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Sunday, 18 April 2021

How to Buy JAMB 2021 e-Pin With Paga

Annually in Nigeria, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has made it mandatory for that students seeking for admission into any tertiary institution must enroll in the entrance examination which is supervised by Jamb. 

Have you ever heard about paga? I know 90% of students planning for might have jamb season is upon us & in keeping with the times, the steps on how to pay for your PIN via Paga online channel which is now digitally driven.

Scroll down to learn more about the steps to enable you pay for JAMB ePin using Paga payment platform today! 

How to pay for JAMB 2021 e-Pin via Paga

Remember we wrote another content a few days ago where we discussed how to pay for JAMB ePin using quickteller

Step 1

Make sure you have already obtained your NIN as a candidate before you commence with this task as directed by Jamb.

Step 2

Any cellphone used in sending the NIN to 55019 is meant to for just a single candidate and this will be used to get more data related to his or her 2021 examination or application

Step 3

Open your text message box and type in the word "NIN" give a space and then include your eleven (11) digits National Identity Number.

For example:

[NIN 26288363839]

Please note that there must be a space between the NIN and your 11 digits NIN

Step 4

Now after sending this message to 55019 wait a little while. You are going to receive a text message on your phone which includes:

·     Your 10 unique digits profile code

·     Your correct registered name with NIMC


Step 5

Now to proceed to the final step you need to present your profile code at the point of procurement on either the paga app, website or any agent close to you. After performing this task, a JAMB ePin will be sent as text message to you on your mobile device

How to pay for JAMB 2021 e-Pin via Paga

Step 6

Finally all you need to do is to visit any accredited Jamb CBT center for you registration using the ePin generated.

Jamb E-pin not received?

Paga is a popular mobile payment platform in Nigeria created to help assist in transfer of money electronically which include making of payment from our mobile phones

Some times after going through the stress of making this payment online and you didn't get your e-pin, frustrated right? relax and don’t bother or worry yourself. You can easily contact paga and they will get it rectified without delay!

Encountered any challenges? Email or call 0700-000-7242 for prompt assistance.


How to get 2021 Direct Entry JAMB ePins via Paga


Direct Entry JAMB form is meant those who already possess a diploma certificate, NCE, ND, IJMB, JUPEB or NABTEB and still intend to further their studies for a degree program at the University of their Choice.

The 2021 Direct Entry JAMB has two procedures of applying which is;

Direct Entry Application by Upgrading

Fresh Direct Entry Application


Procedures for the Direct Entry Application by Upgrading

This upgrading comes in when you already registered for ND and would like to get the Direct Entry form in the same year. Meaning you have to upgrade from UTME to DE


Procedures for Fresh Direct Entry Application


Step 1

First you need to send NIN space with your eleven (11) digit NIN through SMS using the unique number to 55019 (example NIN 728894972938)

Note: You will be charged N50 for this Process


Step 2

Then you will be issued a Profile code as a confirmation code. Use the profile code to buy your Direct Entry Form/PIN on Paga app, website or any agent close to you

How to pay for JAMB 2021 e-Pin via Paga

Step 3

When you are done with the purchase you can visit any CBT center for complete registration and biometrics

Note: Make sure you visit the center with your SSCE result and your higher qualification result for scanning and uploading


How to recover lost Profile Code before Payment

You might be wondering if a misplaced profile code can be retrieved. Well the answer is yes. Now the answer is that you can retrieve your lost profile using your mobile phone.

How to pay for JAMB 2021 e-Pin via Paga

If you lost your profile during or after the registration be rest assured that you can recover your lost profile code with stressing yourself. All you need to do is to carefully follow the below procedures:

Step 1

To retrieve a lost profile code [RESEND] to 55019 as a text message from the same cell phone you used during registration.


Step 2

Now the profile code would then be retrieved and delivered on your registered phone number.


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Thursday, 15 April 2021

How to get and pay the JAMB 2021 e-Pin via Quickteller

Quickteller is a Nigerian online payment system that allows easy payment from your comfort and also it is a robust consumer services platform that enables easy and fast Airtime Recharge, Funds Transfer, Bill Payments services.

Pay JAMB ePin with Quickteller

Do you know anyone interested in registering for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) examination this year 2021?

