Posts Tagged ‘Hijab’

Southwest CAN chief calls for peace in Osun

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The Chairman, Southwest Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Magnus Atilade has called for reconciliation, peace and harmony between CAN and Muslim community in Osun State for development to be realised.     Atilade, who gave the advice in a chat with Southwest Report in Lagos said all hands must be on deck so as […]

HIJAB: Aregbesola’s neutrality doused tension over court ruling — Obasanjo

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  weekend commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State for his neutrality in the crisis in the state following recent court ruling permitting the use of female head scarf “hijab” in Osun State  public schools.     Obasanjo, who was the chairman of the occasion at the  handover ceremony of a multi-purpose […]

Osun hijab crisis: S-West Islamic body advises CAN, Muslim leaders

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Following the crisis that trailed the wearing of Hijab by female Muslim students in Osun State, the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria, MUSWEN, has advised on the Osun State Chapter, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to respect the court ruling or seek legal redress if not satisfied with the judgement.   Addressing newsmen, executive secretary […]

CAN HIJAB BE A PART OF UNIFORM? – Adekunle Al Miftau Adeite

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

As the conversation on the actions of the Osun State Chapter of CAN continues, various perspectives and remarks are coming into play. Interestingly, Interestingly, ‘westerns-style’ education’ and ‘uniforms’ seems to be common parallels being used to justify positions. Therefore, the below is a review of the Hijab practices in those ‘Western Countries’.   1. In […]

I didn’t order use of hijab in schools – Aregbesola

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has denied claims that he is behind the hijab crisis rocking the education sector in the state.     “Let me say this there is no official pronouncement on hijab. I have not ordered the use of hijab in schools and I challenge them to bring evidence,” Aregbesola […]

Osun hijab crisis: SSS, Police meet Church officials

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Security agencies in Osun State held an emergency meeting Thursday to find ways of curtailing possible fallouts of an ongoing controversy over the use of hijab in public schools.     The meeting was held at the office of the state Director of Security Services, Ike Madagwana, with the state police commissioner, Femi Olanipekun, representatives […]