Northern Nigeria’s Settlement of 1960: Who Was Who
SHARIA IMPLEMENTATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, 1999-2006: A SOURCEBOOK, Vol. I, pp. 11-26, Philip Ostien, ed., Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd., 2007
16 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Date Written: November 2007
In the years just before and just after Nigeria gained its independence from Britain in 1960, the Muslim leaders of the Northern Region agreed to and implemented a number of changes in the Region’s legal and judicial systems which affected the application of Islamic law in particular. This was “the Settlement of 1960”. This paper (a) gives lists of people who held various positions in the Government of Northern Nigeria in the years 1958 and 1962, and of those who served on various committees related to the Settlement of 1960, and (b) gives brief biographies of thirty-two of those people. It concludes with a bibliography of published sources for the brief biographies. For the Settlement of 1960 itself, see P. Ostien and S. Fwatshak, “Northern Nigeria’s Settlement of 1960 and Why It Still Matters Today”, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1992140.
Keywords: Nigeria, independence, Northern Region, leaders, biography, Islamic law, Panel of Jurists, Sharia Court of Appeal
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