells fuel 10 cents cheaper per liter than the set rate many drivers find expensive.

“It’s not a big difference, but as things are difficult, people like it that way,” said Veronica Simon, one of the workers at the petrol station.

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Nigeria's humanitarian crisis could become a global problem

Terrorism | Human rights activists urge international community to help counteract Boko Haram and other insurgent groups in the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/09/16, 04:22 pm

Religious minorities in Nigeria’s north and middle belt are battling with religious inequality as well as attacks from the insurgent group Boko Haram and nomadic Fulani herdsmen. In a report released today, the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative called on the international community to assist Nigeria with what is rapidly becoming a global crisis.

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Increasingly violent political protests threaten Kenya's stability

Kenya
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/08/16, 11:25 am

Kenya’s government on Tuesday banned the opposition party from protesting against the country’s electoral commission after police killed two demonstrators on Monday during violent clashes. Policy analysts warn the increasing protests threaten the country’s economic and political stability.

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