Android Apps For Blocking Unwanted Spam Calls

Spam calls are unsolicited calls you receive from businesses or companies who are marketing their businesses. If these calls become a regular phenomenon, it can be very frustrating especially when you are expecting an important call. If you still worry about spam calls, Jumia Travel, the online booking agency identify android apps you can use to block spam or unwanted calls.

Truecaller

Truecaller is one of the best and popular Android apps for blocking spam calls. It has been downloaded more 100 million times. You can use it to block spam calls as well as search for the caller identity of any number. It is an awesome app to download.

Mr. Number

The unique thing about Mr. Number is that it has a list of spam numbers it automatically blocks. You can add subsequent spam numbers yourself. It is quite reliable.

Calls Blacklist

Some telemarketers are very smart that they keep changing numbers. Regardless, there is a feature you can use to identify them. It could be the numbers that start or ends the numbers. You can specify these numbers to add them to your blacklists numbers.

Call control

It is free, and easy for anyone to use. It can be used to block unsolicited calls and text messages that may be disturbing your mobile phone.

Antinuisance

This is a perfect nomenclature for blocking any nuisance calls. The apps allow you to block spam calls, messages as well as block unknown callers as the click of a button.

6 Signs Your Child is a Tech Addict

With technology in our faces, it is unsurprising that many of us are addicted to our gadgets. You may be very unaware of this devotion to your device. Irrespective, adults can easily streamline the relationship with their gadgets. However, for children, this is absolutely not the case. Children are straightforwardly fascinated and carried away by anything. Technology is even worse because it has simplified access to the world. How? You can Google whatever you want on your smartphones at the click of a button. So, parents should be very concerned and worried because when children addicted to anything at a very young age, it may be difficult to abdicate it as they grow. This is why it is important to look out for some signs to ensure that your child doesn’t fall into the abyss of technology and stay there. You can nip it in the bud with these signs shared by Jumia Travel, the online travel agency.

Has replaced his book with Facebook

There nothing wrong with early exposure of a child to technology. But the mistake here is that some parents introduce it at a lump sum instead of gradually. If this is the case, and you observe your child always on Facebook instead of reading his books, it obvious signs. You should be concerned with his performance at school declines. It may be time to get rid of the phone.

Social withdrawal

When your child is meant to be playing with his friends, he’s either alone playing a computer game or on his phone surfing the internet. He is oftentimes doing something with technology on his own instead of building physical relationships. This is a sign that he is becoming a tech addict. When you notice this, try to encourage your child to take breaks and play with friends.

Complains of boredom

The question is can a child be bored? If they are not playing with their friends, they will play on their own! That are children for you. This doesn’t take away the fact that they can be bored. But if your child tells you that she is bored especially when she is not with a phone or playing a video game, it may be a sign. You should teach them how to engage with technology.

Spends too much time with tech

Your child doesn’t do any other thing than to spend time looking or playing with their preferred device, it is time you do something. For children, technology should only be for leisure not to be so attached or addicted to it.

They refuse to answer after several calls

A child that is addicted to tech will be so carried away that he will be unable to answer his name. In addition, he throws tantrums because you disrupt whatever he is doing. This is not good. It is better you get rid of that gadget before it gets out of hand.

Procrastination

Procrastination is postponing whatever you do for later. Notwithstanding, children shouldn’t be procrastinating. But with technology all over the place, procrastination is very rife among children.

5 Smart Ways To Reduce Smartphone Expenses

The amount spent on maintaining a smartphone is definitely on the high side. It has become a recurrent expenditure for some people. Regardless, you cannot do without your smartphone. Hence getting rid of your smartphone is not an option. At the same that if you are not careful, you will be spending an outrageous amount on your phone. Therefore, it is important for you to reduce your smartphone expenses. In line with this, Jumia Travel, the online travel agency roll out smart ways you can lower the monies you spend on maintaining your smartphone.

