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Why Ogbono is Forbidden in Asaba

It is a taboo for Asaba natives to eat Ogbono soup It is believed that their mother goddess, Onishe uses it for spiritual purification which in local parlance is known as ife-ahu.” At the mouth of the River Niger is the sacred abode of the deity, Onishe, the spiritual mother who holds the destiny of […]Continue Reading
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Significance of Children’s Day

Children are young and beautiful creatures; and with their innocent smiles and carefree spirits, they steal the hearts of many. Little wonder there is a day set aside to celebrate them. Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Nigeria on May 27 annually, is dedicated to celebrating children all over the world, and for adults to […]Continue Reading
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Bizarre Marriage Culture in Africa

By Titilayo Kupoliyi Africa is a continent with myriad cultural practices, some of which are quite unique and unusual, Follow us to Kenya where we shall X-ray some marriage practices of some tribes. Barren Wife ‘Marrying’ Another Wife In this case, an infertile wife will literally marry another lady that will bear kids for her […]Continue Reading
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Mexico’s Island of Dolls

The Island of the Dolls (La Isla de las Muñecas), located in the channels of Xochimilco, south of the center of Mexico City, very close to the Estadio Azteca football stadium, is a chinampa of the Laguna de Teshuilo. The Island of the Dolls, originally owned by Don Julián Santana Barrera, is full of dolls […]Continue Reading
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Some World’s Queer Animals

The Blobfish is a deep-sea fish which inhabits waters just above the seabed at depths of 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 3,900 feet), off the coasts of mainland Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. The blobfish is a rather odd-looking fish out of water, but this is due to the strange adaptations to its preferred […]Continue Reading
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Table Mountain in South Africa

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South AfricaIt is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top.Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon not only to South Africans but travellers from all over the world.But this mountain hides many surprises that […]Continue Reading
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Radio Day 2022: Radio and Trust

Radio is an organ of mass communication through which information is disseminated to diverse audience. Like every other mass media, its function is to inform, educate and entertain people. Radio which came into being in 1930 was the first mass medium of communication, reaching millions of people. Since then, Radio has played a significant role […]Continue Reading
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Health Benefits of Hog Plum

Hog plum, also known as yellow mombin ornamental tree of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae) which belong to the Spondias genus, is the name given to fruits from the hog plum tree, which is native to Peru. The fruit comes in a range of colours, including green, purple, red, orange and yellow. The thicker, leathery skin covers […]Continue Reading
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Ostrich Tribe Of Zimbabwe

The vaDoma tribe, also known as Doma or Dema, is the only hunter-gatherer tribe in Zimbabwe living in the Kanyemba region around the basins of a tributary of the Zambezi River Valley. They speak the Dema language and believe their ancestors emerged from a baobab tree and walked upright to hunt and gather fruits. The […]Continue Reading
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Japanese Island Where No Dogs Are Allowed

One of the weirdest places on earth is the Japanese Cat Island. A short ferry ride from Japan’seast coast, Tashirojima has a population of one hundred humans who are vastly outnumbered by their furry friends. Originally the cats were encouraged since the island produced silk, and mice are a natural predator of silkworms. Local fishermen […]Continue Reading