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Saturday, 19 October 2013

2 Nigerian students back home after over a year in hiding in Canada

You guys remember the two Nigerian girls who have been in trouble with immigration authorities in Canada since June 2012 after they were caught working in Walmart? The girls, who were students of University of Regina, had student visas which only permitted them to work only on campus and not outside. They didn't know working outside campus was not permitted under the terms of their student visas and when they were caught, they were put under a deportation order. (Read the full story here)

Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi (pictured above), have been in hiding for more than a year and took refuge in four different city churches hoping that the Canadian authorities will forgive them...but that didn't happen. The authorities refused to budge and the girls had no choice but to return to Nigeria. They left Saskatchewan yesterday Friday Oct 18th. They were scheduled to get on a plane to Nigeria last night, so they should be here by now..

According to the BBC, the University of Regina President, Vianne Timmons, was at the airport to say good-bye to the ladies. Timmons said the girls left voluntarily in the hope that doing so would allow them to return to Canada later. The University is vowing to help the students come back.

170 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chai...
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Eyaaaa

Anonymous said...

At least they were working and not on welfare or doing 419. Let them return.

Anonymous said...

Eyaaaa! ! ! It's just a pity

Esta Akpan said...

So sad!

VivianColour said...

I remember them! So sad

Rough Diamond said...

Ok

Mich said...

Hope the school's effort in ensuring that the girl's come back yields a positive result.
Sad indeed but like they say,ignorance is never an excuse in law...If only the girls took out time to carefully read the terms of their student's visa.
Good luck with their course.

Anonymous said...

Dis is sad... So d nigerian govt didn't even cough on dier case. Mk dem dey find whistle blower... Meetcheww

Rexchisom Udegbunam said...

Heyaaaa....sweet sister just tryna hustle...dats d spirit of a tru African woman.@rexo6

erica brandy said...

Eiya

Adanna Kristie said...

Awwww, that wz harsh. The authorities should reconsider mbok

Adanna Kristie said...

Awwww, that wz harsh. The authorities should reconsider mbok

Anonymous said...

Rivers girls go to sch scholarship provides monththly stipends. Na big eye worry them. How wd they say they dint know d details of thei visa? That's d first rule any student that studied abroad reads and that's why d authorities dint forgive them cos its stated in plain terms. They r lucky tho that d uni is rallying behind them n hpe they go bk t canada n this time stick to hair making r mani-pedi r naija restaurant r student shops in sch. And fr those of u wondering I graduated n came bk even tho my visa had almost a year left cos naija is sweeter than staying abroad. No place like home!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Serves them right!

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Cheliz Ruby said...

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Adeyeye Elijah said...

pls help them back o, all was am attempt tp hustle for themselves

Anonymous said...

No benefit from our govt. So sad

cyndi christal said...

Ouch feel sori Ƒ̐δя̣̣ thm shaa.bt since the uni vowed τ̅☺ hlp..†ђξ should hv hope.

Aroh Lyna said...

seriously dis babe luks lyk wizkid!

Anonymous said...

That is quite sad, I hope they would be able to go back someday or start all over here in nigeria.

MAB said...

Sad story, one whole year in hiding, that's just touching

Nuvi Honey said...

This is unfair, not like they were caught prostituting or peddling drugs, they should come home and school joor, Rubbish country.

Anonymous said...

This white pple self! Girlzzz where just trying to hustle. Wish them better life here in 9ja. #FiNEWiNe#

Anonymous said...

Aww

kate Isangha said...

Hmmmm..... Hope der go back

Sunday Otuns said...

I love to be african not nigerian.Everything about this country sucks.liberia,congo or african is better.If you like say african is not a continent but a country na you sabi.

Anonymous said...

Make una com bak asuu dey wait 4 una ...mudi warri boy

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Anonymous said...

You seem am? After they'll go to yankee to skul and update sweet sweet photos on instagram so niggas back home will be tripin and eventually do juju to date them. Sorry girls asuu strike will come to an end and jamb forms are up for sale.

Lydia Valch said...

Ignorance is not an excuse in law.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home babies n enjoy naija's unlimited freedom...
African Barbie..

Anonymous said...

Na wao

Sam Oche said...

Dey shld help dem 4 God sake

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm!

Lydia Valch said...

Welcome home.

