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Startimes Nigeria is the subsidiary of Startimes Media, a Chinese based company which operates in 7 other African Countries aside Nigeria viz; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Guinea and Central African Republic.

The firm is also present in various other countries aside the listed african states.

The cable tv provider is one of the cheapest satellite tv in Nigeria today.

Bringing innovative technology to Nigeria, it came when DSTV was creating monopoly in the industry. While DSTv was delivering broadcast via satellite signals at a premium rate, Startimes had to infiltrate the market in a coordinated way.

The satellite firm delivers it's broadcast through terrestrial signals at a considerate price. This helped them garner numerous costumers in a short period of time, however, their similar competitive firm, Multichoice didn't bow to their viewpoint.

Gotv was introduced by DSTv's multichoice to counter the effects brought forward by startimes. The satellite option uses terrestrial signals to broadcast and is relatively cheap like Startimes.

The competition between these firms have positively heighten broadcast quality and favourably keep the price of subscription to an affordable amount.

Before running through the methods of startimes recharge, the costs of each startimes bouquets need be outlined and aswell, the channels and benefits therein.

Star Times Bouquets/ Subscriptions

Based on affordability, the various channels are segmented. This is to enable diverse individuals with differing financial strength view cable tv programs.

StarTimes presently has four subscripton package. There's the Nova package with about 33 channels, the Basic package with about 40 channels, the Classic channels with over 60 channels, and the Unique bouquet offering about 80 channels.

These bouquets has a correspondingly varying monthly prices.

The Nova bouquet is the only Startimes bouquet that costs less than a thousand naira. The NOVA bouquet costs N900 per month and has over 26 channels in it.

The next in line is the Basic Bouquet. Adding to it's affordability, it worths your pay as it contains more interesting channels than the former one. The startimes basic bouquet costs N1,300 per month. It includes over 40 Channels.

There's another of the bouquet named the Classic Bouquet. It has over 60 Channels at a considerate price. The bouquet has all Basic bouquet channels in addition to some extra channels. The cost of the startimes classic bouquet is N2, 600 per month.

The Unique Bouquet is the peak of all startimes bouquets. It has over 80 Channels which is the combination of classic channels and some extra ones.  The cost of the ultimate bouquet is N3, 800 per month. 

Startimes Nigeria recharge options/ renewal methods

 The following listed methods through which to recharge an expired startimes account is simple and comprehensive. Before making payment, fully switch on your startimes decoder. This should be your first pre-requisite step of all the methods.

Using Quick teller

It is simple to renew your subscription of startimes Nigeria using the quick teller portal. Quickteller isn't a new name in payment processing in Nigeria. To get started,

  • »Navigate to startimes payment page on the quickteller website with a smartphone or pc.
    » Select the required bouquet plan you intend to subscribe for through the drop-down menu.
    » Insert your smartcard number, email address, and mobile number.
    » Press the continue button.

    Upon redirecting to the billing page, do the following:

    » Select your debit card type (Visa, Mastercard or Verve) then enter your card details.
    » Go through the Pay button to complete the transaction.
    Note: Quickteller will debit you 100 naira as transaction fee

 Your startimes subscription will be renewed. Be patient as viewing will soon be restored within 30 minutes.

Using USSD Code

 With the inter switch ussd code payment, startimes subscriptions can be made with any type of phone.

Conventionally, with the phone number registered to your bank account, payments from your bank account to startimes could easily be made. The general format is just by dialling *322*1*subscription code*amount# on your mobile phone.

E.g. *322*1*240617942*3800# -

This would  fund a unique bouquet plan for a month. 

Nigerian mobile networks (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile) along with Verve, Visa & Master card of all banks sustained by the inter switch network could facilitate this.

Using Gtbank 737 Phone Banking

With the phone number connected to your gtbank account, dial *737*37*Amount*Smart Card Number#

The amount should be the cost of the plan you wish to subscribe for. The smartcard number is the 12 digit number on your Star times card.

To authenticate payment, enter the last four digits of the gtb Naira card.

Using ATM

The following steps are required to get this done!

  • » Locate the nearest ATM.
    » Insert your debit card, input PIN Number and choose an account type (Savings, current or credit).
    » Select Quick teller option through the ATM menu screen.
    » Select Pay Bills. Choose Others,
    » Key-in the merchant code for the star times plan you wish to subscribe for and Press Proceed.
    » Insert smartcard number when asked for customer reference and Press Proceed.


Etinosa Idemudia is a popular actress in the Nigerian movie industry. Her popularity rose upon her obscene instagram live exposure. The name of this actress was relatively unknown until that trending exposure which would be left to be discussed lastly.

Etinosa is from Warri, Delta State. She was even born there - unlike most celebrities whose parents weren't comfortable living in their hometown, denying their children the privilege of being born directly into their hometown.

Being fortunate at birth, she doubled her fortune by being born to a responsible father in the person of Sylvester Idemudia, a retired group general manager of Greenfield Refineries (NNPC Group) . Her mother is Patricia Idemudia, the founder of Victory Group of Schools.

Having her mother as the founder of schools, she couldn't divert elsewhere but to had pitch her tent in one of her mummy's owned schools. So, Etinosa began her primary education at Victory International School, Warri. She did her secondary education at Cambridge International School, Warri and Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin, Edo State.

After her secondary education, she furthered her education at covenant university and in 2011 she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.

Even when in school, she was alligned to acting rather than her studies. She joined various drama groups but that didn't hinder her progressive university education and it's later completion.

Her first career work as a graduate was as a Planning Engineer with Delattre Bezons Nigeria, subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting. Having good connection, she worked as a planning Engineer for oil and gas construction projects and she would have settled to such career if she was willing to.

