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Who were today’s Winners & Losers? See where we put Airtel, Techloy, Al-Mustapha & President Jonathan!

by Emmanuel Osanedum

Winners and Losers is a new column that does a roundup of the day’s major news by distilling the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of the day’s news cycle. As always, you are welcome to agree or disagree sharply below!
 
WINNERS
The Abiolas
Justice was long in coming, but thankfully it finally came. After 12 years, judgement came in the matter of the death of Mrs. Kudirat Abiola, via a Lagos High Court.

Techloy
The website was online favourite today for first bringing to the online space the news of the N1.2 million Facebook account of the National Sports Commission. Not bad.

Mitt Romney
With him up as much as 15 points and with a minimum of 8 points in polls of the Florida race, the former governor of Massachussets is set for a big win Tuesday.

The Help
Viola Davis and all the other amazing ladies of this amazing movie swept the Screenwriters Actors Guild Awards.

Henry Okah
Well, when you consider that Al-Mustapha was sentenced to death todayNigeria,, you count yourself lucky if your terrorism trial is postponed to October 1, 2012.

LOSERS
Al-Mustapha
Having been sentenced to death by hanging, former Major Hamza Al-Mustapha can safely say this was not a good day for him. He might appeal, but it will be a long road. 

National Sports Commission
Perhaps a storm in a tea-cup, but for many young Nigerians on Twitter and Facebook who are sensitive about government waste, a N1.2m Facebook account got no love.

Goodluck Jonathan
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. The president’s attempt to set the record straight on the “loss” of the Africa Union presidency didn’t win him sympathy.

MD Abubakar
We were sad to hear news of the death of the Inspector General of Police’s wife. Only appointed last week, and it must be hard to contend with this tragedy.

Airtel 
The 10-year tempest raging in this company has refused to abate – and today, a court ordered AIRTEL  to revert to the original name ECONET Wireless. Wow. ECONET?!

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