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Former President Of The Court Of Appeal, Justice Mammam Nasir, Is Dead  

The former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mammam Nasir, has died after a brief illness.

Funsho Akinwale

Justice Mammam Nasir, the former President of the Court of Appeal, is dead.

Nasir passed on earlier today, Saturday, after a brief illness.

According to Muslim rites, his remains would be buried in his home in Katsina State today.

Nasir, who was born in 1929 in Katsina State, attended Kaduna College where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1947 and later attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a certificate in Latin.

In 1961, he was appointed 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.

In 1978, he was appointed President of the Nigerian courts of appeals, a position he held until he retired in 1992 to ascend the throne of Galadima of Katsina.

Nasir was turbaned on May 9, 1992.