She wasn't leaving performing acts as her daily decisions preempted and in 2013, Etinosa began producing comedy skits, which she shared on the social media platform especially instagram.


Short profile of the actress

Full name:Etinosa Idemudia
from:Warri,Delta state, Nigeria
Date of birth: -
Occupation:Actress, producer, engineer, content provider

Her acting life

With the aim to switch career, Etinosa enrolled at the Royal Arts Academy, Lagos, Nigeria, where she obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts.  This was her first unique move towards a full career in performing acts.

After getting the diploma, she first performed in a minor cameo appearance in 'A Little White Lie' which was produced by Emem-Isong. This was the start she had been dreaming of, and she bolstered on that achievable feat to feature in notable Nollywood movies and television series.

Some worthy of mentions are Alter Ego, Chairman, Corpershun and Love in the Wrong Places.

This achivements culminated in her winning the award for Best Actress at the 48 Hours Film Project. This was in 2017. She was also nominated for Best Online Content at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in the same year.

2017 seemed to be her peak year but more was to come in the career she chosed! In 2018, she began producing her first feature film, The Washerman. She featured Sound Sultan, Ik Ogbonna, Mofe Duncan, Chris Okagbue, Jaywon, Sani Danja, Bryan Okwara, Frank Donga, Judith Audu, Sexy Steel, Stephen Damian, Mercy Isoyip and herself to it.

 She fame rose through the anticipation and thereafter, the success of the movie. Her comedy skits online ganished her augmented popularity to her benefit.

She has also provided content for telecommunications company, MTN on their MTN Comedy Plus platform numerous times.


Her Awards

2016Scream AwardsBest Online Comic Act
201648 Hours Film ProjectBest Actress


How she went unclad on instagram life

On friday evening, the 15 of march 2019, Idemudia, as usual of her, posted out her comedy skits on Instagram. She also shocked viewers by saying that she wanted to exhibit her body. She did just that in a colleague's instagram live video.

It is usual of renown musician, MC galazy to get connected to his fans every friday. Followers were shocked to view the popular actress going unclad online! This has gotten the online community in Nigeria berserk, demanding to know why a popular actress should attempt such act.

In the last edition of the Mc galazy's Friday Instagram live, there had been a naked girl dancing to his latest single ‘Ogbono’. In response, MC Galaxy had said it was a joke taken too far and apologised for the incident.

He did apologise in the case of this later one as well, saying it would have been disrespectful of him to end the actress's call without her permission.

The actress also expressed how sorry she is for such act in a later social media post. She later reminded her fans of the need to 'own your mess up' she added '– Do not let some of the greatest weapons of failure- shame and fear keep you down… And then depression sets in… Low self- esteem and the feeling you will never be anything great comes in.'

That might be her viewpoint of the event but she's still a revered actress to Nigerian. Isn't she?

Movie/Shows / BBN Latest: When is big brother naija 2019 starting?
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:17:52 PM »
The Big brother Naija is the most anticipated reality tv series in the country currently. Many had peaked the show at last season's 'Double wahala', but based on the huge number of intending housemates which came out for the 27th february audition, the viewers might surpass projections.

The show features 20 housemates whose hope of continuing on the show depends on votes by viewers. To elongate their stay, they have to impress the viewers by staying real and natural in the show.

Going by the anticipation of this show, viewers have queried 'when is the start date of BB naija 2019?, What is the day BB Naija would begin?

To help answer this, the messages excalated by the show coordinators would be relayed. Before that, it is common of the organizers to start the show in January. This year's own couldn't be held then as the presidential election hindered such.

They had this to say as at then (before federal elections)

“Big Brother will still hold but because it’s a political year, we can’t really control to what extent what the housemates will say in the house and we don’t want it to become a tool that will heat up the polity”

“The show itself normally gets twisted so we don’t want to mix it up with politics in any way. Its supposed to be entertaining, we wouldn’t want it to be divisive in any way.

“If you notice, no religious activity gets discussed in the house too, if you want to pray you can pray, we don’t want anyone to be forced to do it or divide Nigerians along those lines. So after the elections and inaugurations, it’ll happen.”

The update didn't state a definite date for the show leaving viewer more perplexed, however another update by them came.

They made known that BBNaija pop-up channel will open on Friday, 1 March at 10 am and will run till Sunday, 31 March at midnight on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 featuring highlights from the previous two seasons – See Gobbe and Double Wahala.

There would also be a special reunion show from Monday, 18 March to Sunday, 31 March and feature the stars of the BBNaija Double Wahala season.

The BBNaija pop-up channel is available to air on DStv Premium, Dstv Compact Plus, Dstv CompactDstv Family, Dstv Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

A known Pay TV operator in the country, MultiChoice Nigeria is the brain behind this Africa’s biggest reality television show. Last seasons own was sponsored by Payporte, Nigeria’s leading online store.

Scholarships are aids to students in their academic pursuit. Most are given after students are subjected to some form of test to trim applicants and guarantee the best are chosen effectively.

Many do posit that to get a scholarship is perhaps harder than what is presumed by few to be. Infact various online means make it seems so easy and smooth to get one. Only few writeups gives an experienced dissenting view to scholarship issuance.

One of that is this few condinated piece on how to get a scholarship as an undergraduate this 2019!

We all know that it's always oil and gas companies and some multi-national corporations that award varying scholarships to Nigerian students.

For the oil firms and certain lucrative companies, it's part of their corporate social responsibility signed to serve the people of that particular region.

Most of them usually dole out about N100,000 and above to intending graduates of specified courses of study, so as to aid their academics pursuits.     

How to win multiple scholarships in Nigeria

The following are the various steps to get yourself shorlisted for scholarships applied:

1. Stick to time: There's always a duration for scholarships brought forward to the public. Upon the release of those scholarship, apply on time as most of them do have a specific number of applicants needed. Although the portal might still be open, you might likely not be shortlisted.

