Late Abba Kyari dominates google search in Nigeria

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Late Chief of Staff to the Nigeria President, Mallam Abba Kyari

Tech giant, Google, has said the trending search term on Google Nigeria over the past 30 days has been partly dominated by ‘who is Abba Kyari?’.

Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.

He noted that the top 20 trending questions on Google Search Nigeria over the last 30 days were dominated by food and current affairs questions.

The official said that Nigeria, like many other nations, had implemented lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The top ten trending questions over the past 30 days were, ‘Who is Abba Kyari, how to prepare hand sanitisers, where is Buhari, when is school resuming in Nigeria? Other searches were, how to draw; Is there movement in Lagos tomorrow?; When is WAEC starting?, When is Ramadan 2020 starting? Is there a cure for coronavirus and how to lose weight?

“While top ten trending food questions over the past 30 days were how to make bread, how to make pancakes with flour, how to make chinchin, how to make fish roll. Others included how to make egg roll, how to make pizza, how to prepare vegetable soup, how to make cookies, how to make Akara, how to make Egusi soup,” he said.

Kola-Ogunlade added that Google had processed more than 40, 000 search queries every second which translated to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year, worldwide.