Anonymous said...

thank God jamb form is out...abi i dey lie?? .....they should quickly go and grab their copy

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a honest mistake, I am a Nigerian living in the Uk who had just completed her studies. First thing any student will see on a visa is the student work limit and limitation of that visa just like mine had. These two girls knew the right thing to do and chose to act opposite under the pretence of not knowing, moreso, ignorance is not an excuse. Just like Nigerian students do in the Uk, they work full time with a student visa that is limited to 20hours of work a week. such people when they are caught, feint ignorance and 'honest mistate'....Nigerian government should be left out of this, its got nothing to do with the colour of passport, green, red, blue....its not the issue, you cannot cut corners when it comes to the law outside of Nigeria. These two girls should own up to their greedy need to work and earn more money at the expense of their education...

viola obiajulu said...

I pray they will be able to go back nd finish up.

Anonymous said...

admissions are now available in nigeria port to private uni gals jamb form is now out((....funmi says so

wemimo adesemoye said...

I rily pity dese girls....awwww...naija govt una suck oh walahi..

Anonymous said...

E yah, oma se O°˚˚˚ . Welcome bac home girls.

Tgirl missp said...

God hear d cry of dis innocent kid's,welcome back home no place like home,just that our country is in a mess

Anonymous said...

D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣ must av hidden agenda ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥A̶̲̥̅♏ telling U̶̲̥̅̊ ,jst sent a frnd of mine who skuls in canada too dis info link n she said canada is not a police country were D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣ chase U̶̲̥̅̊ up n dwn if U̶̲̥̅̊ dnt av any criminal record n beside dere is ♑ way U̶̲̥̅̊ will not know U̶̲̥̅̊ aint meant to work outside Τ̲̅ђe skul premises wen U̶̲̥̅̊ r on student visa n I strongly agree with her.dos are Τ̲̅ђe number one tin U̶̲̥̅̊ wud be told wen U̶̲̥̅̊ gain admission jst lik sum1 sayin he does not know cheating in exam is wrong,D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣ shud open up jor n stop drwaing attentions for ple to pity dem but anyway pity dem tho can't imagine aving such an opportunity to skul in canada n sumtin lik dis cums up.Asuu won't let me graduate here n is frustrating not to talk of D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ ,linda post M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ comment oº°

Anonymous said...

Linda, lets he honest. Those girls cannot claim they didnt know that they were not supposed to work off campus. They drum it into your ears non stop when you get your visas.

I think its sad that they decided to disobey the laws of their host country. This is what happens when you do. Nigerians need to learn that all that sharp sharp mentality that we do in Nigeria does not work outside the country. You cant beg your way out of misconduct. Nigerians need to learn to obey the law home and abroad

Best said...

Chai! I feel 4dem. They don't luk lik badt girls if not de wudnt hav voluntarily left. I bliv d university wil help dem return back to Canada. The president of d university seems to show kind of sympathy 4d girls. I wish dem all d best

Best said...

Chai! I feel 4dem. They don't luk lik badt girls if not de wudnt hav voluntarily left. I bliv d university wil help dem return back to Canada. The president of d university seems to show kind of sympathy 4d girls. I wish dem all d best

Anonymous said...

toksyb
Heyaaaa i pray u meet with favour

SIMPLYCOCK said...

Interesting...
Now there are no universities in Nigeria, what would the unfortunate ladies do?
Just wondering

diamond said...

Eyaah God will make ur hopes reality

onyinye said...

Welcome back to nigeria, home of hustler. Oya go buy Jamb form.

temilola fatai said...

# Asuu #

Ololade Bello said...

one of the reasons why U.S. is beta dan canada. U.S. go liv dem ni a lot of people wit student visas who r working outside schools

Ololade Bello said...

one of the reasons why U.S. is beta dan canada. U.S. go liv dem ni a lot of people wit student visas who r working outside schools

brian okoye said...

Washie!!!

Anonymous said...

All was on good intentions. Just to make more money for themselves. It's very unfortunate their fate turned out this way.

Anonymous said...

If dey can realy help dem bak dat wld realy b nice of d university vc

Anonymous said...

OYINBO NO DEY PROMISE AND FAIL, am counting on them.

Anonymous said...

Interesting

Anonymous said...

AwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwWwwwwwww....hehehe mistress

Anonymous said...

This is really sad. take heart Ladies. In case you read this, know that everything happens for a reason, no matter how bad. Look unto God, He'll will turn this test into a testimony.

****Ola said...

Omo c dis babe hair,long n cute.now m blamn masef 4cutting my hair :(

Anonymous said...

awww thats VERY NICE! they cud have still forgiven dem doh..nd evn made dem permanent residence..But atlist they helpd them!!

Anonymous said...

Uhmmn, so pathetic. If dts ur dream & God's will, u'l definitely go back. So dishearten

Anonymous said...

They knew exactly what they were doing...and they got what they deserved...forgive ke?...are they in Nigeria??

Princess Dee said...

