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Can Uber’s boat service fix Nigeria’s traffic crisis?

On Friday global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. It was meant to attract commuters seeking to avoid the notorious heavy traffic situation in the populated and congested commercial city. Called the UberBOAT, the waterway service is operated in partnership with local boat operator Texas Connection Ferries and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). Uber said in a statement that “This initiative is aimed at providing commuters with an easy and affordable way to get in and out…

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Ghana makes arrests after deadly attack on police officers

Police in Ghana have made arrests following the deadly attack on some police officers last month by some criminals. At least five police officers carrying out traffic duties were killed in separate instances by armed criminals. A key suspect in one of the killings, Eric Kojo Duah was arrested on Saturday at a town called Atimpoku while escaping to Ghana’s Volta Region. Police declared him wanted days ago with a GH¢10,000 bounty placed on him. Duah was a reportedly in a vehicle when two police officers ordered occupants of a…

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