Breaking: Former Court of Appeal President, Nasir is dead

Breaking: Former Court of Appeal President, Nasir is dead

A former President of Court of Appeal, who also doubled as the Galadiman of Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir, has died on Saturday, April 13, at the Federal Medical Center, Katsina.

A statement released by the secretary of Katsina Emirate Council, Bello Ifo, said Justice Nasir died after a brief illness and would be buried according to Islamic right in his place in Malumfashi, Daily Trust reports gathers Malam Nasir was the district head of Malumfashi.

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Brief biography

Justice Mamman Nasir was born in 1929 in Katsina state, Northern Nigeria. 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.

The late justice had served in the capacity of minister of justice, Northern Nigeria, a position he held for five years before he became the director of public prosecution in 1967.

The same year he was appointed solicitor general of north central state, a position he held for seven year before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975.

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.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the presidency had offered condolences to the family and friends of Kolade Johnson, a youth who was allegedly shot dead by policemen from Anti-Cultism Unit of Lagos state command on Sunday, March 31.

The presidency took to its Twitter page to offer its condolences to the family and friends of the victim, assuring that the team suspected of involvement in the shooting had been arrested and were undergoing disciplinary procedure. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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