I remember their story.I think Canadian authority was mean and unfair to the ladies.I think America is immigrant friendly.Young ladies,out of Canada is not out of the world,put it behind u,you have better beautiful years ahead of you.Please forget all you went through,may God help you to achieve his purpose for your lives.

Anonymous said...

Good for them

Oh Canada said...

Welcome back girls, as to "hoping to come back"....forget about it! Canada will not allow you to step back in. Once you give them headache that's it, game over.

hilary obiorah said...

So even the f*ckin nigeria gov't no put mouth for this marra? Na wa!

Oyinye winifred said...

Hmmm..dats serious

Abena Nyarkoaa said...

That's sad:)

Anonymous said...

Atleast they didn't steal, the girls just wanted to work for christ sake. Hope u two go back to school soon. #laws# *sighs*

Marilyn Oge(Sumtin) said...

And here in Nigeria we treat foreigners so special and give them all the freedom they need..... Well dear girls "Do not be discouraged, Life goes on"
Welcome back to Nigeria

Anonymous said...

eya..tis wel!

Anonymous said...

Oya naa

Anonymous said...

Igbo with money na wooooooooo

Anonymous said...

Wetin dem dey find for Canada sef. Lazy bones..lol

oge franca said...

God help them. Amen.

Anonymous said...

so sad to hear...a year was wasted just like that.

Anonymous said...

They were sorry? Well such BS dont fly in sane countries like Canada who respect the rule of law. We all know they would have been forgiven in nigeria and that why the country is the way it is.

I dont buy the BS that they didn't know they weren't supose to work outside of campust. International student get these things beat into their heads constantly.

The nigerian mentality of trying "to be smart" caught up with them. Lawless and disregard for the law is what is killing nigeria and this just clearly elicits it

Anonymous said...

Omo d girls fine oooo

Anonymous said...

Na by force to stay Canada ----they didn't know ko they didn't know ni . Welcome back wasted one good year where you would have started something meaningful withYour life in Ghana to say the least .

bonita bislam said...

Na wa o

Chybeauty said...

Ignorance of the law according to Oyibo is no excuse. I knew they won't forgive them. Welcome back home my sisters God will open another door for you Amen

Anonymous said...

Love their faces *funny*

Anonymous said...

Its well with u all

michael umeadi said...

Eyaah heartless canadians any how sha ur welcome back to naija where assu is the best striker in the word right now even lewandoski and rvp no strike reach them kpele

Don Peror Francis said...

Anty Linda,na wa oo.Anyway u girls are wellcum back home

OmoAkin said...

Such a pity!!

Anonymous said...

Linda, d nxt tym u make me wait for comments like this, I'll truly make up my mimd and move over to bella naija!

Anonymous said...

Eheya God wil see them 2ru

Seun Falade said...

Very touching story! I hope canada authority will pardon them later on :( www.hotnaijaparties.com

raymond said...

these mistakes do happen


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Anonymous said...

Na WA o,nothing wey Nigerians no go do,ehya,sorry for them.everyday for the thief one day for the owner

e bonto said...

Its a pity,they were very unlucky.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is a place where the law is the law. Now it has bn fulfilled, forgiveness can come in. I believe they will go bk.

BLOGLORD said...

They are very much welcome back to base. At least no more hiding. Freedom is sweet!

COOL POSH said...

Eyaaaaaaaa,touching story......guess dey really dint know dey cldnt work outside the campus,rily feel sowi 4 dem...

Where's Linda? said...

Una sure them never arrest Linda so?

Anonymous said...

This isn't cool atall nt nice..its nt fair it was a mistake can't d govt give them anoda chance...smh

Anonymous said...

I personally tink dey were given a capital punishment for a minor crime. Dey shld hv been suspended, fined or both. This is so unfair...poor kids

cz said...

Welcome back to the land of milk and honey. Lol

sweet delailah said...

Rotfl...dey look like d survivors of a bloody holocaust, I must travel out...

Anonymous said...

O please Linda, this is not news! What were you expecting from a SHIT HOLE COUNTRY! WHEN ON THE SO CALLED INDEPENDENCE DAY THERE WAS NO LIGHT!!!!!!!!! THE ROADS ARE TERRIBLE, THE SO CALLED UNIVERSITY'S ARE ON STRIKE. THEN YOU WANT THEM TO SEND PEOPLE TO DO WHAT IN CANADA....WHEN THE PEOPLE THEY EMPLOY IN THE SO CALLED GOVERNMENT JOBS DO NOT DO THEIR JOBS....... THEY IS NO HOPE FOR 9JA CITIZENS OH! THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO BEHAVE WHEN WE ARE OUTSIDE OUT COUNTY BECAUSE THEY IS NO HELP FROM OUR GOVERNMENT UNLESS FROM HEAVEN- DIVINE INTERVENTION.

