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Witch Does Not Exist’ – Activist

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An activist, Leo Igwe, has refuted the belief that there are set of persons called witches who are believed to possess “supernatural” powers to cause misfortune and havoc to human being.

Igwe, in his activity titled ‘Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa’ (2020-2030), said witches are not capable of being as supposed and postulated, hence such do not exist.

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He added that the belief by Africans that witches perform spiritual and mystical flights to their covens, places where they carry out occult activities such as causing accidents, diseases, miscarriage, death, etc, are false and cannot be scientifically proven.

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“A critical look at supposed witches’ operations and activities reveal some of these absurdities and stark contradictions. For instance, believers claim witches fly out at night to destroy other humans and their estates. In some cultures, believers say that they use witch-planes or winnowing basket to fly. These are devices that cannot even float on the air.

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“Witches perform spiritual and mystical flights to their covens or to places where they carry out occult activities including causing accidents, diseases, miscarriage, infertility, and death. Believers claim that witches are capable of physically lying or sleeping on their beds in particular locations and at the same time spiritually moving around in the communities and beyond sucking blood, and destroying other people’s health, lives, marriages and businesses. Believers say that Nigerian/African witches are capable of traveling as far as Europe and America to perpetrate magical harm.

“Witchcraft claims do not make any scientific and commonsensical sense. In fact, persons who make such claims need to be taken to hospital for some mental health assessment. First of all, no human being has the power to bilocate or to be in two places at the same time”, he said.

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He noted that claims about witches are baseless superstitious and fabricated, stressing that it makes nonsense that a person could use occult power to turn himself into an animal or an insect that could be killed.

The Activist submitted that witches are human creations that provide answers where human being lack evidence-based information or casual explanations where such answer or explanations are unsatisfactory.

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Igwe, therefore urged Africans including those diaspora to join hands with him in his advocacy against stigmatisation and abuse of persons believed to be witches.

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Three Boys Gang-rape SS 1 Student In Ondo School

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Three secondary school students have been arrested by the police for gang-raping a 14-year-old SSS 1 girl in Ondo State.

The suspects identified as Idris Matthew,17, Olawale Tobi, 18 and Ajayi Micheal, 17, carried out the crime in Akure High School in the Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

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The victim was said to have gone to the bush close to the school to defecate when she was accosted by the trio.

A source within the school claimed that the boys forcefully had carnal knowledge of the victim during the school break.

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One of the sources added that the girl entered the classroom with a bloodstain on her uniform.

It was gathered that the suspects had been monitoring and disturbing the girl for a while before hatching their plan.

Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami said that the suspects “lured a 14 years old student into the bush at the back of the school gate and gang-raped her.”

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The three suspects, she said, “are in custody.”

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ASUU Protests In UI, UNILORIN Over Alleged ‘Victimization’ Of Members [Photo/Video]

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Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU staged a protest in the University of Ibadan, UI against alleged victimization of their members by the Federal Government following the 8 months strike recently called off by union body.

Members of the Ibadan zone of the ASUU, in their numbers, protested at a rally held inside the university campus on Monday.

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Similarly, members of the ASUU of the University of Ilorin chapter on Monday also protested against what they described as the casualization of intellectual workers in the country.

ASUU: Union members protest alleged ‘victimization’ in UI

Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ibadan zone stages a peaceful protest against victimization of their members by the Federal..

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The university Dons, who went around the major areas of the university community were seen carrying various placards to make their grievances known.

 

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[JUST IN] Adeleke: Panic In Osogbo As NURTW’s Gunshots Rain

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Residents of Gbongan Road, Osogbo, Osun State capital, were thrown into panic, Monday morning, as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, exchanged gunshots in the area.

Workers who rushed out to resume in their respective offices, students, pupils who were moving out to their respective schools in the area had to scamper for safety due to the gunshots.

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The gunshots and its consequent panic were experienced from the popular Olaiya Junction to Ogoluwa area, all on Gbongan Road, Osogbo.

Info Daily reports that Gbongan Road housed several motor parks viz: Ore Park; Ibadan Park; Lagos Park; Gbongan Park; Ile-Ife Park, among others.

Info Daily gathered that the incident was as a result of the new government of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sworn in yesterday, hence the impetus for NURTW members who are of the PDP chasing out those in leadership of the Union who, Info Daily learned, are of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

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A resident of the area who spoke to Info Daily at Oduwoye Petrol State, adjacent Zenith Bank, Gbongan Road, but does not want his name mentioned, said NURTW members who belong to PDP want to assume office in different parks in the area hence the force and gunshots.

The resident who spoke in Yoruba said: “They are shooting gun because new government wants to take over at the parks. Yesterday, a new government was sworn in, so those in NURTW too want to change government. Before now, because APC was in power, all the people in leadership positions at the parks are APC members, but now that Adeleke, a PDP member has been sworn in, those who are of the PDP in the parks want to take over too. They are shooting gun to chase away APC members, they want to take it by force.

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“I was told it happens anytime there is a change of government. When a new government with a new party comes in, the people in leadership positions would be chased away because they all belong to the old government. So, it seems to be usual something. It will be put under control, that is what some people told me.

Another NURTW member who also spoke in Yoruba said: “They are fighting because they said they swear in Adeleke, that is the reason for the gunshots.”

When asked if Adeleke was not duly elected by Osun people but he forced himself in like the NURTW members were trying to do, he declined comments.

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