Police arraign dispatch rider for allegedly bolting with $10,000
A dispatch rider, Ayokunle Akinniranye, 47, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s $10,000 (N4.5 million). The defendant
Uber, Bolt drivers threaten strike on Monday
Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators
E-hailing firm assures riders of secure rides, updates app
E-hailing transport firm, Bolt has up-scaled security and safety features on its platform to improve the safety and wellbeing of passengers, riders and drivers during a Bolt trip.
Riders to pay more as Bolt, Uber increase fares
• PEDPA calls for a collective evaluation of price review • Drivers to commence strike Oct 26 Riders seeking e-hailing services from Bolt and Uber would have to pay more, as operators of these services have increased fares due to the operating costs that drivers incur. Uber had reportedly sent out emails to its UberX…
Drivers, passengers get protection cover on Bolt
As part of efforts to protect the lives of passengers and drivers, on-demand transportation platform, Bolt has launched its trip protection plan to provide on-trip insurance for users of the service. With the introduction of Bolt Trip Protection, Bolt riders and drivers across the 11 cities in Nigeria where Bolt is operational are insured against…
'Regulations in e-hailing industry will tackle insecurity, harassment'
As Lagos State Government begins profiling of electronic hailing (e-hailing) drivers, and unionisation in the sector, Professional E-Hailing Drivers and Private-Owners Association (PEDPA), has said the newly-reviewed laws would guarantee the security of drivers and riders and check harassment by officials while on duty. The group, which welcomed the development, also expressed its readiness to…
Drivers, Uber speak on 'unclear' new regulations on ride-hailing services in Lagos
The new regulations for ride-hailing operators in Lagos State are getting no love from the people whose activities they aim to regulate. The regulations will come into effect on August 20; regulations the government said were necessary to reduce security risks, improve safety and curb flagrant flouting of existing traffic laws. "The flagrant…
Uber, Bolt drivers face uncertain future as Lagos begins new regulations
Respite for drivers on e-hailing services will end later in August when Lagos State Government's new regulations for ride-hailing services take effect. Under the new regulations, which were earlier scheduled to take effect in March, third-party operators like Uber and Bolt that have over 1000 drivers on their platforms will pay ₦25 million licencing fee…