Justice Nasiru Ajanah, chief judge of Kogi State dies at 64.

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Justice Nasiru Ajanah, the chief justice if Kogi State is reported to have died of an ailment. It is reported that he died during the early hours of Sunday (Today) in Abuja Hospital after a protracted illness, he was 64 years old.

The Chief Justice hails from Okehi Local government area of Kogi State, and was born in 1956 into the family of Alhaji MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene Local Government Area of present Kogi State.

He started his educational pursuits early at the Native Authority (Central) Primary School, Okene between 1962 and 1968, then in 1969 he proceeded to Federal Government College, Keffi, he graduated in 1973 and also got his Higher School Certificate (HSC) at the same college between 1974 and 1975.

He graduated with LL.B Hons. From Ahmadu Bello University, Faculty of Law, He later proceeded to Nigerian Law School and passed the Bar Examination in flying colors and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He started his career, after the National Youth Service with Kwara State Ministry of Justice, where he served as State Counsel between 1982 and 1984.

He set up his private firm, Nasiru Ajanah & CO., in Okene where he practiced law between 1985 and 1089.

He was later appointed by the then Kwara State Government as a Judge of Kwara State High Court in 1990. The appointment was later transferred to Kogi State when the state was created in 1991.

He served as a high court judge in several jurisdictions across the state, including Ankpa Between 1991 and 1991 and 1993; Isanlu Between 1994 and 1996; Okene between 1996 and 1999 and Lokoja from 1999 to date.

Late Justice Nasiru Ajanah previously served in various capacities such as

Chairman, Kabba disturbance tribunal in Kogi State (1994); Chairman, Election petition tribunal in Adamawa State (1998); Member of Governing of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1999 and 2006);


Others were Chairman, Panel on Muritala Mohammed International Airport Fire Incidence (2000); Chairman, Election petition Tribunal in Akwa – Ibom State (2007) and Chairman; Election Tribunal Petition (2) in Rivers State (2008).