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The most google searched news by Nigerians in August

Wisdom Nwachukwu



The most google searched news by Nigerians in August. A European football thrashing, pandemic advice, and the footwear options for convicted criminals: these were some of the top Google searches across Nigeria in August.

The Estádio da Luz might’ve been empty for Bayern Munich’s 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League on 14 August, but that didn’t mean there was any less attention paid to it online.

In fact, the fixture was the top search in Nigeria over the past month.

Small wonder too. The match was extraordinary and saw several records got broken.

For instance, Bayern beat their own record of 36 minutes, set against Porto in the 2014/15 quarter-final second leg, for the fastest a team has ever scored four goals in a Champions League knockout match.

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It was also the first time Barcelona had conceded more than five goals in a Champions League knockout game since 1976.

Of course, the reason the stadium had no spectators — limiting the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — remains top of mind too. COVID-19 prevention was the second-most searched term for the month.

To date, there have been more than 54 000 confirmed cases in Nigeria, with just over 1 000 confirmed deaths.

The most esoteric among the top Google searches for August was undoubtedly prison slippers”.

The search trended after Nigerians got called out for paying more than 21 000 Naira for Yeezy Slides, the slippers created by rap mogul Kanye West.

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It didn’t take long, however, for local bloggers to realise that they look remarkably similar to prison slippers. Worth the money? Probably not.

Another notable trending topic included “WAEC 2020 timetable. This year’s timetable for the important secondary school certificate exams courted controversy, with a number of examinations clashing with Friday Jumu’ah prayers, leading to claims that it was anti-Muslim.

Other trending terms includedBuruji kashamu, various football fixtures, and “Burna boy twice as tall”.

When it comes to the top questions for the month, financial affairs won out, with “how to make money online” the top search.

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Closely followed by “when is school returning” in second and “when is school resuming in Nigeria in fifth, suggesting that there might be some frustrated parents out there.



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Tedros Ghebreyesus announced this on Sunday night through his twitter handle.

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Mazi Nnamdi kanu maintained that those that lost their families and lost ones are eager to wreck  vengeance of Wike. He said that wike gave the order to the Army to murder the citizens of Obigbo. he made this assertion in a statement that he signed.

“Everybody that has a hand in the ongoing Obigbo genocide must know that vengeance is coming, it’s not a matter of if but when. And when it does come, apologists of Wike and the army must remember what happened at Obigbo.

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“There were riots and disturbances all over Nigeria. Nigerian army and police have killed and continue to kill hundreds of young people and in retaliation young people attacked police stations. To single out the inhabitants of Obigbo for extermination is a vicious and evil undertaking and a calculated attempt by Wike to please his Fulani masters and Britain that tried but failed to exterminate the Igbo race between 1966-70. Obigbo will not die, it shall rise again because the blood of the innocent is crying out for revenge.

 “Vengeance is coming and with it the judgment of God. Those children in Obigbo murdered by Wike have nephews and cousins who are so embittered to the point that they can no longer be controlled. I feel sorry for Wike, his children and all collaborators in this brutal genocide.

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“Twist the narrative all you like, nobody can stop the hand of time. When the rain begins to fall, remember I warned you. I will not write, neither will I comment on this issue again.”

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The West African Examination Council announced that the results will come out by 10:30 am

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