Law and Order

Untouchability in Nigeria

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 […]

Law and Order

The Osu Caste System

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 In this piece, I will argue that the Osu discrimination is an outdated tradition with no basis for its continued practice and observance […]

Religion

CHRIS OYAKHILOME AND MIRACLE SCANDAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

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 […]