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My win a great moment for democracy — Nduom

The Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has lauded the nullification of his disqualification from the December 7 presidential race by an Accra High Court.

According to the court presided by His Lordship, George Kyei Baffiour, the Electoral Commission (EC) did not afford the presidential candidates a nomination period within which mistakes on their forms could be corrected but only set a nomination day.

Speaking minutes after the court’s invalidation of his disqualification, Nduom described the ruling as great for the country’s democracy.

“It’s not a great moment for me, but it’s a great moment for democracy and for our human rights,” he told Class FM on Friday

Nduom was part of 13 aspirants disqualified from contesting in the elections over alleged illegalities on their nomination forms.

Nduom, according to the EC, was disqualified because “the number of subscribers to his forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) …

President Barack Obama Names His Favorite Rappers

In an interview on SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” show, President Barack Obama named Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar as two of his favorite rappers, but stressed that Jay Z is still the undisputed “king” of the genre.
“I think the young guys, Kendrick and Chance, are doing amazing work. I love Drake and the girls love Drake, so he’s commercially just doing great, and unbelievably talented,” Obama said. “Jay Z’s still the king. I mean he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye so there’s a lot of talent out there, but when I look at who’s breaking new ground, Kendrick and Chance, those guys are doing just amazing work.”

The President also revealed that he is family friends with Chance the Rapper and that he has known the rapper since he was knee-high to a mic stand.
We already knew a decent amount about the President’s music tastes after he shared two summer-themed playlists on Spotify back in August, the same month in which First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the power of pop cultur…

Head of Britain's spy agency says James Bond won't get past the recruitment process in real life

Alex Younger who heads British intelligence agency MI6 has revealed that despite James Bond's many qualities, the fictional spy won't make it into the agency in real life because he doesn’t have the requisite qualities. Speaking to British website Black History Month, he said: “In contrast to James Bond, MI6 officers are not for taking moral shortcuts. In fact, a strong ethical core is one of the first qualities we look for in our staff.

It’s safe to say that James Bond wouldn’t get through our recruitment process and, whilst we share his qualities of patriotism, energy and tenacity, an intelligence officer in the real MI6 has a high degree of emotional intelligence, values teamwork and always has respect for the law… unlike Mr Bond!”