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Osun 2019: What You Need To Know About Ajibola Basiru (SRJ).

Dr Ajibola Surajudeen Basiru

Dr. Ajibola Surajudeen Basiru, currently the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, State of Osun was born on 1st July, 1972 into the family of late Basiru Akanmu Adebayo, Odofin compound in Osogbo, Osun State.

He began his early education at Salvation Army Primary School, Oke-Fia, Osogbo and later attended Laro Grammar School, Oke-fia, Osogbo where he obtained his Secondary School Certificate.
A distinguished legal scholar and author, Dr. Basiru holds a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Lagos and Barrister -at - Law (B.L.) from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja. At the Nigerian Law School, he won the Third Overall Best Student Award and the Graham Douglas Prize for best student in Company Law and Practice. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) in 2006 with Distinction, he proceeded for and successfully obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Private & Property Law, University of Lagos.

He commenced legal practice with Olaniwun Ajayi in the areas of conveyance, banking and commercial law, and later joined M. A. Banire & Associates, as a partner, responsible for the day-to-day management of the business affairs of the law firm by coordinating the firm’s practice. In 2011, he was appointed as Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties in the State of Osun, and in that capacity, Dr. Basiru was responsible for Law Reforms, Judicial Sector Reforms as well as Policy Coordination. He held the position till November 2014 when he again went into private practice with his law firm - Ajibola Basiru & Co until his appointment as Attorney General in May, 2017.

Ajibola is married to Habibat, also a legal practitioner (currently a Magistrate with the State of Osun Judiciary), and they are blessed with Omobola, Ajibola Jnr and Mobolaji.


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What he does

Dr. Ajibola Basiru is an active legal practitioner that is involved in complicated litigations, financial and commercial transactions in the banking, oil and gas, and telecommunications sector of the Nigerian economy. He was also part of several electoral litigation teams throughout Nigeria .

Property Law and Litigation

Drafting of Court Processes

Legal Research

Brief Writing

Legal Documentation

Secured Credit Transactions

Legislative Drafting

Project Finance

Legislative Advocacy

Company Law and Practice

Public Private Partnership

Election Petition

Oil and Gas Law

Maritime Law


Dr. Ajibola Basiru has also authored books and learned articles, including the following:

Text and Practice Book:

The Blue Book Law Report Ecowatch Publications Ltd Lagos, 2008 (Co-author)

The Return of Oranmiyan: Legal Battles to Reclaim Aregbesola’s Mandate M. A. Banire & Associates, 2011 (Co-author)

The Blue Book 2013: Practical Approach to The High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2012 (3rd Edition) Ecowatch Publications Ltd Lagos, 2013 (Co-author)

Articles & Papers (Published)

‘Contractual Obligations: Snare or Bargain?’ Originally delivered as a paper at the Fourth Biennial IBA Project Finance Conference, April 2003, in Washington DC, by Konyin Ajayi, Muyiwa Balogun and Ajibola Basiru and now published in Legal Aspect of Finance in Emerging Markets, Olaniwun Ajayi (ed), Lexis Nexis Butterworths, London, 2005, pp 283-297.

‘Implementing Bankruptcy Law in Nigeria: Problems and Solution Options’ Originally delivered as a paper by Konyin Ajayi and Ajibola Basiru at the National Seminar on Banking and Allied Matters for judges and now published in Legal Aspect of Finance in Emerging Markets, Olaniwun Ajayi (ed), Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2005, London, pp 589-598.

‘Issues in Financing of Projects in Africa’ Originally delivered as a paper by Konyin Ajayi and Ajibola Basiru at the 6th Annual Conference by the African Business Club of Havard Business School and now published in Legal Aspect of Finance in Emerging Markets, Olaniwun Ajayi (ed), Lexis Nexis Butterworths, London, 2005, pp 119 – 127.

Basiru, A. Propriety of Special and General Damages for Breach of Contract, The Lawyer, a publication of Law Society, University of Lagos, 1999.

Basiru, A. Workers Right to Fair Hearing in the Context of Termination of Employment Labour Rights, A publication of the Civil Liberties Organisation, 2000

Basiru, A. Savannah Bank v Ajilo Resurges in Full Force: A Review of Calabar Central Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society Ltd & 2 Ors v Bassey Ebong Ekpo Published in Appellate Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, 159 2010

Basiru, A. Evolution and Sources of Compulsory Acquisition Laws in Nigeria- A Critical Perspective Published in I. O. Smith, Law and Real Property in Nigeria; Essays in Honour of Prof. J. A. Omotola, C.O.N., S.A.N. (Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.)

Basiru, A. ‘Registration of Documents under the Lagos State Land Registration Law 2015’ in Smith, I. O., Chinwuba, N. N., and Oni, B. A., Essays on the Lagos State Lands Registration Law 2015, a publication of the Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos. Initially presented at the Workshop on the “Lagos State Lands Registration Law 2015” organised by the Department of Private and Property Law, University of Lagos held at Eko Hotel and Suites on 3rd December, 2015.

Basiru, S. A. ‘Foreclosure in Mortgages, The Nigeria Perspective: A Critical Appraisal’ in Akin Ibidapo-Obe and Babatunde Oni (ed) Trajectory of Nigerian Law (Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Lagos, 2016, pp. 255-272).

Basiru, S. A. ‘Expert Evidence in Electoral Litigation in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal’ in Nigerian Bar Journal, Volume 10, 1st October, 2017 (pp.23 -60).

Workshop/Conferences/Seminar and Other Presentations

Basiru, S. A., ‘Devolution of Power to Local Governments: Challenges and Reforms’ Being a paper presented at the retreat on “Fiscal Policy Reform and Economic Growth at the Sub-National Level of Government in Nigeria: Opportunities for SLOGOR Project” at the State and Local Government Reform (SLOGOR) Annual Retreat at Channel View Hotel, Calabar on 24th, September, 2016.

Basiru, A. ‘Regional Integration Strategy: Impact on Labour Mobility and Productivity’ Being a paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Lagos State Branch at Equity Resort Hotel, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on 19th June, 2014.

Basiru, S. A., ‘Business Documentation’ Being a paper presented at the Workshop organized by Guild of Muslim Professionals at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry, Nigeria on 27th, December, 2016.

Basiru, S. A., ‘Reviving and Sustaining Nigerian Economy through Small and Medium Scale Enterprises’ Being a paper presented at the Public Lecture organized by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ilesa Branch at Multipurpose Hall, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-oke, Osun State Nigeria, on 17th, May, 2017.

Basiru, S. A., ‘New Age: New Thinking, New Ideas about Nigeria Affairs’ Being an Essay in Honour of Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola on Information & Strategy on the Occasion of his 50th Birthday.

Basiru, S. A. ‘Misdiagnosis and Legal Implications in an Evolving Environment’ Being a paper presented at the First Public Lecture of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology, (LAUTECH), Isale-Osun, Osogbo on 21st of March, 2018.

Ajibola Basiru with Atooja of Oshogbo Land
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Dr Basiru has co-authored many books and has published articles in learned journals and publications. He is a public speaker, lecturer-at-law and presently the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, State of Osun.

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