Big Brother Naija Season 5 Set to Hits the Screens

Mark your calendars, save the date! Nigeria’s biggest TV reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (season 5) would premiere on July 19, 2020.

MultiChoice Nigeria revealed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday; much to the delight of fans and viewers who had feared this year’s season might be canceled due to the coronavirus effects.

The 2020 edition set to become Africa’s biggest entertainment export outside Nollywood; would be sponsored by Betway Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria.

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Online auditions which replaced scheduled live audition and were a stunning success. Over 30,000 entries from BBNaija hopefuls across Nigeria poured unto the laps of the show’s organizers.

And why not? The prize money this year would be bigger than that of season 4, according to African Magic Channel Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu.

Coronavirus protection measures would be put in place, however, for the safety of housemates as well as the production crew. According to the Channel Director, African Magic; potential housemates along with possible replacements for any housemate who tests positive to the virus before the kickoff date, are currently been quarantined.

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BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29. Renew your TV subscription package to catch the premiere live! Live eviction shows and weekly highlights would air on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban, and Africa Magic Family.

This fifth season promises to be more adventurous, exciting and entertaining, and will undoubtedly be the biggest thing on African television in 2020. We just can’t wait. Don’t miss it!

Subscribe your DStv or GOtv conveniently online this July to follow a new set of drama queens, cute guys, stunning personalities, and over-the-top entertainment as the BBNaija season 5 sets to kickoff.

How to subscribe online from the comfort of your bed

  • Simply log on to www.vtpass.com
  • Click on TV subscriptions on the services ribbon
  • Click on the decoder you are subscribing (GOtv, DStv or StarTimes)
  • Fill in your details and click on Continue to move to payment page
  • Confirm and complete payment with card, bank transfer or wallet
  • Relax with your loved ones and enjoy the show!

For inquiries or help, contact VTpass support. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Where to Watch German Bundesliga on StarTimes

The German football league, the DFL, recently resumed on May 16, 2020, after more than two months on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic; which was bad news for StarTimes subscribers.

As a strategic partner, StarTimes resumed broadcast of all Bundesliga matches live and exclusive in Africa right from the first re-opener between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

According to StarTimes Sports Director, Shi Maochu; “It has been a very tough period for football around the world. We are very happy to have StarTimes bring back live football in Africa, and even more, as Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world.”

He also noted that the league had been halted since early April due to the coronavirus pandemic and Bundesliga is the first and only major football league to be back in action.  

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Fans know to expect goals from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who has been exceptional this season with over 40 goals to his name, and Dortmund’s 19 years old sensation, Erling Haaland, widely regarded as a goal machine.

Premier League clubs-target Timo Werner remains in sterling form for RB Leipzig and would continue to disrupt the transfer market if he continues to score goals.

Barcelona’s loanee, Philippe Coutinho is set to miss some actions for his side, Bayern Munich, due to injury. All eyes would be watching Jadon Sancho perform his magic for Dortmund.

Where to watch Bundesliga on StarTimes

Catch all matches live and in HD on StarTimes’ 5 sports channels. Subscribe your StarTimes decoder now to never miss any minute of the live-action!

Top Bundesliga action going down tomorrow includes:

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich (2:30 PM) and Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin (5:30 PM).

Renew StarTimes subscription online and instantly with VTpass, Nigeria’s leading online payment platform.

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La Liga Resumes June 11: Here’s What to Expect and Where to Watch

It has been 82 days since La liga suspended fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic with 11 games left to play. We are all curious about where to watch the games to be played.

LaLiga announced the Spanish top-flight would resume on June 11 starting with a derby match between Sevilla and Real Betis. Matches would take place every day across five weeks so that the season can come to an end by the 19th of July.

DStv and GOtv sports channels would resume the league’s live broadcasts on SuperSports 7 for DStv and SuperSports 4 for GOtv. Subscribe your DStv and GOtv now to catch the action as e dey hot!

In the spirit of footballing excitement, here’s what to expect from the return of La Liga Santander:

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Tight Race for the Title

It’s not over yet at the top of the table as Barcelona sits only two points away from Real Madrid. The men in white beat their long time rivals 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to climb on top of the table; only to lose their position again to Barca when they lost to formidable Real Sociedad.

Sevilla remains in hot pursuit with only 9 points behind Madrid and one point away from Real Sociedad. 3 straight losses for any of Barcelona or Madrid within 11 games could hand the trophy to teams in third or fourth position.

The race is on! Anything can happen.

Quite Grounds

Games would very much be played behind closed doors and this would greatly transform the usual electrifying atmosphere of Spanish football.

