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Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.
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.

‘Sniper’ suicide averted in Enugu

Another suicide has been averted in Nsukka, Enugu State as a woman allegedly drank a substance believed to be ‘Sniper’ insecticide

WHO: Men are more likely to commit suicide

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.
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.

Neuropsychiatrist: Why more men are likely to commit suicide than women

Dr Uchendu Onyedika, a Neuropsychiatrist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, says though more women tend to attempt suicide; men are however, more likely to succeed in ending their lives.
The FBI has launched two investigations into the death of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York.

Reports: FBI studies two broken cameras outside Epstein’s cell

Two cameras that malfunctioned outside the jail cell where financier Jeffrey Epstein died as he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges have been sent to an FBI crime lab for examination, a law enforcement source revealed.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Student remanded for attempting to commit suicide

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered that a student, Suleman Ayuba, 19, who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide by taking rat poison, be remanded in prison, pending sentencing.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 25, 2012 Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, leaves following the Royal family Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, in the east of England, on December 25, 2012. – Britain’s Prince Andrew has said on August 18, 2019 he was “appalled” by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted paedophile in 2010. (Photo by LEON NEAL / AFP)

Britain’s Prince Andrew denies witnessing Epstein abuse

Britain’s Prince Andrew insisted on Saturday that “at no stage” during his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein did he “witness… any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest”.
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Bus driver commits suicide in Lagos

A 43-year old bus driver has committed suicide at a mechanic workshop in Shomolu area of Lagos.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC can’t stop us from winning Kogi guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said no amount of threats, harassment and attempts to intimidate its members and supporters by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and compromised security agents would deter it from standing together in victory, with the people of Kogi State in the November 16 governorship election.
Disgraced US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, facing a charge of sex trafficking of minors in New York has committed suicide.

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide

Disgraced US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, facing a charge of sex trafficking of minors in New York has committed suicide.
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.

14-year old commit suicide in Ughelli over failed relationship with boyfriend

A 14-year-old Senior Secondary School 1 of Kess College, in the Ekredjebor area of Ughelli headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday, committed suicide over a failed relationship with her boyfriend.

OAU: Student who committed suicide did not have poor results

Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile – Ife, has said Opeyemi DARA, the 400-Level student who committed suicide was not doing poorly academically.

Teenager ‘raped’ by cleric absconds from home

The teenager raped by an Osun-based Islamic Cleric, Habeebulah Abdulrahman, absconded from home on Saturday.

Rape victim threatens suicide in Osun if family agrees to out-of-court settlement

A rape victim (name withheld) has threatened to commit suicide if her family agrees on an out-of-court settlement with the accused who allegedly raped her.

Confusion as man jumps into river in Osun

Residents of Osogbo, Osun state were thrown into confusion on Thursday evening when a man jumped into Osun River.
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.
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.
The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Mr Adeyemo Ajani, on Saturday said the second Niger Bridge may be redesigned to prevent suicide attempts.

Federal government mulls redesigning second Niger Bridge

The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Mr Adeyemo Ajani, on Saturday said the second Niger Bridge may be redesigned to prevent suicide attempts.

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Some residents of Victoria Island, highbrow Lagos Friday morning trooped out with kegs to scoop diesel from a fallen 33,000 litre tanker along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​

Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​

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The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

VOR: Nigeria must uphold rule of law

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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the most democratic ex-military president he has seen in his entire life.

Governor Bello: President Buhari is the most democratic ex-military head of state

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Zimbabwean first lady begs retailers to lower food prices

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