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|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 6:19pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Nice one... Local man is heading home, Friday is another day
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by izzou(m): 6:23pm On Nov 13, 2019|
I hope say no be our Mondeo you drive go watch match
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by izzou(m): 6:24pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Heading to where?
Go and work
Your target should be 150 trips this week
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 6:40pm On Nov 13, 2019|
U won't understand, since 12 my body have been doing me like go home, but I have to meet mid week target
The 150 trips is for bolt drivers, not taxify drivers
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by tojahh(m): 6:42pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Mr. Man.... Go back to work, you've been challenged, its 150 trip a week or nothing.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by tojahh(m): 6:43pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Help me tell Chillex make he give me make I use this December na. Baba just lock my side up
Baba dey on 140 until 3MB motor still stand, no wavering no sakamaje
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Nobody: 7:14pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Perkins1:Yeah, aside the fact that it takes a community to raise a child, there are some type of behavior I can never condone around me. I cautioned these kids a couple of times and asked them to strap themselves. But they always remove it after a few minutes and start serious play fighting all over again. Slapping each other, pulling the hair of the house help in the front sit. I couldn't help it any more, it got so bad that I had to pull over and threaten to flog the hell out of them if they continue. Sensing that I meant it, they became calm. That was when some calm was restored in my car. I picked them from Bowen School in Lekki and if their parents happen to read this, shame on you. Your kids lack basic training.
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|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 7:31pm On Nov 13, 2019|
ajoks533:But i no understand the ban O
Them wan turn everywhere to Maitama & central area?
Even Asokoro wey join aso villa keke dey operate na
Why ban keke in gwarinpa & apo?
Because all these keke riders will now be jobless
Meaning higher chances of crime rate
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Nobody: 7:37pm On Nov 13, 2019|
hefelove:Nah, can't just sit back and watch kids deliberately behave like imbeciles in such a terrible manner. Tell me to shut up? Lol. I would have driven them back to their school and make sure their parents come there to meet us before I let go of them.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 7:39pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Cooladex:Some hot sun do affect AC cooling level even when d AC is not faulty, i think it is part of d reason some people dey tint their car. Again ur gas maybe low
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 7:39pm On Nov 13, 2019|
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|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ofime123(m): 7:42pm On Nov 13, 2019|
adsmaster:this is exactly what I want to say this fare is very poor in USA.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by oblozzolawrence: 7:49pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Rubbiish:Dis country na total joke...yhu ban keke....did yhu find an alternative job for dem to do...? NO.
how yhu want dem to take feed dier family, how yhu want dem to take survive....and one idiot jus wake up in d morning say make dem do law say any hate speech na death by hanging.....such a country
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|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 7:57pm On Nov 13, 2019|
We are Always praying and doing the wrong thing
Heard they will shut down uber in abuja from monday because of d issue they have with amac
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by oblozzolawrence: 8:06pm On Nov 13, 2019|
I didn't hear any such news abt shutting down uber in abuja ooo
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by peeps4u: 8:27pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Could be making $4/5k to $6k in a month. Not a bad income, provided there are no much expenses
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by clemils1: 8:54pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Guys can anyone profer a solution to me. The AC of my matrix 05 is not cooling enough.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 9:13pm On Nov 13, 2019|
local man can not can... Just got home, traffic from airport to ogba, its like blowing trip of 2500 away, I'm in sefia pain right now
That 150 trips is for Bolt drivers
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 9:14pm On Nov 13, 2019|
How is it doing?
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 9:26pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Easy boss, I grew up beating kids, like real beating, most times I'll beat and lock dem in different rooms, from cry deh will pass to sleep. Wicked uncle I guess but deh still love me tough. Lately I don't even have time or energy to spank kids, the world is changing, parents r busy, bills have to be paid, not like those days mothers are meant to stay at home. Even Sundays dat use to b a day for rest and family is no longer serving its purpose (church to meetings). I was in ur shoes on Sunday, dis once are even matching d sit, I have to act like the big uncle, engage dem in chat and they focus on what I was saying till will got to destination. Me be lyk, ha! Thank God, make una sha come down... We just have to manage dem, d only difference here is that 13 yrs is already a step to husband house.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by clemils1: 9:27pm On Nov 13, 2019|
pope191:it doesn't cool properly during the day... And most times you get to feel the coolness when you place your hand on the vent, it doesn't circulate in the car
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 9:35pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Remove d fitter and check d cooling
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Algorithimz: 9:59pm On Nov 13, 2019|
I suppose u mean "Dowen College"
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Nobody: 10:00pm On Nov 13, 2019|
One indigenous petrol station for Oniru few minutes drive from Hotel Tropicana, chief yesufu Abiodun, sold audio fuel to me this afternoon.
