10 funny superstitious beliefs every Nigerian has heard

Many Nigerians grew up hearing about these superstitions, which grew out of fear of the unknown. There are more than a hundred superstitions we heard from friends and family, growing up. Superstitions is a belief in supernatural causality that can be linked to a fear of the unknown. When one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events, it is definitely a superstition. Here is a list of 10 pretty interesting superstitions chosen based on how ridiculous and common they are: 1. Itchy Palms Itchy palms are said to…

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5 most extreme tribal body modifications

From stretching the lips and earlobes to plugging the nose, below are five of the most extreme body modifications. Lip Stretching The Mursi tribe, isolated in Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia near the border of Sudan are well-known for their trademark lip stretching beautification. Know indigenously as dhebi a tugoin, there are an estimated 10,000 members of this fascinating tribe. Like other forms of body modifications lip stretching is seen as an expression of social adulthood and reproductive potential. Often, the size of the plate is correlated with the size…

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4 die in rival cults shootout in Ijaw community, Bayelsa

The Police Command in Bayelsa on Monday said four members of rival cult groups died in a shootout at a wake in the early hours of Monday. Mr Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police and spokesman of the Command, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa. Butswat, however, added that normalcy had since been restored following the swift intervention from the nearby Oporoma Division. “Two rival cult gangs clashed at Lobia Community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on Dec. 28, at about 0230 hours. “The unfortunate…

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