International icon and South African freedom fighter is 94 years old
today, a day when he asks the world to honour his legacy by performing
community service (make sure you do good today).
To honour the Icon, who is known fondly by his clan
name Madiba, South Africa’s schoolchildren sang happy birthday to Nelson
The nation’s 12 million schoolchildren
began their day with a special birthday song, ringing with the line: “We
love you father. As we celebrate his birthday, we remember that he
fought for us in the struggle. The struggle was to fight apartheid,”
said 12-year-old Kgaugelo Masunhloane at Batsogile primary school in
His granddaughter Ndileka Mandela told the Sowetan
newspaper that his family would celebrate with a traditional meal of
tripe and samp, a corn dish popular in his region of the Eastern Cape.
will probably have food like samp and tripe, his favourite food, the
big lunch will be at 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) where we will present him with a
Yes oh…no one is indeed above the law! The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday
arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for
driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane. (Good for them)
The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in
Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with
registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black
As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle, Col. Yusuf came
down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry;
very, very sorry” (he was probably shaking like a jelly fish too)
The Governor said: “Why, as a senior military officer, would you choose to break the law instead of preserving...
Family members, friends and colleagues of a 32-year old groom named
Yussuf Babatunde Babalola are currently trying to unravel the sudden
death of the young man who was alleged to have been poisoned on the eve
of his wedding. Investigations revealed that the late Babalola
woke up at about 6.30 a.m. on Thursday, 12 July, 2012, the day he was to
be at the marriage registry, complaining of stomach upset to his bride,
She raised an alarm by calling on his friends when the ailment became
unbearable. By the time he was taken to the hospital two hours later, he
was clinically dead. A source
told P.M.NEWS that one of the doctors told the family that a black
substance was found on his mouth which shows that he might have died of
President Obama flubbed a Kiss Cam moment yesterday, in case you haven’t heard.
He and First Lady Michelle Obama were attending a Team USA basketball exhibition game at the Verizon Center in Washington
when the Kiss Cam turned its lens their way during a break in the
action. The First Couple’s image appeared on the big arena screen, and
the crowd began to cheer. That’s because when you show up on Kiss Cam,
you’re supposed to plant a smooch on your partner.
clutched. He put his arm around Michelle, and smiled for the crowd, but
that was it (No kissing). Some in the crowd responded with boos.
Here's the video of where he cuddled his wife: