Onize Ohikere

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

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Polls open in yet another U.K. election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/19, 12:46 pm

The United Kingdom is holding a December election for Parliament for the first time in nearly a century. The outcome of Thursday’s vote will determine who will serve as prime minister during the next phase of Britain’s long, drawn-out effort to leave the European Union.

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Dozens die in extremist attack in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/19, 12:32 pm

About 100 Islamist militants ambushed an army camp and killed 71 soldiers in western Niger. The three-hour assault was the deadliest terror attack on Nigerien forces in years. About a dozen other soldiers sustained injuries during the overnight assault, army spokesman Col. Boukar Hassan said on Wednesday.

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U.S. suspends flight training for Saudi students

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/19, 12:45 pm

The Pentagon on Tuesday halted operational training for Saudi Arabian students in the United States and ordered a review of vetting procedures. The suspension applies only to flying sessions, while classroom activities will continue. The decision grounded more than 300 Saudi military aviation students following last week’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

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