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Leo Igwe

Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and currently a research fellow at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

iDoubt: Critical Thinking and Skepticism in Africa in an Internet Age

Special Report
July 28, 2017

The need for critical thinking in Africa cannot be overemphasized because some of the dark and destructive effects of dogma, superstition, and blind faith are most manifest is in this region.

Fifty Popular Mistaken Beliefs

Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.4, Winter 2013–2014

Book Review
Fifty Popular Mistaken Beliefs

“Harrison doesn’t use a condescending approach, something skeptics are often accused of using in addressing irrational believers and in challenging and debunking paranormal claims. Instead Harrison humbly acknowledges the cultural universality of unreason. . . .”

50 Popular Mistaken Beliefs

October 12, 2012
50 Popular Mistaken Beliefs

A review of 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True by Guy Harrison.

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Chris Oyakhilome Miracle Scandal in South Africa

Skeptical Briefs Volume 19.2, June 2009

In April 2008 the Sowetan, a South African newspaper, published a report revealing the deception, fraud...

Benny Hinn Healing Crusade Ends in Controversy

Skeptical Briefs Volume 16.3, September 2006

In April 2005, American Evangelist Benny Hinn arrived in Nigeria for his much-advertised Healing Crusade.

Ritual Killing and Pseudoscience in Nigeria

Skeptical Briefs Volume 14.2, June 2004

The murder in London of a Nigerian boy may have brought focus to one of the most dreadful practices in Nigeria - ritual killing.

Witchkillings in Nigeria

Skeptical Briefs Volume 13.2, June 2003

At least twenty-five people suspected of being witches have been killed in Akwa Ibom state in southern Nigeria.

The Need for Skepticism in Nigeria

Skeptical Briefs Volume 11.3, September 2001

Nigeria is a very religious country with most of its population mired in superstition. This is not limited to the illiterate...

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