Justice Aliyu was born in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State on 3rd October 1962. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and was appointed Magistrate in the Kaduna State Judiciary, he also served as the Deputy Chief Registrar, Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was appointed Judge of the High Court in 2001. His hobbies are playing Table Tennis and Golf. He is happily married with children.