The passing of Stephen Hawking and Craig Mack, the firing of Rex Tillerson, and the celebration of mothers all over the world were the most searched topics in the past week.


Here are the top trending stories on Google Nigeria in the last seven days:

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was celebrated around the world on Sunday, March 11.


All activities that had to do with this special day made ‘Mother’s Day’ a top trending search term on Google.

Craig Mack

Craig Mack — an American rapper who was among the pioneer artistes of Bad Boy Records — died on Monday.


The rapper died of a heart failure at his South Carolina home at the age of 47.

Since the news broke, ‘Craig Mack’ has been a top trending search term.

Stephen Hawking

On Wednesday, British theoretical physicist, Stephen William Hawking, died at the age of 76.


His family said he died peacefully in his home in Cambridge in the early hours of the day.

Hawking who was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease at the age of 22 contributed immensely to science and also wrote several books.

Fans and well wishers raced to Google to read more about his work.

Rex Tillerson


Rex Tillerson was sacked as US secretary of state shortly after his diplomatic visit to Nigeria.

Nigerians interested about the development took to Google to read about Tillerson’s sack, making ‘Rex Tillerson’ a top trending search term.

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