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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 / 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

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 / 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 / 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 / Cheap, Cheap, Cheap............ Iphones for sale
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:55:44 PM »
Dear Members,

If you or anyone you know wants (or is it needs) an Iphone, pls let me know. I have brand new 8 gig models for a PRICE YOU WUNT BELIEVE.

Interested................. email me at and I will furnish with pics, specs and the price of the phone. I tell you dat thing is beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautifull.........................


General Board / Open Secret: Making money from Trading Stock
« on: September 20, 2006, 07:02:00 PM »
Hi all,

I will go straight to the point. A question for you, if dumb people are making billions, yes billions, by buying equities in certain sectors of the stock market in Nigeria, why shouldn't you?  The answer is, well...... you should also. You see, the things is I have, as have many others, noticed that the building materials sector of the NSE is BOOMING....

I'll give an example. Ever since Aliko Dangote, at the AGM of BCC,  stated that the company has ironed out all its difficulties with its host community and will, from then on, start paying dividends (this was on 20 August 2006), the stock has shot up from N 12.18 to N 37.19 today! If that is not astonishing, I wonder what is.

WAPCO is another example of what I am talking about. Those conversant with the company will recall that WAPCO has embarked upon an ambitiuos expansion project which tied up its WC.  This has resulted in depressed earnings and low interest by investors. Since this project was concluded in the first quarter of the year, smart investors took notice. The resulting gain has been that the stock, which was selling for N 22 in June, is now selling at an impressive N 64.82.

Similar spectacular results were achieved by Ashaka and CCNN. I wish I can say this will continue but I cannot. What I can asure people of is that there is still time to get a piece of this pie. The companies in this sector (called the real sector because the produce tangible goods) pay the most generous dividends of all. Infact, if we are to believe Mr Dangote, then come the end 2007 financial year, BCC will pay a dividend of N 5.00 which is more than a 10% pay out ratio at current prices.

To give you a practical example, I invested N 17,000 in BCC (mid June), it is now worth more than N 36,00. Can you think of a better or faster way of achieving this transformation within 2 months? I think not.

The best way to start "milking the cow" is by getting educated about the capital markets. You can also learn more by checking out daily prices or charts on

Finally, please view this(*0*BCC)  chart to see how spectacular some of what I saying are.

Be a capitalist pig. It is healthy!

General Board / Should Gwandu be ousted
« on: January 11, 2006, 06:41:03 PM »

I will keep this brief. As a result of the massive failure experienced in this years Hajj (supritended by the Nigerian officials), do you think the current officials (those responsible for the shoddy preparation) should retain their seats?
I personally think Prof Gwandu should take the best way out - that of honor- by resigning his appointment now.
What do you think?

Barka da Sallah to all......

General Board / No, No BPE, NITEL is worth more
« on: December 31, 2005, 03:21:57 AM »

Bearing any last minute changes, and believe me OBJ's goons are bad at negotiating what is best for Nigeria, NITEL, yes that company we all love to hate for those wannan nambar da aka buga an tsayarda da ita na wucen gadi, will be sold to Orascom of Egypt for a stinking $256m. Yes 250 freaking million or about $100m more than what TAFA balogun stole from NIgeria.

I should make it clear though that I am totally FOR selling NITEL. I mean, at a time when MTN is making almost =N= 19B profit annually, what possible excuse does NITEL have for not doing better considering its existing infrastructure and other advantages?

I have seen the reaction of a cross section of NIgerians on the issue. Some seem to think that how can a company that was valued at over $1b dollars 2 years back be worth 1/4 of that today? Other are simply saying, how can NITEL (+ Mtel to boot) be sold for $256m when the cost of procuring a license for Metl was over $285m?

Both complaints do have merits but not the way people are peddling them.  
* The fact that IIL ltd offered $1.3b dollars is an expression of IIL's opinion of what NITEL was worth. Normal asset valuation method's- DCF, rel val, do not apply here as 1) NITEL is a distressed company and; 2) there really isn't a single company with which to compare NITEL to. In this kind of sitaution, the acquiring firm - Orascom and Newtel ( I heard Newtel is an SPV used by some high profile Nigerians formed to fleece us all) will have to use very subjective criteria to value the company hence the divergent figures. I still, however, think that the $256m was too small

* The fact, also, that NITEL has massive liabilities (almost $1b) complicates matters. The deal selling NItel doesn't say whether or not Orascom is agreeing to absorb the debt. If it does, then the price Orascom is paying is actually much higher than $256m since Orascom has to eventually settle those liabilities. Otherwise, we will be left with the AP/SADIQ kind of fiasco which doesn't augur well for our oft claimed 'transparen conduct' in selling off national assets.

What I find most sneeky about this deal is the fact that Orascom has substantial stake (bought very recently) in the parent of the newtel consortium.
Is it a coincidence that newtel declined to make a secondary offer after both companies colluded(??) to make puny bids at the opening?
Nigerians deserve an answer and damn fast too!

