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 […]
An Uber spokesperson told TechCabal: “The current proposed regulations are inconsistent and unclear. We are working to better understand how they will impact the future of our business and network of driver-partners.”
On Monday, Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, as well as the Federal Capital Territory and Ogun state where Nigeria’s index case was recorded and where movement had been on lockdown since March 30 as part of plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country, reopened for business. Despite saying that the lockdown would gradually ease, […]
There’s a lockdown in three states in Nigeria and the mobility sector is already feeling it.
Uber has suspended operations and in Ibadan, Safeboda is scaling back marketing efforts