Use chat apps instead of SMS

The number of individuals who send SMS has significantly dropped. The reason for this is not farfetched. It is because there more instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger and Facebook messenger that you can use to exchange messages. In fact, you can get immediate feedback.

Subscribe to the same network with your partner and family

You should use the same network with whoever you interact with frequently. It is cheaper to call similar networks and quite expensive if you subscribe to different networks. Interestingly, since mobile phones can accommodate as many as 3 sim cards, they have all the networks.

Be conscious of how you data usage

Another way you spend money on your smartphone is via data subscription. In Nigeria, 1.5 GB cost 1,000. And the fact is you will subscribe twice or thrice before the month runs out. So, you should be conscious of how you use data. You can decide to do away with apps and make use of the web version (opera mini). And if you can use Wi-Fi if you have access.

Turn off in-app purchases

For those who download all sorts of apps on their phones, there are some in-app purchases you have to make to have the full complement of the app. So, turn off in-app purchases so that you don’t have to pay for it. It is quite unnecessary. But you will be surprised that some people pay for these addition fees to download an app.

Get an ordinary phone

This is quite radical but if you want to drastically lower your phone cost, you should get an ordinary phone. The only money you will spend on an ordinary phone is on a prepaid card. In other words, take a break from your smartphone. It helps. But, the truth is it is difficult. Still, you can try.

Much Ado About Owambe Aso-ebi

There are very few weddings or parties that a particular cloth is not selected for attendees to wear. Depending on the personalities behind the wedding, the cloth or aso-ebi may cost an arm and a leg. Some persons go as far as borrowing money to buy the aso-ebi. So, every weekend, they traverse different parties with their towering headgear and aso—ebi. To further stress this point, Jumia Travel shares a conversation between husband and wife on aso-ebi.

Wife: My darling…did you see the invitation card on the dining table?

Husband: Yes honey. Mummy Jane Doe’s daughter is getting married next week at the Convention Center of Eko Hotel & Suites.

Wife: (Excited) She came by today to give me the I.V. and you know that I can’t miss that wedding. Mummy Jane is my best friend. But…

Husband: (frowns) but what again?  I said I saw the I.V. (says to himself) I know where she is taking this conversation.

Wife: Hanha…Honey…she says the aso-ebi is…

Husband: (eyes wide open) another aso-ebi again?

Wife: This one is not that expensive. For men, you only buy cap N1,000 and for us women, you know we have wahala, (laughs) it is just N20,000.

Husband: N20,000. Wait, darling….wait…Last week you went to a wedding, you wore aso-ebi 15,000. You have not calculated money for tailor ooo. Last two weeks, another wedding, you bought aso-ebi, 30,000. Meanwhile, in your cupboard, you have tons of asoebi that you have only worn once. Kilode. Don’t you women know Nigeria is in a recession?

Wife: What is it now? Please leave me with my aso-ebi ooo. Why are you complaining self? Even if Nigeria is in recession, I know it hasn’t affected you. And remember that your daughter is going to get married one day and we are going to invite our friends.

Husband: (shakes his head) women…

Wife: My own is that you should give me N20,000 to buy the aso-ebi. I don’t have money. And you are talking as it is only women that buy aso-ebi.

Husband: I am sorry darling…in the last two weeks, I have spent nothing less than 60,000 on aso-ebi. I don’t have this 20,000 you are requesting for. If you have other things to do…you can tell but not this aso-ebi!

Wife: (pecks him as she walks away) I know you will give me the money…

Husband: I am not understanding this craze or fuss about aso-ebi. Egbami ke? So, I will have to buy aso-ebi weekly. Not this time!

5 Ways To Get Out of Debt If You Earn a Small Income

There’s a very high possibility that if you are earning a small income, you will borrow money to sustain yourself. It does not have to be this way because being in debt can be very stressful and frustrating especially if you earn a small income.