To keep up with time, collate your document necessary for scholarship application aside readying yourself for an oppurtunity.

2. Have a good CGPA:  Having a dented cummulative grade point average might marr your chances of securing or even maintaining an already won scholarship! For instance, a scholarship application is on and the least acceptable grade is 2.5, all students with grades less than that would miss out of it. The better the grade,the better the chances of securing a scholarship aswell.

On the other hand, one who is currently on a scholarship program but has a diminishing CGPA could be relieved of such scholarship as the widely acceptable CGPA for scholarship is 3.5 .

3. Read past questions and understand their question patterns: Generally, while preparing for a particular exam, you should know the pattern of it. Most scholarship exams are multiple choice requiring intuitive knowledge. The time alloted to each quesations is meagre and that needs a good level of examination management.

Another thing to do is to familiarize yourself with past questions. Questions might likely be repeated or such type brought back. Getting to read those past questions might also reduce the tension which might surge in you.

4. Vie for less competitive scholarships: To better you chances of getting a scholarship, go for ones hardly known by many. Rules there might be lessened, augmenting the possibility of getting such scholarship.

The lessly known scholarships might be less lucrative and might be less rewarding.

5. Apply for many scholarships appropriately: Applying for one scholarship would just limit you to a possible one but applying for many gives more hope of winning probably some. While applying for multiple scholarships, note that it's not from the same parent company to aviod disqualification from both.

Follow the rules as well while applying. Goodluck!

Games / 1xbet Nigeria: Registration, Deposit and Withdrawal 2019
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:19:42 PM »
The 1xbet brand isn't that popular in Nigeria however, the betting platform isn't a starter in the industry.

It was founded in Russia in 2007, which operates in several countries all over the world including Nigeria.

1xBet sports betting website allows bet placement on various sporting games and activities like football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, golf, boxing, handball etc. And as well, live betting is also available on the sports betting website.

With their easy-to-understand portal, you can enjoy another variety of sports betting by registering for the betting platform, depositing and withdrawing from the platform. First, go to

Registering on 1xbet Nigeria

Registering on the platform is quite easy - it's 3 ways. You start that by clicking on the “registration” button in the top menu of the site.

Via phone number

  • ₹ Enter your phone number on the entry field.
    ₹choose your currency.
    ₹ Create your own password.
    It should consist of minimum 8 symbols (more - the better). You should use minimum 1 upper and lower letters and one numeral (0-9).
    You can’t use such symbols, as +-?%*.

    ₹ Repeat your created password
    ₹ Click the button “registration” and then follow the instruction by the portal.

Via Email

  • ₹ Choose your country by clicking on it in the list.
    ₹ Choose the region and the city, where you live.
    ₹ Enter your first and second names (according to the data in your passport).
    ₹ Choose the currency.
    ₹ Enter your password and confirm it
    ₹ Enter your valid E-mail address (for verification of your account and communication with the web- service)
    ₹ Under the data blocks at the bottom of the page you should click on the link “I am older than 18” to confirm your adulthood.
    ₹ Click on the inscription “registration” to create your account.
    ₹ You will receive an email from the service on your email address. Click on the link “finish the registration” in the text of the message.

Via social account

  • ₹ Click on the icon of the corresponding social network on the page “Social network”
    ₹ Allow the site to access your network account.
    ₹ Copy from the website an account number and generated password.
    ₹ Click the button “enter the site” in order to authorize.

How to fund a 1xBet Account

The betting platform has many funding options, however it's a bit complicated for Nigerians. To get started, you need to get a perfect money, Neteller or bitcoin account created.

  • ₹ Create an account with
    ₹ Click on Fund E-currency from the displayed Menu.
    ₹ Make payment into any of the Bank accounts listed on the page.

    To fund to your Perfect Money: Provide your Perfect Money Wallet address
    For Neteller: Provide your Neteller account Email Address
    For Bitcoin: Provide your Bitcoin Wallet Address

    ₹ Input all other needed details and submit the form.
    ₹ You can now login to your 1xbet account to fund with Neteller,Perfectmoney, or bitcoin.

How to withdraw from 1xbet

  • ₹ Start by withdrawing your credited fund to your neteller,bitcoin or Perfect money accounts.
    ₹ Go to to transfer funds from those e-wallets to your bank account using the steps above.
    ₹ All the Neteller,bitcoin or Perfect money details you have provided will be sent to the administrators and it will be reviewed.

If verified, your bank account will be credited.

Checkout the betting sites with the highest odds in nigeria currently. Bet responsibly!

Buoyant drive with a dream car might turn awry if the driver doesn't have in possession some certain documents.

At a first guess one might reason, is it the car ownership receipt? No, you should have necessarily gotten that upon payment for the drive.

What then would earn you a frown from security operatives? Are you capable of squaring out with the Nigerian policemen knowing their disposition on a little err by you?

You can save yourself the time by learning beforehand about one of specific car's permit - the tinted car permit.

Ordinarily the Nigerian policemen wouldn't bother stopping cars with tinted glasses assuming that they are pockets-laden officials with the baton to perhaps down their career. However some of these cars might raise the suspicion of these state agents.

The constitution has it's declarative say on the tinted glass issue which happens to be a weighty issue. According to the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, tinted glass permit is required legally if you are driving around in a tinted glass vehicle. This brings to fore the need to get a tinted glass permit for your vehicle.

This permit however can only be given on two justifications - and thats according to law. One of such basis is security reasons. Personnels of various governmental department whom their position calls for serious privacy. This also goes down to company(both private and governmental) top personnels which need calls for so. The second reason for ushering a tinted glass permit to persons is for medical reasons.

