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The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.

Breaking News

The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.
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Press Release: CAN’s Allegation Against Government Over Court’s Judgement On The Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools Is Unfortunate

Press Release: CAN’s Allegation against Government over court’s Judgement on the wearing of hijab in Public schools is unfortunate!
 
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It has come to the notice of the State Government of Osun that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) alleged that the judgment of the High Court of the State in favour of the right of female pupils to wear hijab in public schools was masterminded by the State Government.
While we consider this to be unfortunate, we hasten to remind all religious groups, Christians, Muslim and traditional religion worshipers that the Judiciary is an independent arm of Government that is responsible and not under the control of the Executive in anyway.
2. We must state that it is unfortunate and very sad that a body of religious leaders could level such an allegation without any proof or evidence. It is a fundamental principle of law that he who asserts carries the burden of proof which CAN has failed to discharge in the present circumstances! It is unbecoming of any party to a suit to engage in casting aspersions on the Judiciary, deriding the rule of law and challenging constituted authority, particularly when there is a Right of Appeal guaranteed by the Constitution of the land. This is an option we are aware CAN has already settled for having filed a Notice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal on the same matter.
3. For avoidance of doubt, it is the right of any aggrieved party who is dissatisfied with the judgement of the Court to Appeal. Both parties should remember that the Government was a defendant in the suit and has remained neutral on the issue even before the court. The Government should, therefore, not be dragged into the matter, as it will continue to maintain its neutrality in matters of this nature, preferring to maintain and promote our roles in the interest of all regardless of their religious affiliations.
4. The State Government of Osun hereby urges all people of good conscience to ensure the maintenance of peace in our dear state progress and development can never be achieved in the midst of rancour and denigration of the rule of law.
5. I thank you.
Signed: Abiola Adewemimo
Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Justice,
State of Osun.

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