Scientific research is all about improving lives. In Nigeria today and indeed, most parts of Africa, power supply is a big issue and researchers are busy looking for alternatives to carbon-based fuel due to all its shortcomings. So in 2012/13, the quartet of Duro-Aina Adebola, Bello Eniola, Akindele Abiola and Faleke Oluwatoyin – all students of Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja, Lagos, came up with urine-powered generator, they were applauded the world over.
Although people liked the urine-powered generator but they complained of the urine odour so the trio of Oluwatomisin Osibote, Kpakpando Akaeze and Eveshorhema Samuel-Alli, all 14-year-old SS2 students of same school, improved on the work of thier predecessors, replacing the urine with waste oil and water to come up with the 2WP Tri-powered generator which won them $6,000 scholarship, a bronze medal and $150 cash at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles, USA.
This invention also won them the National Science Fair and Quiz competition held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a 76.4 aggregate score.