Lagos traders, beggars take over pedestrian bridges
On every pedestrian bridge in Lagos State, there are at least two traders and one beggar trying to make their living on the structure...
Meet The Silver Men – Indonesia’s Silver-Painted Beggars
If you saw a silver-painted beggar on the streets, you are likely to be startled but they have become a common sight on the streets of several Indonesian cities. Known as Manusia Silver or “Silver Men,” they are a special type of beggar inspired by the street performers who used metallic paint to transform themselves into…
Dumping of beggars, mentally ill persons in psychiatric facility raises concern
Condemnations have trailed the indiscriminate arrest and dumping together of beggars and mentally ill persons picked from the streets of Enugu State at a psychiatrist facility by the state's Ministry of Gender.
Kano Hisbah arrests 262 beggars in August
The Kano State Hisbah Board said it arrested 262 suspected beggars in August in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.
Revealed: How beggars trick, milk Lagos residents dry
Every day you walk the streets of Lagos or log on to the Internet, you are confronted with requests for money or assistance from total strangers; some beg outright while others try to scam you into parting with your cash..
Centre takes beggars off Lagos streets with training
Poised to facilitate the Lagos State government’s effort at reducing the large number of street beggars, Beady Empowerment Center recently organised a training and mentorship programme for persons living with disabilities. They were trained on shoemaking, watch repair, photography video/audio editing, bead making, hair/nail making, toiletries production, tie and dye, digital marketing and computer appreciation.…
Lagos rescues 51 destitute children, beggars
A recently launched campaign by the Lagos State government tagged ‘Operation Clear Lagos’, constituted to address the menace of street begging, rehabilitate destitute and mentally challenged persons, has rescued 51 persons. The campaign, led by the Rescue Team of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, kicked off at the weekend across the 20 Local…
Police deny arresting beggars in Maiduguri
The Borno State Police Command yesterday denied media reports that its officials arrested some street beggars in Maiduguri.