Champions League Resumes 7th August, Finally

When major football leagues (EPL, La Liga, Seria A, and Bundesliga) resumed; fans got their tint of hope of possible Champions league resumption. Although the date of resumption was announced by UEFA 3 months ago, the feeling of ‘it’s finally here!’ can’t be really shaken off.

After a five-months hiatus due to the global pandemic, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League resume August 7th, 2020 in order to play out the pending matches of this troubled season. 

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However, things would take a different shape. UEFA set out two mini competitions to solved the puzzle of travelling amidst the pandemic. Uncompleted round of 16 matches would be played out in host stadiums on 7th and 8th of August. Then from 12th August, all roads lead to Lisbon, Portugal where quarter-final matches would be played in knockout form. Oops, no home and away.

Here’s a timeline of UEFA Champions League activities:

  • 7-8 August: Round of 16-second legs (host home stadiums)
  • 12-15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
  • 18-19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)
  • 23 August: Final (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon)

So put on your soccer shoes, yank out the popcorn and enjoy. Major round of 16 ties includes:

  • Barcelona vs Napoli: It was honors when this two first met in a 1-1 draw at Naples. The Spanish giants would be at home advantage when they host Napoli at the Camp Nau
  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Current Spanish champions fell at home to City in the firs encounter. They face an uphill task coming back against Gurdiola’s men at the Etihad.
  • Juventus vs Lyon: Lyon leads 1-0 in this encounter. The men from Turin would be better prepared to host their opponent who play away this time around.
  • Bayern vs Chelsea: This is perhaps the center of attention. With Chelsea trailing 3-0 from the first leg; it’s looking bleak for the Blues when they finally face Bayern in Germany.

It’s really juicy as it sounds, we can’t wait! You can latch unto the action by subscribing your GOtv, DStv, or Startimes now. Don’t be told of what’s going down. And when you’re not watching football, relax into the drama of the on-going Big Brother Naija Season 5!

VTpass always got you covered.

Have You Tried The New VTpass Website?

Innovation never stops at VTpass, neither does growth. That said, we are launching a new website in the coming weeks and want you to be a part of it!

Why asking for your recommendation? You might ask. Very simple! At VTpass, inputs of our customers are valuable to us at launches like this. We exist to serve and satisfy your demands, so why leave you out of the picture when redesigning your reliable platform?

So take this as an invitation to take a look at the new VTpass website. Let us know your thoughts, recommendations, or suggestions via comments on our social media handles and this blog post. Be rest assured that your opinion really counts!

Here’s a look at how we’ve upgraded the website:

Outstanding User Experience

The new website is designed for better user experience. We included modern UX trends as well as internal innovation pent up from years of studying how visitors relate to our website. Compare with the old VTpass website, the difference is clear.

Upgraded Mobile Version

Awesome web experience, more awesome mobile version.

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Twice as easy to navigate

Our developers took pain to ensure that the website feels like silk. We simplified all navigation technicalities; ironed out every grey area; broke content into the simplest forms to make navigation really easy. We dare say, even a kid can find his way around it! Haha!

More ways to resolve issues

That’s right. With our new Self-Resolution tool, you now have 4 ways to reach support and get help (Call, Live-chat, support email, and Self-Resolution). Don’t forget you can equally reach VTpass support via our social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) as well as here on our blog.

Seamless transactions as before

Seamless transactions are our promise to you and seamless transactions you would get! Enjoy a faster payment process, prompt service delivery, and zero glitches. Convenience has never been easier.

So go ahead, log on to classic.vtpass.com to check out our new website. You can equally carry out transactions successfully or perform any other actions.

Thank you for partaking in our journey; we are launching soon. Enjoy!

Barka De Sallah to You!

Barka de sallah, people!

What?

Who says you can’t celebrate seasons like this with customers over a blog post? Certainly, not VTpass. We get in the mood when you are in the mood! Simple as that.

Talking about moods, even though rams, goats, and cow sellers recorded low sales this year as compared to other years’ seasons; Nigerians still have the merriment vibe in them to celebrate. It’s all for the best.

Moments like this are when we ought to forget certain difficulties of life and celebrate with friends and family. That’s where VTpass comes in.

With convenient payment solutions that we offer, catch the best TV entertainment when you can renew DStv, GOtv, or StarTimes subscription. Top-up airtime and data to communicate with those that matter. Pay electricity bills to keep the lights on.

