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.

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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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Are young Nigerians working hard enough?

Commuters sitting on top of a train in Lagos, Nigeria.

As the president of a democratic country, suggesting the bulk of your electorate is lazy is not usually a good idea and doing so at an international business forum, even less so.

And that is what a lot of Nigerians thought about comments made by their president, Muhammadu Buhari, on a visit to London last week.

Speaking on a panel during the Commonwealth Business Forum, President Buhari said that “a lot of” Nigerian youths claim “they should sit and do nothing” but expect to get “housing, healthcare and education free”.

Unsurprisingly social media erupted and the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouths was born.

In a statement soon afterwards, the president defended his words. His media aide quite rightly pointed out that the president never used the word lazy. But that didn’t do much to quell the angry masses online.                                             Continue reading

Indian spiritual guru, 77, gets life in prison for raping 16-year-old girl

Indian spiritual guru, 77, gets life in prison for raping 16-year-old girl

A 77-year old Indian spiritual Guru has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a teenage girl in 2013.

Asaram Bapu, who claims to have millions of followers worldwide, was sentenced after a court in the western Indian city of Jodhpur on Wednesday ruled that he had raped a 16-year old girl at one of his ashrams, where he instructed his disciples in meditation and yoga.

The trial was held amid fears of major rioting. Heavy security was in place for the verdict after nine prosecution witnesses were attacked and three died during protests over the course of his trial. Twenty-three died during disorder following the sentencing of another guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, for rape last year.     Continue reading

Breaking News: Sen Dino melaye has just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport Abuja

Sen Dino melaye has just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on his way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in, more stories developing keep reading

16-year old girl hacks her father to death because he refused to allow her marry her married boyfriend

Photo: 16-year old girl hacks her father to death because he refused to allow her marry her married boyfriend

 

The police in Abuja have arrested a 16-year-old girl named Emani Kure, for hacking her 40-year-old father, Kusha Kure, to death at their home in the Karavan village, Bwari Area Council of the Abuja FCT on March 11th because he refused to allow her marry her 24 year old married boyfriend, Nasiru Musa.

According to The Sun, Emani and Musa, had been dating for about two years. Her father who wasn’t in support of their relationship, withheld his support for their union when Musa expressed the desire to marry her.

When interrogated, Emani confessed to killing her own dad.                             Continue reading

UPDATE ON POLICE INVESTIGATIONS AND TRAIL OF PERPETRATORS OF THE OFFA BANKS ROBBERY IN KWARA STATE ON 5th APRIL, 2018.

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· Police Arrest Twelve (12) Additional Suspects in connection with the Offa Banks Robbery of 5th April, 2018.

· Recovers Handsets, Ipads and SIM cards belonging to victims of the robbery.

SUSPECTS
i) Adegoke Shogo 29yrs – Arrested in Offa

ii) Kayode Opadokun 35yrs – Arrested in Offa

iii) Kazeem Abdulrasheed 36yrs – Arrested in Offa

iv) Azeez Abdullahi 27yrs – Arrested in Offa

v) Alexander Reuben 39yrs – Arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos

vi) Jimoh Isa 28yrs – Arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos

vii) Azeez Salawudeen 20yrs – Arrested in Offa and victim’s phone and sim cards recovered from him

viii) Adewale Popoola 22yrs – Arrested in Offa and victim’s phone and sim cards recovered from him

ix) Adetoyese Muftau 23yrs – Arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State

x) Aminu Ibrahim 18yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

xi) Richard Buba Terry 23yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

xii) Peter Jaba Kuunfa 25yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

These three (3) last suspects in whose possession another Beretta pistol and Fourteen (14) rounds of live ammunitions were recovered.

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