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Dahiru Musdapher, ex-CJN, dies aged 75

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Ibrahim Sha’aban
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Eminent jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Mustapher, is dead. He was 75.

The former CJN died at a London hospital at 1:00pm on Tuesday after protracted illness.

Mr Musdapher 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 from 1985 until 2003 when he joined the Supreme Court.

The late jurist is survived by a wife and three children.

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