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Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by seunmsg(m): 9:48pm On Dec 16, 2017
It is first of all appalling and disheartening that a matter of a religious attire like this Hijab could cause unnecessary heat. It shows how we've allowed our backwardness in this country to come to stay. This issue came up and immediately everybody became lawyers and readers of a constitution that seem to be lost before.


Where were you all and the citation of Sections and subsections when Kayode Bello was expelled from that same Law School for expressing his grievances over the poor welfare and exploitation in the School; something your newly found defiant heroine could not cough at, even when it is evident that all students are victims of the exploitation. She wasn't brave enough to lend her voice to that issue right?. Everyone has the right to express themselves at the time they wish, I agree. But our lives start to end the day we keep quiet in the face of things that matter to us (the general populace). Religion to the best of my knowledge remains a personal thing.

Kayode was 'bundled' out of campus, brutalized and arrested. He was denied exams. He went to Court, won and served the school the order. But until today, the Law School has not obeyed the order. There was no Section 39 of our Constitution then! In fact, we all did not know what a Constitution is. We didn't know 'Contempt'. He missed the exams, wasn't called to Bar eventually and till today remains expelled. We did not see e-fliers distributed around asking for his number so as to wade into the matter by Senior lawyers. There was no solidarity from CAN or even MURIC. No emergency press conferences like we are having now.

Isn't it nauseating that in a multi-religious, supposedly secular country and a secular institution, at a secular 2-hour ceremony, there is a matter of one scarf and everybody wants to shine with it? Would you just imagine how the hall would look like if everyone was allowed to put on their religious faith ornaments? You would be surprised to see a Sango worshipper with braided hair. Remember Nigeria is not Saudi Arabia. It is not ruled by a King.

With the look of things, the volume of misplaced priorities and the level of ignorance in the air, our Court sessions would start with Christian prayer and end with the Islamic prayer someday. You would walk into the courtroom and see a lawyer who is a member of the Lord Chosen Charismatic Ministries with his 'lemon vest', a Catholic, with the crucifix. The Jewish attire would be worn by the followers (lawyers) of 'Nnamdi Kanu'.

That day, our madness as a people would be certified, signed, sealed and delivered.

It is, however, a neocolonial psychological issue, even with the NBA President, to think because people are allowed to wear the scarf in the UK or USA makes it necessary that we accept it in our professional terrain. 'Who is Nigeria to forbid what the West accepts?'- very faulty thinking. Let me ask you about the gay rights. Did we accept because the USA legalized it?

Any 'educated' person, apart from the widely known one in UNILAG who thinks in this line is another waste to the society. Every sovereign society has her own uniqueness and the people must be in charge, fully of their affairs economically, politically and socially.

That's the self-determination you yearn for every time. The Atlantic Charter of Roosevelt and Churchill stated it too. When are we going to be in charge of our lives?

Very funny how everyone suddenly found the Constitution and can now cite Section 38 effortlessly: 'Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice, and OBSERVANCE'.

Take note of every word in this section especially OBSERVANCE. This is also the section that would provide that a nurse who is a Cherubim and Seraphim member could wear her 'aso isegun' to the hospital on Holy Micheal Day. She could even spray 'turari isegun' (incense) in the ward. All these are still in observance of the statutes of her religion. So, NO CASE!

A Celestial member also can walk barefooted to the Court or as a Doctor to the theater, for surgical procedures. Section 38 is still at work.

Do we not say that the Constitution remains supreme. 'Bigger' than professional ethics right? We embrace the undue frenzy of religiosity at the risk of our lives.

Dear Firdaus, I make bold to say that the God you serve with the wearing of your hijab shall see you through and make you victorious. You do not have to seek redress in the Court of law because it is even a secular establishment.

Adeyeye Olorunfemi, student activist writes from Lagos.


http://saharareporters.com/2017/12/16/kayode-bello-lawless-school-and-hijab-cry-adeyeye-olorunfemi

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Mynd44: 9:58pm On Dec 16, 2017
Can of worms.

People are more likely to react to things that affect either their finances, tribe/race, religous beliefs, political affiliations etc.

It is human nature really and I dont hold it against anyone.

The people who are sentimental over this ladys' case were possibly quiet on Kayode because he is a guy, it is not about Hijab etc.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by seunmsg(m): 9:58pm On Dec 16, 2017
I completely endorse the message of the writer. Professional ethics should not be sacrificed on the altar of religiosity. Apart from the fact that Nigeria is a secular country, the law profession is a secular one and should not have the imprint of any religion. The law is supposed to be blind to issues such as religion, race, tribe etc.

The law school should steadfastly resist all the attempts to dilute its ethical stand with religious practices. If they give in to the ongoing blackmail, the door of compromise would have been opened for others to follow.

