The stories that trended this week on Google were sensational.


Some of the top searches on the internet in Nigeria include the news of a popular producer accused of fraud, a clamour to know the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the return of a convicted former governor to Nigeria.

Seun Egbegbe

Popular Nollywood filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, made the news once again. This time, for trying to defraud an unsuspecting bureau de change operator of N10 million while pretending to be a medical doctor.


He was arrested six days to the court hearing of his alleged theft of nine iPhones in November 2016.

Bring back President Buhari

After extending his vacation to an unspecified date, Nigerians took to the internet asking for an update on his health status.


Despite the Acting President declaring that Buhari is hale and hearty, Nigerians are apprehensive of a similar turn of events that led to the demise of former President Musa Yar’Adua.

The protest without 2baba

Following an uprising catalysed by 2baba who announced on social media that he would lead a protest against the Nigerian government, he backed out.

The well-respected musician explained that he pulled out of the protest due to security concerns and public safety considerations.


The protest which was publicised as #IStandWithNigeria took place without him, in Lagos, Abuja and some other parts of Nigeria.

Nigerian army chief impersonation 

The Nigerian army warned the general public to be careful of some fraudsters and roguish persons who have been impersonating Tukur Yusufu Buratai, army chief.

The fraudsters are said to use different means like the internet and social media to commit criminal acts.


Super Bowl

This week, many Nigerians showed interest in Super Bowl, the annual American football championship final, despite reports that television ratings slipped for the second straight year.

James Ibori returns

Former convicted governor of Delta state, James Ibori, made the news again when he returned to Nigeria.


The former statesman who was charged to court for several corruption charges before he was extradited to the UK, was recently released from a London prison after completing a 13-year jail term.

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