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Child killed after ‘bullet-proof’ charm test fails

A 12-year-old boy in Nigeria’s Kwara state has been killed by his brother while testing a newly bought “bullet-proof” charm on him. Police in the state told reporters the deceased and his brother believed they had “fortified themselves with the protective charm.” Abubakar Abubakar shot at his younger brother Yusuf, using their father’s rifle. He fled into the bushes and… Read More
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Two Elderly Men Beaten and Strangled to Death for Witchcraft in Benue

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches condemns the gruesome murder of Kwaghange Ugbu and Atuur Shaaja of Gwer East LGA of Benue. The murder of Ugbu and Shaaja happened less than two months after some youths attacked an alleged witch in Shangev Tiev, Konshisha LGA. According to local sources, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, David Terseer Nongobo, 25,… Read More
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Wish All Nigerians a Peaceful and Happy Independence Day

We, all members of the People’s Democratic League (PDL) wish to express our thanks and gratitude to God Almighty for given us the strength, wisdom and courage to felicitate Nigeria on her 62ndIndependence Anniversary. Despite the unending brutalities unleashed by the Boko Haram terror outfit, Nigerians are once again lined up to proudly celebrate their Independence Day, with the determination… Read More
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Ex-cellence Project and Psycho-social Support for Non-Religious Ex-clergies in Africa 

By Leo Igwe  The Ex-cellence Project is an initiative that provides psycho-social support to ex-clergies who are non-religious in Africa. In the spectrum of irreligious demographics, former clergies are often ignored. While it is challenging for non-clerical religious persons to abandon religion, it is far more difficult for ex-clergies, that is, former religious workers such as former bishops, priests, pastors,… Read More
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Nigeria: Police officers face dismissal and prosecution for torture

– – A number of police officers in Nigeria are facing dismissal and prosecution for illegal detentions and torture. A panel set up by Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission has recommended the dismissal and prosecution of the police officers for torture, extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions. The committee, set up in the wake of mass street protests against police brutality… Read More
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Nigeria: University teachers to challenge order to suspend strike

– – Public university teachers in Nigeria may not comply with an order to suspension of their seven month old strike which has disrupted academic activities. The leaders of the striking lecturers have hinted that they will appeal against the order of an arbitration court directing them to return to work. The National Industrial Court gave the order on Wednesday… Read More
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Nigeria makes its biggest ever cocaine seizure worth over $278m

– – The Nigerian drug enforcement agency has made its biggest seizure of cocaine in the country’s history. Four Nigerian men aged 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds were arrested in different parts of Lagos, officials said. A foreign national was also arrested during the operation, the agency said. In a statement the agency said “At least, four drug barons including… Read More
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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement for gas pipeline

– – Morocco and Nigeria have signed an agreement to build a major pipeline transporting gas from south-east Nigeria and across the Sahara. The 7,000km (4,300-mile) link – originating from Brass Island – will connect with the Maghreb European Pipeline in northern Morocco. The pipeline will go through 13 African countries. Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) boss Mele Kyari told… Read More
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The Lagos Vehicle Auction, The Law, And the Rest of Us

By Samuel Olomu Just today, on my way to Ikeja around the Iyana Ipaja side of Lagos State, I encountered a LASTMA officer who warned a ‘danfo driver’ of violating traffic laws. In his words, “let’s make this state a better place”. This has come into play with the level of reckless driving, blatant traffic violations and other serious road… Read More
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Humanism and Witchcraft/Tsav Allegations in Benue, Central Nigeria

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is organizing its first seminar on witch persecution and superstitions in Benue Central Nigeria. Benue is a hotbed of witchcraft imputation and witch hunting because belief in the occult force called Tsav among the Tivs is pervasive. To properly situate this historic event, a local advocate explains the significance of the… Read More