The Senator-elect for Osun-west Senatorial district, Egnr Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on their inauguration for another term of four years as the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the entire Nigerians on the occasion of this Inauguration Day.

Oriolowo described the second inauguration of President Muhammad Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a sign of stability in our polity and an evident that democracy has truly been established in Nigeria

As a stakeholder in the Nigeria polity, the Senator-elect assure Nigerians that the Buhari/Osinbajo administration will work assiduously in the next four years to put an end to every insecurity challenges the country is battling with while it will also ensure that it take the current economic status of the country to the NEXT LEVEL as promised during the electioneering campaigns.

Engr Oriolowo pray for wisdom , knowledge and understanding for the President Muhammad Buhari in discharging his duties as the father of the nation. He once again thank Nigerians for voting for APC candidates in the last election, enjoined them to be supportive of the current government while he pray that may the next four years bring bountiful fruit, progress and prosperity to all Nigerians.

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s death. This is no doubt a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for survivors and for families for it’s victims.

More than 45,000 people in the U.S killed themselves in 2016 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making it the 10th leading cause of death overall.

Suicide appears to be increasing across all nations of the world. The high ranking of Nigeria as a suicide -prone country is not being checked.

In Nigeria,data has shown that cases of suicide is 15 per 100,000 people.The cause of this is not far-fetched.

Prof Oni Fagbohungbe, a psychologist at the University of Lagos, said he didn’t believe Nigeria’s suicide rate had increased to 15 per 100,000 people.

He writes, “What I think is that social media has blown up the issue. Whenever a suicide case occurs, it goes viral on social media.”

“Nigerians don’t easily give up in life. However, a number of factors are triggering suicides in Nigeria – depression that persists over a long period; frustration; denial; persistent sickness; and individual’s threshold to issues.”

Although mental health awareness is slowly becoming a mainstay of contemporary media, historically Nigerians saw depression as a taboo because we do not give up easily,however,some people believed taking alcohol could cure depression.

One wonders how Nigeria gets to be ranked as one of top five countries that are suicide -proned, how did we even get here?

It is noteworthy to state that while other causes of death like terminal diseases can lead to resignation from work, this could in turn bring about suicidal thoughts, it is common knowledge that 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from mental illness.

As a matter of fact, depression is a top risk factor, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are equally risk factors.
Sometimes around June last year, it was reported that an undergraduate of the Niger Delta University in Bayelsa state, Aduba Daniel committed suicide by drinking a deadly insecticide known locally as “sniper”.

Daniel was found writhing in pains and immediately rushed to a hospital in the area where it was realized that he had drunk a whole bottle of the poisonous content, further investigations revealed that Daniel had carry overs in four courses and this must have led him to take his own life, this is just saddening.

It will also be recalled that in 2017,a 16 year old 100 level Microbiology student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Mercy Afolaranmi allegedly took her own life by drinking rat poison mixed with battery extracts.

The reason given for Afolaranmi’s suicide by sources close to her was “emotional pressure “

Is suicide the last resort when one is faced with emotional challenges? of course, NO, it is often said that what doesn’t kill a man makes him stronger, so why on earth will a young and promising young mind resolve to quit life when there’s always light at the end of every tunnel?

Most recently, there were cases of people commiting suicide across the nation, a young man was even said to have found his way to the uppermost part of a mast in an old generation bank situated at Sango area of Ibadan where he jumped to the roof of the bank and consequently gave up the ghost. This is just disheartening and pathetic.

Nigeria is a highly-volatile country where hardship is part of everyday life. A significant number of Nigerians live below the minimum wage, hardships may obviously lead to depression, other subtle undiagnosed stuff like chemical balance are also vehicles for depression. In any event, it all comes down to lack of awareness.

However,it is imperative to state that depression could set it as a result of marital failures,heartbreaks in relationships,failure in examinations,not getting to live up to expectations,inferiority complex among others.

Ignorance to the perils of depression might be a cause for lack of attention, if you do not know what depression is and that you need help to treat or manage it,please do not see suicidal thoughts as your only option.

Conclusively, as we salute those already educating people on mental health,we need more hands on deck, more educators on depression,there should also be more sensitization programmes on national television and radio, Non-Governmental organisations should also partner with the government from the federal to the grassroot level in an attempt to put an end to this “dream killer”.

We as Nigerians also need to check on our friends from time to time and for anyone suffering from any mental illness and has suicidal thoughts, please know that you are not alone.

Talk to someone.

One of the saddest news you’d read online today is that of Adekunle Gold reportedly loss his father, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko to the cold hands of death.

According to the report gathered by TRN, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko Permanent Secretary of Education District 4, died during the night after suffering an undisclosed ailment.

It is also reported that Prince Adeyemi Kosoko was flown out of the country after falling ill some months ago and only recently returned to recuperate.

Adekunkle Gold’s father was recently promoted to the position of a permanent secretary in Lagos state.

Back in 2018, Adekunle Gold announced that his father Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko was promoted to the position of a permanent secretary by the Lagos state government. He took to his Instagram page where he wrote quite a long post about his father’s journey to the top of his career.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has decided to take a break from social media. This decision was motivated by the recent leak of topless pictures of her online this past weekend.

Azalea deactivated both her Twitter and Instagram accounts, and released a statement explaining the rationale behind her action. Within that statement, she said that the leaked images were produced during a 2016 photo shoot for GQ Australia, and that they were never intended to be released.

“Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public,” she said. “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc Covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.

“I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print. I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures.

“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”

She went on to say that the release of these photos has left her feeling “blindsided embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things.” She contends that this is due as much to social media reaction as it is to the leak itself.

