bike hailing

Ride hailing company, Uber says regulatory concerns will now play a bigger role in its expansion plans across Africa. The company made this known during a recent townhall event held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Apps, Business, Government, News
11th October 2019

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, […]

TechCabal Daily, 872 - Are Bike Hailing Riders Employees or Freelancers?

Okadas have dominated the Lagos transportation landscape for decades. Despite several attempts at proscribing them through legislation, it has, more than the ubiquitous danfo, always represented true ease of movement. Lagos is a city plagued by devilish traffic jams and it is not unusual to hear people saved from missing flights and important meetings by […]


Gokada shuts down for two weeks in bid to reboot operations
Blog, Business, Internet, News, Ridesharing, Technology
14th August 2019

Gokada, the popular bike hailing startup, has stopped all mobility operations for the next two weeks. In a Medium post, CEO Fahim Saleh, announced that the Gokada app will be temporarily disabled and all bikers will be off the road during this period.

Business, Government, long reads, News, Ridesharing, startups, Technology
22nd July 2019

The Lagos State government is planning to introduce a N25 million license for bike hailing startups. With one road transport union mandating bike hailing riders to pay levies, the government license will stop this and allow startups to operate freely within the state.

Some of China’s Most Innovative Companies are now backing Nigeria’s OPay
Business, FinTech, Funding, News, Ridesharing, startups, Technology, Venture Capital
15th July 2019

Nigeria-based OPay has closed a new $50 million funding round, the largest for any Nigerian tech startup so far in 2019. The company will use the new funding to deepen its roots in the Nigerian market for all its digital businesses including ORide and OFood. It also has plans to expand to other African markets.


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