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Grab, Uber rival in Asia raising $2.5bn in new financing

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab said Monday it expects to raise $2.5 billion in financing, mostly from China’s Didi Chuxing and Japan’s Softbank, as it strengthens its lead over rival Uber. Didi, China’s ride-hailing leader, and mobile giant SoftBank will invest up to $2.0 billion while $500 million is expected to

Lagos shuts down logistics for Saturday LG election

....Restriction to last for 8 hours Nigeria.  The Government of Lagos State of Nigeria on Sunday announced that it will restrict movement of persons in the state for 6 hours for its local government election, holding on July 22, 2017, from 7 am to 2 pm. The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr.

No-go zones for Uber SA emerge following a driver attack

South Africa: Over 15 pick-up areas across Gauteng territory have been declared no-go zones for picking up and dropping off due to the ongoing clashes between metered-taxi operators and Uber drivers. According to a report in Tuesday’s edition of The Star, the Uber Drivers Movement shared a list of the pick-up points that have

Airports’ lease agreements favour concessionaires – Aviation unions

Two major Nigerian aviation unions, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) And the Nigeria Union Of Pensioners (NUP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) branch have reiterated their opposition to the ongoing process of concessioning four major airports in the country, noting that the concession agreements favour only the concessionaires. The

Amid rising taxi violence, Uber asks SA police for help

... Metered taxi operators unleashing violence and threats against Uber drivers ...Uber partnered with multiple private security to provide security and medical services in emergency situations. Uber has condemned the intimidation against driver-partners and riders at the Gautrain Stations across Gauteng and formally asked the Police Minister and the Minister of Transport to

One killed as NURTW members, FRSC, NSCDC operatives clash in Jigawa

An operative of  Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) shot dead a commercial driver, Hussaini Andaza, and injured a police sergeant working with the Dutse division, in Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa State, on Friday. The incident occurred when members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)

STOWAWAY LOGISTICS

How Nigerian under 15-year old survived 12 hours hidden in a plane’s wheel compartment between Lagos and London Last week Nigerian authorities launched an investigation into claims that a teenager survived 12 hours hidden in the wheel compartment of a plane between Lagos and London. An aviation official told Moov LogisticsNews

How Customs, Rice Farmers will stop smuggling rice into Nigeria

NIGERIA Customs Service and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to stop rice smuggling through land border into the country. President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja. He said even though the importation of rice through

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