As a result, instead of planning how to improve your life with your hard earned money, you are making arrangements to settle your debts. This is why it is mandatory for you get out of debt and halt this monthly trend. Jumia Travel, the online travel agency shares five ways to get out of debt on a small budget or slim income.

Commit to stop borrowing

If you are serious about getting out of debt, you should commit to stop borrowing no matter the amount you earn. This will no doubt end your indebtedness. The truth is if you continue your lifestyle that leads to your indebtedness, you will continue to borrow money and service debts monthly.

Make a payment plan

Making a payment plan to settle your debts is like making a resolution. You have to write it down and ensure that you stick to it. The plan should be all-encompassing to include what you spending your money on and the percentage you intend paying to service your debt monthly.

Change your spending habit

Your spending habit is a key reason why you are always in debt or may be unable to settle your debts. If you spend more even after settling your debt, you will keep borrowing money and you before you know, you are a chronic debtor.  

Work hard to earn more money

If you are not ready to squeeze yourself to settle your debt with your small income, you should be willing to get a side hustle to cushion the effect of your indebtedness.

Set up automatic deductions

As far as you are humans, you are susceptible to procrastination. It follows that it is possible that you may not stick to your budget or change your lifestyle. Then the best option for you is to request your boss or bank to make the deductions and pay your creditor at the end of the month. The balance will be paid to you.

6 Lifestyle Changes To Make If You Want To Live To Be 100

Over the years, the human lifespan has significantly declined. For example, the life expectancy in Nigeria according to the World Health Organization (WHO) for 54.5 years for both men and women as at 2016. However, there is a possibility that you can live longer than the recommended age of the WHO. The only thing you can do is to make lifestyle changes. Jumia Travel, the hotel+flight booking portal discuss some of the changes you can make if you want to live until 100.

Stop eating junk

Many of us eat junk food. This is probably because you don’t have time to prepare a proper meal. The fact is eating these junk food have a negative effect on your health. Some of the health effects of junk or processed foods include diabetes and heart diseases. You should eat more fruits.

Run away from alcohol

Alcohol has always being fingered as a major source of health problems. This is why you are encouraged to do away with alcohol. You may not feel the immediate impact of your incessant alcohol intake but it gradually cuts your lifespan. If you have an alcohol problem, you should seek help. So when you eat at one of the best hotels in Lagos, alcohol should not feature in your menu.

Quit smoking

There is no gainsaying that inhaling smoke can damage your lungs. Despite this, the number of smokers is rising daily and even the recession has stopped many from buying packs of cigarette. They ignore the instruction that smokers are liable to die young. A combination of alcohol and cigarettes can adversely affect your health.

Don’t skip sleep

Sleep is very important to reinvigorate your life. So, if you are one of those who rarely sleeps, it is advisable you stop this now and have a good nap. The lack of sleep can lead to depression and deterioration in overall performance. So, try to get few hours of good sleep every day.

Stop worrying

With the recession in Nigeria, many people are very worried about a lot of things. The fact is your worry won’t change anything. Worrying can lead to high blood pressure. Even if you have to worry, it should not affect your wellbeing.

Avoiding the Doctor

This is peculiar to the majority of us. If there is nothing wrong with us, we won’t visit the doctor. Ironically, when some persons are ill, they prefer to check in with their pastor instead of a doctor. A pastor is not a doctor. So, you should make it a point of duty to always visit your doctor intermittently. This will help in early detection of any ailment or disease.

Obudu Resort: The Place Where The Sky Kisses The Earth

Who is surprised that one of the best resort in Nigeria is located in Calabar? You should not be. This is because Calabar in South-South Nigeria is a well-known tourist hub frequented by fun seekers from within and outside the country. To further put this in perspective, the capital City of Cross River host the Calabar Carnival, which is known as Africa’s biggest street party. But this is by the way.

