Yemi Osinbajo Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions
Yemi Osinbajo is a politician and attorney from Nigeria who serves as that country’s vice president at the moment. In addition to being a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), he served as a Senior Partner and Professor of Law at SimmonsCooper Partners before being appointed Vice President.
Yemi Osinbajo’s Biography
The family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo welcomed Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo into the world on March 8, 1957, at Creek Hospital in Lagos. He went to Lagos’ Corona Primary School. After thereafter, from 1969 to 1975, he attended Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. He then continued on to the University of Lagos for his undergraduate education, where he majored in law and earned a Second-Class Upper Degree in 1978. He received the Graham-Douglas Award for Commercial Law while he was an undergraduate. Upon graduation, he attended the Nigerian Law School for a one-year professional training course that was required. He was authorized to work there as a Supreme Court of Nigeria Lawyer and Solicitor. After completing his legal education in 1979, Osinbajo moved to London to attend the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he earned a Master of Laws degree in 1980.
Yemi Osinbajo’s Aspirations in Politics
Osinbajo became involved in politics when he and other prominent Nigerians were given the duty of creating a platform for the newly founded All Progressives Congress political party (APC). As a result, the Pathway to a New Nigeria, an APC manifesto issued in 2013, was presented. The free lunch program and a conditional cash transfer to millions of low-income Nigerians who enroll their children in school and give them immunizations were the highlights of the manifesto. On December 17, 2014, Yemi Osinbajo was declared as Retired General Muhammadu Buhari’s running partner and vice-presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections following the release of the APC manifesto.
The winners of the presidential election were declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). On March 31, 2015, Osinbajo officially assumed the position of Vice President-elect of Nigeria. On May 29, 2015, they both took their oaths of office. President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo successfully re-ran for office after their four-year terms ended. On May 29, 2019, at Eagle Square in Abuja, they took the oath of office for a second term.
Yemi Osibanjo As Acting President
President Muhammadu Buhari informed the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate in writing of his plan to travel for medical treatment on May 9, 2017. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, assumed the role of acting president while the president was gone. On August 7, 2018, Yemi Osibanjo, the acting president, sacked Lawal Daura, the head of the State Security Service, as a result of the unauthorized entry of armed and masked department personnel into the National Assembly. Matthew Seiyefa took up Lawal Daura’s duties.
Organizations that Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a member of
- International Bar Association member.
- British Institute of Comparative and International Law
- Body of Benchers in Nigeria.
- Nigeria’s Council for Legal Education.
- Director of CitiBank Nigeria who is independent.
- The board of the Africa Development Bank’s ethics advisor (ADB).
Books Yemi Osinbajo has written or edited
- FMJL Review Series, Women and Children Under Nigerian Law
- Integration of the African Continent Through Law (Federal Ministry of Justice Law Review Series vol. 7) published by the Edward Foakes Publishers – 1989
- Towards A Better Administration of Justice System in Nigeria published by the Edward Foakes Publishers – 1989
- FMJL Review Series, The Unification and Reform of the Nigerian Criminal Law and Procedure Codes published by Malthouse Press – 1990
- Law Development and Administration published by Malthouse Press – 1990
Yemi Osinbajo’s Articles Published In Law Journals
1984 – 1989
- Can States Legislate on Rules of Evidence? Nigerian Current Law Review (Pages 234–242) – 1985
- Problems of Proof in Declaration of Title to Land, Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7, (Pages 47–68) – October 1986
- Interpretation of Section 131(a) of the Evidence Act. Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7 (Pages 118–122) – 1986
- Legitimacy and Illegitimacy under Nigerian Law, Nig. J. Contemp. Law. (Pages 30–45) – 1984 -1987
- Unravelling Evidence of Spouses in Nigeria, Legal Practitioners Review Vol. 1 No. 2 (Pages 23–28) – 1987
- Allegations of Crime in Civil Proceedings, U.I. Law Review – 1987
- Review of Some Decrees of the Structural Adjustment Era (Part 1, 2, 3), (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 2 (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)
1990 – 1996
- 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 (Pages 9–12)
- Profit and Loss Sharing Banks, Jus. Vol. 2 No. 8, Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria – 1990
- 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
- A review of the Beijing Rules, Jus. Vol. 2 No. 6. (Pages 65–73) – 1991
- 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. Vol. 28, No. 3 (Pages 727–742) – 1994
- Legality in a Collapsed State: The Somalia Experience 45 ICLQ (Pages 910–924) – 1996.
Yemi Osinbajo’s Awards
Following are a few of the honorary awards given to Vice president Yemi Osinbajo:
- Osinbajo conferred the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) as the vice president on May 28, 2015.
- Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972–1975
- Yemi Osinbajo is a recipient of several awards and honors, some of which include:
- State Merit Award 1971
- The School Prize for English Oratory, 1972
- African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974
- Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) 1973
- School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975
Yemi Osinbajo’s Family Life
He is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, one of Obafemi Awolowo’s granddaughters, and the couple has three children together: Damilola, Kanyinsola, and Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.
Yemi Osinbajo’s Net Worth
Yemi Osinbajo’s net worth or income is reportedly in the range of $22 million. His major occupation as a politician has contributed significantly to his riches.
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