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Revolutionary Renewal Green Energy Power System To Hit Shores Of Nigeria



Engineer Ifeanyi Ogochukwu, chief technology strategist, Debbie Mishael Consulting

Debbie Mishael Consulting Limited, Nigeria has partnered with Ospreywood Labs Inc, Canada to bring this unique solution for sustainable living to the Nigerian people powered by a team of highly qualified engineers and scientists who are subject matter experts in their respective areas namely, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Mechatronics Engineering disciplines with industry working experience of cumulative 250 plus human years.

Project ‘light up your home’, a revolutionary renewal green energy power system – heat to electricity is hitting the shores of Nigeria.

Dubbed “Light Up Your Home” Programme (LUYH), the project is a result of more than 10 years of research & development.

“You will find the product as useful as any other amenity and necessity of life. It will become part of your daily routine very easily.  The product is a result of technology collaboration of scientists and engineers from Canada. Canadian designed and manufactured product is now for your use,” Engineer Ifeanyi Ogochukwu of Debbie Mishael Consulting told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, while indicating the product captures the waste heat produced abundantly from cooking and household fires, “no matter what fuel you are using such as coal,  wood, gas, kerosene, etc. The waste heat is then converted into useful electricity. Businesses like MSME who generate heat will benefit from this source of electricity”.

He said that the “Light Up Your Home” product will charge mobile phones, batteries, power DC fans and light up lights in at homes; very easy to use, adding that the unit does not have any moving part and therefore there is no maintenance required.

Speaking further on the ‘Building solutions for sustainable living’, Engr. Ogochukwu told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek that they are currently seeking partnership with NGOs, Communities and even government intervention to provide free electricity to homes.

Background Information

Global Energy Crisis
“Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and 84% are in rural areas.  Source: Int’l Energy Agency – 2016

We Have A Unique Solution!
“No matter what the weather, environmental conditions are, people will NOT stop cooking food. The waste heat that goes into environment is reclaimed/recuperated and then transferred to another place and generating electrical energy – we are NOT asking for any “extra’ fuel and we do not interrupt the cooking and/or house warming process

“The company manufactures low-cost products at highly affordable prices offered to masses living in a highly deficient energy environment where they are without power for more than 50% of the day and night time.

“The group manufactures extremely efficient, “renewable & green” alternate energy products utilizing state-of-the-art ‘thermal’ management solutions and technology for the developing nations where a large chunk of energy produced not only by low value fuels (wood, cow dung cakes etc. – one dung cake of an average size gives 2100 kJ but also high value fuels like LPG/LNG) is being wasted in highly inefficient burning processes for cooking and house warming.

“The unique product range varies in shapes and sizes according to individual consumer electrical load requirements. Typically, our products are designed and manufactured as per following wattages; they are highly scalable and can fit into any budget and requirements.

“Light-Up 5 watt; Light-Up 10 watt; Light-Up 20 watt Light-Up 50 watt; Light-Up 100 watt and can scale up 5 Kilo Watts depending on heat availability– Size varies according to watt consumption, powered by heat transfer mechanisms. Hot water is the by-product and can be used as required.  All the operation is ‘plug n play’ and there is NO maintenance required as there are no moving parts in our products”.

The basic idea, according to Engr. Ogochukwu, people will neither stop cooking food nor will not stop warming their houses, rather the products need fire / flame / heat to produce electricity, no matter what the fuel type is – wood fire, natural gas, kerosene, cow dung cakes, LPG / LNG etc. our products run irrespective of the extra fuel being added.

“We do not ask to put extra fuel at all. We recuperate / reclaim the waste heat energy and transform into useable electrical energy in the form of Free Electricity.

Disaster Management
He said that the ultimate objective of disaster management is to prepare for it. “Prevention, preparedness, response and recovery are the four main interdependent pillars of disaster management.

“We have to be ready to respond to a disaster and manage its magnitudes and consequences through processes taken prior to an event, for example emergency response plans, mutual assistance agreements, resource inventories and training, equipment and exercise programs. We have the ‘equipment’ necessary to assist the affected communities for power and telecommunication.

