At the Yaba bus stop in Lagos, eager merchants are sweeping and spreading out their day’s wares. The bustle is swelling. Eager motorcyclists are calling out to hurried pedestrians from a makeshift bike park when I notice an ORide motorcyclist zigzagging towards the park slowly. He wrestles his motorcycle with a disheveled man who is […]
Ugandan motorcycle-hailing company SafeBoda will commence operations in January 2020 in Nigeria, months after speculation trailed its initial proposed launch in May, a company official told TechCabal. Founded in 2015, SafeBoda’s proposed launch in Nigeria was first signalled by its hiring of former Andela Community Manager, Babajide Duroshola, as its Country Manager. SafeBoda will definitively […]
There’s an ongoing shakedown in Lagos’ bike-hailing industry. While many believe that it’s all about the money, the unions have a different explanation.
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. At over six feet, Chinedu Azodoh is towering adjacent a ‘TEDxYaba’ signage. He is the last speaker at the 2018 independently organised TED event in Lagos’ foremost technology cluster. A few […]
After months of bickering, bike-hailing companies have finally reached an agreement with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), two of the biggest road transport unions in Nigeria. According to sources privy to the discussions, riders affiliated with these startups will buy a ₦500 ($1.38) daily […]
Uber launched a boat service in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, as the global transport company continues its expansion plans in Africa’s largest economy. The boat service will now undergo a two-week pilot phase, Uber officials said at a press conference on Friday. The launch of the service comes months after Global Head of Business Development, […]