The Katsina State Emirate Council announced the death of a former President of Nigerian courts of appeals, Justice Mamman Nasir, yesterday.
Below are few things you should know about the late jurist:
1. Justice Nasir was born in 1929 in Katsina State, Northern Nigeria.
2. He attended Kaduna College where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1947 and later attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a certificate in Latin.
3. Nasir proceeded to the Council of Legal Education where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1956, the same year he was Call to the bar, Lincoln’s Inn.
4. He returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was appointed a Crown Counsel.
5. In 1961, he was appointed as Minister of Justice, Northern Nigeria, a position he held for five years before he became the Director of Public Prosecution, Northern Region in 1967, the same year he was appointed Solicitor General, North Central State.
6. He held this position for seven years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975.
7. In 1978, he was appointed as President of the Nigerian courts of appeals, a position he held until he retired in 1992 to ascend the throne of Galadima of Katsina and was turbaned on May 9, 1992.
8. Nasir died in Katsina on April 13, 2019 after a brief illness.