The Current Vice President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a famous Nigerian politician, lawyer, investor, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and philanthropist who currently served as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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Yemi Osinbajo Biography
- Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo popularly known as Yemi Osinbajo is Prior to his political career, he was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor of Law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law practice.
- Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo was born on the 8th of March 1957, (63 years) to the family of Late Sir. Opeoluwa Osinbajo in Creek Hospital, Lagos in the southwestern part of Nigeria.
- He attended Corona Primary School, Lago was he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1975. After completing his primary school education, Yemi Osinbajo proceeded to Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. While at Igbobi College, he was the winner of the State Merit Award in 1971.
- Yemi Osinbajo proceeded to the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a Second Class Upper Division in 1978. While at the University of Lagos, he also won the Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law.
- He studied Law and obtained his LL.B. He was called to the bar in the year 1979 and he gained his LLM in 1980 from the London School of Economics.
- From 1980, Yemi Osinbajo completed the compulsory one-year national youth service, where he served as a legal officer with Bendel Development and Planning Authority, in the old Bendel State, which is currently, the present Edo State, in the south southern part of Nigeria.
- Yemi Osinbajo began lecturing as a junior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Lagos, at the age of 23 years old. In 1981, he was gainfully employed as a junior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. From 1983 to 1986, he was promoted to senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Lagos. From 1988 to 1992, he was appointed as the Legal Adviser to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Bola Ajibola.
- He was appointed the Head of Department of Public Law in 1997 at the University of Lagos where he held the position for 2 years (1997-1999).
- In 1999, he was made the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State under the administration of Senator Bola Tinubu immediately after his tenure. Yemi Osinbajo held this position for 8 years, until the end of his tenure in 2007.
- In 2007, Yemi Osinbajo was made Senior Partner at Simmons Cooper Partners, a Barristers and Solicitors firm in Lagos, Nigeria. Yemi Osinbajo was also the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria before his inauguration into office, as the Vice President of Nigeria on 29th May 2015. However, during an interview, he insists that he still remains the pastor-in-charge of Lagos Province 48, of The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, and that he is only on loan to the Federal Government of Nigeria and will go back to his pastoral ministration after completing his tenure as Nigerian Vice President.
- Before his inauguration into office as the Vice President of Nigeria, Below is Yemi Osinbajo Career as a Pastor
Yemi As a Pastor
- Yemi served as the resident pastor at the Olive Tree House of Prayer for All Nations, Banana Island, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God. He was also a close aid to the Church’s General Overseer, Enoch Adeboye. He has at various times been Master of Ceremony at the church’s Holy Ghost Convention and Congress usually held at its Camp Ground along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Yemi As A Politician
- Osinbajo began the Lagos State justice reform project, which gives free legal services and legal representations to Lagos state’s habitats who are less-privileged and can’t afford to pay for legal services.
- He was also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a non-executive Director of Citibank and on 17 December 2014, he was picked as the All Progressive Congress running mate of General Buhari for 2015 presidential election. Before his inauguration, he was a solicitor to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on the suits against the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
- Osinbajo’s involvement in politics started after he and other notable Nigerians were tasked with the responsibility of developing a manifesto for a newly formed political party – All Progressives Congress (APC). This led to the presentation of the Roadmap to a New Nigeria – a document published by APC as its manifesto in 2013. The highlights of the manifesto were free meal school plan, and a conditional cash transfer to millions of poor Nigerians if they enroll their children in school, and immunize them.
- Former President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on Osinbajo the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on May 28, 2015. Following President Mohammadu Buhari’s declaration on May 9, 2017, Yemi Osinbajo became the acting president during President Buhari’s medical leave.
- On the 31st of March 2015, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo as the winners of the Presidential election. Osinbajo became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria. They were both sworn in on the 29th of May 2015.
- After 4-year tenure, Osinbajo and President Buhari ran for office again and won. They were sworn in for their second term in office on the 29th of May 2019 at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
- Yemi Osinbajo insists he is still the pastor-in-charge of the said province regardless of his position in the government. He said he is only giving himself as a loan to the political world.
- He is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, who is one of the granddaughters of Obafemi Awolowo, She was born on July 15, 1967, and she is a foremost writer-cum-philanthropist. You are right to call him a bonafide Lagosian with a huge vision.
- They are blessed with three children Damilola, Kanyinsola, and Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.
Yemi Osinbajo Memberships
- Yemi Osibanjo is a member of a good number of professional bodies.
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Nigerian Body of Benchers
- International Bar Association
- Council of Legal Education in Nigeria and Senior Advocate of Nigeria
- Independent director of CitiBank Nigeria.
- Ethics adviser to the board of the Africa Development Bank (ADB).
Yemi Osinbajo has Published/Edited Books
- A good number of Yemi Osibanjo’s literary works have been published and we’d be seeing them:
– Chapters contributed to books
- Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials in the Nigerian Special Military Tribunals Chapter 2 in Essays on Nigerian Law, Vol … 1, Pgs. 28–42. (J.A. Omotola ed)
- Domestic and International Protection for Women: “Landmarks on the Journey so far” in Women and Children under Nigerian Law”. (Awa U. Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990. pgs. 231–241
- The Common Law, The Evidence Act, and The Interpretation of Section 5(a) in Essays in Honour of Judge Elias (1986) (J.A. Omotola, ed) pgs. 165-18;
- Some Public Law Considerations in Environmental Protection. Chapter in “Environmental Laws in Nigeria”, (J.A. Omotola ed.) 1990 pgs 128–149
- Some Reforms in The Nigerian Law of Evidence Chapter in Law and Development (1986), (J.A. Omotola and A.A. Adeogun eds.) pgs. 282–311;
- Proof of Customary Law in non-customary Courts, – Towards a Restatement of Nigerian Customary Laws, (Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) 1991
- Some Problems of Proof of Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Nigeria (Awa Kalu ed.)
