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“We Are Muslims And We Want To Wear Our Hijabs To Court” – Ruqayah Rahmon Speaks For Her Friend Who Was Not Called To Bar Because She Wore Hijab

   

The 13th of December, 2017, witnessed many Nigerian lawyers called to bar, but a lawyer was allegedly denied this right because she was wearing a hijab under her wig.

Ruqayah Rahmon, who shared this, explained that wearing an hijab should not be a reason for her friend not to be called to bar as the Nigerian constitution permitted it.

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She 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 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?

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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

156 Comments

156 Comments

  1. Violet Rapheal

    Violet Rapheal

    December 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Was she the only Muslim there or she just wants to make headlines cuz seriously I don’t understand?

  2. Teena Tinis

    Teena Tinis

    December 16, 2017 at 7:33 am

    She wants to be a lawyer and yet she’s breaking the rules even before she was called to bar.

    • Ademigbuji Aishat

      Ademigbuji Aishat

      December 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

      I love breaking rules

    • Teena Tinis

      Teena Tinis

      December 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Happy breaking then. Let’s say for instance, there are norms which guides every institution, religion culture, association etc. If you want to join any of the above u have to abide by the stipulated rules. If you know the rules are against ur own belief, religion, etc then stay away. When you are in Rome, behave like a Roman. Pls let’s stop using religion as an excuse even in irrelevant matters

    • Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

      Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

      December 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Exactly breaking d rules is bad

    • Janet Msendoo

      Janet Msendoo

      December 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

      I just tire for this people fa.

    • Na Eema Balla

      Na Eema Balla

      December 16, 2017 at 11:31 am

      den do somtin abt it

    • Piritmwa Gomwalk

      Piritmwa Gomwalk

      December 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      my thoughts exactly

  3. Pretty Ann Akor

    Pretty Ann Akor

    December 16, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Ha village pple have succeeded…. I’m very sure she is not the only Muslim there

    • Bola Mosunmola Miracle

      Bola Mosunmola Miracle

      December 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Just like I commented on a post about her 👇👇

      My take on this is in prayer form….

      Any power constantly waiting to pull us back and down at the point of breakthrough and great achievement , in the name of any form of mistake, O LORD, by your power and mercy overrule and dethrone that power ahead of us in Jesus name.

      Because if everyone that know much about law is saying she has a solid case legally.

      “Oluwa, pelu anu ati ore oofe gbawa lowo ijakule nibebe aseyori loruko Jesu Kristi. Amin.

  4. Oluwakemi Sanusi Olatunji

    Oluwakemi Sanusi Olatunji

    December 16, 2017 at 7:42 am

    She should have remove it for just few hours.

  5. Uchechukwu Cee

    Uchechukwu Cee

    December 16, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Lol…
    You go do ur barrister for under the fruit tree in your compound …

    Why drag religion into profession by the way , is it not supposed to be about passion ??
    Religion go destroy us

  6. Nnedi Okechukwu

    Nnedi Okechukwu

    December 16, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Lawyers have a code of dressing and she cannot come and change it because of her religion. She should have gone to read Islamic Law.

    • Ngozi Benitha Nkem

      Ngozi Benitha Nkem

      December 16, 2017 at 8:35 am

      I wonder oo!

    • Queenmary Sam

      Queenmary Sam

      December 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Haaaaaaaa real Islamic law

    • Stella Adiel

      Stella Adiel

      December 16, 2017 at 9:03 am

      I tire o!

    • Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

      Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

      December 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Exactly my tots

    • Janet Msendoo

      Janet Msendoo

      December 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Lol.

    • Adetutu Sarah

      Adetutu Sarah

      December 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Yes o

    • Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      December 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

      See u

    • Na Eema Balla

      Na Eema Balla

      December 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

      hmmm
      even mery wear hijab
      so y not

    • Ujunwa Ezenwajiaku

      Ujunwa Ezenwajiaku

      December 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      My thought exactly

    • Nnedi Okechukwu

      Nnedi Okechukwu

      December 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold, see me, how? What’s been practiced is called Civil Law and it has its code of dressing. In law school, they are taught the code of dressing for practicing Civil Law in Nigeria and where it is not agreeable to her, she should have opted out instead of bringing religious sentiments.

