Psychiatric Don explains why young females commit more suicide than males

 By; Nicholas Dekera, Kaduna.  As the burden of suicide rise in Nigeria, young females have been fingered in most suicides committed than males.  Professor Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u, a psychiatric Doctor said that women suffer depression more than men, asserting that it is also a fact that depression is related to suicide. Speaking in an interview yesterday, Professor Aishatu Yusha’u who cited recent studies in Nigeria, said 80 percent of suicide reports were by men. However when age was used, younger women committed suicide more than men she stressed, pointing out…

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Over $85m trapped revenue: Emirates suspends all flights from Nigeria Sept. 1

Emirates Airlines has announced the suspension of its flight operations to Nigeria, starting September 1, 2022, over its $85 million revenue awaiting repatriation from Nigeria. This was announced in a statement by the airline on Thursday, the airline stated that the suspension is due to its inability to repatriate its earnings in foreign exchange from Nigeria. The $85m is the airline’s revenue awaiting repatriation from Nigeria as of July 2022. The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s flag carrier noted that the suspension will help in curtailing further losses and reduce the…

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Blackout: Electricity workers suspend strike for 2 weeks, as Labour Minister brokers truce

The labour unions of Nigerian electricity workers have suspended their nationwide strike, which led to a total blackout in different parts of the country. The electricity workers, under the joint umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC) agreed to suspend the industrial action, following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. Ngige had summoned an emergency conciliation meeting between the Federal Government and the electricity workers yesterday to resolve the issues that precipitated…

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2023: ‘Kwankwaso will beat other candidates, emerge as next President’ – Galadima

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, has disclosed how the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, will emerge as the next president of Nigeria. Galadima disclosed this while speaking in a recent interview on a television programme, stating that the North-West geo-political zone has 24 million registered voters who are ready to vote in Kwankwaso in forthcoming elections. According to him, “North-West has 24 million registered voters. And the whole of that space called North-West is left for the Lion (Kwankwaso)…

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Intelligence Report: Jigawa shut down schools over insecurity

The Jigawa State Government yesterday ordered the immediate closure of public and private schools in the state due to insecurity. The State’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lawan Yunusa, confirmed the development to newsmen in Dutse, the State capital. According to him, the decision was based on an intelligence report of possible security attacks on schools, especially on border States. When asked about the fate of pupils and students sitting for examinations, Yunusa hinted that an arrangement will be made to re-conduct the exams since the exams were internal and not…

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Southern Kaduna: Bandits displaced residents of 148 communities – LP guber candidate

The Kaduna State governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Jonathan Asake, has said that residents, comprising no fewer than 148 communities in Southern Kaduna, have been displaced by bandits. He said these in a published interview on Monday while reacting to a comment by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, that the terrorists have formed a parallel government in the State. Asake, who is the erstwhile President of Southern Kaduna People Union, (SOKAPU), also disclosed that he had been visiting the communities destroyed and plundered by bandits-terrorists in the…

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Aviation fuel rises to N900 per litre as Lagos-Abuja ticket sells above N100, 000

The price of aviation fuel has risen from N800 per litre some weeks ago to N900 per litre in some States, forcing airlines to raise fares to as high as N100, 000 and more for one-way economy-class tickets. The aviation fuel crisis, which began in late February this year, and deteriorated further through the months of March to May, has further worsened and is currently threatening the ability of airlines to continue operations with the price of Jet-A1, rising from N200 in December 2021 to over N400 per litre in…

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H/Reps probe Agric Ministry for spending N18.9bn on ‘ghost bush’ clearing during Covid-19 lockdown 

The Public Account Committee of the House of Representatives Committee (PAC), has invited the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to give an account of how the ministry spent N18.9 billion on bush clearing, land-preparation among others during the Covid-19 lockdown. The chairman for the committee, Wole Oke, made this call, demanding that the Ministry of Agriculture show the places they claimed to have cleared. According to him, “During the lockdown of the country as a result of COVID-19, some companies took contracts worth about N18 billion for bush…

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“Your apology has been accepted” – Jos Catholic Archbishop tells Gov. Lalong 

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has reaffirmed his loyalty, commitment and faith in the Catholic Church as well as the desire to always be a good ambassador wherever he finds himself.  Governor Lalong was speaking at the 19th General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Jos, which was held at the St. Louis Parish, Jos, with the theme: ‘‘The Eucharist our Strength Towards a Better Nigeria”.  Lalong, who spoke about the importance of the Eucharist in his life, said he continues to draw strength and inspiration from his relationship with God,…

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Insecurity: Arewa youths protest incessant killings, abductions

…Demands NSA’s removal The Arewa Youth Assembly staged a protest yesterday at the National Assembly over the spate of killings and abductions by gunmen across the country. The spokesman of the group, Aliyu Mohammed, said they were dismayed over the unrelenting attacks, killings and kidnap of Nigerians in their homes, farms, major highways and trains by gunmen, adding that the development has led to an unprecedented level of food scarcity in the country. He said that it is unfortunate that the number of Nigerians that had either been kidnapped or…

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