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Yemi Osinbajo
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Yemi Osinbajo at the 43rd G7 summit
14th Vice President of Nigeria
Assumed office
29 May 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari
Preceded by Namadi Sambo
President of Nigeria
Acting
In office
7 May 2017 – 19 August 2017
Preceded by Muhammadu Buhari
Succeeded by Muhammadu Buhari
In office
19 January 2017 – 13 March 2017
Preceded by Muhammadu Buhari
Succeeded by Muhammadu Buhari
In office
6 June 2016 – 19 June 2016
Preceded by Muhammadu Buhari
Succeeded by Muhammadu Buhari
Personal details
Born
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo

8 March 1957 (1957-03-08) (age 63)
Lagos, Western Region,
British Nigeria
(now Lagos, Nigeria)
Political party All Progressives Congress
Spouse(s) Oludolapo Osinbajo
Children 3
Education University of Lagos (LLB)
Nigerian Law School
London School of Economics (LLM)
Occupation Lawyer and pastor

Oluyemi Oluleke "Yemi" Osinbajo (born 8 March 1957), is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is the currently serving as the Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29th May, 2015.

Early career

From 1979 to 1980, Osinbajo served the compulsory one year youth service as a legal officer with Bendel Development and Planning Authority (BDPA), Bendel State.

In 1981, he was employed as a law lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. From 1983 to 1986, he was 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 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 given a job of Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. He was also a Senior lecturer at the Lagos State University.

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 Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye.

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