Onize Ohikere

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

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Court rules Johnson illegally closed U.K. Parliament

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/24/19, 10:22 am

Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s shutdown of Parliament amid the Brexit upheaval. The 11 judges reached a unanimous decision that the five-week suspension, which received the approval of Queen Elizabeth II, was illegally done to hinder debate on Britain’s separation from the European Union.

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British travel giant shuttered, leaving thousands stranded

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/23/19, 11:47 am

A 178-year-old U.K. tour company shut down Monday with as many as 150,000 British customers still overseas. In response to Thomas Cook’s closing, the British government kicked off Operation Matterhorn, its biggest peacetime repatriation effort ever, to bring home stranded Britons on chartered airline flights. The company’s closure led to canceled bookings for about 1 million tourists and will leave 21,000 employees around the world out of work.

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Weekend protests in Hong Kong turn violent

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/23/19, 11:41 am

Some protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at riot police in Hong Kong over the weekend. Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched peacefully in the northwest Tuen Mun district on Saturday before violence broke out. On Sunday, demonstrators in the Sha Tin district attacked a subway station connected to a mall.

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