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General Board / Re: The revolutionary.............Blackberry Storm
« on: May 06, 2009, 08:43:45 PM »
@ oga usman11, forgive me I didnt understand you correctly. But the good thing is that I have enough to share so oga Dan-Borno will be in his North-East axis and you can take over other areas.

On a serious note, if you need any for yoursef or resale, let me know. Who knows, i might even alter the pricing structure/arrangement if you are buying in bulk (that is 5 or more). Dan Borno take note!

Like I said earlier, I also have the newest blackberry realeased, ie the Javellin. It's a lot like Blackberry bold but much smaller and has a newer (and hopefully better) OS.

Lets do business people. I am pumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

General Board / Re: The revolutionary.............Blackberry Storm
« on: May 06, 2009, 01:51:46 PM »

The phone actually NOT in Nigeria at the moment. Zan dawo Kano around the 17th of May which is when I am bringing it. Let me know if this is fine by you.

As to this being the first transaction of k/online: its a great thing aint it? I mean, may be more ppl will start displaying their wares here and Admin will starting charging commission.

Which brings me to the great job oga Admin is doing. Keep up the good work mallam.

Perhaps we may even come up with an arrangement in which you can become my distributor in Maiduguri, for a fee of course! lol.

Stay safe and God bless.

General Board / SONY CYBERSHOT digital Camera =N= 27,000
« on: May 06, 2009, 01:07:16 AM »


Sony 7.2 Megapixel Cyber-Shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera ( DSCW80 )

7.2 MP

Imaging Device    
1/2.5" Super HAD™ CCD

Recording Media    31MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick™ DUO Media, optional Memory Stick DUO PRO™ Media

2.5"2 (115K Pixels TFT LCD Screen)

Viewfinder    Optical
Lens Construction    6 Elements in 5 Groups, 3 Aspheric Elements

Yes/ Yes

Lens Type    
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®

Docking Station    
Optional HD docking cradle

White Balance    
Automatic, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent, Flash

Self Timer    
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)

Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility    
Tested to support up to 8GB Memory Stick DUO PROTM media capacity1; does not support Access

Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s)    

Normal, Burst, Bracket Exposure
Red-Eye Reduction    
Yes (On/Off all modes)

Burst Mode    
Max 100 Shots at 2.8fps (All resolutions)


Date/Time Stamp    
No/ No

Media/Battery Indicator    

Color Mode(s)    
Black & White, Natural, Sepia, Vivid

Audio/Video Output(s)    Yes via Mutli-Use Connector
USB Port(s)    
Yes (Supports USB 2.0

HD Output    
Yes (1080i)

Focal Length    
5.8 - 17.4mm; 35mm Equivalent; 35 - 105 mm

9-Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, Spot AF

Aperture Range    
Auto, (f2.8-8W)/(f5.2-14.8T), Shutter Speed” 1/4-1/1600 sec. (Auto), 1-1/1600 sec. (Program Auto),

Exposure Compensation: ±2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Step Increments
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Smart Zoom® Technology    Up to 3.6X (5MP), 4.5X (3MP), 5.6X (16:9 2MP) 14X (VGA Resolution)

Digital Zoom    
0-2.0X (Precision)

Optical Zoom    3X
Macro Mode    Yes
Total Zoom    6X

Minimum Focus Distance    
19-11/16" (50 cm), Macro 1-9/16" (4 cm)

Face Detection    Yes

Flash Effective Range    
W:0.6-10.8 ft (0.2-3.3m) T:1.3-5.9 ft (0.4-1.8m)

Flash Mode(s)    
Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Slow Synch

Battery Type    
Lithium-Ion NP-BG1

Battery Capacity    
3.6V, 960 mAh

Supplied Software    
Windows: Picture Motion Browser Vers 2.0 + USB Driver

Operating System Compatibility    
Microsoft® 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional; Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/OS X (10.0-10.4)

AF Illuminator Light    Yes

PictBridge Compatible    Yes

Multi-Pattern Measuring    Yes

SteadyShot® Image Stabilization    Yes

Scene Mode(s)    
Beach, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait

Movie Mode(s)    
MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640x480 at 30fps) (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick DUO PRO™ media), MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640x480 at 16fps), Presentation (320 x 240 at 8fps).

