Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN (Chairman)

Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN



DATE OF BIRTH : 27th December, 1977


  • 2016 – 2019: Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • 2006 – 2011: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • 2003 – 2004: Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja
  • 1998 – 2003: Bayero University, Kano
  • 1996 – 1997: Kano State College of Arts Science and Remedial Studies
  • 1990 – 1995: Government College Bauchi
  • 1983 – 1989: Central Primary School Birnin Kudu


  • 2019: Doctor of Laws (PhD)
  • 2011: Master of Laws (LL.M)
  • 2004: Called to the Nigeria Bar on 12th October 
  • 2004: Barrister at Law (BL)
  • 2003: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Common and Islamic Laws)
  • 1997: Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination Result
  • 1995: West African Senior Secondary School Certificate ‘O’ Level
  • 1989: First leaving School Certificate


  • 2023 – 2023           Attorney – General/Commissioner of Justice, Jigawa State
  • 2023 – 2023           Bashir, Nasir & Co Legal Practitioners, Kano, Kano State.
  • 2019 – 2023           Attorney – General/Commissioner of Justice, Jigawa State.
  • 2005 – 2016           A. A. Umar & Co. Legal Practitioners, Kano, Kano State 
  • 2004 – 2005          National Youth Service (Aki, P.A. & Co;Legal Practitioner, Gombe, Gombe State)
  • 2004                        Law Office Attachment (A.A. Mu’allimu & Co;Legal Practitioners, Kano State)


  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu A Comparative Analysis of the Constitutional Provisions and Practice for the Appointment of Chief Justice of Kenya and Nigeria, A.B.U.J.P.I.L Vol. 10, (2020 – 2022) June 2022 pp. 1 – 13. 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu & Aliyu, Nasiru Adamu Divergent Opinions Regarding Appointment of Academics to Judicial offices in Nigeria: A Socio-Legal Approach, JUUM (2021) 29, 69 – 74.
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu. “An Overview of the Disciplinary Mechanisms for Sanctioning of Judicial Officers in Nigeria” Obafemi Awolowo University Law Journal 1, No. 1(2018) 199-215. 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu et al., “An Examination of the Disciplinary Mechanisms for the Breach of Code of Conduct Applicable to Judicial Officers in Nigeria” Ahmadu Bello University Journal of Public and International Law 8 (2018) 199-205.  
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu et al “An Appraisal of the Constitutional and Regulatory Mechanisms for the Appointment of Judicial Officers in Nigeria and Associated Challenges” UUM Journal of Legal Studies 9 (2018) 91-114. 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu “The Appointment of Judicial Officers learned in Islamic Law: A Case Review of Yakubu Galadima & 1 Other v. The Hon. Judge Sharia Court Gwana & 3 Others” Unimaid Journal of Public Law 5 No. I September (2018) 99-112 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu et al “Constitutional Requirements for the Removal of Heads of Court in Nigeria: An Analysis of Elelu-Habeeb & Anor v. Attorney General of the Federation & Ors” Unimaid Journal of Private and Property Law 2 No. 1 (2017) 339-349.  
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu “Grant of Reliefs to a Non-Party in a Pre-Election Suit: A Review of the Supreme Court Decision in the All-Progressives Congress & 2 Ors v. Hon. Danladi Idris Karfi & 2 Ors” Unimaid Journal of Private and Property Law 2 No. 2 (2017) 250-257.  
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu “A Review of Implications of Nganjiwa v. Federal Republic of Nigeria on the Investigation and Prosecution of Judicial Officers in Nigeria” Nigeria Police Academy Law Journal 2 No. 1 June (2016) 107-115. 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu “An Exposition to the 2014 Revised Guidelines for the Appointment of Judicial officers in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges” Ahmadu Bello University Law Journal 36 (2016) 21-33 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu “An Appraisal of the Procedure for Appointment and Removal of Judicial Officers in Nigeria” Nigeria Police Academy Law Journal 1 No. 2 December (2015) 293-308  
  •   Aliyu, Musa Adamu “The Retrospective Effect of Decree 107 of 1993 on the Exclusive Jurisdiction of Federal High Court: An Examination of Some Conflicting Decisions of the Supreme Court” Kano Bar Journal No. 1 Vol. 2 (2014) 16-40 ISSN: 2360-7653.
  • in Official Conference Proceedings
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu, Nor Anita Abdullah & Haslinda Mohd Anuar (2018) Challenges in the Evaluation of Candidates for the Appointment of Judicial Officers Learned in Customary Law in Nigeria, 2ND International Conference on Social Science and Management (SICONSEM 2018) edited by Nor Arpizah Atan and Nor Aziani Jamil, UUM Press Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, p. 32  
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu and Abdullah, Anita and Mohd Anuar, Haslinda (2018) Safeguarding democratically elected local government councils in Nigeria from abuse. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences. pp. 201-208. ISSN 23571330
  • Papers Presented at Conferences and Seminars 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu, An Overview of Diversity in the Appointment of Federal Judicial Officers in Nigeria Being a Paper Presented in 3rd Asia International Multidisciplinary Conference, 2019 at Universiti Teknology Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu 
  • Book Publication – Chapters 
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu. The Attitude of the Apex Court on the Concurrent Findings of two lower Courts: Kamila v State In Finality & Infallibility A Review of Selected Supreme Court Decisions of Hon. Justice Amiru Sanusi edited by Lanre Akinsola and Abdul Mohammed, Asco Publishers (2020) 49 – 57.
  • Aliyu, Musa Adamu. “Evidence and Procedure.” In Principles of Islamic Law an Introductory Text Book, edited by Muhammed Tabiu, Rabiu Sani Shatsari and Mamman Lawan, Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press Ltd., (2016) 419-464


  • Reading 
  • Listening to current affairs on the Radio. 

Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, was conferred with the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON on 12th October, 2023 and sworn-in on 27th November 2023. 

He was appointed by the President and Comamander -in-Chief of the Armed Force, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on 17th October, 2023 and sworn into office on Wednesday 13th December, 2023 after being confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.