SPORTS CUE – MAN CITY CHAMPIONS, MURRAY WITHDRAWS, HALEP CHARGED AND MANY MORE

Welcome to VTPASS SPORTS CUE – this is a run down of happenings in the world of Sport over the weekend.

MAN CITY CHAMPIONS!!

37 matches in, and guess what?? MAN CITY ARE CHAMPIONS ALREADY. They lead the race with 7 points, which means it would be mathematically impossible for any team to catch up with them. So this means Man city has secured the EPL title 5 times in 6 years. Legendary!!!

With the Champions league and the FA cup finals left to play, Man City has an outstanding chance of securing a treble for the second time in 5 years. Give Guardiola a managerial legend status already.

SPORT CUE - MAN CITY WINS EPL AGAIN

MURRAY WITHDRAWS;

Andy Murray has pulled out of the French Open to prepare for Wimbledon. He is the latest player to pull out of the competition following Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgois in this step. It was reported that the British tennis player withdrew from the competition to prioritise Wimbledon.

Also notable is the fact that the tennis player prefers the hard court to clay courts. Murray’s decision to exit the competition stems from his lackluster performance on clay courts this season. The Scottish athlete faced disappointing defeats in renowned tournaments such as Rome, Madrid, and Monte Carlo. Most recently, he suffered a loss to Swiss star Stan Wawrinka at the Bordeaux Challenger last Wednesday

So we wish Andy Murray the best in hard (grass) courts this season.

Sport Cue - Andy Murray retires from the french open to focus on Wimbledon.

Simona Halep

On this episode of sport cue, we look into Simona Halep doping allegations. Simona was charged with a doping allegation in October, 2022 after testing positive for a banned substance at the US open, and has been suspended from the court since then. News sprung up over the weekend that Simona has been charged with a fresh doping allegation which is separate from the one she is currently serving a suspension for.

The ITIA announced on Friday that Halep’s athlete biological passport returned irregularities after an assessment of her profile by an independent panel. Anti-doping bodies use the biological passport system to monitor an athlete’s various blood indicators over a long period of time. This is done in order to identify irregularities that could indicate rule violations.

Halep spoke publicly for the first time about her first doping charge last month, criticising the ITIA for multiple delays that meant she has been unable to present her case to an independent tribunal eight months after receiving notification of the positive test. In her new statement, Halep claimed that the ITIA is motivated to find her guilty. “I feel helpless facing such harassment and motivation on their behalf to prove me guilty of something I never did. Once again, all my life I have been totally against any sort of cheating. It doesn’t align with my values.” she wrote.

We hope Simona will be cleared, and she can return to court soon. Sports cue will provide further reports on this.

WSL DRAGS ON TO FINAL MATCHDAY

And it has come to this. Chelsea Woman will face Reading while Manchester United Women will face Liverpool on the last day of the WSL 2022/23 season. Chelsea lead the way with 2 point ahead of Manchester United going into the final week of the season. A win for Chelsea will ensure they successfully retain the WSL trophy. Nevertheless, the title charge is not over for the Manchester United team who won the Manchester derby yesterday.

It will boiled down to mathematics, prayers and hope going to the last game-week of the season. Man United will be crowned champions if they beat Liverpool by a margin of 5 goals, and Reading defeats Chelsea in their fixture. This could prove to be a monumental challenge because Chelsea has a better head-to-head record than Reading, which has only triumphed once in their 18 meetings.

Sports cue is looking ahead to this final gameweek.

MIAMI HEAT

For the second year in a row, Miami Heats are one win away from the NBA finals. Miami Heats head into the fourth match of the best-of-seven series against Boston Celtics with a 3-0 lead. A win in the next match will see Miami Heats advance to the NBA finals. This comes a

The results are somewhat similar in the other playoff fixture between Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. Denver Nuggets lead the series 3 – 0 and a victory in the next round will guarantee them a place in the finals.

As we say in football, anything is possible. I guess the same can be said in basketball, anything is possible. But we foresee a Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heats final in the NBA.


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Cable Tv Payments On Vtpass

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The world is widely digital, as technology has streamlined every human experience into a widely scalable technological experience. The history of cable tv started with antiquated tv antennas that only allowed users watch stations like NTA, AIT, BCOS, and others over time.

But in the last decade, there has been a steady paradigm shift towards the pay-per-view option of accessing both local and international tv channels via digital decoders – with DSTV being the pioneer of such innovation in Nigeria, and by extension Africa. Today, every home in Nigeria has one cable tv or other that enables them to watch channels of various content like news, sports, entertainment, religion, documentary, etc.

