What you want to know as Lagos plans to implement regulation on Uber, Bolt (Taxify), others

World wide, most digital platforms current a tough puzzle for regulators, particularly easy methods to incorporate them into current laws, however typically, regulators eventually catch up. Some consultants world wide simply level to digital firms like Uber or Bolt (Taxify) as examples…

Lagos Okada Ban: A coverage professional walks us by some burning questions

Final week, the town of Lagos was rocked by the announcement from the workplace of the commissioner for transport, that efficient February  2020, all types of business bikes (okada) and tricycles (keke) which included platforms like Max, ORide, and Gokada…

Lagos State to implement ban on Gokada, MAX.ng, and ORide from February 2020

Following weeks of hypothesis and months of tussles between ride-hailing platforms and regulatory authorities, the Lagos State Authorities has formally introduced the ban of all types of bikes and tricycles in main components of Lagos State. Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos…

Why Africa must give attention to expertise for labour and infrastructure on this decade

At a latest town hall meeting with the President of Yale College, Peter Salovey, hosted by Techpoint, many individuals complained about Nigeria’s lack of insurance policies  specializing in the Nigerian expertise ecosystem. Sadly, this drawback extends to most international locations in Africa. That…

Lagos state plans to watch its waterways with over 5,000 drones

The Lagos State authorities just lately revealed that it has obtained over 5,000 drones to watch the waterways in addition to search and rescue operations in a bid to guard the lives and property of its passengers. With a day by…

How sub-Saharan Africa misplaced $2.16 billion to Web censorship

All over the world, many countries undertake a extra acutely aware stance the place the rights to privateness and entry to data are involved. Principally motivated by the facility of the Web to provoke unprecedented change over a brief time…

How increased Right of Way charges could raise data and voice call tariffs

14 state governments have reportedly decided to increase the Right of Way (RoW) charges levied on telecoms to lay optic fibre along state roads by 1000%. And this is coming barely four days after the minister of Communication and Digital…

Nigerian House of Reps to consider a bill to mandate the installation of CCTV cameras nationwide

In a bid to keep in check the insecurity situations in Nigeria, the House of Representative is taking into consideration a bill to direct the federal and state governments to install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the country. This…

If passed into law, Nigeria’s Finance Bill will exempt small and early-stage startups from paying taxes

Learning to navigate the Nigerian business terrain is a necessity for every startup. Regardless of the industry, the ability to scale regulatory hurdles and avoid industry-specific bottlenecks could be the difference between success and failure. As a result, there have been calls on…

FIRS gets another Chairman, what will be the destiny of Fowler’s arrangement to charge VAT on online buys?

Following the expiration of his 4-year tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler has been replaced by Muhammad Nami, a seasoned tax consultant and head of the FIRS’ new board of directors. Fowler was appointed…

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