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.

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U.S. states sue Google over monopoly

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/17/20, 01:40 am

Texas and nine other states on Wednesday said the tech giant has wrongfully controlled prices of online advertisements, fixed the market in its favor, and eliminated competition. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had led a 2019 investigation with 49 other U.S. states and territories into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The company dismissed the lawsuit as “baseless.”

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Fiji braces for Cyclone Yasa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/16/20, 08:53 am

Yasa upgraded to the highest Category 5 storm early on Wednesday with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. Forecasters say it will likely make landfall late on Thursday or early Friday between Fiji’s two largest islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Fiji’s Meteorological Service on Wednesday issued a flash flood alert for all low lying areas and a strong wind warning across the archipelago nation.

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Nigerian schoolchildren missing after armed attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/14/20, 04:47 am

More than 300 boys remain unaccounted for after armed men on motorcycles stormed the boys’ Government Science Secondary School in northwestern Katsina state late on Friday. Several students fled the premises for safety as police opened fire on the gunmen. State Gov. Aminu Masari on Sunday said 333 students remained missing. “Efforts are being made to ascertain the actual number of children that have been kidnapped,” Masari said.

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