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Samuel Okocha

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About Samuel
Samuel Okocha is a journalist based in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. He has extensive experience as a broadcaster, news editor, and freelance multimedia journalist.

As a multimedia journalist, he has produced content for international broadcast media outlets such as Voice of America, NPR, Euronews and Radio France International. In addition to producing original content for radio and television, he has also appeared live, providing insights on breaking news and current events from Nigeria, on various news media, including CBC News Network, CBS News radio, BBC Ulster, TRT, Alhurra TV and VOA. As well as working with broadcast media, he as deep and broad experience in writing about Nigeria and several African countries for specialist publications. A Bloomberg certified journalist, he currently edits commodity news at a Pan African investment research agency.

He is also a documentary and street photographer and author of the photobook From Nobody to Somebody: A Journalist’s Lagos Diary, which is listed on Amazon.

             1. Experience with video rushes and fully produced packages for television 
             2. Experience with tape syncing and complete sound reporting for radio
             3. Generally available during weekends and the holiday season
             4. Generally available for live phoner for radio and television 
             5. Specialties: Clarity, conciseness and absolute attention to facts, details and deadlines.
English Igbo Yoruba
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Current Affairs Media Training Investigative Reporting

Nigeria’s Information Minister Outlines Five-Pillar Agenda at Press Briefing

14 Feb 2024  |  von.gov.ng
Mohammed Idris, Nigeria's Minister of Information and National Orientation, has announced a five-pillar agenda to restore trust, amplify policies and programs, reorient national values, modernize technology and talent, and create a supportive environment for the media. This agenda supports President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope vision. The announcement was made during the maiden edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing Series in Abuja, where Idris emphasized the importance of timely and proactive public communications. The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, also spoke at the event, discussing his ministry's efforts to implement the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Information Minister Unveils Blueprint for National Values Charter

23 Jan 2024  |  von.gov.ng
Nigeria's Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, unveiled the blueprint for a new National Values Charter (NVC) in Abuja, aiming to establish core values for all Nigerians and foster a national culture. The NVC addresses issues like ethnic tensions and corruption, and is designed to be youth-centric and technology-driven. Acknowledging the challenges faced by Nigerians, Idris emphasized collective responsibility for the country's progress. The NVC will be incorporated into the national curriculum and the President will formally unveil it soon. The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency highlighted the importance of values for national development, echoing the words of the late philosopher Obafemi Awolowo.

VON Joins Forces With Media Trust To Combat Fake News

11 Jan 2024  |  Voice of Nigeria
Voice of Nigeria and Media Trust have agreed to collaborate on training, content sharing, and combating fake news. The partnership aligns with the government's Renewed Hope Agenda, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. VON's Director General, Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace, emphasized the importance of countering fake news to protect Nigeria's image. Media Trust, which publishes the Daily Trust newspaper, is looking to expand internationally and will work with VON on trainings and joint productions.

VON, NOA Partner to Promote National Culture

11 Jan 2024  |  Voice of Nigeria
Voice of Nigeria and the National Orientation Agency are collaborating to promote national culture and combat fake news. The partnership aims to support the Renewed Hope Agenda and the National Lifestyle Charter, which outlines the social contract between the government and citizens. The charter will be unveiled by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and is part of efforts to define what it means to be Nigerian.

Information Minister reiterates commitment to Digital Switch Over

28 Nov 2023  |  von.gov.ng
Nigeria's Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has emphasized the federal government's commitment to the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project, which aims to transition the country's broadcasting sector from analogue to digital. The announcement was made at the Nigerian Television Authority's Management Conference and Retreat in Abuja. The DSO project, initiated in Jos in 2016, has partially covered eight of Nigeria's thirty-six states. The new administration under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu supports the project, with the ministry focusing on a blueprint for nationwide rollout to enhance the broadcasting industry with better programming, revenue, and viewer experience.

Information Minister Visits VON, Preaches Value Reorientation And Patriotism

12 Oct 2023  |  Voice of Nigeria
Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, emphasized the importance of value reorientation and patriotism during his visit to the Voice of Nigeria's headquarters in Abuja. He highlighted the need for honest and credible information to unite and progress the country. The Minister's visit aimed to strengthen the relationship between the Ministry and the media house. Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of VON, expressed support for the Minister's appointment and discussed VON's efforts to modernize and promote Nigeria positively, countering negative perceptions on social media. The Minister promised to address VON's funding and technological needs to enhance its global reach and efficiency.

Information Minister tasks Nigerians to build strength in diversity

11 Sep 2023  |  von.gov.ng
Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, encouraged Nigerians to view the country's cultural diversity as a strength in support of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's 8-Point Agenda to tackle socio-economic issues. During visits to former heads of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the message of using diversity for prosperity was echoed. Nigeria's cultural diversity and resources are seen as key to progress. General Abubakar urged patience and support for the government's efforts to address economic, fuel subsidy, and security challenges. The Niger State Government held a reception to honor political figures, where the Minister called for state support in reorienting Nigerians for development, and Governor Mohammed Umar Bago pledged to ensure state cooperation in distributing government palliatives.

Africa Holds Opportunities For Global Tourism – Vice President

15 Nov 2022  |  von.gov.ng
Nigeria's Vice President highlighted Africa's potential in the global tourism and creative industry at the UN World Tourism Organisation Conference in Lagos. He cited the success of the 'Black Panther' movies as evidence of African creativity's global appeal. The conference, themed 'Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries: Pathway to Recovery and Inclusive Development', aims to explore ways to facilitate cross-border movement and capitalize on tourism as a major global export sector. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili emphasized the unique mix of conference participants, including chefs, designers, and financial sector representatives.

Nigerian Activists Continue Push to #BringBackOurGirls Amid Increasing Boko Haram Violence

15 Sep 2017  |  rewirenewsgroup.com
Local activists in Nigeria continue to demand the release of over 100 girls still held by Boko Haram, despite some successes in freeing kidnapped schoolgirls. The #BringBackOurGirls movement, which gained international attention, persists with sit-ins and meetings across Nigeria, emphasizing the need for the girls' social and psychological recovery. Boko Haram's violence has escalated, with a significant increase in civilian deaths and the use of young girls as suicide bombers. Amnesty International and UNICEF have reported on the severity of the situation, while the Nigerian military has conducted operations against Boko Haram strongholds.


Video of a concert aimed at encouraging Nigerians to vote, even after the election postponement. Originally scheduled for Feb. 14, the government postponed the elections until March 28, citing fears of violence from Boko Haram. But the opposition party thinks the delay is only because the ruling party fears it will lose. Video/rushes shot for Aljazeera Plus.


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