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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Who Is Professor 'Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari's Running Mate For 2015 Presidency ?

Prof. 'Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, (APC) was former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, prior to the annoucement today as the running mate to General (rt) Muhammad Buhari. He is believed to be a core loyalist of the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

 Apart from being a well-versed lawyer, Osinbajo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is a pastor at Olive Tree House of Prayer for All Nations in Banana Island, Lagos which is a Redeemed Christian Church of God Parish.

Professor Osinbajo is also the Ethics Adviser to the Advisory Board of the African Development Bank while he also serves as a director of Citibank (non-executive).

He is Senior Partner at Simmons-Cooper Partners law firm.

As a Professor of Law, he was the Head Of Department, Public Law at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) [1997-1999]

He obtained LLB degree at the University of Lagos and his LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He served as the Special Adviser to the Attorney General of Nigeria between 1988 and 1992.

In 1999, Professor Oshibajo became the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos state. And was re-appointed for a second term in the same office in 2003. During this period, he began the Lagos State justice reform project, which featured the establishment of the Directorate for Citizen’s Rights (DCR) which gave free legal services and legal representations to Lagos state’s less-privileged.

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