2000 naira worth of petrol reach iyana oworo con enter reserve. Which kind orijo be this?
The 3k fuel i bought at Total Mobolaji Bank Anthony way yesterday returned 13,700 naira and na hin i take start trip this morning before i top am .
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Cooladex(m): 10:04pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Rubbiish:Thanks bro. Drove it to my a.c. technician and d guy said it's rejecting gas, apparently d gas is okay , checking out d compressor tomorrow
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Cooladex(m): 10:15pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Same story same car o
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ajoks533: 10:19pm On Nov 13, 2019|
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 10:22pm On Nov 13, 2019|
ajoks533:Uber is having issues with amac
Is on d news if u re in abuja
There is a fee they need to pay, bolt has paid theirs, but uber want to shift d payment to drivers
So drivers are resolving to boycott uber till they address it
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ajoks533: 10:25pm On Nov 13, 2019|
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Why we went on strike, Abuja Uber drivers
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Controversy trails Uber drivers' operations at Abuja airport
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A few days after Uber, an American worldwide online transportation network company, lost the right to classify its drivers as self-employed in the UK, its drivers in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, have commenced a strike action over commission fees and other logistics.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Uber drivers were no longer comfortable with the 25 percent commission collected by the online transport network.
John Ide, a driver of the network in Abuja, said the drivers no longer record profit as a result of high cost of fuel and the low fares Uber charged riders.
He explained that Uber charged N3000 for airport rides when other drivers charged N5000. This has made demand for airport trips to rise but profits to dwindle for the drivers who have to pay N750 commission (25 percent) to Uber (parent company) and N200 airport charge, leaving a meagre N2,050 from a trip.
He said, “initially for every trip we made to the airport, we received an incentive of N3,000. But now, all these incentives are no longer taken into consideration. We’ve sent our complaints via email to the company, which they are yet to give a response.
“Mostly, what we want is for them to cut down the commission fee they collect. In South Africa and Switzerland, Uber collects only 15 per cent commission from drivers, but here in Abuja, it is 25 per cent, which is difficult for the drivers to meet up.”
On the issue of rider’s identification and sensitization, another driver, Peter Edeh, recounted how his vehicle was nearly stolen by thieves masquerading as riders. He stressed the need for thorough identity check of riders and their locations, so as not to put the drivers in harm’s way.
Mr. Edeh suggested that proper sensitization of riders via sms or email should be done on the maximum time allowed for a driver to wait for a rider.
“Pick up and airport fees should be increased at least so that we drivers can meet up. Also, riders should put up their pictures and legal documents before being allowed a ride so as to certify the legitimacy of the rider”, he suggested.
HOW UBER WORKS
The Uber mobile “app” allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request, which the software programme then automatically sends to the Uber driver nearest to the consumer, alerting the driver to the location of the customer.
Uber drivers use their own personal cars. As at August, the service was available in 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide. The Uber app automatically calculates the fare and transfers the payment to the driver.
Since Uber’s launch, several other companies have replicated its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as “Uberification”.
The legality of Uber has been challenged by governments and taxi companies, who allege that its use of drivers who are not licensed to drive taxicabs is unsafe and illegal; some taxi driver unions have called Uber drivers “pirate taxis”.
Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage”, a UK employment court ruled in a landmark case, which could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy.
The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from all of its 40,000 drivers in the UK, who are currently not entitled to holiday pay, pensions or other workers’ rights. Uber immediately said it would appeal against the ruling.
The Uber ruling could force a rethink of the gig economy business model, where companies use apps and the internet to match customers with workers. The firms do not employ the workers, but take commission from their earnings, and many have become huge global enterprises.
Uber now operates around the world, with the company valued at more than £50 billion.
Uber was launched in Africa in 2012, beginning with Johannesburg before quickly expanding to Cape Town and Durban; followed by a launch in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014.
Unlike their counterparts in Abuja, some Uber drivers in Lagos appear comfortable with the current pricing template
“Uber drivers here in Lagos are going about their daily activities. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing like Uber drivers’ strike here in Lagos yet”, he said.
