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Suicide needn’t be an option

Suicide needn’t be an option

By Bunmi Sofola SUICIDE has a nasty ring to it. It is also chilling.  For a human being to sit down, think his life over and decide that it is not worth living, takes a lot of courage.  Yet, it takes a lot more courage and guts to stay and find out if at the […]

Pedestrian bridges and suicidal Lagosians

Pedestrian bridges and suicidal Lagosians

By Kayode Ojewale LAGOS and traffic congestion are synonymous when describing life in the Centre of Excellence. The reason is not far-fetched because the city is heavily populated and still increasing. Traffic situation would have become worse by now if the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, was not established over 20 years ago given the […]

Decriminalising suicide attempts

Decriminalising suicide attempts

Treating suicide attempts as crimes under our laws is illogical. It no longer makes sense and should be discarded forthwith. This is what a private member’s Bill sponsored by Francis Waive (Ughelli North/South/Udu) in the House of Representatives seeks to achieve. We call on the National Assembly to give this Bill accelerated hearing and pass […]

Bauchi teenager cautioned over truancy commits suicide

Bauchi teenager cautioned over truancy commits suicide

By Charly Agwam – Bauchi   A 13-year-old boy, Sadik Haruna, a resident of Unguwar Dadin Kowa in Ningi metropolis of Ningi local government area committed suicide following a disagreement with his father. According to reports, the deceased’ father had cautioned Sadik over his refusal to go to school. ALSO READ: Bauchi police nab Army personnel with cannabis, […]

Community service for attempted suicide still punishment — Dr Ogbolu

Community service for attempted suicide still punishment — Dr Ogbolu

Recently, it was reported in the dailies that the House of Representatives proposed community service as punishment for attempted suicide. The National Coordinator, Suicide Research Prevention Initiative of Nigeria, SURPIN,  Dr Raphael Ogbolu spoke on the development.  Excerpts: