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Rich kids do summer! From private jets to lavish shopping sprees, the world’s elite jet off | Daily Mail Online
Rich kids do summer! Wealthy young globe-trotters share snaps of their five-star holidays. Dare you look?!
For many of us, the idea of a summer holiday abroad is still nothing more than a distant dream fraught with complications. But not so for the world’s elite who have refused to let a global pandemic get in the way of their summer escapes.
Wealthy globe-trotters from Russia, the UK and the US have taken to Instagram to share snaps of their lavish jaunts to Spain, Cyprus and Monaco. They have all featured on the Instagram account Rick Kids of the Internet, which showcases the lives of the uber-rich.
Some have shared snaps of their lavish shopping sprees, including Albanian musician and former beauty queen Morena Taraku, who snapped up a £290,000 white gold and diamond bracelet at Cartier.
Elsewhere Russian tennis star Sofia Plotnikova, 20, headed off to the Maldives where her boyfriend proposed with an enormous diamond and sapphire ring from Tiffany.
While many of us are still battling with Covid-19 travel restrictions – there is not a lateral flow test, mask or quarantine hotel in sight for these young jet-setters.
Splashing out: Albanian musician and former beauty queen Morena Taraku snapped up a £290,000 white gold and diamond bracelet at Cartier (pictured on her wrist). Other photos show Morena posing up a storm in designer outfits in Dubai and Turkey
Up, up and away! American influencer Maya Hope Haider claimed she was taking a jet to her favourite California coffee spot in this over-the-top Instagram post. More recently Maya has been spending time in Florida where she’s enjoyed days out on the water in high-end boats
Soaking up the sun! Russian Instagram model Daria Radionova, who is known for her Swarovski crystal-covered Lamborghini, splits her time between London and Monaco. Pictured, making the most of the summer weather in the billionaire’s playground of Monte Carlo
Designer clad: Russian entrepreneur Marina Ross standing at the poolside of the Amara Hotel, Cyprus. Ross donned extraordinary designer swimwear on holiday, including a head-to-toe Versace look and this co-ordinated ensemble with a Louis Vuitton bag
Boy racer: American influencer Max Logan, who splits his time between Florida and Colorado, posed with a Bugatti Vitesse, worth in excess of $2million. The social media star also shares photos of his diamond-encrusted watches and days out on multi-million dollar yachts
Girls’ trip: British influencers Daisey and Ellie O’Donnell donned designer bikinis to show off their tans on board a luxury boat on a recent holiday to Mallorca. The sisters are founders of clothing brands ODolls Collection and ODolls Sport and also work as models
She said yes! Russian tennis star Sofia Plotnikova, 20, headed off to the Maldives where her boyfriend proposed with an enormous diamond and sapphire ring from Tiffany (pictured on her finger). The loved-up Romeo pulled out all the stops, including a dinner on the beach
Cooling off: Swiss model Nabilla Benattia, who has more than 6million Instagram followers, has jetted off to the Maldives, France and the UAE this summer alone. More recently she documented her trip to Ibiza on social media, including this day out on the water
No expense spared: Instagram influencer Serge MM enjoyed a stay at the exclusive Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel in the south of France. In the last few months he has been hopping between Paris, Monte Carlo and the south of France, staying at five-star hotels
All dressed up: A night out on the town in Moscow for Russian influencer Katerina Milevskaya called for a skintight faux leather ensemble and towering stiletto heels
On top of the world: Italian Instagrammer Mirko Salvetti, founder of a luxury watch company, whisked his girlfriend off to Bürgenstock Resort, which overlooks Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The resort spa boasts an outdoor swimming pool (pictured) with showstopping views
Sunny staycation: Psychologist and influencer Anna Accendimi splits her time between London and Moscow but opted to get out of the city for this Instagram snap. The social media star posed on top of a Mercedes 4×4 in a corset, tracksuit and Gucci trainers worth £700
Five-star getaway: Russian influencer Inessa Shevchuk flew out to the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Turkey, which costs a minimum of £500-a-night. She has since headed out to soak up the sun in Sardinia, following a quick stop back home in Russia
Special delivery! Fashion mogul Gulnora Mukhedinova, based in Dubai, shared this photo of her Ferrari being returned after some maintenance work. The garage went above and beyond when it came to presenting the super car, adding balloons, a ribbon and flowers
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The festivities continued on Saturday, when the bride’s father Nasir Ado Bayero was officially crowned as the Emir of Bichi. His brother is the Emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most prominent Islamic leaders.
Private jets filled up the runway of the airport in the northern Nigerian city of Kano as members of Nigeria’s elite and West African dignitaries flew in for the wedding of the president’s son and the daughter of a prominent religious and traditional leader.
The marriage of Yusuf Buhari to Zahra Nasir Bayero is one of Nigeria’s biggest celebrity events of the year.