Other Uber drivers in Abuja took to the social media with the hashtag #UberAbujaStrike to lay their complaints and make their suggestions.
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Rubbiish(m): 10:27pm On Nov 13, 2019|
clemils1:U press d circulation button?
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ajoks533: 10:32pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Even with the low rates? Na wa ooo
|Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ajoks533: 10:45pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Controversy trails Uber drivers’ operations at Abuja airport.
The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers.
Uber drivers have been harassed continuously by the task force of resident car hire services at the NAIA for operating “illegally”. Uber, the U.S. based global taxi service, is not officially registered with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Abuja.
“The task force impounds the cars and hands over the drivers to the Police who fine the driver the sum of N25,000 against the charge of picking passengers illegally from the airport,” a Uber driver, Temitope Ayoola, told PREMIUM TIMES.
“They told us that we are illegal and that we are not expected to come and pick up any passenger or carry out our operations at the airport.
“It has been on for sometimes so we just manoeuvre our way to pick up our passengers but in the last two months or let me say early July it became something else as they started arresting my colleagues.
“The issue is that they are doing it in connivance with the police. They would hold our cars and also hand the driver over to the police standing on the grounds that according to FAAN (Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria) if we are not making money for them we cannot work at the airport,” Mr. Ayoola said.
Aside not being registered with FAAN, Saka Abdulahi, a task force official of one of the car hire services, Airport Car Hire Association (ACHAN) told PREMIUM TIMES that they impound the cars and arrest Uber drivers because “they are depriving them of customers”.
According to him, there are two official car hire services, VIKO Nigeria Car hire and ACHAN, whose members pay N65,000 to FAAN annually: N40,000 as a concession fee, N20,000 for gate access and N5000 for form.
“We are more than 1000 registered car hire drivers and as a result, we carry passengers from the airport twice a week each. A ride is N5,000 naira and from that money, we will have to buy fuel and meet other expenses within the airport including car hire tickets and remittance for the annual due,” he said.
Mr. Abdulahi alleged that Uber drivers park within the airport premises waiting for requests from customers and that they carry out car hire operations at the airport up to four times a day.
A leader of one of the groups of Uber drivers, who pleaded anonymity for fear of victimisation, said the controversy had been on since late last year but that it got serious in June.
He admitted that after interactions with FAAN authorities in Abuja, the agency indicated its willingness to let Uber operate at the airport.
“Before now there was this wrong belief or wrong view that FAAN didn’t want Uber drivers to operate. The issue we are facing right now is with Uber,” he said.
“Uber claims they are just an application, which consumers download to request, the drivers download and put their cars, and the Internet merges both of them.
“We’ve been in touch with the top people here in Abuja and I know what their position is. The position and the problem now is to get Uber down to the airport to do the needful. We’ve been trying to get Uber (to do this). All FAAN wants is, ‘tell what you do, how you do it, how you make your money and then how you also intend to make money for us.’ It is not like FAAN is requesting that they pay a particular sum.
“FAAN is saying come for dialogue; everything in business is negotiable. Whatever comes to the table, we know how we would negotiate and share. That’s what they are all asking for.”
On the issue of depriving the other car hire services some of their dues, he said: “We take about a minimum of half a million from these people daily. How do we you expect them to remit to FAAN? This is affecting FAAN’s revenue one way or the other whether we like it or not but they are given a level playing ground.
“This is an open market where anyone can come and compete, there’s no monopoly; that we have ascertained with them,” he said.
Speaking on the controversy, the Acting General Manager Public Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said she was not aware of the situation at the airport.
“Although I’ve not heard about this, but I am not sure they have the right to harass the Uber drivers whether registered or not because every passenger has the right to go back home by whatever means they desire and most times these passengers prefer Uber drivers to the other taxi drivers.
“Indeed Uber drivers are not registered with FAAN yet; but the truth is, if as a passenger, I prefer to go with Uber, I should be allowed to do so without being harassed.
“We are concerned about the safety of our passengers and so we encourage car-hire operators to register with FAAN so as to have their records and make it easy for us to trace in case anything goes south.”
She promised to speak with the commercial department concerning the issue and expressed hope that they would come out with a policy to ensure the problem is resolved and that passengers always go with registered taxis for their own safety.
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