Obudu Resort is one of the most pleasant and complimenting places to getaway and has an unforgettable time in Nigeria. In fact, you don’t need to travel out to Dubai, Paris, London, Millan and New York for your vacation. Obudu Resort is your best bet for an amazing break or holiday to detox.

Jumia Travel, the online booking agency spoke with Noel Ubong, a manager at the Obudu Resort who told us more about the resort.

History  

Ubong said: “Obudu Ranch Mountain Resort, Obudu Resort for short is a plateau of sort situated in Obanliku Local Government area of Cross River State. The Resort is comprised of 22 rolling hills with near flat tops and has a land mass of 340 square kilometers. With a temperate weather, the Resort enjoys one of the most pleasant climatic conditions in Africa, with an average temperature of 11c.

“Obudu Resort was discovered in 1949 by a Scottish Ranger/Adventurer, Mr. Mac Caughley who in the course of tracing the Southern Highlands from Enugu stumbled on this mesmerizing mountain range. He left back and return with a Veterinary Doctor, Mark Hughes, and Rtd Major Cranfield. They settled here a while and Cranfield realized the economic and tourism potential of the Resort and started an integrated farm. Cranfield got a lease on the Resort from the then Colonial authority and developed it into a full Ranch, thus the name Obudu Cattle Ranch. The Obudu Resort is owned by the Cross River State Government.” He concluded.

Attractions:
Ubong again: “Besides the over 150 rooms, the Resort boasts of an ultra modern international conference center, a spa, a gym, a games house, and Kiddies play zone.

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Other exciting attractions according to Ubong includes,

The Cable Car which is the longest passenger Cable Car in the world. The cable cars run on a cable which has the carrying capacity of 6 people. You will get a panoramic and picturesque view of the resort from the Cable Car. It is wonderful and remarkable.

The Waterpark comprised of the sports pool, the fun pool, and the kiddies pool. The Fun Pool has heightened Slides (long snaky slide and short slide). The Waterpark is sandwiched by scenic mountains and overlaid by a beautiful Love Garden. A cascading rocky stream adds so much fascination to the Park. Also, there’s the Grotto. This is a twin Waterfalls that empties into a natural swimming pool.

The Holy Mountain is another thrill Obudu offers. This ancestral worship place and historic bunker have the most volatile temperature in the Resort. Generally, it adds to why Obudu Resort is described as the place where the sky kisses the earth.

The Becheve Nature Reserve and Canopy Walkway is an Urban Park of some sort. It is home to rich and rare fauna and flora. This Reserve is a must see. The Canopy Walkway is a 60 Km walkway that provides a volatile mixture of fear and excitement.

The Resort also has a Dairy Farm, Honey Factory and Vegetable Farm where carrots, grapes, cabbage, lettuce etc are grown.

Restaurant

Ubong rounded up the chat stating that the ranch has about 4 restaurants that offer both local and continental foods and drinks. He concluded that you can book the resort on Jumia Travel.

6 Ways Technology Has Actually Made You Lazy

You love technology because it has significantly simplified our lives. In fact, you eat, dream and sleep technology today unlike in the past when you have to make painstaking effort to get things done. Also, you can just sit on your sofa and you are interacting with the world. This is good. But, at the same time, it has made you lazy. Jumia Travel, the online booking agency, shares ways technology has made many of us lazy.

Shopping online

There are a lot of online shops where you can buy whatever you want and the good will be delivered at your doorstep. So, you don’t see the reason why you should go to the market or offline store for shopping. However, what you don’t know is that you can bargain offline which you cannot do offline.

No more in-depth research

Google is now a verb for searching anything online. It takes you seconds for you to get results of your search. But, before, you have to do in-depth research where you have to distribute questionnaires and go to the library and even buy books to make your findings expansive. But with search engines, you don’t need to do this.

You don’t need to run your errands

There are now chatbots like Kudi that can help you run your errands. The managers of these chatbots will be the ones to help you buy recharge cards, go to the market, pay utility bills and make deliveries on your behalf.