Anonymous said...

I hope it turns out well for them.
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Simple shopper said...

Wetin dey pursue una for naija. I no some pipo will insult me. Success doesnot necessarily come when u leave ur country for another. Moni n good education dey for naija

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEZ said...

Heya. They were tryna make a living for themselves. I love their spirits tho'. Omo naija tins and tins

Anonymous said...

I hop you are given entry next time

Anonymous said...

I hope you girls are given entry next time.

TeiFfy said...

Eeya...so so sowie. This might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Only Lord knows.

Adedolapo Adegbite said...

Awwww,so sad! But on a lighter note,dey look pathetic in dt pix! Loool but I pray God grants dem dir @ desires!

Sammy said...

These beauties didn't deserve to be deported. I felt especially sad for the one who had one year left to complete her studies. All the school did was to 'monkey' around with the media rather than fight for their plight. Their decision to go home was testament to the resilience and courage of these brilliant students. To Favour and Victoria, you have made your country and your families proud.

Anonymous said...

Goodness me! How on earth did Nigeria High Commission in Canada let this happen? When will Nigeria ever protect the lives, welfare and interest of her citizens. Really these girls could have been pardoned if much was done. Am marvelled at the way other nationals get away with some unpardonable crimes they may have committed while living as an immigrants because they have people who could speak for them in situation like this. Our people in in authority(Nigeria High Commission in Canada) would always do nothing. So sad!!!

Moneymaker said...

WAT A NATION, THEY WILL NEVER ACCEPT NO FOR AN ANSWER WEN IT COMS TO INTERNATIONAL MATTER. ATLEAST, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEING PARDON FOR AN ERROR OF OMMISSION. GOD HELP GIRLS, RE-process Ur Visa

Anonymous said...

Yeah right @ they didn't know they weren't supposed to work outside school. They knew and got caught. Many students do it and it's a risk they took. Wish them luck next time.

Anonymous said...

Eyah!

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Poor things...when they come back ASUU schools will still be on strike.

Chop Chop said...

Really?

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Anonymous said...

They should have come home much earlier. This is a case of non-compliance which should be wiped off the immigration system after 6 months of returning back to the home country. The girls should just request for their transcripts, finish off their education in one of the private Universities in Nigeria, go for National youth service and then apply again for a study permit to Canada for a Masters degree-if by then they still want to go back to Canada. I don't think they would have any issues then. Canadian immigration authorities have their rules and they certainly wont be punished forever. They didn't commit a criminal offence. They still have a very good chance of going back to study in Canada since they left voluntarily. Besides, all things do work together for good. There may be something for them back in Nigeria that will do them good in the future. Life has its twists and curves and a bend in the road is not the end of the road. I wish them good luck.

Anonymous said...

Smh @ ur stupidity! Where's the money in naija? Good education indeed with your 3months old ASUU strike.

Anonymous said...

Love ur comment.

Anonymous said...

Smh @ ur stupidity! Where's the money in naija? Good education indeed with your 3months old ASUU strike.

BrokenEnglishmandey said...

If na their own country now, they will welcome and shower them with gifts and money, cars, and scholarship to tey enrolled for another University. I just pray say make the Government, and the School find some way to help. Stupid Walmart wen dey sell fake s stuffs that don't LAST. Walmart pay you less, cheats, and work your assss, and still wouldn't give you a good health insurance. Abeg boo

Anonymous said...

Real eyahh. Irony of life. Only days ago the story of that poor boy that died from a hit and run in Cyprus was aired by the aggrieved parents who seek justice. And the school where he paid as an international student couldn't as much as fight his course. Rather, they stayed aloof. But here we have 2 young ladies who've had to be deported for something as silly as this. Me I will just say, be thankful still. That boy's parents would have paid a zillion dollars to have their son deported instead of having to die as he did. Need I say there's always hope for the living. Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

Ω̴aЂ wa

e bonto said...

Its a pity! They were unlucky,but they should not lose hope and focus in life.

derek edeh said...

Its unfortunate!

Anonymous said...

Most objective comment. So sad!

Olufunmi Afolabi said...

na dem sabi

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Anonymous said...

Welcome back dearies, atleast u didn't commit any crime, just dat u were working at d wrong place, its well, God will see u guys through, at least u guys didn't go to canada to do prostitution.

ATLANTIC BOY said...

chai! Am so sorry to hear this, but what i know is that God will still help you girls.

Anonymous said...

