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Multichoice increases subscription rates — amid rising costs



Multichoice Nigeria has announced an increase in the cost of its DStv and GOtv packages.

In an email to customers, Multichoice Nigeria said the new rates would take effect from November 6, 2023.

The latest development represents the second price hike from the pay-tv firm in the year.

MultiChoice Nigeria had reviewed prices on its packages on May 1, 2023.

Explaining the rationale behind the latest hike, the company said the price adjustment was due to the rising costs of business operations.

“We understand the impact this change may have on our valued customers and partners, but the rise in the cost of business operations, has led us to make this difficult decision,” the email reads.

Detailing the price review, the firm said the price of the premium bouquet would increase from N24,500 to N29,500, and Compact+ from N16,600 to N19,800.

From November 6, customers on Compact bouquet will pay N12,500 — up from N10,500 — the organisation said.

For Confam, Yanga, and Padi bouquet subscribers, accessing the packages will now cost N7,400, N4,200, and N2,950 — from N6,200, N3,500 and N2,500, respectively.

The pay-tv company moved the prices of HDPVR Access Service, Access Fees, and Xtraview bouquets from N3,400 to N4,000.

Meanwhile, customers on Supa+ will pay N12,500, compared to the old price of N10,500.

The GOtv Supa package was also adjusted to N7,600 from N6,400; while N5,700 is said to be the new price for GOtv Max bouquet as against the previous N4,850.

Also, the GOtv Jolli package price was increased from N3,300 to N3,950.

Multichoice said the price of GOtv Jinja bouquet will rise from N2,250 to N2,700; while GOtv Lite customers will now be required to pay N1,300, instead of N1,100.


5 tips to celebrate a low-budget Christmas




December is here again, but things are three times more expensive than they used to be, if you squander your money in December, January is going to be a long month for you.

There are ways to have fun and still not overspend and here are some ways to make that effective;

One of the easiest ways to avoid overspending during the holiday season is to eat before heading out. Going out on an empty stomach can lead to impulse spending on food and drinks.

By ensuring you’re well-fed before leaving home, you can focus on enjoying the company of friends and family without succumbing to the temptation of unnecessary expenses.

Sharing the holiday spirit is not only joyful but can also be cost-effective. Going out in groups allows you to split bills and transportation costs.

Coordinate with friends or family members to plan group outings, ensuring everyone contributes something. This way, the financial burden is distributed, making it a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Transportation expenses can quickly add up during the holiday season. Instead of venturing too far from home for entertainment, explore local options within your neighborhood.

Whether it’s a community event, a local park, or a neighbor’s holiday gathering, staying close to home can save you money on transportation and make December a month that doesn’t empty your savings.

The allure of Christmas giveaways and promotions can be tempting, but it’s essential to separate wants from needs.

Before making a purchase, ask yourself if the item is genuinely necessary. If it’s something you won’t use or need in January and beyond, resist the urge to buy, even if it’s on sale. A discount is not a justification for unnecessary spending.

The holiday season often comes with invitations to various events and shows. While it’s natural to want to participate in everything, it’s crucial to prioritize your budget.

If you don’t have the financial means to attend certain shows or events, learn to say no.

Be unapologetic about setting boundaries that align with your budgetary constraints. Your financial well-being in January will thank you for it.

Celebrating Christmas on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing joy and merriment. By adopting these practical tips, you can navigate the holiday season without overspending, ensuring that January doesn’t become a financially challenging month.

Embrace the true spirit of the season by focusing on meaningful experiences and cherished moments with loved ones.

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NNPC signs two gas deals at COP28




NNPC Limited says it has signed two gas deals at COP28. The deal covers a floating liquefied natural gas deal and a small-scale LNG deal at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai.

According to the company, the deal is both for Domestic, and International Markets.

There is an Agreement on 421 Tonnes Per Day Small-Scale LNG Project in Ajaokuta and MoU on Floating LNG.

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Nigeria and Kuwait sign agreement for commencement of direct flights




Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development, says the country has signed a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) with Kuwait.

BASA is an air transport agreement between two countries that allows designated airlines to operate commercial flights, covering transportation of passengers and cargoes.

The minister, in a post on Tuesday on ‘X’, said the agreement was signed at the ongoing international civil aviation negotiation (ICAN) event organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He said the agreement would facilitate the commencement of direct flights (passengers and cargo) between both countries.

“Earlier today, at the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) holding in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, I signed the legal Instrument of Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) on behalf of Nigeria with the State of Kuwait, for the commencement of direct flights (passengers and cargo) between both countries,” he said.

“This will boost trade, tourism and economic relations between both countries.

“My team and I will continue the negotiations of different routes with different countries that are present here for this annual event of ICAO till later in the week.”

On September 7, 2023, the federal executive council (FEC) approved the signing of the agreement between both countries.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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