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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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Canon showcases cutting edge technology at CABSAT 2018




By peter oluka

Canon showcased its latest industry-leading innovations at CABSAT 2018, the leading broadcast, satellite and creative media event in the Middle East and Africa region.

The leader in imaging solutions also provided visitors with the opportunity to experience its full range of security solutions, Pro Video portfolio and professional imaging products first-hand at dedicated shooting areas and end to end workflow scenarios.

At the three-day event, Canon unveiled the latest additions to its Pro-Video segment with the launch of its 4K XF Series cameras, XF405 and XF400, which is in addition to the recent launch of the EOS C200, the 4K compact digital cinema camera from the esteemed Cinema EOS range. Under the XA series, XA-11 and XA-15 mark their entry into the region along with the low light network camera with remarkable performance, the ME20F-SHN.

The company also presented evolved and seamless workflow solutions that enable more efficient and cost-effective production for broadcasters and filmmakers.

Speaking about the event Roman Troedthandl, managing director – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) said, “Canon’s presence in CABSAT, which is considered to be one of the most important events in broadcast and media technology regionally and globally; is integral to showcasing our commitment towards playing a vital role in the cinema industry. Celebrating the incredible potential of filmmakers in Africa, Canon is set on clearing any hardships they may face enroute, through offering all the necessary technical and technological support they require, and this year we are going even further and extending our participation towards supporting young and aspiring filmmakers.”

“We also understand that there is an increasing integration of 4K into mainstream television dramas, documentaries and movies, and we are committed to continually evolving to meet the fluctuating needs of broadcasters and filmmakers with the latest additions to our innovative Cinema EOS series. As well as consistently strengthening and enhancing our partnerships with Tier 1 partners in markets like Nigeria, Morocco, West Africa and Egypt while hand in hand expanding our presence through an extended network of Tier 2 partners in Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco,” Troedthandl added.

Designed to benefit broadcasters and filmmakers alike, The EOS C200 is the first Cinema EOS camera to feature the revolutionary Cinema RAW light format which provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0™ card.

Canon Team at the conference

Delivering incredible low-light performance and perfect for critical surveillance operations, the ME20F-SHN produces full colour and Full HD resolution images in limited light scenarios and packs in network capability and built-in video analytics into a lightweight and compact body. These innovations also support the convenience of seamless network integration with the ability to fit directly into existing workflows.

In addition to showcasing its full range of 4K, Full HD and HDR products, Canon also provided broadcast and cinematography professionals with a variety of end to end workflow scenarios including shooting experiences as well as review and editing processes. The ecosystem of videography was brought to life via a touch and try product section, dedicated shooting areas of Maasai Mara and a bakery area, a security zone and a chroma key area. Canon had also teamed up with the global leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, Vinten, to demonstrate the versatility of the ME200 and C200.

“Canon is set on becoming even more than a technical partner to customers in the African continent. We understand that the region is flourishing and becoming one of the rapidly growing media markets in the world; thus, we will continue expanding our footprint in the market via encouraging young talents and catering to their technical as well as support-related needs.” Said Somesh Adukia, sales & marketing director B2C – Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA). “We are very excited to be hosting a specific panel discussion during CABSAT that tackles the future of the filmmaking industry in Africa, as well as reviving our support to the youth by engaging them in a Canon Filmmaking Challenge; one of many initiatives which have been set to further support the filmmaking ecosystem in the region” He added.

Bringing the event to a successful closure, Canon awarded the shortlisted filmmakers for their efforts in bringing their stories to life. The announcement was made during the panel discussion which covered the future of the filmmaking industry in Africa alongside 3 prominent actors Injy El Mokkadem from Egypt, Omar Lotfi from Morocco and TY Bello from Nigeria.

Where the first-place winner, (Youness Hamiddine) from Morocco was awarded a (5D Mark 4) Canon camera. The second place winner (May El Hossamy) from Egypt and the third place winner (Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo) from Nigeria have both also received a (6D Mark 2) Canon camera.

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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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