BOLT

ecosystem, Features, Mobility, Ridesharing, startups, Technology
25th November 2020

He had picked her up from the motor park, she was coming in from another state.  On getting to her destination her potential host who was supposed to pay the fare was not available. She offered to take him to a hotel and pay in kind.  The Lagos-based Bolt driver narrating this experience told me […]

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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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