MAMMAN, Prof Tahir, OON, SAN

Born July 7, 1954

Michika, Adamawa State




LL.B; B.L; LL.M;Ph.D

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State of Origin: Adamawa State
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Vice-Chancellor, Baze University

Previous Appointments:

– The Judiciary, Adamawa State, 1974-1984;

– Head, Department of Common Law, University of Maiduguri, 1991-1997;

– Member, National Universities Commission (N.U.C) Accreditation Panel to University Law Faculties – Eastern States,1996-1997;

– Member, Local Government Election Tribunal, Adamawa State, 1997;

– Dean, Students Affairs Division, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, 1997-2000;

– Co-ordinator, Parliamentary Study Project, 1992-2001;

– Adviser/Part-Time Consultant, Houses of Assembly of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States; 1999-2000;

– Member, Federal Government Technical Committee on Privatization (Transport Sector), 2000-2001;

– Member, Steering Committee on the Establishment of Adamawa State University, 2000-2001;

– External Examiner, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 2001-2002;

– Patron, Youth Federation of Nigeria, University Branch;

– Patron, Michika Local Government Students Union

– Patron, Nigeria Youth Organization (UNIMAID Branch)

– Member, Michika Development Trust Fund, Michika

– Member, Maryam Wapper Education Trust Fund, Michika

– Deputy Director, General Kano Campus, 2001-2005;

– Director General, Nigerian Law School, 2005-2013;

– Member, Committee on All Nigerian Laws Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos

– Member, Nigerian Bar Association;
– Member, Nigerian Association Of Law Teachers;
– Member, Commonwealth Legal Education Association;
– Member, Centre for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), USA;
– Member, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE);
– Member, African Network of Constitutional Lawyers;
– Member Governing Board, International Association of Law Schools, 2011- 2013;

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1983; Nigerian Law School, Lasgos, 1984; University of Warwick, United Kingdom; 1987; University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 1991

– Member, International Bar Association;
– Member, International Association of Law Schools (IALS).

– Dokaji Mubi, Mubi Emirate, Adamawa State;
– Dan Ruwata Adamawa, Adamawa State Emirate.

– Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON);
– Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)

– MAMMAN, TAHIR, The Law and Politics of Constitution Making in Nigeria, 1900 – 1989. Issues, Interests and Compromises 1998 Edlinform, University of Maiduguri;

– MAMMAN, T. “Legal Education and the Socio-Political Process In Nigeria”. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, 1986;
– MAMMAN, T. And Tagi, S. “Justifiable Provisions In 1995 Constitution, Accountability and the Civil Service” In Accountability in Government, the Role of the Civil Servce. Omar A. Hambagda Ed. (Borno State Government), 1996;
– SA’AD and MAMMAN, T. “Mass Empowerment Through Legal Reforms And Education”, Ibid, 1999;
– MAMMAN, T. “The Evolution and Character of Constitutional and Democratic Institutions in Nigeria”, In Human Rights Democracy and Development. (Legal Research and Resource Development in Nigeria) Vol.I, 1999;
– MAMMAN, T. “Introduction” Fifty Years of Legal Education in Nigeria:- Challenges and Next Steps. Nigerian Law School \Council of Legal Education. 50 Years On. Published by: Council of Legal Education, 2013;

