Brief Profile Of Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN: Where He was born And His Qualifications
Personal Data: Other Names: Oluyemi Oluleke, Date of Birth: 8th March, 1957, Place of Birth: Creek Hospital, Lagos, Home Address: 4, Osinbajo Close, Obanikoro, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, Nigeria. Nationality: Nigerian, Marital Status: Married.
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo is the Vice President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is also a Nigerian Senior Advocate, Professor of Law and a Senior Partner at a law firm
Prof Osinbajo’s profile. It said his LLB degree from the University of Lagos was awarded in 1978. He is 55 years now (born 1959) which means he graduated at the age of 19. How possible could this have been at the time? Meaning he must have finished his O’level at 14, A Higher School Certificate at 16, and then graduate with a Law degree at 19! impossicant-
About Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
The Chairman of the University Board of Trustees (BOT), Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the senior partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. He is a Professor of Law and a former Attorney-General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Justice. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was educated at the[b] University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1980)[/b]. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979. He has authored several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts, rules of evidence and justice reform. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has more than 31 years of litigation experience including significant trial and appellate work. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo supervises the commercial litigation group at SimmonsCooper Partners (SCP), a leading commercial litigation and corporate commercial firm in Nigeria.
Work Experience: Simmons Cooper Partners (Barristers and Solicitors), Senior Partner, 2007 till date; University of Lagos, Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, 2007 to 2013; Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; Member of Cabinet, Lagos State, 1999 to May 2007 ; United Nations Secretary General’s Committee of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN Peacekeeping Personnel around the globe, Member (2006); United Nations Operations in Somalia, Staff Member, Justice Division, UNOSOM II; Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye, Partner; University of Lagos, Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law (1997-1999), Federal Government of Nigeria, Special Adviser to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, (legal advice and litigation), 1988-1992; University of Lagos, Senior Lecturer I (1983-86), Lecturer II (1981-1983), Bendel Development and Planning Authority, Legal Officer (Youth Service),1979-1980Education: London School of Economics & Political Science, Master of Laws – 1980, Nigerian Law School – 1979, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Winner of Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law University of Lagos, 1975-78, LLB, Second Class Upper, Winner State Merit Award -, Igbobi College Yaba – 1969-75, School Prize for English Oratory, 1971, 1972; Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972-1975; Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) – 1973, School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975; African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974.
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