Nigerian woman arrested in Canada over identity theft

A Nigerian woman identified as Deborah Oguntoyinbo, has been arrested in Toronto, Canada over alleged identity theft. According to lailasnews.com, she is under investigation over theft of identities of over 20 women in the last two years alone. Described as one of the most prolific identity thieves ever encountered by the York Regional Police, Oguntoyinbo is also facing more than 50 fraud-related charges in Toronto as well as nearby York, Peel and Halton regions, according to court records, CBC reports. York Region Police allege that Oguntoyinbo tried to rent the…

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Canada’s Trudeau clings to power, loses some of his luster

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday’s election, securing his spot as one of the world’s few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished. The man former U.S. President Barack Obama privately anointed as a successor in global diplomacy survived a blackface scandal and the disclosure that he sought to interfere with a federal corruption prosecution, but just barely. Trudeau’s Liberals, who won power four years ago with a strong parliamentary majority, were projected by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp to…

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Canada’s Trudeau clings to power, loses some of his luster

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday’s election, securing his spot as one of the world’s few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished. The man former U.S. President Barack Obama privately anointed as a successor in global diplomacy survived a blackface scandal and the disclosure that he sought to interfere with a federal corruption prosecution, but just barely. Trudeau’s Liberals, who won power four years ago with a strong parliamentary majority, were projected by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp to…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Brazil, Canada, UK, others to partner Ooni on Oduduwa Heritage Museum project

The governments of Brazil and Cuba as well as many international  museum operators in  Canada,  the United States and the United Kingdom have agreed to partner the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on the multi-million naira Oduduwa Heritage Museum project. Oba Ogunwusi, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, added that  the more than N500 million museum would have their permanent  locations  in  in Ile – Ife and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He said  in addition to its permanent bases in Ile Ife…

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Canada, UNFPA donate $2m to released Chibok girls

The Canadian Government in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has donated the sum of $2 million and dignity kits to the 106 Chibok girls recently released by the Boko Haram insurgents a few weeks ago. Included among other items in the dignity kit are underwears, tooth brushes, blanket, washing soap, torch light, hairbrush, slippers, sanitary pads, and headies. The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Bombley, made this known during a handover ceremony of the kits to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen.…

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NGO takes girl-child education campaign to Zamfara communities

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), based in Zamfara State, ‘Save the Children,’ has taken its campaign on child protection and the fight against the poor girlchild school enrolment to rural communities. The organisation, which is being supported by Lifestep Project (LSP) from Canada, would train 40 households from the six selected villages in the state towards ensuring the protection of children and equipping the knowledge of community members on how to reduce the risk of abuse of children in their areas. Speaking at the community dialogue meeting with media and other…

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Federation Elections: Guidelines split aspirants, administrators

Sports administrators and aspirants into the boards of the National Sports Federations are sharply divided over the guidelines released for the forthcoming elections. The guidelines emerged after a stakeholders’ meeting with sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday where June 9 was also picked as the date for the polls. The guideline stipulated that people who have served two terms as presidents cannot contest while those who are either presidents or vice presidents of international sports bodies are not eligible to contest for federation presidency. A former member of the Nigeria…

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