Celebrations don’t get better than this!

Happy Eid-el Kabir from all of us at VTpass.

Barka de Sallah!

Changes in StarTimes Bouquets Prices From August 1st

StarTimes announced weeks ago of bouquets’ price changes. Subscription prices of four (4) bouquets would change starting from August 1st, 2020.

According to Viki Liu, StarTimes brand and marketing manager; this measure was taken as a result of the effect of naira depreciation affecting all businesses in the country. Below are the affected bouquets and their new prices;

Bouquet

Current Price

New Price on August 1

 

 

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

DTT-BASIC

120

450

1300

160

600

1700

DTT-CLASSIC

240

900

1900

320

1200

2500

DTH-SMART

180

600

1900

200

700

2200

DTH-SUPER

360

1300

3800

400

1500

4200

Channels available on stated bouquets have equally been updated for your enjoyment. Close to 80 channels now available on StarTimes Basic and close to 100 available on Classic bouquet.

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To this effect, VTpass would be equally be implementing these StarTimes price changes on our platform from August 1st, 2020. Prices for Basic, Super, Smart, and Classic would reflect new amounts. However, subscription prices of other packages would remain the same.

Thank you for choosing VTpass.

Good to know: Change in Dstv and GOtv packages.

4 Ways VTpass Can Help You Avoid Banking Halls

Banking halls these days can be tiring. Even before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, crowds in banking halls can simply put you off.

Nowadays, with a huge necessity to avoid crowded places; one needs to find alternatives to carryout most bank-related transactions without risking health and safety.

Here are a few ways VTpass can help you complete bank transactions while staying safe:

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1. Pay Bills Online, Conveniently

Nothing feels better than being able to lay in bed, curl your toes and pay bills easily using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Our high traffic website: www.vtpass.com can be accessed on any platform and you can perform transactions in three easy steps; Login > Select > Pay!

VTpass has a wide range of options and our lists of services keep growing! You can:

  • Transfer money to any Nigerian bank, no matter the amount.
  • Buy airtime or data instantly: MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile
  • Internet payment: Smile airtime, Smile data, etc.
  • Pay electricity bills whether prepaid or postpaid. Get meter token delivered to you instantly: IKEDC, IBEDC, EKEDC, AEDC, KEDCO, JED, PHED, KAEDCO, etc.
  • Renew TV subscriptions and get reconnected immediately : DStv, GOtv, StarTimes, etc.
  • Buy top-notch insurance covers from leading insurance companies in Nigeria: Third-party motor insurance, Health insurance, Personal accident insurance, Home insurance, etc.
  • Pay education bills such as WAEC Registration PIN, WAEC Checker PIN, etc.
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2. Free Mobile App for Transactions

Enjoy the easy bill payment experience better when you download the VTpass mobile app from Google PlayStore. The app is optimized to work on any android devices.

With its lightweight, speed, and easy-navigation features, you can complete transactions anywhere, anytime by simply tapping few buttons.

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3. Free VTpass Wallet

Technology makes life easier every day and so does VTpass. With VTpass auto-wallet, you can store funds for bills payment all in one place. It gives you a lot of benefits:

  • Separate funds for settling important bills from other funds by simply transferring your bills-funds to your VTpass wallet.
  • No need to input card details every time you wish to make payment. Just tap and pay.
  • Funds transferred to your wallet is 100% safe.
  • You are in total control of your money!

Read more: How to activate VTpass auto-wallet.

VTpass.com- Bill payment platform
VTpass.com- Bill payment platform

4. VTpass agents

Not a fan of online transactions? Why not visit a VTpass agent near you to carry out transactions. These are basically moms, shop-owners, students, etc partnering with us to serve you locally.

Payment is truly at your convenience with VTpass, no need to rush or queue in banks. Just visit www.vtpass.com! Innovation never stops here. We remain committed to making payment for everyday services easy and stress-free!

Meet the Housemates of BBNaija Season 5

The show we’ve all been waiting for is here! And with it, the men and women set to entertain us for the next 90 days. The new BBNaija season 5 housemates finally revealed!

