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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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    EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie [...]

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    Why the turning point generation is turning to Canada

Why the turning point generation is turning to Canada

My phone beeps, as usual, the notification bar flashes a few new WhatsApp messages from friends, family, colleagues and other contacts. In those few seconds, I gleaned from one of the messages, the following words: "I don Pass!"I quickly unlocked the phone to jubilate with a friend of over a decade, one of the most ambitious and hardworking persons [...]

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    EXTRA: Man contests election for 96th time — and he’s never won in any

EXTRA: Man contests election for 96th time — and he’s never won in any

John Turmel, a Canadian, is currently contesting election for mayor of Brantford, the city he lives in, but that is actually his 96th shot at an elective position.Interestingly, he has never won in any of the elections, earning him the record of the world’s biggest loser in the polls.But he says he has no regrets and is not deterred to [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The US, Canada and Mexico have won the right to host the 2026 World Cup.The decision for a three-nations host was adopted at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday.The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by 134 FIFA member nations, beating Morocco's bid.The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 [...]

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    What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

It was the night of December 22, 2002. I was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. I was terribly sick; the hospital had no oxygen as at the time I was admitted, and I was severely low on oxygen. I missed a date with death by a few seconds. I needed a miracle and God showed up -- [...]

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