Onize Ohikere

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

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Nigeria confirms death toll in building collapse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/14/19, 10:58 am

Nigerian rescue workers on Thursday ended the search for survivors after a three-story building that housed a school collapsed the previous day, killing at least nine people in southwestern Lagos state. Rescue teams worked throughout the night and found one more body early Thursday. The National Emergency Management Agency said 37 other people were rescued from the rubble.

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Building collapse kills schoolchildren in Nigeria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/13/19, 11:47 am

Rescue crews in southwestern Nigeria responded Wednesday to the collapse of a three-story building that housed a school. At least eight children were confirmed dead as rescue efforts continued, the BBC reported. The school, where more than 100 pupils were enrolled, met on the top floor of the building, which was also a residential block in Ita Faji, Lagos state. Witnesses said rescue workers pulled at least a dozen children from the rubble of concrete slabs and metal.

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U.S. targets Afghan airbase amid friendly fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/13/19, 11:44 am

The United States destroyed an Afghan army base with airstrikes Wednesday in what a U.S. official called the “fog of war.” A unit of U.S. and Afghan forces were patrolling near a national army base on the outskirts of Tirin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan province, when fighting broke out between the base and the patrol due to mistaken identities, The New York Times reported. The fighting continued for hours until the U.S.

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