ABDULLAHI, Hon. Justice Umaru Faruk

Born Thursday, November 30, 1939

Katsina, Katsina State

ABDULLAHI, Hon. Justice



Kayalwa Primary School, Katsina, 1948-52; Katsina Middle School, 1953-55; Provincial Sec. Sch., Katsina, 1956-61; Bayero College, Kano, 1961-62; Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria, 1963-64; Inns of Court London, Lincoln’s Inn, 1964-66; Nig. Law Sch. Lagos,1967-68

Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Hadiza Ibrahim (1960)
Father's Name
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 6
Number of Female Children 5
Profession Jurist
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Pupil State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, North-Central State, 1968-70; Magistrate, 1970-73; Principal State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, North-Central State, 1973-74; Chief Registrar, High Court, Kaduna, 1974-75; Attorney-General, Kaduna State, 1975-76; Judge, High Court of Kaduna State, 1977-82; Justice, Court of Appeal, 1983-87; First Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Katsina State, 1987; Transferred to Court of Appeal, 1992; presd., Appeal Court of Nigeria, 1999;

mm: Commonwealth Magistrates Association; founding mem.. Court of Appeal, Jos Division; Life Bencher;


Publications: A paper entitled Influence of Customs on marriage under Islamic Law in the far Northern States of Nigeria; publislied a book called “African Indigenous Law 1975,”

Hockey, Lawn Tennis and Reading.

Kaduna Polo Club as non playing member

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