Power Save Mode    
Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)

In-Camera Editing    
Red-eye reduction, soft edge filter, cross filter, partial color filter, fish-eye filter

Bionz™ Engine    
Yes (LSI with Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

General Board / Re: The revolutionary.............Blackberry Storm
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:53:49 AM »
Salam all,

The price is 90,000 NGN or $500 USD (no preference). The $399 dollar you are referring to excludes taxes, transportation and of course profit. Knowing the base price, you can tell am not asking much, abi?

About spreading payment, it can done through the bank not me. Am afraid I can only spread payment into 2 which have to be paid in 6 weeks (50% up front) but there are several "asset acquisition" loans out there which actually give you 12-18 months to payoff, with interest of course!

I also have the 3g iPhones, blackberry Javellin, Blackberry Bold and Blackberry curve.

Sai naga reply.

General Board / The revolutionary.............Blackberry Storm
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:34:36 AM »
Salamu alaikum,

The phone really says it all so see below for specs. For price or any other inquiries, mail me @



Available Features

    * Camera (3.2 MP)
    * Built-in GPS
    * Media Player
    * Video Recording
    * BlackBerry® Maps
    * Wireless Email
    * Organizer
    * Browser
    * Phone
    * Corporate Data Access
    * SMS/MMS

Size and Weight

4.43 inches (112.5 mm)

2.45 inches (62.2 mm)

0.55 inches (13.95 mm)

5.5 ounces (155 grams)

    * High resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
    * Transmissive TFT LCD
    * Font size (user selectable)
    * Light sensing screen
    * Supports over 65,000 colors
    * Screen Size: 3.25 inches (diagonally measured)

Camera & Video Recording

    * Camera: 3.2 MP camera with auto flash, auto focus, 2x digital zoom
    * Video Camera: Depending on the amount of built-in memory available for use, a third-party microSD card may need to be properly inserted into the BlackBerry smartphone to enable the video recording feature

Battery & Battery Life

    * Standby time: 15 days (356 hours)
    * Talk time: 6 hours
    * 1400 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell

GPS & BlackBerry Maps

    * Stand-alone and assisted GPS
    * Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps

Data Input & Navigation

    * SurePress™ touch screen
    * On screen keyboard: portrait SureType® and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape
    * Dedicated keys: Send, End, Menu, Return

Voice Input & Output

    * 3.5mm stereo headset capable
    * Integrated earpiece/microphone
    * Built-in speakerphone
    * Bluetooth® v2.0 enabled; mono/stereo headset, handsfree

Media Player

    * Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
    * Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus

Ringtones & Notifications

    * Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
    * MP3 ringtones
    * Vibrate mode
    * LED indicator


    * Bluetooth® v2.0; mono/stereo headset, handsfree, phone book access profile, and serial port profile supported

Device Security

    * Password protection and screen lock
    * Sleep mode
    * Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
    * FIPS 140-2 Compliant (FIPS Validation in Progress)
    * Optional support for S/MIME


    * Expandable memory – support for microSD™ card
    * 1GB onboard memory
    * 128 MB Flash (flash memory)

Wireless Networks

    * UMTS/HSPA: 2100 MHz
    * North America: 850 MHz GSM®/GPRS networks
    * North America: 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    * Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    * Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    * Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/Ev-DO networks

General Board / Re: K-ONLINE GET TOGETHER (GTG) - 2008
« on: January 23, 2009, 05:37:16 PM »

its a shame really that i cudnt attend the gtg gathering as i was in Nija at that time. i am, however, gladdened by that fact that those who made it had all the fun to be had.  Meanwhile, Waziri's description of the event is so vivid i can actually picture what was going on.

say, where exactly did the gtg take place? am thinking british council, mm library? am i right or is it my imagination?

waziri had talked about debate to action; so if I may ask, has that section being created? lets not become politicians o- something we call, "wa'azi a baka" (you know preaching what we dont practice).

all the same, very good job guys and i hope to be present for d 2009 edition in Allah ya kaddara.