In the time past, only rich people could afford cable tv. It was limited to a specified demography of people who could afford installing cable Tv in their homes because of the expensive nature. However, this stance has changed over time, as cable TVs are cheap and affordable for all.

However, the significant change in the narrative of our payment behaviour has made every financial solution accessible on digital platforms and has also contributed to the ease and simplicity of paying for your cable tv bills online. 

How to Pay Cable TV on Vtpass

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  • Click on “Pay TV subscription”
  • Choose your preferred “Cable tv type”
  • Enter necessary details – (Smartcard number, phone number, amount etc) and proceed to the payment page.
  • Click on “Pay Now” to process your payment and activate the decoder..
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Which Cable TV Providers Are Available On Vtpass?

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Conclusion

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5 Statistics About Utility Bills Payment in Nigeria.

It’s no secret that utility bills payment is an unavoidable part of the adult human life. They have grown to become an integral part of the human life. Although everyone pay bills, it may differ in size and price. Utility bills are a necessary expense because they provide access to services that are essential for modern life, such as electricity, gas, water, among others. Without these services, it would be difficult to maintain a comfortable quality of life.

Facts.

  1. According to the NIBSS, 19.4 trillion Naira was transferred via mobile in 2022, which is 141% more that the amount carried out in 2021. This means that Nigeria have embraced the digital method of paying bills, as opposed to paying with cash.
  2. Nigerians spend over 60% of their monthly income servicing utility bills.
  3. Nigeria is one of the top 5 countries in Africa for utility bills payments. This is reflective of the country’s large population and high rate of economic growth.
  4. About 70% of utility bills in Nigeria are paid by individuals, with the remaining 30% paid by businesses.
  5. The average Nigerian spends approximately 5% of their monthly income on utility bills. This is an important expense for households in Nigeria, as it can have a significant impact on their budget.

These 5 surprising stats about utility bills payment in Nigeria show just how important this type of expense is for people in the country. From cash payments to direct bank transfers, utility bills are a necessary part of life in Nigeria. It’s important to be aware of the payment options available and various means that makes bills payment easier, faster and more accessible.

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Conclusively,

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WAYBACK – HISTORY OF INTERNET IN NIGERIA

Obasanjo’s internet, as it is mostly called became a trend in Nigeria in 1996. But was not the beginning. Nigeria had its first ISP in 1990. An ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a company that provides internet services to individuals and organisations. The first ISP was founded in 1991, and it was the Nigerian Centre for Communication Technologies (NCCT). Subsequently, ISPs like NITEL, Interswitch and Vee Network surfaced to dispense their services to already burgeoning market.

The main boom of internet usage in Nigeria was in the 2000’s. This technology was not relatively new at this time. Although, before then, the Nigerian Post and Telegraph was in charge of handling all forms of communications under the just independent Nigerian government. This commission regulated calls made between Lagos and London. The country had 116,000 fixed telephone lines across.

The main effort of NITEL (Nigeria Telecommunication Limited) was to structure and improve the coordination of telecommunication processes within and outside the country. However, the role of NITEL was not an easy assignment, and as a result, became operationally inefficient. The core drawbacks that affected NITEL’s efficiency were lack of maintenance, and inability to support cable network infrastructure across the country. This resulted in phone lines being congested, billing system was inefficient, and call completion rate for long distance calls was less than 50%. At this stage, it was clearer that NITEL lacked the capacity to cater for the increasing demand for their services.

History of internet in Nigeria - Early mobile phones

INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE PHONES

According to some reports, ECONET Wireless made the first live call using GSM in the country on June 8, 2001. Immediately following it was MTN, which entered the market on May 16, 2001, but began operations in August of the same year. Initially, GSM services were available in Lagos, followed by Abuja and then Port Harcourt. In the year 1992, the first cellphone touched down in Nigeria, and this network was known as Mobile Telecommunication Service (MTS).  Since it was the first of its kind, it garnered extreme monopoly and popularity overtime. The earliest cellphone had limited features, and above all, had unexciting games. You can mostly make calls, send text messages, and listen to monodical ringtones on these devices.

Since 2000, there was an upward rise in the number of people using the internet and mobile phones in Nigeria. This is due to the increasing availability of affordable mobile phones and internet access. The government has also invested in infrastructure that has improved internet connectivity, making it easier for people to access the internet.

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