I would like to leave the law guiding tinted glass permit for now, although later through the article you will know more about the consequences and ruling of the law on this declarative issue.

We are not ignorant of one fact that there are vehicles that comes tinted while there are those that are fitted with tinted glasses remotely by their owners.

It is of note that tinted permit is only issued to vehicles with factory fitted tinted windows alone. The federation doesn't see the need of customising a drive by fixing a tinted glass. There have been queries about whether a national identification number would be required or not on application for a tinted glass permit? The NIN is an 11 digits number and a proof of your identity as a Nigerian. NIN contains coded,classified information about you - your fingerprints, your photo, your demographics and personal digital signature.

This code is required when filling important documents like the tinted glass permit for proper identification. If you haven't your NIN, visit one out of 36 NIMC Registration Centers in Nigeria, where you will have to provide your fingerprints, demographics, a digital signature and a photograph. After your registration and your data stored, you will receive your NIN.

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Coming back to the law, it has it that the usage of a tinted glass vehicle without a permit is an offence punishable by law. It also says that only the Inspector General of Police has the authority to issue a Nigeria police tinted glass permit.

The law binding the use of a tinted glass car in Nigeria is known as The Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Act. The act prohibits anyone from tinting or treating any glass fitted in a vehicle in a way that makes the person or material inside the car invisible or obscure. 

“Except with the permission of the appropriate authority designated for the purposes of this Act and for such good cause as may be determined from time to time by the appropriate authority,
no person shall cause any glass fitted on a motor vehicle to be tinted; or shaded; or coloured lightly or thickly; or darkened; or treated in any other way, so that the persons or objects in the motor vehicle are rendered obscure or invisible".
- section 1 of the document says.

In section 3, the act declares that anyone who imports a vehicle with tinted glasses into the country is allowed to change the glasses within a period of ninety days. Anyone who decides to drive around in a tinted glass vehicle without a permit is eligible to a fine of fifty thousand naira or a maximum of six-month imprisonment or both.

Cost of tinted glass permit in Nigeria

The tinted glass permit is free if what is written on the Nigerian police website is anything to go by, however you might be asked to pay some sums of money within the range of N20,000 - N40,000 to acquire a tinted glass permit.

Procedures to obtain a Nigerian police tinted glass permit

» Visit the official web page of the police tinted permit at There, you are to fill out the application form to get an Application ID. This application ID is your login password into the portal.

» With the application ID, you need to log in with your registered email and the ID.

» Upon logging in, complete the form - entering the complete details of the vehicle which you are obtaining the permit.

»Read on how to track a stolen car easily in Nigeria!
» After double-checking all entries, submit and print out the completed form. Take the form to any Police Command(preferable state headquaters) to capture your biometric. Inquire from any officer on how to go through this.

» Preferably, you can log in to your portal to check whether your permit has been approved.

As shown above, the process through getting a tinted glass permit is lenient and easy enough to get done without stress. The harassments by policemen couldn't be compared to the ease of getting this permit!

Competition brings rise to affordability and that goes to encourage value in service delivery. The cable TV industry isn't on the back pew in this, as competition between key players there is an example to other sector.

The Dstv satellite TV is quite popular such that other value-rich cable tv is sidelined, and probably made inferior. Being in operation in certain selected cities in the country for about 15 years, CTL - communications Trends Limited isn't an incoming brand.

It is a multi-channel Pay-TV platform that operates in nine cities in Nigeria mostly in eastern states. Quality and service is what the company hopes to achieve and the've got some numbers of channels to demonstrate their long stay.

How Many Channels Does CTL Offer? What are the Channels?

Currently, there are about 40 Premium channels on CTL and they televise different shows from live sports to movies, fashion,and more! The channels on CTL are:

Bein Sport
Al jazzera
Mbc 2
Mbc 4
Mbc Action
Mbc Max
Channels Tv
Mtv Base
Sound City
Joy Sport
Dubai Sport 1
Ad sport 6
Nat Geo Wild
Ait sport
Dubai one
Joy tv
Dove vision
France 24
Emerald City tv
Igbo tv
Bollywood Series
Sony Star movie
Star world
Nat Geo
Fox Child
E channel
Gh one

CTL subscription and Decoder price

The current price for CTL subscription is N3,100 per month. There's no guarantee it might not go up soon. Recharging of decoder upon expiration is through buying of CTL recharge PINs in the form of recharge card at their retail outlets. Meanwhile, a CTL decoder will cost between N8,000 to N10,000.

CTL Office Adresses In Nigeria

Port Harcourt;-CTL Emporium: Plot 57 Woji Road, GRA Phase ii

Abuja;- CTL House: 19 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2

Enugu; – 50 Zik Avenue, Uwani Enugu Owerri – 30A Wetheral Road Owerri

Warri – 3, Eku House, 6 Effurum/ Sapele Road, Enerhen Junction Warri.

Benin City – Sir David Osunde Foundation House, 29A Uwa street (btw 2nd & 3rd East circular Road) Benin.

Jos – 2A Ibrahim Tawio Road Jos

Umuahia – 2c Aba Road Umuahia Abia State

Onitsha – 4, Oguta Road opp. D.M.G.S Anambra State

UYO – 111, Atiku Abubakar Avenue Akwa Ibom State 

Please note that CTL is currently functional in selected nine cities in the country. The cities are: Port Harcourt, Abuja, Owerri , Enugu, Umuahia, Uyo, Warri, Benin, Onitsha.

Other cities might be added soon by the payTv company upon their will.

Startimes Nigeria has an alternate and perhaps dissenting plans to the one of CTL this 2019! Stay close to the Satellite TV section of the forum for more!

Education / Updated List of State Universities in Nigeria 2019
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:33:31 PM »
State universities are NUC approved universities owned and managed by state governments. Some are quite expensive while others are fairly cheap.

