Dorime: The Food Mix-Up

This is the real life account of a food mix-up saga that unfolded in our office and all the dorime that came with it.

It happened on Monday morning. Mike, rushing to avoid getting to the office late, quickly grabbed the black nylon containing his food and took off without checking what was packaged for him. Can somebody play Dorime track 1?

On arriving at the office, Mike proceeded to the cafeteria and dropped his food, so eager to start the day’s work that he still didn’t check to see what had been packaged in the black nylon. DJ please play Dorime track 2

As the day went by, Francis, the office assistant, went out to buy lunch for some colleagues. Mike later goes for lunch, picks up his food, finally checks it, sees one boiled egg. He thought it strange because he knew there was chicken at home but was just too hungry to care. He started eating and was almost done when…

Shayo, his colleague, walks in and starts looking for his food with Francis the office assistant. Mike didn’t pay too much attention until he heard “there was a boiled egg in the food.” The description of the food was so apt that it became obvious that Mike don chop person food o…

Upon investigation, Mike’s real food was found having chicken, fish and snail as protein. What sort of sorcery is this? Mike wondered!

Luckily for Mike, Shayo didn’t make a big deal out of it as it was the close of his shift. That’s how Iyanu, another colleague who was in the right place at the right time, ate free food!

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Obi Cubana’s Rise: Lessons From Mum’s Burial

One of the hottest, most talked-about events in the Nigerian social circles right now has been Obi Cubana’s mum’s burial and nothing seems to be enough to kill Obi Cubana’s shine.

From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the $100,000 diamond pendant, 67 private jets that landed Oba to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the ceremony was as loud as loud can be. We followed this story closely and here are five lessons we gathered from it.

1. Nigerians can joke about anything.

Like, I’m not even sure we take even ourselves seriously anymore. This has to be the height. Somebody’s mother died and people were everywhere on social media saying “God when?” Seriously guys???

2. Invest in your social capital.

They said connect with people, you say no, you’re an introvert, you like your personal space, etc. Being rich in people is a thing, your network is your net-worth. If the sheer amount of cows donated and money sprayed/flung doesn’t change your mind, what will?

3. Make your own soap.

As usual, the whole saga had people saying “cut soap for us” and the likes. In an interview with bbc pidgin, Obi Cubana was asked to cut soap for Nigerians and he responded “dem no dey cut soap for anybody for dis world.” In other words, people, make your own soap o.

4. Work hard consistently.

Since soap cutting is out of it, working hard consistently is the next best thing out there then. Being excellent at what you do will not be enough, you will have to also be consistent with it. Hustle o, make your girlfriend no leave you go party for oba.

5. Nigerian scammers are creative.

All was well and good after the burial ceremony, until I got a dm from Obi Cubana asking for an airtel recharge to help make money fly in my household. Like, what???

Nigerians don’t joke when it concerns their money. Avoid scammers easily with www.vtpass.com, where you can buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtvDStv, or Startimes, pay electricity bills, buy insurance or pay educational bills at the tap of a button.

The Weekend Of Finals

We have a blockbuster of weekend on our hands and we’re loving absolutely every bit of it. As always, vtpass ensures that you do not miss any of the action by handling your bills payments for you.

1. The Wimbledon Finals

Weekend

If you’re a lover of tennis, then nothing would be more satisfying this Saturday than seeing the finals of the oldest tennis tournament in the world, as Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic go head to head in the Wimbledon Ladies’ finals on SuperSport Tennis (214), at 14:45 CAT.

The men’s finals follows fast on Sunday, as the winners of the semi-final happening today between Novac Djokovic and Shapovalov face the winners of the other semi-final tie pitting Matteo Berrettini’s against Hurkacz. Watch the Men’s Finals live on SuperSport Tennis (214), at 14:00 CAT.

2. Nigerian Idol Finale

Weekend

The winner of the Nigerian Idol season 6 will be nobody’s mate, with a cash prize of N30m, brand new SUV, 6 track EP recording deal and many other goodies. Catch the finals this Sunday 11th on Africa Magic at 7pm. The weekend is filled with back to back content.

3. Euro2020 Final

Weekend

Sunday night sees England, in the finals for the first time, face off at Wembley against Italy, 1-time winners of the Euros. Catch what promises to be a pulsating final live on Supersport and Startimes at 21:00 CAT.

There’s no need to move away from your screen trying to pay bills this weekend. 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!

Multichoice Biggie Goals Promo!

It’s exciting times to join the MultiChoice family, as MultiChoice announced a special Limited Time discount offer on its DStv and GOtv decoders – starting Thurs­day, 1 July 2021, named the Biggie Goals Promo.

The discount has the DStv HD decoder, dish kit and One Month Compact package subscription do a massive dip from N18,600 to N9,900, while GOtv decoder, GOtenna with One Month Max package subscription will go from N9,500 to N6,900.

Multichoice

MultiChoice Ni­geria’ Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, explained that the Biggie Goals Promo is a way of widening access to quality enter­tainment programming at very af­fordable rates and a chance for their valued customers to experience a wider range of content on higher packages.

Multichoice

It get’s better still. You get seamless payment and immediate value when you subscribe your DStv or GOtv with VTpass. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com/tv-subscription to subscribe!

For support or inquiry, simply chat VTpass customer support via our Live-Chat platform or send a mail to support@vtpass.com.

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.

WHO CAN BE A TRADE PARTNER?

You may have missed the training, but it’s not too late for you to join our team of super agents who are now cashing out monthly to the tune of N250,000, just by “spreading the word.” Anyone can be a Trade Partner, you do not have to be a terminal agent, all you need is an ability to have downlines and they make the money for you while you concentrate on other pursuits. Learn all about Trade Partners here.

We know you definitely do not want to miss out on this massive goldmine, and that’s why we are giving you the opportunity to join our group of super agents and make more money for yourself! Just click here to join now.

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.