    • Phina Simon

      Phina Simon

      December 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      I don’t no y some pple unnecessarily creat tension in dis country using religious. Dis system has been in practise for a very long time, then y is she trying to exibit her stupidity to d public. D gal is suppose to b disciplined cos oda extremist like her will try it. I also learnt she was warned wen d had der dinner.

    • Glory Anungo

      Glory Anungo

      December 16, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thank u ma,she should have gone read Islamic study

    • Glory Anungo

      Glory Anungo

      December 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      That’s how they will be fooling themselves for rubbish religion

    • Balogun Mutiat Oladunni

      Balogun Mutiat Oladunni

      December 16, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Glory Anungo why can’t keep what you have to yourself than calling other pple religion rubbish#withduerespect# am not sure you are talking with your right senses if not you won’t other pple religion is rubbish

    • Comrade Ebube Obi

      Comrade Ebube Obi

      December 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Naija people who religion epp sef?..make una shun religion,naim be our mumu wey dem talk say e don do

    • Carolyn Ikuesan

      Carolyn Ikuesan

      December 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      In as much as all born again Christians agree to wear the NYSC KAKI, so she can’t change already laid law

    • Mariam Murphy MJ

      Mariam Murphy MJ

      December 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Seriously there’s nothing wrong with the dressing… As long as she’s putting on what others are wearing.. Adding her hijab to it shouldn’t be a controversy

  7. Balogun Kaothar Yetunde

    Balogun Kaothar Yetunde

    December 16, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Sum People Can Giv Dere Self Headache U Know Sabi Ur Proffession Dress Code

  8. Comrade Ebube Obi

    Comrade Ebube Obi

    December 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This is no religious affair..Why will she wanna wear a hijab to law court instead of lawyers wig?
    This is a civil court and no muslim/ sharia court.
    If you don’t want to abide by institutions does and donts,keep off.

  9. Gbenga Richard

    Gbenga Richard

    December 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

    It is a penalty for just being notorious over inconsequential matter. It served her right. Until something is done urgently, all these borrowed religions would destroy us. Each profession is known for her unique dress code, so why all this hijab brouhaha.
    I just tired for Naija!

  10. Patience Chinyere Nkumeh

    Patience Chinyere Nkumeh

    December 16, 2017 at 8:57 am

    She should have gone to Sharia law school instead. You cannot be a religious lawyer and not be bias at some point.

  11. Brenda Ali - Bassi

    Brenda Ali - Bassi

    December 16, 2017 at 9:01 am

    There were lots of Muslim lawyers b4 her she shud pack well.nonsense

  12. Ruth Oveno

    Ruth Oveno

    December 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

    You people are just destroying your religion all the more.

  13. Sandra Vereshe

    Sandra Vereshe

    December 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Is she the first female Muslim in law school?

    • Janet Msendoo

      Janet Msendoo

      December 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Help me ask them jare.

    • Patt Okon

      Patt Okon

      December 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

      A very pertinent question.

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Nope, but the first to stand up for what we believe in.

    • Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      December 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      The 1st to fight on the wrong side of the divide….rules are rules. You don’t like them, you stay away. Pretty simple if you ask me

    • Sandra Vereshe

      Sandra Vereshe

      December 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Noosayberh Rabiu ,let the Muslim women in the army ,navy police and other institutions start wearing hijab while in their uniform,religion has caused alot of damage in this country and I expect our youth to look for a lasting solution to it, most of them claims to be lettered without a prove

    • Sandra Vereshe

      Sandra Vereshe

      December 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      A learned person should behave like one not paper qualification,is not everybody that owns a certificate is lettered and I think she’s one of them,at the end men will come to conclusion that is a woman mentality.She is trying to insult womanhood by her attitude

