Who were yesterday’s Winners&Losers? See where we put Nasir el-Rufai, Amanda Knox, Richard Dawkins and Femi Fani-Kayode!

 by Emmanuel Osanedum

Winners&Losers does a roundup of the day’s major happenings by distilling the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of the day’s news cycle ie good or bad news. As always, you are welcome to agree or disagree sharply below!


Nasir el-Rufai

It wasn’t a day for political battle or anger as the former minister took time out to celebrate another birthday – congratulations were the rave on social networks.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Proving that he’s officially got his groove on, ‘Yaks’ was one of 11 foreign-based players invited for the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifier with Rwanda in Kigali.

Amanda Knox

The 24 year old who grabbed global attention after she was convicted and then acquitted of murder in Italy now has a book deal with Happer Collins – to tell her story for the first time.


The country has taken a break from intransigience, and – through a formal letter – has announced its readiness to resume nuclear talks.


The guys fight hard! The company wins again as United Nations tribunal orders Bharti-Airtel to pay damages over established multiple breaches of agreement.



Femi Fani-Kayode

Has he talked his way back into relevance (maybe not the kind he wants)? The former minister was re-arrested by the EFCC.

Umar Abdullmutallab

The infamous “underwear bomber” finally got just desserts when a US court handed down consecutive sentences guaranteeing him life in jail.

Richard Dawkins

Talk about embarrassment! British press are having a laugh as the leading atheist found himself stuttering as he defended his new poll saying most Brits do not identify as Christians.


The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution endorsing the Arab League plan for Syria’s President Assad to step aside.

Nigerian Immigration

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, the Nigerian Immigration Service announced that hoodlums broke into their Damaturu office and stole 6 e-passports.

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