Eighty-two girls came back home
The release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls following successful negotiations got everyone talking this week.
Nigerians searched Google for ‘82 Chibok girls’, ‘82 Chibok girls released’, ‘82 Chibok girls release’, ‘release of Chibok girls’, and ‘Chibok girls news’.
Nigeria’s most-loved couple
Another popular story was the engagement announcement and subsequent introduction ceremony of Banky W, R&B singer, and actress Adesua Etomi on May 3.
For days, their love story ranked among the most talked about topics.
A variety of terms including ‘how old is Banky W’, ‘Banky W and Adesua Etomi’, and ‘Bank W’ were the search items of Nigerians.
Mercy Aigbe vs Lanre Gentry
The Mercy Aigbe/Lanre Gentry saga continued this week as the estranged husband of the Nollywood actress appeared in court on May 5, 2017.
This follows a case of physical assault brought against Gentry, by the Lagos state department of domestic and sexual violence response team.
Nigerians searched for: ‘is Mercy Aigbe dead’, ‘Mercy Aigbe wedding pictures’, ‘who is Mercy Aigbe’, ‘what happened to Mercy Aigbe’, and ‘Mercy Aigbe husband’.
Macron, the young president
Can Nigeria ever have a president as young as new France leader, Emmanuel Macron? Many wonder.
Macron, 33, won his country’s presidential election with 65.8% votes against Marine Le Pen, with just 34.2%.
Many Nigerians searched for ‘France election results’, ‘centrist’, ‘Emmanuel Macron wife age’, ‘new French president’, and ‘French president’.
Kidney failure took another one
Nollywood lost another one to the cold hands of kidney failure. His name was Samuel Adeshina Adesanya, but you may probably know him as ‘Pastor Ajidara’.
The sad news was announced on social media by Mr Latin, with a picture of Ajidara in his sick bed which he captioned, “and the man died few minutes ago”.
His fans reacted angrily over his death, describing his colleagues as greedy and selfish for not supporting him after he fell ill and could not afford medical treatment.
Some fans also advised Nollywood stars to get health insurance so they will not have to plead for assistance when they fall ill.
‘Pastor Ajidara is dead’, ‘pastor Ajidara dead’, ‘Ajidara biography’, and ‘Ajidara death’ were the keywords many used in gathering information about him.
The fire that threw up conspiracy theories
A fire broke out in the palace of the oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
Although it was said to have been caused by a malfunction in the air conditioner, superstitious Nigerians linked it to Akiolu’s recent public snubbing of ooni of Ife, oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Many googled for terms such as ‘oba of Lagos palace on fire’, ‘oba of Lagos snubs ooni of Ife’, and ‘oni of Ife and oba of Lagos’.
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