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USSD: MTN Snubs Banks, Links 77 Million Subscribers To FINTECH Platforms
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USSD: MTN Snubs Banks, Links 77 Million Subscribers To FINTECH Platforms

MTN customers in Nigeria now have alternative electronic payment platforms to recharge their phones as the mobile network operator on Saturday announced that customers can recharge airtime through payment solutions platforms such as Flutterwave, Jumia Pay, OPay, Kuda, Carbon and BillsnPay for customers to recharge virtually. MTN in a statement on Saturday by its Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, also said customers could recharge airtime by dialing *904# and *606#. This is coming barely 24 hours after commercial banks on Friday disconnected MTN customers from banking channels including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps, leaving millions of MTN subscribers frustrated as they were unable to recharge airtime via USSD amid the Easter celebrati...
They are Not Part of the Lagos Plan- Fashola Declares Support for Lagos Governor’s Ban on Okadas, Tricycles
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They are Not Part of the Lagos Plan- Fashola Declares Support for Lagos Governor’s Ban on Okadas, Tricycles

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has declared his support for Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu's decision to ban Okadas, motorcycles. Fashola who was governor of Lagos state from from May 2007 to May 2015 and had banned Okada riders during his administration, showed his support behind Governor Sanwo-Olu's decision when he spoke at the public lecture organised by the United Action for Change (UAC) in Lagos today Thursday February 6th. “If you care about security, you should back your governor on okada ban. As a centre of excellence, okada cannot be part of the plan. I’ve always held this position. Motorcycle have always been a conduit pipe for the opioid crisis among youths. We must act to eliminate anonymity. I was robbed in my home, in fact on my ...
Opay Risks Ban As Report Finds Them Guilty Of Offering “Crazy Loans”
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Opay Risks Ban As Report Finds Them Guilty Of Offering “Crazy Loans”

A new report by Hidenburg Research has put Opera’s loan apps under scrutiny for allegedly offering predatory loans to its customers in Nigeria, Kenya, and India. The report indicated that Opera is offering predatory loans that come with deceptive descriptions. The research report also points out the outrageously high annual percentage rate (APR) rates (up to 438% in the case of OPesa) as opposed to the maximum annual percentage rate (APR) of about 33% or less the apps claim to offer. If this report is anything to go by, Opay could be violating Google Play Store policies as Google has fought predatory loans for a while, but now it’s taking that fight to its app store. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google recently banned Play Store apps with “deceptive or harmful” personal l...
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Opay, Max.ng May Go As Lagos Decides On Okada, Tricycle Operation

The Lagos State Government is expected to make a declaration today (Tuesday) on commercial motorcycle and tricycle operation in the state. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the state executive council, on Monday, discussed extensively on the “menace” of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles popularly known as Keke Marwa. Daily Trust reports that, in recent times, there has been a resurgence of Okada on the highways by operators of bike services, including Opay, Max.ng, Gokada, among others. It would be recalled that the state police command recently arrested dozens of the operators for allegedly flouting the traffic laws. Speaking at a live interview on TVC News in Lagos, monitored by our correspondent, the governor said a decision had been taken on the me...
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Lagos Impounds Trucks Of ‘Opay’ Motorcycles

Some of the 'Opay' bikes impounded on Monday by the Lagos state govt. At least three trucks of motorcycles belonging to the popular ride-hailing platform, Opay, were impounded on Monday by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Monitoring and Enforcement team, our reporter learnt. The sweeping seizure of the Opay bikes was in line with the move by the state government to sanitize the highways of the Opay riders which have taken over major highways in Lagos. Daily Trust reports that the On-Demand Motorbike Hailing riders including Gokada, Max.ng, among others have been operating in Lagos for the past two years serving as a bespoke alternative for people who want to beat the terrific Lagos traffic. It would be recalled that the state government through a former Permanent Secretar...
Truck crushes ORide motorcycle operator to death
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Truck crushes ORide motorcycle operator to death

Barely 48 hours after a truck belonging to a cement company rammed into a BRT bus killing three and injuring many others in Lagos, another truck conveying cows yesterday crushed an operator of motorbike ride-hailing service, ORide (OPay), to death at Iyana-Itire bus-stop on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway. The ORide operator simply identified as Sikiru was hit from behind and dragged off from his bike by the truck for a few meters on the one-lane service road inward Cele express. The main expressway had been cordoned off from Toyota bus-stop by HiTech Construction, which is rehabilitating the highway. The Guardian gathered that immediately after the accident occurred, the truck driver fled from the scene. Policemen from the Ilasa police station chased after the driver, who drove to a...

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