KALGO, Hon. Justice Umaru Atu

LL.B, B.L; lawyer, jurist; b: May 12, 1937; p: Kalgo; ht: Kalgo; Iga: Kalgo; so: Kebbi; m: Halima, 1961; Aishatu, 1970; Fatima, 1978; nc: two s, two d; ed: Elementary School Kalgo, 1945-48; Middle School Sokoto, 1949- 50; Middle School Birnin-Kebbi, 1951-52; Government College Zaria, 1953-58; Institute of Administration, Ahmadu BelloUniveristy, Zaria, 1961-62; Council of Legal Education, London, 1962-64; College of Law Holborn, London; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Gibson and Weldon Law Tutors, London, 1964; Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1964-65; cr: Nigerian Tobacco Company Ltd., Leaf Department 1959; Private sec. To the Emir of Gwandu, Native Authority, Birnin-Kebbi, 1959-61; Admin. Officer, Premiers Office, Northern Nigeria, Civil Service, 1964; Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, 1965; Admin. Officer, 1965; State Counsel, 1965-72; State Counsel Grade 1andlater Deputy Solicitor - General, Ministry of Justice, North - Western State, Headquarters, Sokoto, 1967-73; snr. State Principal/State Counsel/ Deputy Solicitor General, 1965-74; High Court Judge, Kano& North Western State, 1974-80; High Court Judge, Sokoto State, 1976-81; Chief Judge, Sokoto State, 1981-88; Justice, Court of Appeal, 1988- 98; Justice, Supreme Court, since 1998; ch. Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Kaura Namoda Local Government Finances, 1978; Consolidated Industries Ltd., Sokoto, 1981; Visitation Panel, University of Ife, 1986-87; Controversial Committee 16 on Sharia; mm. Constitution Review Committee Abuja, 1987-88; Constituent Assembly 1988-89; mem. Uw Revision committee for preparation of Laws of Federation, 1990; h: President's special honour for outstanding service to the development of the law in Nigeria, 1991; Fellowship of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria, 1992; Kebbi State merit award, 1997; Abdullahi Fodio merit award, 1997; hob: reading, photography; off: Supreme Court of Nigeria, Three Arms Zone P.M.B. 308, Central District, Abuja; res: No. 4, Supreme Court Quarters Behind Banex Plaza, off Aminu Kano Crescent Maitama Abuja; pha: No. 31, Ali Akilu Road, New Government Residential Area, Sokoto.
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