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board had earlier this week in a news conference said they are yet to release date for the enrollment of candidates for the
2021 Jamb examination. With Quickteller, there’s no more staying in long queues or traveling far to buy JAMB ePIN. Simply follow the steps in the thread below or you can also visit the nearest Quickteller Paypoint agent to pay.

Please inform them that they can get their Jamb e-PiN on Quickteller without stress. Quickteller is authorized to make the JAMB registration process super easy.

Now how would you feel if you sit at home and make this purchase without stressing yourself standing on queuing up and end up not making your payment?


Below is a quick guide Candidates should follow to enable you buy the JAMB e-PIN with five easy steps on Quickteller.

Pay JAMB ePin with Quickteller

How to get 2021 JAMB Form ePins via Quickteller

Step 1

SMS ‘NIN’, space, & your 11 digit NIN number to 55019 e.g [NIN 00123456789].

SMS Method is the best way to create a Jamb Profile. To Create Jamb Profile for
2021 UTME & Direct Entry Registration, Text NIN to 55019. A confirmation code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the ePIN

Step 2

You’ll receive an SMS with your 10-digit profile code & your registered NIN name.

Step 3

Visit the JAMB website, click purchase of 2021 application document, and enter your 10-digit PC

Step 4

Select ‘Pay Online’ to pay on the website via Interswitch or visit to pay with Quickteller.

Step 5

Your e-PIN will be delivered to your registered telephone number.

What is Jamb e-PIN

JAMB e-pin is an eleven digit number that is assigned to every candidate interested in the Nigerian entrance examination design by Jamb for tertiary-level institutions. With the JAMB e-pin, all the interested candidates will not waste any time in the registration centers.

How to get 2021 Direct Entry – JAMB ePins

For a s many that are interested in this year's Direct Entry, then you can successfully get your original JAMB e-pins for Registration by following the below steps:

Step 1

As a candidate you must register on the JAMB Portal by sending your Surname, First Name and other names by text message from the mobile phone number that would be unique to 55019.

Step 2

Just after sending candidate receives a confirmation code.

Step 3

Then the candidate is expected to visits Quickteller website or use the Quickteller app Downloaded from Google play store or Apple Store

Step 4

Then He/She is expected to Click ‘Buy JAMB form’, selects ‘Sale of JAMB/UTME Registration Forms’.

Step 5

Now Select Sales of "JAMB/DE Registration Forms" in the ‘Name of Service/Purpose” colum

Step 6

Enter candidate’s confirmation code received after registration via SMS

Step 7

If the Phone number is already registered on JAMB, the Payer name is retrieved from JAMB otherwise, the candidate has to get registered on the JAMB portal as described in step 1 above.

Step 8

Enter other details and select how you want to pay.

Step 9

Once the transaction has been processed, click the “Print Receipt” button to provide the payer with his transaction receipt. The JAMB Direct Entry PIN is displayed on the payment receipt.

Jamb E-pin not received?

Quickteller as we all know is among the best  payment platform in Nigeria which has help different individuals and businesses to easily send and receive funds and also settle various bills without delay.

After going through the process of registering and you didn't get your epin, relax and don’t bother or worry yourself. You can easily contact Quickteller and they will get it rectified without delay!

Encountered any challenges? Email for prompt assistance.

How to recover lost ePIN After Payment

If you lost your ePIN during or after the registration be rest assured that you can recover your lost e-pin after payment and it is quite easy to do. Just carefully follow the below procedures:

A. First If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to
for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number used during  registration.

B. After performing the above task your ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

What is an Elbow In Plumbing?

What are elbows in Plumbing

An Elbow, not that in your arm, but that used to join two lengths of pipes to introduce a change in direction of flow of fluid(gas or liquid) is what we are going to talk about today on
Guardian Constructors.

In Plumbing, Elbows play vital roles in the life of every plumber. I am sure there are only a few plumbers who'd complete a project without coming in contact with at least one elbow.

So let's talk about Elbows and what they are in the piping world.

What are elbows In Plumbing?

As we rightfully described above, elbows are pipe fittings used to join 2 lengths of pipes to create a change in the direction of the flow of fluid.

It remains one of the many pipe fittings you are going to have to deal with in your career as a Plumber.

How Many types of Elbows in Plumbing?

In basic plumbing, there are 3 main types of the elbow. There are however more advanced you are going to come in contact with as you advance your plumbing career.