For clubs with 60,000+ capacity like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Athletico Madrid, the quite grounds would tell on players’ mentality as well as clubs’ finance.

For clubs with smaller capacity but powerful fan-pulled atmospheres like Real Betis and Athletico Bilbao, home games might be a bit boring to watch; not counting how badly this would affect players’ spirit.

Injury Returns

Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard who underwent surgery on a broken foot in March and Barcelona’s top ace, Luis Suarez who operated his right knee in January are both set to return fully for the rest of the games.

The injuries would have seen them out for the rest of the season had it been the suspension never happened. Now they would play out the season with their teammates. The question remains: how would these heavyweights players influence the game for their respective clubs?

Renew your DStv and GOtv subscription on VTpass to catch the return of La Liga!

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Athletico Madrid fight for Top-4

Atletico Madrid’s momentous win over Liverpool in the Champions League offered Diego Simeone some relief after a disappointing season in LaLiga.

His team sits sixth in the table, having long fallen out of the reckoning for the title. They now fight to even qualify for the 2020/2021 Champions League.

Ahead of them between fifth and third are Getafe, Real Sociedad, and Sevilla; all of who are in top form with only two points between the four. Atletico cannot afford to be complacent.

Pressure at the Bottom

For teams at the other end of the table, things aren’t looking all bright. Espanyol looks doomed, sitting in the 20th spot, six points adrift of safety.

In 18th place is Leganes who still has to play away at Barcelona before hosting Real Madrid. Two tough matches that can blow them off.

One point separates Mallorca, Celta Vigo, and Eibar, all of whom are not completely safe from the relegation zone. For all of them, the pressure is on.

Race for the Golden boot

Lionel Messi remains in contention for the league top scorer award with teammate Suarez and Madrid’s sharpshooter, Karim Benzema. Hmmmn, we just can’t wait to see the goals heap in again!

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Don’t miss the return of tactical gameplay footballing entertainment set to resume on DStv Supersports 7 and GOtv Supersports 4.

VTpass got you covered. Subscribe your decoder now in anticipation for June 11 and we would see you on the fun side of life!

Football Returns! Official Resumption Dates of Major Leagues

The past three months have been horrible for the world of football due to the global pandemic. The king of sports was suspended in many leagues globally, pending the die down of Coronavirus, and fans just can’t wait for its resumption.

Our fight over Covid-19 took a winning edge two months back, enough to allow the resumption of minor economic activities as well as sports world over. Since then, football fans have been looking over their shoulders expectantly.

Major leagues are officially scheduled to resume at several dates in the month of June! German Bundesliga officially resumed on May 16 and gave everyone a headstart of what to expect from post-pandemic football:

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How Football might be different post-pandemic

  • No fans in the stands. Football resumption would see matches been played behind closed doors. Only players, team staffs, technical people, news crews, police, stadium workers, and a few others would be allowed into stadiums on match days.
  • Sanitization before substitution. It’s weird but players coming into an on-going game might have to sanitize themselves before stepping on the pitch. The usual hand-claps or embraces between the out-going and incoming players would stop for now.
  • Wearing face marks. The opening derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke had players on the bench putting on face masks and sitting two feet away from each other. This protective measure can equally apply to other leagues upon resumption.
  • Solo goal celebration. Goals make football and celebrating them adds to the fun. However, players may be advised to keep from touch/contact styles of celebration as seen from Haaland’s goal against Schalke.

Official Resumption dates of Major Leagues

Now to the main gist, here are dates of football resumption for the top 3 European leagues:

Subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or StarTimes now to catch up on the action

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English Barclays Premier League (EPL)

Known as the king of European football, the EPL is set to return on June 17 with a heavyweight match in the offing: Manchester City Vs Arsenal! Eyebrows are raised as to how the first EPL match after over 90 days would look like.

Liverpool FC is top of the table and with just 3 wins away from the trophy, the famous league action is set to focus more on the adrenaline run among clubs for top four Championship League qualification!

Spanish La Liga Santander

Favorite among lovers of technical gameplay, La Liga would make an earlier return than the EPL. The famous, hotly contested derby match between Real Betis and Sevilla would restart the league on June 11.

Defending champions Barcelona are two points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.

The top-4 quest is tighter than ever this season with Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Getafe, and Athletico de Madrid all punching hard for a place in 2021 Champions League!

Italian Seria A

Everyone would understand if Seria A authorities decide to terminate the unfinished 2019/20 season, but that’s not the case. Lovers of tactical defensive football can smile with relief as Seria A action would return on 20th June.

