Trending stories on Google this week revealed public interest on issues at home and abroad.
Some of the stories that trended include the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America, the return of an acclaimed reality show and the largest protest march in recent time.
The United States of America welcomed its 45th president at an inauguration ceremony.
The new president had an eventful first day in office.
He lashed out at the media over the misrepresentation of the crowd size at his inauguration, with claims that they were trying to sow division among Americans.
The rebirth of Big Brother Nigeria
Big Brother Nigeria again returned to television screens after a 10-year hiatus.
The show which is a special Nigerian version of Big Brother Africa has been relaunched and renamed ‘Big Brother Naija’, and 12 contestants, known as ‘housemates,’ will be in South Africa for 11 weeks to win 25 million naira cash gift and a brand new Kia Sorento SUV car.
The controversy surrounding the show is ‘why a Nigerian show is being shot in South Africa’.
The ‘death’ of President Buhari
The internet was shaken over the week as rumour broke that Nigeria’s president had died in Germany, following complications of his health conditions.
The presidency was hasty to quell the rumour on social media, explaining that the president is well and alive, and was in London for his routine medical check-ups.
Melania Trump was a point of interest this week.
It appears that people are interested in her poise and how she relates with her husband, Donald Trump, the new president of the US.
The searches enquired on her new jewelry line, which was plugged into her bio on the White House website.
Women’s march, the largest protest in America’s history?
After the world witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump, a demonstration which has been described as one of the largest in American history held in Washington.
The protest march drew an estimated crowd of over 500, 000 women to the capital city while there were also demonstrations in other parts of the country.
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