Professor Dora Akunyili’s appearance after a long period of sickness has turned out to be the most searched and talked about topic about people in the month of March in Nigeria on Google.
The transformation of the full-bodied woman to a leaner figure attracted a lot of Nigerians to several blog sites while she was attending the National Conference in Abuja.
Curious Nigerians continue to search for the cause of her ailment, and the decision to attend a public event.
Leon Balogun, a German-born Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf Football Club also made it to the list. Balogun was called up by the Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi for the first time for a friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico.
Others on the list of top trending people include Oscar Pistorius who is still facing trial in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, the late Zara Gretti (real name- Margaret Mary-Joseph) who passed on at the age of 28 after suffering for multiple Sclerosis and Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe whose was in the news regarding a controversial picture with a fellow actress.
The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 topped the list of top trending searches in March.
Since announced on the 8th of March, the whole world, including Nigerians have turned to Google Search for news, updates and possible links that explains the whereabout of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people.
On the home front, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment saga also created a lot of buzz and activity online. Other topics on the list include the Crimea stand-off, Champions League draw and Nollywood actress Biola Ige.
Phyno, Yemi Alade and P-Square topped the highest trending musicians category, while Genevieve Nnaji, Ebuka and Nadia Buari topped the list of highest trending Nollywood personalities.