Nigeria has a mental health problem

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 13, 2019
A previous version of this article misstated that Nigeria has Africa’s highest “rate” of depression (it has the highest “caseload”) and that Nigeria ranks “fifth” in the world in the frequency of suicide (it ranks 15th). Lagos, Nigeria – On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this […]

“tragic and unfortunate”, says Oyegun over Edo APC crisis

by Breaking Timeson December 13, 2019
Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Oyegun, on Thursday spoke on the crisis rocking his party in Edo, describing it as “tragic and unfortunate”. Oyegun, who was first Executive Governor of Edo, spoke with newsmen on the sideline of the 22nd investiture of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in […]

Delta 2020 budget with focus on infrastructure|Okowa signs N395bn

by Breaking Timeson December 13, 2019
Delta Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday assented to the 2020 Appropriation Bill, with a promise to fast-track infrastructural projects for the benefit of Deltans during the period. The governor signed the bill in Asaba in the presence of the Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who presented it to him, along […]

Algeria election| Ex-prime minister Tebboune re-elected as President

by Breaking Timeson December 13, 2019
Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won Algeria’s widely unpopular presidential election without the need for a second-round runoff, the electoral commission said on Friday. Tebboune, 74, took 58.15 percent of the vote, trouncing his four fellow contenders, commission chairman Mohamed Charfi announced. Like him, they all served under the two-decade rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, […]

21-year-old woman stabs husband to death for stopping her from leaving their marriage

by Breaking Timeson December 13, 2019
Mercy Wanjiru has been arrested by the Kenyan police for allegedly stabbing her husband Kevin Kuria, to death for trying to stop her from leaving their marriage.  The incident occurred in Nakuru on Thursday December 12, after Mercy packed her belongings and tried leaving their apartment following frequent domestic disputes.  Eyewitnesses said Mercy who stabbed her husband […]

APC governors reportedly renew plot to remove Oshiomhole

by Breaking Timeson December 12, 2019
Some APC governors have reportedly renewed the plot to remove the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole . The governors are also allegedly considering the former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, as Oshiomhole’s replacement . A member of the APC’s National Working Committee, however, said that the plot to remove Oshiomhole would fail. […]