In this year’s edition themed “Lockdown”, 20 contestants would be competing for a whooping N85 million. So sit back, relax, and meet the housemates of BBNaija season 5:

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Neo

Emuobonuvie Akpofure is a 26-year-old ride-hailing app driver from Delta state. He describes himself as smart and fun bringing a lot of good vibes, cruise, and entertainment to the house. He claims his biggest achievement is winning N500,000 at a talent competition.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Brighto

Ezekiel Bright Osemudiame, 29-year-old, is a sailor from Edo state. He speaks Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Edo languages fluently. He’s a lover of swimming, traveling, and adventure. His biggest achievement was when he got a scholarship to study abroad plus his third engineering license.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Lucy

30-year-old Lucy Essien says she lights up every room she enters. She is an entrepreneur who believes in fairytales, loves good food, and likes her space.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Nengi

Rebecca Hampson is a formal model turned entrepreneur. At 22-year-old, she is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt. Haven made it to top 5 in MBGN competition, she wants people to look past her beauty.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Praise

Praise Nelson 28-year-old is a dance instructor and a male erotic dancer. He was a winner at the 2015 K Pop World Festival in South Korea. He is also a fitness trainer and certified Latin ballroom expert.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Vee

Born and raised in London, Victoria Adeyele AKA Vee, is a 23-year old beauty who loves music. In an early discussion with a housemate, she revealed she decided not to study at a university because she wanted to focus on music.

bbnaija season 5 housemates

Eric

Eric Akhigbe, a final year student at the University of Lagos is a fitness instructor. He loves competitive sports and derives pleasure from completing tasks.

Laycon

Olamilekan Agbeleshe AKA Laycon is a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Lagos. The 26-year old is equally a rapper and singer currently signed to Fierce Nation record label. His greatest achievement is ‘Fierce’ that has been in MTV Base Top 10 charts for 10 months.

Ka3na

Kate Jones is a single mom of a beautiful daughter who claims her aim in the house is to promote her brand, not to look for love. She dreams to be famous and to own the biggest fashion brand in the world.

TrickyTee

Timmy Sinclair is a 35-year-old creative artist from Bayelsa state. He considers himself a storyteller who uses the medium of film and music to express himself. He claims he will be causing a lot of trouble with his outspokenness.

Dorothy

This one is hot! 24-year-old Dorathy Bachor started trending on Twitter the moment she graced the screen. She is an entrepreneur whose greatest achievement is SHOPFORME, a big procurement company in Nigeria.

Ozo

Ozoemena Chukwu is a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Imo state. The guy is handsome with his biceps, height, and light skin tone. His biggest achievement is working in UEFA Federation for Europe.

Tolanibaj

Tolani Shobajo AKA Tolanibaj is a media personality who is in the house for the money. A proud Marlian, the 27-year-old says she is the life of the party and she loves to cook.

Lilo

Boluwatife Aderogba is a goal-driven lady who likes to be in charge. At 23 years old, she is a Lagos-based dietitian. She doesn’t like people been all up in her business. Her biggest achievement is starting her brand.

Kiddwaya

This guy whose full name is Terseer Kiddwaya, hates spiders. He says his confidence is often mistaken for arrogance. Hailing from Benue state, he is self-employed and hopes to bring a lot of fun into the house.

Wathoni

Her full name is Florence Wathoni Anyansi and she is half Kenyan, half Nigerian. She speaks and writes in Swahili perfectly. The 29-year-old single mom is a fashion entrepreneur who owns a parenting blog. She loves music and is in the house to gain fans and to find love.

Kaisha

Aisha Umaru Kaisha is the only northerner in the house. She hails from Sokoto state and owns a skincare business. At 25 years old, she describes herself as a hardworking lady who gets along with people. She loves to sing and dance.

Tochi

Tochukwu Okechukwu is 28 rapper and a real estate agent from Imo state. He is a lover of entertainment and promises to bring a lot of fun and drama to the house. His biggest achievement is his independency.

Erica

A graduate of MET film school, London, Ngozi Nlewedim Erica is an actress and a commercial model. She also says she is bringing a lot of good vibes to the house. What more do we expect from the model who loves to dance in front of the mirror alone?

Prince

Nelson Enwerem by name, the 24-year-old Prince is a native of Abia state. He is into interior decoration, fashion designing, and modeling. He has promised to show us some dance moves at Friday night parties; we can’t wait to see that!

There you have it. Now you know all bbnaija season 5 housemates.

Subscribe your GOtv or DStv to watch these housemates flex their muscles. And nope, you can’t see the action in the dark! Pay electricity bills conveniently from your home! Keep your favorite housemate in the house by voting for them; top-up airtime now!

