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.
Supreme Court Justice, Inyang Okoro, has said the judiciary will only function effectively when it is devoid of state interference, including nocturnal visits to judges’ residences to curry favour.
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
This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi delivered on December 15, 2021.
In his testimony to the Umaru Abdullahi Committee, Bolarinwa Babalakin reported that “both parties appeared satisfied with what the Committee of elders did in the discharge of their mandate.”
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.
The recent complaint by14 justices of the Supreme Court, against the retired Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, is easily a scandal that is unbefitting to the nation
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, was not a happy man on Monday, June 27, 2022. Students of “body language methodology of governance, administration and communication,” know what I mean.
While still on the Supreme Court, events that trigger curiosity and raise eyebrows are happening in our courts, the Supreme Court not excluded.
In all lands and in all societies, laws including what lawyers call the grundnorm, are made to engender peace and harmony, order and predictability through regulation of behaviour in relationships of whatever kind.
Access to Justice (A2J), a civil society group, has lamented the judiciary’s lack of reform, blaming it for the current state of crisis at the Supreme Court.
Founding chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has urged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to obey a judgment of the Supreme Court by recognising