Ghana Newspaper Headlines for Tuesday, 16th of November, 2021.
1) GIJ final year student ‘disappears’ after losing ¢200,000 in online trading, leaves note
A final year student of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), identified as Nancy Asante Bannor, has left a suicide note after she lost GH¢200,000 in online forex trading. According to reports, Nancy Asante Bannor’s roommates revealed that their friend has been involved in forex trading and has become an agent to many people which included her church members.
In the note sighted, Miss Asante Bannor said ”I don’t know what the night has for me and what awaits me but the only thing I pray for now is death and nothing else. Please tell God to forgive me and if possible give me another chance. I can’t kill myself at home that’s why I came back and I can’t do it here as well. Please forgive me”. The matter has been reported to the Adabraka police after she absconded leaving a note.
2) Husband of slain Kenyan Olympian Tirop charged with murder, pleads not guilty
Ibrahim Rotich, the husband of slain Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, was charged with her murder and pleaded not guilty in a Kenyan court on Tuesday. Rotich appeared in court in handcuffs, wearing a black jacket and a cap. He looked down at the floor for most of the proceedings.
Rotich’s lawyer, Joseline Mitei, declined to discuss the details or results of his mental health evaluation. “I intend to put formal application in court for my client to be released on bail,” Mitei said. The bail hearing is set for Dec. 1.
3) Bitcoin suffers sharp fall back below $60,000, first time since Nov 1
Bitcoin fell below $60,000 for first time since Nov. 1 on Tuesday, while the cryptocurrency ether also dropped sharply. Bitcoin — which last week hit a new record high of $69,000 — fell to as low as $58,600, its weakest in 19 days, and was last down around 7% on the day . It is down 14% from that peak.
Ether, the world’s second biggest cryptocurrency, fell to a 19-day low of $4,109.03 and was last down around 9.7% on the day. If sustained, the move will be both cryptocurrencies’ biggest daily fall since September.
4) U.S. President Biden finally signs $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law
President Joe Biden signed into law a $1 trillion infrastructure bill at a White House ceremony on Monday that drew Democrats and Republicans who pushed the legislation through a deeply divided U.S. Congress.
The measure is designed to create jobs across the country by dispersing billions of dollars to state and local governments to fix crumbling bridges and roads and by expanding broadband internet access to millions of Americans.
5) Pfizer to allow generic versions of its COVID-19 pill in 95 countries
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral COVID-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with international public health group Medicines Patent Pool (MPP).
The voluntary licensing agreement between Pfizer and the MPP will allow the United Nations-backed group to grant sub-licenses to qualified generic drug manufacturers to make their own versions of PF-07321332. Pfizer will sell the pills it manufactures under the brand name Paxlovid. Pfizer’s drug should be available within months.