California State Varsity to Honour Legal Icon, Ali


On Saturday, April 28, 2018, a Nigerian legal icon, Mallam
Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN will receive the 2018 Peace
Humanitarian Award from the Board of the Centre for African
Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) at California State
University, Sacramento, United States of America.

The award will be presented to him at the end of the
institute’s 27th annual Africa/Diaspora conference with
the theme ‘African Peace and Security Architecture’,
which will hold at the Ballroom of the University Union.
According to a letter signed by the institute’s Director,
Professor Ernest Uwazie, the award is in recognition of
Ali’s distinguished contributions of his talent, time and
treasure in promoting peaceable communities, institutions,
and organisations, as well as numerous charitable works in
various parts of Nigeria. Also, for his outstanding legal
practice, service in Track 11 diplomacy and his various
philanthropic works.

With the latest recognition, Ali joins other past Peace
Award recipients of the annual awards, which include the
first female/immediate past Chief Justice of Ghana, Georgina
Theodora Wood; Dr. Joseph Marshall of the Omega Boys
Club/Street Soldiers (2012); Ambassador Jeanette Ndhlovu of
South Africa; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Dr. David Covin,
Professor Emeritus (Sac State); Professor Isaac Albert of
the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Daniel Yamshon, Esq.;
Judge Barry Loncke (Superior Court of California, County of
Sacramento), Honorable Kevin Johnson, immediate past Mayor
of Sacramento, and Honorable Barbara Lee, US Congresswoman,
among others over the past 27 years. CAPCR is an institute
of California State University, Sacramento that provides
conflict resolution and peace education services and
research in/about Africa and the Diaspora.

In a brief remark, Malam Ali said “I thank God at all
times for His unending mercies and favours in my life. Of
course, I feel happy for the honour and award which came
unsolicited, like other awards I have been honoured