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Uproar Over Hijab

Uproar Over Hijab

There are divided opinion over whether or not the authorities should ban the use of hijab, the piece of cloth some Muslim women use in covering their faces and neck, in Nigeria. The issue came following the response of President Muhammadu Buhari to a question during his maiden presidential chat. The president had said that

Women’s Status, Their Hijab and the Law

By AMINA SALIHU FIDA, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, now 50 years old in Nigeria, recently held gala and reflection sessions under the theme, 50 Years of Investing in Women and Children. One of the sessions, to which I belonged, was on the status of women in Nigeria. The panel examined the progress so

Court Maintains Ban On Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

A High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, maintained the ban on the wearing of Hijab, Muslim head scarf, in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State. Justice Modupe Onyeabor, dismissed the suit filed against the Lagos State government by two 12-year-old girls under the sponsorship of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria,

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