Salamu alaikum,

Yallabai Dan Borno: wasn't Aminu mijin Bose a caharacter in a Nollywood series? Anyway, I hope he is a great person, like my humble self.

About the percentage, I deliberately had a range instead of a fixed number cos i have a variety of laptops and for obvious reasons therefore, selling the cheaper and popular ones will attract a smaller commission that the bigger/harder to sell ones.

Reward is going to be propotional to effort.

Where are the pics you asked?....... Well, Admin has been quite accomodating so I dont want to impose by posting pictures files which are way larger than text. My solution is: I will provide you with the model no and you can easily google them.

Compaq CQ50-105NR; Price =N= 100,000
Toshiba L305D-S5868; Price is =N= 120,000
DELL INSPIRON I1525-121B; Price  =N= 95,000

Pls keep in mind the biz is very fast paced and by the time you respond I might have sold some or all of them, so dont delay.

I bring at least 20 laptops a month so this is not a one-time thing. I envision a long term relationship and so should you.

Allah ya taimakemu gaba daya.

....................................................................You'll Never Walk Alone......................................................................

Hello folks,

I will go straight to the point. I want to use this medium to give dear forumnites the opportunity of earning some serious cash by selling american-specs laptops on commission (up to 10%).

The way it works is simple: You find me a buyer and if the transaction falls through, you get 5 - 10% of the items in consideration.

Interested???????????? email me @ for more details. This may turn out to be the cheapest money you will make in your life. So don't delay.

Remember, your gain is my gain.


General Board / Re: Northern Economic Summit - matters arising
« on: October 08, 2008, 07:44:56 PM »
Hello all,

This summit, like the ones before it, is full of empty talk. I mean look at the honorable participants- Babangida, Atiku, T.Y Danjuma, what nonsense. Coupists  (Babangida and Buhari) and unabashed capitalists (Atiku and Danjuma) have nothing to contribute to the summit- simple economics (efficient division of labor requires the Military big wigs continue to plot their coups and dem Atiku and Co to continue exploiting Nigerians from their bizness interests). I guess they might as well invite ibliss as well, just to balance the characters and provide some entertainment..

With our God fearing governor judiciously utilizing the Oil windfall from Abuja on state of the art jeeps (to ply the soon-to-be expanded streets of Kano), no one can really deny that our economies are doing well.  I mean look at all the industries flourishing in Kano all due to the kept promise of the governor and successive governors to establish an IPP in the state. God bless our leaders.

On a more serious note, this summit will be a success if:

        (a)  The number of Industries in N-Nigeria are more than they are today in Oct 2009
        (b)  The number of employed reduces by even a percentage point
        (c)  The number of loan granted to businesses in region increases
        (d)  No political appointee earns more than a specialist in a state medical facility
        (e)  No political appointee earns more than a principal or headmaster in a govt school.
These are very simple yardsticks but I can bet my broke bank account none of them will be achieved.

In the meantime, pls enjoy the summit and dont forget to get fashion lessons from what the biggies are wearing. I can swear to you none of the honorables is wearing Nigerian made textile and they are going to lecture you on the need to invest!

PS: How much does it cost to host such a summit?


General Board / Re: JOKE OF THE DAY............... ENJOY
« on: August 27, 2008, 03:23:23 PM »
I have been on this forum for a while and I must say I have never seen HUSNAA utter something as strong as her response to the initial post. It truly is a shame that with the kind of poverty prevalent in Kano, the govt feels the best way to spend its Oil windfall is by getting SUV for our Royal Fathers. But then again, what do I know.