  1. 90-degree elbow
  2. 45-degree elbow
  3. 22.5-degree elbow
  4. Street Elbow

The 90-Degree elbow is the most common, it comes with a radius and has the 90-degree on the inside of it.

90 degree elbow
90-degree elbow

The 45-degree elbow is less common compared to the 90-degree elbows.

45 degree elbow
45-degree elbow

22.4-degree elbows are derived by further halving 45-degree elbows.

As for the street elbows, they are referred to as street elbows because while the regular elbows (90-degree elbows) has the hub or female threaded connections at each end, while a street elbow has the female fitting on one end and a male fitting on the other.

Street Elbow Image
Street Elbow

Let's see more details about elbows used in Plumbing and this time, we are going to be answering what materials are used to make elbows.

Materials used to Make Elbows.

The most common elbow you are going to come in contact with as a plumber is that made with non-metallic materials like the PVC.

However, there are several other types of elbows made with Carbon, Galvanized steel, stainless steel, iron copper, etc.

Where are Elbows Used In Plumbing?

In Plumbing, an elbow irrespective of the materials used in manufacturing it, are used to change the angle or direction of the pipe run. 

Elbows are most common where there is 90-degrees or 45-degree turns. 

The sweep of the fitting describes how fast a transition or change in direction is made.

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Friday, 19 March 2021

How To Enable 2 Factor Authentication for Facebook

How To Enable 2 Factor Authentication for Your Facebook Account

Today on Building Contractor Secrets, I have decided to take some time out and answer a very important question that would help every of my reader stay safe on the internet. It is about Internet security and this time, I am going to be teaching us how to enable 2 Factor Authentication for Facebook and we are going to be using Authy Android App.

how to enable 2-factor Authentication for facebook

After going through this article, you are expected to understand what 2-factor authentication stands for as well as be able to use Authy, one of the most advanced and reliable 2 Factor Authentication Apps ever developed to help solve 2 Factor authentication issues.

Let's quickly see what 2-Factor Authentication means for you like someone new in this aspect of internet security.

what is Facebook 2-factor authentication?

2-Factor authentication or 2FA as fondly called by Techies is a means of additional protection to our online accounts. It further safeguards against Cyber Attacks.

Cyber attacks could compromise your online security, expose some confidential details like passwords, linked accounts, etc to a hacker if this information is not properly safeguarded. This is the need for 2FA.

The truth remains Cyber attacks are on the rise especially as global cybercrime is expected to inflict a total of $6 Trillion in Damages by the end of the year 2021.

$6 Billion in damage? Remember Africa's total economy is worth about $3 Trillion. This equally means whatever the total damage resulting from cybercrime is, it is worth twice the economy of Africa. This is very sad.

In Nigeria, Businessday did make it known that Nigerian banks lost over N3.5 Billion within July and September. This happened in the year 2020. This only means a 534% increase from what was obtainable in the year 2019 where the total loss within the same period amounted to only NGN 552 Billion.

This does not mean cybercrimes only happen in Africa. Recent data from the FBI placed Nigeria as the 16th most affected country in the world - Sahara Reporters

What this means is that there are other countries where the damage is greater. This simply means there is a need to improve internet security for everyone. The cheapest way to achieve this is to properly set up 2-factor authentication across all your devices, especially those connected to the internet.

Do you know that 2 persons get attacked by hackers every minute? That means there is almost a total of 120 attacks from hackers every hour.

The Simplest Form Of 2 Factor Authentication is Failing

Before now, 2 Factor authentication meant receiving a time-based confirmation sent to your registered phone number. This could be a text message with a 6/8 digit code that must be entered to confirm your identity, confirm you are the current user trying to access such an online account.


It is sad because this type of 2-factor authentication has failed woefully as there are several ways a hacker could get access to your codes without having physical contact with your phone. Stay with me!

Do you know a hacker could bribe a telecommunication worker and have him or she reveal messages coming to your sim or perform a sim swap without your approval? This means whatever information (Including a 2-factor authentication directed to your phone) could be forwarded to another phone without your knowledge, thereby granting a hacker unlimited access to your bank account, social media account, etc.

Remember Lorrie Cranor? She was US Chief Technologist Federal Trade Commission. According to her

the need for 2 factor authentication

"A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and walked out with two brand new iPhones assigned to my telephone numbers. My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety..."