State Universities in Nigeria

The full list of all state owned universities in Nigeria at the moment are:     

s/nState Universities
1.Abia State University, Uturu
2.Adamawa State University Mubi
3Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
4Akwa Ibom State University,AKSU
5Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
6Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
7Bauchi State University, Gadau
8Benue State University, Makurdi
9Yobe State University, Damaturu
10Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar
11Delta State University Abraka
12Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
13Ekiti State University
14Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
15Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe
16Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
17Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni
18Imo State University, Owerri
19Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa
20Kaduna State University, Kaduna
21Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
22Kebbi State University, Kebbi
23Kogi State University Anyigba
24 Kwara State University, Ilorin
25Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
26Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
27River State University of Science and Technology
28Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
29Lagos State University, Ojo
30Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
31Nasarawa State University Keffi
32Plateau State University Bokkos
33Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode
34Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina
35Osun State University Osogbo
36Taraba State University, Jalingo
37Sokoto State University
38Northwest University Kano
39Oyo State Technical University Ibadan
40Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
41Edo University Iyamo
42Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
43University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State
44Bornu State University, Maiduguri
45Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta
46Gombe State University of Science and Technology
47Zamfara State University

Checkout the ultimate guide to university in Nigeria.

Education / Dubai Scholarships For Nigerians 2019
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:06:40 AM »
Dubai is the garished city of choice to many. It's a dream that might come to reality for some aswell.

One factor that has impeded many studying in Nigeria, is the lack of conduciveness. Many vie to study abroad because the best from them could better be brought out there.

Dubai has the qualities of a good city - Manificient buildings, good roads and an overall sense of decorum. Would you miss an oppurtunity to such a destination?

This 2019, there are several(though few) scholarship programs to bag you a stay in the glorified city. Master the proffession of your dream in the city of your dream!

Scholarships in Dubai for international students

The following are the current scholarship program ongoing listed in no particular relative placement:


IRENA scholarships

This scholarship is given to only 20 international students chosen from eight specific Master of Science programs that are being taught at the MASDAR Institute in Dubai. It is one of the governmentally supported UAE scholarships. It is an annually awarded IRENA scholarship.

The Institute’s goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 91 (iBT)) or equivalent paper/ computer based scores, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.

The IRENA Scholarship benefits include the following:

  • ₹ 100% of all tuition fees
    ₹ All required textbooks
    ₹ A laptop
    ₹ Housing
    ₹ Monthly stipend
    ₹ Health insurance
    ₹ Annual return ticket home (if applicable)
    ₹ Possibility for first-hand experience with IRENA through an internship
    ₹ Excellent networking potential
    ₹ Exclusive access to the IRENA Lecture Program

Visit their web portal for more at:

Sheikha Shamsa Bint Suheil Chair scholarship

If you really got brains to study business abroad, then this is for you. Four students noted for overall academic excellence, who want to study at the e-school of Business and Quality Management would be chosen.

Unlike the one above, this scholarship is given to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The applicant must be in  real financial need as a first requisite. The applicant must also be able to meet the scholarship entry requirements.

All other conditions are specified during the application and selection process. If you wish to apply for this scholarship and be among the four students chosen, you need to fill out a form and submit it before the deadline through the institution's web portal. That's the website of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.

Al Dar University College scholarships

ALDAR University College offers a wide array of scholarships schemes to financially support students in their education.

To stand a chance to receive such a scholarship, a student is supposed to meet certain admission criteria, and aswell be a full-time student.

The scholarships cover many expenses, apart from visa fees, book purchase, transportation, late registration fines, admission fees, and some other minor payments.

Other important information on this scholarship including the terms and conditions can be found at the website of Al Dar University College at 

Those are the scholarship currently running for Nigerians to grapple. However, the year is still fresh and there would be more oppurtunity for several other scholarships! By the way there's a relevant guide for university students this year! Be a better erudite personality this year.

cheat & tricks / 9mobile Latest Free Browsing Cheat & Tricks March 2019
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:35:51 AM »
Browsing free on the internet isn't all fake as unlucky folks do agree, it's certainly in existence.

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Keep yourself updated to these tricks punctually by bookmarking the cheats and tricks category of the forum!

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You need to make available these things to utilise this trick:

How to Activate 9Mobile Free Browsing Cheat 2019

The steps are simple as far as you don't miss one:

1. Upon downloading the WhatsVPN App from playstore, launch it.
2. On the app, choose your country to be  “Canada”.
3. Next, turn on your phone data connectivity to your 9Mobile sim which you intend to use.
4. Search for movies to download and copy the download link of the movie.
5. Now open the Advanced Download Manager app (ADM).
6. On the app, click on the “+” sign at the bottom right corner, paste the download link you copied earlier and click start.

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Comments are encouraged!

The most prominent blessing to couples is having atleast a child. Not just a child or children but healthy ones.

To achieve this feat, intending couples need to go extra miles, sometimes exposed to psychological, financial and social trauma while achieving this.

Healthy babies are frequently deemed a priority but some couples go through trepiditions to get this. Some say the purpose of marriage is own bouncy children - infact one of my friend is a subscriber to this claim. 'Love is scam, it's inconsequential! One just marry to raise children only' - he opined. How he got such claim into his head is of his care, however, people mostly do marry only to get children, on the other hand otherwise. Let's stay with the former objection, people need healthy children.

Decisions could batter couple's chances of getting healthy children. And you hold the mantle to decide on the type of children you need get. The sickle cell disease is one ailment that is easily preventable than treated.

Although manageable, it's uncurable and affects the oxygen-carrying red blood cells on it's host. To demonstrate the need to atleast prevent this disease, the complications of the disease are:

  • » Increased risk of severe bacterial infections due to loss of functioning spleen tissue

    » Stroke, which can result from a progressive narrowing of blood vessels, prevents oxygen from reaching the brain.

