Onize Ohikere

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

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U.K.’s Theresa May to resign

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/24/19, 11:00 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will step down on June 7, bowing to increasing calls for her resignation. Her voice breaking with emotion, May said the position “has been the honor of my life to hold,” adding, “I do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.” May will serve as caretaker prime minister until a new leader is chosen. Her party hopes to complete the process by late July.

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EU nations begin Parliament vote

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/23/19, 11:32 am

Voters in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands on Thursday kicked off four days of voting for seats in the European Parliament. Citizens throughout the 28-member bloc will elect 751 lawmakers, with final results expected on Sunday. Populist leaders across the bloc presented a united front ahead of the vote. But U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned in a message Thursday that “the far-right is on the rise,” noting that “the actions we take now will have huge consequences for our future.”

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Modi pulls ahead in India election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/23/19, 11:10 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party claimed a victory after a vote count on Thursday showed the party holding a commanding lead in the country’s general elections. The Election Commission will release the final results Thursday evening. Results showed that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 300 of the 542 seats in the lower house of Parliament. The major opposition alliance, led by Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party, had won 50 seats. Political parties need 272 seats to secure a majority.

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