Tuesday, 19th October 2021
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5 Aug
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…
13 Jun
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…
4 May
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…
21 Apr
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,"…
17 Apr
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
13 Apr
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.
17 Mar
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…
19 Feb
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…


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can turn Manchester United's fortunes around as pressure increases on the Norwegian ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford. United are five points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Saturday They are not certain of progressing to the last…
3 hours ago
Three persons have been reportedly trapped while one has been confirmed dead in a fresh building collapse on Monday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Two other persons were rescued from the collapsed two-storey building by residents of the area. Confirming the incident on Tuesday,, the South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management…
3 hours ago
Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…
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Forty-eight emerging leaders from around the world, including Nigeria, Togo and Sierra Leone, join the inaugural 24 fellows to build a network of 72 active fellows working to tackle global drivers of inequality. LAGOS, Nigeria, 19 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- New York – October 19, 2021 – The Ford Foundation has today announced its 2021 Ford…