Cc: lalasticlala

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by obaataaokpaewu: 10:03pm On Dec 16, 2017
I see mynd lurking around

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by alexmaye(m): 10:38pm On Dec 16, 2017
Well said. It's time to move on from this silly matter of wearing hijab, instead of thinking of moving the nation forward we are fighting over the constitution on hijab.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by abduljabbar4(m): 11:52pm On Dec 16, 2017
All that i can say is that law is saturated and is no longer lucrative. Its not worth the trouble and money

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by jonnytad(m): 7:38am On Dec 17, 2017
Now, U'll leave our pastors and everything on tithe and face ur hijab wahala..... I wonder what she spent 6yrs doing if can't obey constitution.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by concupiscent: 7:38am On Dec 17, 2017
"Religion is the Opium of the people - Karl Marx"

-concupiscent

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Chevronstaff: 7:38am On Dec 17, 2017
This Hijab issue is so hilarious! Your WCW spent 5 years in the University studying THE LAW, spent an extra year at the LAW SCHOOL to know THE LAW. Then on the D day, she decided to break THE LAW? She played herself. Give to Caesar what is Caesar's....

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by TVTKOKO(m): 7:40am On Dec 17, 2017
Mynd44:
Can of worms.

People are more likely to react to things thatvaffect either their finances, tribe/race, religous beliefs, political affiliations etc.

It is human nature really and I dont hold it against anyone
you don't say 'people'. You say Nigerians.,!
And why do you think we remain the way we are?
When you don't care the consequences of a particular action as long as it doesn't affect your religion?
Nigeria would remain backwards until it's people learn to leave their religion out of the way of sustainable development.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by JackBizzle: 7:41am On Dec 17, 2017
Mynd44:
Can of worms.

People are more likely to react to things thatvaffect either their finances, tribe/race, religous beliefs, political affiliations etc.

It is human nature really and I dont hold it against anyone


You have always been an apathetic somebody.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Fkforyou(m): 7:43am On Dec 17, 2017
I have absolutely no idea what's going on, I'm too lazy to google about it cheesy

Having said that, I think I have an idea what the writer is talking about.

IMO, Nigeria as a country still have issues refining her Constitution to accommodate her citizens.

Many of her citizens are still trying to figure out how merge the Nigerian law with their religious beliefs.

In any situation, they are still trying to figure out which supercedes, legality or morality.

They tend to pick the one that affects them directly at any point in time.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by 2cato: 7:44am On Dec 17, 2017
If you are in support that the law school should change their dress conduct so as to suit all religion
Click like
If not click share

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by CASTOSVILLA(m): 7:48am On Dec 17, 2017
She doesn't deserve the drink talkless of the bar.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by segebase(m): 7:49am On Dec 17, 2017
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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by shurley22(f): 7:49am On Dec 17, 2017
Hmmmmm.....
I totally agree..
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Bari22(m): 7:49am On Dec 17, 2017
If going naked is your right, please understand that covering is the right of a Muslim woman.

Fact

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by tstx(m): 7:50am On Dec 17, 2017
Nicely Written

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:51am On Dec 17, 2017
matters arising. .......
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Mynd44: 7:51am On Dec 17, 2017
abduljabbar4:
All that i can say is that law is saturated and is no longer lucrative. Its not worth the trouble and money
What happens when people spin around and say the hijab law is old, saturated and no longer lucrative as it exposes the wearer to attacks?

The one thing you need know is that when you call for the removal of a law because it is old, be sure you are not doing it to promote another that is equally as old or Older

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by wiloy2k8(m): 7:52am On Dec 17, 2017
hmm
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Bede2u(m): 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
seunmsg:
I completely endorse the message of the writer. Professional ethics should not be sacrificed on the altar of religiosity. Apart from the fact that Nigeria is a secular country, the law profession is a secular one and should not have the imprint of any religion. The law is supposed to be blind to issues such as religion, race, tribe etc.

The law school should steadfastly resist all the attempts to dilute its ethical stand with religious practices. If they give in to the ongoing blackmail, the door of compromise would have been opened for others to follow.

Cc: lalasticlala
The very rare moments the man behind this moniker says something reasonable undecided

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by princeade86(m): 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
dat was what i said yesterday dat some people call 4 my head. She just decided to created religions war. She is a Jezebel in person.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Mynd44: 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
2cato:
If you are in support that the law school should change their dress conduct so as to suit all religion
Click like
If not click share
I am in support of the total removal of the dress code. It is useless and pointless amd the entire law school needs a revamp.

But to allow hijab and leave the other silly laws is just crazy

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by ednut1(m): 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
Double standards and hypocrisy na our way
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Chuksemi(m): 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
I discussed this issue with a learned friend and he said the same thing.

It is disheartening to see supposed learned gentlemen and women give sentimental verdicts on this very trivial issue.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by yesloaded: 7:53am On Dec 17, 2017
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by hucienda: 7:54am On Dec 17, 2017
Nigeria has to decide if she wishes to be a secular country (as she claims) or not.

Any other will continue wreaking chaos and confusion.

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Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by rattlesnake(m): 7:55am On Dec 17, 2017
Good
Re: Kayode Bello, The Lawless School, And The Hijab Cry by Wizberg12(m): 7:55am On Dec 17, 2017
OK

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