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Lumos Solar Power is partnering with MTN to give you 24/7 electricity via your mobile phone

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Various solutions have been
proffered to tackle the problem of Nigeria’s epileptic electricity
supply. In recent times, public and private entities alike have started
to gravitate towards solar energy as the need for cleaner,
environment-friendly energy mounts. 

Earlier this year, the Y’ello Box officially launched as a collaboration between South Africa-based network provider MTN and Lumos, a company that plans to provide one million Nigerians with power by the end of 2017.

Lumos

Lumos
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Lumos’
solution to the Nigerian power conundrum is the Y’ello Box, a gadget
that harnesses solar energy to power small homes and businesses for a
Pay-As-You-Use fee, payable through an MTN mobile phone. 
According
to a statement from Lumos, the company already powers one hundred
thousand Nigerian homes. That is not a very large number considering
Nigeria’s population, but it does seem like a good start.
Lumos
also says it has committed $80 million to providing the Y’ello Box
solution to more Nigerians and half of that money has already been
invested in setting up the company’s operations (it currently employs
450 people) which includes the design and operation of the Y’ello Boxes.

Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of the Lumos Mobile Electricity Service said: “People
don’t have access to the power they need. Fuel is very expensive and
other services are unreliable. The Y’ello Box saves customers money all
while providing better and more reliable electricity. As Nigeria
modernizes, our demand for power increases. It’s time we did more to
harness the power of the sun. That is why the Y’ello Box is changing so
many lives. It is affordable, it is reliable and paying by mobile phone
makes it easy
.” 
Lumos has not
giving specific details on pricing and other metrics through which its
solution can be deemed a mass market solution for Nigeria’s power
problem.

MTN

MTN
(Reuters)

The
company, alongside MTN, does seem to have the financial and technical
muscle to push its product into many households in Nigeria. Time will
tell if this will be what Nigeria needs or just another product that
will be limited by the technology of its time (solar power is yet to dethrone fossil fuels like petrol and diesel as a primary source of energy globally). 
What
do you think about the Y’ello Box? Would you get one? Is it the
solution we all need to get 24/7 power supply? Let us know in the
comments section below.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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