Tag: Nigerians in Canada

Nigerian family finds local area welcoming as they seek new opportunities in Canada

by Jamie Morris | Lindsay Advocate

From Lagos to Lindsay. From a city in Nigeria five times the size of Toronto to a town of some 21,000 souls. Quite a leap to jump an ocean and a continent, but Tobi and Francis Ogunnowo did so — and found welcoming arms.

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Nigerian Born Charles Osuji Among Top 25 Most Influential Canadian Lawyers, 2020

By Peters Ifeoma | DNL Legal and Style

Nigerian Born lawyer, Charles Osuji has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer. He is the first Nigerian-born, internationally-trained lawyer to receive this Award after a few years of relocating to Canada.

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Kelechi Madu| Nigerian President Buhari congratulates new Minister of Justice of Alberta

by APA News | Journal du Cameroun

Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Kelechi Madu following his recent appointment as Minister of Justice of the province of Alberta, in Canada.

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Kelechi Madu | Nigerian-Canadian appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the Province of Alberta

By Ebimo Amungo

Nigerian-born Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu has been appointed the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Albert by the Premiere of Alberta, Jason Kenney.

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Masai Ujiri | Raptors president thankful for support over a ‘racist’ incident

The president of the Toronto Raptors basketball team, Masai Ujiri, says an incident with a law enforcement officer moments before his team lifted their first NBA title last year happened because ‘I am black’.

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Kika Otiono receives praise from Nigeria’s High Commissioner for academic performance at Carleton University

By Gregory Austin Nwakunor | The Guardian

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Adeyinka Asekun, has commended Kika Otiono, daughter of prominent Nigerian author and professor, Nduka Otiono, for her sterling academic accomplishments while at Carleton University. Otiono received a third-year undergraduate offer of admission to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and is now a first year medical student there.

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Nigerians, Somalian, Rwandan and Ghanaian among recipients of Canada’s Vanier and Banting Awards

By Ebimo Amungo

Four Nigerians, a Somalian, a Ghanaian and a Rwandan are among researchers announced as the 2020-2021 recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, Canada’s most prized awards for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, respectively.

Vanier Scholarships are valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies, while Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are worth $70,000 per year for two years.

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What no one will tell you about racism in Canada

BY SAMUEL OSHO | The Cable

At the climax of dramatic events that have flipped the year 2020 on its head, the inhumane killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has resurrected a new wave of anti-black racism protests in North America and other parts of the world. Amidst demands for better reforms to obliterate police brutality and anti-black racism, world leaders have been forced to take a knee and repeatedly listen to a legitimate chant: “Black Lives Matter.” 

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Watch: Chika Oriuwa, the Nigerian-Canadian valedictorian for U of T’s medical school, give her address

By Chika Oriuwa | MACLEANS

Nigerian-Canadian Chika Oriuwa graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto on June 2, 2020. This is her valedictory address.

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Nigerian-Canadian, Chika Oriuwa, named valedictorian of University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine

By Talia Ricci | CBC News

Nigerian-Canadian Chika Stacy Oriuwa has wanted to be a doctor since she was a small child. When she started medical school at the University of Toronto four years ago, she was the only black person in a class of 259 students. On Tuesday, June 2nd, she graduates as valedictorian. In doing so, she becomes just the second black woman valedictorian and the first woman in 14 years to receive the honour.

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