Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.


Journeying home to Nigeria

Nigeria | Introducing WORLD’s reporter in Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/16, 03:14 pm

To go with our China bureau, WORLD has opened an Africa bureau staffed by a Nigerian reporter, Onize Ohikere. Onize went to college in Minnesota from 2012 through December 2015. She also graduated from the World Journalism Institute last year, became a WORLD intern, and while still in Minnesota wrote for WNG.ORG. She returned to Nigeria last week and writes here about going home. —Marvin Olasky

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Nigerian officials call for peace after Muslim mob kills Christian woman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/16, 10:15 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday condemned the killing of a Christian petty trader in Kano state after a Muslim man accused her of blasphemy. Nigerian peace groups said the unusually swift response from Nigerian authorities could help prevent the incident from escalating into a larger crisis.

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Sudan deports Eritreans back into the hands of their oppressors

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/16, 08:57 am

Sudanese authorities have violated international law by deporting hundreds of Eritrean refugees back to their home country, which is still under a repressive rule, Human Rights Watch reported this week. The allegation follows leaked reports of a meeting during which European Union ambassadors discussed working with Sudan to stifle the flow of refugees into Europe.

Refugee experts have warned the deal will only further equip Sudan to violate the rights of vulnerable people fleeing terrible violence.

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