Onize Ohikere

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

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France faces more yellow vest protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/18/19, 12:19 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron held a meeting with top security officials on Monday after police failed to control violent protests in Paris over the weekend. The so-called yellow vest protesters on Saturday set fire to stores and a bank on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The fire department said it rescued a mother and child and at least 11 people who suffered minor injuries at the bank. Several high-end boutiques along the avenue remained shut on Monday. The Paris region’s Chamber of Commerce said the violence affected 91 businesses, with 80 percent of them facing severe damages.

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New Zealand police confirm single gunman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/18/19, 11:47 am

New Zealand’s police chief on Monday confirmed that a single attacker staged Friday’s two shootings at mosques that killed 50 people in Christchurch. The Christchurch District Court on Saturday charged 28-year-old Australian suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant with murder. Tarrant posted a 74-page white supremacist manifesto online describing his motives. He will likely face more charges at his next hearing, scheduled for April 5.

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Ethiopia receives tracking data from deadly crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/18/19, 11:28 am

Data from the black box of a deadly plane crash a week ago showed “clear similarities” with an earlier Boeing 737 crash in Indonesia, the Ethiopian transport minister said Sunday. French investigators who analyzed the in-flight data recorder confirmed they successfully downloaded the data and sent it back to the Ethiopian investigation team. The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on March 10 shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people from 35 countries on board.

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