From the swearing in of George Weah as Liberia’s President to a letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, topics that trended on Google in the past week had a pinch of politics.


Stephen Keshi

On Tuesday, Google honoured the memory of late Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi on the day that would have been his 56th birthday.

Keshi contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigerian football as a player and coach.


Google celebrated his achievement with a doodle, which made Nigerians head to Google to read more about the late coach.

George Weah

George Weah, retired professional footballer, was sworn in as the 24th president of Liberia.


Thousands of Liberians gathered at the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia to witness Weah’s inauguration, which has been reported as the country’s first peaceful, democratic transition of power in 47 years.

Interested Nigerians raced to Google to read more about Liberia’s new president, making ‘George Weah’ a top trending term.

Alexis Sánchez

Following Arsene Wenger’s transfer predictions last week, Alexis Sanchez, Chilean footballer, has finalised his move to Manchester United.


Sánchez becomes the best-paid player in Premier League history after signing a £23 million-per-year deal with Manchester United.

Excited fans took to Google to read more about the transfer, making ‘Alexis Sanchez’ a top trending term.

Burna Boy

Damini Ogulu, Nigerian dancehall musician better known by Burna Boy, is set to release a new album entitled ‘Outside’.


News on the release of his upcoming album was confirmed at a private listening party on Monday in Lagos, where it was disclosed that the album will be released on January 26 on all digital music platforms. Excited fans have since raced to Google search to read more about the upcoming album.

Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, penned an open letter to President Buhari advising him not to proceed with a second term for presidency.

Nigerians have had mixed reactions to the letter, making ‘Obasanjo Letter To Buhari’ a top trending term.


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