Things are about to go ‘wooow!’ on VTpass this week with VTpass GiveAway Week in the offing!
You stand a chance to benefit from our two outstanding events:
TREASURE HUNT Wednesday
On Wednesday, 25th November 2020, you get to win up to N30,000 worth of airtime found on VTpass website. All networks are eligible to participate. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com and search all pages to find and win airtimes!
On Friday, 27th November 2020, VTpass is giving away free convenience fees. You get to enjoy up to 3 hours of ZERO convenience fee on all payments made. Simply log in to www.vtpass.com on said date to participate in this giveaway.
The question is, why buy third-party motor insurance online in Nigeria? I mean, why not just go to a physical broker or insurance company and get the business done? Here, we give you three solid reasons why buying third-party motor insurance online is the better option:
Fast certificate delivery: Buying through a physical location, you would have to wait for days before the insurance papers are out. Buying online, however, your insurance papers are ready immediately after payment! No time for stress.
Less paper-work: The last time a friend of ours bought thrid party motor insurance through a broker, we filled and filled and filled proposal forms. Abeg! Buying online, proposal forms questions are significantly shorter yet underwriting quality remains the same. Less paper-work = lesser stress.
Faster renewal process: For some motorists, the biggest challenge of buying motor insurance is the renewal process. That awkward feeling of visiting your broker’s office multiple times during renewal. Buying online, you can simply automate your renewal process so that your wallet is automatically billed the next premium upon renewal.
You get to enjoy these and more right from the comfort of your home and office. All you need to buy third-party motor insurance online in Nigeria is your mobile phone or laptop, internet connection, your funds and a reliable online bill payment platform like VTpass.
How to Buy Third Part Motor Insurance from VTpass
To buy third party motor insurance from the comfort of your home or office, simply:
Fill in the required information: insurance type, insured name, engine number, chassis number, phone number, etc.
Click on Continue to move to the payment confirmation page
Select a payment method i.e pay with card, wallet, or bank transfer
Enter your payment details and confirm payment
Your third-party motor insurance certificate would be delivered to you immediately after payment. The main policy document would follow only a few days later. Fast and easy.
Driving is a risk on its own, getting a motor cover shouldn’t be risky. Buy yours from VTpass as our quality third-party motor insurance is provided for you by Universal Insurance, one of Nigeria’s most credible insurers.
Drive with complete peace of mind when you buy third-party motor insurance from VTpass!
2020 has certainly not been the best year for football lovers as tournaments and fixtures had to be shifted. Nevertheless, the return of AFCON Qualifiers is enough to lift spirits, especially in African football where fans relish the sport.
AFCON Qualifiers began on 11th November 2020 with Guinea beating Chad in the opening match and Senegal punching a 2-0 blow on Guinea-Bissau.
Yesterday, 12th November was a goal feast for AFCON fans as Cameroon chunked out 4 goals against Mozambique’s 1. Current reigning champions, Algeria, walked over Zimbabwe easily with a 3-1 victory.
Nigeria takes the pitch today, 13th November 2020 against Sierra Leone by 17:00 CAT; and at 20:00 CAT, bafana bafana of South Africa would clash with Sao Tome and Principe. But the most exciting clash of the week rests on the match between Egypt and Togo, Saturday 14th November!
That said, here are our AFCON Qualifiers predictions. Prediction of teams who would make it to AFCON 2021.
2021 AFCON Qualifiers Predictions | Teams to Qualify
A tournament graced by 24 teams all competing for Africa’s Champions Crown would definitely be fierce, but you can expect to see these 12 juggernauts on the pitch come 2021:
Algeria: The current Champions are fast and deadly, recently taking the throne, and wouldn’t be giving it anytime soon.
Egypt: The Pharaohs are AFCON’s most successful champions with 7 titles to their name. Of course, they would make a show.
Senegal: With players like Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegal is expected to make it.
Nigeria: Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for AFCON year-on-year, 2021 shouldn’t be different. Among them, a gang of young stars.
South Africa: Africa’s most exciting flags to watch wouldn’t miss it. The bafanas are composed of bright players home and away.
Cameroon: Not very consistent over the last few years, Cameroon is yet deadly enough to secure a spot.
Ghana: Nothing short of strength is to be expected of the Black Stars of Ghana.
Morrocco: Another brilliant team from northern Africa. Last competition, they put up a fight. 2021 shouldn’t be any different.
Rwanda: This might come as a surprise to many but Rwanda has been undergoing major sporting changes. Experts predict the result of their sporting project to show in AFCON 2021.
