Biafra, Democracy day and Paul Pogba’s visit to Mecca were some of the topics that trended on Google this week among Nigerians.
Total shutdown in south-east region
On May 30, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued a sit-at-home order to mark the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Republic of Biafra and honour heroes and heroines of the struggle.
The sit-at-home order was observed in the five states of the south-east to commemorate ‘Biafra Day of Remembrance’.
People searched Google using terms such as ‘biafra news today’, ‘biafra latest news’, ‘radio biafra news’, and ‘radio biafra’.
Tiger Woods arrested for DUI
Tiger Woods, golf superstar, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) by police in Florida on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the former world number one as he struggles to resurrect his career.
Nigerians went onto Google to search for ‘tiger woods net worth’, ‘tiger woods arrested’, ‘tiger woods news’ and ‘dui’.
Muslim group rejects May 29 as Nigeria’s Democracy day
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says May 29 should not be Nigeria’s Democracy day, describing it is fraudulent, unrealistic and escapist. The group asked the federal government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day.
May 29 was chosen by Abdulsalami Abubakar during his regime as military president.
Nigerians researched more on the topic on Google search using the terms: ‘when is democracy day in Nigeria’, ‘why do we celebrate democracy day in Nigeria’, ‘history of democracy day in Nigeria’, and ‘democracy day 2017’.
Out with Enrique, Valverde in
Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, on May 29, officially confirmed the appointment of Ernesto Valverde as the club’s new head coach, replacing Luis Enrique.
Sports fans googled ‘ernesto Valverde profile’, ‘barcelona’, ‘who is Ernesto Valverde’, and ‘barcelona new coach’.
Paul Pogba offers thanksgiving in Mecca
Paul Pogba Manchester United player visited Mecca to pray and offer his appreciation for a successful season with the club, and to mark the beginning of Ramadan.
Nigerians visited Google to search ‘paul pogba religion’, ‘is paul pogba a muslim’, ‘paul pogba profile’, and ‘paul pogba biography’.
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