The deaths of footballer Cheick Tiote and a former minister Babatunde Osotimehin were two of the subject matters that interested Nigerians the most this week.


Nigerians went ‘googling’ for:

Former Newcastle star Tiote dies aged 30

The Ivory Coast international suffered a heart attack during a training session with Chinese club Beijing Enterprise on Monday, June 5.


Nigerians searched Google for ‘cheick tiote’, ‘tiote death’, and ‘tiote dead’.

Babatunde Osotimehin, former health minister, dies at 68

Babatunde Osotimehin, who led the UN population agency, where he promoted public health and sexual and reproductive rights and services for women and girls, died on June 4 at his home in West Harrison, New York. He was 68.


Popular searches on Google by Nigerians were ‘professor babatunde osotimehin’, and ‘prof babatunde osotimehin’

Arab countries cut ties with Qatar

The Arab world’s strongest powers – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for terrorists and Iran.

Yemen and the Maldives also joined them to sever ties with Qatar.


Searches recorded included, ‘qatar airways’, ‘qatar news’, ‘qatar airways nigeria’, and ‘qatar crisis’.

World environment day 

World environment day is the United Nations most important day for encouraging awareness and action to protect the environment. The occasion is marked on June 5 every year.

Nigerians searched Google using the terms ‘world environment day 2017’, and ‘world environment day theme’


Principals ignore labour’s call to strike, supervise NECO exams

School principals in Nasarawa on June 5 ignored an earlier appeal by labour for them not to supervise the National Examination Council (NECO) in the state.

Workers in the state had embarked on a strike over the failure of the government to meet their demands.

Nigerians searched Google using the terms ‘neco timetable’, ‘neco time table 2017’, ‘neco results’, and ‘neco practicals’.


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