The most-searched topics on Google by Nigerians were the monkeypox disease, the recent demise of Victor Malu and Nigeria’s significant victory over Zambia.


Here are the stories that trended on Google in the last seven days.


The outbreak of monkeypox has been a dominant topic in the past one week.


The first case was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and as at Monday, 31 other suspected cases had been reported across seven states including Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River.

Nigerians searched Google using search terms such as ‘causes of monkeypox,’ symptoms of monkeypox’ ‘preventions of monkeypox’.

Victor Malu


Nigerians bade farewell to General Victor Samuel Leonard Malu who died in a hospital in Cairo on October 9.

Muhammadu Buhari, in his condolence message, said Malu demonstrated incredible courage and leadership during his reign as the chief of army staff and even in his retirement.

Nigerians searched for more about him on Google using search terms such as ‘ Malu’s biography’ ‘Malu’s achievement’.

Nigeria vs Zambia


Nigerians are still are celebrating the Super Eagles’ 1- 0 win over Zambia to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said his players will start preparing for the tournament as soon as possible.

Following the match, excited fans raced to Google search to get more details and highlights.

UNILAG suspension rumours


The management of the University of Lagos during the week shut down rumors that it had suspended a final year student of the institution for dancing with the statue of a former vice-chancellor.

UNILAG students had posted on social media a video of a 400 level student dancing with the statue of Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, a former VC.

People reacted negatively to the video as it went viral. This sparked rumours that the student involved had been rusticated from the university.

Nigerians used Google to get updated information about the situation.


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