The Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar was born on the 20<sup>th</sup> of November 1944. After her early education in Nigeria, she moved to England for the rest of her education.
Gibson and Weldon College of Law, in England. She is a member of the bar association, both in England, and in Nigeria.
She is a long serving public servant, with over four decades, with experience in the judiciary. She began her civil service career with the, Ministry of Justice, northern Nigeria, as a pupil state counsel, she moved on the now defunct North-Eastern State government as Magistrate, and then Kano State government judiciary as a chief registrar in (1973).
She has also served as judge of the high court of Kano state, Justice of the Court of Appeal, and presiding justice of the Court of Appeal , from 1993 to 2005, prior to her appointment at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Fellow of the institute of Arbitrators; she was also made a life Bencher in 2007.
In the course of her career, she has received several awards; a Gold Merit Award for Contribution to the Development of Law in Kano State (1993); recognition by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (in 1989 and 2003); she was inducted to the Nigerian Hall of fame (2005). In2006, she was Conferred with the Nigerian National Honor of Commander of the Order of Niger (CON).