The Hon. Justice M. Nasir GCON (President 1978-1992)

Nasir, Mamman was born in 1929 in Katsina State, educated at Kaduna College (1943-47) called, Public Works Department Engineering School, Kaduna (1947-50), University College, Ibadan (1951-53), Council of Legal Education, London (1953-56). He was called to the bar (Lincoln’s Inn) (1955). Thereafter, he had a distinguished legal career serving in the following capacities: Crown Counsel then Senior Crown Counsel, at various posts in the Northern Region 1956-61; Minister of Justice, Northern Region (1961-66), Director of Public Prosecution, Northern Region (1967), Solicitor General, North Central State (1967), Attorney-General, North Central State (1968-75), Supreme Court Justice (1975-76), President, Federal Court of Appeal (1978-92). He also served as legal adviser to the Northern Peoples’ Congress (1961-66), appointed as Galadima of Katsina.

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