From meningitis outbreak to autism and the recent Big Brother Naija eviction, Nigerians were constantly on Google to gather information.


Here are the stories that trended on Google in the last one week.


After Joshua Anav, a programme manager at Ike foundation of Autism, on April 3, advised parents to seek medical assistance as early as possible to prevent full development of autism in toddlers, many Nigerians went on Google to search for more information about the condition.


Meningitis outbreak

Many Nigerians have also been using Google search for more information about meningitis.

This follows the rise in the number of deaths caused by the disease in the country.


Some of the popular search phrases include “meningitis outbreak in Nigeria”, “causes of meningitis”, “meningitis outbreak” and “how to prevent meningitis”.

Bally’s eviction, and a bit of sport

Nigerians were keenly interested in Big Brother Naija and the weekend sports action, which included the Barcelona match against Granada.

BBNaija’s Sunday night eviction show usually attracts a high number of viewers but people who missed it often use Google search to find the YouTube videos of the show.



The hashtag #KeepTheChangeBae did rounds on the popular social network, Twitter, for over 48 hours.

It all started when a young bachelor took a lady out on a date hoping that it would be the start of a relationship but when she rejected him, he took to Twitter to rant about a date gone wrong.

Internet users used Google search to query “Keep the change bae” just to get on with what everyone was talking about.


Kemi Olunloyo arrest: What would Jesus do?

The arrest of controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, after Port Harcourt-based pastor David Ibiyeomie accused her of alleged defamation of his character, has generated conversation on social media.

Many have questioned the legitimacy of Ibiyeomie’s grudge against Kemi with several Nigerians wondering if the man of God’s action was “something Jesus would do”.


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