By Jeremiah Rodriguez | CTVNews
From fleeing persecution to starting a new life in the U.S., young Tani Adewumi’s immigrant journey was mired with adversity, mirroring the refugee experience of so many who land in North America. But picking up chess just four years ago ended up becoming a transformational move that has helped change everything for his family. And now, at only 10 years old, Tani just became a U.S. national chess master. The Nigerian refugee’s remarkable rise comes two years after he gained worldwide attention for winning the New York State chess championship while he and his family were living in a homeless shelter.
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By Colin Singer | CANADA IMMIGRATION NEWS
In the five years before COVID-19 Nigerian immigration to Canada more than tripled, and a new study shows this “Canada Rush” was driven by a longing for a more prosperous future.
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BYLUKAS WEESE | COMPLEX CANADA
Eugene Omoruyi’s face brightened up when asked about his teammate, Chris Duarte.
“That’s my brother,” Omoruyi said.
Omoruyi and Duarte have a ton in common. They are both Canadian, even though Omoruyi knows more about the country’s history than Duarte.
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By Carole Morris-Underhill | Cape Breton Post
Rev. Moses Adekola smiles when he sees falling snow. The mere sight of snowflakes falling to the ground makes the Nigerian-born pastor grin from ear to ear.
“Winter is my favourite. I just love wintertime,” said Adekola, sipping on a hot chocolate while sitting inside a Tim Hortons restaurant.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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