Tag: Nigerians in Canada

Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji | Former International Criminal Court president joins Ryerson Law

By Bernise Carolino | Canadian Lawyer MAgazine

Ryerson University’s law school has announced the appointments of new faculty and staff members, beginning this July: Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Graham Hudson, Uchechukwu Ngwaba, Jennifer Orange, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Luke Taylor and Frankie Young.

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Tani Adewumi: Meet the 10-year-old Nigerian refugee who became a national chess master

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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Why Nigerians Are Immigrating to Canada in Droves

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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Eugene Omoruyi Is Showing Out for Canada—and Nigeria—at March Madness

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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Rev. Moses Adekola | Nigerian pastor reflects on journey to Nova Scotia, life devoted to helping others

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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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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