Uber on Wednesday reported a profit in the second quarter on one-time gains and said its pandemic-stalled ride-hailing business was showing signs of recovering. The San Francisco-based company reported a profit of $1.1 billion. Revenue rose to $3.9 billion in the recently ended quarter, more than double what it took in during the same period…
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an Uber driver, and two other suspected traffickers with different quantities of cocaine at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Mr Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Babafemi said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was…
Ride-hailing giant Uber has said it is readying two new services for the Nigerian market. Uber Connect and Uber Hourly will be available in Nigeria in the "next few months," the company said at the Go Get global consumer event at the event of last month. “We want to bring innovations designed to help people…
Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said "speaking with drivers is important" as the strike called by the drivers enters Day 2. Uber, however, referred to the striking drivers as a "small group". "We are aware of a protest taking place by a small group of e-hailing drivers, resulting in slightly longer waiting times for riders,"…
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
Drivers, under the e-hailing platforms for Uber and Bolt, have disclosed plans to embark on strike action against the ride-hailing services over unfavourable business practices.
Uber on Tuesday said it is granting its UK drivers worker status, with benefits including a minimum wage -- a world first for the US ride-hailing giant. Weeks after a top court ruling that could shake up Britain's wider "gig economy" of 5.5 million people, Uber said its drivers would also get holiday pay and…
Britain's top court on Friday ruled that ride-hailing giant Uber's drivers are entitled to workers' rights, in a judgement with huge implications for the "gig economy".
23 Oct 2020
• 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…
26 Sep 2020
Stiff competition looms in the taxi hailing market as conventional taxi drivers now have a mobile app that provides an alternative for Uber and Bolt users.
23 Sep 2020
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers who attacked one Uber driver, simply identified as Utibe, on September 20, about 11:30p.m. and snatched his Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No LND 448 GH at Abijo GRA area of Ibeju Lekki.
28 Aug 2020
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…