How To Survive The Rain

They say it’s summer time but all we are experiencing in these parts is rain, rain, and more rain. The last thing anyone needs right now is for rain to ruin the season, so, here are seven tips on how to survive the rains

Don’t ever forget to close your windows. One of the worst things that can happen to anyone in this season is stepping out of the house, then when the rain begins, you remember that you didn’t close your windows. Many have slept in nature-made waterbeds just because they didn’t pay attention to this tip.

Plan your outfits in advance. This is the season in which your cloths can take up to one week before they get dried up because the rains can help you decide that you haven’t rinsed them enough. You would do well to do your laundry in advance this season.

Never go out without an umbrella. Even if the sun is shining bright and making you sweat, don’t make the mistake of stepping out without taking an umbrella along with you because in 2 secs, your story can be changed by sudden downpour.

Rubber shoes all the way. Now is not the time to wear shoes that are made of cotton or other materials that are very prone to water if you don’t want your footwear to turn into a sponge.

Dress for the cold. As much as possible, ensure you step out with a coat, jacket or sweater in hand. Now is the time to wear thicker fabrics and protect yourself from the cold.

Eat Healthy. You need to pay more attention to your diet during the rains. Avoid street food as much as possible and also keep away from raw vegetables. Maintain a nutritional diet that includes cooked vegetables, fruits, herbal tea. Now is not the time to fall ill.

Don’t go out if you don’t have to. This is the most important tip of all, and thanks to VTPASS, you can make all your payments from the comfort and warmth of your home. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com to buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, pay electricity bills, buy waec registration pin/result checker pin, or buy insurance… it’s as easy as Login, Select, and Pay!

Our Trade Partners Are Earning 250,000 Monthly

VTpass is cutting soap o. Due to the VTpass Increase Your Earning Webinar training we recently deployed, our trade partners are now earning as much as N250,000 extra income monthly. That’s how much you’re missing out on if you missed the training. The Trade Partner webinar was aimed at achieving capacity development for VTpass users, to help you take advantage and not only spend, but also earn on the VTpass platform.

This is the maiden edition of the training and it attracted over 6000 of our terminal agents across the country, grouped into sessions that were spread out. We know that 2020 has changed the way people work and more people are now going online to look for what to do to make more money for themselves instead of being full-time employees, and this is one of the issues the webinar sought to address.

It was an amazing interactive atmosphere from start to finish, with attendees teeming with questions that were all attended to, and some really exciting feedback was received by our team as we took polls which sparked engagement among attendees.

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Watch Euro 2020 (2021) On Startimes

Nothing probably underlines the peculiarity of the times we are in other than the fact that we are about to experience the Euro 2020 in 2021.

It’s been a year where ‘normal’ was redefined, and the only thing that would probably have been more shocking would be Arsenal winning the Champions League…

Well, here’s a cool fact for you, you can watch the Euro 2020 showing from 11 June – 11 July on Startimes across its five Sports Channels in HD picture format.

To catch all the action starting tomorrow live via ST World Football HD, Sports Premium, ST Sports Focus, ST Sports Arena and ST Sports Life, renew your TV subscription and pay your electricity bills to keep the lights on.

Settle Your DSTV Payment With VTPASS

There’s a whole world of seamless transactions you can make with the VTpass app, and settling your DSTV payment is one of them.

As official payments partner for Multichoice, VTpass helps to facilitate easy payment for your DSTV decoders and it’s as easy as click, pay, go!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download/log in to the VTpass app or website.
  2. Select ‘Pay TV Subscription’
  3. Click on ‘DSTV Subscription’
  4. Select Bouquet, enter DSTV smartcard number, put in your phone number, email address, amount and press ‘continue’
  5. Confirm transaction details, choose payment method and you’re done in these 5 easy steps!

Here’s one more reason you should use VTpass. When you are having re-connection issues, we will help you send a mail to DSTV after which you get reconnected within the next hour. We’re customer-centric like that! Download the VTpass app or visit www.vtpass.com to make your payments now!

Bitcoin: Navigating The Dip

Bitcoin, launched in 2009 by a person or group of people operating under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, and fast adopted by what has become a worldwide army of enthusiasts, currently has user dashboards looking like the silhouette challenge filter.

