There is mounting concern over the resurgence of beggars at major roundabouts and strategic locations in Lagos State despite the government’s pledge to evacuate them.
16 Sep 2021
Lagos State Government, through its Ministry of Youth and Social Development, yesterday began ridding the streets of beggars and the destitute.
19 Aug 2021
Lagos State Government, yesterday, said anyone caught using children to beg risked being jailed for 10 years as the state commences onslaught on those engaging in street begging and hawking.
21 Jun 2021
Oyo State Government has explained the reasons it is evacuating beggars, urchins and the destitute to the new facility at Akinyele Resettlement Centre, Ibadan.
22 Apr 2021
On every pedestrian bridge in Lagos State, there are at least two traders and one beggar trying to make their living on the structure...
1 Jul 2020
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…
28 Feb 2020
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...
23 Sep 2019
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.
13 Sep 2019
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.
31 Aug 2019
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.
24 Aug 2019
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..
12 Jul 2018
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.…