Tag: beggars

tosin adesinaMay 10, 2018

Almajiris will soon overrun Lagos if no action is taken

The Almajiri system that has contributed to the highest rate of out of school children in Northern Nigeria is gradually ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 4, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Beggars are all around us but do you really see them?

Lagos is besieged by beggars There is a slight wrinkle in Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s plans to transform Lagos into mega ...

EzinneOctober 5, 2017

The Thread: “Disgusting” “You insult a man asking for food” | TwitterNG drags @JajaPhD for mistreating a beggar

Remember that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad that had all of Black Twitter (all of America, really) up in arms because ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 8, 2017

Opinion: My encounter with an unusual beggar that left me astonished

by ‘Kunle Adebajo The location was the Ade Ajayi Garden, University of Ibadan. I was enjoying the second round of ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 21, 2017

Opinion: Now that Nigeria is planning to start collecting tax from beggars, what’s next?

by Tony Ogunlowo In an attempt to raise much-needed funds, the Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has come up with ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 24, 2017

Dr Joe Abah: When money finishes, people remain- The challenges of youth unemployment in Nigeria

by Dr Joe Abah   A few days ago, Mr Bisi Ogunwale, a businessman, reported on Twitter how a young ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 17, 2016

Afam Ade-Odiachi: Who will show up for you? [NEW VOICES]

by Afam Ade-Odiachi I walk into The Place, an establishment that seems to be the preferred lunch destination of the ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 12, 2016

No jokes, beggars are on strike in Kaduna state

Beggars in Kaduna state besieged the Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Wednesday, May 12 demanding that Governor ...

Op-Ed EditorMarch 4, 2016

Opinion: Poverty, separatism and a nation of desperate beggars

In any social order, the veracity of pluralism holds in diverse calling. Pluralism is a school of thought that clenches ...

Janeth JSeptember 7, 2015

5 things Senator Shehu Sani has against Gov. El-Rufai

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, said the relationship between him and Governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, ...

Janeth JJuly 12, 2015

Beggars threaten legal action against Kaduna Government

The Physically challenged beggars in Kaduna State has threatened legal action against the state government for alleged defamation of character ...

Janeth JJuly 7, 2015

Governor El-Rufai bans begging and hawking in Kaduna state

The Kaduna state government has announced measures to enhance security in the state after the Tuesday morning explosion in Zaria. ...

March 17, 2014

Perry Brimah: Now that the government steals from unemployed youths

by Perry Brimah Apart from the process of inviting all millions of candidates on the same day, being criminally ludicrous; ...

October 22, 2013

Opinion: Isn’t it high time we changed the begging culture in Nigeria?

by Auwal Anwar Suddenly, a young Igbo girl, probably 20, came to my window and greeted me. She told me ...

September 27, 2013

Lagos deportation: “I have nothing against the Igbos” – Fashola apologizes

by ‘Jola Sotubo Finally reacting to the deportation saga which generated outcry all over the country, Governor Babatunde Fashola of ...

August 7, 2012

Lagos beggars ‘occupy’ LASG Secretariat, protest harassment

by Isi Esene Beggars in Lagos State yesterday expressed their displeasure over the unfair treatment which they are subjected to ...

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