Scornfully referred to as sacrificial lambs to the gods (ndi ejiri goro ihe in the Ibo language), the Osu are the untouchables of Nigeria. They are stereotyped as lazy, dirty and dishonest, and are shunned by the rest of society for their alleged repulsive body odour. IHN focuses on the plight of nearly two million […]
The Nigerian city of Jos once known for its peace and serenity has now become a scene of recurrent ethnoreligious bloodletting. On March 7, at least 500 persons were reportedly killed in the latest out break of violence in the city.
Justice, they say, is the first condition of humanity. That means justice is imperative for human existence and coexistence. Justice is necessary for any society to grow, develop and flourish.
The Osu caste system is an obnoxious practice among the Igbos -in Nigeria-which has refused to go away despite the impact of Christianity, modern education and civilization, and the human rights culture. In this piece, I will argue that the Osu discrimination is an outdated tradition with no basis for its continued practice and observance […]
There was a time in Igboland, when human beings were born equal in dignity and right. People lived and interacted with one another in the spirit of brotherhood. Everybody was free to reside and relate with others without discrimination.
In October (21 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 22) the Nigerian Humanist Movement organized a national conference on Osu Caste system and untouchability.
A report in the South African newspaper, the Sowetan reveals the deception, fraud, manipulation and exploitation underlying the miracle claims of penticostal churches In April, a South African newspaper the Sowetan, published a report revealing the deception, fraud, manipulation and exploitation underlying the miracle claims of the Nigerian televangelist, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and his […]