Atiku Ranked Nigeria’s Top Trending Politician on Google Search in 2018

​Google has released the results of its 2018 Year in Search on Wednesday which revealed the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

The 2018 Year in Search list contains the top trending news moment, music and movies that got the attention of Nigerians as well as the people, places, and things that trended.

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is Nigeria’s top trending politician on Google in 2018.

The 72-year-old politician was Nigeria’s vice president between 1999 and 2007 when Olusegun Obasanjo was president.

He will be contesting in the 2019 presidential election, with Peter Obi as his running mate, hoping to displace the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari who is also seeking re-election with the All Progressives Congress ticket.

“This year’s most searched news event was the Osun elections, which gripped national attention in September due to alleged incidents of voter intimidation and interference,” a statement by the company read.

In Nigeria, the top trending people were:

Alexis Sanchez
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Meghan Markle
Stan Lee
Philippe Coutinho
Atiku Abubakar
Tosyn Bucknor
Aisha Abimbola
Sylvester Stallone

The top trending news searches were:

Osun elections
Ekiti elections
PDP Presidential Primaries
ASUU Strike
NLC Strike/Minimum Wage
Offa Robbery
Kaduna Crisis
Lagos APC primaries
Royal Wedding
Atiku Running Mate


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