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…
Beggars in Lagos urged to pick up a vocation, get skilled
Beggars in Lagos State have been advised to drop begging as a vocation and rather take advantage of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act signed into law last year by President Muhammadu Buhari...
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.
Kano State arrests 32 beggars
The Kano State Hisbah Board on Saturday said it arrested 32 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.
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.…
AEPB seeks cooperation of FCT residents to check activities of beggars
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), has urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to collaborate with the Board to check activities of beggars in the area.
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.
Survey: Begging rate on the rise in Ilorin
But the immediate effect of the development on the people is a drastic slump in quantum of almsgiving, a charity endeavour recommended by two prominent religions in the country; Christianity and Islam.