Onize Ohikere

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

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U.S. Navy expert links Iran to oil tanker attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/19, 10:32 am

The suspected limpet mines used to sabotage two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week have “a striking resemblance” to Iranian mines, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said on Wednesday. The United States blamed Iran for the attacks on the Japanese Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian-owned Front Altair tankers. The U.S.

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Nigerian Christians seek U.S. intervention

International | Several communities still feel the effects of Boko Haram and armed Fulani herdsmen
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/19, 05:21 pm

Nigerian Christians terrorized by the Islamist group Boko Haram and insurgent, militant herdsmen implored U.S. President Donald Trump last week to intervene in their increasingly forgotten crisis.

Boko Haram’s violence in northeastern Nigeria has killed tens of thousands of people. The insurgency has withered down to sporadic attacks, but hundreds of people remain in captivity, including about 110 girls kidnapped in 2014 from Chibok, and Leah Sharibu, a Christian schoolgirl taken in 2018 and remains in captivity because of her faith.

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Hong Kong leader issues another apology

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/19, 10:43 am

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized again on Tuesday for the controversial extradition bill that sparked huge protests and calls for her resignation. Lam said the bill will not be reintroduced during the current legislative session. Protesters had demanded the bill, which would make it easier to send criminal suspects to China, be formally withdrawn. Nearly 2 million people turned out for the last protest on Sunday.

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