milesone pixDEATH: Alhaji Abdulkadir Sallawu, 76, Talban Agaie and solicitor at law, has died, on Sunday, Dec 15, 2019, at his home, in Minna, and been buried, according to Islamic rites. Born at Sallawu Kota, in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State, his father, Idrisu Yaya Gana, was the then village head of Sallahu Kota, where he grew up and obtained his Islamic education. He was enrolled at Kutiriko Primary School in January, 1956, at the age of 13. He showed early leadership qualities, and was nominated as class monitor; later he became the head boy of the school. In 1960, he was admitted into Agaie Senior Primary School, and again, he was appointed the head boy in 1962. The following year, in January, he was in Bida Teachers’ College, where his tutelage as an educator began, crowned with National Certificate in Education, obtained at Advanced Teachers’ College, Sokoto, in 1973. He was posted to Sokoto Teachers’ College, as college class teacher. In 1974, he was transferred to Dogon Daji Teachers’ College to serve as vice principal. His thirst for greater knowledge took him to Bayero University, Kano, in 1974, and after one academic session, he was one of the nine students that were transferred to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to study Islamic and English common law combined. While at ABU, he went to Al Hazar University, Cairo, Egypt, for a research in Sharia spending six months. He graduated with LLB and LLB Sharia combined honours in October, 1978. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Sharia Law from the same university in1989. He attended the Nigeria Law School, Lagos, in 1978, and served in Kano, under the National Youths Service Corps Scheme between 1979-1980. He served at the Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal, where he was assigned the responsibilities of all the appeal processes to Court of Appeal, Kaduna. He took up appointment with Niger State Sharia Court of Appeal in October, 1980, as senior registrar. He was appointed as chief registrar in 1991, and served the state judiciary for 22 years, retiring December 31, 2002. While in service, he served as a member of Election Tribunal at Bida, in 1994, and also with Appeal Tribunal at Minna High Court in 1999. In retirement, he was director, Alhassan (Nig) Enterprises Ltd, Minna; chairman, Niger Sate Quranic Recitation Competition, Agaie Local Government Chapter; chairman, Finance Committee, 2ndJumma’at Mosque, Agaie (2002); elder stakeholder, PDP, Agaie LG branch, and member, Niger State Quranic Recitation. He was a member of Agaie Emirate Council and a member of NBA.