Onize Ohikere

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


Seven Americans dead in Bahamas helicopter crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/19, 11:57 am

All seven Americans on board a helicopter headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday died when it crashed off Grand Cay in the Bahamas, officials confirmed. The Royal Bahamas Police Force said the helicopter went missing shortly after it departed Big Grand Cay. An investigation with civil aviation authorities is underway, according to police. Authorities said four women and three men were killed but did not provide additional details.

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Associated Press/Photo by Marcos Moreno

Iranian oil tanker seized off Gibraltar

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/19, 11:21 am

British Royal Marines on Thursday assisted Gibraltar port and law enforcement agencies in seizing an Iranian supertanker suspected of transporting oil to Syria. Officials detained the Grace 1 about 2 miles south of Gibraltar in what Britain considers its territorial waters. Authorities suspect the vessel was transporting crude oil to Syria’s Banias refinery, which is subject to European Union sanctions. Spain’s foreign minister said the seizure followed a request from the United States.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla (file)

Sudan’s warring sides reach agreement

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/19, 10:04 am

Celebrations broke out across Sudan on Friday as the military council and the opposition alliance came to a power-sharing agreement to lead the country until elections can take place. The announcement follows weeks of violence and stalled talks. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat, an African Union envoy, said both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council to rule for “three years or a little more,” with five seats for each party and an additional seat for a civilian with a military background.

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