WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department on Thursday (Apr 8) imposed sanctions on a Myanmar state-owned gems enterprise in a bid to curtail the military junta's ability to generate revenues, according to a statement. The move is the latest from the Biden administration targeting the generals who seized power in Myanmar on Feb 1 and have killed more than 600 people in demonstrations against the coup, according to a tally by an activist group. "Today’s action highlights Treasury’s commitment to denying the Burmese military sources of funding, including from key state-owned enterprises throughout Burma,” Andrea Gacki, director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in the statement. The United States, alongside other Western nations, has already slapped sanctions on generals involved in the coup and some of their family members, as well as two conglomerates controlled by the military. The junta's leaders have so far refused to reverse course. READ: UK sanctions … [Read more...] about US blacklists Myanmar state-owned gems enterprise
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Kindly Share This Story: by Chukwuanu Okoli Security of lives and property is key to preserving the tenets of the State, the absence of which could result in State failure. The contemporary State gained traction from the social Contract Theory, to prevent “anarchy” in the Hobbesian State of Nature where life was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Social Contract Theory which centres on curbing anarchy in society ensures the enforcement of law and order. There is common parlance that “every household in Nigeria is its local government”, upon providing water (borehole), power (generating set/solar), and security (dogs, paid security staff). Households perform duties which in saner climes should be the sole responsibility of the State. What is, therefore, the rationale for submitting one’s right to a sovereign, when one’s life is continually at the mercy of bandits, kidnappers, road accidents (bad roads), and terrorists? Enugu residents … [Read more...] about Can Nigerian State be anymore insecure than it currently is?
campaign for assembly polls in four major states and a union territory was fierce as political leaders took potshots at each other. But candidates and leaders employed other means too to woo the electorate including cooking food, singing songs and plucking tea leaves. The campaign also saw parties trying to outdo each other in their promises to woo the electorate. Slogans, catchlines and epithets played a part in the campaign in all states with bigwigs using them in their speeches to target their opponents. The elections are crucial for both the national players - BJP and Congress as also major state players - Trinamool Congress, AIADMK and DMK. The polls are also crucial for the Left parties. Campaigning ended in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on Sunday. It also ended for the third phase of assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal. The polling process will be completed in Assam with the third phase of polling on Tuesday while Bengal has an eight-phased election. … [Read more...] about Poll Battles: Candidates also sing songs, cook food to woo electorate
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 8 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. As academic institutions look toward the post-COVID-19 future of education, some are implementing strict vaccine requirements ahead of the upcoming semester as others incentivize or urge students to pick up the inoculations. Many colleges already require students to provide proof of certain vaccines, but those have been in use for years. The three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are all less than a year old. But now that vaccines are open in many places to people age 16 and up, colleges are beginning to look into how that can benefit their reopening plans. CORONAVIRUS SURVIVORS MIGHT EXPERIENCE MORE INTENSE COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS, EXPERTS SAY Colleges that will require proof of vaccination for students who want to live on campus include Oakland University in Michigan, Cornell University in upstate … [Read more...] about These colleges require students to get vaccinated if they want to live on campus
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 9 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. An 18-year-old Southeastern Louisiana University student is reportedly accused of stabbing her date in her dorm room, an alleged attack so vicious, the victim’s "blood, and then some" had to be put back in his body, his mom said. Elizabeth Grace Johnson was busted by university cops in Hammond after they responded Saturday night to a call about a disturbance on the third floor of Louisiana Hall, WAFB, the CBS-affiliated TV station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported . The officers discovered her date — Louisiana State University student Draven Upchurch — with multiple stab wounds, the station reported, citing a report from Police Chief Michael Beckner. OLE MISS STUDENT ALLEGEDLY SPRAYED BLEACH INTO FRAT PLEDGE'S MOUTH DURING HAZING Johnson and Upchurch, who were described as "dating partners," were … [Read more...] about Louisiana college student charged after allegedly stabbing date in dorm
Kindly Share This Story: …As NIWA Boss extols Her Excellency Aisha Buhari at book launch. The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief Dr George Moghalu yesterday at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja, eulogised the First Lady, Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Buhari, for her noble role in national politics. Chief Dr George Moghalu described her as a personality that has an open, natural, and uninhabited manner. She is an exceptional First Leader and has redefined the role of her office unlike before. Chief Dr Moghalu spoke yesterday at the sideline of the presentation of a book, titled: Aisha Buhari: Being Different,written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Dr. Hajo Sani. According to Chief Dr George Moghalu, he said that Author, “Dr. Hajo Sani has written a most engaging book on the personality of Her … [Read more...] about George Moghalu attends Aisha Buhari’s book launch at state house