Onize Ohikere

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

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New Zealand suspect faces 50 murder charges

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/05/19, 11:30 am

A New Zealand judge on Friday charged the Australian man accused of carrying out two mosque shootings last month with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder. Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, appeared in court via video from a maximum security prison in Auckland, New Zealand. Tarrant, a white nationalist, is accused of opening fire in two Christchurch mosques on March 15, killing 50 people and leaving 50 others injured. Victims of the attack and their families gathered inside the court for the Friday hearing.

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Britain seeks another Brexit extension

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/05/19, 10:44 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday asked the European Union to extend the deadline for Britain’s exit from the bloc to June 30. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May said she is trying to reach an agreement with British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to present to the Parliament for an orderly transition out of the EU. If they fail to agree, May plans to hold yet another series of votes in Parliament to find a majority-backed option.

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Taliban attack Afghan security officials

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/04/19, 10:26 am

The Taliban launched an attack early Thursday on a government compound in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan, killing at least 20 security officials. Intense fighting continued into Thursday afternoon, said Jamshid Shahabhi, the provincial governor’s spokesman. The casualties include soldiers and policemen. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack. The insurgent group has persisted with almost daily attacks on Afghan security forces despite ongoing peace talks. U.S.

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