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 […]
There’s an ongoing shakedown in Lagos’ bike-hailing industry. While many believe that it’s all about the money, the unions have a different explanation.
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 […]
The Lagos State government is planning to introduce a N25 million license for bike hailing startups. With one road transport union mandating bike hailing riders to pay levies, the government license will stop this and allow startups to operate freely within the state.