SEX : SUPER FEMALE
PLACE OF BIRTH : Born in present day Kano State
MARITAL STATUS : MARRIED
CHILDREN : FOUR
EDUCATION : She had her primary education at the St. George's School, Zaria and also at St. Bartholomews's school, Wusasa Zaria from 1950 and 1957. She furthered her education at Rossholme School for Girls in East Brent, Somerset, England for her GCE O' Levels in 1962 and went for further education at the Technical College, Berkshire England. She graduated from Gibson and Welder college in law in 1966 and was subsequently called to the English Bar in 1966 and later called to the Nigerian Bar in June 1967.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS : She joined the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Justice in 1967 as a pupil state counsel.Later she was at the Office of the Legal Draftsman before her appointment as a Magistrate Grade 1 by the North Eastern Government in 1969.She later became a judge of the High Court of Kano State in 1977. She was set to become the first female chief judge in the state when she was nominated by the state government to the Court of Appeal that same year. She was the presiding justice of the Court of Appeal between 1993 and 2005 before her elevation to the Supreme Court in June 2005. A Life Member of the International Association of Women Lawyers, Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar has been a Justice of the Supreme Court (JSC) since 2005 . She was also the Vice President of the National Association of Women Judges of Nigeria. In 1989, she was honoured by the Federation of Women Lawyers and in 1991; she was decorated with a Gold Merit Award by the Kano State Government. In 2003 she was again honoured by the International Association of Women Lawyers, and in 2004, she was conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Law School. Justice Mukhtar had recently rejected an offer for an international appointment when nominated as the Chief Judge of The Gambia. Justice Aloma Miriam Mukhtar is now the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria....
HER FIRSTS: The first female lawyer in the Northern part of the country, The first female Magistrate in the Northern region , The first female Chief Registrar in Kano State judiciary in 1973. She is the first female jurist to be appointed to the highest court in Nigeria. She has also earlier made history as the first woman to be appointed into the Appeal Court, Nigeria's second highest court and now The first female Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)
HER PLANS FOR NIGERIAN JUDICIARY WHEN SHE APPEARED BEFORE THE SENATE
FOR SCREENING : Speaking on the image of the judiciary, she said, “The perception of the judiciary by the public is indeed bad and I'm saddened. I'll try to ensure that the confidence reposed in the judiciary before is restored. I'll ensure that the bad eggs that are there are cleansed. It is sad that the ordinary Nigerian feels he won't get justice, and it is because of the situation we find ourselves,” she said.
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“The NJC will ensure that whenever any judicial officer contravenes the law or the directives given to him, I pray that with the cooperation of my colleagues, they will be dealt with.”Throwing more light on her plans to reform the judicial system, the new CJN, who promised to lead by example, said, “Corruption is in every system of our society and I cannot pretend that it is not in the judiciary. What I intend to do to curb this is to lead by example and to hope and pray that others will follow.“As the chairman of the National Judicial Council, I will encourage internal cleansing based on petition.”She added, “As I said I will try to make sure that the confidence reposed in the judiciary as it were before will be restored. I will try as much as possible to ensure that the bad eggs that are there are removed. I will try to ensure that there will be cleansing by the NJC based on petitions.
“It is sad that the ordinary man in the street now thinks and feels that he will not get justice and this is because of the situation we find ourselves. I will ensure that this perception is changed.”
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