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Lagos Muslim Students Can Now Wear Hijab, Says Court Of Appeal by IROHINOodua: 3:07pm On Jul 21, 2016
Lagos Muslim students can now wear Hijab, says Court of Appeal
By Mathew Akindele
Muslim students in Lagos public schools can now wear Hijab, the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has ruled today, Irohinoodua heard this afternoon. In a unanimous judgment delivered today, the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos ruled that the students can now wear Hijab to public schools.
Two children, Asiyah Kareem and Mariam Oyeniyi had gone to court to challenge their right to wear Hijab to public schools.
The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division delivered the judgement on whether students in secondary and primary schools can wear hijab, the Muslim faith scarf on their uniforms. Earlier the Ikeja High Court presided over by Modupe Onyeabor had on October 17, 2014 dismissed the suit brought against the Lagos State Government by a 12 year old child, Asiyah Kareem and Mariam Oyeniyi.
The Amir, Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, (MSSN) Mr Saheed Ashafa had said that his group was anxiously awaiting the ruling of the Court of Appeal.
A five-man panel led by Justice Gumel on May 27 had reserved its judgment on the matter in the case when the judge asked the disputants to update their documents. Justices in the panel are Justices M Fasanmi, A Jauro, J.S Ikejeh and Jombo Ofor. The panel was set up by the Court of Appeal President Zainab Bulkachuwa. In its reaction, an official of the Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC) Ahmed Ayodele Oriade said Christians and Muslims in Yorubaland should be very careful not to allow external interests to bring religious divisions which never existed in the region.
He said “Im a Muslim, The position of the OPC is that wearing of Hijab has not been an issue in the over 200 years of former education in Yorubaland. We have a long relationship. It’s a moral and religious issue. But vested interests who are not happy with the religious harmony in Yorubaland are feasting on the Hijab issue in order to replicate the North East episode in the relatively peaceful South West. They are doing these using naïve and conscious political and judicial agents to give legal backing to an issue we have always learnt to resolve peacefully among ourselves,” Oriade said. He added that given the emerging political uncertainties in Nigeria and even the threats of the Niger-Delta, “enemies of the Yoruba from the North are coming in using subtle means,with the aim of setting the entire peaceful region against itself and bringing down the civilization of the people.” He said there is no way a Judge can deliver a judgement in a purely religious matter without being influenced by the judge's faith.
Re: Lagos Muslim Students Can Now Wear Hijab, Says Court Of Appeal by grosebiz(m): 6:08am On Jul 22, 2016
Why do how leaders always dwell on inanities skipping the specifics?
Anyway, one good thing about Lagos is that it takes care of issues even when you think it is done for.
Re: Lagos Muslim Students Can Now Wear Hijab, Says Court Of Appeal by skywalker240(m): 11:42am On Jul 22, 2016
ogun and lagos...very soon all the rest yoruba states,..the ISLAMIZATION has started,.....una go hear am....make una kontinu chop kuli kuli and shout sai buhuli...grin grin

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