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Knight Center offers mental health and journalism webinar

THE Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from The Carter Center and in collaboration with The Self-Investigation, is inviting registrations for its online course...

How responsible reporting can prevent suicide – Experts

LEADING media professionals and health experts have said that responsible reporting can reduce the suicide rate and mitigate its effects on families and society.  They...

Report reveals drug abuse is major cause of mental disorder in Nigeria

A NEW survey has identified that drug abuse and sickness of the mind are the major causes of mental illness in Nigeria. It also...
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Nigeria has highest suicide rate in Africa, sixth globally

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that Nigeria has the highest suicidal rate among African countries in 2016 with over 17,000 lives lost...

The Nduka Obaigbena phenomenon

By Simon Kolawole I RECOLLECT vividly as if it happened yesterday — the day I first had a one-on-one with Mr Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and...

Mental disorder affects more people in areas affected by conflict─WHO report

A WORLD Health Organisation study has shown that there are more people living with mental disorders in areas affected by conflict. The new study was...
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DAMAGED: Boko Haram’s violence inflicts emotional injury on children, and it is life-long

Children caught up in the Boko Haram's 10-year-old insurgency suffer damage not so easily repaired. They are now struggling with distressing memories and ongoing adversities – resulting in an upsurge of psychological trauma.

Nigerian Doctors Push For Passage Of Mental Health Bill

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Mike Ogirima said that if the Mental Health Bill is passed, it would protect the rights of people with mental health illness as well as attract respect and dignity for them as they access health care.


Train attack: How FG met terrorists’ demands for release of abducted passengers

SENIOR Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu has said terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna...

NNPCLtd. signs contract extension with oil majors, targets $500bn investments

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCLtd) has signed a contract extension with five oil majors, hoping to earn...

Bandits kill two vigilantes in Abuja

TWO vigilante members have been reported dead following an encounter with bandits at Gasakpa community in Gawu Ward, Abaji...

Wike to Atiku: People around you may cost you 2023 presidential election

RIVERS State governor Nyesom Wike has advised candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to be mindful...

Aero Contractors eyes return to commercial operations

Aero Contractors is eyeing a return to commercial operations after the temporary suspension of flights on Wednesday, July 20,...
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