Who were today’s Winners & Losers? See where we put MI, Donald Trump, Shell & LASTMA!

by Hauwa Gambo

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!

WINNERS:

Donald Trump
First he was going to endorse Newt Gingrich, then it was Mitt Romney. Whatever. Trump was once again at the top of the media cycle.

Daily Trust
The paper broke the news first of the arrest of Boko Haram’s ‘spokesperson’. There were opposing reports – but they were proven right.

Facebook
The site finally filed the prospectus for its multi-billion dollar IPO – and as expected the global coverage was appropriately fawning.

MI
The rapper and producer announced quietly that a new single, as well as Illegal Music II will be released this month. We can’t wait!

Shell
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that its 2011 net profit jumped by 54 percent to $30.92 billion. Er, yay!

LOSERS:

Newt Gingrich
If Trump endorses Romney over Newt, then its safe to say, with little money, and negative polling, that Mr. Gingrich is toast in Nevada. And other states.

Boko Haram
That’s 0 for the extremist sect as security forces take a victory lap over the arrest of their alleged spokesperson. Take that, suckers!

Dimeji Bankole
The judge might have torn at Festus Keyamo, but the EFCC’s counsel insists the former speaker is a thief – and they’ll be appealing the judgement.

LASTMA
Today, the dreaded Lagos traffic police had an official push a bus conductor to death – and then get beaten by a mob. Really sad.

Egypt
The country began three days of mourning after 74 people were killed in post-football match violence in an already volatile country.

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Comments (2)

  1. TROLOLOLOLOL – that cracked me up as well!

  2. Lol @ 'take that suckers'

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail