By John Abayomi, Deputy Online Editor
2011 has been an extraordinary newsy year! Vanguard Online and its highly-esteemed readers have seen a year filled with breaking news stories, witnessed historic moments and savoured lifetime images on our website.
Our readers’ contributions, comments and debates have enriched not just media discourse, but our body polity and has helped in setting public agenda.
2011 brought us the zoning controversy, the general elections, post-election violence, Bode George’s release from prison, Okonjo-Iweala’s return to government, UN House bombing, Lagos floods, the Justice Salami saga, Nations’ Cup ouster, OBJ/ IBB war of words, tenure elongation, Baba Suwe vs NDLEA, Islamic banking debate and other Sanusi reforms, the arrest and trial of Bankole, the national awards, El-Rufai’s arrest, murder of Lagos bizman, Arowolo’s wife murder, ABSU rape controversy, Dangote’s Forbes rating as richest African, the death of Sam Loco, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, comedian CD John, MC Loph etc.
On the international scene, we and our readers have been part of Japan’s tsunami and earthquake, the royal wedding, Osama’s death, the Arab Spring, the fall of Mubarak, the Libyan crisis and death of Gaddafi, the fall of Dominique Strauss Khan of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Steve Jobs’ death, etc.
In our tradition, Vanguard Online is giving our esteem readers the opportunity of reviewing our biggest stories of the year.
Starting from tomorrow, readers will be presented with our big stories in different categories for them to decide their top story(ies) in the year.
Join us as we review 2011 .
Note: Tomorrow: The Top Crime Story of the year!