Obama: ‘I Probably Wouldn’t Have Been President’ If My High School Years Were Online
Obama made his comments during a discussion about young people running for office and organizing their communities at the University of Chicago.
“The problem is, with the internet, that past is always there,” he said.
Obama advised aspiring young professionals to “own it.”
“If you had pictures of everything I had done when I was in high school, I probably wouldn’t have been president of the United States,” Obama said with a chuckle.
Obama admitted that he used to smoke pot in high school, but said that he detailed his drug use experience in his first book Dreams from my Father. He said that his honesty about the issue helped him deal with political opponents and critics who tried to use it against him.
“I would advise all of you to be a little more circumspect about your selfies, and what you take pictures of,” he said lightly. “Just a suggestion.”
Awwwwwn, he really cares.
Phoenix Officially Announce New Album Ti Amo
After premiering a few new songs at a show in Belgium over the weekend, Phoenix have officially announced a new album. It’s called Ti Amo and will come June 9. The release is Phoenix’s first since 2013’s Bankrupt!
The new album isn’t just Italian in name; guitarist Laurent Brancowitz told the New York Times that he likens the new album to “summer and Italian discos.” Phoenix have previously announced a 33-date world tour, which includes a stop at New York’s Governor’s Ball on June 3.
Hands Over To
New Pencom DG
The sacked DG of the National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu has finally handed over to her successor
She was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari last week . It was reported earlier that she refused to handover which prompted DSS operatives to invade of the commission’s headquarters Following her sack.
The director-general of the National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, handed over to the newly appointed DG of Pencom. A top official in the commission disclosed that she handed over at about 10am to Dahir-Umar on Monday, April 24.
DTHA Bye-Election: WADATEG Urges Electorates To Vote Credible Candidate
The Warri Diaspora Alliance for Transparent and Effective Governance (WADATEG), has called on all registered voters in the constituency to vote for a credible, accessible and reliable leader, who has the interest of his/her constituency at heart.
This was done to ensure that Warri south constituency 1 is properly represented in the Delta State House of Assembly, in the forthcoming Delta State bye-election, the Warri Diaspora Alliance for Transparent and Effective Governance.
WADATEG’s coordinator, Sheyi Mackson Ejejigbe, appealed to Politicians to shun politics of blackmail and calumny, noting that election is a process that ushers in leaders to lead for a specific period but not the end of political participation.
Pregnant Serena Back in World Number One Spot