The World Health Organization, in a statement to commemorate the World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th Sept 2018, noted that ” no fewer than 800,000 people commit suicide annually, the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29 in 2016.” It added, however, that “most occurred in low and middle-income countries, which accounted for almost four-fifths of global suicides in 2016.” In this article Richard Ugbe gives a rather troubling exposè on the growing rates of suicide in Nigeria, and in Obudu LGA!
Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, professor Wole Soyinka, celebrates his 84th birthday this day, Friday, 13th June, 2018. This man who grew up in a community where words were an integral part of living, is in himself coated with high-pitch imagination. David Francis E. writes about his conscience.
The Abuja Literary Society (ALS), was founded by Victor Anoliefo, Ike Anya, Ferdinand Agu and Ken Ike Okere in 1998 as an initiative to bring together writers, aspiring writers, book-lovers, intellectuals, and generally anyone with an interest in the literary arts, looking to relax in a creative atmosphere. This year she celebrated her 20th anniversary in style. Join David Francis E. as he takes you through the event from day one!