|Justice Aloma Mariam Muktar|
The nomination was contained in a letter from the Presidency to the President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday.
The Senate; Nigeria’s upper parliament is responsible for the screening and approval of nominees to the Supreme court and the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Two other Justices; Kumai Bayang Akaahs(North West) and Stanley Shenko Alagoa(South-South) were also nominated to the Supreme Court.
Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar was born on November 20, 1944, had her education at St. George Primary School, Zaria, St. Bartholomew’s School, Wusasa, Zaria, Rossholme School for Girls, East Brent, Somerset, England, Reading Technical College, Reading, Berkshire, England, Gibson and Weldon College of Law.
She was called to the English Bar in November, 1966 and to the Nigerian bar in July 1967.
She worked as State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Northern Nigeria, 1967, Office of the Legal Draftsman, Interim Common Services Agency, Magistrate Grade I, 1971, Chief Registrar, Kano State Judiciary, 1973, Judge of the High Court of Kano State, 1977-1987, Justice of the Court of Appeal, 1987-1993, Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, 1993-2005. Justice of the Supreme Court (JSC) since 2005.
She is married with children.