Ireoluwatomi Oloke

About Ireoluwatomi Oloke

Aspiring storyteller, perennial graduate student.

Kidnapped American-Canadian Couple Returns To Canada

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children, were freed from a five-year long captivity in Pakistan last Wednesday and arrived in Canada on Friday night. Pakistani forces, acting on intelligence received from the U.S., rescued the family while Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said […]

Five Hurt In Edmonton Terror Attack

An attack on an Edmonton police officer at about 8:15 pm on Saturday outside a football game culminated in a high-speed chase that left four other people injured. The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack and began when the suspect crashed his car through a barricade outside the […]

The Meaning Of Trudeau’s UN Address

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an address at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 21st, in which he focused on the historical injustices Indigenous people in Canada have faced, the current challenges they are facing, and what his government is doing to address them. Trudeau linked the […]

The Forgotten War In Yemen

Buthaina Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi survived the airstrike that killed 16 people – including her parents and five siblings – and destroyed an apartment building in Yemen’s capital on August 25. Five-year-old Buthaina’s eyes were swollen shut from the attack, and during an interview with local media at the hospital, she […]

Canada’s Perspective Of The U.S’ Defence From North Korea

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of his government have described North Korea’s firing of a missile over Japan last Tuesday as a threat to world peace and has urged a diplomatic solution to the escalating nuclear crisis. This provocative missile test by North Korea was carried out […]

Is Canada’s Immigration System Being Taken For Granted By “Refugees?”

Going by the comment sections for articles on illegal immigration into Canada, it appears that many Canadians are not happy with the recent illegal influx of asylum seekers into the country. Since June, over 7,000 people have crossed over from the U.S. into Canada at a breach in the border […]

The State Of Far Right-Extremism In Canada

As racist violence in the US has steadily increased and culminated in the events at Charlottesville last weekend, there has also been a rise in right-wing extremist activity in Canada. The actions of right-wing extremists and other racist groups in Canada are largely monitored by the RCMP and recent estimates suggest there are dozens […]

Canadian Pastor Returns Home After Release From North Korean Prison

A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea since 2015 returned to his home in Toronto on Saturday. Hyeon Soo Lim, North Korea’s longest-held Western prisoner in decades, was released last week on what was described as ‘sick bail.’ Prior to his release, he had complained of stomach pain […]

Turkey Extends Emergency Rule For Three More Months

The state of emergency declared in Turkey following the attempted coup on July 20, 2016, which left 250 people dead and over 2,000 injured was extended again on Monday (July 17). This is the fourth time the emergency rule that has been in place for a year extended, even though […]