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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fwatshak, Sati and Ostien, Philip, Northern Nigeria’s Settlement of 1960: Who Was Who (November 2007). SHARIA IMPLEMENTATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, 1999-2006: A SOURCEBOOK, Vol. I, pp. 11-26, Philip Ostien, ed., Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd., 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1992143

Sati Fwatshak (Contact Author)

University of Jos ( email )

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Jos, North Central Zone 930003
Nigeria
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Philip Ostien

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Madison, WI 53704
United States
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