“Due to global warming and other environmental and security challenges we are faced with more and frequent natural calamities which results in mass destruction and disasters. In Nigeria the electricity deficit is alarming and also this is a unique product for IDPs, NGOs in their quest to better living standards of the people needs to adopt this unique product in their focus environments.

“Our products and solutions enable readymade and immediate power to charge phones and provide electricity for basic needs which will help in rescue operations and limit the loss of human life and suffering.

“All our products ‘naturally’ fit for disaster recovery non-food items. The first thing that goes is power, then other utilities. Our products provide Instant power for lighting, charging batteries and mobile phones. They provide instant relief in search and rescue operations for floods, earthquakes, other natural calamities and for internally displaced persons. Products can be designed and customised to meet any solution for your particular needs

This product is widely used in many parts of Asia to serve unreached areas and peoples with electricity,” he explained.



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TrillzApp Unveiled, Assists Event Managers Harness Feedback



By peter oluka

A robust and smart mobile app that uses location technology to give users notification of events happening in their location and based on interests, TrillzApp has been launched.

In addition to aiding users to book events seamlessly online, TrillzApp which was developed by five students, was designed to help users keep tabs on happenings in their area while helping them express their thoughts about events through ratings, comments and chats.

Chatting with Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, Stanley Ezeh, TrillzApp’s team lead, Critical Analyst, Business co-founder, said, “TrillzApp solves a number of needs, namely: keeping track of events and opportunities in particular areas; connect with people and places in a particular and seamless Ticket sales and event management. Furthermore, it helps event organizers get feedback from attendees.”

He said that the app taps from the power of Google Maps; gigantic map software that has a number of applications and has been designed to be used in various apps that require map services. “TrillzApp only uses some features of the Google maps to further assist users in getting directions to venues of events and happenings among others. Google maps has no local content for events; neither does it provide an avenue for users to interact with one another. Therefore, we are in no form of competition with Google”, Ezeh added.

The Team Lead who explained that TrillzApp beta version was launched in November 2017; in December of the same year, the app was out of Beta.

However, the only available version of the app is Android version. “iOS version will be released soon”, he told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, but without stating that “Sponsoring the TrillzApp project hasn’t been easy especially as we are students. Initially, being part of the Roar Nigeria Incubation Hub was supposed to be a plus to us since we were promised funding, support, training and mentorship, but due to unknown logistic and administrative reasons, these promises have barely been fulfilled and the funds have not been disbursed to us.

“Because we were determined and passionate to make an impact in our society by helping young people discover opportunities, events and happenings in different locations, we devised various strategies to help us raise funds on our own.

“We often had to skip meals and deprive ourselves of certain luxury and privileges to be able to squeeze out money from our meagre monthly allowances from our parents. Sometimes, we had to do some extra jobs for friends to get funds to complement funds raised from family”.

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Queen Elizabeth (II) Honours Interswitch Chairman, Ken Olisa with Knighthood



Sir Ken Olisa the recently appointed Chairman of Interswitch has been honoured with knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.


The Nigerian-born British Businessman and Philanthropist has been recognized, amongst other notable individuals, in Queen Elizabeth (II)’s New Year Honours.


Sir Olisa is a British businessman with a career in technology that commenced at IBM and spans well over 40 years.


He founded and led the technology merchant bank Interregnum and is also the founder and chairman of Restoration Partners, an independent boutique technology merchant bank, reputed as architects of the Virtual Technology Cluster model.


He is currently a Director of Thomson Reuters.


In 2015, he became the first black Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London having been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen.


By this development, Olisa, the first British-born black man to serve as a Director of a FTSE-100 business is now officially honoured with a Knighthood for services to Business and Philanthropy in the United Kingdom.


An advocate of social inclusion, he is Chair of the Shaw Trust, supporting the disabled and chronically unemployed to find work; founding Chair of the Powerlist Foundation, supporting future leaders from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and disadvantaged backgrounds; a former Governor of the Peabody Trust; and a former Non-Executive Director of the West Lambeth NHS Trust.


Mitchell Elegbe, Group CEO of Interswitch, Commenting on the development, said that “Sir Ken has distinguished himself in professional and social spheres with a remarkable pedigree of service in the public domain.