The announcement was made by the country’s sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora. With leaders Juventus just one point clear second-placed Lazio, there are still a lot of title-claiming actions to see.

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UEFA Champions League

We decided to save the best for the last. While fans of different leagues are excited at the return of their favorite football, all eyes are itching to see the completion of the top-flight competition.

When Athletico de Madrid performed a stunt against Liverpool at Anfield in a match that saw them win 3-2, fans simply knew the 2019/2020 Champions League was set to provide top entertainment in the final rounds.

We would have to wait longer as UEFA announced that the Champions League would likely resume on August 7-8.

The French Ligue Un was ended with PSG announced winners while the Dutch Eredivisie was named null: no winners, no relegations.

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To catch all of the footballing actions returning, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or StarTimes decoder. Don’t wait to be told of the showdowns.

News: Changes in the MultiChoice prices and bouquets

Top-up your mobile data for any network (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, or Smile) to stay in touch with the latest happenings as regards football resumption.

See you on the action side!

Changes in DStv and GOtv Packages From 1st June 2020.

A few days back, Multichoice announced that they are implementing certain changes in their packages for DStv and GOtv. These changes are meant to take effect from the 1st of June, 2020.

According to an open FAQ document provided by MultiChoice online, the changes are part of their ongoing efforts to ensure customers get improved choices and better value for money whilst delighting them with content that resonate with them.

As surprising as that might sound, the changes are real and would apply to affected DStv and GOtv packages from June 1st, 2020. Here is the full gist of what’s happening:

Removal of two (2) DStv and two (2) GoTV packages

That’s right. The following bouquets would no longer be available for subscription from 1st of June:

BouquetCodes
DStv Access Bouquet E36ACSSE36
DStv Family Bouquet E36COFAME36
GOtv Plus BouquetGOtvPLS
GOTV Value BouquetGOTV

Other packages ( DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Confam and DStv Yanga. GOtv Max, GOtv JOLLI, GOtv JINJA, and GOtv Lite) would remain intact.

The removal of DStv Access might hurt a lot of people as it’s a popular package commonly subscribed for but don’t worry; MultiChoice is adding a new package to their list.

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Addition of a new DStv package

In place of the phased out bouquet, MultiChoice would be adding a new packaged called DStv Padi Bouquet E36 (NLTESE36). The packaged would be subscribed for at N1,800 per month.

Change in subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages

Perhaps the biggest news of the coming changes are the adjustments made by MultiChoice in the subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages. Again these price twerks were made to serve customers better, according to MultiChoice.

Below is a full list of affected DStv and GOtv packages:

Bouquet CodesCurrent Price (N)New Pricing (N)
ASIADDE365,4005,540
ASIAE365,4005,540
COMPE366,8006,975
COMPLE3610,65010,925
FRN11E363,1803,260
FRN15E366,3606,520
FRN7E361,4701,510
GOLITE400410
NTTESE36 DStv Padi E36 1,800
GOTVMAX3,2003,280
GOtvNJ11,6001,640
GOtvNJ22,4002,460
GWALLE361,2501,285
NLTESE361,8001,850
NNJ1E362,5002,565
NNJ2E364,5004,615
PRWASIE3617,70018,150
PRWE3615,80016,200
PRWFRNSE3622,20022,750

The new prices alongside the removal of 4 packages and the addition of a new one would all take effect from 1st of June 2020. If you are currently subscribed to any of the 4 bouquets bound to be omitted (DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value), you are advised to upgrade to any of the new or existing packages as the old ones would cease to exist from June 1st.

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

On our part and in the bid to serve you better, VTpass would be implementing these changes on our platform from June 1st, 2020. You would no longer find DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value on VTpass and the affected packages would reflect the new prices in line with MultiChoice directives. Subscription prices of other packages remain the same.

Further updates on this to come. Thank you for using VTpass.

GOTV ONLINE: HOW TO PAY FOR GOTV EASILY

You can renew or upgrade your GOtv online in a few simple steps:

To pay for your GOtv online, you would need your IUC number handy. Your IUC number is a unique 10-digit code number that represents your GOTV decoder account. It is normally written on a red sticker just underneath your GOTV decoder.

You will also need a debit card with which you will be making payment.

VTpass allows the subscriber to pay into his subscription account for the renewal of his services from the VTpass web link. This platform interfaces with a billing system that will give you the subscriber immediate value and you will be connected within a few minutes!.

To pay your GOtv subscription online: Kindly make sure that your decoder is turned on so that `your decoder can receive signals from GOTV towers.

