Senate President, Bukola Saraki, pays surprise visit to Super Eagles camp: Super Eagles squad to meet President Buhari in Abuja today

Super Eagles squad to meet President Buhari in Abuja today

Ahead of their upcoming friendly match against England this weekend, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, last night paid a surprise visit to the Super Eagles camp and wished them all the best and even greater success in the upcoming #Russia2018 World Cup.   Continue reading

Stacey Abrams becomes first black female nominee for governor

Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Georgia.

 

For the first time in the US, voters have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after Stacey Abrams declared victory in Georgia’s Democratic primary.

Abrams – a former state House minority leader and progressive who earned support from both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – beat Stacey Evans, also a former state representative. The result was among the most consequential in a series of primaries that brought successes for female candidates across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.                  Continue reading

Saudi Arabia bans FIFA referee Fahad al Mirdasi for life over bribery allegations

Saudi Arabia bans FIFA referee Fahad al Mirdasi for life over bribery allegations

 

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

 

Mirdasi was suspended for offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday. The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017.    Continue reading

Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

Sun Zhengcai attends the Chongqing delegation's group meeting in 2017

 

A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery.

Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.

He was found guilty of taking bribes of more than $26.7m (£19.6m).

The 54-year-old, also the former party chief of Chongqing, pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

According to state media outlet Xinhua, Sun’s “illegal gains” would be confiscated.

President Xi has made it his personal mission to tackle the widespread corruption in China. More than a million officials have been punished since he became president.

But critics accuse him of using the anti-corruption campaign to silence his political opponents and rein in officials who challenge his position.

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to millionaire private jet owners

Wealth often comes along with pretty expensive taste — especially when it comes to food and drink.

In order to determine where the high net worth individuals of the world like to dine, private jet lifestyle publication Elite Traveler surveyed its database of readers — all of whom are owners or users of private jets — on their favourite fine dining destinations across all seven continents.

As of last year, the magazine’s readers had a median household income of $2.28 (£1.76) million and net worth of $41 (£32) million — so it’s safe to say most of them are millionaires.

6,000 readers voted in order to produce the magazine’s seventh annual list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World.

Scroll down to see the top 25, ranked in ascending order.

25. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan.

25. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan.play25. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan.

 (Nihonryori RyuGin)

 

24. Le Calandre, Padua, Italy.

24. Le Calandre, Padua, Italy.play24. Le Calandre, Padua, Italy.

 (Le Calandre)

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