Ivory Coast: They are not called Elephants for nothing! Besides, the orange shirts make a colorful divergence from all the greens and yellows.
Kenya: When a squad of strong legs is on the ship, you just know they would roll through. Kenya would make 2021 AFCON.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, there is still the qualifiers to play after all. So put on your football socks, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, relax into the games, and enjoy the matches!
The latest news to storm Nigerians after a trying period this year is the increase in electricity tariff. As approved by the Regulator; the revised Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) would take electricity tariff plans a spike higher; resulting in fewer units for buying consumers.
SRT was meant to take effect from September 1st, 2020 but was suspended after the Federal Government, Labour Unions, and other stakeholders met to discuss concerns raised about the tariff increase. However, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved the tariff spike after a brief wait.
IKEDC leads the pack in tariff implementation
On Sunday, November 1st, 2020, Ikeja Electric (IKEDC) announced via Twitter that they would commence the implementation of the revised tariff immediately.
The DisCo said: “Under the SRT, the tariff classification is based on the quality of service and therefore, divided into 5 Bands (A-E).
“This is measured by the average availability of power supply over a month, interruptions (frequency and duration), voltage levels, and other service parameters.
“With the revised tariff regime, Non-MD customers in Band A, with a minimum of 20 hours daily will now pay N51.22/Kwh.
“Band B customers with a minimum of 16 hours daily will be charged N46.93/Kwh; while Band C customers with a minimum of 12 hours daily will be charged N37.95/Kwh.
“However, please note that customers in Bands D and E, with a minimum of eight hours and four hours per day, respectively, are not impacted by the tariff revision.”
According to the company; the SRT tariffs of the two bands have been frozen, and consequently, they will continue to be charged the old tariff prior to the introduction of the SRT.
The prepaid meter customers in Bands A to C, who vends from November 1st would be charged the new tariff. The same will be implemented for postpaid customers in these bands during the November billing cycle.
AEDC comes next
Similarly, Abuja Electricity Distribution (AEDC) announced it will begin implementation of the increased electricity tariff with effect from the 1st of November too.
According to AEDC General Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, customers on the pre-paid platform will be the first to experience the revised tariff when they vend as from Sunday, November 1st.
“While the revised tariff will reflect in the bills for customers on the postpaid platform when they receive their electricity bills.
“The tariff is divided into five bands and based on hours of supply to the customers.
“While customers on bands D and E have their tariff frozen, those on bands A, B, and C will see some level of reduction in their tariff as they vend.
“The AEDC assures its customers that it will, in line with the spirit and letter of the service reflective tariff, ensure that all customers receive quality service,” he said.
He said that the AEDC was also committed to the improvement of service to customers in all its franchise area.
“We, however, appeal to customers to please see this tariff regime as an opportunity for them to join hands with AEDC to speed up the process of improving the quality of service in the Nigerian power sector.”
AEDC would release the table of payment for the new tariff soon.
Other electricity distribution companies are expected to start implementing the increase in electricity tariff soon as well.
Pay Electricity Bills on VTpass
While VTpass has no control over the number of allocated to customers, prices would remain the same on our platform (as determined by respective electricity distributors) unless otherwise changed.
To pay your electricity bills using VTpass, simply log on to www.vtpass.com/eletricity-bill or click here. It’s fast and easy; your meter token would be displayed on our platform as well as sent to you via mail and SMS.
New seasons of the English Premier League (EPL), Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Seria A and French Ligue un are back.
Just last week, Crystal Palace knocked Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford, bringing back the ‘anything can happen’ tingles of the premier league.
In Germany, current UEFA champions and Bundesliga winner, Bayern Munich kickstarted their new season with an 8-0 slaughter of Schalke. Jeez!
Christiano Ronaldo pulled in a late one on the 88th minute as Juventus cruised 3-0 over Sampdoria in Seria A season opener. Guess the race for who’s best between him and his long time rival, Lionel Messi has just begun.
Speaking of Messi; he is yet to record a goal this season as FC Barcelona is just concluding pre-season ahead of 2020-21 La Liga.
Something to look out for, right? Or perhaps, we should look with awe into Ligue Un where Paris Saint Germain sits 8th on the league table haven lost two early matches. Hmmm. . .
With so much cooking up in Europe’s top 5 leagues, here are 5 things to look out for as the 2020-21 season unfolds:
The over-broadcasted news about Messi leaving FC Barcelona would most likely be felt all season long. Every move made by the Argentine would surely be scrutinized in the light of this.
Although reports state that Messi is willing to play one more season with Barcelona, all eyes are on him. Would he punish Barca for refusing to let him go or would he deliver yet another stunning result this season?
