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    Metro Law graduate, Firdaus Amasa, finally called to bar wearing her Hijab - Linda Ikeji News

    Firdaus Amasa, the Nigerian law graduate who made news last December after the Nigerian law school refused to call her to bar because she was wearing a Hijab, was today allowed to take part in the Call to bar ceremony wearing a small covering over her hair. READ MORE HERE
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    Metro Firdaus Amasa: Body of Benchers Okays Use of Hijab For Law Activities - Guardian Nigeria

    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 Abdulsalam, the opening to wear hijab at the bar...
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    Metro Muslim Lawyers Reject New FCT Court Dress Code - Sahara Reporters

    The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria has rejected the new directive given by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on how lawyers should dress. According to MULAN, the FCT High Court had in a press release on March 28, 2018 “prohibited the use of any apparel underneath...
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    "Like Leah Sharibu, Like Amasa Firdaus" By Sirajudeen Abdulazeez Folayemi

    If Amasa Aljanatu Firdaus is a Muslim fanatics for refusing to remove her hijab and risk being denied the call to the Prestigious Nugerian Bar then Leah Sharibu is a Christian fanatics for refusing to adorn hijab even at the risk of her life! Like Leah Sharibu, like Amasa Firdaus. Amasa...
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    Metro Hijab Controversy: Reps Postpone Hearing Indefinitely – Leadership Nigeria Newspapers

    The House of Representatives joint committee on Justice and Judiciary yesterday postponed its public hearing on the hijab controversy between the Nigerian Law School and a law school graduate, Miss. Firdaus Amasa. The decision follows a court injunction served the committee less than...
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    Metro Law School Hijab controversy: Court restrains Reps from conducting public hearing – Premium Times

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, has restrained the House of Representatives from conducting the planned public hearing on the Hijab wearing controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Firdraus Abdulsalam. Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order on Wednesday in her ruling on an application filed...
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    Metro Hijab saga: Muslims warns Nigerian Law School, say religious war looms – Daily Post Nigeria

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has raised alarm that the six Nigerian Law School campuses across the nation may not allow female Muslim students due for Bar Part II to wear their hijabs during the 2017/2018 First Term Law Dinner, from Wednesday, 13th February to Thursday, 15th February, 2018...
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    Metro Hijab controversy: Muslim Organisations tell NASS to hold public hearing – PM NEWS Nigeria

    A coalition of Muslim Organisations in Nigeria on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to hold a public hearing on the Hijab controversy between the body of Benchers, The Nigerian Law School and Miss Firdausi Amasa as soon as possible. Read more via PM NEWS Nigeria –...
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    Metro Court Rules On Public Hearing On Hijab Wearing Feb. 28 – Sahara Reporters

    The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Feb. 28 to rule on a motion seeking to stop a public hearing of the House of Representatives on why a law student was not called to bar. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) recalls that a law student, Ms. Firdaus Read more via Sahara Reporters –...
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    Metro Hijab Controversy – Kwara Muslims Orders Law School To Induct Firdaus – AllAfrica News: Nigeria

    THE umbrella body of all Muslim organisations in Kwara State, the Council of Muslim Organisations, CMO, has demanded that Firdaus Amasa, who was denied induction by the Nigerian Law School, be called to bar immediately. CMO, which commended Amasa’s resoluteness and courage in the drama to...
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    ‎Lawyer Who Spearheaded Lagos Hijab Case Is Dead – Premium Times Nigeria

    The lawyer who was at the forefront of the fight to reinstate the use of hijab in public schools in Lagos State has died. Gani Adetola-Kaseem, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, passed away in the early hours of Monday at the AB Specialist Hospital, Surulere, after a brief illness, the Muslim...
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    Politics House of Reps Wade Into 'Call-to-bar Hijab' Controversy

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated a joint committee to investigate the controversy surrounding why a graduate of law was barred from the call-to-bar ceremony for insisting on wearing the hijab. In a motion of urgent public importance raised by Danburan Nuhu (Kano – APC), he...
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    Politics Fani-Kayode Berates Sultan of Sokoto Over Hijab Controversy

    The former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III for defending the wearing of hijab by Muslim women. The former Minister said if the monarch can champion the fight against child marriage and pedophilia with the same zeal he is fighting...
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    Metro Amasa Firdaus: Why I Wore The Hijab Intentionally To Bar Ceremony [Premium Times]

    AMASA Firdaus, a Muslim faithful who graduated from Nigerian Law School (NLS) and was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo. Firdaus, made her stance known in a chat with Premium Times. She described the actions of the...