Nigerian family fleeing female genital mutilation given Jan. 8 to depart Canada in failed asylum application

A family at risk of being deported has discovered that misleading legal advice may be the cause of their pending deportation. Three weeks ago, the Bakare family — who fled Nigeria in 2017 out of fear their daughter would be subjected to female genital mutilation — were supposed to be deported. Instead, the day they […]

Canadian government bestows 17 awards on Nigerian cleric, Rev. Dr. Toluwami, for his care for disabled Nigerians

By Adeola Badru The Canadian Government has showered an Ibadan-based Nigerian cleric and President of Care People Foundation, Rev. Dr Paul Tunde Toluwani with about seventeen awards of recognition for his outstanding contributions to the well-being of people living with disabilities. Dr Toluwami disclosed this in Ibadan on Friday at the Care People Foundation annual […]

Canada: Video – Nigerian social worker stabbed to death in assisted living home; 18-year-old charged

See video at the end –  A youth social worker employed by Wood’s Homes was fatally stabbed early Friday morning while she was on the job caring for a man, police say. Deborah Onwu, 47, of Calgary, was identified by police as the victim found at a residence in the 1800 block of 27th Avenue […]

Canada: PM Justin Trudeau wins re-election

Canadian Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau will hold on to power only as head of a minority government, according to projections by Canadian media. National broadcaster CBC says his Liberal party is expected to claim the most seats in parliament, securing him a second term. Before the vote, opinion polls showed Trudeau neck-and-neck with the Conservative leader Andrew […]

Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, in hot water after photos/video emerge of him in blackface markup

The Canadian Politician – For Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the last 24 hours could not get any worse with the surfacing of yet another instance of the Quebec MP wearing a black or brown face. This is the third instance and there no telling if more photos or videos will be brought forward of the […]

Nigerian-born Uzoma Asagwara elected into provincial parliament in Canada

Nigerian-born Uzoma Asagwara has been elected as a lawmaker into the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in Canada. Asagwara, a psychiatric nurse and community activist, was announced as the winner of Manitoba’s Union Station riding on Tuesday, making Asagwara the first Black, queer woman in the legislature, reports CTV. She is also one of three Black people […]

Emir Sanusi gets new international appointment

Oladimeji Ramon A Canada-based organisation, 1Million Teachers Inc, has appointed the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, as the Chairman of its Advisory Board in Nigeria. The monarch is also to be a board member of the organisation’s parent body, 1 Million Teachers Canada. According to a statement on Tuesday, 1Million Teachers Inc. “provides access […]

Canadians should expect to give up personal information on crossing U.S. border

The Canadian Politician – Canadians travelling to the United States can now expect to give up some of their personal information in a coordinated effort between the two countries to track visitors and determine overstays. This is part of a border agreement that has been implemented. The program which started as a pilot in 2012 at […]

Thousands of visitors to Canada turned back at airports across the world

A record number of Canada-bound visitors were turned away at airports overseas on the advice of Canadian border officials last year, the Star has learned. According to evidence submitted in a court case against the Canada Border Services Agency, in 2018 alone, 7,208 travellers were “off-loaded” by commercial airliners on the recommendation of its overseas agents […]

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 […]

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