Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS INTERNATIONAL : October 18th, 2021

Dr. Muiz Adeyemi Banire(SAN), a politician, Notary Public, erudite legal scholar and former National Legal adviser of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has declared his ambition to compete for the number one office in Nigeria come 2023.

Banire gave an insight into his 2023 interest during a media interview program by Channels Television monitored by Push News International.

In the interview program anchored by Seun Akinbaloye, when asked to give his opinion about the Presidential interest of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Banire who declared that Tinubu is competent and qualified to aspire also quickly showed his dissatisfaction of the list drawn by the TV Station which he said excluded some potentials which included him.

When ask by the anchor if he was interested in contesting, Banire declared in the affirmative insisting he was going to contest the 2023 presidency under a different platform from APC and PDP.

Dr. Muiz Banire was Commissioner for the Environment in Lagos State, Nigeria, a position he had held since 2007. Having been in government since the late 1990s, he had previously served as Commissioner for Special Duties in the governor’s office and Commissioner for Transportation of Lagos State. Prior to that, he had practiced law and taught law at the University of Lagos. He holds a doctorate degree in Property Law from the University of Lagos. He is the author of several publications, including numerous articles: The Nigerian Law of Trusts (2002) and co-author of The Blue Book 2004: Practical Approach to the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2004.

Adeyemi Banire, SAN is a lecturer and political technocrat. He started his educational sojourn in 1970 at Lousa Nursery School in Mushin, before moving to St Jude’s Primary School, Mushin, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977.

Thereafter, he enrolled at The Arch Bishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Mushin where obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC). He attended Federal School of Arts and Science, Victoria Island, for a year before proceeding to University of Ilorin to study Law in 1984. In 1986 he transferred to University of Lagos where he completed his Law education in 1988. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 after attending the Law School.

After his National Youth Service Program at the Legal Aid Council, Abeokuta, Dr. Muiz returned to the prestigious University of Lagos for a Master’s Degree (LLM) from 1990 – 1991 during which time he worked simultaneously as Counsel for Segun Akinbiyi and Co. He later co-founded a firm of solicitors – Akinbiyi, Banire and Co. where he was a principal partner.

Dr. Muiz Banire began his teaching career at the University of Lagos in 1991, where he rose to become a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Private and Property Law, in 1999. He has published about 30 legal articles in local and international journals on a variety of issues. One of his articles paved the way for the restructuring of the registration process in the Lagos State Lands Registry, and re-ordering of the State’s Certificate of Occupancy.

He is the author of “the Nigerian Law of Trusts” and a co-author of several other books. He is a Notary Public and a Member of several professional bodies including: the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London; Fellow, Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria; Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association etc. He is also a registered with the Law society of England. He has more than 90 awards to his credit.

Dr. Muiz Adeyemi Banire was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2015. In 2017, he became a Member of the Body of Benchers. He is also the Chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria; Member of the Federal Government Constitution Amendment Committee and a Consultant to the House of Representative on Constitutional Amendment.

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