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Some Nigerian users of Bolt, the private taxi ride-hailing service, have been raising some alarm.  From Monday evening through Tuesday morning, suggestions that Bolt drivers were aiding the Nigeria Police in capturing protesters surfaced on Twitter, becoming a top trend.  The anxiety has been amplified by the ongoing protests against SARS – the Special Anti-Robbery […]

Nigerian bus-hailing company, Plentywaka says it has completed over 190,000 trips by more than 40,000 riders in its first year. The startup which launched in Lagos in September 2019 is a subsidiary of Crowdyvest Holdings, the parent company of agriculture investment platform, Farmcrowdy. Its Android and iOS apps allow riders book seats and schedule their […]

As I take my seat in this silver-coloured Toyota Corolla on Wednesday morning and settle into a conversation with its driver, I realise from a quick scan of the dashboard that it is not a new car.  Which means by August 20 – if the new Lagos e-hailing licensing regime takes off – it will […]



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