HOW BITCOIN WORKS

Bitcoin is a digital currency which has no ties to any bank or government. Bitcoins are basically lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they are transferred from one owner to the next.

The coins are created by users who “mine” them by lending computing power to verify other users’ transactions and they receive Bitcoins in exchange. The coins however have monetary value as they can be bought and sold on exchanges with U.S. dollars and other currencies.

Since coming to light, cryptocurrency has been widely hailed as everybody’s “inroad” to financial independence, and though some businesses receive Bitcoin for payment and a number of financial institutions allow it in their clients’ portfolios, overall mainstream acceptance is still limited.

Leading cryptos Bitcoin and Ethereum have endured a turbulent time over the past week as share prices dropped by 37.10% and 42.23% respectively. The market crash follows a decision by Tesla to no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its vehicles, as announced by the car company’s CEO Elon Musk.

More recently also, China banned financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions and warned investors against speculative cryptocurrency trading.

WHAT TO DO?

  1. Don’t Panic. The most important thing you need to have in order to make the decision whether you are going to buy the dip, see the dip out or get out while you can, is your head. We are not telling you to not be afraid of losing your money, but, be sure you’re not just making an emotional decision.
  2. Assess and Evaluate. From a place of calm, make research, keep abreast of news and developments regarding cryptocurrency. It’s not the first time in recent times that the market is being hit. Just in February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) banned Nigerian banks from dealing in all forms of cryptocurrencies, then Tesla, now China, and there have been conversations surrounding India.
  3. Make a Decision. When you assess the situation and what it means for the future and are about to make a decision, you will be making an informed decision and have an action plan that reflects your current view on the potential risks and opportunities of cryptocurrencies.

The plunge in cryptocurrency markets may have you unsettled, but remember, this is not the first time the market is dipping.

Easy Ways To Contact VTPASS Support

When we say that we are committed to delivering seamless transactions, we are not joking, and that’s why VTPASS Support is here.

We understand that naturally, it’s quite hard to trust someone else with your hard-earned money, which is worse for us because as Nigerians, we naturally have trust issues, and rightly so, that’s why we are giving you four different channels through which you can contact us whenever you are experiencing any challenge with your transactions.

  • The Live Chat

The Live Chat feature gives you instant access to our 24/7 support centre just by clicking on “help” and “start live chat” from the VTPASS Mobile App or by logging on to www.vtpass.com and clicking on “online – chat with us” at the bottom right. That’s it, instant access in just a few clicks

  • Call Support

Just in case you’re the kind of customer who prefers to hear the voice on the other end of the screen, or you have an urgent need, our helpline is always available to give you 24-hour dedicated support. That’s right, getting that issue resolved is as simple as dialing 08138752358 now!

  • Social Media

We know that you probably spend a lot of your time on Social Media, and because we want to be like you when we grow up, we have decided to spend a lot of time on Social Media likewise. You can get your issues resolved by sending a DM to us via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook just like that. You should engage with us while you’re at it because we always love to hear from you, and that’s the truth!

  • Email

Yes, if you’d rather send us an official mail, we are here for you. You can send a mail to support@vtpass.com now and we’ll help you resolve any issue you have, even if it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with our platform because at VTPASS, we believe in going the extra mile for you.

Searching for seamless transactions? Simply download the app or log on to www.vtpass.com to buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, or pay electricity bills now!

Bitcoin in Nigeria: After the Ban

Recently, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) banned Nigerian banks from dealing in all forms of cryptocurrencies; including bitcoin.

Why was Bitcoin banned?

The Central Bank of Nigeria citeduse of digital currency for laundering and terrorism‘ as the chief reason for banning cryptocurrencies. This comes shortly after several bulls run in the price of bitcoin, gaining over 300% price increase from 2020.

Starting earlier on the month of February 2021, Nigerian banks and other financial institutions were authorized by CBN to cease crypto transactions or face a penalty.

Away from the financial powerhouses, experts have analyzed how bitcoin ban in Nigeria would impact local traders.

The Nigerian cryptocurrency market

Looking back at statistics, Quartz Nigeria placed Nigeria as the second-largest bitcoin market in the world after the United States. Stears Business reported in February 2021 that over $200 million worth of crypto is traded from Nigeria monthly. That’s a huge market to consider!

