From the retirement of Pastor Adeboye as the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to the spectacle of Pretty Mike parading girls in chains at a wedding party, 2017 is already buzzing with interesting stories.

Here are the top Google Trends stories of the first week of 2017.

Adeboye stepped down as general overseer of RCCG

The septuagenarian pastor recently announced his retirement and his former special assistant on finance, Joseph Obayemi, as his successor.

It is believed his stepping down is as a result of the controversial Corporate Governance Code of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC),  which stipulates a mandatory office tenure for general overseers of all registered churches in the country.

Pretty Mike in a not-too-pretty scene

Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, a popular club owner, is in the news again.

Mike who was rumored to be in a relationship with Bobrisky, was recently seen attending a wedding with two ladies chained at the neck.

First death of 2016

Toyin Majekodunmi, Nollywood’s veteran Yoruba actress, who is popularly known as Iya Kike, died less than 48 hours into the New Year.

Before her death, the actress worked with the Lagos state ministry of information for many years.

She was married to Solomon Majekodunmi, popularly known as Baba Kekere.

Stop the rumour! Adama Barrow is alive

Adama Barrow, Gambia’s president-elect, has not been assassinated contrary to the rumours that circulated on social media.

Barrow, whose election result was challenged in court by the sitting president Yahya Jammeh, hopes the ECOWAS mediation initiative can persuade Jammeh to step down.

ECOWAS has given Jammeh till January 19 to quit office and make room for the swearing in of Adama Barrow on January 20.

Nicki Minaj’s break-up from Meek Mill

She’s not Nigerian, but she has a huge following in the country.

Nigerians were keenly interested in Minaj’s announcement of her separation from Mill.

The secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu

Although against his will, the secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has begun.

There was a heavy security presence within and around the court premises, and even relatives of the arraigned, could not gain access to the court.



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