Yemi Osinbajo Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Family & Net Worth

In this post you will know Yemi Osinbajo biography, age, career, vice presidency, date of birth, wife, children, net worth and many more.

Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo popularly Known as Yemi Osinbajo, was born on 8 March 1957.

Yemi Osinbajo is a Nigerian lawyer, professor, and politician who has served as the Vice President of Nigeria since 2015. 

Yemi Osinbajo is member of the All Progressives Congress, he previously served as Attorney General of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and holds the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Early Life

Yemi Osinbajo was born into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo on 8 March 1957, in Creek Hospital, Lagos State, Nigeria. 

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Yemi Osinbajo Education

Osinbajo was educated at Corona primary School, in Lagos. 

He attended Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos, from 1969 to 1975, where he won the following awards: the State Merit Award, the School Prize for English Oratory, Adeoba Prize for English Oratory, Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC), School Prize for Literature (HSC), and African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize.

Thereafter he studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Lagos between 1975 and 1978, when he obtained a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Degree in Law. 

Here, he also won the Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law. In 1979, he completed the mandatory one-year professional training at the Nigerian Law School whereon he was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. 

In 1980, he attended the London School of Economics, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree.

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Career

In 1981, he was employed as a law lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. From 1983 to 1986, he was a Senior Lecturer of Law at the University of Lagos. 

From 1988 to 1992, he was an Adviser (legal advice and litigation) to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Bola Ajibola. Osinbajo began lecturing at the age of 23.

From 1997 to 1999 he was made Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law, University of Lagos.

From 1999 to 2007, Osinbajo was a Member of Cabinet, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, also Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

In 2007, Osinbajo was made Senior Partner at Simmons Cooper Partners (Barristers and Solicitors), Nigeria.

From 2007 to 2013 Osinbajo was once again employed as a Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. He was also a Senior lecturer at Lagos State University.

His other past roles include:

  • Staff Member, United Nations Operations in Somalia, Justice Division, UNOSOM II.
  • Member, United Nations Secretary General’s Committee of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN, Peacekeeping Personnel around the globe, Member, 2006.
  • Partner in the law firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye.

Yemi Osinbajo is the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 (Olive Tree provincial headquarters) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

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Personal Life

Yemi Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of Obafemi Awolowo.

They have three children: two daughters, Damilola and Kanyinsola, and a son, Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.

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Yemi Osinbajo Net Worth

Yemi Osinbajo is a Nigerian lawyer, professor, and politician who has served as the Vice President of Nigeria since 2015. He has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.

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