  14. Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    Rita Ogechi Igbinedion

    December 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I wonder y we lyk notorious bullshit haba shebi she knows d dress code for d profession its a civic court not a shairia court she shuld hv studied islamic law not civic law

  15. Senami Oketunde Abulude

    Senami Oketunde Abulude

    December 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

    That’s is the dress code for call to bar.I had to quickly removed my millions braids a day before the call to bar ceremony because u are not permitted to put anything on your head except the wigs. “Volenti non fit injuria”

    • Ita Ndifreke

      Ita Ndifreke

      December 16, 2017 at 10:34 am

      My problem is that most Nigerians go into a profession without carrying out thorough feasibility study of the thier course of study.

      If there exist an induction guidelines like this. Then the poster should take down this post becos the profession’s board can penalize her for accusing the entire legal system for discrimination against religious beliefs.

      I would not be surprise if she goes to court and secure for herself a favourable judgement.

      After all that is the latest development in Nigerian legal system now.

    • Chinenye Mbonu

      Chinenye Mbonu

      December 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I hope she read this cos if she did, then why didn’t she keep to the laid out rules.

    • Isoken Eghosa-Aghimien

      Isoken Eghosa-Aghimien

      December 16, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you for bringing this out. People should just learn how to use their sence or stay in their ‘kule’

    • Kabirat Adetunji

      Kabirat Adetunji

      December 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Hmm

    • Senami Oketunde Abulude

      Senami Oketunde Abulude

      December 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

      I remembered in law school,I had alot of Muslims friends wearing hijab but what they did was to buy this black. flexible small cap that covered their hair which they wore before putting on the wigs and after the calls to bar,they removed it and put their hijab again.

  16. Adetutu Sarah

    Adetutu Sarah

    December 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Na by force to practice lawyer? Lawyer’s are smart dressing, dnt come n change it abeg nobody force u o. I dnt want insult here o, say ur mind I say mine

  17. Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

    Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

    December 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Hatred

    • Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      December 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Your so called religion is a religion of law.And every Islam follower must be a law abiding follower but now u have shown that you are not a good respecter of law hereby bringing confusion about your religion by supporting ignorant law breakers cos d person is a sister in Islam.O GA o

    • Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      December 16, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Madam olatunji ur getting it wrng

    • Na Eema Balla

      Na Eema Balla

      December 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji y is mother of Jesus wearing hijab

    • Osinowo Ayomide Olasegemi

      Osinowo Ayomide Olasegemi

      December 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji pls show some respect for other pple’s religion

    • Gloria Oforma Asoh

      Gloria Oforma Asoh

      December 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Na Eama was our dear mother called to bar. Plz we should always respect rules and don’t break it or support those who do.

    • Praise Ajiri King

      Praise Ajiri King

      December 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Some one can not point out fact. She did not insult, she only pointed out fact. This religion is religion of rules, laws and principles…. Why not obey simple laid down rules and commandment to show you are a faithful one.

    • Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      December 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Na Eema Balla.you are free to ask her in a trance her reason for covering her head bcos the Bible I study didn’t say anything about her hair covering.Osinowo Ayomide Olasegemi,please read well before addressing issues.i wouldn’t and haven’t show any signs of disrespect for Islam by my words or even attitude personally.I have wonderful, knowledgeable Muslims who still use their God given wisdom in the course of religion.

    • Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      December 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji,ur bible did not tell u tu cover ur head abi

    • Anita Tor

      Anita Tor

      December 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Na Eema Balla. This should tell you that the hijab is a cultural thing. And not particular to your religion.stop the sentiments.

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Dear Anita Thor, who told you so? Whose culture is the Hijab exactly?

    • Phina Simon

      Phina Simon

      December 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Sayyidah Maryam is like u dont have any fact or anything to say. Stop contradicting ursef.

    • Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      December 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Phina Simon,u that have U can go ahead with ur argument

    • Mary Chukwudubem

      Mary Chukwudubem

      December 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Is she less of a Rev sister? Please can we focus on important issues in this country?

    • Ogunjobi Olamide

      Ogunjobi Olamide

      December 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Abi o Mary. U dey mind dem.

    • Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      Sayyidah Maryam Olaide Gold

      December 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      U pple shld stop displaying foolishness under my comment pls ur disturbing me

  18. Taye Ibrahim

    Taye Ibrahim

    December 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

    We are with all of u,#lstandWithHijabLawyers

    • Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      December 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Mr Ibrahim.Female lawyers are free to use their hijab after been called to bar but not on the event of the calling to bar.lets respect that and stop promoting ignorance and foolishness in the name of religion.

    • Taye Ibrahim

      Taye Ibrahim

      December 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Pls mind Ur language,if u have any observations go head and observed not insulting people, that is how learned people behave

    • Na Eema Balla

      Na Eema Balla

      December 16, 2017 at 11:33 am

      yes Ibrahim
      tel Ayowande plz

    • Praise Ajiri King

      Praise Ajiri King

      December 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

      People always look for ways to make life complicated. All this religious people have started. Anywhere there is religion, either the ones that claim Islam or Christianity, there is evil evil evil and more evil. Professionalism has got nothing to do with this!!

    • Odita Precious

      Odita Precious

      December 16, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Who r d #WE???

    • Phina Simon

      Phina Simon

      December 16, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      D so called Lady was warned at d dinner event, my question is your creating unnecessarily tension? She deserves to be disciplined to avoid sure in d future.

    • Comrade Ebube Obi

      Comrade Ebube Obi

      December 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      So who is/are the “we”?

    • Taye Ibrahim

      Taye Ibrahim

      December 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      The educated ones, go and read the Constitution very well

    • Ogunjobi Olamide

      Ogunjobi Olamide

      December 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Pls go & find something tangible to do. Stop creating hate & affronting decent people. You are with her for her one year that is not even sure by next year. Enemy of progress.

  19. Ogunsanya Doyin Adesola

    Ogunsanya Doyin Adesola

    December 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Run from Religion!
    Anything Religion(no matter which) touches; it Destroy.
    Anywhere the spirit of Religion reigns supreme, there is division, hypocrisy, self righteousness, intolerance, and bondage. Evil, wickedness, hatred etc, thrives under the atmosphere of Religion.

  20. Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

    Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

    December 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

    This is call to bar in Kenya with the country’s CJ in the middle. What is wrong with Nigeria. Well for me if you are aware of the dress code and you still go into it then I see no reason why you should complain.

    • Ita Ndifreke

      Ita Ndifreke

      December 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Kenya is not Nigeria. If Nigerian guidelines for induction (Call to Bar) says A and you B.

      Dont you think you have acted against the guidelines.

      Religion beliefs remains. After the induction. You can wear your hijab to every court session nobody will stop you.

    • AdaChioma Chinonso

      AdaChioma Chinonso

      December 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Spot on! If you’re aware of the dress code, then you must comply. I really don’t like Kenya’s dressing to Bar, I think ours in Nigeria is more appreciated.

    • Praise Ajiri King

      Praise Ajiri King

      December 16, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Why confuse your self?! 😕

    • Nnedi Okechukwu

      Nnedi Okechukwu

      December 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Here is Nigeria and not Kenya.

    • Duvwiama Pat

      Duvwiama Pat

      December 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Why bring Kenya into the picture? She should have gone to Kenya law sch. Sentiment is far from this matter. Pls…

    • Nwamaka Ochieze Ngene

      Nwamaka Ochieze Ngene

      December 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      And pls do they look smart that way?see d wig of d lady on d right

    • Nneamaka Achebe

      Nneamaka Achebe

      December 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Is that the call to bar or a picture snapped after call to bar?

    • Abidoye Olufunmi

      Abidoye Olufunmi

      December 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Habi dnt mind dem, sinc hjab is alow in kenya she op she free 2go der, but here in our country nigeria is nt allowed simple.. wot nonsencess.

