19th and 20th Century Snuff Sniffers.

Throwback to a photo I posted 8 years ago.

It’s of a market lady (c1940s) in Onitsha photographed taking snuff.

So, I just realised this pose/act of being captured sniffing snuff may actually have “been a thing”

A friend just sent me photos 2 and 3.
It’s of Victorian era ladies sniffing their snuff too.

Justice Victoria Ayodele Uzoamaka Onejeme.

Justice Victoria Ayodele Uzoamaka Onejeme, was the first female Attorney General in Nigeria (Anambra State 1976); pioneer Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (1984).

Photo: Mrs Victoria Ayodele Uzoamaka Onejeme on the day she was sworn in to the East Central State Executive Council in 1975.

She died in 2017 at the age of 87

The Wedding of Mallam Abdullahi Abubakar and Miss Aloma Muktar c1967

At first I wasn’t sure if this was Aloma Mariam Mukhtar – former Chief Justice of Nigeria (July 2012 to November 2014) because I assumed Mukhtar was her married name.

The article says the young bride, “the former Miss Aloma Muktar was State Counsel”

In 1967, Aloma Mariam Mukhtar also happened to be State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice in Northern Nigeria.

Remember, in the 1960s there were not many female lawyers from the north.

Could there have been two northern female lawyers with the same name?

The article states that “Hundreds of people attended a series of ceremonies marking the marriage between Mallam Abdullahi Abubakar the representative of the North Eastern State Government and state counsel former Miss Aloma Muktar.

The climax of the ceremonies was a wedding party thrown by the mother of the bride Alhajiya Hadiza Ashafa at her Mubi Close residence were the guests were thrilled with traditional and modern music.

The ceremonies which spread over three days started off with a cocktail party held in the North East House, in Kaduna”

-Hon. Justice Dr. Mrs. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar-

In her career, Hon. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar has had many firsts.

She was the first female lawyer from Northern Nigeria, first female judge of the High Court in Kano State judiciary, the first female justice of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.