When will Nigeria live to her so called giant of Africa status. Every country now shoves what ever dirt in our throat and we swallow. Sick and tired of this sleepy drunken clumsy giant.

Anonymous said...

If I ws in der shoes 2 I will hide.Nigeria is jst a confused country,errfin is jst stangnant d only fin dat changes is d rich get mre rich n d poor dies in his poverty,@ least d gals weren't prostituting.

bankole omotosho said...

Linda pls post my comment for d 1st time

Anonymous said...

I think money shld have been provided by d Nigerian high commision for Legal action against d canadian Immigration.they might have aroused d sympathy of the court and won.but if they dint at least it will be known dat our embassy tried.

sandra felix said...

My dear I won't insult u kuz u re sooooo right, there re pple who re makin it big here, pple who aint even into politics, its all abt patience kuz a lizard in nigeria will neva become an aligator in canada. My pst Rev Chris oyakhilome will always let us knw dat we shall eat d gud of d land. Wen I'm done with school I'v always knwn dat d best job will locate me. A lot of pple just want thnz 2 happen sharp sharp, ther's a lady I knw in my church who got 3 jobs at d same time with managerial positions nd she just graduated nt like she even knew anyone in any of d coys, pls peeps if u blieve u'll make it in naija seriously u will. D peeps dat do dis visa 4 u guys ,y dnt dey wanna travel n stay permanently, d more pple do visas d richer dey get. Goin abroad 4 me is nt to hide like a thieve or do odd jobs, na to flex big time. Wareva jare. Goin to church.

sandra felix said...

Thief* I mean

Lorretta Lawrence said...

Good education....with d strike ni!!!

ChuKs said...

Eiyaaa! Wish dem d best in life..such poor gurls!

Anonymous said...

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ruth said...

they can't hide forever na

sophia said...

why are they back?they should have remain there na

Franklin Onyejaju said...

Sorry for them. It's clearly stated, "International students in North America only work under appropriate authority jurisdiction".

Contrary to this, home sweet home.

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Anonymous said...

We could see a contries laws being enforced to the later.

Anonymous said...

Mumu

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Anonymous said...

Their coming back isn't the main point here,but for us to see and learn how a countries laws is being enforced to the latter without any force of prejudice.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Nigeria is a zoo and her high commission is exported zoo, 98 % of her workers don't know their right, if you don't know your right how can you protect or help others

Anonymous said...

Mbok nso? Shey that's how Nigeria has being considering and now we have more foreigners without visas than citizens without passports

Eze Chukwumereze said...

I think Ms Kemi Olunloyo is happy about this

Anonymous said...

Well its a pity, coz dey can't tell me dey didn't know they can't work off campus until after 6mths in canada were u can get an off campus work permit..hmm its sad girls welcome home..the worse that will happen is you guys get a two years ban from the country so not to worry..u will be fine

Anonymous said...

best luck girls

Anonymous said...

It's easy to come back home when you study at Bangladesh na...

Anonymous said...

welcome back

Anonymous said...

Pls shut up n get a life

ms. chidera said...

nt fair

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons Canada is ranked top ten country to live and raise a family. The yearly count of murder cases in the whole of canada is abt one- third of a county in Michigan / New York. Guess whose govt shut down?, guess whose citizens has medicals? Guess who was financial strong during d last economic meltdown?.....check ur facts before spreading ur ignorance.....

bankole omotosho said...

Thank you

Onoh Martins said...

Awww....welcom back girls

tjoshua said...

So sad. Students interested in studying in cyprus can email me (johnjoshua512@gmail.com). studies in cool here

Anonymous said...

Wetin dem dey find for Canada sef. Lazy bones..lol

jaybeyblu said...

Yea yea! I bet they knew! They aren't the only Nigerians in d school, no way they weren't advised otherwise. Oh well least they weren't being fraudulent so I hope they are allowed to go back to school

Anonymous said...

The Nigerian govt cannot do anything about Immigration laws of another country. Stop blaming the govt for a crime perpetuated by it's citizens. The show of ignorance is baffling.

Anonymous said...

You're very ill mannered.

Anonymous said...

Dat na real fuckup, we dey worship foreigners mke dem stay for our country while other countries dey pushu naija with immediate velocity, abeg tell d girls make dem come school for EBSU jor!!!

55 'CENT said...

Welcome home,the land is always green

Anonymous said...

linda u no try o, see as u expose d gehs 4 public.....lol

Lily said...

Really sad and painful,I feel their plights but all will be well, they shud summon up courage and pick up where they ended. Things will be well, whites people like to shed the truth from ignorant Africans bcus we don't know our way. All will be well,e go better.

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