Advisory Board


Dan Masanin Kano (Chairman) He was born 1929 in Kano City, Kano State, Nigeria. He had his elementary studies at the Shahuci elementary school in Kano, Kano Middle school and then Kano College. He has held several ministerial posts during his time. He was the first Minister of Mines and Power, first Commissioner for Local Government Kano State, first Commissioner for Forestry, Community Development and Cooperative. He was also the First Chief Public Complaints Commission of Nigeria, First Chairman National Council for Arts and Culture. He was the Special envoy of the President Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Lancaster house talks for the independence of Zimbabwe. He received a number of Honours such as the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) for contributing to Nigeria’s Public administration, excellent diplomatic service, promotion of Nigerian Culture, and advocacy of responsible political leadership. He was honoured by the Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow, for the promotion of world peace.

His hobbies include Reading, especially the Holy Qur’an, and imparting knowledge through lectures and dialogue.

Honourable Justice Uwais was born on the 12th of June 1936 in Zaria. After his primary education, Justice Uwais attended the prestigious Barewa College in Zaria. After the Institute Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria he proceeded tp the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1963. He worked in several legal capacities, such as State Counsel, North Nigeria (1966-1969), Acting High Court Judge of the High Courts of North-Central, Benue-Plateau and North-Eastern States of Nigeria, 1st January, 1973-1st January, 1974. Justice of the Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Appeal of Nigeria, 1st January, 1977-14th August, 1979. He served as Chairman, Jimeta Disturbances Tribunal, Gongola State of Nigeria in 1984, Commonwealth Member of Presidential Commission of Enquiry, Sri Lanka, 1993. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in August 1979 and remained in that capacity until December, 1995 when he was sworn as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was Chairman National Judicial Council, Chairman, Federal Judicial Service Commission, Chairman, Board of Governors and National Judicial Institute from 1995 to 2006.

He has held several professional appointments and was an Editor of the Law Reports of the Northern Nigeria from 1974 to 1978. He has been awarded numerous honorary awards such as the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) (LLD) of the University of Lagos, 1997, Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), Nassarawa State University, 2006; Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa), University of Jos, 2007; Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Abuja, 2009. He is also the recipient of the Highest Order of Justice of the World Jurists Association, China, 2005, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1997, Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, London, U.K., 2000 for life, Honorary President of the World Jurist Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., from 1997 to date. He is the recipient of the National Honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.

He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nig) since March 2007 and is the current Chairman of the Negotiation, Conflict and Management Group. He was appointed Chairman of the Electoral Reform Committee from 2007 to 2009. He is married with children.

Hobbies are Reading, Billiards and Walking.

He was born on the 28th of November 1938, and had his primary education at St. John’s CMS School, Aja-Sagay/Amukpe and St. Luke’s Anglican School, Sapele. He went to Urhobo College, Effurun, Warri, from where he moved to Kings College Lagos and finally attended the University of Ibadan where he studied English. He was a member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, Ministry of External Affairs from 1963-1984. He was the High Commissioner to Ghana and Ambassador to Spain. He was also the permanent representative to WTO Madrid, Spain, and was Ambassador to the Holy See, Vatican City.

A Political and Investment Risk Consultant, he was an ECOWAS Consultant/Observer on Liberia and Sierra Leone elections. He is an author and his works include, Nigeria in Transition: Twisting & Turning, The call and The promise, The Eschatology of Praise.

Born on the 10th of July 1936 in Mandawari Kano City, Nigeria, Mallam Hafiz attended Shoreditch College (affiliate of University of London), Egham, Surrey, England where he bagged a Diploma in Education. He then attended University of California, Los Angeles, USA and got a BSc in Systems Engineering. He has also attended several post-graduate courses and programmes such programmes as UK Open University, Open Learning Institute, Vancouver, Canada. He was a teacher in Maiduguri from 1959-1962. He also served as the Chief Inspector of Education at the Kano State Ministry of Education. During his tenure as the Inspector he coordinated the planning and establishment of Kano In-Service Centre (now KERC). In 1976, he was appointed the founding Director and Chief Executive of National Teachers Institute, Kaduna by the FG. He served as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Kano State’s University of Science and Technology (BUSAT).

In August 2002, He Received The Federal Ministry Of Education Merit Award, He was awarded a National Honour as the Officer of the Order of Niger in December 2003, after He was elected as a Fellow of The Commonwealth of Learning. He received the Federal Ministry of Education Merit Award, National Teachers’ Institute Merit Award, Merit Award from Government Technical College, Kano.

Fatimah Waziri Ibrahim (nee Kashim Ibrahim) was born in Maiduguri on the 22nd of September 1947 to Shettima Kashim (late Sir Kashim Ibrahim) and Lady Khadija (nee Metteden). She attended primary school at the Staff School, University of Ibadan from 1956-1959, after which she left immediately for the UK for her secondary school at the Badminton School in Bristol England from 1959 to 1963. On the 29th of December 1963, she got married to Alhaji Waziri Ibrahim. She had her first child in 1965 and later went to back to school; this time, the Federal Training Centre (1967-1968) and finally concluded at the Federal Polytechnic Kaduna with a Diploma in Business Management from 1970-1974. She is blessed with 9 lovely children.

She’s a director in her husband’s companies both in Nigeria and abroad. She was a member of Councils for both University of Benin (1975-1979) and University of Jos (1982-1986). She is also a Member, Board of Governors at the Regent School International Abuja (1999 till date). She is presently into farming.

Her hobbies are reading, travelling and philanthropy.