Log on to vtpass.com/gotv and select the GOtv bouquet of your choice (GOtvlite, GOtv Vslur, GOtvplus or GOTV max).

Enter your IUC number, e-mail address, and enter your mobile phone number.

Kindly enter your name and double-check to see that your IUC was filled correctly

Choose your payment method

Enter your card details i.e. Card Number and Expiry Date as inscribed on your debit card, and then enter your 4 digit PIN.

Click PAY once, the transaction has been completed and your GOtv account is credited, your viewing will be restored.

That is how easy it is to pay for Gotv online in Nigeria. For an equally helpful post on how to pay for your DSTV online in Nigeria, kindly visit this page.

You can also learn how to subscribe for your startimes bouquets here.

5 Benefits of Third-party Auto Insurance

Third party car insurance is a compulsory policy required for all car owners in Nigeria and is backed by law.

Third party car insurance cover or liability cover is a policy which protects the car owner or driver of the vehicle against any legal liability, accidental liability, financial loss or property damage, medical expense cover in the event of an injury to or even death of any third party arising out of their vehicle.

Asides from being a mandatory requirement for using the road for drivers, below are other benefits of having third-party auto insurance:


Provides Legal Cover and Financial Assistance:

Third-party auto insurance covers the insured person’s legal liability in case of death or disability to any third party, and any loss or damage to a third party property.


Ensures Peace of Mind:

Third-party auto insurance brings peace of mind when dealing with any traumatic situation that hinges on financial payments. Hence, instead of worrying further about such unforeseen expenses, the focus is just on the immediate relief from stress and coping up with the incident.


Security:

Third-party auto insurance gives you confidence when you get into a road accident and also covers you against violent reactions in cases of accident/loss.


Easy Round the Clock Availability of Third Party Car Insurance:  

Unlike other insurance policies that are limited to only the offline method of renewal or application, VTpass third-party auto insurance is easily available online round-the-clock i.e 24/7, and 365 days a year from any location.


The shift of burden:

With third-party insurance, you do not need to worry over the third-party loss as the Insurer supports you in such instance.

Now that you understand why it is so important to invest in a third party car insurance, always remember that this is the best way to gain comprehensive coverage against losses that you might incur if your car gets damaged, stolen or causes injury, death, and damage to third-party or third party property.


How To Purchase Third-Party Auto Insurance Policy


Steps ;

1) Visit www.vtpass.com

2) Select the Auto Insurance icon

3) Enter full information and payment details

4) Click Submit


What & How Can You Invoke The Third-Party Insurance Policy?

Anytime you get involved in any of the scenarios mentioned in the previous paragraphs (and covered in the insurance contract); all you need to do is file a claim. You can file a claim directly via the Insurance Company or the agent that underwrote the insurance policy for you. Make sure you have clear photo evidence, and receipts (in case you paid for part or the full claims already).

5 Secrets To Staying Motivated At Work

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black man feeling tired and uninspired at work

Nearly everyone has been through that phase/episode where you just lack the motivation to work and it starts to feel and as though nothing works.

Most times the lack of motivation at work could make you feel terrible, bored and frustrated about your business or career. However, we’ve got great news for you as we have compiled a short list to help you stay motivated while completing your daily tasks.

1. Don’t Think About it as Hard Work

Never think of your job as hard work.

Studies have shown that when a project you’re faced with isn’t viewed as drudgery, but rather as a piece of the puzzle that’s helping you along your career path, then perhaps the energy required to do it will be easier to come by.

Here’s how Marie Stein deals with feeling uninspired”at work;

I try not to think so much about how difficult or frustrating or impossible that might be; I just think about how good it must feel to be that, or how proud I might be to have done that. Make hard look easy.

2. Task Identity

Checklist for work done.

Work is most motivating when it’s clear what, exactly, you’re accomplishing. On the other hand, nothing is worse than working all day and thinking “What did I even do today?!”

To stay motivated at the end of each day or week, make a “Got Done” list (the opposite of to the to-do list!), where you outline all of the tasks you’ve completed. For extra motivation, keep it somewhere you can see.

3. Evaluate Task Significance


Always set your tasks in order of priority.

Another key to staying motivated is knowing that the work you’re doing makes a difference in some way—recognizing the impact you’re making on your clients, company, or the world.

If you’re not totally seeing this connection, try to dig deep. You could map your weekly sales reports to the increase in your company’s bottom lines or sales unit, Or make a list of the tasks you do that reduce this cost for your company and find ways to focus on those aspects of your job more often.

