Tag: Canada

The hidden tragedy behind seeking a better life outside Nigeria

By Ken Eneduwa Many Nigerians will look to emigrate when faced with political instability, economic and financial issues, job insecurity, lack of healthcare and quality education for their children. Simply put, they will seek a better life for themselves and their family in another country. Making a decision to leave[Read More…]

Omicron: Like UK, Canada lifts travel ban on Nigeria

Canada has on Friday lifted a travel ban it imposed on Nigeria over the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Canada had earlier in the month added Nigeria, along with Egypt and Malawi to the list of countries banned from entering its territory over the Omicron COVID variant. The UK had also in[Read More…]

Omicron: FG retaliates, slams travel ban on UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia

With effect from Tuesday, December 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria. Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, announced the decision on Sunday in Lagos and explained that it was to reciprocate restricted flights from Nigeria into those countries over[Read More…]

Canada extends travel ban to Nigeria over Omicron COVID variant

Canada has added Nigeria, along with Egypt and Malawi to the list of countries banned from entering its territory over the Omicron COVID variant. Disclosing this, the country’s Health Minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, as quoted by Sputnik news agency said; “We are adding three countries to the list of these countries[Read More…]

Two travellers from Nigeria test positive for Omicron in Canada

Canada has confirmed its first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variants in two travellers from Nigeria, the nation’s health ministry reported. The variant was first identified from testing done on November 9, 2021, in Botswana on travellers from West Africa. It was reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the[Read More…]

Canada opens immigration pathway to 40,000 international graduates

Canada has announced about 40,000 international graduates will have the opportunity to become Canadian permanent residents under the country’s new international graduate scheme. The development is part of Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino’s announcement on April 14 on pathways to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international student[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Nigerians react as Canada rejects asylum application of ex-SARS officer

A Canadian court has justified the rejection of an asylum request by a former SARS officer, citing possible crimes against humanity. The Officer, Olushola Popoola served in the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force between 2002-2005 and 2009-2011.   He left Nigeria for the United States in 2016, having[Read More…]

Canadian Government supports Nigeria to strengthen security at the borders

The Nigeria Immigration Service has received 63 Migration Information and Data Analysis System equipment from the Canadian Government in furtherance of their collaboration to strengthen security and migrant information management at the borders. The equipment was received by the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe[Read More…]

Canada denying Nigerians visas unfairly says Nigeria’s High Commissioner

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Amb. Adeyinka Asekun, says the host country is unfairly denying a lot of Nigerians visas including students. Asekun stated this during a webinar on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary organised by the mission on Thursday evening. He expressed the hope that the issue would be addressed[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigeria High Commission in Canada reopens

The Nigerian High Commission in Canada says it will resume in-person immigration and consular services on Thursday. This is coming six months after it shut its doors in compliance with the host country’s guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the novel coronavirus. NAN reports that the reopening of[Read More…]