– Mamman, T. “Universal Suffrage, Public Accountability, the Future of the Constitution in Nigeria”, 3 Maiduguri Law Journal, 1986 – 1994;
– Mamman, T. “The Fallacy of Popular Participation Issues and Interests in the Making of 1951 Constitution.” Papers on Nigerian History Vol.I (Suffa Nigeria Limited) Abuja, S. Abubakar Ed, 1995;
– Mamman, T. And Gidado, M.M. “Fundamental Rights and Students Discipline in Nigerian Universities” In Maiduguri Law Journal, Vol.II, 1995.
– Mamman, T. And Sa’ad, M. “Empowering the Rural People in Nigeria; Overcoming Legal Constraints” in Africa Development, 1995;
– Mamman, T. “Wither The Right To Development As A Fundamental Right” Human Rights Law Journal and Practice, 1995;
– Mamman, T. “Slow March to Democracy: Understanding the Growth and Characteristics of Constitutional Order in Nigeria” In Law, Justice And Society (NIALS, Lagos), 1995;
– Mamman, T. “Powers, Functions and Limitations of the Legislature In Nigeria.” Abia State University Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999;
– Mamman, T. “Beyond Rhetorics: Challenges for the International and Regional Human Rights Regimes in the New Millennium.” Nigerian Bar Journal, 2004, Vol. 2, No.1.
– Mamman, T. “Role of Magistrates in Perceptions on Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in Nigeria”, Nigeria Police Academy Law Journal, Vol 1No.1, pp278-291., 2015;
– Mamman, T. “Acceptance of Article Entitled ‘The Legal Profession: A Trajectory and its Future’ for Publication in No. 2 Vol 2 of the University of Jos Law Journal (UJUJ), 2016;
– Mamman, T. “Challenges of Pluralism and Religion in the Development of Constitutionalism and Nationhood In Nigeria.” Commissioned Contribution to Essays In Honour of Justice Karibi-Whyte, Editor – Niki Tobi, JSC (Forthcoming);
– Mamman, T. “Muhammadu Lawal Uwais through Matters on Constitutional Law.” Commissioned Contribution to Essays in Honour Of Muhammadu Lawal Uwais, CJN: Editor – Niki Tobi, JSC (Forthcoming);

– Mamman, T. “The Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World” Being a paper presented at the Conference of International Association of Law Schools, Canberra, Australia, 25-27thth May, 2009;
– Mamman, T. “Plea Bargaining in the Administration of Criminal Justice”. A Paper delivered at a Refresher Course for Judges and Khadis including All Judges Handling Economic Crime Cases in Nigeria, organized by the National Judicial Institute, Abuja. 9th, March, 2010;
– Mamman, T. “Knowledge Gap-What can the Nigerian Law School and Others Do?” A presentation at the 5th Business Law Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association on Business Law, 8th April, 2010;
– Mamman, T. “Legal Aid through the Cases, an analysis. A Publication of the Legal Aid Council. December 13, 2011;
– Mamman, T. and Nwosu, Kevin N., “Unlocking the Full Potentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Criminal Justice Delivery- a Nigerian Perspective”. Being Presentation of International Conference on Access to Non Judicial Justice, Hong-Kong 26-28 October, 2011;
– Mamman, T. “A Review of the Frame work of Legal Education in Nigerian Universities”. Being a Paper Presented by Dr. Tahir Mamman at the Annual Conference of International Association of Law Schools, Washington, 20-23rd June, 2011;
– Mamman, T. “Unethical Conduct at the Bar” A Presentation at the Nigerian Bar Leaders’ Summit on 20th September, 2012;
– Mamman, T. “The Legal Profession in the Democratic Project of Nigeria” A Speaker’s Keynote Presentation at the Alumni Conference of 1988 Set in Enugu, 2012;
– Mamman, T. “A Review of the Proposals for Waiver for Oversees Legal Practitioners form attending the Nigerian Law School”. A Presentation at the British-Nigeria Law Forum, London, UK, September, 2012;

Reflections from Bwari:
– An Anthology of Poems in Honour of Dr. Tahir Mamman, by Nwanko, Dili, et al, (eds),Ella-B Ventures LTD., 2007;

– Ojukwu, Ernest, Legal Education in Nigeria: A Chronicle of Reforms and Transformation under TAHIR MAMMAN, published by Council of Legal Education Nigeria Law School, 2013;

– UTAKE, A And Ben- Omotehinse (eds), Annotations on the Evidence Act,2011 in Honour of DR. TAHIR MAMMAN, 2013.

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