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How I Was Robbed Of My Sight, Possessions During Attack On Apongbon Bridge – Ex Uber Driver Speaks
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How I Was Robbed Of My Sight, Possessions During Attack On Apongbon Bridge – Ex Uber Driver Speaks

Tomi Waziri, a former Uber driver, has told of how he lost his sight. The man in an interview with The PUNCH, narrated his story, explaining that he he lost his sight when he was attacked by robbers. According to him, he was attacked by two armed robbers on the Apongbon Bridge in Lago State while conveying a rider to her destination. Watch his interview below:
YouTuber, Lucille King reveals rude message she received from Uber driver
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YouTuber, Lucille King reveals rude message she received from Uber driver

A content creator on YouTube has taken to Twitter to share a screenshot of the message she received from an Uber driver whose ride she ordered. In the screenshot of the chat shared, the driver had asked where she was going and she told him, "kindly check the map." This didn't go down well with the driver and he told her, "OK then, the map will come and pick you up." Lucille's tweet went viral with over 10k retweets and 43k likes as some took her side and others sided with the driver.
Woman took Uber to her Grandma’s House and Slashed her Throat 22 times
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Woman took Uber to her Grandma’s House and Slashed her Throat 22 times

A woman has been arrested after she slit the throats of her grandma and her grandma’s partner. Harlee Swols, 22, left an Uber driver waiting outside her grandmother’s flat in Enfield, Connecticut, while she went inside to stab 72-year-old Maryrose Riach and James Samuel Bell, 63, multiple times. She told police that she’d been invited to the flat by her grandma in order to pick up some belongings. Swols' presence in her grandmother's house was in violation of a protective order following a domestic incident between her and Bell last month. In the attack on Sunday evening, her grandmother suffered 22 "sharp force injuries" while Bell, her grandmother's boyfriend, received 30 stab wounds. Both of them had had their throats cut, according to the pathologist. When police...
Uber Driver and 2 Traffickers Arrested with Cocaine at Lagos Airport
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Uber Driver and 2 Traffickers Arrested with Cocaine at Lagos Airport

An Uber driver and two other traffickers have been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with different quantities of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the anti-drug agency, Femi Babafemi, said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the SAHCO export shed of MMIA on Tuesday, June 8 when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. When the package was searched, 150grams of cocaine concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered. ''A follow-up operation the following day led to the arrest of Egbo Emmanuel Maduka, in his residence on Wednesday 9th June. Investigations have so far ...
Uber Driver allegedly Killed by Passengers who Ordered a Ride in Ibeju area of Lagos
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Uber Driver allegedly Killed by Passengers who Ordered a Ride in Ibeju area of Lagos

An Uber driver has allegedly been killed by passengers who ordered a ride in Ibeju community of Lagos state. @Josh_IK alleged that these passengers ordered a ride, canceled it and then asked for an offline ride. They then reportedly slit the driver's throat and took his car. Uber Support which has now reacted to the claim, is now seeking for more information on the incident. See Uber Support's tweet below;
How I Lost N400k Davido Sent Me For Dubai Trip To Taxi Driver – Peruzzi
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How I Lost N400k Davido Sent Me For Dubai Trip To Taxi Driver – Peruzzi

The 31-year-old songwriter spoke in an interview with Chude Jideonnwo, TV host, a few days after the release of his debut studio album. In the interview, Peruzzi narrated how Davido asked him to come to Dubai the first time they were going to meet. He added that the ‘Assurance’ crooner requested an account so money could be transferred for him to facilitate his trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Peruzzi said he made a mistake by sending the account number of an Uber driver he patronised as he didn’t have one to himself at the time. According to him, the Uber driver switched off his phone after receiving the flight ticket money and went on the run. “So he just told me I should come to Dubai. Because when he called me I was in the room doing nothing. He asked ‘do you ...
Marlian dismantles uber driver’s car, leaves him a note
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Marlian dismantles uber driver’s car, leaves him a note

A Nigerian Uber driver has shared photos of his car whose body parts were stolen by a marlian and a note left by the culprit indicating he is a marlian. The two side mirrors of his car were stolen, his phone was taken too and a cash of N3500. The marlian insisted he isn't a thief but did it to teach him a lesson for not locking the door of his car properly. Sharing the photos on twitter, the heartbroken Uber driver wrote: “A thief broke into my car today and he left me this message.”
‘I Am The Uber Driver Who Carried Italian Man Infected With Coronavirus’ – Man Confesses
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‘I Am The Uber Driver Who Carried Italian Man Infected With Coronavirus’ – Man Confesses

