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How NGO curbs depression, violence through training

Young Moms Support Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Saturday trained more than 50 women on various skills to curb depression.

Man threatens suicide over father’s N13 million gratuity in Cross River

A 26-year-old man, Mr. Joseph Odey, yesterday, threatened to take his life if Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River failed to offset his father’s gratuity without further delay.

Nigerians spend N730 billion on sports betting annually

Nigerians spend over 730 billion Naira annually on sports betting and at least two billion naira is generated daily, recent research data shows.
Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Guarantor commits suicide after friend absconds with micro-finance loan

Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Stakeholders raise concerns over illicit use of Tramadol in West Africa

Some Stakeholders in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and abuse have raised concerns over the non-medicinal use of tramadol in the countries within the West African sub-region.
Few Netflix shows have generated more controversy than 13 Reasons Why, a series that initially began in season 1 with the premise of a teen girl leaving behind 13 tapes blaming people and explaining her decision to kill herself.

Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday.

Churches must support traumatised people

The Convener of Trauma Care Healing Hangout, Tomisin Balogun, has called on the church to do more for the healing and care of people suffering from trauma and depression.

Lecturer emerges maiden Rotary Club president in Ibadan community

Mr Idowu Adewumi, a lecturer and Director of Information and Communication Technology at the Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, has been installed as the first president of Rotary Club of Ibadan-Elebu Metropolis.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

Senate seeks ban of Sniper insecticide

The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to ban the production, importation and circulation of Sniper insecticide in the country.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senator Lawan: I’ll be a fair servant to all

Newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has assured that he will lead as a servant and be fair to all in the running of the affairs of the upper legislative chamber.

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue still struggling with depression

Former Arsenal and Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue said that he is still battling with depression, three years after he was banned from football by Fifa.

Experts: One out of five individuals vulnerable to mental illness

A team of Medical Experts from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano (AKTH) have said that one out of five individuals are vulnerable to mental illness.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu did not buy N187 million car – aide

The Lagos State Government has denied a claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, acquired a N187m official vehicle.

Nigerian catholic priest suspended after rape charge from American teacher

The Pittsburgh Diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States has suspended Nigerian priest Cyprian Duru from ministry, after accusation of rape and legal action by 68 year-old retired English teacher Kathy Coll.
Oakland City Council has voted to decriminalize psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms.

Oakland becomes second US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Oakland City Council has voted to decriminalize psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms.

Pastor Damina: Why more Nigerians are committing suicide

The popular pastor, Abel Damina, who runs a Pentecostal church called Power City International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said today’s messages in churches are instilling greed and depression among Christians in Nigeria.

Fistula Day: Expert advocates free treatment of victims

Dr Nathaniel Adewole, a Consultant Gynaecologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has called for more involvement of individuals and corporate bodies to make the repairs of fistula free and easily accessible.
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Hospital decries abandonment of psychiatric patients

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware in Sokoto State, has expressed concern over rising number of abandoned psychiatric patients at the hospital largely due to stigmatisation.

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Brazil’s federal police on Friday raided the headquarters of Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, and the addresses of its founder Andre Esteves, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.

Ministry speaks on video showing ‘harassment’ of foreign affairs minister in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS commences e-registration of immigrants

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive.
Vehicles seized by the military for transporting Boko Haram insurgents’ fishery products to Maiduguri markets

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.