What is even more painful is the sheer number of vehicles bought, 53, at an exorbitant price. I mean, I myself import cars into Nigeria and I can tell you that unless the SUV is a newer model Lexus, Range Rover or Porsche then the =N= 10m spent on each is way too much.

I am afraid our dear Shekarau is fast derailing from the path of justice and fairness. First he promised water (which never flowed) and now he is spending our scarce resources in blinging out sarakuna.

Where does it end?

General Board / JOKE OF THE DAY............... ENJOY
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:20:20 PM »
Salam all,

And now, from a government of the people this:

KNSG doles out 53 Jeeps to monarchs
KANO state government says it will continue to carry along traditional institutions in running the affairs of its people even if the country’s constitution fails to define their roles.
This assertion was made by Governor Ibrahim Shekarau during the presentation ceremony of 53 Jeeps to 14 council members of Kano Emirate Council and 39 district heads in the state purchased at the cost of over N516 million. The occasion took place at the Government House, Kano.
The governor noted with satisfaction the various contributions being rendered by traditional rulers in the state especially in the areas of religion, security and reconciliation among the populace, saying this has coincided with government’s Societal Re-orientation Programme.
Governor Shekarau who traced the history of Kano Emirate Council to pre-Jihad period of late Shehu Usman Ibn Fodio, and the coming of the British colonialists, explained that the dynamism of the modern society that entrenches a new democratic system of governance has limited the functions of the institutions.
He said even with the constitutional provisions inherent in the democratic system, Kano state government would continue to accord priority to the running of the affairs of Kano people, expressing appreciation to the emirate council for its support and good advice to his administration.
On the vehicles distributed, the governor said it was aimed at alleviating the transportation problems of the beneficiaries to enable them discharge their responsibilities more effectively.
He stressed that the state government purchased 14 out of the total number of the vehicles for the emirate council members, while those for the district heads were purchased by their local government councils.
In his remark, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero expressed gratitude to Governor Shekarau for his untiring support, assistance and cooperation to the emirate council.
He observed that for any representative assigned the responsibility to perform efficiently, his performance must be followed up in addition to the provision of the required facilities needed for such duties, saying the vehicles provided would no doubt assist them in the discharge of their services to the people.
The emir also expressed happiness over the new improved salary structure and allowances for traditional title-holders, in the state, adding that the development will also improve their respective performances.
He called on people in the state to join hands in prayers for continued peace and stability in the state and the country at large.
Earlier speaking, the state commissioner for local governments, Alhaji Salihu Sagir Takai,
had expressed satisfaction with the cordial relationship existing between the state government and the traditional institutions, saying the vehicles provided are aimed at facilitating the movement of the beneficiaries for better service delivery.
He disclosed that a new scheme of service has been introduced by his ministry as well as the improvement of salaries and allowances of traditional title-holders in the state.
Daily Triumph observed that the Jeeps jointly purchased by the state government and the local government councils are of different brands. They include Toyota Prado Jeeps for the district heads, Nissan Armada Jeeps, Mitsubishi Pajero Jeeps and Nissan Infinity Jeeps to the emirate council members and were distributed according to hierarchies.

Need I say more..................Actually, I wish I was one of the awardees!

Allah ya gyara.

General Board / Re: Cheap, Cheap, Cheap............ Iphones for sale
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:23:55 PM »
Hi to all,

Still have those iPhones for sale. The Price is =N= 85,000 and delivery will be between a week and 10 days.
If interested, email me @ or send me a PM.

All d best and ............ yeah, Yar'adua will lose tmrw but he will prevail at the appeal court 3 months from now..

General Board / Kano Trade Fair Complex
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:16:05 PM »
HI all,

Just read a news report in the Guardian saying that a certain "Alpine Investment" got a concession from the KNSG to develop the hopelessly underutilized Kano trade fair grounds into a world class retail, hospitality and entertainment resort. Indeed, its said they promiesd to inject $100 m over the years to build up the place.

Is this for real or is it the kind of hot air we hear from gwamnati?

