From All Sides: An Open Letter to Aisha Buhari – Sefi Atta

Dear Aisha Buhari, Last Christmas in Lekki, Lagos, where I live, I saw a street beggar and I thought about you. She sat on a pavement near a busy junction. She was barefoot and wore a hijab. She breastfed her…

UI school suspends Muslim student for wearing Hijab (Independent)

University of Ibadan International School, Ibadan, has suspended a female Muslim student, Miss Ikhlass Ola­subomi Badiru, for wearing hijab (headscarf) in July this year. The two-week suspension, according to a letter, signed by the school principal, Phebean Olowe, a copy…

I’m joined at the heart with Mairo and neither family nor religion can separate us

I fell in love first with her moon-shaped face and colourful hijab then with her diligence, intelligence and her ever wanting to know how I was. It was pure, genuine and simple. I just never tired of looking at Mairo…

Hijab policy: Residents have their say

The hijab, recognised the world over as an icon of modesty in Islam, has had a history of controversy. Wearing hijab in public is required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh. And…

Hijab controversy: UI school board retains dress code (Punch)

The Board of Governors of the International School, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, has decided that the dress code of the school will be maintained. The board, which came out with this after a meeting presided over by Prof. Adeyinka…

Hijab Controversy: Lagos sues for peace

The Lagos State Government on Saturday appealed to all Stakeholders in the contentious issue of wearing Hijab in public schools to maintain peace, law and order while the Supreme Court ruling on the matter is being awaited in the spirit…

Lagos rules out Hijab in Schools until Supreme Court Decides (ThisDay)

The Lagos State Government Tuesday said it would not allow the use of Hijab in all its public schools until the Supreme Court “determines an appeal seeking to upturn the decision of a Court of Appeal.” The state government equally…

Hijab: MSSN, TMC, MURIC, others react to Firdaus Amasa’s call to Bar Story (Independent)

Barrister Firdaus Amasa, a University of Ilorin Muslim law graduate, who was denied the Call to Bar by the Nigerian Law School last year over her refusal to remove her Hijab before she could be allowed to attend the ceremony,…

Amasa Firdaus called to bar in hijab (Guardian)

The embattled law graduate Firdaus Amasa has been finally called to bar in her hijab, seven months after she was first denied. Amasa was denied entrance to the International Conference Centre, Abuja on December 12, 2017, where the call to…

Body of Benchers okays use of hijab for law activities (Guardian)

The Body of Benchers yesterday approved the use of hijab for law activities such as when fresh law graduates are being called to the bar.Consequently, this has given the embattled Muslim graduate of law at University of Ilorin, Amasa Firdaus…

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