Onize Ohikere

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

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Parliament, Johnson deadlocked on Brexit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/05/19, 10:10 am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains defiant in his plan to lead the U.K. out of the European Union with or without an agreed-upon plan next month. On Thursday, he vowed to push again for a new Parliamentary election on Oct. 15 after Parliament rejected his first attempt. The Labour Party and some Conservatives want to delay the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline and take more time to work out the details, but Johnson said the country should move forward, deal or no deal.

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Hong Kong leader makes one concession

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/19, 10:56 am

Hong Kong’s chief executive announced the formal withdrawal Wednesday of the controversial extradition bill that triggered months of pro-democracy protests. In a five-minute televised address, Carrie Lam said the government is removing the bill “in order to fully allay public concerns.” She also announced other measures to address the causes of the protests that began in June.

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Migrating capitals

International | Indonesia joins several other nations in moving their seats of government to new cities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/19, 04:06 pm

The Indonesian government last week said it will build a new capital city from the ground up to alleviate pollution, traffic, and environmental hazards in its current capital, Jakarta.

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