While sources in the mobility sector say Tuesday’s ban does not affect them, Lagos state officials insist that a ban on ORide, Gokada and all types of motorcycles will continue. On January 27, TechCabal reported the Lagos state government’s ban on Motorcycles and tricycles across 15 local government areas. Motorcycle bans are not new in […]
The Lagos state government has banned Opay, Max Ng and all other motorcycle and Tricycle operators within the state.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]