In no particular order, these are the folks whose names kept coming up in Nigerian media in the past week:
Rochas Okorocha is back in the news this year, this time because of a disagreement between his Government and the Rivers State Government. Governor Nyesom Wike accused Governor Okorocha of granting amnesty to some of the individuals whom he, Wike had declared wanted in Rivers State in January, individuals implicated in the infamous January 1st murders which took place in Omoku.
Samuel Ortom for being at the head of affairs in Benue State which lately has experienced crises related to the activities of herdsmen. The Police PRO Jimoh Moshood was asked by the House of Representatives to apologize for referring to Ortom as a drowning man. The insult came as part of the blame trade going on between the Benue State Government and the security agencies.
No surprise, President Buhari makes the list. In the week in review, he signed an executive order to prevent foreigners from getting jobs that Nigerians can do. He also drafted Bola Tinubu to initiate reconciliation of members of the All Progressives Congress all over the country.
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida‘s name rocked the weekend of February 3rd. He disowned a letter which quoted him as advising Buhari not to seek reelection. IBB in his counter statement said that he had unfettered access to Buhari and would not resort to the open letter style.
Allegations of infidelity trailed Olumide Adenirokun (Stephanie Coker’s husband) on Social media. The news was followed by a denial from the young lady at the center of the allegations.