Yemi claimed to be the Uber driver that transported the Italian man infected with coronavirus A Nigerian man has taken to his Twitter page to reveal that he is the Uber driver who transported the Italian man diagnosed with coronavirus in Lagos. "I had contact with Italian citizen the day before yesterday. Am an uber driver i picked him at airport. We talk,gist and laugh together. We even dine together... My name is olugbenga bodunrin. 08136464040." See his post below:
Lagos Police Command Explain why they are Still Detaining Uber Driver who Drove the man who recently Committed Suicide by Jumping into the Lagoon
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Lagos Police Command Explain why they are Still Detaining Uber Driver who Drove the man who recently Committed Suicide by Jumping into the Lagoon

The Lagos state police command has explained why it is holding in its custody, the Uber driver that carried 22-year-old LASU graduate, Daibo Davies Toju, who jumped into the Lagos lagoon, last week Saturday February 15th. On Friday February 21st, a person who knows the Uber driver, took to Instagram to cry for help, alleging that he was being detained at the police station in Adekunle over the case.   LIB reached out to the public Relations Officer Lagos state Police Command, Bala Elkana,  to ascertain if indeed the Uber driver was in their custody, and if true, why is he being detained. Giving an explanation, Bala said ''Yes he is. we are investigating and there are a lot of questions to be answered. The person making the noise is talking based on what was pus...
Uber Drivers in Lagos to go on Strike on Monday
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Uber Drivers in Lagos to go on Strike on Monday

Some Uber drivers in Nigeria’s commercial capital may go on strike on Monday to protest the recent clampdown by the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Services. Two officials of the VIS told The Guardian earlier in the week that the enforcement of already existing laws guiding the operations of professional drivers in the state began recently. “We are going on strike by Monday,” a driver who gave his name as Michael said on Saturday morning. “VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officers) are disturbing us too much these days.” One of the VIS officials said commercial vehicle drivers and those on Uber and other ride-hailing platforms must be certified by the Lagos Drivers’ Institute before they can operate in the state. Uber drivers, he said, must have hackney permits since they use their vehic...
Man Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Killing Uber Driver in Abuja
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Man Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Killing Uber Driver in Abuja

An FCT high court has sentenced one Obinna Echanu to death by hanging for killing an Uber driver. Obinna and one Everly Nnerun, were arraigned before the court for allegedly conspiring to kill the Uber driver, Edwin Ali, on December 26th, 2016 along the Abuja airport road. Echanu and Nnerun were charged with five counts which include armed robbery, conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and culpable homicide. Delivering judgment on the murder case filed against them by the police, the presiding judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke discharged and acquitted Nnerun for lack of evidence by the prosecutor, which is the Nigerian Police, but convicted Echanu and sentenced him to death by hanging as his counsel failed to prove his innocence before the court.
My Uber Driver Takes A Poop In My House On New Year’s Eve – Gabrielle Union
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My Uber Driver Takes A Poop In My House On New Year’s Eve – Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade decided to be responsible and take an Uber after a night of partying but it ended with the Uber driver taking a poop at their house.   Gabrielle took to Twitter on New Year's Day to relay the night’s events to her fans.   She wrote: 'Trying to be responsible & use UBER & our driver asked to use our bathroom 15-20 min later. Dude dropped a deuce. Im pleased we clearly have a home & available reading material that screams "Come in, get comfortable and drop the kids off at the pool" Welcome to 2020 folks'.   Fans replied praising Gabrielle and Dwayne for their kindness and for finding the funny situation.  
Uber Driver Arrested For Selling Company’s Car To Travel Abroad
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Uber Driver Arrested For Selling Company’s Car To Travel Abroad

An Uber driver, Ademola QUadri, and two others have been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command for raising false alarm on car snatching with the intent to cover up their crime. Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the Lagos state police command in a statement released today Sunday July 7th, said on Monday July 1st, Quadri made a complain at the Igando Police Station, that three armed men snatched his Toyata Corrolla Saloon car with registration no: SMK 732 BR, property of Pinehill Leasing Ltd. The car was leased to him for the purpose of using it for his transportation business. The Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu suspecting something sinister, began investigating the calls Quadri made and text messages he received prior to reporting the theft at the statio...
Ghanaian police search for 2 kidnapped Canadian women, Uber driver arrested
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Ghanaian police search for 2 kidnapped Canadian women, Uber driver arrested

