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THE LOOMING KENYAN IEBC GAMBLE: VOICE FROM ABROAD

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UMARU SHINKAFI: A VOID THAT CANNOT BE FILLED

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Editor's Note: This tribute was written by Nasiru Ahmad Shinkafi, a Kaduna based legal practitioner. 

(Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi) 
A distinguished legal luminary, an internationally recognized intelligence chief (fondly called Chief Spy Master), anaccomplished police officer, a politician and the Marafan Sokoto. Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, without a doubt lived a fulfilled life.
Born on the 19th of January, 1937 at Kaura Namoda town in present day Zamfara to Hajiya Aishatu Ummarun Mamuda (the daughter of a former Emir of Kauran Namoda) and Alhaji Ali Bisije, a popular merchant. He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1959 after a successful completion of his elementary and secondary education at the famous Barewa College, Zaria. An astute individual with a curious mind, Umaru Shinkafi furthered his studies and graduated with a law degree from the prestigious University of Lagos in 1973 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1974.
In 1975, he was appointed as a Federal Commissioner (Minister) of …