Bayern for another UEFA title?
Following a strong year for Bayern Munich last season, experts are predicting the German against might bag themselves yet another UEFA Champions League title; that is if they continue playing as they are currently.
The early 8-0 trashing of strong rivals, Schalke last week already shows Bayern’s intent. And with a solid squad of young talents, an ambitious coach and passionate fans, those predictions might just come true.
Liverpool on the hot seat
Current EPL champions are starting the season in a position all previous EPL winners do find themselves; – defending the title. Jurgen Klopp managed to pull a stunt for the reds last season by winning the title for Liverpool’s after a 30-years old title draught.
Now, he finds himself defending the title against strong contenders; the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea; a team that just spent $300 million on boosting their squad.
Another UEFA, Another Barca, Another Drama?
Barcelona has become the object of mockery in UEFA Champions League following 4 consecutive humiliating exists. The latter being an 8-2 trashing at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The club has shown spirit, however, in starting a new sporting project; signing new talents, urging old legs out, bringing in a more fitting manager, shifting some powers is management, etc; but fans around the world would never forget Barca’s UEFA Champions League woes.
Another UEFA, another Barca!
New Phase for Juventus?
When Christiano Ronaldo joined Juventus, it was solely to help them win the UEFA Champions League. 3 years down the lane, that is yet to happen.
Juventus had to sack Maurizio Sarri following a disappointing season in 2019-20 UEFA and appointed Andrea Pirlo as new manager. Is this the new face to lead Juventus into European glory once again?
To catch all of the footballing action this season, simply subscribe your GOtv, DStv or StarTimes. Non-stop entertainment waiting for you! Renew TV subscription with VTpass.
E-payments in Nigeria saw a total transformation during the lockdown. Yes, the pains of COVID-19 were felt but perhaps it left us with a few lessons too. We witnessed the difficulties associated with economic stagnation and knew the importance of business activities in any economy.
From the angle of finance, the pandemic gave insights into the future of payments in Nigeria. A study by Accenture revealed the limitation of cash and the increase of digital payment during the lockdown periods worldwide. For Nigeria, this is especially true.
Even though people withdrew more cash than ever from ATMs around the country, less than 60% of that cash was actually spent. This was due to cash hoardings by people amidst not knowing when the lockdown would be eased.
Lack of physical cash gave boosts to online payments. Cashless and contactless payments became the norm so as to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.
The long queues at ATMs were yet another factor. It was far easier to make payments digitally than paying in cash. Many individuals and businesses that could operate during the lockdown switched to electronic payment. All of these exploded e-payments around the country.
Just how much explosion? you might ask. In May 2020, e-payments in Nigeria jumped by 82% to ₦11.676 trillion from ₦6.421 trillion in April 2020. An all-time high!
Online retailers and payment platforms saw increases in patronage too, even as other consumer spendings decreased. This was evidenced by the increase in the number of online stores and internet marketers during the lockdown.
Now, as the country kick-starts full operations of economic activities, the question remains; would the rate of e-payments in Nigeria reduce, or would it increase in the coming months?
Why e-Payment would increase
Electronic bill payments for goods and services around the country are only bound to increase. Here are two major post-COVID reasons why this would happen:
The crisis may be relaxed but the ‘panic’ still exists for many. Millions of people would still prefer to take the safer route when making bills payments – that is to pay online.
Many health experts have warned about the risk of contacting COVID-19 from unaware, new carriers not detected during the quarantine. As such, the need to protect personal self from contacting the virus through cash handling or contact payment would keep a lot of people on the online payment track for a very long time.
For many, the quarantine was their chance to experience online payment for the first time. Convinence has been the major driver of e-payments since inception; it’s no wonder why a large percentage of new users would want to stick with the system.
World Bank already predicted that 25% of all money transfers would be done electronically by 2025; a chunk of that increase coming from new e-payment users in Africa. Convinence and speed of payment are major drivers that would prompt these new users to switch paymently to e-transactions.
VTpass, driving e-payments in Nigeria.
Online bills payments are not reducing anytime soon. Instead, a lot more bill payers would make the switch from cash transactions in the future. You too can transit to paying bills online today.
Start by logging on to www.vtpass.com to pay bills in minutes. VTpass is Nigeria’s leading online payment platform that allows you to pay for the daily services you enjoy. You can top-up airtime or data, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, pay electricity bills, buy insurance, and do more.
Payments on VTpass are fast and easy and you get value for your money within minutes of transfers. Visit www.vtpass.com to get started or simply download the VTpass mobile app.
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.
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 www.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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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