Ghanaian police have begun a search for the two Canadian women announced missing on Thursday. Except for the arrest of their Uber driver, there has been no clue yet, according to reports. Kidnapping is a rarity in Ghana and the Kumasi abduction at a golf club, appears to be a big embarrassment for the authorities, more so as it was the second incident in the country’s largest city, after Accra, the capital. In April, an Indian was reportedly abducted by an armed gang demanding a cash ransom. He was swiftly rescued by police. The Canadians, Bailen Chitty, 19 years and Lauren Patricia Catherine, 20 years are charity volunteers . They were taken on Tuesday evening, David Eklu, the assistant commissioner of police said in a statement. “Police Command is investigating a complaint of...
“A Lady Said I Was Sexually Harassing Her Because I Wore Short” – Uber Driver
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“A Lady Said I Was Sexually Harassing Her Because I Wore Short” – Uber Driver

A Nigerian Uber Driver shares one of his escapade with a lady who said he was sexually harassing her because he was wearing a short. Gistvic Reports. The Man said the Uber hustle comes with a lot of insults. Uber Driver wrote: "This Uber hustle comes with a lot of insults. I picked a lady up today and she complained about the fact that I was wearing shorts (in my own car oh) she said it’s sexual harassment and she will report me to Uber. I honestly don’t think it’s a big deal if am wear shorts."
Man Attempting To Steal Uber Car Arrested in Lagos
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Man Attempting To Steal Uber Car Arrested in Lagos

A man who was attempting to steal the car of an Uber driver, has been arrested by the police in the Maroko axis of Lagos state. The robber was identified as Ogundoju Olalekan.   A statement from the state police command’s spokesperson, Chike Oti, says the Anti crime patrol team of Maroko Police Station in Lagos state led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, were on crime prevention patrol when they came across one Ogadinma Ikeagu, crying for help. He narrated that his Toyota Corolla saloon car, had just been snatched by two passengers he picked at the African Shrine. The DPO took the driver in his patrol vehicle and they drove in the same direction taken by the thieves while escaping with the car. Fortunately for the distressed Uber Driver, the Police tea...
Twitter User Narrates Her Encounter With A Nice Uber Driver
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Twitter User Narrates Her Encounter With A Nice Uber Driver

A young lady has narrated an interesting encounter she had a with a nice Uber driver. @is_salsu's story stands out because most stories about Nigerian drivers shared on social media are usually unfavourable. But her experience with this Uber driver was so good that she gave him a 4.5 star rating. She also offered him a tip which he refused. She was so touched by his actions that she concluded that there are "nice Uber drivers" See her post below,
Lagos Uber Driver Calls Out Duncan Mighty Over Unpaid Bills
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Lagos Uber Driver Calls Out Duncan Mighty Over Unpaid Bills

A Uber driver has called out Duncan Mighty over unpaid bills. According to Victor Ogbogu, he took Duncan to the airport two weeks ago when he picked him up at Admiralty way, Lekki. But on getting there. Duncan allegedly told Victor to send him his account details as he was in a rush and couldn't pay. Long story short, two weeks after., Duncan is yet to pay him, hence the call out.
Nigerian Designer Narrates How An Uber Driver Almost Kidnapped And Threatened To Stab Her Mom
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Nigerian Designer Narrates How An Uber Driver Almost Kidnapped And Threatened To Stab Her Mom

Nigerian Fashion designer, Tolu Bally has shared the story of how an Uber Driver almost succeeded in kidnapping her mother. The designer revealed that she requested for an Uber for her mom. The driver picked her at Tolu’s apartment in Lekki and drop off was at Mainland. During the trip, Tolu’s mom realized that the driver was taking a different route and called her daughter. Tolu demanded to speak with the driver who claimed that he took the route because of traffic. Speaking with BroadwayTV, Tolu said; “I spoke to the Uber guy and he said he wants to go through the 4th roundabout to avoid traffic which doesn’t make sense seeing as there was no traffic . I asked him to bring my mum back home and he hung up the phone. My mum called back, screaming that the guy isn’t listening ...
Nigerian Lady Recounts Her Amazing Experience With A Female Uber Driver In Lagos
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Nigerian Lady Recounts Her Amazing Experience With A Female Uber Driver In Lagos

