Monday, 15 August 2016


Yemi Osinbajo and other students meet their 80 year old Igbobi College teacher

Yemi Osinbajo profile."The Reward of a Teacher is no longer in heaven. I can now see mine here on earth," - Those were the words of 80-year-old Mrs Odunisi who was super excited to see the Boys she taught Economics at Igbobi College, Yaba, who have grown to be men. Some of those she taught in Class 1975 are Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Babatunde Fowler, Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service and Mr Adeyinka Asekun, Chaiman Wema Bank PLC.
The men all came together over the weekend to celebrate one of their own, FIRS boss
Tunde Fowler, who recently turned 60.

Source: Adesuwa Iyare.

Yemi Osinbajo biography.

Born on March 8, 1957 at Creek Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo is a senior lawyer, a member of Nigeria's inner bar who was nominated as the Vice-Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) on 17 December 2014. Yemi Osibajo got his primary school education at Corona School. From 1969 to 1975, Osibajo attended Igbobi College Yaba where he won the following prizes: the State Merit Award 1971; the School Prize for English Oratory, 1972; Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972-75; Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) – 1973, School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975; African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974.

In 1978, he graduated from the University of Lagos where he was awarded the Bachelor of Laws or LLB. In obtaining a Second Class Upper Degree, he received the Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law. In 1979, before Osibajo was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor of Nigeria's Supreme Court, he undertook the mandatory one year professional training at the Nigerian Law School. He underwent his internship at the law firm of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. In 1980, he attended the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he obtained a Master of Laws. He also did his National Youth Service with the Bendel Development and Planning Authority (BDPA) as a legal officer. From 1981 to 1988, Osibajo was engaged by the University of Lagos as Lecturer. Later, he was was appointed as Special Adviser to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, (legal advice and litigation), Prince Bola Ajibola SAN. At the age of 33, he became a Professor of Law in 1990.


Afterwards, Osibajo established a law practice (Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye) as a partnership, while he concurrently was a Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law (1997–1999). From 1999 to 2007, he served as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice after Bola Ahmed Tinubu had just been elected as Governor of the State in May 1999. In June 2007, Yemi Osibajo became Senior Partner at the law firm of SimmonsCooper Partners. He was also a visiting Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. In 2013, under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi and other notable Nigerians designed and produced a manifesto for the new political party. As a result, in March 2014, the Roadmap project was presented. It included a free schools meal plan, a conditional cash transfer to the 25 million poorest Nigerians if they enrol children in school and immunise them. On December 17, 2014, the presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) announced Prof. Yemi Osibajo as his running mate and vice-presidential candidate during the 2015 General Elections. Yemi Osibajo is married to Oludolapo Osibajo and they have three children.


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