Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Falconets arrive Papua New Guinea

After flying for about 22 hours, the Falconets of Nigeria Wednesday morning arrived Papua New Guinea to a rousing welcome ahead of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup. The players and officials who left Nigeria Sunday, November 6, landed at the Jackson's International Airport at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at 4:24 am local time, aboard Air Niugini flight from Singapore. Nigeria [...]

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    Canadian immigration website crashes after Trump’s victory

Canadian immigration website crashes after Trump’s victory

Canada’s immigration website crashed as Americans watched Donald Trump take the lead in the US election. Searches for “move to Canada” and “immigrate to Canada” spiked immediately election returns started favouring the Republican nominee. The website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada was down at the same time, and has suffered several outages since then. Amid financial markets mayhem in the wake of Trump’s [...]

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    Canada increases ‘economic immigration’ quota

Canada increases ‘economic immigration’ quota

The Canadian government says it will allow 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017, the Business Standard reports. The country's economic growth advisory council had recommended 450,000 people to be allowed into the country over the next five years to make up for ageing population. The number of immigrants admitted under the economic category will increase to 172,500 in 2017 -- from [...]

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    Relocating to Canada is about to get easier – and sweeter!

Relocating to Canada is about to get easier – and sweeter!

Nigerian students and professionals who wish to relocate to Canada will love this: the country is set to reveal increased targets for would-be immigrants any moment from now. Rules would also be eased for international students to become permanent residents. John McCallum (pictured), minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, is expected to reveal the new targets Monday, a day before Bill Morneau, [...]

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    Canada names hospital, community after selfless Nigerian, Sunmolu Beckley

Canada names hospital, community after selfless Nigerian, Sunmolu Beckley

Nigerians are making marks across the world, breaking records, setting new ones, and raising the stakes on every continent, and Canada just became the latest spot. Sunmolu Beckley, a 75-year-old Nigerian doctor who left the country in his early days to study in Ireland, UK, went on to become a surgeon of repute sought after in the United States and Canada. Beckley [...]

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    In Canada, human and animals can be involved in sexual acts

In Canada, human and animals can be involved in sexual acts

As long as there is no penetration, people can be sexually involved with animals, the supreme court of Canada has ruled, according to The Independent.  The ruling stemmed from a case of a British Columbia man, who had been convicted of a 13 count  charge of sexually assaulting his step daughters and a one count charge of bestiality, was acquitted of [...]

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    Oil prices rise after tragic Canadian fire

Oil prices rise after tragic Canadian fire

Due to the outbreak of fire in Alberta, one of Canada’s most resourceful provinces, the prices of crude oil are rising. On Thursday, a state of emergency was declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee. According to BBC, the fire, which broke out on Sunday in the heart of [...]

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    9 tips for ‘wow’ reporting of sporting activities

9 tips for ‘wow’ reporting of sporting activities

Covering a 52-game event in six locations across a country with a total area of 3,650,216 square miles for 30 days requires super-human qualities from a single reporter. But you don’t need to be exposed to cosmic rays like the Fantastic Four and develop amazing new powers all in the name of covering a football tournament. Indeed, you can be like [...]

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    Danjuma replaces Okon as Falcons coach

Danjuma replaces Okon as Falcons coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dismissed the Super Falcons coach Edwin Okon with his assistant Christopher Danjuma taking charge till a substantial handler is announced. Okon took the team to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, but they failed to go past the group stage finishing last in Group D behind Sweden, Australia, and the United States of [...]

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    England end Canada’s run in Vancouver

England end Canada’s run in Vancouver

Two first-half goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze were enough to see England to a 2-1 win over hosts Canada to book a place into their first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final. Captain Christine Sinclair pulled one back for Canada, but the strike could not spark a comeback for John Herdman's side at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Melissa Tancredi [...]

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    USA, England book last-eight tickets

USA, England book last-eight tickets

It wasn’t a stroll in the park for three-time champions USA after battling to a 2-0 win over Colombia in their round-of-16 FIFA Women’s World Cup clash in Edmonton. The South Americans attacked their more illustrious opponents and only fell behind following the dismissal of goalkeeper Catalina Perez early in the second half. Abby Wambach missed the ensuing penalty before second-half strikes [...]

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    Canada advance, Brazil crash out

Canada advance, Brazil crash out

A Josee Belanger 52nd minute strike gave hosts Canada a 1-0 win over Switzerland in their round-of-16-clash at the VC Place, Vancouver. Belanger profited from captain Christine Sinclair’s assist to drill home in a crowded box. Canada will remain in Vancouver for Saturday’s quarter-final against the winner of England-Norway clash. Australia caused the upset of the day after Kyah Simon’s goal earned them [...]

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    Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada battled New Zealand and a 30-minute first-half stoppage to end their match 0-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium. The match was stopped as lightning lurked around Edmonton, but the physical contest between the two sides didn’t relent from the first minute to the last. There were numerous near-misses at either end of the field with both teams hitting the post, which included [...]

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    Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Hosts Canada left it late to secure a 1-0 win over China as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Vancouver. Captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host to a tense win in front of a record crowd. Canada cast aside any early nerves, coming close just three minutes into the game with central defender [...]

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    Super Falcons to ‘go back to the drawing board’ after draw with Canada

Super Falcons to ‘go back to the drawing board’ after draw with Canada

Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon, will “correct the lapses” in his team after the 0-0 draw with Canada in their first friendly game ahead the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala came close to putting the Super Falcons ahead in the 23rd and 30th minute but could not find the back of the net. The second half resumed [...]

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    Super Falcons land in Toronto

Super Falcons land in Toronto

The Super Falcons have landed in Toronto, venue of their training tour, ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The team left Abuja on Wednesday night aboard an Air France airline and landed in Paris around 5:45am local time after a five-and-half hour trip. The team transited at the Charles De Gaulle airport for 5 hours before connecting their flight to Toronto. Nigeria's [...]

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