Tag: Nigerians in Canada

Nigerian cultural group hosts cultural festival in Canada

By Jimoh Babatunde | Vanguard

The organizers of the annual Global Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture (GBAFACC) say all arrangements have been concluded to have a successful celebration. The co-founder and operations director, Edo Global Royal Art and Culture Canada, Jackson Osamede Igbinosun, made this known while revealing that the Global Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture billed for December 11-12, in Toronto, Canada, would hold virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on physical gatherings.

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Nigerian-Canadians Condemn Crackdown on Protestors

By Fabian Dawson| The Star

Members of the Nigerian community in Canada are calling on Ottawa to condemn their home country’s decision to freeze 20 bank accounts linked to recent protests against police brutality. The bank accounts, linked to prominent participants of the #EndSARS protesters have been restricted following a federal court ruling in Abuja and an investigation by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Nigeria leads China for asylum claims to Canada despite Covid-19

By Yomi Kazeem | Quartz Africa

In February, data showed that, for the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada in 2019 than the year before. Another marker of that exodus is that the number of Nigerians issued permanent residence (PR) permits by the Canadian government has tripled since 2015. 

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DJ Switch | Canada may have granted asylum to #EndSARS protester

By Arise News

Strong indications have emerged that Canada may have granted asylum to DJ Switch, the #EndSARS protester who streamed live the shooting of protesters by the army at Lekki Toll gate in Lagos State on October 20, 2020. DJ Switch sought asylum following what she said were “several attempts” on her life.

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Canada clarifies on refugee and immigration application process for Nigerians, others

By Chike Olisah | Nairametrics

The Canadian Government in a clarification to Nigerians and other nationals has said that its Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, Consulates-General or Honorary Consulates, do not accept refugee applications directly from people.

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New Afro-Canadian TV series shooting in Calgary challenging narratives and industry norms

By Dan McGarvey  | CBC News

A new TV drama series being shot in Calgary is a Canadian first, according to its African producer and director. The African Family is based around a young Afro-Canadian woman who sponsors her husband to come to Canada from Angola, but discovers the truth about their marriage.

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‘They need our backing’: Ontario’s Nigerian community reflects on #EndSARS police protests

By Nick Westoll | Globalnews.ca

With thousands of residents across Nigeria demonstrating against police brutality and the widely condemned Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the past few weeks, expats and community members who live in Canada are rallying to support friends and loved ones who are protesting overseas.

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Daniel Ohaegbu | The 24-year-old Nigerian graduate creating a more inclusive Canada for international students

By LEELIAN KONG | Study International

Canada is the first country, Daniel Ohaegbu, 24, has ever travelled to outside of his home country Nigeria. He calls it home today, but it wasn’t always a walk in the park for Ohaegbu from the moment he stepped off the plane. International students face contemporary racism here, says Ohaegbu. “It comes in the form of assumptions. Assuming you know about an individual’s intellectual capacity or ability to perform.

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Nigerians in Toronto worry for the safety of relatives as police, protesters clash back home

By CBC News 

The Nigerian community in Toronto is watching with growing worry and anger as violent clashes between police and protesters continue to escalate in Africa’s most populous nation.

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#EndSARS: Canadian Association of Nigerian lawyers suggests ways of resolving the crisis –

By The NEWS

The Canadian Association of Nigerian Lawyers (CANL) in Toronto, has made some observations and recommendations on how to resolve the #EndSARS mayhem that has made Nigeria a centre of global attention.

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