Prayer for Late Justice Mamman Nasir before interment in Malumfashi
A retired President, Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, who died early Saturday in Katsina at 90 years, was buried in Malumfashi, Katsina State at about 4.30pm. Apex News presents some things you need to know about the jurist.
- He was born in 1929 in present Katsina State, then Northern Nigeria.
- Obtained his West Africa School Certificate in 1947 from Kaduna College
- Studied Latin at certificate level at University of Ibadan
- Studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1956 at the Council of Legal Education called to the bar, Lincoln’s Inn same year
- He returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was appointed a Crown Counsel
- Justice Nasir was appointed as Minister of Justice, Northern Nigeria in 1961 until 1966
- He became Director, Public Prosecution, Northern Region, in 1967, the same year he was appointed Solicitor General of newly created North Central State.
- He was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975.
- In 1978, he was appointed President, Court of Appeals until he retired in 1992
- Back home, he was enthroned Galadima of Katsina and turbaned on May 9, 1992.
- He was the District Head of Malumfashi
- He was survived by 3 wives and 13 children