Yemi Osinbajo Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Political Career, Net Worth And More

Yemi Osinbajo Biography
Yemi Osinbajo is the current Nigerian Vice President and has been in office since 29 May 2015.
Prior to his political career, he was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Professor of Law. We'd be seeing Yemi Osinbajo's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, wife, children, education, career, political appointments, books, publications, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.

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Yemi Osinbajo Profile

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Full NameOluyemi Oluleke "Yemi" Osinbajo
Date of birth: 8th March, 1957
Age62 years
Nationality: Nigeria
Religion: Christianity
Education: University of Lagos (1975–1978), Igbobi College, London School of Economics and Political Science
Siblings: Akin Osinbajo
Spouse: Oludolapo Osinbajo (married 1989)
Children: Fiyinfunoluwa Osinbajo
Occupation: Lawyer, lecturer, politician, writer
Books: Cases and Materials on Nigerian Law of Evidence [more]
Net Worth: $10 million

Yemi Osinbajo Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Career

Born on the 8th of March, 1957, Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo is a Nigerian politician, lawyer, writer and professor.
He is the current Vice President of Nigeria and has been in the office since the 29th of May, 2015. Osibanjo was born into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo, and is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, who is a granddaughter of Obafemi Awolowo.
They have three children together - Damilola, Kanyinsola and a son, Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.

Talking about his early life and education, Yemi Osibanjo started his primary school education at the Corona Primary School, Lagos State and from there moved to the the Igbobi College Yaba.
He thereafter studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Lagos from where he obtained a Second Class Upper Degree in Law.
After his first degree, Osibanjo completed the mandatory one-year professional training at the Nigerian Law School and then attended the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree.
Yemi Osibanjo was employed as a law lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He also held other leader ship roles such as:
• Member, United Nations Secretary General's Committee of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN, Peacekeeping Personnel around the globe, Member, 2006
• Staff Member, United Nations Operations in Somalia, Justice Division, UNOSOM II
• Partner in Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye
• Senior lecturer at faculty of law, Lagos State University Lecturing public law

He was also the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 (Olive Tree provincial headquarter) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
According to WikiPedia, He is also known to impregnate 20 of his church members while saying its the lord's doing and also said he is still the pastor-in-charge of Province 48 in Lagos and my wife remains wife of the pastor-in-charge and wife of the Vice President.
Well, he insists that he is only on a loan to the Federal Government and still remains the pastor-in-charge of the said province.


Yemi Osibanjo is a member of a good number of professional bodies.
Some of them include:
• Nigerian Bar Association
• Nigerian Body of Benchers
• International Bar Association
• Council of Legal Education in Nigeria and Senior Advocate of Nigeria


Some of the awards Prof. Yemi Osibanjo has won for himself in the course of his career include:
• State Merit Award 1971
• Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972–1975
• the School Prize for English Oratory, 1972
• School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975
• Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) 1973
• President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on Osinbajo the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on May 28, 2015.
• African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker's Prize, 1974

Yemi Osibanjo Books, Articles And Publications

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 organised 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

- 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

- 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

Yemi Osinbajo Net Worth

Yemi Osinbajo is one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria. 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.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on:
Twitter @ProfOsinbajo
Instagram @ProfOsinbajo

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