A pretty Nigerian lady has recounted her experience with a female Uber driver, and it really a fascinating story. The lady was really amazed at the level of professionalism exhibited by the female Uber driver and even revealed that she returned some properties to her which she forgot in the car. Here’s what she wrote; This lady next to me, is just amazing, so while I had to rush from yaba to Ikeja, yesterday, as our guest from the US had just landed at the airport, and my car was doing school runs, so I had to take an uber @ubernigeria @uber . As I heard it was a female voice I was intrigued. The best ride so far on uber, she not only took a fastest route, and got me to our Adeniyi Jones branch, on record time, due to the rush to get to our August visitors, I forgot my laptop, ...
Robbers Arrested For Using Girlfriend To Snatch Uber Car
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Robbers Arrested For Using Girlfriend To Snatch Uber Car

A 27-year-old man identified as Collins Okafor, has been arrested for allegedly conniving with his friends to snatch an Uber driver’s car. Okafor was arrested along with Ibrahim Tijani (31), Sadiq Oyenuga (34), Ayoage Agoke (25) and John Okpe (26). The police are, however, hunting another suspect, Michael and his girlfriend, Joy, who are both at large. Michael was alleged to have led the gang in snatching the car. According to the police, Joy booked the Uber taxi online, after which she and other gang members snatched the car at gunpoint in Lekki, Lagos. Okafor, also an Uber driver, who masterminded the operation, said: “The car I drive was given to me by someone. One day the owner threatened to collect his car because I defaulted in payment. In order to remain in business, I c...
American Lawyer Gives 5 Star To Nigerian Uber Driver For Returning His Missing $700
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American Lawyer Gives 5 Star To Nigerian Uber Driver For Returning His Missing $700

American Lawyer writes about his experience with a Nigerian Uber driver who returned his missing $700. The lawyer Rogelio Garcia took to twitter to share images of his lost money and that of the Uber driver with caption:  '@LawyerRogelio Lose $700 plus money clip in UBER this morning. I am running late for my nephew to file for the US representative spot District 29. I locate Uber 7 hrs later. Immigrant from Nigeria (Uber driver) returns my lost money. Who says we need to exclude immigrants?'
Uber Drivers Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Female Clients At Night
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Uber Drivers Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Female Clients At Night

The Lagos State police command has arrested two Uber drivers who specialised in robbing women of their valuables at gunpoint. The drivers, Fosta Rufus, 30, and Franklin Jogbodo, according to the Special Anti Robbery squad boss, Mohammed Sanusi, picked up their targets around Lekki, Ajah and Victoria Island areas of Lagos. This is the second of such arrest of Uber drivers in Lagos. It was gathered that the suspects were accused of robbing their victims of valuables such as jewelry, expensive phones and cash, and their victims are mainly ladies who go out at night. Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said the suspects sometimes would follow their victims to an ATM machine from where they would force them to withdraw ca...
Here’s The Full Story Of The Lady An Uber Driver Allegedly Attempted To Forcefully Have Sexual Relationship With
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Here’s The Full Story Of The Lady An Uber Driver Allegedly Attempted To Forcefully Have Sexual Relationship With

A woman named Ann on Thursday put an Uber Driver on blast after he attempted to forcefully have sexual relations with her when she entered his taxi. She has narrated the full details of her shocking experience as another lady confirmed the randy behaviour of the said driver. She wrote; "Hi my name is jossyann, a dance artist and a student of university of Lagos. I have been using uber for 2years now and I have never had such a devastating experience before. My initial story was a summary, here is the full version. On the 28 of June 2017, I started a trip with Mr Oluwatobi (an uber driver) at 7:57pm at Isolo; my initial destination was Gbagada, but I changed my trip to Omole phase 1 which was ok by the driver. My battery was low so I sat in front to charge my phone. I noticed the driv...
Ex-Gilrfriend Of The Uber Driver That Married A Nigerian Lady Makes Revelations
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Ex-Gilrfriend Of The Uber Driver That Married A Nigerian Lady Makes Revelations

