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See why a Muslim lady is denied from being called to Nigerian Bar (Photo)

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A Muslim lady was denied being called to the Nigerian bar for wearing a Hijab!

Here’s what fellow lawyer @savvy_ruqqy wrote;

Good morning everyone, 
I want to use this medium to express my dissatisfaction with the way muslims are treated in this my profession called ‘LAW’. A sister wasn’t called to the bar because she was dressed like that (Picture above) please for God sake what is wrong with that picture? Because she was putting on a small hijab tucked into her collarette, WHY? 
What has Hijab done to them?

Where is our freedom of Religion as stated in the constitution?
We need justice…For those that don’t know, Hijab is a MANDATORY part of my religion not just a piece of clothing, so if my freedom of religion is said to have been guaranteed in section 38 of the constitution of my country that is said to be supreme and have have binding force over all as seen in section 1 of this same constitution and Section 42 of this same constitution guarantees my right to freedom from discrimination, please for God sake what is this then and before you come here attack me, please read section 38 (1) and section 1 (1) first and also go ahead to read S1 (3) of this same constitution with an unbiased mind where it is said that if any other law is inconsistent with the provisions of this constitution this constitution shall prevail…B’iko what are we now talking about?

Please we want justice. 
We want our hijab
we want #JusticeForFirdaus 
We want to wear our hijabs for call to bar
we want to wear it in the court room.
Stop the discrimination 
We are muslims not terrorists
Hijab is Mandatory
We want Justice for Firdaus 

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Azu chidi

    December 15, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Please let’s not make a mountain out of a moulting hill.Hijab us not part of regulated attire of legal profession which I have practised For 30 yrs.

  2. Gbolahan St.Michael

    December 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    It’s simple. Hijab is not part of a lawyers uniform. And law is not a religious profession. So when u are practicing your religion wear it’s uniform….when u are practicing your profession wear it’s uniform. No sentiments attached.

  3. Sir Olusegun LANRE-IYANDA

    December 16, 2017 at 6:51 am

    This write up is at best an attempt by a religious bigot to drag the noble and exalted legal profession into the abyss of religious fanaticism …!!!
    Anyone aspiring to be part of the legal profession MUST leave the baggage of religious extremism behind and comply with laid down rules and regulations …
    The Hijab and the Cross have never been part of our dressing .IT MAY INTEREST THIS UNIFORMED AND SPONSORED WRITER TO KNOW THAT SOME OTHERS WHO WORE LONG NAILS,ATTACHMENTS AND EXTREME BANGLES WERE TREATED THE SAME WAY AS THIS HIJAB-WEARING EXTREMIST ON BOTH DAYS OF THE CALL TO THE NIGERIAN BAR..
    So PLEASE let’s stop this infantile religious posturings and join hands to further lift our profession higher by enforcing professional ethics…

  4. Barr. Ewere Odiase

    December 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Every law Student knows that the uniform is sacrosanct in the legal profession.

    Senior lawyers have been refused audience in court for breach of the dressing code. If a little girl wakes up one morning and decides to have a show down by refusing to dress according to mandatory standards on grounds of religion, its her loss.

    She knew of the dressing requirements in the legal profession at least 5 years before the call to bar, yet she proceeded until the final day, only to sabotage her dream of becoming a lawyer by herself. The hijab is an aberration in our dress code.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given an update on releasing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

The Council early on Wednesday morning announced that the result would be released next week.

Also Read: WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Timetable

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The examination body stated that the exact date for the result will be announced soon.

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