The bike hailing innovation is not unique to Lagos. The service originated from Southeast Asia, an emerging market that shares many characteristics with Lagos and Nigeria. In this region, bike hailing faces similar regulatory challenges. But things are more progressive.
“It would be good if you knew in advance what people had said about buses before you got on,” Humphrey Wrey thought to himself. He was traveling by bus sometime in 2017 from Bangalore to Hyderabad, a nine-hour journey within India. Impressed that they had a system for customers to rate the service, he had […]
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 […]
Most people think of GIG Mobility as simply a road transport company, but it has over the years been building out as a tech company playing in the transport space.
They’re everywhere, green and hard to miss. You’ve probably used one of their services or perhaps you haven’t. Not just yet. But you’ve heard of them and seen their billboards around town. OPay landed quietly in Nigeria in 2018 as a payments solution but has since gained name recognition with its ubiquitous bike-hailing service. What […]
On Friday, September 27, 2019 we convened our largest townhall yet. Largest, not because it focused on mobility and logistics in Africa, which you’d agree is fast replacing fintech in the pace of growth and innovation in the sector, but also the line up of speakers and programming which moved away from what we’ve done […]