We all know the story of the Nigerian Lady that married the love of her life, an Uber Driver...Well, it turns out the man might not be all what he seems afterall. The Uber driver had an ex that he was two timing on when he was dating his present wife. Allegedly, he dumped the ex when she lost her job and couldn't take care of his needs anymore leading him to move on to the bigger fish, his current wife. Aggrieved ex is spilling the 'well-cooked beans' on social media.
Boarding A Taxi In Lagos? Read This
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Boarding A Taxi In Lagos? Read This

Boarding taxis in Lagos may come with mixed feelings. There are 2 different types of taxis in the Lagos metropolis, the government controlled through the NURTW which are mostly in yellow and black stripes and the private owned types, these are mostly in good conditions and their approach to customers are quite impressive unlike the yellow cab where 85% of the drivers are mostly old men who are in their 50s or 60s. Boarding a taxi may require some extra tips for newbies or those who have been used to the system, as the adage says, Life is a teacher, the more we live, the more we learn. The following tips may help you in making a right decision. 1. Negotiate your price before you board the taxi Nothing gets these guys more mad than when you refuse to give the their correct fare, a lady w...
Photos Of The Men Who Killed An Uber Driver In Lagos
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Photos Of The Men Who Killed An Uber Driver In Lagos

Osaro Egbomrewen and Michael Eyeoekpe, were yesterday paraded before newsmen in connection with the death of an Uber driver ,Innevosa Emmanuel, who was strangled to death at the Ogba area of the state recently. The deceased had responded to their call for a taxi and was taking them to their destination at Oke-Ira in Ogba, when they suddenly asked for a diversion to Oremeji street where they strangled him to death, dumped his body in front of a church and went away with his Kia vehicle. The suspects and one other person at large were in the process of selling off the vehicle when they were arrested in Benin city, Edo state.
Uber Driver Strangled To Death In Lagos
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Uber Driver Strangled To Death In Lagos

The Lagos state police command have arrested two men, Osaro Egbomrewen and Michael Eyeoekpe, in connection with the death of an Uber driver , Innevosa Emmanuel, who was strangled to death at the Ogba area of the state recently. Parading the suspects before newsmen today, the state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects had posed as passengers and ordered for a taxi using the Uber application. The deceased had arrived their location in Ikeja and was instructed to take them to their destination at Ogba, Oke-Ira. During their trip, the suspects and one other who is currently at large, suddenly ordered the driver to make a U-turn and take them to Oremeji Street, Obawole area of Ogba, where he was strangled with a belt and his KIA RIO salon car marked KTU 594DM vehicle w...
Passenger Caught On Tape Threatening To Falsely Accuse Uber Driver Of Rape
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Passenger Caught On Tape Threatening To Falsely Accuse Uber Driver Of Rape

A female passenger got more than she bargained for when she threatened to falsely accuse an Uber driver of rape after he failed to provide her with a car charger for her phone. The Uber driver was saved from what might have resulted into a messy legal battle after a dashboard camera recorded the female passenger making the threat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diUB7MAb-EY
Female Uber Driver Spotted In Lagos Discharging Her Duty Happily
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Female Uber Driver Spotted In Lagos Discharging Her Duty Happily

This pretty lady is an Uber driver and a proud one at that. She was pictured in an elated mood after being spotted in Lagos while doing her thing. The lady who is making waves in a male dominated hustle is trending online after her photos were shared on twitter...  
Uber Driver Flees With His Employer’s Car In Abuja
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Uber Driver Flees With His Employer’s Car In Abuja

A driver identified as George Olorunmaiye has allegedly ran away with his employer's car in Abuja. A report also revealed that the said man is a Uber driver working in the FCT...Any information about his whereabouts should be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
See The Text Message An Uber Nigeria Driver Sent A Rider Because He Cancelled His Trip
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See The Text Message An Uber Nigeria Driver Sent A Rider Because He Cancelled His Trip

Nigerian Twitter user @Chxta aired his unpleasant experience with an Uber driver on Twitter – the gentleman was forced to cancel a trip after the Uber driver delayed, according to him. Cheta ended up paying N500 for canceling and got this text message from the Uber Nigeria driver. Uber Nigeria later reached out to Cheta, offered an apology and promised to take appropriate action. Other Nigerians too, could relate, as they called out the taxi company on Twitter and were responded to too accordingly. Below:

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