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Taliban to ban women from working with men

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A senior Taliban figure said Afghan women would not be allowed to work alongside men.

Reuters on September 14 quoted Waheedullah Hashimi, a senior figure in the Taliban close to the group’s leadership, as saying the Taliban would apply all of Sharia (Islamic law) in Afghanistan despite pressure from the international community.

 

If this law is actually implemented, Afghan women will not be able to work in government agencies, banks, media companies and many other places.

 

“We have been fighting for nearly 40 years to bring the Sharia system to Afghanistan. Sharia does not allow men and women to be together or sit in the same space,”

said Mr. Hashimi.

 

“Men and women cannot work together. Women are not allowed to come into the office and work in our ministries,”

he added.

Mr. Hashimi said the ban on women working would also apply to sectors such as media and banking. However, women and men will be able to see each other under certain circumstances, such as when seeing a male doctor.

 

According to Mr. Hashimi, women should also be allowed to study and work in the fields of education and health. However, separate facilities for women will be established.

 

“We will of course need women in areas like health and education. We will have our own educational institutions, our own hospitals, our own schools for women,”

Mr. Hashimi said.

It remains unclear to what extent Hashimi’s comments reflect Taliban policy as it paints a darker perspective for Afghan women than other Taliban officials have claimed.

 

Taliban officials have said women will be able to work and study within the limits set by Sharia. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has stated that women are an important part of the community and that they will work “in different fields” in the days after the Taliban take control of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

 

He also specifically mentioned women when he called on government officials of the recently ousted government in Afghanistan to return to work.

 

However, there were no women among the cabinet members of the interim government announced by the Taliban on September 7. Many sources also report that women are sent home when they arrive at work.

 

Women have organized a number of protests across Afghanistan demanding the preservation of the rights they gained over the past two decades after the Taliban’s government was ousted in 2001. Some of the demonstrations were dispersed after when the Taliban gunmen fired in the air.

 

Women’s rights is a very important issue for the international community and could affect aid to Afghanistan, which is in the midst of an economic crisis.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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