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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria Dahiru Mustapha Dies At 75

Eminent jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Mustapher, has died at the age of 75 in a London hospital on Tuesday after A protracted illness.

Mr Musdapher who retired from the bench five years ago after the mandatory retirement age of 70, was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on August 27, 2011 and sworn-in by former President Goodluck Jonathan two days after.

He served as Chief Judge of Kano State between 1979 and 1985.

Mr Musdapher, a native of Babura town of Jigawa State, later served as a member of the Court of Appeal from1985 until 2003 when he joined the Supreme Court.

He is survived by a wife and three children.

Daily Nigerian


  1. 75 is not a small something especially in this era where people die young. He has chopped enough Christmas or should I say sallah let him go and rest in peace.

  2. Goodnight Sir.

    God rest his gentle soul.


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