4. Focus on things that really matter

Did you know that doing things that don’t mean anything costs(us) a ton of mental energy?

FOCUS

Take a minute to go through your list and take off anything that’s both truly demotivating and unnecessary for you to do. It’s not always best to finish what you started if, down the line, you can’t even remember the reason you started something in the first place. 

5. Celebrate Wins

Celebrating your wins

An acknowledgment of how good you are doing, no matter how small or big is a great step to boosting your motivation.

You may forget how crucial all the little wins are if you’re constantly waiting for a long-term payoff. So ensure to treat yourself and never underestimate how gratifying it can feel to recognize tiny advancements.

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BUSINESS: COME FOR THE MONEY; STAY FOR THE COMMUNITY

Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people- Steve Jobs.

It is a well-known fact that the main aim of dabbling in a business of your own or someone else’s is to make money. Indeed, making a profit is the drive behind every business. And this aim controls both the operations and principles of every organisation. In so much that entrepreneurs and employees employ various strategies just to get customers’ attention. However, in trying to sell products or services to customers, we mostly end up pushing them away. So, many organisations out there with the drive to make the most do not, in fact, draw the attention of the targets. The question is why is this so? Why do businesses with potentials suffer when they could as well thrive? Well, going through the success stories of various successful people brings the answer to fore. And the answer has to do with relationships, the community.

Before we go any further, it would be good to look into one successful uprising company. And that’s VTpass. VTpass is an online payment platform that allows for ease and speed while paying everyday bills. So, rather than change locations trying to pay electricity bills or tv subscriptions. You can easily pay these bills on www.vtpass.com. Again, you can renew your data subscription as well as buy airtime on www.vtpass.com. Better still, the new VTpass mobile app for Android serves this purpose well enough. You even get more ease and convenience with its more user-friendly, accessible features.

People are the core of every business. Businesses are based on relationships and relationships on people. I would go to an average restaurant run by amazing people over an outstanding restaurant run by awful people- Marcus Lemonis.

More than profit-making, what defines us at VTpass is our strong drive to build and maintain relationships with our customers. It is not enough to want our customers’ attention without giving them as much attention. So, as a brand, we believe in putting ourselves in a position that strengthens our relationships. This is because we believe that what stands any business out is the ability to start for the money and stay for the community.

And really, this should be a viable model for as many as own good businesses out there. It is quite tempting to want to keep pushing for the money. But looking beyond that and working with your customers to be better edges you more towards profit. So, it works this way. You have a very great idea. Of course, you want to get it out there and make money out of it. Good thing. But you should be ready to build a relationship with your customers and get them to like you as much as they like your business. And yes, when the profit seems to be hanging in the air, this is not a time to pull back engagement. Rather, you should make your involvement stronger. You should stay, and this will definitely get the attention of many. So yes, starting a business with profit in mind is a good thing. But continuing a business for the sake of becoming better for your customers and being their lifelong friend is the best.

Profit in business comes from repeat customers. Customers that boast about your project or service.  And that bring friends with them- Edward Demming.

How Technology has Saved us from Ourselves

This might sound quite an outrightly funny. But gaining a little bit understanding of this will helps us see just what why we should be grateful. Technology has everything to do with the application of scientific methods to practical purposes. And as simple as this definition is, it is not very difficult to see that there is more to this. So, it is quite worth giving it a thought, how has technology changed our world? How is technology quite a big impact on us all? VTpass, for one, has come on as one of the technological payment frontiers. And then, with the introduction of www.vtpass.com as an online payment platform, much more have been able to settle their bills the easy way.

And what’s more, VTpass now has a mobile app for Android which makes paying bills as easy as anything you can imagine. So, you can download this app on Google Play Store. This is just one of the ways technology is helping us be a better version of ourselves.

You must remember the time when it was very difficult to get through to someone. You either had to post a letter or go all the way to the person. Well, we got a huge help from the telephone. Now, you can simply call someone who needs calling. Not only that, you can now reach a whole lot via the available social media outlets. Recharging your phone or renewing your data has become way easier with VTpass. By logging on to www.vtpass.com or visiting the app, you get to make payments for your airtime and data. And you also get to send and share with others.

TV comfort, electricity, these are just a few of the many things technology has granted us in its wake. We at VTpass appreciate the impact of technology on everyday living. And hence, we have made it just about possible to have easy access to all and any of your everyday technological needs. So that in just three easy steps (Log on-Select-Pay), you get a good dose of airtime, data, electricity and TV. Log on to www.vtpass.com or download the app to enjoy these opportunities today.