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We are back for the New Year and I think it is only fair to say Happy New Year! I know you are ready for this section. That said, social media trends never stopped and it would never stop regardless and this past week has been no different, so without much ado, here are your trends from the past week:


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Sunday Igboho/Fulani:

Political issues will always trend well because man and politics are one. That said the matter of Fulani raiders wreaking havoc on the lands of other ethnicities in the south has become a major vexing issue in the polity. In the latest saga, attacks against indigenes in Ibarapa, Oyo State which claimed the life of one Former House of Representatives candidate, Dr Fatai Aborede has led a local leader, Sunday Igboho, to ask the Fulani in the area to leave. The new development is that the state police CP has been directed to order the arrest of the man. Sunday Adeyemo better known as Igboho is a Yoruba activist, local activist and politician who gained attention in the late ’90s during the Modakeke/Ife conflict. He worked with governors Lam Adesina and Rashidi Ladoja in the fourth republic as a top aide and associate. The latest crisis has placed him on a collision course with the governor Seyi Makinde as it seems he is usurping the government’s power to protect the people. On his part, he has come out to declare that if the government cannot defend its own, then the people will take matters into their own hands as they have now.


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Crypto:

It would seem that people are hyped about crypto as US President announced that his administration decided to sign executive orders increasing the hourly minimum wage and suspended rents and student loans for most of America’s now unemployed population. The impact on the currency markets was immediate. Bitcoin hit $40,000 and ETH Hit $1200. The American Congress is now deliberating to pass the 1.9 trillion relief for Americans that will ensure most get at $2000.


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Some call me David. Others, Emerie. Others, (unfortunate fellows) Biggie. I like to think that I have sense and that is why I write too. Otherwise, I draw and paint and sing (in the bathroom) and love to make people laugh. I love to understand how things work and that’s why I love DIY videos and YouTube of course. Follow me on Twitter @EmerieOkwara

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