General Board / Abacha Loot returned: what's next??
« on: September 29, 2005, 04:18:41 PM »

For those of us who have not heard, the Swiss govt, after 5 years of wrangling, incriminations and recriminations, decided Nigeria has met the stringent conditions it placed on returning the money(some $500m) acquired illegally by the family of the late of head of state. [please see ]

The swiss govt is allowing the money back to Nigeria only if the World bank certifies what the govt of Nigeria will do with the money. Much as I think this is a mockery of our nation's sovereignety- that is, we are told how to spend our own money, one has to understand that the "big-heads" in abuja, despite their vehement pretension towards fighting corruption, cannot be trusted.

After all, how can a nation reputed to be the most corrupt nation on earth claiming to be fighting corruption fail to convict a single public official accused of corrputly enriching him/her self? This is what people abroad think of Nigeria. A nation where govt says one thing and does something else.

My question now is: Through what way can Nigeria best utilize these funds that will do the most good to the most number of people?
-Oil subsidies?
-Primary education?

What do you think?

General Board / That UNDP report
« on: September 09, 2005, 05:17:12 PM »

Nigeria is poor and it is getting poorer. That is the conclusion UNDP came up with after conducting their annual survey on the living conditions of people in mother earth.

I can't say that I am suprised by this assertion based on the monumental fraud, corruption, missallocation of priorities and outright theft of government money happening in Nigeria. In this respect, there is no state of level of govt that can escape blame.

The irony of  it all is that Nigeria is now reaping unprecedented sums of money from exporting crude.  In fact, at no time in Nigeria's history can we find a parallel to the kind of windfall with are witnessing now. Yet, misery, squalor and abject poverty is closer to us than ever before.

The tragedy of it all is that we are in a state of denial. Those at the federal level (like a dinosour named Prof Ojowu) are actually disputing this based on nothing else but their word. I wish when next the gentleman goes to his village the unemeployed youths, the elderly, the sick-mothers and the school childern gang up and give him the beating of his life for toying with the future of our nation. If the feds response is considered reprehensible then that of the state govt can only be describe as criminal.

I doubt if any state govt cared enough to read the whole length of the report because of the utter contempt they have for all things foreign. This is most especially so in the North which, if not for the averaging factor of the south, will be poorer than all but Niger republic!

I have some question which I need someone to answer:
(1) do our leaders know what the MDG's  are?
(2) what are they doing to that effect?
(3) and why, oh why, do they spend so much on aides, advisers, commisioners and vehicles?

It now seems to me as if Nigeria will never be great because it will take monumental efforts by all, especially the society, to effect a meaningful change. In the meantime, people are content with being sychopants and liars. They sell their soul to the devils we call governors, legislators, president and politicians.

I ask, is there a way out?

May Allah help us all.....

General Board / Fahd is dead
« on: August 09, 2005, 04:09:39 AM »

Many people in Nigeria felt bad about the death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. I am not one of them. Fahd was a perverted king. A heavy drinker and a terrible womanizer.

I read a eulogy in the Economist (US edition)  which gave a very accurate account of his known life. I will recommend it to anyone who wishes to know, independently, who this King was

He did a wonderful job of buying popularity across the world as attested by the many who are now celebrating his life in death. I am glad that this man, who denied women in the Kingdom the right to vote, has been done away with by the almighty.

General Board / Let the Igbos have the presidency in 2007!
« on: August 09, 2005, 03:59:26 AM »

I have, for a long time now, being a believer in the northern-president-in- 2007 project. I am happy to note, however, that I have now recognised the problems with such a cause.

I am changing my views on account of the fact that Northerners have ruled Nigeria for about 75%  of its existence as an independent nation. The other reason is because there really isnt any meaningful difference between a Northern president and a southern one.

Left to me, I would say the Igbos rightfully deserve to be ceded the presidency. Let try to Imagine if the case was reversed- that is no northerner ever became president.
What will you think of that situation?

General Board / You'll enjoy this.
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:05:29 PM »

To appreciate how and where the money states earn is being spent, please open this link:
I can guarantee you that this is not a isolated occurence.

General Board / Why choose UK for UNI?
« on: July 23, 2005, 09:06:44 PM »

There are many Nigerian students studying abroad today. For some reason, most prefer studying in the UK. I am a student in the states and I can swear the educational system is better, cheaper, more flexible and more fun here.

Just recently, someone told me that it takes some 2 months before results are released in the UK schools. I wonder what manner of hell US colleges will go through if they withold grades for more than 2 weeks. Then there is the cost factor. People in the UK live in dignified "sardine cans" and whats more, they pay rent every 2 weeks. All this is done because it costs an arm and a leg to live in a spacious apartment.

From the stories I have heard, living in England is like living in Lagos. You bump into friends and family every other day. This, obviously, distracts the student from concentrating totally on his/her studies.

So now I ask, what do the people studying in the UK find so attractive in the UK that they bypass US, Canada, Australia, Sweden, POland etc for their tertiary education?
Fish and chips perhaps?

Muhammad A laughing loud from Atlanta, GA


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