Prostitute sues Uber driver for failing to pay N6,000 ‘service charges’

A 28-year-old Uber driver, Sunday Omale, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate E. Kubeinje of an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly refusing to pay a commercial sex worker. Omale, who resides at Alhaja Elesin Street, Ogudu, is facing assault occasioning bodily harm after having three rounds of sex with one Precious Mustapha. The accused was alleged to have refused paying her N6,000, being her service charge. The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 29 at Ogudu area of…

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Drunk man hit with $1,635 Uber bill after 300-mile trip

A drunk Uber user was hit with a $1,635 bill after falling asleep and embarking on a 300-mile journey across three states.   Kenny Bachman made the trip after a night out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia.   He decided to get the Uber to take him back to where he was staying, near West Virginia University’s campus, and once inside the vehicle, he quickly passed out. But he woke up two hours later to find the driver was instead taking him to his home – in Gloucester County,…

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‘Uber committed to women empowerment’

Technology company, Uber, said it remains committed to its target of economically empowering no fewer than one million women across the world by 2020. Towards achieving this auspicious goal, Uber, according to a statement, recently hosted a selection of female driver-partners, professionals and entrepreneurs to an event in Lagos. The event tagged ‘Uber For Her’ was held in conjunction with She Leads Africa (SLA) with over 100 women in attendance, showcased the myriad of opportunities available for women within the Uber ecosystem. SLA is an organisation run by African women…

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‘267,000 riders use Uber app in Nigeria’

  The recently- appointed General Manager for Uber in West Africa, Lola Kassim, has disclosed that In Nigeria, Uber has 267, 000 riders, who actively utilise the app and 7,000 driver-partners. In Ghana, there are 140,000 active riders and 3000 drivers signed up to use the app, indicating Nigeria is far ahead in terms of the use of Uber service. Kassim stated these at media interaction session in Lagos, where she reiterated the commitment of the company to creating economic opportunities for Nigerians through technology. At the interaction, she revealed…

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Uber, Visa ease payment options for African consumers

Information Technology solutions service provider; Uber and global payment processing company, Visa have entered into a multi-year strategic agreement that aims to grow digital commerce across Africa. The partnership, according to a statement, leverages both technology platforms to encourage the use of electronic payments among consumers across the continent. Under the agreement, Visa will work with its financial institution partners to set up their debit and credit portfolios for e-Commerce. The companies said the pact will enable faster adoption of digital payments in the region, new revenue streams for banks…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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Opponents to challenge Turkey ‘Yes’ vote

  Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will challenge the country’s referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned the legitimacy of the close result, citing irregularities in the electoral process. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for an executive presidency succeeded with just over 51% of the vote. The win was met with both celebrations and protests across Turkey. The CHP is refusing to accept the “Yes” victory and is demanding a recount of 60% of the votes,…

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Just let Godwin Obaseki be

Edo people escaped the invading and importuning clutches of severe misrule and diabolic maladministration by the whiskers when the spirits of the ancestors and the provisions of the law booted out the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to usher in good governance under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. PDP had been in power for 10 excruciating years and had bled the soul of the heartbeat state dry, looted the exchequer, and done enough damage to undo the exemplary works of the late Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia. Again, the desire for good governance and…

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Edo guber: Obaseki floors Ize-Iyamu

PDP to appeal judgement   It was victory song for members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday as the state Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin, the state capital, affirmed Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the winner and duly elected governor in the September 28, 2016 governorship polls held in the state. The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for lack of merit. The petition was filed on October 19, 2016 to challenge the…

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