Google said on Wednesday that achievements, contributions and a scandal involving women topped the list of internet searches last week.
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa, made the announcement in Lagos.
According to Kola-Ogunlade, the development shows that women are steadily coming worldwide.
He said the searches, which ended on March 15, saw the internet filled with excitement as people went online to search for the International Women’s Day.
Kola-Ogunlade said: “The International Women’s Day, which was on March 8, was another reason to celebrate the contributions of women all over the world and Nigeria was not left out.
“The earliest women’s day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York and organised by the Socialist Party of America.
“It was really nice to see that Nigerians observed this celebration and Nigerian women were also celebrated.”
The Google manager said that the return of President Muhammadu Buhari also got people’s attention online.
He said: “Yes, so President Buhari finally leaves London and returns to Nigeria.
“Hopes were rekindled and faces lifted again as the President of Nigeria returned from his London vacation and routine medical check-up.
“After being away for 51 days, President Buhari is finally back at Aso Villa and rededicated to serving Nigeria and Nigerians.”
The Stephanie Otobo, Canada-based stripper, vs Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide (Part two) saga also got attention online, Kola-Ogunlade said.
He said Suleman raised an outcry of a plot by Festus Keyamo, a legal practitioner, and his paymasters, to unveil a cloned video clip to prove that he had an ardent relationship with Otobo.
The Google manager added that Daniella Okeke, a Nollywood actress, disclaimed involvement with the Suleman sex scandal, similarly got attention online.
He said Okeke had been directed by her lawyers to keep mute and it would be the responsibility of her lawyers to respond on her behalf.
Kola-Ogunlade said Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson’s appointment as the Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State also got attention online.
He said: “The maestro actress has expressed her appreciation to the governor of Kogi State and his wife for her appointment.
“She has also pledged to serve her state with the experience she has garnered over the years.”
Google Trends, launched in May 2006, allows one to see how popular search terms and their demography have been over time on Google.