The most-searched stories of the past seven days were the unfolding saga around Abdulrasheed Maina, the demise of Funke Abisogun and the iconic selfie Idris Elba shared with the world’s best footballers.


Here are the stories that trended on Google, in no particular order.

Abdulrasheed Maina

The reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, into the federal civil service has caused an uproar that is yet to simmer.


President Muhammadu Buhari’s dismissal of Maina and the ongoing probe into his reinstatement, among other developments, piqued the interest of most Nigerians.

Those interested ended up on Google to read more about the saga.

Funke Abisogun


Nollywood Actress Funke Abisogun AlHassan was reported dead late Sunday evening. She is said to have died a few days after giving birth to her baby.

Her death was announced by her brother-in-law on Instagram.

Everton vs Arsenal

Arsenal secured an amazing 5-2 win against Everton in the English Premier League.


The exciting game got fans racing to Google to get more details, clips and to watch the goals.

Idris Elba

Hollywood actor Idris Elba was the host of the FIFA Best football awards ceremony which held at the London Palladium.

While performing his hosting gig and surrounded by the world’s best footballers, Elba took a selfie, which is now considered to be the most iconic football photo of the year.


As the selfie went viral, football fans raced to Google to search for the photo.

NYSC Portal

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday announced the commencement of its online registration for its 2017 Batch B program.

Prospective corps members who raced to the portal have expressed frustration over being unable to begin or complete their registration.


The affected members have since taken to Twitter to share their grievances.

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