    • Phina Simon

      Phina Simon

      December 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      D Lady has to disciplined if not, anoder extremist will try sure. Jus wondering y someone will wake up over nite to change a rule dat has been der before her.

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Rotfl You amaze me, Phina. So a person trying to maintain his/her identity is being extreme? 👏

    • Mary Chukwudubem

      Mary Chukwudubem

      December 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      And she? Is she less of a Christian?

    • Ogunjobi Olamide

      Ogunjobi Olamide

      December 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Identity of insubordinating the Law she wants to practice. Puleez, is dressing according to religion an apt description by outright disobedience, disregard for the compliance of her fellow colleagues & superiors as well as stirring strife I’m the country.. Get an education should make one sensible & not otherwise.

    • Kabirat Adetunji

      Kabirat Adetunji

      December 17, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Phina Simon, if a rule is not favourable, not just or bad, it’s someone that will stand against it. I am not really interested in this case and my statement does not really av anything to do with d case. There has been a lot of rule that if some people did not stand up against, you and I won’t have access to something’s we do have access to now, someone stood up against the killing of twins, someone stood against white Christians from worshipping separately from black Christians, some people stood up against racism e.t.c.

  21. Akinwunmi Judith

    Akinwunmi Judith

    December 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Muslim women in the strict way aren’t permitted to speak in public or in presence of men or for men. So why she no consider that aspect in her choice of career?

  22. Dada Josephine Kehinde

    Dada Josephine Kehinde

    December 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Yeye

  23. Tosin Balogun

    Tosin Balogun

    December 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

    This is injustice I love her courage. So because you are a Muslim lady using hijab your voice cannot be heard. This is wrong.

    • Debra David

      Debra David

      December 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Knowing the formal rules that governs law dress code she shouldn’t have even studied law in the first place. She should go for other professions that permits wearing of hijab and the rest. Is she the first Muslim to legally practice law? What is she that the rules should bend for her here?!…her voice doesn’t speak Justice, rather it speaks violence as usual.

    • Tosin Balogun

      Tosin Balogun

      December 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Debra David This is not about her but I her religion. Her voice speaks for those that are silent.

    • Oluwaseun Ogundare

      Oluwaseun Ogundare

      December 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Tosin, there is a difference between profession and religion. For example, female Christians that don’t put on trousers have no choice but to put it on when dey go for nysc. I believe as a lawyer she should be aware dat hijab is not allowed just as skirt is not allowed in nysc

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Oluwaseun, they chose to and we choose not to, not anymore.

    • Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      December 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      You choose not to…you better stay away from the law school. They have a dress code. They’ve had since time immemorial. She can’t change it this way.

    • Tosin Balogun

      Tosin Balogun

      December 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Sister! anything can be changed

    • Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      December 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Okay…we’ll see. But atleast she wasn’t called to bar at that point. We await next step

    • Oluwaseun Ogundare

      Oluwaseun Ogundare

      December 16, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      All d dress code is after is dat d ear must show, so d lady can still use a small cap. Anyways ,Gud luck to her in her endeavors cuz it will be a pity if those years toiling in d uni and law school is wasted.

    • Kabirat Adetunji

      Kabirat Adetunji

      December 17, 2017 at 8:41 am

      People should stop comparing this issue with NYSC, not only Christians are affected with that but Muslims too, we have Muslims that are against trouser too and come to think of it, NYSC is like a military school, that can’t be done with skirt, rather people can sew lose trouser. A case of not using something at all is different from a case of modifying what you use to suit the purpose.

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      @Ogonnaya And we have our Hijab even before the word ‘Immemorial’ was created. I’m talking about some 1400+ years ago.