“A leading light and embodiment of the maxim, “Do well, and do good”, He has not only charted an impressive course across the business terrain, but has also done notable social good; actively championing, and investing in many charities and non-profit organizations which work to mitigate the disadvantages faced by so many in his society.


“We are extremely proud of this most recent recognition and knighthood by The Queen for his services, and it is a great way to start the new year, both for Sir Ken and for Interswitch.”


Interswitch founded in 2002, is active across the entire payments value chain and currently processes over 4 billion unique transactions yearly, with a value of over USD 38 billion.


A recognized leader in the payments space in Nigeria, the company has sustained impressive business growth in recent years, garnering acclaim from Deloitte and others as one of Africa’s fastest growing technology business.

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Google Reveals Top Searches in Nigeria in 2017



By peter oluka

Google, Wednesday announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

In addition to showcasing what people, places, and things were trending around the globe this year, the 2017 Year in Search list also offers insights into what the top trending news moment for Nigerians was in the last 12 months, as well as the new music and movies that got their attention.

The most searched person on Google’s year-end list was Moji Olaiya, the sad news of her death two months after giving birth shook the Nigerian movie industry.

Coming in second place was notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike – popularly known as Evans. Adesua Etomi was third on the list, likely because of the announcement of her engagement to Banky Wellington.

It’s no secret that people turn to Google for answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask their friends. This year’s top “What is…” queries included President Buhari’s state of health, JAMB and WAEC results, what a female Hyena is called, what Monkeypox is and Bitcoin.

This year’s most searched events and stories of interest by Nigerians include symptoms of Monkeypox, political news in other African countries, the IPhone 8 release and celebrity weddings.

Here’s the full list – Year in Search 2017:

Nigeria’s Most Searched People

  1. Moji Olaiya
  2. Evans the kidnapper
  3. Adesua Etomi
  4. Donald Trump
  5. Mr. Eazi
  6. Efe
  7. Jide Tinubu
  8. Olumide Bakare
  9. Dammy Krane
  10. Eric Arubayi

Nigeria’s Most Searched Stories and Events

  1. ASUU Strike
  2. Moji Olaiya dead
  3. Monkeypox outbreak
  4. IPhone 8 / IPhone X Launch
  5. New president in Gambia
  6. Adesua and Banky Wedding
  7. Anambra Elections
  8. MayweathervsMcgregor fight
  9. Zimbabwe Coup
  10. Catalonia Referendum

Nigeria’s Most Asked Questions: Ok Google? Who…How…What…

  1. Is Buhari dead?
  2. How to check JAMB results
  3. How to check WAEC results
  4. What is a female Hyena called?
  5. What is Monkeypox?
  6. What is bitcoin?
  7. What is MMM?
  8. Who is Bobrisky?
  9. How to check BVN
  10. Where is NnamdiKanu now?

Nigeria’s Most Searched-for Songs

  1. Olamide – Wo
  2. Davido – Fia
  3. Davido- Fall
  4. Patapaa Ft. RasCann – One Corner
  5. Davido – If
  6. Runtown – Mad over you
  7. Kiss Daniel – Yeba
  8. Tekno – Go
  9. Mayorkun – Mama
  10. Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama

Nigeria’s Most Searched for Movies/TV Series

  1. Fast and Furious 8
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Game of Thrones season 7
  4. Big Brother Naija 2017
  5. Justice League
  6. Thor Ragnarok
  7. Jenifa’s Diary Season 7
  8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
  9. The Wedding Party
  10. Better call Saul

Nigeria’s Most Searched Sports People

  1. Philippe Coutinho
  2. RomeluLukaku
  3. TiémouéBakayoko
  4. Anthony Joshua
  5. OusmaneDembele
  6. Floyd Mayweather
  7. NemanjaMatic
  8. CheickIsmaëlTiote
  9. Ivan Perisic
  10. KylianSanmiMbappe

Nigeria’s Most Searched ‘Near Me’ quieres

  1. Restaurants near me
  2. Nail Salon near me
  3. Clubs near me
  4. Food near me
  5. Movies near me
  6. Jobs near me

To see more information about Google’s Year in Search across the globe and to watch our annual video, visit

This information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google this year.

Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

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