Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,508,636 members, 5,715,198 topics. Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020 at 06:53 AM

Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? - Career - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Career / Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? (27485 Views)

Amasa Firdausa Finally Called To Bar In Hijab By Nigerian Law School. Photos / Amasa Firdaus: Why I Wore The Hijab Intentionally To Bar Ceremony / Slay Queen Called To Bar Shares Her Experience At Nigerian Law School. Photos (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (Reply) (Go Down)

Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Mynd44: 1:45pm On Dec 17, 2017
Chinwo v. Owhonda (2008) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1074) 341 at P. 360. paras. D - E; P. 360, paras. F-H(CA)
ISSUE
JURISDICTION : Whether court has jurisdiction to set aside or change decision made by members of a voluntary association
PRINCIPLE
"A court of law has no jurisdiction to set aside or change the decision of a voluntary association made after its usual normal debate and approval. In the instant case, there was a debate on the bye-law before it was approved by the Port Harcourt branch of the Nigerian Bar Association. It was also debated again and approved by the National Executive Committee of the Association. In the circumstance, the trial court was right when it struck out the appellant's suit on the ground that it lacked jurisdiction to determine the suit because the appellant's complaint related to a decision by the members of a voluntary association, which was not justiciable. [Onuoha v. Okafor (1983) 2 SCNLR 244; Abdulkadir v. Mamman (2003) 14 NWLR (Pt. 839) 1]" "It is well settled in our judicial system that courts are restrained in relation to domestic matters of associations like the Nigerian Bar Associations, Nigerian Medical Associations, etc. etc. in the rule in Foss v. Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461. The appellant being a legal practitioner, should note that, the purported alleged infringement of his right as a member of the Nigerian Bar Association by virtue of his fundamental rights as a citizen of Nigeria, can only be resolved by a majority decision of its members. In other words, wrongs done to a voluntary association, or disputes arising from a debate, should he resolved by the majority decision of the voluntary club or association of which his view was in the minority." Per Thomas, JCA

https://mobile.facebook.com/ylfikdbranch/posts/1338720136235551?_rdc=1&_rdr

15 Likes 5 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Mynd44: 1:59pm On Dec 17, 2017
CC Caseless Seunmsg

Y'all were saying?

6 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by catherineokezie(f): 2:06pm On Dec 17, 2017
yimu

1 Like

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Kenndee(m): 2:07pm On Dec 17, 2017
kinni

1 Like

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by shawnfamous(m): 2:07pm On Dec 17, 2017
I swear I don't understand... Hit like if u don't understand, hit share if u understand

314 Likes 60 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by ivolt: 2:07pm On Dec 17, 2017
Let's see.
Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by hakeem4(m): 2:07pm On Dec 17, 2017
But this girl is not serious oo

So you got a job with the bank, and you were asked to dress coperately ( suit and tie). You now wear agbada to work the next day claiming you know your right

Madam eez like there something wrong with your brain

160 Likes 6 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Badgers14: 2:07pm On Dec 17, 2017
Me getting ready to be called to bar..

119 Likes 6 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Kekx(m): 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
So our major problems in this country now is how to discuss Hijab and law?, Huh?

Rochas Okorocha should do well to look into the matter and do what he does best!

Akpuola Hijab?

33 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by JamesReacher(m): 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
No human is greater than a religion.
No religion is greater than the laws of the land.

21 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by ZombiePUNISHER: 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
Terrorists please obey the law of the land



Nigeria is not a Sharia country

72 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by sexiestharam(f): 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
What a confusing headline...

3 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by shawnfamous(m): 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
A
Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by anuoluwapo884: 2:08pm On Dec 17, 2017
Law practically solves all

1 Like

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by shawnfamous(m): 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
B
Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by cyojunior1(m): 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
God will surely that person wey post that porn picture!

2 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by babaskool(m): 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
This matter is actually very simple and straightforward than it is being made to be.
Firstly Miss Firdaus get yourself a good lawyer, instruct him to bring an application for enforcement of your fundamental rights via the FREP rules 2009.

One of the prayers you would be seeking as a relief is that the actions of staff of the council of legal education on the day of your call to bar infringed on your right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

Please remind your lawyer to be reasonable and only ask that you may be called at the next call to bar which is April 2018.

Also please tell him to institute your case in the Federal High court and should only make a case against the council of legal education and not the body of benchers (the body is the highest supreme body in the land ) they might feel offended

Kind regards
Akinola Samuel Eluyefa

33 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Xisnin(m): 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
The female terrorist and her gang will never accept this.

10 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by muller101(m): 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
This thread should be closed
Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by ayampissed: 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
hmmmmm!
Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by SmartchoiceNGR: 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
muller101:
This thread should be closed

Exactly

2 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by BabaCommander: 2:09pm On Dec 17, 2017
sad Could be, but this case is about a constitutional cum universal right..

3 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by ZombiePUNISHER: 2:10pm On Dec 17, 2017
Mynd44:
CC Caseless Seunmsg

Y'all were saying?

Their opinions doesn't matter

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by Nobody: 2:11pm On Dec 17, 2017
This simply means that the courts cannot intervene in the matter concerning the dress code for the bar graduation. It can be resolved within the organisation by internal mechanisms to decide what to do and follow.

But the call to bar procedures is handled by a government organisation ie the Council for Legal Education not an association like the Nigerian Bar Association which the court ruling is referring to.

The courts may intervene in this case...

16 Likes

Re: Is This Legal Precedence In The Firdaus' Hijab And Nigerian Law School Incident? by bedspread: 2:11pm On Dec 17, 2017
Caseless

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (Reply)

Difference Between Computer Science And Computer Engineering Course? / What Professional Skill Will Be In HOT DEMAND 2016 / Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 53
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.