  24. Funmilayo Jimoh

    Funmilayo Jimoh

    December 16, 2017 at 10:58 am

    She is just fighting for d wrong ting, wig is dere to cover her hair, so as her hair is not open xo no cause for alarm, she just wants to cause religious crises

    • Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      Ayowande Ogunnaiya Olatunji

      December 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Just for few minutes oo.na by force to read law if u know it religion doesn’t support the rules guiding d profession.My people perish bcos they lack knowledge.Already breaking the law before being a custodian of the law.Thank God she wasn’t sworn in to confirm there are still wisdom filled people in Nigeria

  25. Kelvin Edwin

    Kelvin Edwin

    December 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I see nothing wrong with her dressing

  26. Chibuzor Obioha Ejiasa

    Chibuzor Obioha Ejiasa

    December 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Which stupid hijab,mtchwwwww.this chick can’t mak a gud lawyer.

  27. Aminat Olusola Adedayo-Ilavbare

    Aminat Olusola Adedayo-Ilavbare

    December 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Mrs No brain, you studied law, you ca not even put it to practice. You distrusting the peace of a country. If want hijab go to the country that wears hijab. Each country have their laws and professional conduct. It is people like you who give Islam a dirty name. Hypocrite.

    • Noosayberh Rabiu

      Noosayberh Rabiu

      December 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      No its people like YOU that give islam a bad name, seriously.

    • Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      Ogonnaya Ibeogu Amamasi

      December 16, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      You are very right my sister….the dress code has been in place and can not change all because of her. Obedience is part of the training .
      It’s like soldiers too…you cannot refuse to wear the uniform or you simply leave the army

    • Chioma Njemanze K Ojiegbe

      Chioma Njemanze K Ojiegbe

      December 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      my dear I wonder o, this our generation likes to pick fight without knowing foundation. the first question would have been to know why they picked that dress code, the reason for it then probably modify it to suit present needs if need be. every system/rule had origin which usually are products of delibrations, we should tackle problems from the root not waking up one morning to act wiser and smarter than everyone.
      #thisgenerationsef

  28. Salome Segba

    Salome Segba

    December 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    She should HV followed the code of dressing. Besides she wasn’t the only Muslim there

  29. Arinomo Oghenkevwe

    Arinomo Oghenkevwe

    December 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Pls let her b.is her religion.. She and God na their mater

  30. Elue Bridget

    Elue Bridget

    December 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    She has started disobeying now..I wonder if non Muslims won’t suffer under her judge.. Smh

  31. Ovonomo Evaresta Osiah

    Ovonomo Evaresta Osiah

    December 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Evan in heaven there is an outfit, law is not for Moslems or Christens

  32. Ehinomon Perrycomo

    Ehinomon Perrycomo

    December 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    What will it take For Her to obey the law just for today and for few hours? That sound her right.

  33. Imaobong Etuk

    Imaobong Etuk

    December 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    After 5yrs in Uni, 1yr NYSC and 1 yr in Law school, couldn’t she just wait for the 4hrs call to bar ceremony to be over and then go wear her hijab? There’s time for everything pls.

    • Semsumi Bristone

      Semsumi Bristone

      December 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      I wonder oo… She has to go another year that is if she’s willing to abide by the rules

    • Bakare Ennyitan Abidemi

      Bakare Ennyitan Abidemi

      December 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      U can imagine. Will that 4 hrs of call to bar without hijab affect her life.

  34. Phina Simon

    Phina Simon

    December 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    D friend is also as stupid as she his. I learnt she was warned during der dinner, so y do d opposite. She is a real troublesome person. Infact with d kind of tension she’s creating sometin as to b done urgently or else she will invite oda extremist like her.

  35. Ojo Bolanle Lucy

    Ojo Bolanle Lucy

    December 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    craziness of the highest order.

  36. Chinwe Chidinma

    Chinwe Chidinma

    December 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Mtcheeeeeeeeew.I had to remove my weave,run into Bwari which I hardly knew,find a saloon and get my natural hair did all on the morning of the day I was called.Your sister went thru 7 years of stress and figured the last minute was time for non-conformist behaviour in a profession that has conservative as it’s middle name?Mtcheeeeeeew.

