COVID-19: Google Doodle Honours Handwashing Pioneer Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis

Google on Friday, March 20 posted a handwashing video Doodle recognising Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis and creating awareness about handwashing to curtail the coronavirus outbreak.

In the video, Google explained that the doodle follows the official guidelines on how to properly wash your hands from the World Health Organisation.

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“Today’s Doodle recognises Hungarian physician Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, widely attributed as the first person to discover the medical benefits of handwashing.

“On this day in 1847, Semmelweis was appointed Chief Resident in the maternity clinic of the Vienna General Hospital, where he deduced and demonstrated that requiring doctors to disinfect their hands vastly reduced the transmission of disease,” Google wrote, explaining the doddle.”

Handwashing is one of the major ways of combating the deadly virus and avoiding the spread.

Watch the video below…

Google Doodle Honours Nollywood Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe On 57th Posthumous Birthday


The image of Late Nollywood Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe is on Google Search Engine today and it’s in celebration of her 57th  posthumous birthday.

Igwe was the writer and producer of acclaimed classic comedies Fuji House of Commotion and award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’.


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The broadcasting executive who died in 2014 is being celebrated by the tech giant for her contribution to the Nollywood movie industry.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.

Google Creates A Doodle To Mark 21st Birthday

Google celebrated its 21st birthday on Friday by with a special doodle.

The doodle depicts a desktop computer from 1998 and the old Google homepage with the old Google logo.

Google’s history dates back to September 27, 1998, when it was founded by two Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, in their dormitories at California’s Stanford University.

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Today, the tech giant operates all over the world in over 100 languages, answering trillions of search queries each year.

Nigerian icons including Christy Essien-Igbokwe and Stephen Keshi were honoured with a Google Doodle on their post-humous birthday.

Google Honours ‘The Big Boss’ Stephen Keshi

The former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, has been honoured with a Google doodle on his posthumous birthday on Tuesday, January 23.

Popularly called the ‘Big Boss, Google honoured him on its search page with a caricature wearing the Nigerian number four jersey and another wearing a face cap depicting his role as captain of the Nigerian Super Eagles and Coach of the team.

Also in the image are medals with ’94 and ’13 inscribed on them apparently showing his achievements in 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as player and as a coach in 2013.

Born January 23, 1962, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.

The football legend represented Nigeria from 1982, at age 20, till 1994, most of the time captaining the Super Eagles and scoring vital goals from his position as a central defender.

He led Nigeria to qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations becoming only the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach after Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt.

Keshi died on June 8 in Benin City at the age of 54 and was buried in his hometown, Illah, Delta State.

The author of  Things Fall Apart, Late Chinua Achebe was also another notable Nigerian honoured by Google in the past.