Onize Ohikere

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

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Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/19, 09:27 am

The Hong Kong government on Wednesday agreed to comply with the original demand from protesters who sparked social upheaval months ago, but demonstrations likely will continue. Secretary for Security John Lee said the government withdrew a controversial extradition bill on Wednesday because of “conflicts in society.”

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Unauthorized for worship

International | Algerian authorities shut down the nation’s largest churches
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/22/19, 04:40 pm

Algerian authorities last week sealed up the doors of the two largest Christian churches in the Muslim-majority nation despite last-minute pleas from worshippers. More than a dozen police officers stormed the 700-member Protestant Church of the Full Gospel of Tizi-Ouzou on Oct. 15, a day earlier than the church anticipated, Morning Star News reported.

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Israel still without a government

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/22/19, 09:27 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Monday he has failed to form a governing coalition. In a video statement, Netanyahu said Benny Gantz, his chief rival and former military chief, rejected all his efforts to form a coalition.

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