The bitcoin ban in Nigeria simply means that it would be difficult to directly convert the Naira to bitcoin, or trade bitcoin for items.

However, it does not stop at that.

The CBN regulation immediately affected many fintech establishments in Nigeria dealing with virtual accounts. Providus bank took a special hit, having to halt all virtual accounts following the order. VTpass had to temporarily deactivate all virtual accounts and recently reactivated all accounts with new virtual account numbers.

Conversations following the ban continue to float all over the internet. But what is the solution? What is the way forward for Nigerians looking to continue crypto trading amidst the ban?

Here’s our researched take:

  1. Consider Peer-to-Peer Trading: Pending when the ban would be lifted, the most viable solution to buy crypto at the moment would be P2P trading. This is buying privately from a trusted source (a friend, a local agency, etc.) as trading involving bank transfers would be impossible.
  2. Create a Domiciliary account: Well, since there are no restrictions on domiciliary accounts, you can open one, convert Naira and Dollars, and trade cryptos through that account.

Cryptocurrencies trading may have been banned in Nigeria, that doesn’t mean the digital currencies are done for. The future of cryptos for the African market remains bright against all odds.

7 Unique Valentine Activities for Couples: 2021

Our team put together a brilliant video just for you!

Another valentine is just around the corner and as usual, couples feel that knowing pressure of making it extra-special. Something about trying to out-do the previous year’s valentine keeps couples from truly doing what really matters.

But valentine doesn’t have to be a Big-Bang, dazzling event that drains the bank account. While spoiling each other with expensive gifts and treats are still fanciful, spending quality time is all that counts.

And no, we are not talking about the cliché restaurant outings alone; here are 7 unique valentine activities you can try this year:

unique valentine activities

1. Give each other a massage

You know that feeling of lying in bed and having some strong or soft fingers work out the knots in your shoulders and feet? Yeah! Why not relinquish that this valentine?

You can give your partner a sweet massage for 30 minutes or so, with oils and soft background music. Then lay back, close your eyes and let them do the same to you.

2. Take a long bath together in a tub

When you and your partner at that level of your relationship, bathing together might not sound unique. But here is something to spice things up.

Place candles or spotlights at attractive places around the bathtub, get a bowl of strawberries, a tray of chocolate, and a chilled bottle of champaign; all at arms’ length. Have a long, hot, tub bath together, while munching on sweets and champaign.

unique valentine activities

3. Have a romantic movie marathon

We gave an example of a movie marathon in a previous post. Since this year’s valentine falls on a Sunday, it makes for a great escape from reality and into the entertainment of tons of movies.

Be sure to have popcorn, drinks, and each other during this marathon; and make time for desserts and in-house lunch or dinner between movies.

4. Play a game together

When was the last time you two played a game just for two? It might be something classic as a Ludo or Whot, or something deeper like a Truth or Dare game.

If both of you are outdoor champs, this might be the perfect day to race each other to a stadium, play snooker, table tennis, or go swimming.

unique valentine activities

5. Try a new kitchen special

Cooking together is always perfect for Valentine. However, instead of making what you already know, why not try something new and special for both of you?

The internet is overflowing with exciting dishes for valentine from every part of the world. Set today to try that special Thai cuisine or French salad; as far as the ingredients are within reach.

6. Drive around town

You don’t have to have a destination in mind. Just gas up the car, hop in and drive! If you are in Lagos, check out places to visit.

There is that fun of plying roads you both have never plied before, getting lost in a city and finding your way back. Yeah!

Good thing is, you can always crash into a new restaurant or park to eat or catch fun, then zoom off again. Luckily, Google Map now makes drive-around safe and superfun.

7. Work together on a new craft or art

Creative couples with busy-hands may want to create something together this day; whatever it is. From making a photo-scrapbook to splash painting, sketching each other, or even making a toy.

Anything at all.

Poetry is yet another art. Have you ever wondered what you’d write your partner if given a pen and 24 hours of thinking? Why not game each other with this one and have each person submit their poem to the other, at the end of the day.

Valentine is always a great day for couples to embrace the company of each other, especially with uninterrupted services.

That is where VTpass comes into play. No need running helter-skelter trying to pay bills to light-up the special day. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com to buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, or pay electricity bills . . . it’s as easy as Login, Select, and Pay!

Happy Valentine. Enjoy!