In addition to sharing her anger and embarrassment over the public’s viewing of the photos she also declared her intention to press charges against whoever made them available.

“I fully intend on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges,” she said, while stating the importance of “someone actually be[ing] held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”

The eight rule of the outgoing government of Sen. Ibikunle Amosun brought the State’s educational sector to a condition of comatose, Gateway Media Organization, GMO said.

The group on Sunday in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Omooba Damilare Oloyede emphasized that since 2011, Ogun state education has fallen from grace to grass.

“If we won’t x-ray all the sector of living in our dear state, the education sector is a pointer that the government of Amosun is not people-centric as education being the critical tool for human capacity development got no critical attention under the outgoing government. In plain words, education fell to a state of comatose”

Describing attempts by the Amosun’s administration purported and hyped 26 Model Schools as not only a fake white elephant project, but a means of swindling the Commonwealth of the gate way state.

“We can’t forget the fake white elephant project embarked upon in 2012 tagged ” 26 Model Colleges”, up till this day, no single model school is running as a school, yet hundreds of billions had been allocated for the project which can best be described as “a horse on paper”. Ogun state ranks top in the list of State with dilapidated school buildings, our state known for our educational strides have suddenly turn shambles as we are now in the 30s in the rating of performances by West African Examination Council, WAEC”, the group lamented.

According to the group, tertiary education is nothing to write home about in Ogun, thanks to the vindictiveness and ego-breeding of Gov. Amosun.

” Virtually all our tertiary institutions are none functional, is it Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun that at a time Amosun was almost scrapping because it was a historic legacy project of the Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s government? Or the TASCE that has been owed close to 48 months salaries, deductions and denied subventions? Or should one talk of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere that has since lost his nomenclature, identity and administration to the newly created Ogun Poly, Ipokia yet both can’t run academically. Amosun messed Ogun education up”, GMO further lamented.

While expressing confidence that the incoming Dapo Abiodun administration has what it takes to confront the challenges, GMO advised that a state of emergency should be declared in the education sector and an education summit be convened within the first 100 days in Office of the Abiodun administration.

“The challenges facing the education sector in Ogun state are enormous, it will take a serious government to surmount them. The solace is that, we are very hopeful that the incoming government of Prince(Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, MFR is prepared for the business of governance. We however love to advice our governor-elect to convene an all-inclusive education summit in his first 100 days in office, so that issues belaboring this critical sector can be well looked into and solutions be provided by experts in the educational industry”

Game of Thrones fans got an inside glimpse at the previously when HBO aired “The Last Watch” on Sunday.

The two-hour documentary, curated by Jeanie Finlay, offered a look at what the cast and crew of the fantasy series experienced during the filming of its eighth and final season.

Although the documentary could easily be dismissed as HBO’s way of maximizing its ample investment in the series and extend the program’s run by one more week, the two-hour documentary served a dual purpose, offering a reminder of all the grueling work that went into making it.

Director Jeanie Finlay spent a year chronicling the production, spanning locations from Belfast to Croatia to Spain. While the stars and producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss received a bit of screen time, the project went the extra mile to showcase those who don’t walk red carpets but work behind the scenes to bring the show to life, from background actors, to construction workers, to the cooks responsible for keeping the cast and crew fed while on set.

The documentary is essentially a ‘last hurrah’ to the people whose contributions to the show weren’t heralded by fans or the media.

Watch “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch Official Documentary Trailer” via YouTube below;

Nigeria singer, Jaywon Juwonlo has bought himself a Mercedes Benz ML350 jeep ahead of his birthday.

He took to his Instagram page to show off his new car with friends and family celebrating with him.

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He was also celebrated by @halimaabubakar who took to her Instagram page to congratulate Jaywon.

The Singer is popular for his hit song Odun yi which came out 2014, the song has been an anthem yearly for Nigerians at the beginning of the year.

Chelsea’s forward Eden Hazard Monday won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award for the Premier League 2018/19 season.

Hazard beat five other nominees from Manchester City and Liverpool to claim the prize, including Virgil van Dijk, the winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

Other nominees were Sadio Mane, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. Sterling was named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year.

The PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award is determined by a public vote, which concluded on Monday.

Hazard scored 16 goals and made 15 assists in the season.

He is the first Chelsea player to win the award since Frank Lampard back in 2005.

Hazard might be playing his last game for the Premier League club on Wednesday when they face Arsenal in Europa League final in Baku.

The Belgium international is heavily linked to Real Madrid with speculations that he might announce his departure after the Europa final.

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as work-free day to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration.

This was announced in a statement by the permanent secretary at the interior ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.

According to Ms Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his re-election and Nigerians for the successful conduct of the 2019 elections.

“He expressed confidence that with the collaboration of all Nigerians, the Nation would be transformed in the next four years to a country that would be the envy of other Nations.”

Although the presidential inauguration will hold on May 29, a more elaborate event is scheduled for June 12 which has now been designated as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

Popular singer, Runtown, has reacted to the death of a young lady, Lateefat Adediwura, who died after falling into a ditch which was allegedly left uncovered.

Runtown who took to his Twitter handle expressed his sadness by saying he does not understand whose responsibility it was to ensure that manhole is covered.

In his words: “To say that I am saddened by the news of Adewura’s death is an understatement. A manhole? Whose responsibility was it to ensure that it was covered? Who should be held accountable? This was an avoidable loss.”

Sending strength and love to her family and loved ones.

The 26-year-old accountant, Adewura’s body was removed from the drain where she met her untimely demise.

She’s currently being buried today at Morikaz cementary, Agege-Lagos.