Connect with us
nairametrics
UBA ads

Business News

Bolt launches new platform for “corporate trips”

On-demand transportation platform, Bolt, has launched Bolt for Business which is a new platform for corporate trips.

Published

on

Bolt Taxify

On-demand transportation platform, Bolt, has launched Bolt for Business which is a new platform for corporate trips.

Bolt for Business allows companies of all sizes to manage and pay for corporate trips via a single, easy-to-use portal.

UBA ADS

Speaking on the new product, the Regional Manager for Bolt West Africa, Uche Okafor, said Bolt for Business is an addition to the range of services the on-demand transportation company is already offering.

According to him, the new platform would broaden the positive impact of on-demand transport for businesses, as companies would now be able to democratise access to jobs by removing the ‘own transport required’ condition for employment. They will also have access to a simple service offering for employees and clients.

Bolt launches Bolt for Business

GTBank 728 x 90

According to Okafor, this can done by allocating a monthly budget through the Bolt platform to individual employees, hence ensuring that all employees who travel for business enjoy the benefits of affordable and reliable personal transport without the prohibitive costs associated with vehicle ownership.

What informed Bolt’s latest offering? Bolt launched Bolt for Business after noticing that a growing number of Bolt trips are taken for business purposes during working hours; whether it is commuting to work, rushing to client meetings, or getting to the airport.

Any chance for Bolt for Business to thrive? As noted earlier, the main reason Bolt launched Bolt for Business is due to the increased demand it already gets from corporate bodies and individuals.

Deal book 300 x 250
onebank728 x 90

In view of this, therefore, there is a high tendency that Bolt for Business will be warmly welcomed by Nigerians. It will be particularly welcomed by younger professionals who are just starting out in their careers and do not currently have their own cars. However, the cost rate would have to be reasonable in order to be affordable.

About the company: Initially known as Taxify, Bolt was founded in 2013 by Markus Villig in Estonia. The company has operations in 25 countries and 18 regions, including Nigeria. In March 2019, the company changed its name from Taxify to Bolt.

READ MORE: This Chinese company just got shut down in Lagos; here’s why

app
GTBank 728 x 90

Patricia

Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hospitality & Travel

Passengers can now arrive 90 minutes before departure for domestic flights – FG

Published

on

international passengers, Coronavirus: FG enforces immediate screening of travellers at airports with new directive

The Federal Government has announced the reduction of arrival time for passengers from three hours to one hour and a half before departure for domestic flights.

This was disclosed in a tweet post by the Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, through his Twitter handle on Monday, July 13, 2020.

UBA ADS

The minister said that the decision was arrived at after they have reviewed passenger facilitation at the airport while noting that passengers should check-in online.

In the tweet post, Sirika said, ‘’My colleagues and I have reviewed passenger facilitation at our airports, consequently I am happy to announce that, henceforth travellers are to arrive one hour and half before their departure time for domestic flights. Travellers are advised to check-in online, please.’’

GTBank 728 x 90

 

It can be recalled that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had earlier in June issued flight resumption protocol for both international and local passengers across the country, advising passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their time due to the new COVID-19 safety checks for domestic flight operations and five hours for international flight operations.

onebank728 x 90
Patricia
Continue Reading

Economy & Politics

Seyi Makinde Proposes N3 billion investment plan for water supply

The local governments in Oyo are advised to submit a list of 10 faulty boreholes in the LG. 

Published

on

Seyi Makinde Proposes N3 Billion plan for water supply

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde announced the proposal of a N3 billion investment plan dedicated to water supply in rural and urban areas of the state.

Speaking through the Chairman of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Mr. Najeem Omirinde in Ibadan on Monday, he added that N500 million of the N3 billion would be used for repairing broken and faulty state-owned boreholes.

UBA ADS

All Chairmen of each of the Local Governments in Oyo are advised to submit a list of 10 faulty boreholes in the Local governments.

The Oyo State governor also ordered that all new boreholes must be compliant with solar-powered pumps, to enable their longevity and save costs.

Urging residents to patronize the agency if they need to dig up boreholes for water, citing that it would be cheaper if done through the state agency than with private drilling companies.

GTBank 728 x 90

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed stated last year that Nigeria needs an estimated N36 trillion annually for the next 30 years to solve Nigeria’s infrastructure problem. The investment, although a tiny fraction of what Nigeria needs is a bold step by the Oyo State government.

 

onebank728 x 90
Patricia
Continue Reading

Economy & Politics

FG asks UK court for more time to appeal $9.6 billion arbitration judgement

Malami stated that the Evidence of P&ID’s highly orchestrated scam had only recently come to light. 

Published

on

FG asks UK court for more time to appeal $9.6 billion arbitration judgement

The Federal Government has approached a UK court to appeal for more time to appeal the $9.6 billion arbitration award against it over the breach of contract with Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Ltd.

Nigeria has said that it needs more time to pursue its argument that the 2010 gas supply contract with Process & Industrial Development Ltd was a sham.

UBA ADS

The legal dispute with P&ID is coming against the backdrop of the huge drop in the country’s revenue due to the collapse in oil prices globally. Nigeria had applied to US courts in March seeking for documents from 10 banks which includes Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co, in a bid to prove its corruption allegations.

P&ID, however, has denied any wrongdoing in the whole transaction, arguing that Nigeria missed its opportunity to appeal.

The Nigerian Lawyer, Mark Howard, on Monday, the first morning of a 2-day hearing, said ‘’It is very unusual in a fraud case to discover a single smoking gun. By its very nature, fraud is conducted in secret, which makes it hard to detect and justifies an extension.’

GTBank 728 x 90

READ MORE: The effect of the United States’ Shale Oil on Nigeria?

The legal representatives for Nigeria are seeking another hearing for the judge to decide whether any misconduct has taken place and whether it justifies overturning the contract

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami in a statement said, ‘’Evidence of P&ID’s highly orchestrated scam had only recently come to light.’’

onebank728 x 90

It can be recalled that last year, a UK judge upheld an earlier arbitration award to P&ID, which had accumulated to about $9.6 billion. The arbitration decision was over a failed contract to build a gas processing plant in the Southern city of Calabar.

The Nigerian lawyers disclosed that they have uncovered alleged bribes to government officials and their family members dating back to 2009.

Malami in his court filing on March 24, submitted that ‘’There is good reason to believe that ministers at the highest level were involved in a corrupt scheme to steal money from Nigeria.’’

app
GTBank 728 x 90

 

Patricia
Continue Reading