The stories that trended on Google in the past week ranged from JAMB cut-off marks to President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech and speculations about Funke Akindele’s pregnancy, amongst others.


JAMB releases cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently released the cut-off marks for admissions into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria.

Eagerness to know which institutions they are eligible to apply to got students visiting Google to search for information.


Buhari’s return speech

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech upon his return to the country after three months of medical leave has elicited wide-ranging reactions and interest.

Nigerians who missed the president’s speech went to Google to search for the transcript while others went in search of post-speech reactions.


Funke Akindele pregnant?

Nollywood actress Olufunke Akindele sparked rumors of her pregnancy last weekend during an event in Festac Town, Lagos.

The Jenifa’s Diary star was photographed rocking a loose denim dungarees dress and sneakers as she chatted up fans during the event in Festac town, Lagos.

Without waiting for the couple to officially announce the pregnancy, excited fans took to Google to search, download and repost pictures of the actress, with congratulatory messages.


Chelsea vs Tottenham

Chelsea and Tottenham met on Sunday in what was Tottenham’s first Premier League game at their temporary home – Wembley Stadium.

The match ended in a 2-1 win for Chelsea. Football fans searched Google for highlights of the match and also the latest Premier League results.

Gastroenteritis in Kogi state


On August 22, the Kogi commissioner for health, Saka Audu, reported an outbreak of gastroenteritis in the state.

Sixty-two people are reported to have died from the disease.

Concerned Nigerians went to Google search to find out more information about the killer disease and how to prevent it.


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