2017 is one of the dramatic years in Nigeria. What is it that we didn’t hear and witness? There were stories that were hard to believe but, they were so real. Thanks to the social media that has kept us with these dramas. In some of these stories, we were inspired to beat the odds, disappointed because we just couldn’t believe and marveled at the way the story ended. Here are some of the stories that have changed the way we see things.
Sosoliso Crash Survivor Breaks the Internet With Her Voice
She could have been died but she survived that fatal crash! She could have given up her dreams but she fought to become extraordinary. Kechi Okwuchi got us standing with her her spectacular performance at 2017 America’s Got Talent. She is a First Class degree graduate from St. Thomas University, Texas, and has been inducted into six academic honor societies.
The Wealthy And Celebrity Kidnapper
The name Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike aka Evans didn’t click until he was arrested. He is one of the most notorious kidnappers who ever lived in Nigeria. He is a dare devil who was behind some of the high profile kidnap incidents around the country. He was smarter than every kidnapper in the country ever caught and he lived as a ghost until he was arrested.
The Obas Fight For Supremacy
The drama between Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, refusing to shake the hand of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi cannot be forgotten. The video may be a 25 seconds coverage but it got everyone talking. It has become what we called the ‘Titan of the Obas.’
Chibok Girls Came Home Safe Without Little Damages
Just like long awaited brides, 82 of the more than 200 school girls kidnapped in Chibok came home some six months after 21 of their classmates were freed with the help of international mediators. A lot of questions that have no answers about these ladies are yet to be released.
Nigerian President Spends More Than 100 Days in London
The rumors were everywhere that President Buhari was dead! Some wanted him to be impeached, protests were held for him to come home and he came back looking healthy. This was one of the funniest moments in the country.
The Day Robbery in Owerri
February was a black month for the people of Imo State. There was a robbery that got people dead and the Nigerian Police was the hero. The incident went viral because it was live-streamed .
The Leader of IPOB Released And Disappeared
The defamed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was released from jail by Justice Binta Nyako, who was convinced that Kanu was needed more medical attention . Kanu defiled every rule given to him and got missing till date after some crazy moves with his supporters.
The Era of Whistle Blowers
Monies were found in different parts of the country. Some were unclaimed, some got us all talking and one got us stunned. The money we learnth was a discreet allocation released to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa
Nigerians got more than they expected when they were attacked by South Africans. Many properties were destroyed and things got heated in Nigeria, when people took matters into their hands when they went for the jugular of some South African firms.
Based on Logistics
Efe won the Big Brother Naija 2017. He gave birth to the slogan, ‘Based on Logistics,’ he became the love of many because he portrayed the typical Nigerian in the show.