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    Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have postponed the summer event by one year due to the coronavirus crisis. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organisation today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the [...]

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    Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are also calling for a year postponement of the Olympics. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option. "While [...]

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    Coronavirus: Canada shuts borders to ALL countries except US

Coronavirus: Canada shuts borders to ALL countries except US

Canada has closed its borders to nationals from all countries except the United States in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This is even as 27 African countries have now recorded at least one case of the virus, according to the BBC. Benin, Liberia, Somalia and Tanzania are the latest African countries to hit by the infection. Canadian Prime Minister Justin [...]

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    Wife of Canadian PM tests positive for coronavirus

Wife of Canadian PM tests positive for coronavirus

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, has tested positive for coronavirus. Trudeau's office had said both the prime minister and his wife are self-isolating over fears of coronavirus. It said Sophie began to show symptoms of illness after speaking at a programme in the UK on Wednesday. In a series of tweet on Thursday evening, Trudeau said results of [...]

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    Canada moves to regulate social media — but focus is on platforms NOT users

Canada moves to regulate social media — but focus is on platforms NOT users

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has appointed Steven Guilbeault as the country’s minister of heritage to create new regulations for social media. Guilbeault, whose appointment was disclosed in a mandate letter dated December 13, was asked to create new laws that would curb online harm including hate speech. However, unlike that of Nigeria which targets social media users, the letter stated [...]

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    Nigerian family pleading ‘genital mutilation’ to escape deportation from Canada

Nigerian family pleading ‘genital mutilation’ to escape deportation from Canada

A Nigerian family is currently facing deportation after being denied refugee status by the Canadian government. According to CBC, the family of five was denied refugee status on Thursday and was told to leave the country by 3 pm on Friday. Rasheedat Bakare, her husband, Afeez, son, Faaiq and daughter, Faiqah reportedly fled Nigeria and arrived in Canada in 2017. The family's [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi’s family tackles widow over ‘unauthorised’ burial in Canada

Pius Adesanmi’s family tackles widow over ‘unauthorised’ burial in Canada

Mike Oyelude, a relative of Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor, says the academic was buried in Canada without the consent of his family. The remains of Adesanmi were buried in Ottawa, Canada, last Saturday. He was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline flight which crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on a Sunday morning in March. The [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi to be buried in Canada — seven months after plane crash

Pius Adesanmi to be buried in Canada — seven months after plane crash

Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor, will be buried on Saturday in Canada. Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline flight which crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on a Sunday morning in March. The aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which carried 149 passengers and eight crew members, lost contact with air traffic controllers six minutes [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

Recently, Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian-American, emerged as the first Muslim lawmaker in Tennessee in the United States, after making it into the runoff of a Nashville council at-large election. Her victory at the poll was not only a win for the Nashville community, but also for Nigeria where she lived until 1993 when her husband won the Vanderbilt fellowship. On Tuesday, [...]

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    VIDEO: Davido, Burna Boy ‘on the beat’ as Raptors celebrate ‘biggest party in Toronto history’

VIDEO: Davido, Burna Boy ‘on the beat’ as Raptors celebrate ‘biggest party in Toronto history’

Ujiri Masai, Nigerian-born professional basketball manager, is not the only Nigerian export in the "success has many fathers" story of Toronto Raptors, who won a historic National Basketball Association (NBA) championship last week. The historic victory has seen many Nigerians, Kenyans, and Canadians claim ties with the basketball executive who helped Raptors secure a great place in history books. On Monday, the players were out with [...]

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    Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Lois Olufunke, mother of late Pius Adesanmi, and the deceased’s daughter, Iyabo Toluhi, have sued the Boeing company over the plane crash that killed the renowned writer. Boeing is the manufacturer of the ill-fated 737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that crashed in March killing all passengers onboard. The two Nigerians aboard the Nairobi-bound flight were Adesanmi, and Biodun Bashua, a former [...]

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    Nigeria can export experts to earn forex, says Ibukun Awosika

Nigeria can export experts to earn forex, says Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika, the chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, says Nigeria can build a policy around migration, and export experts to get adequate remittances in foreign exchange.  Speaking at The Platform, held on Wednesday at Covenant Christian Centre in Iganmu, Lagos, the serial-entrepreneur said Nigeria's population can be an asset or liability, depending on the path the nation chooses. "How can we [...]

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    Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

The Canadian embassy in Nigeria has tackled Dele Momodu, a prominent publisher, over an information he shared concerning allowing Nigerian immigrants into the country.  The embassy denied reports that Justin Trudeau, the country's prime minister, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new employment and migration programme. The information which Momodu shared on this is currently [...]

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    OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

"I am at an age now where I should be confident that, should anything happen to me and I quit this realm eternally, somebody like you would go out of your way to find Tise and worry about her welfare," Pius Adesanmi wrote in a mail to a friend when he slipped in the snow and hurt his ankle in [...]

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    CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has unveiled an election analysis centre (EAC) for the 2019 general election. Speaking at the opening ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the essence of the centre is to "infuse confidence in the whole elections". She said the centre would counter fake news, disinformation and provide live telecast. "The whole essence of the [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday. World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain. Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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