Eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt has revealed he’s set to have trials with German club, Borussia Dortmund as he looks to launch a football career after retiring from sprint racing.
The Jamaican 100m and 200m world record holder who is the fastest man on earth and a die-hard fan of Manchester United told the Daily Express.
“In March, we’re going to do a trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.”
‘It makes me nervous,” he said. “I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. Read more
United States: The youngest self-made billionaire in the world has been confirmed to be John Collison.
He is the co-founder and President of Stripe. He founded the tech company along with his older brother Patrick Collison, Stripe’s CEO. in 2010, when he was only 19.
Now Collison, 27, can call himself the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, with a net worth totaling $1.1 billion after Stripe’s $9 billion valuation in 2016. Read more
Botswana: The government of Botswana has closed down self-confessed prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s church, the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG).
The church was shut down after violating Botswana’s laws despite being warned to stop the practice of “miracle money.”
The church’s countrywide cells have been ordered to cease operations. However, the ECG has since appealed to the authorities. Read more
Zimbabwe: Minister of Energy, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa to visit China where the two leaders are expected to map out a blueprint for development between the two nations.
The invitation was delivered by Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Huang Ping. Haung Ping told reporters that Mnangagwa had responded to President Xi’s invitation but did not disclose the exact dates of the visit. Read more
Zimbabwe: Yesterday night the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) confirmed the arrest of ZBC presenter Oscar Pambuka and Zanu-PF MP Psychology Maziwisa.
ZACC spokesperson Phyllis Chikundura told NewZimbabwe.com that the pair was arrested for their involvement in a scam that prejudiced ZESA of tens of thousands of dollars for public relations work through their company Fruitful Communications. Said Chikundura:
It is true they were arrested today (Tuesday) and they are being held at Avondale Police Station. They are expected to appear in court tomorrow (Wednesday). Charges against the two are related to their dealings with ZESA.
Nigeria: Chidinma Clement, the female motorcycle mechanic whose images went viral in December has opened up to LFBONLINE on why she chose the male dominated profession.
Born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Obinwanne Clement, from umuokoro village, Isialangwa South LGA, Abia State.
Chidinma, a final year student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture disclosed lot about her personality, life experience, challenges, passion for her work and many more to LFBONLINE.
When asked about her journey into being a motorcycle mechanic, she said : “I’ve always loved to solve a problem especially when it concerns dismantling and coupling, even a little girl. Read more
Nigerian Superstar Singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known by his stage name Wizkid is recognised globally and on the home front, he is also a father of three boys.
The star boy is a father to three lovely and handsome boys from three different mothers which well, doesn’t come as a surprise to many.
Now, Wizkid’s Baby Mamas and Their Children.
From Sola Ogudugu
Police in Shanghai on Tuesday uncovered a manufacturing workshop making bogus Durex condoms which were to be sent to Kenya, reported Kenya Today.
The fake condoms were reportedly sold online under well-known brands like Durex and Jissbon to Kenyan hotels. Read more
An Indian girl has developed what she claims are rape-proof underwear featuring a lock, a GPS alert for police and a video camera to record an attacker’s face.
Seenu Kumari, who was born into a poor family in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, spent less than £50 in creating the pants which comes with an emergency call button and a combination lock.
The pink garment, which the teenager is hoping to take to the wider market, is also bulletproof and cannot be cut by a knife. Read more
University of Zimbabwe economics professor and Senior Advisor of the Strategic Economic Research Program Professor Ashok Chakravarti has advised the government to either adopt the Sout African Rand or to reintroduce the Zimbabwean dollar.
Chakravarti argued that the foreign currency crisis and the cash crisis could not be resolved while using United States dollars.
Speaking at a post-budget seminar for MPs, Chakravarti said:
We cannot have a new economic order sustained by someone else’s currency, and so we need our own currency, and there are two solutions to it of which one is to adopt the currency of our main trading partner, which in our case is South Africa, and adopt the rand informally in the same way we adopted the US dollar in 2009.