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…
Taxi drivers get App to compete with Uber, Bolt
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.
Police arrest two car snatchers for stabbing Uber driver
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.
'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…
E-hailing drivers plan to dump Uber, Bolt over unfavourable business practices
Drivers, under the e-hailing platforms for Uber and Bolt, have disclosed plans to dump the ride-hailing services over unfavourable business practice.
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…
Court tells Uber, Lyft to classify drivers as employees
A California court has given Uber and Lyft until the middle of next week to reclassify drivers as employees in compliance with a new state law.
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…
Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts
Twitter said Saturday that hackers "manipulated" some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack, including those of Joe Biden
Uber cuts 3,700 jobs amid pandemic slump
Uber said Wednesday it was cutting 3,700 jobs amid a huge slump in its ride-hailing operations during the pandemic.