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Leo Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist. Igwe is a former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and has specialized in campaigning

Nigeria News and Headlines 

Lamentations of an Alleged Witch: Ebuka Obi’s Prophecies and Destruction of Families in Nigeria

  By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches draws the attention of the public to the case of a woman who was accused of witchcraft following a prophecy by a self-acclaimed man of God, ‘Pastor’ Ebuka Obi in Lagos, Nigeria. This case underscores the damage that self-styled men and women of God are causing in families. And the time… Read More
Nigeria News and Headlines OP-ED 

Critical Thinking and Active Learning in Schools

By Leo Igwe In September, the education commission of the catholic archdiocese of Owerri organized a back-to-school seminar and workshop for teachers. Over one thousand teachers attended the event. They invited me to facilitate one of the workshops. This back-to-school program was an event to mark the beginning of the 2023/24 academic year. The theme was: Developing Effective Teaching and… Read More

Institutional Synergy and Reintegration of Alleged Witches in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) commends local authorities for facilitating the reconciliation and reintegration of an alleged witch in Anambra state in Southern Nigeria. A report from a media agency said that some family members banished a 54-year-old woman, Nneka Uzor, from the Umunankwo community in Ogbaru Local Government Area. In a video shared on social media, Nneka… Read More
Featured Lifestyle 

Blessing Same-Sex Couples: When ‘The Guardian’ Failed to Uphold Conscience Nurtured by Truth

By Leo Igwe My attention has been drawn to the editorial of the Guardian newspaper of January 08, 2024. This piece, “Pope Francis’ approval of same-sex blessing” spelled out the position of this media house on the issue. The editors of the Guardian are entitled to their opinion and position, and so, are the readers and members of the public.… Read More

Critical Thinking and Skepticism for Children in Africa

By Leo Igwe Whenever skepticism is discussed, reference is often made to adults, university students and staff, scholars, and intellectuals. Skepticism is a topic for philosophers or eggheads, a discipline that requires much learning and training to practice. Skepticism is a school of thought linked to particular cultures, to Western thinkers such as Rene Descartes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, etc,… Read More
Global News Leaders 

Catholic Blessing for Same-Sex Couples, Gay Rights and African Church Resistance

By Leo Igwe In a significant shift in the position of the catholic church on same-sex marriage issues, the catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has authorized the blessing of same-sex couples. This piece of news has sent a shock wave across the catholic Christendom in Africa because many have vehemently opposed the legalization and normalization of gay marriage in the region.… Read More

 Obama, Clooney, and Gates Should Include Witch Persecution in Their Campaign

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches welcomes the collaboration between the foundations of Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney, and Melinda French Gates to end child marriage in Africa. These foundations have committed to ending this practice within a generation. This initiative, announced during their recent visit to Malawi and South Africa, demonstrates the urgency that such a harmful traditional and cultural… Read More
Featured Opinions 

Witch Persecution and Penis Disappearance: Why We Need Critical Thinking Corners in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe I bring you all greetings and salutations from the Humanist Association of Nigeria and from all who value critical thinking and reasoned inquiry across the world. We commend you all for this initiative, and for staging the first edition of the hangout of the Critical Thinkers Corner in Ebonyi State. Bravo! We believe this hangout is the… Read More