  37. Glory Anungo

    Glory Anungo

    December 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Why she no wear matan Kyle hijab lol

  38. Jerry Emebie

    Jerry Emebie

    December 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    This is English styled legal profession and if you decide to be part of it, there are compromises. Your hijab is one of them.

  39. Marianne Ahamefule

    Marianne Ahamefule

    December 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The Council of legal education dedicated a full course at the Nigerian law school to teach aspirants to the Nigerian Bar how lawyers should dress and comport themselves pre, during and post call to the bar. They were very strict about every single rule. I almost got sent back during one of our compulsory law dinners at the law school because I wore dangling earrings instead of a stud as required. I had to take off the dangling earrings before I was admitted into the dining hall without earrings, as going back to the hostel to get my stud wasn’t an option at that point, as the hall would have been shut before I came back and that meant I won’t be called to the Bar that year. Why have I told this story? The Nigerian law school has no time frivolities, they mean business when it comes to aspirants obeying the rules. That place is a leveller. Eventhough you are Buhari or Jonathan’s child you must obey the rules or get booted out, if you do otherwise. it’s a pity she allowed herself to be used as a scape goat, when she ought to have known better. Even Allah would be angry at her right now for being overzealous.

  40. Hajara Moses Simdok

    Hajara Moses Simdok

    December 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    She wanted to break record. And they surprised her.

  41. Mary Chukwudubem

    Mary Chukwudubem

    December 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    This person was called to bar too please can we focus on other important matters in this country?

  42. Olugbile Opeolu Jumoke

    Olugbile Opeolu Jumoke

    December 16, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Am sorry to say but honestly some people like to create unnecessary scene. Does what we wear take us to heaven?why creating problems in the nane of religion

  43. Naomi Chioma

    Naomi Chioma

    December 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    When you get to Rome, behave like the roman

    • ajaniomololaf@gmail.com'

      Ajani oluwafunmilola

      December 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Even in professional ethics,it is written that ,you must not allow your religion to overshadow the rules nd regulations of your profession.

  44. Cletus Ochin

    Cletus Ochin

    December 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Impossible.

  45. Chy Jany

    Chy Jany

    December 16, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Hell to the no

  46. Ima-ima Martins

    Ima-ima Martins

    December 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    If u are Muslim don’t read law

  47. Lizzy Anyira

    Lizzy Anyira

    December 17, 2017 at 12:45 am

    See person

  48. Mercy Oluwafunmilayo Taiwo

    Mercy Oluwafunmilayo Taiwo

    December 17, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Who she EPP? Mtcheeww, yeye dey smell, when did hijab become part of lawyers uniform? When you know you weren’t going for islamiyya. People just like misbehaving all in d name of religion. I blame Nysc for causing all dis, allowing them wear hijab all in the name of religion. Rubbish

  49. Fiona Ekpo Paul

    Fiona Ekpo Paul

    December 17, 2017 at 5:50 am

    She knows d dress code before she did that

  50. Pius Adewale

    Pius Adewale

    December 17, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Let us face this one’s face

  51. Adeboye Mercy Shikemi

    Adeboye Mercy Shikemi

    December 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    One thing I don’t understand abt this issue is pls ask the girl before she went to Law school if she wasn’t aware that hijab isn’t permitted

  52. Funmi Fay

    Funmi Fay

    December 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

    In 2022 this is the way I will go to my own call to Bar ceremony…..in my African traditional regalia

  53. Uduak Ufot

    Uduak Ufot

    December 17, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Una wan start wahala abi? Is she the first Muslim to be called to bar abi na only her waka come? If everyone begin to dress in their religious regalia to court, what will the picture look like? Please let us not raise dust where there is peace. Was the wig not enough covering for her? Smh

  54. Tomisin Ibi Omotoso

    Tomisin Ibi Omotoso

    December 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I hope court will allow our celestial sisters to wear their garments to work too..

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