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Google Year in Search 2018

In the spirit of reminiscing on the events of the outgoing year, Google has released the list of the top Google search queries made on its search engine from all around the world. Going through the list evokes this feeling of nostalgia, allowing you to relive those memorable moments all over again.

The year in search list captures all of our favourite moments like the release of ‘Black Panther’ in January and the world cup 2018 that saw Nigeria as the best-dressed team. The world cup also took the spot for the most searched item globally. The loss of some very notable figures like theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, EDM musician Avicii, Global Evangelist Billy Graham, RnB & Jazz legend Aretha Franklin, and others of blessed memory were also in the list.

Bringing it home, we had more Nigerians searching for ‘How to write a Business plan’ and ‘How to write a CV’ this year. Looks like we’ll be having a lot of entrepreneurs in the coming months. Questions about politics and poll results also dominated the list. The death of Nigerian media personality – Tosyn Bucknor, was also searched about a lot.

Here is a top 10 list of what Nigerians searched Google mostly for in 2018

Questions

1) How to check JAMB Result

2) How to write a Business Plan

3) Who is leading in Osun Election

4) How to check BVN

5) Who is Prince Harry

6) Who is the richest Musician in Nigeria

7) How to write a CV

8) How to dance Shaku Shaku

9) Who is Atiku’s running mate

10) Who is the President of Croatia

News

1) Osun Elections

2) Ekiti Elections

3) PDP Presidential Primaries

4) ASUU Strike

5) NLC Strike / Minimum Wage

6) Offa Robbery

7) Kaduna Crisis

8) Lagos APC Primaries

9) Royal Wedding

10) Atiku Running Mate

 

Sporting Events

1) Russia 2018

2) English Premier League 2018

3) 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018)

4) Winter Olympics 2018

5) Wimbledon 2018

6) US Open 2018

7) Wrestlemania 2018

8) Champions League

9) Community Shield 2018

10) Anthony Joshua vs Parker

 

Losses

1) Stan Lee

2) Tosyn Bucknor

3) Avicii

4) Aisha Abimbola

5) Billy Graham

6) Aretha Franklin

7) Ras Kimono

8) Mac Miller

9) Stephen Hawking

10) Kofi Annan

 

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