The police in Kogi State have mobilised officers to recover the body of a middle-aged man, who committed suicide, yesterday, in Lokoja, by jumping into a flowing river. The man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, jumped into the river from Meme bridge, few metres away to the popular Dunamis Church in Lokoja metropolis. The deceased, a…
United for Global Mental Health (UGMH) has said more than 703,000 persons exit the world yearly through suicide. The leadership, in a statement yesterday in Jalingo, via the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development...
Rescuers made up of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the State Waterway Authority (LASWA), yesterday, intensified search of a yet-to-be-identified man who jumped from Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge into the lagoon. According to reports from passers-by, the man simply let himself down the massive body of water in what looks…
A social and health psychology scholar at the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State, Prof. Peter Olapegba, Chief Executive Officer of Gamble Alert, Fisayo Oke and Executive Secretary of Association of Nigerian Bookmakers (ANB), Olabimpe Akingba, have warned against irresponsible gambling...
Pensioners in Ekiti State have said unless government steps up efforts to ameliorate their plight, especially the recent removal of fuel subsidy, they could contemplate suicide due to unbearable hardship as a result of poor pay.
After confiding in an AI Chabot named "Eliza" about his anxieties regarding global warming, a married Belgian father of two committed suicide. According to reports, the man in his thirties had used the bot for several years but began engaging with it more frequently six weeks before his death. The widow claimed that the Chabot…
The world over, Nigerians are renowned for their remarkable fortitude. Whether at home or abroad, Nigerians are known to show grit and grind their teeth as they glide through situations that would ordinarily prove the undoing of others.
Details emerged, yesterday, why a 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Joseph Olona, took his own life.
A fifty-years-old man, Ojo Ogundeji, allegedly committed suicide, yesterday, after setting himself ablaze in his father’s house in Ondo West Local Council of the state. The deceased, who lived in Lagos, was said to have returned to his hometown for the Yuletide. The Guardian learnt that Ogundeji had deliberately locked himself in a room within…
22 Nov 2022
A 23-year-old lady, Motunrayo Balogun, yesterday in Ondo State attempted suicide by drinking pesticide, after she was allegedly dumped by her boyfriend.
11 Nov 2022
Indeed it could be true: that those who die by suicide do not actually set out to end their lives; they want to end their pain. But to say that is true, however, is to invest acts of suicide with felicity; to validate an atrocious act which seeks
22 Oct 2022
The Provost of the Institute of Counselling in Nigeria (ICN), Dr. Tolulope Oko-Igaire, has urged Nigerians to visit professional counsellors and psychotherapists regularly for mental health checks to ensure they are in the right frame of mind considering the increasing rate of suicide...