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Hijab Controversy:Christians, Muslims in Violent Clash As Kwara Govt Reopens Schools

Violence erupted on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital after the state government reopened 10 schools shut last month over the use of hijab by Muslim female students. The violence started after Christian officials of Baptist School, Surulere disallowed the girls in Hijab from gaining access into the school. This did not go down well with Muslim parents, leading to arguments and eventual clash. The situation grew worse as angry […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 1


Kwara hijab controversy: Christians reject school reopening order

Christians in Kwara State, on Wednesday rejected the government’s decision to reopen schools which were previously shut down over hijab crisis. Recall that the state government on Tuesday night ordered the reopening of schools, stating that its decision to permit willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear their hijab in public schools “will lead to sustainable peace and communal harmony anchored on mutual respect and understanding.” The governor, in a statement which […]

todayMarch 17, 2021


HIJAB: Kwara Baptist Conference Kicks Against Government Approval For Students To Wear Hijab in Public and Mission Schools

The Baptist Conference in Ilorin, on Thursday, warned that the blanket approval by the Kwara State Government on the use of hijab in public schools in the state, will lead to avalanche of reactions which end could not be predicted. At a press conference in Ilorin, President, Kwara Baptist Conference, under the Nigeria Baptist Convention, Rev. Victor Dada, said “By this move, the state government is saying the Muslims’ purported […]

todayMarch 5, 2021 14


Kwara Govt approves use of Hijab in schools

Kwara State Government says that it has approved the use of Hijab by Muslim female students in its public schools. The government last week Friday shut down 10 schools in Ilorin, the state capital following tension on the wearing of Hijab, a female headwear in the schools. The government in a statement signed by Prof. Mamma Jibril, Secretary to the state government, late on Thursday, said the government has approved […]

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