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Leo Igwe: Fixing African Stupidity (READ)

A lot has been said and written about Africa and the continent’s inextricable bind to superstitions. Anthropologists have documented cases of unyielding magical manifestations...

Leo Igwe: A Case for Critical Thinking in Nigeria [MUST READ]

Critical thinking is an intellectual habit that is urgently needed in Nigeria. Critical reasoning skills are required to navigate a world characterized by a...

Leo Igwe: Humanism And Resolution Of Ethnic And Religious Crisis In Plateau (READ)

It is most fitting that this first humanist event in Jos, and in Plateau state is devoted to fostering peace and tolerance in the...

Leo Igwe: Manhood Thieves And Terror From Belief In Magic Nigeria (READ)

Superstition rages in Nigeria. Magical beliefs are ubiquitous and continue to terrorize the population. Irrational beliefs manifest in different forms amongst the country’s educated...

Religious Violence On Nigerian Campuses: A Betrayal Of Academic Trust (READ)

A photo of the student from Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola who was accused of abusing Prophet Muhammad has been circulating on the...

Religious Riots: Muslim and Christian Students Clash in Yola (PHOTO)

Tension reigns at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Yola in Adamawa in Northern Nigeria after clashes between muslim and Christian students on...

Leo Igwe: How Can Africa Develop A Culture Of Sceptical Inquiry? (READ)

While there is a critical need for sceptical rationality in Africa, it has not been such a potent force in the region. Sceptical viewpoints are seldom...

Leo Igwe: ‘Need Mechanisms’ And The Spread Of Hinduism In Kenya

A lot has been said about religion in Africa, and how Africans are so addicted to spiritual and magical beliefs. There has been an...

Traditional Healers, Summit On Quackery, And ‘Medical Apartheid’ In South Africa (READ)

The Traditional Healers' Organisation, THO, in South Africa has described an upcoming summit on pseudoscience and quackery as a form of ‘medical apartheid’. The program is...

Leo Igwe: What Nigeria Needs To Bring Killers Of Witches To Justice [MUST READ]

The mistaken idea that human beings can harm or kill others through magical/supernatural means underlies the belief in witchcraft. The idea persists and drives...

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