Sports and entertainment news dominated search activity on Google Nigeria this week.

Nigeria vs Angola

The Nigerian Super Eagles defeated their Angolan counterparts with a 2-1 win and secured a semi-final ticket at the ongoing African Nations Championships on Sunday in Morocco.

President Buhari, who was attending meetings in Addis Ababa, applauded the Eagles on their win, and ‘wishes them the very best for the upcoming matches’, according to a statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu.

Excited fans headed to Google search to get more details on the match fixtures, making ‘Nigeria vs Angola’ a top trending search term.

Big Brother Naija 2018 housemates

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The third edition of the highly anticipated reality television show Big Brother Naija premiered on Sunday.

This year’s edition commenced with the introduction of 20 housemates into the Big Brother house for the next eleven weeks, where contestants will battle for the grand prize of an SUV and N45 million worth of prizes.

Lovers of the show headed to Google to search for more details about the new housemates.

Grammy Awards 2018

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The awards recognise artistes and composers in the music and entertainment industry globally. The awards organisers showed support for the ‘Time’s Up’ movement by inviting stars to wear white roses to the event.

Viewers in Nigeria took to Google to see the full winners list.

 Alex Ekwueme

A Cross Section of Family Members and Relatives during Service of Songs in Honour of Late Dr Alex Ekwueme, Former Vice President of Nigeria Yesterday at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd in Enugu. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

The remains of former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, who died in November 2017 in London, arrived in his hometown Enugu on Monday.

R-L Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Dr Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra State and Rt Hon Edward Ubosi, Speaker Enugu State House of Assembly during Service of Songs in Honour of Late Dr Alex Ekwueme, Former Vice President of Nigeria Yesterday at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd in Enugu. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

In honour of the late former vice president, the Anambra state government declared Thursday, February 1, a work-free day.

Aubameyang

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Arsenal coach and manager Arsène Wenger has expressed his delight at signing Borussia Dortmund footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club.

The deal follows the transfer of Alexis Sánchez to Manchester United and the sale of Olivier Giroud to Chelsea which frees up space and funds to accommodate Aubameyang at Arsenal.

Excited fans rushed to Google to research the new signing, making ‘Aubameyang’ a top trending search term.

Mark Salling

The Los Angeles Police department confirmed the death of American actor and musician Mark Salling on Tuesday.

The actor was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Salling, who was popularly known for his role as Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman in hit television series Glee, was described by colleagues as a gentle and loving person.

Fans and wellwishers turned to Google to confirm the sad news.



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