If its real, then it will represent the largest investment in Kano for as long as I can remember. I have no doubt that with the huge population we have in the Kano and the the perfect location of the grounds, Alpine should break even in the not distant future. Our saurayi da budurwa culture will make the movie theaters, malls and high end shops money spinners for the developers.

Some of us have witnessed what happened in Lekki with the establishment of the PALMS project, how it totally revolutionized the shopping experience of the many middle class lagosians. I hope its actually going to happen and indeed ppl shud start thinking of how best to leverage this development for their own personal gains.

I already have a couple of good ideas, but i wunt say them here b4 someone takes them as his/her own and leave me with nothing!


General Board / Re: The North and the Poverty Phenomenon
« on: December 12, 2007, 12:24:05 AM »

The problems we have are enormous but not unsurmountable. It is instructive to note that in the 60s the level of ppl leaving below the poverty line was put around 30%. The story is totally different today. Govt after govt come and promise to alleviate poverty for the worst off but nothing come out of it. One may ask, how did we degenerate to this? Did I hear anyone say O-I-L?

The oft repeated cliche about going back to farm is actually the solution. For a country that imports 4 mil Metric tons of wheat, 1.3 mil Metric tons of Sugar and 1mil metric tons of Rice annually, it isn't hard to see where govt can focus its attention and provide opportunity to farmers.  Imagine if farmers were enlightened about these shortfalls in demand and imagine if they can fill the void?

The soaring cost of sesame, soya bean, cashew nuts, gum arabic etc all point to the enormous potentials in the sectors. Lets not forget the poultry and fisheries- there too, Nigeria is a net importer. Indeed if Nigeria can replace all the food it imports by local production, around $7 bil will be realised by Nigerian farmers- most of whom reside in the North.

Any serious govt trying to help ppl escape poverty must devote alot of attention to the agricultural situation.................. But they never listen, do they?

General Board / Re: This is sad.
« on: December 08, 2007, 11:36:39 PM »
Another great piece from the indefatigable Nurudeen- more grease to your elbow. If I may digress a bit, wai shin ina Turkain Hausa, Senator I S Turaki?

Returning to your topic, Nigerian leaders, especially democratic ones, seem to lack any semblance of discipline when it comes to prudent govt spending. The nation keeps spending more than it makes- resulting in more debt for the country. Many people do not understand that the constant high inflation experienced by the country is fuelled by this among many other factors (especially importation).

One of the slimiest things about all of this is how this deficit is financed- thru Tons and tons of T-Bills and Bonds. Banks, yes those monsters, are the major buyers of these securities and they do so with cheap money that actually belongs to the govt! You see, most govt agencies have accounts with local banks earning very low interest rates- lets say 3% pa ( I.E the foreign reserve accounts). The Banks then lend back these funds to the govt by buying fixed income securities at 7 -8%. Deducting charges, levies and transaction costs, the Banks eventually smile all the way to the BANK with a spread (or profits) of 1-2%. That amounts to millions!

What is more worrying in Yar'adua budget is the dissonace between his rhetoric about the much vaunted 7 cardinal points and appropriations to those sectors. I dont need to delve deep into these issue at the moment but I want to assure you he fails the UNESCO test of appropriating 21% and 20% to the education and health sector respectively.

Quite simply, our brother in abuja is confused!


By simply securing the Niger Delta and restoring Nigeria's crude pumping capacity to their peaks, the nation can recover the 25% in lossed income due pipeline vandalism. That could be a huge lifeline.

Secondly, a firm deadline on the flaring of GAS in the delta has to be drawn. I can't remember the figure, but it is estimated that Nigeria loses $2m daily due to the non utilization of its flared natural gas. Do the math!

Thirdly, govt has to really tighten its belt and cut spending in a lot of areas. Fiscal discpline will put the country on a path of development and prosperity.

Of course all these are known to ppl in power but they refuse to institute these changes due to one selfish reason or the other. It is for us to eally hold them accountable to their words and promises.

I wish Yar'adua well but I think he is already on a slippery slope!

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