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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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    Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says while Nigerian doctors are protesting meagre salaries, their Canadian counterparts are protesting for being paid “too much”. Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Bruce said Nigeria cannot pay its doctors well “but we can budget ₦1.1 billion to clean a government office”. “At a time Canadian doctors are protesting that they are being paid [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Nigeria has been drawn alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Despite being ranked number one in Africa and 32nd in the world, Nigeria is still the lowest ranking team in the group. Hosts Australia finished fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and are ranked 10th in the world. New Zealand will be taking [...]

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    Nigerians seek asylum in Canada claiming to be gay  — and this is a problem

Nigerians seek asylum in Canada claiming to be gay — and this is a problem

Legal Aid Ontario, a non-profit legal agency, has expressed worry that Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada may be fabricating similar claims of sexual orientation persecution. According to Canadian CBC News, 60-70 per cent of Nigerian asylum claims made since April cited persecution as a result of their sexual orientation. Jawad Kassab, leader, refugee and immigration program at Legal Aid Ontario, said the [...]

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    Canada seeks partnership with EFCC on war against corruption

Canada seeks partnership with EFCC on war against corruption

The Canadian government has sought partnership with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with the aim of expanding inter-agency collaboration and exchange of information between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the anti-graft agency.  According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, on Wednesday, Christopher Thornley, high commissioner of Canada to Nigeria, made this known during a [...]

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    Canada introduces ‘X’ as third gender category on passports

Canada introduces ‘X’ as third gender category on passports

Canadian passport holders will have a third option for identifying their gender, “M” for male, “F” for female or “X” for unspecified. The move was disclosed in a statement by Ahmed Hussein, minister of refugees, immigration and citizenship Canada (IRCC). Canadian officials said the change is meant to offer transgender individuals the option to accurately describe their gender identity without being forced [...]

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    Canada pledges $1.9m to child health programme in Nigeria, Ghana

Canada pledges $1.9m to child health programme in Nigeria, Ghana

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian government agency , says it is contributing 2.6m Canadian dollars ($1.9m) to the funding of a maternal and child health programme in Nigeria and in five other West African countries - Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Benin and Burkina Faso. Nigeria currently has a high incidence of maternal mortality. According to the United Nations ‎Population [...]

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    Nigerian stabbed to death in Canada

Nigerian stabbed to death in Canada

Nicholas Nwonye, a 46-year-old Nigerian, was stabbed to death in Canada last Friday, in an attack the police described as "random and unprovoked." According to Calgary Herald, a Canadian newspaper, the father of three was on his way home when the "deadly" attack took place. The incident occurred on the westbound platform of the City Hall LRT station in downtown Calgary He was [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday. If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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    What no one will tell you about living abroad

What no one will tell you about living abroad

BY SAMUEL OSHO The present struggles that characterize the travails of Africa tend to obfuscate the perception of its inhabitants and they build castles in the air about realities that are possible on foreign soils. In a recent chat with one of my friends, he joked about the current state of economic recession in Nigeria. He said that it will take only [...]

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Dedevbo promises total make over against Spain

Ahead of Nigeria's final group phase match, Peter Dedevbo, the coach of the Falconets has declared that his girls need to toughen up for the battle against Spain. As reward for a courageous performance against Canada, in which the girls came from behind to win 3-1, the players were given a rest day on Thursday. In place of the normal training sessions, [...]

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Dedevbo to ring changes against Canada

Head coach of the Nigeria U20 girls, Peter Dedevbo is expected to make three key changes in the starting line -up of his team in Wednesday's World Cup clash with Canada in Port Moresby. Reigning world vice champions Nigeria got off on a worrying note after succumbing to a 6-0 bashing from Japan. The line-up will look different as Sweden -based Christy [...]

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