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From Coronavirus, US elections, to ASUU, how Nigerians used Google search this year

Coronavirus, the U.S. elections, and ASUU were top on the queries made by Nigerians in Google search this year. Yesterday, when the Internet search giant announced the results of its 2020 Year in Search, the Top 10 trending searches in Nigeria were; Coronavirus, US election, Joe Biden, Google Classroom, ASUU, Zoom Live, Rema, Naira Marley, Rahama Sadua, and Hushpuppi. Globally, Coronavirus and ‘Election results’ were the top two trending searches.

Google’s 2020 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that captured the world’s attention this year. Just as Search helps people to explore and discover a world of information, there are many ways to explore the year through the lens of Google Search. From overall global stories to hundreds of top 10 lists of trending topics across pop culture and lifestyle, sports, music, news, and more from across almost 70 countries.

Coronoavirus was top of everyone’s minds this year and the pandemic’s impact is reflected in the Year in Search lists. Pandemic notwithstanding, Nigerians interest in celebrities, music, movies and TV shows showed itself strongly again in this year’s Year in Search lists.

From ‘how to make hand sanitizer’ to ‘Rema’, ‘Betty – Butter’ and ‘Mulan’, Nigerians use Search to explore their world, according to a statement by Google.

Top trending questions in Nigeria were; Who is the new President of America? When is school resuming in Nigeria? How to make hand sanitizer. Others were Who is George Floyd? How to make face mask, Who is Joe Biden? Who is Laycon? How to make cake, Who is Aisha Yesufu? And How to make bread.

The Top trending people in Nigeria were; Joe Biden, Rema, Naira Marley, Rahama Sadau, Hushpuppi, Laycon, Kamala Harris, Omah Lay, Maryam Sanda, and Kai Havertz.

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