Tag: Witchcraft

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 16, 2022

It’s 2022, but ‘killing for witchcraft’ is still is a conversation

The Ibibio people used to kill twins, but that was as far back as the 19th century. According to the ...

Ado AminuApril 19, 2021

Yes, witchcraft accusation is a prosecutable offence in Nigeria

Nigerian feminists have been at the receiving end of accusations of witchcraft for a very long time. It didn’t start ...

Ado AminuFebruary 11, 2021

Witchcraft and the tragedy of street kids in Nigeria

A matter of great concern that rarely takes the centre stage in Nigeria’s public discourse is the tragedy of homeless ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 13, 2017

The Thread: “There is a thin line between activism and witchcraft,” @Omojuwa warns

Japheth Omojuwa is addressing some of the biases Nigerians have about the presidency. See below: If Trump had chosen to ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 13, 2017

“We use broken bottles to cut the umbilical cord immediately the women deliver” | Stories from traditional birth attendants

by Mercy Abang After losing her fourth child during delivery at the house of her regular traditional birth attendant (TBA), ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 25, 2016

Opinion: The limitations of black magic

by Tony Ogunlowo Nowadays a lot of people are turning to black magic in order to achieve all kinds of ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 6, 2015

Femi Aribisala: APC and the spirit of witchcraft

Both Christians and Muslims must reject outright the strange spirit that the APC, in its lust for power, has imported ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 14, 2014

Juju trial: Jury out in the case of couple accused of sex trafficiking

by Chidi Okoye In the ongoing trial of the couple accused of trafficking a Nigerian woman into the UK  for ...

Isime EseneOctober 12, 2014

Think about it, did a bird really turn into a woman in Lagos?

by Akan Ido First things first – birds don’t turn into human beings. Well, since that’s out of the way ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 23, 2014

These secondary school students have been accused of witchcraft and belonging to ‘rat’ secret cult

by Jewel Stephen Three teenagers, who were arrested for cultism and witchcraft, were on Monday, 22 September, paraded at the Police ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 12, 2014

Three kids accused of witchcraft escape lynching in Akwa Ibom

by Kolapo Olapoju Following the death of their father, who was accused of witchcraft, three children were almost lynched by ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 5, 2014

“Fight in the church” || Two women get physical during prayer session over witchcraft

by Azubuike Azikiwe On Wednesday, 3 September, a fight broke out between two women after one accused the other of ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 3, 2014

“They killed him, ate his flesh and drank his blood” || Woman accused of slaughtering 9-year-old grandson

by Kolapo Olapoju Fatima Saraka Mohammed, has been accused of colluding with two others to kill, eat the flesh and ...

writerAugust 1, 2014

Police arrest 10-year-old boy for witchcraft, say he turned into a cat

by Kolapo Olapoju A 10-year-old boy was arrested by Rivers police for witchcraft activities alongside an accomplice, a 48-year old ...

July 30, 2014

10-yr-old boy arrested for ‘turning into a Cat’ in Port Hacourt

by S’ola Filani A 10-year-old boy said to have turned into a cat to witch-hunt a family in Iwofe, Rumuolumeni ...

May 23, 2014

‘Our mother is not a witch’: Sons of ‘bird-turned-woman’ step forward, deny witchcraft story

by ‘Jola Sotubo The incredible story of a black bird turning into a woman in Lagos has been slammed as ...

February 19, 2014

How pastor died for refusing to confess to witchcraft – Juju priest reveals

by Adeola Balogun A mysterious trend of events has occurred in Bauchi after two members of a family are said ...

January 19, 2014

SHOCKING: How we killed our children through witchcraft – 5 suspects confess to wizardry (PICTURED)

by Oge Okonkwo 5 old men threw the community of  Idiaba Ikot Udotan in Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State ...

November 12, 2013

15-year-old boy tortured, AXED by stepmother’s family over witchcraft (PHOTOS)

by Oge Okonkwo 15-year-old Asuquo Edet will always be thankful to God as he is lucky to be alive after ...

September 29, 2013

So true, so false: Errm, was Jim Iyke really delivered of ‘evil spirits’ at TB Joshua’s church? (WATCH)

by Tutu Akinlabi News has been making the rounds on social media that Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has undergone a ...

September 6, 2013

Witchcraft: Police arrest 2 people for killing sisters in Jigawa

by Adeola Balogun The deaths of two sisters in Jigawa State have led to the arrest of two people by ...

May 19, 2013

WHAT?! Indonesia pushes law against witches, living together outside wedlock

by Rachel Ogbu Indonesia has proposed new Criminal Code outlawing black magic, white magic, however, will remain legal. Under revised ...

May 18, 2013

“We are killed, we are hunted”: Albino activist fights witchcraft murders (READ)

Carefully maneuvering around a jumble of slippery rocks, Josephat Torner slowly steps inside a cluster of dark caves in northeast ...

May 7, 2013

Horrific: 3 people brutally beaten and burnt to death over alleged witchcraft (VIEWER DISCRETION)

by Isi Esene With the anniversary of the barbaric killing of four young students of the University of Port Harcourt ...

February 28, 2013

Just wicked: Albino boy’s hand hacked off for witchcraft

Attackers collecting body parts of albinos for witchcraft have hacked off the hand of a seven-year old boy in Tanzania, ...

December 4, 2012

Bizarre: Pastor wakes to find he’s been given a new haircut, witchcraft suspected

In a witchcraft related case, a United Methodist Church pastor stationed in Uzumba District recently got a hair cut from ...

November 15, 2012

TICKER: Woman charged to court for ‘initiating 12 year-old girl into witchcraft’

A 50 year-old woman, Binta Mohammed, on Wednesday appeared before a Kaduna Sharia Court, Magajin Gari for alleged initiating a ...

August 10, 2012

Pastor kills father and uncle, accuses them of wizardry

by Mayowa Salami Mr. Udoka Onwe, 22-year-old pastor from Umuogodo Akpu Ngbo village in Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State was ...

July 18, 2012

It wasn’t me: Prophet T.B. Joshua debunks 2go prophesy rumour

by Isi Esene Remember the rumour making the rounds about Prophet T.B Joshua’s 2go and Facebook prophesy? The rumour was ...

July 2, 2012

Ruona Agbroko Meyer: Don’t blame family witchcraft: It’s your call (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Ruona Agbroko Meyer It is 2008. I am in the Microbiology department of the University of Lagos, Nigeria shaking a ...

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