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Eradication of Cults in Nigeria-''Possibility and Plausibility''

Ovia, Ebikaboere (2011) Eradication of Cults in Nigeria-''Possibility and Plausibility''. International journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review, 2 (1). pp. 183-191. ISSN 0781-3232

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Abstract

Nigeria like many other African nations is deeply entrenched in cultism, this being a specific · system of religious worship or devoted attachment to a person, idea or activity or being a devotee of a popular fashion. From time immemorial, cultism has been an integral part of man hence his affiliation to a physical man or a spirit being. There are open as well m secret cults. both being less complex in early times but in contemporary times their operations are more complex with more vague goals. In contemporary times however, emergence of cults and cultic practices are on the increase due to situations arising from civilization and self centeredness. This paper attempts at examining the meaning of cultism in Nigeria and its historical presence and pu1pose in Nigeria. A critical examination of traditional cults vis-a-vis their original objectives as against contemporary cults and their objectives shall be looked at. T~e paper concludes that the possibility and plausibility of eradicating cults and cultic praCtices in Nigeria is a tall dream as current issues that the society is faced with in contemporary times indicate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cult, Tradition, Belief, Myth, Curse, Coronation, Taboos.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 07:39
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 07:39
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2410

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