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5 Aug
On Thursday 16 June 2022, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered a judgement that approved the use of hijab by Muslim female pupils in Lagos State’s public primary and secondary schools. The implication of the decision as a matter of law is that any Muslim girl or woman attending all public educational institutions in Nigeria has an unfettered right to the use of hijab if they so choose.
2 Aug
In a majority decision of five in favour and two dissenting, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday, June 17, in Abuja, affirmed the rights of female Muslim students in Lagos state public primary
22 Jul
The Muslim Association of Visually Impaired of Nigeria (MAVIN) has joined fellow Muslim organisations in Lagos State and beyond to congratulate female Muslim students on the recent pronouncement
8 Jul
The Muslim Congress has lauded the verdict of the Supreme Court of Nigeria approving the use of hijab in government-owned schools in Lagos State.
28 Jun
There was mild drama at a Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday, when a human rights lawyer, Malcolm Omihrhobo stormed the courtroom adorned in a gown and wig with Oluokun traditional dress.
22 Jun
In a majority decision of six in favour and one dissent, the apex court of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja affirmed the rights of Muslims Female Students in Lagos state public primary and secondary schools to wear Hijab.
14 May
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed a six-man white paper committee on the Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, Hijab crisis.
15 Mar
An Indian court upheld a local ban on the hijab in classrooms on Tuesday, weeks after the edict stoked violent protests and renewed fears of discrimination against the country's Muslim minority.
27 Feb
Uprising over the freedom to wear hijab, or not, is ugly enough in a modern society. But having schoolchildren endlessly embroiled in such inanities to the point of shutting down schools is uglier and disgraceful.
18 Feb
A lawyer and TV presenter Nymat Akashat-Zibiri, has condemned the incessant harassment of Muslim girls and women who adorn hijab in public places and academic institutions.
16 Feb
The news headlines are as confusing as the policy itself: “Use of Hijab/Beret in Schools: Kwara Govt Insists its Optional”; “We Will Not Allow Hijab in Mission Schools, Kwara CAN Insists”
13 Feb
Poor assertion of authority and flagrant disregard for declaratory court judgments by state governments have continued to throw the schools off-balance as regards the usage of hijab

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