Thousands attended the event at the palace of the Emir of Bichi, a town in Kano state.
One historian told the BBC that a wedding between presidential and royal families was unprecedented in Nigeria.
The pair met at the University of Surrey in the UK.
The festivities continued on Saturday, when the bride’s father Nasir Ado Bayero was officially crowned as the Emir of Bichi.
Her uncle is the Emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most prominent Islamic leaders.
The groom’s family paid 500,000 naira ($1,200; £900) as the bride price – about 10 times the average amount in northern Nigeria.
The BBC’s Ishaq Khalid in Nigeria says the pre-wedding pictures of the bride caused controversy on social media, with some calling her clothing “immoral” because her shoulders were exposed, while others defended her.
While there are some reports that 100 private jets flew in for the occasion, an airport official told the BBC there were fewer than 50.
Nevertheless, the festivities were scaled down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the guests wore face masks, with Nigeria currently grappling with an upsurge in cases.
There was heavy security at the wedding ceremony, with police and military officers guarding the venue and stationed at nearby strategic locations.
The wedding itself was conducted by Communications Minister Isa Ali Pantami, a qualified imam.
Top politicians and traditional rulers from across the country flew in, including several opposition figures. Among them were President Muhammadu Buhari’s predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, whom he defeated in the 2015 election.
The Gambia’s First Lady Fatoumata Bah Barrow and the former president of neighbouring Niger, Muhammadu Issoufu, were among the foreign guests.
For Raquel Pires, flying on a private Learjet was always a fantasy. She just never thought she would have to contract COVID-19 to do it.
The 25-year-old from Cranford, NJ, couldn’t wait to hit the sun and sand with her best friend in the Bahamas earlier this month. After they both received negative PCR tests, they hopped a plane to the five-star SLS Baha Mar resort for five days of fun.
It was all beachy good times — sipping piña coladas and swimming with sea turtles — until the insurance broker went to get another COVID test in anticipation of flying home.
“An hour later I got a phone call on my cell,” she recalled. “Someone from the hotel said, ‘You have to go to your room right now, you tested positive.’ “
She returned to her $1,000-a-night suite in a haze to gather her belongings before she was quickly whisked off to the hotel’s less-luxe COVID-19 bottom floor, where a worker in a hazmat suit was sweeping the hallway. The resort laid out her limited options. She could either stay in the Bahamas for 14 days or until she tested negative on her own dime (roughly $140 a night). Or, because of her underlying Type 1 diabetes, the Bahamian government would pay for her to be flown out the next day on a private medical jet operated by Covac Global, a relatively new company with a fleet of jets and helicopters that have been converted to flying intensive care units for VIPs (Very Infected Persons).
“It was kind of cool, even if it wasn’t an ideal situation,” Pires said.
The CDC has issued a travel advisory advising Americans to avoid travel to the Bahamas, where coronavirus cases spiked in August, with 223 cases per 100,000 people reported in the last seven days.
And so business is booming for Covac Global and its competitors, thanks to current US regulations requiring that citizens test negative three days before returning to the country. If they test positive, the only way they can travel back to the US is in a certified air ambulance with medical personnel. Covac, which is unique in that passengers don’t have to be hospitalized prior to flying, has seen membership increase by 500 percent this year; the 30-year-old Medjet reports that it has seen more business this past summer than ever before.
“It seems like everyday we’re rescuing someone from around the world,” said Covac Global CEO Ross Thompson, 35, a Manhattan native who founded the company in the spring of 2020 anticipating a need for its services. “The vaccinated are getting sick. It’s happening so much, I can’t even tell you.”
Most passengers pay their own way. Some buy memberships, paying $2,400 annually for services, if needed. But the vast majority pay a la carte, and costs can easily creep into the six figures. If Pires had needed to cover her own expenses, it would have cost her roughly $45,000 for a relatively short flight home.
“People can pay $200,000 out of pocket,” said Thompson, recalling a couple who were recently vacationing in Dubai when a surprise positive test surfaced and the duo forked over $220,000 to get home to Los Angeles on a Dassault Falcon 50 jet.
Naturally, with such a price tag, some passengers expect more than just a safe ride home.
“We definitely have requests for sparkling water and Perrier,” Thompson said. “But most people are just grateful.”
Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has condemned the hiring of private jets by politicians to attend the wedding ceremony of Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cleric described the politicians who hired private jets to attend Buhari son’s wedding in Kano as bandits.
Recall that President Buhari’s son married Zarah Bayero, the daughter of Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Bayero in a grand ceremony held in Bichi, Kano on Friday.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG reports that the wedding was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, serving and former governors, traditional rulers, as well as prominent personalities from within and outside the country.
However, Gumi faulted Nigerian politicians for hiring private jets to attend the wedding during a preaching programme at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna.