    » Silent stroke

    » Decreased immune reactions due to hyposplenism (malfunctioning of the spleen)
    » Priapism and infarction of the penis Osteomyelitis (bacterial bone infection)

    » Acute papillary necrosis in the kidneys

    » Leg ulcers

    » Background retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy, vitreous haemorrhages, and retinal detachments can result in blindness.

    » Pulmonary hypertension

Lifespan for the sickle cell anemia victims is between 40 - 60 years(for developed countries). It might be lower than that for countries in Africa.

The ailment got a date to enlighten people on the complications. It's the 19th day of June every year.

There are some genotypes like the AA,AS and the SS (these are the prevalent ones). The SS genotype is the accursed sickle cell anemia. Anyone with the genotype is advised to only marry an AA genotyped person. In fact an AA genotyped individual can marry anybody and expect an SS-free baby.

 An SS individual marrying another SS genotyped individual would seem like budding a disaster - why?

All their offspring would be SS-genotyped.

An SS individual isn't also advised to marry an AS individual because the probability of getting an SS offspring is 2-in-4 or 3-in-4.

Now the prevalent headache - an AS marrying to another AS( a case which both couple possess each an allele of S gene in their genotype.

According to scientists, there's a 25% chance that the couple would get an SS child(meaning 1 in 4 children would have the dreaded SS gene).

It's isn't to appease you, but you can be lucky and all your children(whatsoever the number) aren't SS genotyped. However the probability of not getting an SS child out of about 4 children is so so slim that it's not advisable. You know it's against ethics to go beyond the advise of elders?

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The burden of coping with a sickler is unquantifiable. The child would have to live on drugs and intense care inorder to maintain his/her delicate depreciating organs.

What if your prodigious search for the soulmate endeared to you should be underestimated. Can there be a way to bypass getting an SS child being an AS + AS couple?

Hopefully there is!

Atleast your relationship is safe but other aspects of your life would suffer.

Ways AS + AS couples can marry without having an SS child

Some relationship are put aside so as to ensure a healthy future for the kids. You might not want to make the same move; the following ways might be expensive and psychological:

1. Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

In this process, the sperm and egg of the couple are fertilized in a petri dish and allowed to grow. This is kept for about three to four days, and a biopsy of some cells is carried out.

The final stage involves the non-SS embryos only being transplanted into the mother. The other SS embryos are destroyed. This is a recommended way to avoid an SS baby as it has a high success rate - 99%.

Due to the inability of Nigerian fertility centers to do the biopsy, the samples are sent abroad for the test. This triggers the cost upward to about 5 million Naira. It's one of the safest way to get an SS-free baby without dissolution of relationship as an AS - AS couple.

2. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is an effective way couples who do have difficulty to conceive naturally opts for. It's eventually a popular method to artificial fertility in Nigeria.

Couples who are AS - AS genotyped could also be served with this method. To do this, the sperm or egg of another person aside the couples is used.

Either an AA man's sperm or an AA woman's egg is used to make the embryo before it is transplanted into the mother.

IVF procedure costs about 1 to 2 million Naira in Nigeria, depending on the center. The donor of the egg or sperm might need some monetary compensation, and that goes to add to the cost.

The downside here is the thought of having a baby partly of the male partner and an anonymous female(who contributed the egg). Aswell the anxiety of getting a baby partly the female couple and an anonymous male(who contributed the sperm).

Does it sound good?

3. Natural Conception

This is another method to avoid an SS baby as an AS -AS couple. It involves natural fertility devoid of the first two methods above.

After about 10 weeks after being pregnant, a test to check the genotype of the embryo is taken. This is done by the Chorionic Villous Sampling (from 10 weeks) or Amniocentesis (from 13 weeks). A needle is inserted into the pregnant abdomen to collect the cells needed. The cells are cultured and testing carried out.

Unfortunately, if the embryo has the SS genotype, the pregnancy is terminated. If the embryo luckily does not have the SS genotype, it is left to develop to full term. 

If a couple got the nerves to wait about 10 weeks in a pregnancy before determining whether it should be terminated or not, then they should key into it.

Another downside is the risk of miscarriage. 0.5 to 1 % of women who undergo this test end up miscarrying the pregnancy. Expense is another backlash - The test costs about N250,000 while a medical abortion costs between N20,000 and a surgical abortion costs between N30,000.

4. Childless Marriage

Since your current relationship is so dear to you, why not try marrying without any child?

This would require a good display of maturity by the couple involved. There would be stigma by members of the public which need matured nerves to manage. This safe method goes a lot to prevent getting an SS child.

5. Adoption

Getting a child adopted as yours is a good option for avoiding an SS child safely. The emotional effects in the extended family is always excessive and that needs tolerance on the part of both couple. 

Meanwhile, the Guava fruit is a popular fruit prescribed to young couples as well as it's leaf. It's a fruit rumoured to have effects on female fertility and the male sperm count. How does the guava fruit and leaf effect fertility?

Those are the ways to prevent getting an SS genotyped baby as a AS + AS couple.

Music / Limerick Biography, age, songs and net worth
« on: February 02, 2019, 09:36:13 PM »
Singer, Limerick with real name Forune Ibrahim hails from Owan East, Edo state but was born in Mangoro, Ikeja, Lagos state.

Much is unknown about his parenthood and childhood. He currently attends the National open university.

The rapper was signed into the YBNL label in february 2018 along with the singer Lyta

Limerick and Lyta are said to be Chelsea fans. Before being brought together had been performing on stage together. Fate took it's turn as they reunited in one record label.

His(Limerick) enrollment to the YBNL label however took a different perspective. According to the rapper, he met the YBNL boss through the social media platform Instagram where Olamide came across his song which he posted and gave a Direct message. Just like that, he got himself a slot in the label.

