Trudeau notches a win as Canada accepts Saudi refugee
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notched himself a political win ahead of Canadian legislative elections by granting asylum to the teenage Saudi girl fleeing her parents, experts here say.
13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive
Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, with eight subsequently released.
‘UNHAS lifted 58, 000 passengers in northeast last year’
The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has disclosed that it successfully transported over 58,000 passengers in 2018, as part of its humanitarian efforts in Nigeria. In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the UN said passengers transported included humanitarian workers operating in field locations, visiting donors and high-level delegations from within and outside of Nigeria.…
Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder
Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen.
Former Canadian diplomat held in China a 'pawn'
The pattern is familiar: Canada arrests a Chinese national wanted in the US. Shortly after, a Canadian national is locked up in China.
China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens
China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.
Canada desperately looking to fill 430,000 vacant jobs
A business group warned on Tuesday that a labor shortage in Canada is deepening, with more than 430,000 jobs at small and medium-sized firms remaining unfilled for at least four months. The job vacancy rate has risen to 3.3 percent, from 2.9 percent a year ago, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said in…
Mercedes-Benz begins fourth quarter with new sales record
Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9 per cent. In the first 10 months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high…
Interior designs company gets international recognition
Gemona West Interior Designs, a full service interior design company in Lagos, has clinched the prestigious African Property Awards for the Office Interior Category. The event, which held recently at The Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai, was the firm’s debut at the international award and it emerged winner of the prize through its E-Tranzact,…
Stakeholders to discuss oil, gas product manufacturing challenges
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and other local and international players in the oil and gas sector will next week discuss solutions to the challenges confronting oil and gas product manufacturing in Nigeria and Africa. The Institute of Oil & Gas Research & Hydrocarbon Studies, which disclosed…