TOP 5 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

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Hello Nigeria. Here’s a list of folks who in the week in review, featured the most in the news or trended on social media.

1. SARS

The controversial unit of the Nigeria Police stayed in the news with public protests and counter protests following widespread allegations of brutality by SARS. In Rivers State, it degenerated to a contest between two political parties. In Port Harcourt, the #endsars protest march ended at the Peoples Democratic Party secretariat while the #supportsars march ended at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress.

2.  Kiss Daniel

Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel better known as Kiss Daniel has been in the news because of a highly publicized legal battle between him and his former label G-Worldwide.  The drama which had been on for weeks shouldn’t surprise anyone, as we have seen many artists fall out with their labels.

The aspect of the tussle that kept him in the news during the week was the allegation that G-Worldwide had been paying him only thirty thousand naira a month.  The internet went to town on this and Kiss Daniel stayed in the news. And of course there’s his hit song, Yeba which ought to keep him on people’s minds.

3. MC Galaxy and Bobrisky

MC Galaxy trended during the week,  thanks to a video showing him addressing his one time collaborator, Bobrisky. The video was a response to previous claims by the ‘bleaching expert’, Bobrisky who had called out his estranged associate Jacob, and their mutual friend,  MC Galaxy.

The video which features Galaxy sitting with Jacob and the latter’s father, goes from scandalous to emotional and back, with Galaxy shedding tears at a point.

4. Burna Boy and Mr 2Kay

The two Port Harcourt boys featured heavily in social media timelines and on blogs during the week.  Mr 2 Kay broke his silence on the Police’s allegations that Burna Boy was behind his assault and robbery a few months previously.  Not long after 2 Kay said that Burna had been calling him to apologise,  Burna Boy started to speak up a little on his social media. He promoted his December 17 Lagos concert, and later announced that it was postponed. At some point, he promised to address his fans… before we knew it he was back in Nigeria and surrendering himself to the Police for questioning,  and was subsequently detained (to be arraigned on Monday).

5. Bukola Saraki

During the week, the Senate President featured in the news following the order by Court of Appeal that Saraki return to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to face  criminal charges of false asset declaration.

The CCT had in June 2017 dismissed all 18 count charges against Saraki for what he described as lack of evidence. However, the higher court has ordered Saraki back to CCT to enter his defense on 3 criminal charges which the appeal court said have been proven beyond any reasonable doubt with sufficient evidence.

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