The sad news of a plane crash, death of a stowaway and the inspiring news of Nigerian-born Adebayo Ogunlesi who was appointed to the committee for economic growth in America by Donald Trump – were among the stories that trended on the Google search engine last week.


Goodbye Brazilian Stars

A plane carrying members of Brazil’s Serie A side, Chapecoense, crashed in Columbia, killing 71 people.

The team was scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamericana finals against Atletico Nacional in Medellin last week.


In honour of the dead players, the governing body of the South American football awarded the 2016 Copa Sudamericana championship and prize money of $2m (£1.57m) to Chapecoense.

The dead stowaway

The hope of free passage to South Africa did not come true for the man whose lifeless body was found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft.


The dead stowaway was discovered by engineers of South African Airways at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, during an inspection of the aircraft.

Investigations are presently ongoing to know how the dead man was able to get to the aircraft’s main wheel.

The defeat of ‘Papa Don’t Take No Mess’

Adama Barrow has emerged the president-elect of Gambia putting an end to the 22-year-reign of the incumbent, who is officially addressed as His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Doctor Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, and ‘Papa Don’t Take No Mess’ behind his back.


The newly-elected president returned to Gambia in 2006 to start his property business after studying and working as a security guard in London.

An Experience like no other

Once again, the annual Experience concert brought to Lagos, some of the biggest gospel musicians from across the globe.

This year’s theme was “Revealing Jesus,” and in attendance were politicians, celebrities and clerics.


The Nigerian who’ll help make America great again

Nigerian-born Adebayo Ogunlesi has been appointed as a member of Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

Ogunlesi would be a part of the advisory 16-man committee responsible for providing individual views on ways government policy can drive economic growth.

He has degrees from Oxford and Harvard.


Why is everyone talking about Sexy White/Black Mom?

Nigerian social media went gaga after a South African model stated that her search for “sexy white mom” and “sexy black mom” returned polar opposite results.

“Sexy black mom”, she said, showed pictures of black women in suggestive poses and “sexy white mom” brought up pictures of fully-dressed, respectable white women.

As the debate raged on, many explained that Google searches show results based on keywords and other factors.

As the term “sexy black mom” is a keyword on many adult websites, Google will show users web pages with closely related search terms and keywords.

Other trending stories

Other stories that trended on the Google search over the week include updates on the Biafran leader, Kanu Nnamdi who was again refused bail along with three other agitators.

December became a search item not for the many celebrations in the year, but for Lagos state’s announcement to offer its residents a succour with its new housing projects.

A new Ponzi system called Giver’s Forum and Lagos State University’s promotion of some of its lecturers also made the news.

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