- FMJL Review Series, Legal and Institutional Framework For The Eradication of Drug Trafficking in Nigeria – Narcotics: Laws and Policy in Nigeria (Awa Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990
- Judicial and Quasi-judicial Processing of Economic and organized Crimes: Experiences, Problems, etc. Essays in Honour of Judge Bola Ajibola, (Prof. C.O. Okonkwo ed.) 1992
- FMJL Review Series, Modalities For The Implementation of The Transition Provisions in The New Constitution in Law Development and Administration (Yemi Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) (1990).
- External Debt Management: Case Study of Nigeria – International Finance and External Debt Management, UNDP/UNCTC, 1991
- Human Rights, Economic Development and the Corruption Factor in Human Rights and the Rule of Law and Development in Africa (Paul T. Zeleza et al. eds) 2004
Yemi Articles published in law journals
- Legitimacy and Illegitimacy under Nigerian Law Nig. J. Contemp. Law. (1984–87) pgs. 30–45
- Problems of Proof in Declaration of Title to Land, Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7, October 1986, pgs. 47–68
- Unraveling Evidence of Spouses in Nigeria, Legal Practitioners Review Vol. 1 No. 2 1987 pgs. 23–28
- Review of Some Decrees of the Structural Adjustment Era (Part 1, 2, 3), (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 2
- Can States Legislate on Rules of Evidence? Nigerian Current Law Review 1985 pgs. 234–242
- Interpretation of Section 131(a) of the Evidence Act. Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7 (1986), pgs. 118–122
- Current Issues in Transnational Lending and Debt Restructuring Agreements part 1 and 2, Autonomy, Academic Freedom, and the Laws Establishing Universities in Nigeria (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 2, pgs. 53–64, Admissibility of Computer-Generated Evidence. (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 1 pgs. 9–12
- (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs.60–63, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 3 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs. 51–55, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 4 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law)
- Roles, Duties, and Liabilities of Collateral Participants and Professional Advisers in Unit Trust Schemes (1991) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 7 pgs. 71–83, Reform of the Criminal Law of Evidence in Nigeria (1991) Jus. 2 No. 4 Pgs. 71–98
- Allegations of Crime in Civil Proceedings, U.I. Law Review 1987;
- Profit and Loss Sharing Banks – (1990) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 8, Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria.
- A review of the Beijing Rules. (1991) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 6. Pgs. 65–73
- Legality in a Collapsed State: The Somalia Experience 45 ICLQ 1996, pgs. 910–924.
- Sovereign Immunity in International Commercial Arbitration – The Nigerian experience and emerging state practice- In African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 4 RADIC 1992, page 1-25, Human Rights and Economic Development in The International Lawyer. 1994, Vol. 28, No. 3 pgs. 727–742
Yemi Books published/edited
- Nigerian Media Law, GRAVITAS Publishers 1991
- FMJL Review Series, The Unification and Reform of the Nigerian Criminal Law and Procedure Codes – (Malthouse Press), 1990
- Cases and Materials on Nigerian Law of Evidence, Macmillan, 1996
- Law Development and Administration (Malthouse Press), 1990
- Integration of the African Continent Through Law” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989, vol. 7, Federal Ministry of Justice Law Review Series)
- Narcotics: Law and Policy in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1990
- Towards A Better Administration of Justice System in Nigeria” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989)
FMJL Review Series, “Women and Children Under Nigerian Law”
- Democracy and the Law, FMJL Review Series, 1991
- Perspectives on Human Rights in Nigeria FMJL Review Series 1991
- The Citizens Report Card on Local Governments (with Omayeli Omatsola 1998)
- Perspectives on Corruption in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1992
- Annotated Rules of the Superior Courts of Nigeria (with Ade Ipaye) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2004
- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – A training Agenda for Nigeria (with Bankole Olubamise and Yinka Balogun, 1998) Legal Research and Resource Development Centre
- Cross Examination: A Trial Lawyer’s Most Potent Weapon (with Fola-Arthur Worrey) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2006
Awards And Recognitions
- State Merit Award – 1971
- School Prize for English Oratory – 1972
- Adeoba Prize for English Oratory – 1972-1975
- Elias Prize for Best Performance in History in 1973
- African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize in 1974.
- School Prize for Literature in 1975
- Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger – 2015
- Niger Delta Peace Laureate of the year award – 2018
- Life Bencher Award – 2019
- Imo Merit Award – 2019
- During the public declaration of assets in 2015, Yemi declared that he has about N94 million and $900,000 in his bank accounts. He also has a two-bedroom flat at the popular Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and a two-bedroom mortgaged property in Bedford, England.
- In a recent comment, he revealed that he earns a monthly income of N1.5 million as Vice President and according to him, the salary is poor when compared to the office he holds.
- Yemi Osinbajo is among the top richest people in Nigeria and Africa, He has served as an acting president too as well as held a good number of public offices. He is currently estimated to be net worth $10 million.
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Yemi Osinbajo born in Lago state, Nigeria
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