Visit our blog more often for entertaining content like this! Download the VTpass mobile app.

5 Things to Expect from BBNaija 2020 Season 5

It’s been all hot. Real hot; since MultiChoice announced in June that the 5th season of the Big Brother Naija (bbnaija) reality TV show premieres on July 19th, 2020.

Pulses have risen, eyes raised, hands robbing together as millions of fans wonder what to expect from this year’s edition.

If you’re like us standing at the door trying to peck inside? Don’t flex a muscle! We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 things to expect from this year’s BBNaija reality TV show, Season 5:

bbnaija 2020

1. Bigger Prize Money

When the show organizers claimed that this year’s prize money was going to be bigger, they weren’t joking. A whopping N85 million awaits the King or Queen who conquers the house. N85 million!

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes an N30m cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost; a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

By far, this is the biggest prize for a TV reality show in Africa. Imagine what you could do with all those goodies!

bbnaija 2020

2. COVID-19 safety measures

The organizers mentioned earlier that they would be taking precautions to keep the housemates safe and coronavirus-free in season five of the show.

We shouldn’t be surprised to see health workers in the house performing health screenings or frequently disinfecting the house in the course of the show. This should be fun.

However, we wouldn’t see any live audience at the Sunday eviction show or external visitors like celebrities or BBNaija Ninjas in the house this year. Ouch.

Carefully tested measures have been put in place to ensure minimal contact with outsiders once the housemates enter the house.

bbnaija 2020

3. Dramatic relationship, intense friendship zoning

Oh-my-god relationships, wow friendships, hahaha fights; these are the little things that keep us glued to the show.

We have seen several relationships in previous seasons and some definitely led to marriage. Teddy A and BamBam got married last year and gave us our Big Brother Naija baby.

Yeah, we know some relationships didn’t end so well, but it’s always exciting witnessing the build-up process. Season 5 wouldn’t be any different!

4. More fun games, unpredictable twists

BBNaija without the mind twists is definitely not BBNaija. Last year, just when the housemates thought that they have seen more than enough, Big Brother brought in five more housemates in just one week. The introduction of Venita, Elozonam, Enkay, Joe, and Cindy definitely spiced things up.

What about the Ultimate Veto Power given to housemates to nominate other housemates for possible eviction?

When it comes to games, BBNaija sure got it. Perhaps Betway or Guinness Nigeria would put together one of those games that always leads to drama and exciting conversations thereafter.

It’s never down to the basics, Biggie always seems to have more tricks under his sleeves.

bbnaija 2020

5. Nerve-pulling Diary sessions

Big Brother is never complete without the fun of the diary room where housemates go to pour out their hearts to Big Brother. Yikes! A lot of things are revealed in that room.

Every season, there are always housemates we refer to them as the Kings and Queens of the Diary room. We always look forward to their sessions.

Omoshola in 2019 (PepperDem) was definitely a King of the Diary room. His sessions were hilarious, exciting, and interesting to watch. He didn’t care if he was using pidgin English and English at the same time or how funny what he said could sound, he just had to say his mind.

Surely, contestants coming into the house this season understands what the diary room means and would be hoping to make the most of it. More entertainment for us! The rule is simple: “say your mind”.

Bonus – A Possible Crossdresser?

This one almost broke the internet, so we decided to make it a bonus. A Nigerian crossdresser known as Jay Boogie took to his Instagram account to ask for a social media account manager as he was going into the house.

For real? Some people affirmed this information was true, others claimed they were lies. Well, we would leave it at that and see what the house brings.

Catch the drama with VTpass

There is just so much fun to expect that you can’t afford to miss.

Subscribe your GOtv or DStv to catch all the drama and intrigue live. Don’t forget to top-up mobile data! Hot stuff and highlights would trend online like ki-lo-de. Trust Twitter and Instagram. Keep the lights on by paying electricity bills.

Whatever payment you need to make, pay conveniently from the comfort of your home with VTpass.

Didn’t Receive WAEC/GCE Registration PIN after purchase? Here’s What to Do

When you buy WAEC/GCE registration PIN from VTpass, you enjoy instant PIN delivery to your phone and email; immediately after payment.

Registration PIN is equally displayed on VTpass web or app once delivered. You can simply screenshot this information or write it down.

