The return of the convicted former Governor of Delta, James Ibori, was one of the top stories that dominated Google.
The Google Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, in a statement in Lagos on Thursday said that the week starting from February 1 to February 8 could be described as quite sensational, “if one was to use the Google Trends as a measure.
He said, “The return of James Ibori, convicted former Governor of Delta, made the news again, when he returned to Nigeria.
“The former statesman has been in the news since he was charged to court for several corruption charges before he was extradited to the UK for trial and conviction.
“He was recently released from a London prison after completing a 13-year jail term.’’
Another top sensational trend in Nigeria was the news of a popular star accused of fraud.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the popular Nollywood filmmaker, Seun Karim, a.k.a Seun Egbegbe, was in the news again for allegedly trying to defraud an unsuspecting bureau de change operator of N10m.
According to him, Seun pretended to be a medical doctor while trying to defraud the bureau de change operator.
He said, “This accusation comes six days before his appearance in court for alleged theft of nine iPhones in November 2016.’’
Kola-Ogunlade said that the #IStandWithNigeria protest, which was held without the popular musician, Tuface, its mastermind, was a top trend.
He said, “Just as the internet was ready to stand with Tuface 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 stalled the event due to security concerns and public safety considerations.
“The protest which was publicized as #IStandWithNigeria, went on as planned without him in Lagos, Abuja and some other parts of Nigeria,” he said.