Meanwhile, Limerick came to limelight with the song “Pesin’ which he featured Olamide. One revelation much to the awe of many which he did make was that ‘Olamide is a generous & kind-hearted person who looks down on no-one and is always willing to help”.

Limerick songs include:

Picazo, Yomi Blaze, Davolee, Limerick – “Juju, Guns & Roses”
Limerick – “Ruff Play”
2Series – “360” ft. Limerick 
Limerick – “The Future” 
Chessy – “Get Down” ft. Limerick

Music / Lyta Biography, age, songs and net worth
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:39:45 AM »
The music industry in Nigeria is ever buzzing. Longstanding performers keep doing what they know best to do. The upcomings aren't only making ground for the elders, they are rising to FAME!

In one of my articles, i made known that many do say beauty is ambiguous but what is beautiful is generally acclaimed beautiful. An umbiased list of the most beautiful female musicians in Nigeria could be located there.

There no end to pop music in Nigeria as upcomings keep snaring the exuberant crowd in awe - thanks good music.

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It is on record that on the 15th of February, 2018, two new artists were signed by Olamide into the record label, YBNL. Olamide being the owner of the record label masterminded what led to the inclusion of these two new singers into the label.

The story would unveil it'self as you follow along. To start with, the two artiste were Limerick and Lyta. It's the later that we would discuss on today!

Who is Lyta? What is Lyta age? Lyta musics?

Lyta biography - early life

Lyta's full name is Lawal Raheem. He was born in Kwara State on the 4th of July, 1998. However, he was born and brought up in the Ajegunle part of Lagos State, Nigeria.

Right from age 13, the young Lawan show enthusiasm in music - practicing his music prowess in that part of lagos. Formally, he is a Nigerian singer and song writer with the stage name Lyta.

From the fact that he's a northerner clearly open u much reason his parents should be northerners. His mother are father are notherners. For the time being this young talented rapper hasn't disclosed much about his parentage and childhood days. That leaves that aspect of his biography almost unknown.

His music life

Olamide while in an event got eleectrified by the rapping skills of the young act and that got him signed. this was at a later date, precisely, 15th of February, 2018.

Fame came his way when he featured Olamide in a song, 'Time'.

Lyta age

He was born on the 4th of July 1998. Lyta is currently 20 years old.

His songs

As a nice rapper, Lyta has released several songs. They are: If

It's Only Me (2005)
J'avance (2010)
Tomber Love (2012)
Honey (2015)
Are You Ready (2016)
Time (2018)
Cherry Eyes (2018)
No More Ghost (2018)
Unread (2018)
Poison (2018)

The young upcoming act has some appreciable social media followings. His instagram account is @official.lyta As pertaining to the singer's networth, it's unavailable at the moment. On confirmation of that, it would be reviewed here. That all for now on the biography of the Yahoo Boy No Laptop(YBNL) act. He's certainly a must watch act!

Satellite Tv / StarTimes Subscriptions Price and Channels 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:40:45 PM »
Adding to the unending list of digital terrestrial television in Nigeria, Startimes began the services in the country in 2010.

The subsidiary of Startimes Media, a Chinese based company operates in 7 other African Countries aside Nigeria viz; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Guinea and Central African Republic.

Startimes subscription 2019

Startimes Nigeria currently has 3 subscription bouquets namely: Nova Bouquet, Basic Bouquet and Classic Bouquet.

Startimes Nova subscription price and channels

The NOVA bouquet has 22 channels and costs 900 Naira per month. The channels include:


Startimes Basic subscription price and channels

The BASIC bouquet has 25 channels and costs only 1,300 Naira per month. The channels include:


Startimes Basic subscription price and channels

The Basic bouquet comes with 14 channels and costs only 1,900 Naira per month. These channels include:


In a quick review, startimes has 3 set of differing decoders. They include the StarTimes SD decoder, StarTimes HD decoder, and StarTimes Combo decoder!

Bank/Money / Top 10 Richest, Biggest and Trusted Banks in Nigeria 2019
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:32:45 PM »
Basically to most Nigerians, Bank is where money is withdrawn. It serves as a transaction point to many in this part of the world especially business men/women.

In the lifes of various people, the bank performs different functions. These functions can be summed up into many bundles, but what are the essential(primary) functions of the bank?

As young people in primary and early secondary schools we were told that the main function of the bank is to store money. Reviewing that childhood memory of how they skillfully made you believe banks were just store houses of the national currency, you couldn't dare believe more then. That was then, as you've known better what banks really do.

What do banks really do?

Before listing the effective banks in the country, outlining the functions which banks really perform would be a good decision. Even when being fully grown, you still sense that feeling of a 'missing link' trailing through your brain when trying to list out what banks do.

I bet many do know faintly two functions of the banks and they are not to be blamed as basically that's what they attend these 'monuments' to do.

The first basic function of a bank is to deposit money. To make a bank deposit, you have to get an account with them. It's really simple but i can't tell you it's really stress free. Is there any thing done without stress in Nigeria? You answer clips off the point. It really easy in the Nigerian way.

Three account type would be given you to choose one from. Viz - Current, Savings and Fixed deposit accounts. For the current account, one would need to be transacting frequently. Do you have the need to transfer or withdraw funds from a bank account unlimited number of time? then it's on a current account. The savings account isn't much of a deal from the current account. Here, your withdrawals are limited with 'micro' interest on deposits credited you. The savings account is recommended for workers who have a mind of saving some fraction of their income. An article was made for ways to increase your personal income.

For the wise savers who have some sizeable fund to spare, there's the fixed deposit for you! All they need from you is your accent to leave some money in your account for some period without withdrawal. You're sure of getting some 'it's better than never' interests from cagey banks through this type of account.

