Fake Bomb detectors spotted in Abuja

On a trip to Transcorp Hilton Abuja  recently , I noticed the frustrating long queues of vehicls being searched at the gate had dissappeared. There was now a dedicated entry lane demacated with those concrete blocks, there was still the prescence of heavily armed soldiers but the cars were moving in and out freely and the traffic flowed. I thought this is great, these people must be doing something right, and then it happened...

I spotted the miraculous bomb detecting device with an aerial, the magic wand, the solution to the torture we had  endured in the past, all in the name of security.

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In many establishments these days there is an increase in the use of these devices but the question you should ask yourself is this ... what exactly does this device detect?

 

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Popularly known as the ADE 651 or you can find various other models out there e.g GT200 or Alpha 6 all these devices have one thing in common, absolute rubbish.

They dont work , and this has been one of the greatest scam devices on the market since the begining of the war on terror.

(Reuters) - Iraqi authorities have arrested a high-ranking police official in connection with the purchase of a bomb detector that the British government says does not work,

 

Used in places like Iraq, Afganistan and Pakistan some years ago, there was an investigation by BBC news night into the use of these so called bomb detectors.

In the end , the UK government banned the export of these gadgets and the company was charged with fraud.

No western country uses these device because quite simply they do not work.

So in 2012 these things are begining to appear in Abuja.

As long as no one has a multi billion naira contract to supply these gadgets in Nigeria, I  believe we can put up with seeing these things in some places, the word deterant comes to mind.

 

And for those people who feel safer seeing these devises around please accept my apology, for bursting your bubble.

 

The best bomb detecting system in the world still remains mans best friend and if you doubt me , ask the US military

 

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For our security tips , email  info @Abujacity.org.

 

 



 


Nanet Suites Abuja TEL:+234 0706563772 +234 07084583828

Ekiti House, Plot 1042, Kur Mohammed St CBD.
Garki, Abuja TEL:+234 0706563772 +234 07084583828

email: nanetsuitesabuja@nanetgroup.com.ng
or nanetfrontoffice@gmail.com

 

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Experience all the hospitality this HOFA member hotel  Nanet suites   has to offer from within one distinctive property, Nanet suites Abuja, perfectly positioned in the heart of the business district, provides you with easy access to many attractions in the Abuja City area.

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This vibrant, hotel boasts 52 suites all with fully stocked  kitchenettes, modern amenities such as in-room Plug-In technology, wireless and a  fitness center.

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nice bathrooms

 

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ample wardrobe space

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Discover the famous nollywood lounge located in the hotel ,


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And Ample Banquet halls used  for hosting a variety of events, from business benefits to social soirees in elegant event space including a variety of  meeting rooms.

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And for a taste of the Abuja Night life, the hotel runs an interesting night club (wed -Sat) which gives you a good idea of the Abuja scene.

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Redefining what a pleasure travel can be, Nanet suites is setting the standard in sophisticated luxury.

 

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Abuja, hotels below the radar in Nigeria's capital city


With the bombing of the UN house in Abuja a few months ago, and the heightened security situation in the country, diplomats and visitors to the city are being advised to avoid the usual hotels frequented by foreigners and Nigeria's elite.


The US embassy this week announced  potential targets could include the Nicon Luxury, the Sheraton and the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja's premier hotels. Embassy staff had been told to avoid the venues.


For those who have to visit Abuja, and are wondering , what are the alternatives?

The city  has a wide range of hotels below the radar, with various price ranges and very good services.

Some of these hotels are listed below


1) Protea

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2)Hawthorn Suites

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3)Bolton white

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4)Nanet Suites

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5)Valencia Hotels

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FOR A DETAILED AND DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF HOTELS IN ABUJA, PLEASE CLICK HERE , WE ALSO HAVE A LIST OF RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY HERE

 

TO ARRANGE TRIPS OR ANY TOURS AROUND THE CITY, CALL 08166126390. 

 

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1st Forty hotel, 38, Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse 2 Abuja, Nigeria, Phone: +234 7030095727,+234 7028413705

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1st Forty Hotel is a nice budget hotel situated on Aminu Kano crescent in wuse II.

The hotel is ideal  for people who want a decent affordable hotel in the middle of the city with easy access to transportation and most parts of the city .

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There are a range of room types you could choose from namely a Standard, Millenium, Deluxe, Diplomatic suite or the Executive room.

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 Being a HOFA member hotel, the staff at 1st Forty are well trained and will  ensure that all of your requirements are met successfully.

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Harmonia Hotels, Plot 896, Gimbiya Street /3 Onitsha Crescent, Area 11 Garki, Abuja - Tel:08072022490.

Harmonia Hotels... a sigh of relief.

 

TEL: 09-9502224,  09-9502225 , 07043441844

 

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Harmonia Hotels is situated on a quiet street in the heart of Abuja's entertainment neighbourhood. It is in close proximity to some lively Abuja restaurants,bars and nightlife.

 

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Some of the hotel facilities include a restaurant, a bar, minimart, conference hall  and a Business Center.

 

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The rooms have 24 hour internet service with Wireless Access provided

 

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A HOFA member hotel, hospitality& security is always guaranteed.

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Banquet and Conference hall facilities with a 100 persons capacity.

 

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Pridemark suites & apartments - 12 Borno st, Garki - Abuja . Tel:07040560642

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For reservations and bookings  TEL:07040560643 or 08037984225 or 07040559971

Pridemark Suites and Apartments is located in Area 10 in the FCT, Abuja, in a serene, secure and comfortable environment.  IMG_2107 (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It is about 28km from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, 5 minutes drive from International conference centre, Federal secretariat,
NNPC Towers and Aso Rock. It is easily accessible from all parts of FCT.

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At Pridemark Hotel, They have a business centre office where you can carry out your business functions away from your office. They provide services like scanning,
printing, fotocopying, typing and emailing while you are lodging and Their experienced personnel will offer you prompt and efficient quality services.

 

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The hotel is fully served with rooms and apartments. each room/apartment is fully equiped with modern state of the art faccilities like:
Acs, colour TV, satellite channels, fridge, electronic safe, Tea mulling facilities and wireless internet to provide your absolute comfort.

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a member  of the hotel owners forum Abuja (HOFA).

 

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You can always be sure of hospitality  and security when you stay in Abuja.

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 At Pridemark Hotel their internet ready meeting room is available for meetings, seminars, parties e.t.c.

 

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 The Restaurant serves both local and continental dishes and  room service offes round the clock food/drink delivery in the comfort of your room.

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For reservations and bookings  TEL:07040560643 or 08037984225 or 07040559971


Hotel Owners Forum Abuja - Who are they?

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Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA) is an association of all owners /investors in the hotel industry in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja - Nigeria. The association has been in operation since 2002 and is  recognised by the government .

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Director General, NTDC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe (OON) and HOFA President, Engineer Onofiok Ekong

 

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HOFA has the following objectives:


1. Promote Tourism.


2. Protect Hotel Owners Investment.


3. To ensure standard and security.


4. Promote peace, unity, understanding among members of the forum and for members to have sense of belonging and to speak as one body.


5. Promote advantage of bulk purchase and group discount for members.


6. Coordination of bulk booking for accommodation and conferences.

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FOR MOR INFORMATION, VISIT HOFA WEBSITE

www.Hotelownersforumabuja.com

email: hotelownersforumabuja.com@yahoo.com

TEL: 08189386722