Tag: Nigerians in Canada

Calgary’s Nigerian community in shock over slaying of social worker

By ALANNA SMITH

Members of Calgary’s Nigerian community are in shock after a woman dedicated to helping the less fortunate was killed at a local care facility.

Deborah Onwu, a Nigerian immigrant who was a youth social worker employed by Wood’s Homes, was fatally stabbed Friday, allegedly at the hands of an 18-year-old she was caring for at an assisted living facility in the city’s southwest.

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Winnipeg Nigerian community to honour local contributors

By: Carol Sanders

Members of Winnipeg’s Nigerian community for the first time Saturday are honouring the contribution and example set by its members who immigrated to Canada.

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Association of Nigerian doctors calls Alberta judge’s comments racist

An Alberta judge’s comments about an expert witness at the trial of parents who were accused in their son’s death were “prejudiced, racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant,” says a letter by a group that represents Nigerian doctors in Canada.

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Canada PM, Trudeau, seeks Nigerian journalist’s help for reelection

As Canadians prepare for the House of Commons election, incumbent Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has solicited the help of a Nigerian journalist, Chief Olufemi Shodunke, to return to office for another four years.

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Nigerian-Canadian Uzoma Asagwara among Trio of black MLAs who make history by winning seats in Manitoba Legislature

By Dana Hatherly 

Until Tuesday’s vote, no black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of this province.

Now there are three.

Uzoma Asagwara won the Union Station seat for the NDP, Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat for the party and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives.

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Canada is ‘stealing’ the brightest and smartest young people from Nigeria

By Ms Imosemi

Yes, Canada is not just taking our young people, they are taking the fattest of our crops, the best, the brightest, and the brainiest!

One of them is my friend, Olufemi, (not real name). He graduated top of his class and best in the entire university! Nine years after graduation, he got married to his equally cerebral lawyer wife, and they both had fairly paying jobs that admitted them into the struggling middle class in Nigeria. A year after marriage, Olufemi,  disillusioned by the state of his family’s finances, the  situation in the country and the underutilisation of his skills, and intellect at his place of work, sold all his assets and relocated his young family to Canada!

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Nigerian Monarch, Ooni of Ife visits Canada on trade mission and cultural exchange

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II recently visited Canada.

Ooni Ogunwusi visited Canada on what was described as a trade mission and a cultural exchange. His presence in Brampton made the local news in the city of Brampton. He attended a criket match and was hosted by city official in Brampton.

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Winnipeg’s Nigerian community makes noise for national basketball team

By Erin Brohman

Winnipeg’s Nigerian community made some noise for their national basketball team when they landed in the city Thursday afternoon.

Team Nigeria’s arrival at Winnipeg’s airport was met with drums, song, dance, hugs, flags and even the presentation of flowers to the team captain. The team will face Canada on Friday in their second exhibition clash in the lead-up to the FIBA World Cup in China.

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5 Canadians honored at Igbo Day 2019 in Saskatchewan

On August 3, Nigerian-Canadians living in the prairie regions of Canada celebrated Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in style. Sponsored by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS), with support from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and SaskTel, Igbo Day offered a blend of cultural and artistic displays, beautiful costumes and Nigerian cuisine.

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Canadian foundation appoints Nigerian journalist BOD member

A Nigerian journalist, Chief Femi Shodunke, has joined the Board of Directors (BOD) of a Canada based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Life of Hope Foundation.

The appointment of Shodunke, a one-time Deputy Editor of the Nigerian Compass newspaper on Sunday who is now based in Canada, was announced in a letter signed by the Foundation’s Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Anike Stella Onile.

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400 Nigerian physicians and dentists meet in Kelowna, Canada

By Josh Duncan

Canada is a melting pot of people from all over the world and that will be on full display in Kelowna this weekend. The Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD) has chosen the Okanagan as the spot for its 18th annual general meeting of members.

That means more than 400 physicians and dentists originally from Nigeria, along with their families and a number of Nigerian dignitaries, will be in town for the four-day event.

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Canadian Prime minister wishes Nigerians in Regina happy Igbo Day, August 3

As the  Igbo community of Saskatchewan prepares to celebrate its Nigerian-Canadian heritage on August 3, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Honourable Ralph Goodale, has sent greetings to the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS).

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Collins Oghor: “African solutions to African problems”

McGill MBA alumnus, doctor, international medical researcher, global health consultant, company owner, fitness buff, world traveler, fashion maven. And 27 years old. There’s no pigeon-holing Collins Oghor.

The McGill grad who arrived in Canada from Nigeria at 17 to attend McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and then McGill, has come full circle. He will soon return to Nigeria, from where he will fan out across the African continent as a consultant on global health initiatives.

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Dentist who escaped violence in Nigeria now a University of Manitoba success story

By Alison Mayes

Every immigrant comes to Canada with visions of achieving success and stability, says Dr. Ehiedu Osemiha, who left Nigeria with his wife and son in 2014. But for Osemiha, a dentist in the Nigerian Air Force who narrowly escaped a terrorist attack, the dream of qualifying as a dentist in Canada seemed almost too elusive to hope for.

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Three Africans help Toronto Raptors Win NBA finals

There has been wild celebrations all over Canada as Toronto Raptors became the first team from the country to win the NBA finals. Three Africans were pivotal in helping Raptors beat Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to to win the championship for the first time in their history.

Raptors President, Masai Ujiri from Nigeria, Pascal Siakem from Cameroon and Serge Ibaka from Congo DR are among the African contingent that have brought joy to Canada.

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