Mamman Nasir

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Mamman Nasir
President of the Nigerian courts of appeals
In office
1978–1992
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Born(1929-07-02)2 July 1929
Katsina State, Nigeria
Died13 April 2019(2019-04-13) (aged 89)
Katsina, Nigeria

Nasir Mamman, GCON (2 July 1929 [1] – 13 April 2019) [2] was a Nigerian Jurist, Galadima of Katsina and former President of the Nigerian courts of appeals. [3] [4]

Nigerian National Honours are a set of orders and decorations conferred upon Nigerians and friends of Nigeria every year. They were instituted by the National Honors Act No. 5 of 1964, during the First Nigerian Republic, to honour Nigerians who have rendered service to the benefit of the nation.

Jurist legal scholar or academic, a professional who studies, teaches, and develops law

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The Galadima of Katsina is a chieftaincy title in the emirates of Katsina State, northern Nigeria.

Early life

Justice Nasir was born in 1929 in Katsina State, Northern Nigeria. [5] 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. [6] He 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. He returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was appointed a Crown Counsel. [7] 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. [8] He held this position for seven years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975. [9] 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. [10]

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Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its Governor is Aminu Bello Masari, a member of the All Progressives Congress. Katsina State was carved out of old Kaduna State in 1987.

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The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.

Nasir died in Katsina on April 13, 2019 after a brief illness. [11] [12]

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