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Samuel Okocha

Digital Journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Joined on Apr 27, 2010
Expertise in Religion, Ethnic cultures, Health, Technology

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Photographers hold breast cancer awareness photo exhibition Special

A group of female photographers, known as X-Perspective, held a photo exhibition to increase the awareness of breast cancer in Nigeria. The exhibition, described as the first in West Africa, is titled Battle Scars.

Nigerian president replaces military chiefs

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sacked his entire military leadership. He removed the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force and named their successors without explanation.

Author decries 'commercialization of Nigerian churches' Special

Nigerian author Okechukwu Ofili has criticized what he called 'the commercialization of Nigerian churches' who tell members to bring 10 percent of their monthly income as tithes.

Snapchat breaks its silence on security breach

Snapchat has responded to a hack that stole information from 4.6 million user accounts. In its first public statement since the leak, Snapchat said no photos or videos had been compromised in the attack.

U.S. Embassy evacuates more staff from South Sudan

The U.S. Embassy in the South Sudan's capital Juba has ordered the evacuation of more staff from the country, where three weeks of fighting between rebels and government troops has left more than 1,000 people dead.

Snapchat hack leaves 4.6 million users affected

The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts have been downloaded by hackers, who posted the data on a website that is now suspended.

Mobile Internet users in India to reach 155 million by March

More Indians are joining the online community with increasing number of users accessing the web via their mobile handsets, according to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India IAMAI.

Study: LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter

More U.S. adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center study which surveyed more than 1,000 Internet users.

Nigeria will do well at the World Cup, says EPL player

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi believes that his country Nigeria, the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, will perform well at the World Cup schedule for Brazil in 2014.

Foundation aims to keep four friends' dreams alive Special

When Mrs. Toku Mike visited the scene in Nigeria where an irate mob murdered her first son, along with his three friends, for allegedly stealing phones and laptops, she refused to cry. She thanked God, saying "God I give you glory."

Online education attracts seekers of knowledge around the world Special

Maureen Murori, a Kenyan communications officer, is one of the world's millions taking advantage of the internet to harness the benefits of online education or like others call it, e-Learning.

Egypt declares national state of emergency

Egypt's presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July.

Islamic sect militants sentenced to life imprisonment in Nigeria

Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have received lifetime sentences over bomb attacks that left 19 people dead.

Nigerian German artist promotes alternative music Special

Nigerian German artist Ade Bantu is promoting alternative music in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos through a monthly live musical show he calls the Afropolitan Vibes.

Nigerian writers want better deal Special

The Association of Nigerian Writers ANA wants to create a viable and affordable publishing outlet for young and budding writers. The Lagos branch of ANA says the intitiative will help authors tackle some of the challenges of writing in Nigeria.

Faith breeds social good in Africa Special

Nigerian Akin Adelakun was once a drug addict who suffered several mental disorders due to substance abuse. But his encounter with Christ has made him a campaigner against drug abuse among young people.

Larry King says Piers Morgan is 'so different from me'

Larry King had an interview with HuffPost Live on Thursday in which the King of 9 O'Clock criticized Piers Morgan's CNN show.

UK university cuts Uganda ties in gay law dispute

A UK university has suspended accreditation for courses at a Ugandan university, in response to proposed legislation against homosexuality in the east African country.

Nigerian university professor finds possible cure for HIV/AIDS

A Nigerian professor has announced the development of a new drug that can cure HIV and AIDS. The herbal drug had reportedly undergone series of successful tests in Nigeria and in the US.

Children killed in Angola stampede

Four children were among over a dozen people that have died in a stampede at a stadium used for evangelical vigil in the Angolan capital Luanda on New Year's Eve. Reports say the stampede also left 120 others injured in the southern African country.
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