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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
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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
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Interfaith Dialogue: African Union Should End Discrimination Against Humanists and Atheists 

By Leo Igwe The African Union (AU) should stop discriminating against humanists, atheists, agnostics, and other belief minorities in the region. This observation has been made following a regional forum  that is holding in Kigali this month. The event officially excludes representatives from the humanist community. The African Union is organizing with the KAICIID dialogue center a general assembly for… Read More
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“Igba Pin” and Other Medical Superstitions in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe As we try to contain the ravaging effects of magical manhood or womanhood disappearance, another vicious phenomenon is devastating a section of the country, particularly some parts of southeastern Nigeria, that is, the belief in Igba pin, magically shooting pins into people’s bodies. Many people who take ill claim that someone is responsible, that they are victims… Read More
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Nigerian world-record hurdler misses drug tests

A top Nigerian athlete and world -record hurdler Tobi Amusan, has been charged with breaking anti-doping rules. Amusan is the world record holder for the 100m hurdles. At world championships in Oregon last year, Amusan stunned the crowd by setting the world record with a time of 12.12 seconds in the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles. She came back about 90 minutes… Read More
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Nigerian President Bola Tinubu takes over as ECOWAS chairman

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has taken over as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was elected chair at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday afternoon in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. The ECOWAS Chairmanship is a position rotationally held by one… Read More
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Gunmen attack Nigeria’s Benue State killing 24

Suspected gunmen have attacked some communities in Nigeria’s Benue State, killing 24 residents. The bandits believed to be gang members of the slain Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, invaded several communities. Reports media say the attackers burnt several houses in villages. An indigene, who spoke on condition of animosity described how the 24 residents were killed. “You know that the three… Read More
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Nigeria confirms 80 deaths from diphtheria outbreak

Health authorities in Nigeria have confirmed an outbreak of diphtheria following the death of a four-year-old in the capital, Abuja. Nigeria has recorded almost 800 confirmed cases of diphtheria since last year, officials have said with at least 80 deaths. The highly contagious infection can cause breathing difficulties and heart problems and particularly fatal. Diphtheria, a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease spreads… Read More
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Woman collapses while attempting Guinness World Record for longest massage

A Nigerian woman who was attempting to reach a 72-hour body world record for massage on individuals collapsed during the process. Joyce Ijeoma who had set out to achieve the feat was streaming live the attempt at a venue in the Lekki area of Lagos State. Ijeoma started on her record breaker attempt on Saturday, July 1, 2023. “A special… Read More
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Nigeria’s President removes all service chiefs from post

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Monday removed all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and head of Customs from their posts. He has appointed new replacements for them who are to take over immediately. “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from… Read More