• Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

    Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

    A leading Muslim group in Nigeria has welcomed a court ruling lifting the ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state.

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MRC) said the Lagos Court of Appeal’s ruling was a victory for the rule of law.

    The judges said the ban violated the religious rights of Muslim girls, overturning a lower court’s ruling.

    Girls had been barred from wearing the headscarf, or hijab, because it was not part of school uniforms.

    The state government has […]