Tag: hijab

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 18, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 18th of December

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: The Thread: “OLIC was the most secure show ever ...

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EditorDecember 18, 2017

YNaija Editorial: Amasa Firdaus was asked to choose a wig over a hijab, but neither was her culture

My Daughter Zubaida Mahmoud at the ceremony admitting her to the New York Bar earlier this year…the controversy here on ...

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AzeezDecember 17, 2017

Nigerian constitution allows hijab | Sultan tells Law School

Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad has berated the Nigerian Law School for denying a student from being called to the bar ...

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EzinneDecember 15, 2017

The Thread: “They don’t even see you” “Islamaphobe” | Muslims react to Call to Bar hijab ban

Twitter Nigeria has been engaged in a huge to-do all day over whether The Nigerian Law School was right to ...

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EzinneDecember 15, 2017

The Thread: “They said ‘take off your hijab’. She said ‘Girl’s not hot'” | TwitterNG reacts to the Hijab outrage

Pushing for progress is fantastic; attacking injustice is necessary, but at what cost? Last night, a hashtag began to make ...

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ToluMarch 8, 2017

Nike launches ‘Pro-Hijab’ for female Muslim athletes | 7 things you should know

First we saw muslim model, Halima Aden walk the runway of the season’s biggest fashion shows in her hijab and ...

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AzeezDecember 11, 2016

Adamawa govt to review use of hijab over suicide attack

As part of efforts to reduce suicide attacks, the Adamawa State government may temporarily review the use of hijab in ...

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RoqeebahAugust 26, 2016

Burkini ban: Let’s talk about how remarkable this French court’s ruling is

by Roqeebah Olaoniye France’s highest administrative court, has just suspended the controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 14, 2016

‘I’ve never heard of Christian terrorists’ – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III has stated that hijab wearing for female Muslims is not a privilege but a ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 21, 2016

Just In: Court of Appeal okays use of hijab in Lagos

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos state has reversed the judgment of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 19, 2016

Osun hijab crisis: Court strikes out CAN’s application for stay of execution

An Osun State High Court has struck out the application for stay of execution filed by the Christian Association of ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 7, 2016

Opinion: Calling the name of God in vain

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun Humans call God for different reasons. Some are purely altruistic while some are selfish. This explains why ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 1, 2016

Opinion: The hijab crisis and conspiracy of Nigeria’s quack media

By Femi Abbas The relationship of religion to Truth is like that of a menu to a meal. By describing ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 1, 2016

Osun hijab crisis: ‘CAN is challenging the directive of Allah’

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Osun state chapter, to embrace the ruling ...

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Isime EseneJune 28, 2016

Opinion: Wole Soyinka, religion and school uniforms

by Olalekan Waheed Adigun Humans call God for different reasons. Some are purely altruistic while others are selfish. This explains why ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJune 22, 2016

Joachim McEbong: The shameless battle for religious supremacy by Osun CAN

Mike Agbahime will never forget seeing his wife, Bridget, being beaten to death by a mob in a Kano market ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 22, 2016

Opinion: The debate of secularism and Osun Hijab controversy

Following an Osogbo High Court judgement which allowed Muslim female students in public schools located in the State of Osun ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 21, 2016

Muslim clerics ‘wanted to enforce use of hijab’ in Osun schools on Monday

The Osun state hijab crisis has further deepened as Muslim clerics on Monday, stormed public schools to ensure that hijab ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Opinion: Osun hijab crisis and the need to weep for Nigeria’s journalism

By Mike Ogundele Look at the newspapers on the newsstands on Wednesday June 15, 2016, reveals a depressing descent to ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJune 20, 2016

‘I never ordered use of Hijab… I don’t deserve all these lies’ – Aregbesola

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has denied ordering the use of Hijab by female Muslim students in the state public ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Bayo Oluwasanmi: Aregbesola and his politics of hijab distraction

The illiterate governors in Nigeria have made the governors’ office a jabbering tool of all sorts. The charmingly idiotic debate ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJune 17, 2016

Hijab crisis: ‘No one is above the law, regardless of religion’ – Aregbesola

The Osun state government has said that only approved uniforms are allowed to be worn in Primary and Secondary schools ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 17, 2016

Hijab crisis: No resolution despite meeting between security agencies, Christian leaders

Following the controversy generated by a recent court ruling on the wearing of hijab by female Muslim students, security agencies ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJune 16, 2016

‘Aregbesola should be ready to expel all students in Osun state’ – CAN

Christian students in Osun state will continue to wear choir robes and other church garments to school as long as ...

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Dele BenjaminJune 15, 2016

Aregbesola ‘to expel’ Christian students for wearing church garments to school

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday threatened to expel students who wore unauthorised clothes to public schools in the ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 13, 2016

Osun: DSS wades into potential hijab conflict

As the hijab crisis in Osun state continues to deepen, the Department of State Services has invited religious leaders in ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 9, 2016

Osun: Christian pupils to wear choir robes if Muslims wear hijabs

The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Wednesday, vowed to issue a directive to Christian schools in Osun state, instructing the pupils ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 3, 2016

The late 5: These are the stories that drove the conversation today

Here are the top five stories that drove the conversation today. 1) Osun state High Court approves hijab A high ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 3, 2016

As Osun court approves hijab wearing in schools, will the 2014 protests return?

Will the 2014 hijab protests in Osun be rekindled again? This is the questions on the lips of many as an Osun ...

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