Canada ‘complicit in race-based genocide’ of indigenous women

Canada is complicit in a “race-based genocide” against indigenous women, a government inquiry has found. The report cited research finding indigenous women were 12 times more likely to be killed or to disappear than other women in Canada. The inquiry blamed the crisis on deep-rooted colonialism and state inaction. Among more than 200 recommendations is a […]

Uganda clinches $160m marijuana export deal to Canada, Germany

Joseph Inokotong, with agency report, Abuja At a period many African countries are experiencing financial crunch partly due to their inability to look inwards for alternative sources of income, the government of Uganda is smiling to the bank in marijuana transactions with Canada and Germany.  Though it is still illegal to use marijuana in Uganda, the government, in […]

Nigerian migrants, others swamp Canada

Some Nigerian asylum seekers crossing into Canada from United States Some 57,000 asylum seekers from Nigeria, El Salvador, Honduras and other nations crossed the U.S. border into Canada last year, in some cases citing a fear of persecution by the government of U.S. Donald Trump. They are allowed to stay until their cases have been […]

Nigerian-born Canadian professor among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

The Canadian Politician (Toronto)- Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that Carleton University professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 18 Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. There were no survivors   in the plane carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members. Until his untimely death, Professor Adesanmi was the director of Carleton […]

Canada to welcome refugees from Libya, other African countries – Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Minister

The Canadian Politician – (Toronto) As part of Canada’s commitment to the United Nations Refugee Agency to resettle refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution in their home countries, the Trudeau government has started to resettle in Canada hundreds of former slaves who were once on the selling stage in Libya. Libya is currently awash with fortune […]

Canadian MP, Raj Grewal, struggling with gambling addiction, stays on

  Written By New Nigerian Politics Staff Writer  NNP News Toronto: Brampton East Liberal MP, Mr. Raj Grewal who announced in November 2018 that he was taking a leave of absence to attend to his gambling addiction, has signalled his intention to remain as a MP saying his work for his district is yet to […]

Canada fires ambassador to China over political statements on Huawai’s CFO arrest

Written by New Nigerian Politics Staff Writer – Canadian Bureau NNP News Toronto – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China over reckless comments made in the arrest of tech giant Huawei CFO in Vancouver in December. Ms.  Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the founder of the company was arrested on a […]

Saudi woman fleeing family flies to Canada after gaining asylum

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Canada will grant asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Rahaf Al-Qunun will head to Toronto, with a stopover in Seoul, said Thailand’s Immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. She boarded a Korean Airlines plane in Bangkok. Trudeau told […]

Canada finally releases African refugee detained for 5 and half years

By Nicholas Keung, Immigration Reporter Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 Eight immigration detainees who were held behind bars for more than a year have been granted their freedom after the launch of a review into a system that critics charge has long favoured incarceration and has resulted in non-citizens being left to languish in jail. Six […]

Marijuana is now legal across Canada, only the second country in the world after Uruguay

(CNN)People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday. “I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep it forever,” said Ian Power, who […]

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