Google searches of the week were motivated by intriguing occurrences, dramatic outcomes and unexpected turn of events.
Many went online to learn more about Donald Trump, president-elect of the U.S., Wole Soyinka’s response to the new president’s win, TB Joshua’s rather ‘uncertain’ prophecy, and some other exciting stories.
The triumph of Trump
Donald Trump shocked the world by ‘trumping’ Hillary Clinton to emerge as the 45th president-elect of the USA.
The moment the results of the polls were announced, people went online to search for updates, Donald’s latest stance on issues he made before the elections, his age and even his networth.
Soyinka’s green card and reactions from Nigerians
Internet trolls decided to haunt Wole Soyinka, Nigeria Nobel Laureate, by bringing up his pledge to destroy his green card if Donald Trump emerged as America’s president.
Soyinka, who made the statement at Oxford University, was caught in a crossfire of trollers and agonists, who asked him to put his words into action.
The Laureate responded to his accusers in a long article, schooling them on figures of speech and language use.
The prophecy that was not understood
T.B Joshua, pastor and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), became a dramatis personae in the American elections when he predicted that a woman would win.
After Donald Trump emerged as winner, Joshua came out to suggest that his prophecy was misinterpreted, by referencing the final results where Clinton won the vote of the majority of Americans.
So Long, Leonard Cohen
The week also witnessed the death of world-famous Canadian singer, Leonard Cohen.
The singer who died in his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night, at his home in Los Angeles, was 82-year- old.
Cohen was known for songs like Hallelujah, Bird on the Wire, and Suzanne.
His 14th album, You Want It Darker, was released last month.
ASUU warning strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced and began its one-week warning strike.
The strike was initiated for the federal government’s neglect of the 2009 agreement and 2013 MoU, which demands more funding and exemption of universities from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.
Although talks are currently ongoing between ASUU and FG, fingers remain crossed with the hope that this won’t transform into an indefinite action.
A father’s death and a son’s heartbreak
Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser, and retired colonel, did not attend his father’s burial.
Dasuki, who is currently being tried on corruption charges, was said to have rejected the federal government’s offer to attend his father’s burial.
Ahmed Raji, Dasuki’s counsel, refuted the claim, saying none of his lawyers were contacted on the issue.
Other top Google searches include Jumia’s Black Friday promotional deals to buyers for the 12 days began last week, the Nigeria vs Algeria world cup qualifiers which Nigeria won 3 – 1, the crash of the Canadian Immigration website, and the historic first meeting of Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.
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