Friday, October 30

RELIGION

Youths As Major Actors In Nation Building Chief Jacob Igumah

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A community leader Chief(Dr) Jacob Igumah the Oyemenibe of Edo/Delta States has emphasized the importance of youths as major actors in nation building. Speaking to newsmen in his office at Ime-Obi, Chief Iguma who is also known as, Omiye advised youths in the area and Nigeria at large to maintain bright prospect of intelligence and be hard working in their education and apprenticeship. Chiefe Iguma who hailed from Abavo Kingdom in Ika South Local Government Area of the state advised the youths to engage in ventures that should bring glory to their parents irrespective of the monetary reward, adding that they should eschew evil activities that are capable of bringing disgrace and reproach to their families and communities.He called on parents to groom their children in the fear of God...

BELIEF IN SPIRITS IN IKA CULTURE

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IKA CULTURAL CUM TRADITIONAL RELIGION The Spirit Of The Witches (ndi Igbome) Since witches fly with birds or swift nocturnal animals or with other materials, it is not surprising that their favourite haunts are on top of trees. Tall trees in the forests or hollow or curiously shaped trees, especially silk-cotton, baobab and Iroko trees are widely held to be their meeting places. It is also generally believed that the guild of witches has its regular meetings and ceremonies in forests, or in open sandy places called ubom (covens) in the middle of the nights. The meeting, a respondent explained, is the meeting of “souls”, ‘spirits’ of the witches. It is believed that the spirits leave the bodies of witches in the form of birds. Their main purpose is to work havoc on ...