However, in very rare circumstances where did not receive PIN in your text or email inbox, a number of reasons might be responsible for this:

  1. Payment hasn’t been received at our end and so the value hasn’t been delivered
  2. We’ve sent you an email but it delivered in your spam folder
  3. We’ve sent you a text but it didn’t deliver because your line is on Do-Not-Disturb (DND) service
  4. Your phone is switched off or unreachable as at when sending you the text
  5. Network issues caused a delay in delivery of either mail or text

For any of the reasons above, there are steps you can take to resolve them before transferring a request to VTpass support.

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What to do when PIN is not delivered instantly

  • We advise you to wait for an hour after payment. This would allow our system and third party merchants to work out payment before PIN is delivered.
  • If you didn’t receive our PIN via mail, kindly check your spam folder
  • If PIN didn’t deliver via text, it might be that your line is on DND. You would need to deactivate yourself from DND. To check if your line is on DND, text STATUS to 2442. To opt-out of DND, text ALLOW to 2442. Alternatively, you may contact your network provider to deactivate.
  • Always ensure that your phone is switched on when making payment. Although some messages deliver when you finally switch on your mobile, it’s recommended to leave it on.
  • When network downtimes get in the way, there is really little we can do until the issue clears. You would receive registration PIN immediately the network is stable.

Buy WAEC/GCE Result Checker PIN easily from the comfort of your home.

VTpass always got you

We have mentioned that PIN would be displayed on VTpass website or app when delivered, but we wouldn’t stop there! VTpass support is on standby 24/7 to assist you with any issue.

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If you have done any or all of the solutions above and still haven’t gotten your PIN; simply chat us live through the web or app, send a mail to support@vtpass.com or call 08138752358.

Equally connect with us on social media @vtpass: Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

How to Register for the 2020 GCE Online

So here is how you register for the 2020 General Certification of Examinations (GCE) sitting:

  • First, you need to buy Registration PIN online
  • Register online on WAEC
  • Read WAEC General Information before the examination

Buy Registration PIN online

Technology has made life easier and you can’t afford to be left behind. The coronavirus pandemic effects have further changed the way education is acquired and exams written.

With your smartphone and reliable online platforms like VTpass, you can buy GCE 2020 Registration PIN from the comfort of your home. Here’s how you do so:

how to register for gce online
  • Simply log on to www.vtpass.com/waec-registration
  • Fill in your correct details (your phone number and email)
  • Click Continue to move to payment page
  • Confirm and complete payment (no extra charges)

Easy! Registration PIN is delivered to you via email, the web, and text immediately after payment. No stress. No delays.

Register online

The age of registration centers is ending fast. Online provides better convenience, registration speed, and saves you cost.

With your registration PIN in hand, simply head over to https://registration.waecdirect.org/ to register online. Registration would be performed over 9 steps:

  1. Login
  2. Enter Bio Data
  3. Capture your picture using WEBCAM
  4. Contact Information
  5. Selection of Preferred Examination center
  6. Selection of subjects
  7. Declaration
  8. Submitting of registration
  9. Printing admission notice/photo card
how to register for gce online

Other Registration Information

Candidates with special needs will also register online like other candidates but they must dearly state their disabilities e.g blind, low vision, spastic, speech, etc.

Candidates MUST conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during the registration period. They should ensure that their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth, and subjects are correct.

They are also to print the Admission Notice/Photo Card as evidence of successful registration which will serve as identification during the examination. Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

WAEC General Information

Before and after registration, we advise you to go through the following general information:

  • Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  • Candidates should note that the registration fee is not refundable.
  • Candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration.
  • Entries must be uploaded with good quality passport size photographs, not “wait and get” photographs. The background of such photographs MUST NOT BE BLUE OR RED. The size should be 275 by 314 pixels. Entries with unacceptable passport photographs will be rejected.
  • Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from WAEC website (http://www.waeconline.org.ng/) using the Registration PIN.
  • Candidates must go to examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination halls.
  • The entire results of candidates who sit the examination in more than one center will be canceled.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Any candidate that comes into the examination hall with a mobile phone(s) and /or electronic gadget(s) will have his or her entire results canceled.
  • Candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly completed before uploading as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates’ particulars. Request for correction will NOT BE entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
  • Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original Photo Cards.
  • Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results canceled but may be prosecuted.
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There you have it. Visit www.vtpass.com/waec-registration to buy Registration PIN now! For help or inquiries, reach VTpass support via live-chat on the web or app or call 08138752358.