You don’t spend time with friends

Social media and instant messaging sites have ensured that you no longer visit our friends and family. You can just chat them up on WhatsApp or BBM or rather you put a call through to them. The societal bridges for physical interaction have collapsed.

Libraries have been abandoned

Public libraries have been abandoned because nobody uses them. This is because the internet is a cesspool of information. Even now very few people buy hard-cover books due to the fact that you can get e-books online.

News at a click

You don’t need to rely on traditional media like newspapers, radio, and television for news. The news is now all over the place on social media that even you don’t know what to believe due to the prevalence of fake news. So, you don’t need to make any effort to get news.

6 Ways Technology Has Actually Made You Lazy

You love technology because it has significantly simplified our lives. In fact, you eat, dream and sleep technology today unlike in the past when you have to make painstaking effort to get things done. Also, you can just sit on your sofa and you are interacting with the world. This is good. But, at the same time, it has made you lazy. Jumia Travel, the online booking agency, shares ways technology has made many of us lazy.

Shopping online

There are a lot of online shops where you can buy whatever you want and the good will be delivered at your doorstep. So, you don’t see the reason why you should go to the market or offline store for shopping. However, what you don’t know is that you can bargain offline which you cannot do offline.

No more in-depth research

Google is now a verb for searching anything online. It takes you seconds for you to get results of your search. But, before, you have to do in-depth research where you have to distribute questionnaires and go to the library and even buy books to make your findings expansive. But with search engines, you don’t need to do this.

You don’t need to run your errands

There are now chatbots like Kudi that can help you run your errands. The managers of these chatbots will be the ones to help you buy recharge cards, go to the market, pay utility bills and make deliveries on your behalf.

You don’t spend time with friends

Social media and instant messaging sites have ensured that you no longer visit our friends and family. You can just chat them up on WhatsApp or BBM or rather you put a call through to them. The societal bridges for physical interaction have collapsed.

Libraries have been abandoned

Public libraries have been abandoned because nobody uses them. This is because the internet is a cesspool of information. Even now very few people buy hard-cover books due to the fact that you can get e-books online.

News at a click

You don’t need to rely on traditional media like newspapers, radio, and television for news. The news is now all over the place on social media that even you don’t know what to believe due to the prevalence of fake news. So, you don’t need to make any effort to get news.

5 Interesting Benefits of Bank SMS Alert

There is no bank that doesn’t provide bank alert services to their customers. It is one of the ways they have devised to make money. While some customers have activated the alert, others haven’t perhaps because they don’t see the need for it. Even those who have activated a bank alert don’t see the value. All they see are greedy banks deducting a certain amount from their accounts at the end of the month for the service. But this is not the case at all. There are lots of benefits to receiving mobile bank alerts. Jumia Travel, the online travel agency shares some of these benefits.

You know when deposits are posted 

You go to the bank and pay in some money into your account, you expect that when such money is eventually paid into your account, it is expected that your bank sends you the alert. It may be delayed. But if it doesn’t arrive, you should probably contact your bank to find out why.

Prevents fraud and theft

If there is fraud or any irregular activities/changes in your bank account, you will get an alert especially when money is deducted from your account without your authorization. You can immediately take action before your account is emptied.

You are up-to-date on your account activities

With a bank alert, you can keep track of all you account activities. The deposits and withdrawals as well as other deductions your bank make. Also, it can also serve as proof that you actually sent or received a certain amount.

Get reminders

Another benefit of an SMS bank alert is that you will get reminders and other relevant information. For example, you get reminders about when your ATM card will expire. You will also get birthday wishes from your bank.

Keeps you sane

Alert keeps you sane particularly when you are expecting some emergency cash. This is because if you don’t get the alert you may become very worried and end up getting yourself unnecessarily worked up. The money may have hit your account but the alert is just been delayed by network issues. Just avoid checking your phone every second.