Suicide Reporting: An Analysis of Selected Nigerian Online News Sites (September 2018-August 2020) Authors Toluwanimi Onakoya Covenant University, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7688-0284 Stella Aririguzoh Covenant University, Nigeria DOI: https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2022.V3.9.7 Keywords: Irresponsible reportage, Nigeria, Online news, Responsible reportage, Suicide,, World Health Organization Abstract In 2019, the World Health Organisation released a report which revealed that Nigeria had the highest suicide rate in Africa. Employing a mixed-method approach, the researcher examined suicide reportage in Nigeria, between 2018-2020, comparing it to the standards set by the World Health Organisation’s suicide reporting guidelines. A total of 227 articles and 3 editors were examined and interviewed. The findings revealed that although the editors stated that they were aware of and followed such guidelines, suicide incidents were reported irresponsibly. 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