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ASUU Strike, Naira Marley others top most searched on Google in 2019

Popular search engine, Google, announced on Wednesday its ‘2019 Year in Search’ results with Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) strike that topped the year’s trending news search.

Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communications Officer, said the ASUU strike was followed by `AFCON 2019’, ‘Naira Marley’ and the ‘Women’s World Cup 2019’.

Kola-Ogunlade said that the results of the ‘Year in Search’ offered a unique perspective on the main moments and the main trends of the year based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

“This year’s top trending news search is `ASUU Strike’, which took the highest place over other trending news topics like ‘AFCON 2019’, ‘Naira Marley’ and the ‘Women’s World Cup 2019’.

“Naira Marley’, leads the list as the most searched person over ‘Atiku’ (Abubakar), Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party at the 2019 Nigerian general election.

“Neymar’, Brazilian professional footballer. ‘Neymar’ made the lists as the top trending sports person searched by Nigerians in 2019,’’ Kola-Ogunlade said in a statement.

According to him, Regina Daniels was the most searched actor, ranking over other actors like Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, Hadiza Gabon, among others, NAN reports.

He said that Wizkid, “Joro” was the most searched song this year; ‘what is xenophobia?’ the most asked question; while Big Brother Naija and Mehek were the most searched movies and TV shows.