Some of the prominent stories on Google Trends this week were the release of 257 Boko Haram detainees by the military; the request for forgiveness by Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, and the sad news of a murdered U.S. army veteran.

NYSC camp

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday announced that the 2016 Batch B (Stream II) orientation camp would begin on January 24, and end on February 13.

Pastor Eddie Long gets a long rest

America’s megachurch pastor, Eddie Lee Long, whose reputation was tainted after four men in his congregation accused him of sexual coercion, has died at age 63.

The pastor who led the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church died of stomach cancer.

In honor of our heroes past

While honouring the death of fallen heroes during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri, the Nigerian army announced the release of 257 Boko Haram detainees.

The detainees were released after investigations revealed that they had no ties with Boko Haram.

Pastor sacked because of MMM

Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries sacked Joseph Aiyedun, a pastor in the church, for registering for the controversial Ponzi scheme, MMM.

Google honours a good woman

Google surprised Nigerians when it celebrated the 86th posthumous birthday of Nigerian novelist, Florence Nwanzuruahu Nwapa, popularly known as Flora Nwapa, with a Google Doodle.

Nwapa is well-known for ‘Efuru’ her first book, which is the first book published in English by an African woman.

To err is Tonto Dikeh, to forgive is Mercy Johnson

Tonto Dikeh went on social media to seek the forgiveness of Mercy Johnson whom she insulted four years ago. Mercy immediately replied, saying she had forgiven her wholeheartedly.

Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?

According to the internet, popular American actress and singer, Lindsay Lohan, might have converted to Islam.

Lohan hasn’t made an official statement in this regard, but has deleted all the pictures on her Instagram account and changed her bio to read ‘Alaikum salam’.

Chuks Okebata

The wife of Chuks Okebata, a murdered U.S. army veteran, who was kidnapped and murdered by yet to be identified gunmen, says she had no hand in her husband’s death.

Her denial came after the release of a video by the deceased’s sister, which showed him quarrelling with his wife.

Another news story that’s making a splash on social media is that of Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step aside for the inauguration of the newly elected leader, Adama Barrow.



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