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Here’s How To Track Your Bill Payments On BuyPower

Tracking bill Payments should always be on your list of To-Dos. Yes, that is an authoritative statement and we said it. In order to have a great financial life, dedicating a period/day to track and review your Bill Payments is a necessity. It helps to look at stuff in hindsight and make important decisions.

Decisions like improving how well Electricity is conserved, optimizing how much is spent on Electricity per time and more of those kinds of money-saving decisions. We want to make life much easier for everyone.

On, we have a feature that helps you properly track how much you’ve spent on Electricity since you have been using our platform. Our ‘Transaction History’ feature records every transaction a user has done on and does not miss any out.

What Does ‘Transaction History’ Do For You? See This

At, we build features that help to ease your electricity bill payment process. Hence, for every feature you see on, a lot of thought has gone into it from your [the user’s] perspective and it is certified to be a plus to the whole user experience and interaction with the platform.

The ‘Transaction History’ feature automatically keeps a record of all your transactions with a particular phone number and sorts them from the most recent to the first. With important details like Token, the Number of Units, Meter Number, date, cost of Electricity and so on.

Why Should You Care?

  • It helps you keep track of your TOKENS per transaction.
  • You get to see the history of all the transactions you have done on BuyPower.
  • It can help you audit your staffs’ activities [this is relevant for Merchants].
  • With this feature, you can predict/determine, from previous purchases, how much you spend on electricity per a particular time frame.

How To Check Your Transaction History?

For Web:

  • While logged in, on the homepage, click ‘click here to buy electricity’.
  • On the navigation bar slightly below the top right-hand corner, click on ‘Transaction History’.
  • See all your transactions from the start till now.

For Mobile App:

  • On the homepage, simply click on “Order History”.
  • That will take you to your transaction history.


  • On the homepage, click on the three horizontal lines located at the top left corner of the app.
  • This should open a sidebar with numerous features.
  • Click on ‘Transactions’ among the different features.
  • Your transaction history displays.

Other Features on BuyPower:

  • Meter Consumption History
  • Unit calculator
  • Reminders

See others HERE.

If you want to check out your transaction history right now, CLICK HERE.

How to Register Your Business Name in Nigeria

how to register a business name

There has been a lot of inquiries from BuyPower Merchants on how to register their business name with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Hence, we decided to release this guide for the benefit of everyone.

Want to know more about being a BuyPower Merchant? Chat with our Merchant Rep Here.

We encourage you to share this post with friends and family. Who knows, it could be all the direction they need to get started. We will go over this via two phases.

First, What is the Corporate Affairs Commission?

The Corporate Affairs Commission is a body of the Nigerian Government responsible for the regulation and management of companies in Nigeria. Before we explore how to register your business name with the body, there are advantages associated with being a registered business with the CAC.

Let’s take a look at them.

Advantages of Registering a Business Name with the CAC

1. It improves customer trust in a business.
2. It introduces structure to a business.
3. It allows businesses to access certain premium features that are specific to each platform like getting a business loan.
4. Registering businesses are required by Nigerian law.

How to Register Your Business Name With the Corporate Affairs Commission

Part One

1. Create an Account on the Portal
First, there is a need to create an account with the commission. Head over to
To register. Required details include Name, Date of birth, gender, nationality, email and so on. A username and password would also need to be created.

Click “register”

2. Verify Your Account
After registration, a link to verify your account would be sent to your registered email address. You will need to do this on time as the link expires after 24 hours.

Once the account is verified, go ahead to login to your dashboard.

3. Now, Do a Business Name Search
A name search is required to know if a business name about to be registered has been registered or trademarked before, by someone else. If it has, it cannot be registered again. Hence, the registrar would need a new name.

Quick advice: At this stage, it is advised to have more than one (proposed) business name in mind, so there are no surprises.

4. Reserve Your Chosen Name
After deciding on a business name to go with, the next step is to reserve that name (so another person does not snatch it from under your grasp). Here, the classification “Business name” has to be specified and the actual Business name too.

CAC reserves the right to disapprove any business name based on certain issues that are clearly spelled out on the reservation page. The reason for the search and nature of business would further be required and in the same vein, further personal details.

5. Pay for Reservation
Reservation of name is priced at Five hundred naira only (N500) and it can be paid online.

Part Two

1. Business Name Gets Approved & More Information
After payment for the reservation of the business name is made, it could get approved after some days. Then, the applicant would be prompted to provide more information e.g the primary business address, the names of the business owners and so on.

2. Pay for Business Name
Another payment of N10,000 would be required for the actual registration. Please note that the initial payment of N500 was meant for just reserving the name, not for registration. The new payment is meant for registration.

3. Download, Print, Fill and Submit Form Six
After payment of the registration fee, a “Form Six” would be provided for the applicant to fill. The applicant should download this form, print it and fill in all the necessary details which might include passports, names, signature, and other vital information.

This form, after proper filling, should be scanned and uploaded back to a portal that will be provided.

4. Proceed to Collect Certificate
After a while, the business name certificate gets ready. An invitation will be sent to the applicant to visit the office and collect the certificate. Also required here include those documents that were printed and uploaded.

Once an applicant visits the office and collects the certificate, a registered business is born.

Please note: If your business name reservation gets disapproved after the first episode, do reach out to CAC to know the exact reason and make proper changes.

Thank you for reading. Remember to share with anyone you think might need this – family, friends, colleagues and social media followers.