The next primary function of the bank is to facilitate Withdrawals. There's no other place to get funds sent to you except through the banks.

Several ATM points set up by them perform this primary function too.

Let's go more formal on this banks functions. The banks serve as a point of funds transfer. On behalf of it's customers, the bank gets your money into an account somewhere out of town.

Utility functions like safe locker services are done by banks. Banks are also points of foreign exchange. Currencies could be swapped at the central bank's approved rates in banks easily. Some banks do act onbehalf of persons at stock exchanges.

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Loans to businesses is primarily given by banks at a set interest rate. Those are the functions of banks a prospective customer should know.

Making choices if not important, is necessary as it could hold the swing to either lay down or rise you. There are many banks spread across the country, however making meaningful decision concerning your preferred 'store house' is important.

There are many factors to be considered while ranking the best banks in the country at the moment. One of such is an online presence.

As was pointed out on the thread 'effective online hustles to start in Nigeria this 2019', banks are now enhancing their services online. In fact, there's no bank that hasn't an online presence in Nigeria.

What then are ratings for since the've made the cut? Even though all banks get some online presence, some does that better. Many banks are said to be more technologically alligned than others. We see it as competition down here because that's how they want it seen by us but the industry knows there are the leaders and the followers there. Some leads, others follow.

The trustworthiness of a bank is also an important ranking factor. This trustwordiness covers a lot. It goes to cover the age of the company in the country, how it fared financially over these times. Is it a trusted brand in the banking sector or is it a new trial in the industry?

Now what are the customer services of these banks. Are they bent on the money you offer them or on improving their services with you?

At the counter(banking hall), the costumer services is almost always nice, going back home what does different banks put in place in terms of off-bank services.

In this century, you don't gamble money, you don't play money either. What are the charges of these banks. Compare that with others then you would believe banks are better than banks!

Out of the about 21 banks currently operating in the country, 10 best ones are selected as oustanding. 

10 best commercial banks in Nigeria 2019

The following are the key banks recommended listed in descending order:


10. Fidelity Bank

Formerly a merchant bank called Fidelity Union Merchant Limited, the bank is a long standing one. It was established in 1988. Almost throughout the 90's, the bank was a merchant bank. It became a commercial bank in 1999.

The bank is a reputable bank and hasn't been known to be in severe financial downturn. The bank currently has $6.31 billion as total assets in Nigeria.

9. Keystone Bank

Many might not consider keystone bank as one of the best bank, but looking at the parameters used in rating them gives reason for making them through. Keystone bank was fully known as a financial institution in Nigeria in 2011 and currently has over 200 offices. Keystone bank is owned by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria.

The bank is quite popular and has good costumer services. The bank has total assets of about $8 billion.

8. Ecobank Nigeria

If the former bank isn't really a long standing one, this one is.  Ecobank Nigeria is a subsidiary of Ecobank – Pan African bank that is present in 32 countries with over 750 offices in Africa only.

To expand it's services through different territories, Ecobank acquired Oceanic bank. Its asset increased to about $20 billion after it's acquisition. The bank's universal headquater is at Lome - that's the capital of Togo. Wholesale, retail, corporate, investment and transaction banking services are provided by them to various parts of africa especially central and eastern part of the continent.

 The financial institution is a reputable one in Nigeria.

7. Zenith Bank

Another opular bank on the list is Zenith Bank PLC. This bank is presumed to be the second richest bank in Nigeria probably behind GTBank. It has a total asset worth more than $15.7 billion.

The bank currently has branches in Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In Nigeria, operations started in 1990.

6. Union Bank of Nigeria

 This is one of the oldest banks in the country. It started operations in Nigeria back in 1917. Apart from being one of the oldest bank in the country, it is a reputable one.

In a 2009 rating of banks around the world, the financial institution was rated the 556th largest bank globally. It settled for the 14th position in Africa. With many branches around the country, the bank boasts of an asset base of $6.8 billion.

5. Diamond Bank Nigeria PLC

Apart from being a popular banking house in Nigeria, Diamond bank is one of the richest. The bank has assets worth more than $7.3 billion. The financial institution started on the 20th of December 1990, Diamond bank is a fully licensed commercial bank in Nigeria and also provides services across Africa.

Some of the countries under it's radar include: United Kingdom, Cote d’Ivore, Benin, Senegal, Togo, etc.

4. Access Bank Nigeria

 Obtaining an operating license in 1989 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998, Access bank Nigeria is one of the best bank in the country. The financial institution increase it's territory after it acquired Intercontinental Bank.

The bank is ranked 532nd among the top 1000 banks globally and has about 309 branches across the country. The bank’s total asset is about $12.6 billion.

3. First Bank Of Nigeria

 Established in far back 1894, First Bank Nigeria PLC is a recognised brand in Nigeria. It is one of the richest bank in the country aswell with total assets estimated at $21.3 billion.

 Being a longstanding bank, business principles and costumer attention is observed by the institution.

2. United Bank for Africa

Occupying the number 2 position is UBA. It's an old financial institution aswell. It was established in 1949 and has up till today make positive gains in Nigeria's banking sector.

The UBA of today was formed as a result of a merger between the old UBA and Standard Trust Bank. To this effect, the institution's costumer base has enlarged. The firm has an asset worth of $12.3 billion.

1. Guaranty Trust Bank

Guaranty Trust Bank is the best banking institution of 2019 given by analysis obtained from the industry. It is one of Nigeria's technologically advanced bank and are worth about $11.77trillion. 

The list of richest, biggest and reliable banks is gotten for authentic statistics. No fluffs! There are other 2019 fact you shouldn't miss out. Try out this top N10,000 businesses to start 2019h and vie for the best empowerment schemes of 2019!

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