Pains, anguish of crashed marriages

Alimony: The incredible  settlement Marriages crash these days almost as soon as they are consummated. But women, especially those with young children, bear the brunt of divorce principally because of paltry amount of money courts usually award them as upkeep of their kids, writes ABIODUN BELLO She sat in a corner of the bus with a boy of about 11 years old on her lap. That she was not happy was an understatement; it was written all over her face. It also reflected in her speech as she was soliloquising….

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Williams sisters’ act gingers parents to invest in sports

Never-do-wells, it was assumed, used to embrace sports. But all that changed with the exploits of Serena and Venus Williams. Now, Nigerian parents go out of their way to encourage their children’s participation in diverse sports, writes Charles Ogundiya     The fortune of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, in the world of tennis cannot be quantified. Only a few siblings have achieved as much in the world of sports. Venus and Serena are two professional American tennis players who have won 31 Grand Slam titles between them. It…

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New driver’s licence racketeering templates

Years after the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) inaugurated the portal system aimed at curbing driver’s licence racketeering, the practice still persists with the template changing from cloning and forgery to subversion of the process, which in turn enriches officials, FELIX NWANERI and KAYODE OLANREWAJU report   Most Nigerians were happy some years back, when the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) inaugurated the Driver’s Licence Portal system nationwide. The portal’s main objective is to ensure that before anyone gets the national driver’s licence, he or she must attend any of…

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The untold story of Lagos abattoir

For many residents of Lagos State, the Oko- Oba abattoir at Agege is a solution to their daily needs for protein. But to residents of the area and many who have businesses to do there, the meat market has different shades. New Telegraph’s investigation, spanning over two weeks, reveals that the abattoir is indeed, more than a meat market. OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI reports     Lagos abattoir, reputed as one of West African largest meat markets, sits on a massive expanse of land on the Oko-Oba Agege axis of the state….

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Drug abuse: Obstacles to prevention, rehab

About 40 per cent of Nigerian youths abuse drugs and this affects them and the unborn generation negatively. Getting those addicted to illicit substances out, through treatment and rehabilitation, remains an enormous challenge, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI     Elechi Okpara, 47, a native of Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, sojourned in Italy for four years before getting involved in hard drugs. His persistent abuse of drugs and ‘romance’ with criminal gangs finally resulted in his arrest and detention. The deportation of Okpara was not a surprise. Two years…

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