All-Movies Saturday: DStv M-Net movies to keep you in-doors

Ever had an all-movies Saturday experience? Well, try it this Saturday with DStv M-Net movies!

A lot of movies going down this Saturday on DStv M Movies channels, and making choices on what to watch can be a little overwhelming.

Luckily for you, we’ve selected a mix of our favorites movies to look out for on DStv Channels 104, 106, 107, and 108. Check out our exciting list below!

Movies when the morning is still chill

movies Saturday

The Meg

You can’t enjoy an all-movies Saturday if you don’t start in the morning. And by that, we mean 12 AM in the morning! Not even joking . . .

Get started with a deep-sea horror movie in The Meg where star-actor Jason Statham battles a sea monster. Showing 12:50 AM on M2 Channel 106.

First Kill

If you are not comfortable watching Shark kills early on Saturday morning, no problems, DStv got you with First Kill at 1 AM on M4 Channel 108.

Bruce Willis stars in this action-packed thriller, breaking all odds to find his son kidnapped by bank robbers.

The Perfect Match

We understand ladies might not be into waking up early just to see some action stunts. So we filed in The Perfect Match just for you.

Discover what it takes to make a playboy love again on M3 CHANNEL 107 at 1:50 AM.

Interrogation

If crime movies are your thing, you gonna love Interrogation showing 3:30 AM on M3 channel 107.

WWE stars, Adam Copeland and C.J. Perry take on a terrorist mastermind in this thriller; raising against time to save a city.

The Other Guy

A good laugh around 2:45 AM wouldn’t wake the neighbors. We promise you that! So get ready to laugh out loud when The Other Guys comes on. Showing on M4 channel 108 by 2:45 AM.

What do you expect of two clowns turned mismatched police officers trying to investigate a funny case?

Movies when the sun comes up

Return to Chrismas Creek

When you’re done dozing and snugging a cup of coffee in hand, settle in for Return to Chrismas Creek.

In this romantic-comedy, a young woman with no holiday spirit finds excitement again – after facing an old family dispute. Showing at 6:50 AM on M1 channel 104.

Megamind

Mix the fun with a bit of superhero animation in Megamind around 10:07 AM on M2 channel 106.

Find out what keeps a villain busy after doing all the evil he can think of. Not all supervillains stay ‘vile’ after all.

Movies when lunch is served

Godzilla

By 12:50 PM on M2 channel 106, raise adrenaline to 1000% with the visually spectacular update of the Godzilla classic.

A fascinating tale of romance, bravery, action, and giant monsters? Yeeeaah! Bring in the popcorn!

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Hmmm, that feeling you get when the award-winning animation; Madagascar is about to come on. Madagascar 3 this time around!

Follow the crazy adventure of our famous lion, hippotamus, zebra, giraffe, and four hilarious penguins in this exciting show of comical genius. Showing at 1:30 PM on M1 channel 104.

Mortal Engines

Post-apocalyptic adventure of Peter Jackson in a world where mobile cities consume each other to survive. A trio of outcasts gets entangled in a deadly conspiracy.

Mortal Engines is pulse-rasing perfect for 3:00 PM on M1 channel 106; just when we know you would be ready to give up on the all-movies Saturday. Not yet!

Movies for winding down into the night

movies Saturday

Playing with Fire

What better way to relax in the evening than with a comedy?

Want to see John Cena and some firefighters babysitting a kid? Playing with Fire would knock you out with laughter; don’t say we didn’t warn you! Showing 6:23 PM on M1 channel 104.

The Beautician and the Beast

No, it’s not Beauty and the princely Beast. It’s a brilliant cosmetologist digging it out with a hard dictator in a movie that promises to make you cry and laugh.

The Beautician and the Beast, showing at 8:00 PM on M3 107.

Out of Sight

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney led an all-star cast in this nerve-rattling thriller.

Watch as all-hell-let-loose when two super-skilled prisoners break out and kidnap a US Marshall. Geeeez! Can’t wait for this one at 10:30 AM on M2 channel 106.

Catwoman

Finally, here we are! End the all-movies Saturday night with the popular superhero movies: Catwoman. Showing on M3 107 at 11:30 AM.

Beautiful Hallie Berry shows off her skill of crime and deception in this comic book-based thriller.

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