Posted by Karen on
05/21/2016 11:53:12 AM
Abubakar Malami, Senior Advocate of Nigeria was born April 17, 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. He is an indigene of Kebbi State. He was born to Late Hon. Khadi Malami Nasarawa and Halima Malami.
He had his early education at Nassarawa Primary School, Birnin Kebbi from 1973 to 1979, proceeded to College of Arts and Arabic Studies. He attended Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto where he studied Law between 1987 to 1991. Abubakar Malami then proceeded to the Nigerian Lawschool, Lagos in 1992 where he was called to the Nigerian Bar. He then obtained his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri in 1994. Between 1995 and 1996 he worked as Magistrate grade II in the Kebbi State Judiciary. He was a member of the Local Government Election Tribunal for the 2003 Election and National Publicity Secretary, Muslim Lawyers Forum of Nigeria from 2002 to 2004. He served in various capacities including being a state counsel and magistrate in Kebbi State and teaching law at the Usman Dan Fodio University before going into private legal practice. He was also the National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
bIt is worthy to note that, Abubakar Malami was one of those who worked closely to advance the interest of the All Progressive Congress(APC) especially the candidacy of President Mohammadu Buhari over the years! Indeed he was the Lead Counsel of the Legal Team of the defunct CPC right from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court, when he was the National Adviser of the CPC.
He was a member of the defunct CPC Merger Committee that negotiated the formation of All Progressives Congress together with the defunct ACN, ANPP and factions of APGA and DPP.
He had been one of the consistent members of the opposition right from 2003 till the victory of the APC in the general election in March 2015. He sought for the nomination as the Governorship Candidate of the APC for Kebbi State but withdrew from the race due to pressure from elders of the Party.
Before his appointment as the Attorney General and Minister of justice, ABUBAKAR MALAMI, was a private legal practitioner with decades of track records. He is a highly experienced and articulate legal giant, who has a track record of demonstrated ability to lead diverse higher level and complicated litigations.
His unparalleled performance in the legal profession resulted in his conferment with the respected rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in the year 2008, the highest rank of honour accorded to legal practitioners who have excelled in the legal profession in Nigeria.
Apart from legal practice, Malami has also achieved successful venture in business and politics. As a politician Abubakar was one time the National Legal Adviser of the then opposition political party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). He actively participated in the process that led to the merger of the legacy parties and marshaled the birth of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013.
After the successful outcome of the 2015 presidential elections which was won by APC, Malami was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in the 19-man transition committee of the All progressive Congress.
He was sworn in as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 11th November, 2015, sequel to his earlier nomination and subsequent confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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