Who were today’s Winners & Losers? See where we put Bankole, Shekarau, Bez Idakula, Festus Keyamo & Others!

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!


Dimeji Bankole
For one, the courts made it clear he isn’t a thief. And by the time it was through, the former House speaker was a free man.

Statistics from SocialBakers say Facebook grew 644280 in Nigeria as opposed to Google+’s 75313 over the past six months.

Queen Park Rangers
The club has secured the signing of French striker, Djibril Cisse from Lazio and Bobby Zamora from Fulham.

It was announced that the diva will be singing at the Grammys – first time on stage after surgery on her vocal cords.

Bez Idakula
With its debut at 7pm today, Bez’s ‘Stupid Song’ is the first African video to make a world premier on BET’s 106 and Park.


Ibrahim Shekarau
The ex-presidential candidate and Kano governor was invited by the State Security Service over links to Boko Haram. Not good.

Abdoulaye Wade
The president of Senegal isn’t having a smooth ride – as protesters continued today to gather against his 3rd term bid. Obasanjo, anyone?

Festus Keyamo
Eviscerated by Justice Belgore over his handling (read bungling) of the Bankole case for the EFCC, Keyamo was no flavour of the day.

University students
After another meet at the University of Abuja, the National Executive of ASUU is yet to call off its strike.

AU Commission
The Africa Union commission still doesn’t have a chairperson – after yesterday’s vote ended in a deadlock.

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