by Emmanuel Osanedum
Winners & 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!
Nigerian university students
After eight harrowing weeks, the Academic Staff Union of Universities finally called off its strike. Lectures resume immediately.
As predicted, the US presidential candidate blew off his closest rival, Newt Gingrich, by over 14 points in Florida’s primaries.
Ade who? Yeah, yeah we know. Still the US-based Nigerian actress is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars to grace the cover of Vanity Fair’s March issue!
Physically challenged Nigerians
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced today that over 70000 of the jobs to be created under the SURE programme are reserved for the physically challenged. Good news, right?
MTV’s only Nigerian VJ – Cynthia Mbanefo (or Okpala as she was called) and her husband are now parents. Congrats!
Even the old hands falter. Total couldn’t give specific figures as regards its part of the fuel subsidy to the House of Reps. Not good.
These guys never catch a break, no? The news from the House of Reps hearing continues to show an in-ept government (not) at work.
The Sudanese writer who was Osama Bin Laden’s mistress today went on an online rampage – boasting about her sexual prowess. It was ugly.
Despite calling off their umpteenth strike, no one had anything good to say about the university lecturers union sorry.
The country’s dictator-government is still on the attack – and death toll is now over 7000. Sigh.
Oh and did we mention that YNaija was the first medium to exclusively break news of the end of ASUU’s strike. Excuse us while we gloat!
UPDATED: Kola Boof is a Sudanese, not a South African as stated earlier.