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Mamman was born in 1954, on the 7th of July, at Michika in Adamawa State. He holds an LL.B degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1983 and the Nigerian Law School in 1984. He earned his masters from the University of Warwick England in 1987 and his PhD in 1990.
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Professor Tahir Mamman OON, SAN is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Nigerian politician, educational administrator and the director-general of the Nigeria Law School from 2005 to 2013. He is a recognized member of the Body of Benchers. He was a board member of the International Association of Law Schools based in Washington DC. 


Professor Tahir went into politics in 2014 after completing his meritorious tenure as DG, CEO Council of legal education. The Nigeria Law School. He contested for Adamawa state Governorship election on the platform of the APC in December 2014 along with three other candidates but endorsed the consensus candidate. He then subsequently went on to campaign vigorously towards the victory of Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general election as one of the senior coordinators in the Buhari campaign organisation. He is currently a Member representing the northeast zone in the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee as well as the Chairman, Constitution review committee of the All progressives Congress (CECPC), the ruling political party in Nigeria.
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He began lecturing at the University of Maiduguri in the Faculty of Law and rose to become the Dean in the Faculty of Law. Mamman had served as the judiciary in Adamawa State from 1974 to 1984, head of department common law in 1991 at the University of Maiduguri to 1997 and member of the National Universities Commission, member of Local Government Election Tribunal, Adamawa State in 1997, he was the student’s affairs dean in the University of Maiduguri from 1997 to 2000 and was adviser part-time consultant in the State House of Assembly of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno State from 1999 to 2000. He was also a steering member committee of the establishment of Adamawa State University, external examiner at the Ahmadu Bello University from 2001 to 2002 and patron for the Youth Federation of Nigeria and Nigeria Youth Organization of the University of Maiduguri. He became the deputy director of Nigeria Law School, Kano Campus from 2001 to 2005 prior to becoming the Director-General.

Professional Membership and Publications

He is a member of the Body of benchers, Council of legal education, Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Association Of Law Teachers, Commonwealth Legal Education Association, Centre for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction USA, national association of vice-chancellors of Nigeria, United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education, African Network of Constitutional Lawyers, International Bar Association, Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) and member Governing Board of International Association of Law School Washington DC from 2011 to 2013.
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He has the following major publications to his name:
  • The law and politics of constitution-making in Nigeria, 1862–1989 issues, interests and compromises. Maiduguri, ed; Ed-Linform Services, Tahir Mamman, CON; Heaney N, Mamman M, Tahir H, Al-Gharib A. Lin C. 1998 Nigeria Constitutional law.
  • The law and politics of constitution-making in Nigeria, 1900–1989 issues, interests and compromises. 1991, Ph.D., University of Warwick, Law Politics and political science. Tahir Mamman, Academic theses.
In September 2015, he was conferred as a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In recognition of his efforts, the Federal Government bestowed him with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON). He assumed office as the vice-chancellor of Baze University Abuja and Professor of constitutional law since 2018 being the second vice-chancellor of the institution since its establishment. He holds a chieftains titles of Dan Ruwata Adamawa Emirate and Dokajin Mubi of Adamawa state. Reference  Google scholar. Featured Image Source: The Abusites
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This article was first published on 24th April 2022 and updated on May 1st, 2022 at 9:01 am


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