Orji Sunday

Freelance Journalist, Editor.

I am freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. I contributes to The Guardian, Aljazeera, Mongabay, OZY, MS. Magazine and African Arguments, amongst others, and covers politics, health, development, environment and conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa.

orjisunday@gmail.com

+234 706 068 1122


Major Publications


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What is magic without ape parts?

Inside the illicit trade devastating Nigeria’s apes. Demand for ape body parts for spiritual purposes drives a complex and lucrative trade...

29 MAY 2019. Mongabay Series: Great Apes

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Nigeria finds itself at the heart of the illegal pangolin trade

Pangolins have long been hunted for food and traditional medicine. They are traded openly in bushmeat markets in ...

15 August 2019. Mongabay Series:

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HOW NIGERIA'S JEWS ARE GETTING CAUGHT IN A NEW SEPARATIST WAR

The leader of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra is Jewish, as are many members, and that’s putting the community at greater risk of attack ...

4th August 2019. OZY

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HOW NIGERIA IS WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST HIV

The country’s fight against AIDS starts with the basics: knowing you have it. Two years ago, Nigeria was a battleground. Not just a literal one ...

16th July 2019. OZY

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Cocoa and gunshots: The struggle to save a threatened forest in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Omo Forest Reserve provides important habitat for animals such as forest elephants, as well as ...

19th July 2019. Mongabay

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The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks. Boko Haram killed the two most important ...

10th July 2019. Aljazeera

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Read my other publications with Aljazeera here !


Education

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Bachelor of Arts
Mass Communication
November 2013 - May 2017

Government College. Abakiliki

West African School Certificat Examination (WASSCE)
August 2002 - May 2006

Skills

  • Photography
  • Public Speaker
  • Film Editing
  • Public Affais Analyst

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I am an avid skier and novice ice climber. During the warmer months here in Colorado, I enjoy mountain biking, free climbing, and kayaking.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the front-end web development world.


Awards & Certifications

  • Google Analytics Certified Developer
  • Mobile Web Specialist - Google Certification
  • 1st Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Emerging Tech Competition 2009
  • 1st Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Adobe Creative Jam 2008 (UI Design Category)
  • 2nd Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Emerging Tech Competition 2008
  • 1st Place - James Buchanan High School - Hackathon 2006
  • 3rd Place - James Buchanan High School - Hackathon 2005

Contact

8, Morris Street. Yaba. Lagos - Nigeria.

orjisunday@gmail.com

+234 706 068 1122