- Hackers loot cellphone accounts

Now if such could be done to a Chief Technologist of America's Federal Trade Commission, who am I? Who are you? Do you have Armed Bodyguards? Do you have a private server and a series of Laser-enabled safe? I guess no!

Please and please, enable 2 Factor Authentication Now.

Ok, enough of the history. Let's see how we could enable 2-factor authentication on the world's most popular social media platform (Facebook)

How does Facebook 2-factor authentication work?

From series of research, i and my team realized that whatever Wikipedia wrote about Two-factor Authentication is true. On the page, Wikipedia explained 2-factor authentication as an electronic authentication method in which a user is granted access to a website/ application or online account only after he's able to present 2 or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism

Sounds more like presenting your Passcode and a valid means of identification before you're allowed access into an examination hall right?

Now explaining how Facebook 2-factor authentication works, we could see that Facebook would require more than a username and password to allow you access to your Facebook profile (Online account)

For the sake of this piece of content, I am going to introduce you "Authy". A 2-factor Authentication 

How to enable Facebook 2 factor authentication

To enable 2-factor authentication for your Facebook account, quickly follow the steps highlight and follow the accompanying images as they provide a visual guide to help you link your account to Authy

Step 1: Download Twilio Authy 2-Factor Authentication

Assuming you have downloaded Twilio Authy 2-Factor Authentication,

Launch the app

Step 2Log on to your Facebook Account By entering your email/Phone number and Password on the fields respectively

How to enable 2 factor authentication for facebook

Step 3Locate the little triangle at the Top extreme of the page, Click on It

There is a drop down, Click on Setting and Privacy

How to enable 2 factor authentication with authy

Step 4Place your Mouse on the Settings Tab and click on It

How to enable 2 factor authentication

Step 5As soon as you click On Settings, another screen comes up

Click on Security and Login

How to enable 2 factor authentication with authy

Step 6After you click on Security and Login
Scroll down till you could see "Two Factor Authentication"

Step 7As soon as you locate the "Two Factor Authentication"

Click on Edit next to it

How to enable 2 factor authentication with authy

Step 8As soon as you click on it, a little dialogue box comes up
Click on Add new App

Step 9:As soon as you click on Add New App, you are taken to a new page. This page has "Two-Factor Authentication is Off" On displace

You quickly Locate Authentication App  and click Manage next to it
As you click Manage, you get options to Add New App

Step 10: As soon as you click Add New App
a page with Bar Code comes up

How to enable 2 factor authentication with authy

Step 11Now go to your Twilio Authy App and quickly register 
an account by entering your phone number and Email address
You are going to receive an activation code via Call/SMS
*Use sms as authy call does not respond all the time

click on "Scan QR Code"

As soon as you click "Scan QR Code"
you are going to have the scanner on display on your device
Place this scanner to match the bar code on your Facebook page.

Once the QR code is scanned by the Scanner on Authy App, you are good to go.

How Does Authy Work?

Authy works in such a way that after successfully linking it to your Facebook,  You are asked for a new authentication code anytime you want to log on to your fakebook account

How to Log on to Facebook with Authy

  • Open

  • Enter your Email/Mobile Number/Username and 
  • Enter your Password
  • Click "Login" as in STEP 2 above

As soon as you click Login,
You're prompted to enter a 6 digit code 
from your authentication app

Its quite simple

  • Launch Authy App
  • Select the Facebook account you wish to log on to
  • a 6 Digit code is displayed on Authy

  • Quickly enter this code to have access to your account 

Note: This prompt only comes up when you are logging in from a different device or New IP Address.

Personally i think its a great win for you because even when someone tricks you into revealing your password, they're still locked out since they may never be able to lay hands on your Authy App.


Conclusion: How to Enable 2 Factor Authentication for Facebook Account

Facebook is probably one of the most important aspect of our social life as it offers us an easy way to share and connect with loved ones regardless of their location, promote our business without and close a lot of sales. The internet is everyday filled with lot of users with different intent including to steal and harm.

Therefore, there is need for every user to secure their social media, internet Banking, school social network with an authentication mechanism that cannot be compromised and this is what Authy is here to offer for free.

Lets embrace authy today and use it to enable 2 factor authentication for our facebook account

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