Pope Francis to the Judges’ Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

I would like to warmly greet you and renew the expression of my esteem for your cooperation and contribution towards human and social progress, a task of which the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences is more than capable. If I’m happy for this contribution and proud of you, it is in consideration of the remarkable … Continue reading Pope Francis to the Judges’ Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Olokun male or female

Against trafficking of nigerian girls, is useful to know the vodun. This is an interesting article about it. TRANSLATION OF “RIVER GODDESS” 1. Olokun……….. (EDO LANGUAGE) 2.1. Mmuo Mmili …….. (IGBO LANGUAGE) 2.2. Eze nwaanyi Mmili – (popularly called “Mami Wota) in by the riverine dwellers including the Igbos and some areas in Ghana). 3. … Continue reading Olokun male or female

No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Grace was educated in Nigeria until the 10th grade after which she was sent to work to help support her family, who lived in poverty. She worked for three years at various jobs, during which time she was raped and gave birth to a son. Her father told her that as a woman, she was “predestined by … Continue reading No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Traditional Education Among Edos

We continue to study Edo tradition, necessary to fight trafficking in Nigeria   The Edo-speaking people of the old Benin Province and parts of Delta,Rivers and Ondo province and patrs of Delta,Rivers and Ondo Provinces belong to the Kwa language family groups of the Western Sudanic languages like Yoruba,Igbira,Igala and Ibo.They are divided into four … Continue reading Traditional Education Among Edos

The mortal body is guided by the immortal soul (St. Athanasius)

“How is it, that whereas the body is mortal by nature, man reasons on the things of immortality, and often, where virtue demands it, courts death? Or how, since the body lasts only for a time, does man imagine eternal things, so as to despise what lies before him, and desire what is beyond ? … Continue reading The mortal body is guided by the immortal soul (St. Athanasius)

All Villages, Town and Cities in Edo state

Information against trafficking in Nigeria: also geography it’s important. AKOKO-EDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1. Akuku 2. Ewan 3. Utua-Ufa 4. Igarra 5. Samorika 6. Sasaro 7. Ago-Ogbodo 8. Ijaja 9. Okpe 10. Oloma 11. UNEME 12. Aiyegunle 13. Aiyetoro 14. Eshawa 15. Ogbe 16. Ogugu 17. Oneme-Nekhua 18. Onomu 19. Ugboshi-Afe 20. Ugoshi-Efi 21. OKULUSHO 22. … Continue reading All Villages, Town and Cities in Edo state

Guide to Confession (for confessor and for penance) – Pope Francis

Dear Brothers, The Sacraments, as we know, are the locus of the closeness and the tenderness of God for mankind; they are the concrete way that God thought and wanted to come and meet us, to embrace us, without being ashamed of us and of our limitations. Among the Sacraments, certainly Reconciliation renders present with … Continue reading Guide to Confession (for confessor and for penance) – Pope Francis

Yoruba Tradition

Extracts from Yoruba Heathenism, by the Right Rev. Bishop JAMES JOHNSON, and Astrological Geomancy in Africa, by Professor J. A. ABAYOMI COLE. [Transcription note: diacritics have been ignored in the following]. Yoruba Heathenism, by the Right Rev. Bishop James Johnson, is so intensely interesting that when once you begin to quote from it it is … Continue reading Yoruba Tradition

John Paul II to the Nigerian families

Onitsha (Nigeria), With the Apostle Paul I say to you: “You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other”. With these words I greet you, husbands and wives, fathers, mothers and children. … Continue reading John Paul II to the Nigerian families

Crime in traditional society

In traditional African society the sacred and the secular are inseparable. There is no compartmentalization of life. What religion forbids or condemns, society also forbids and condemns, and similarly society approves those things which religion approves or and sanctions. An offence against God is an offence against man, and like manner an offence against man … Continue reading Crime in traditional society

Olokun Symbols (Nigerian tradition)

Some information about Nigerian Traditional religion. Starting from the top, Aghadaghada represents (symbolizes) Ikadele ene n’Osalobua ya-d’agbon yi-the four pillars with which God holds up the world. Traditionally, the four pillars represent the Four Cardinal Points-East, West, North, South to which we refer as Eken, Orhio,  Okhuo,Aho, respectively. Since each of those divisions represents the … Continue reading Olokun Symbols (Nigerian tradition)

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