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BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS USE OF HIJAB BY MUSLIM FEMALE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Lagos State Government-owned schools.

 

The apex court delivered the ruling upholding the use of hijab by Muslim students on Thursday in Abuja.

 

The court dismissed an appeal by the Lagos State Government and upheld the earlier judgement of the Court of Appeal which held that the ban on hijab was discriminatory against Muslim students in the state.

 

Justices on the panel were Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice Uwani Aji, Justice Mohammed Garba, Justice Tijjani Abubakar, and Justice Emmanuel Agim.

 

 

©Sodiq Oyeleke

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