Except from the controversial cleric’s preaching below:
“Umar bn Kattab once took 16 dinar, which is equivalent to N2,040,000 today, from the treasury as estacode to Hajj. After their return, Umar admitted to Abdallah that they wasted public funds.
“Somebody told me private jets in Nigeria were all hired for the wedding of Buhari’s son. With your money, you can’t get a private jet because they were all booked.
“Some people are in captivity in both the bush and cities. Hunger is everywhere. People are facing all manner of problems, yet politicians spent public funds on private jets.
“When Prophet Mohammed married off his daughter, who came from Mecca or Yemen? In the entire Medina no righteous persons to oversee the solemnisation?
“First it was not an obligatory religious gathering. Umar bn Kattab went to Hajj. Second, public funds were taken to hire the private jets.
The cleric lamented about how politicians corrupted the clergy, saying religious leaders have become subservient to politicians.
“Some religious leaders cannot survive without behaving in a servile manner towards politicians.
“Politicians have spoilt the clerics. Atrocities are committed in the country but no one can speak up.
“You are spending money to hire jets to go to the wedding, while criminals are holding people to ransom in the bush. The criminals (bandits) are milking the people.
“Some people have never earned N1million in their life, but bandits would demand N10million. How many people sold their houses, farms, everything… and collected loans to pay a ransom?
“People think only those in the bush (bandits) milk us dry, no! Even our leaders milk us dry. Where did they get the money to hire all these jets?
“In one of the states, some pictures of a dilapidated hospital were sent to me. The roof was blown off and a patient was lying on the bed. That governor is in Kano to attend the wedding.
“How many schools were rehabilitated? The money that should be used to cater for the people is the one they hire private jets to junket around. Are you not also a bandit?
“We vent our anger against ourselves, other tribes. People are left killing themselves because of poor leadership,” Mr Gumi added.
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Everyone loves to see the Red Arrows glide through the Essex air, whether you are in an open field or near your house.
People can see a number of spectacular aircraft overhead when they fly at the Clacton 150th Anniversary event on Thursday (August 26) and Friday (August 27).
The Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will feature at the display show that has replaced the annual Clacton Airshow because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The show will only be a flight only event as the full air show is not happening this year. However, organisers have promised a full show on August 25 and 26 2022, consisting of trade, ground events, entertainment and programmes.
Although the show will be limited families can still be treated to World War aircraft and fast diamond formation jets exhausting either red, white or blue smoke.
Read below for more details about the event
What time and where will the event take place?
According to the event website, the event will be at the Clacton Seafront.
However, there is adequate viewing and vantage points available from the East side of Clacton Pier (towards Holland-on-Sea) to Clacton Martello Beach including the upper and lower promenades and West Greensward.
Here is the time schedule of the two-day show:
Thursday, August 26
2.30pm – F-15 flypast
2.45pm – 3pm – BBMF
3.15pm – 3.45pm – Red Arrows
Friday, August 27
12.45pm – 1.15pm – Red Arrows
1.30pm – 1.45pm – BBMF
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Wasteful Nigerian Leaders Flew Over 100 Private Jets To Kano For Yusuf Buhari’s Wedding | Sahara Reporters
Nigerian leaders from the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, including past and present governors, and other dignitaries displayed wealth frontally on Friday by flying over 100 private jets to Kano State to attend the wedding of Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The dignitaries also reportedly booked all prominent hotels in the state.
Amid the country’s rising debt profile blamed on wasteful expenditure by the leadership, over 100 private jets touched down on Friday at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport owned by politicians and other affluent people attending the wedding.
Eye-Service: About 100 Private Jets Arrive Kano For @MBuhari Sonâs Wedding pic.twitter.com/jFo2YkrHlc
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters)
The wedding between Yusuf and Zahra, daughter of Emir of Bichi, in Kano, has been tagged the merger of presidency and royalty by social observers.
The marriage of the new couple has been the talk of the town on social media for months.
“As we speak, there are more than 100 private jets at the Kano airport. You can hardly find a flight to Kano from anywhere since Wednesday. All the five-star hotels in this state have been booked. Kano is currently choked up. There is traffic congestion everywhere for Buhari’s son’s wedding,” a resident stated.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Buhari had sent a high-level delegation led by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff, to make preparations for the wedding.
The presidential aide had revealed that the delegation includes several ministers, including retired Major-General Bashir Magashi, Defence; Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Agriculture; Sen. Hadi Sirika, Aviation; Suleiman Hussein, Water Resources; and Garba Shehu.
Dignitaries at the event include Atiku Abubakar, Buhari’s major opponent in the 2019 presidential election; Femi Fani Kayode, Buhari’s fierce critic; and Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State.
If you’ll be on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to watch the airshow show in-person or listening from afar, it’s easy to stay connected to what’s happening.