Biography Of Senator Bamidele Opeyemi


Michael Opeyemi Bamidele CON popularly known as MOB, is a Nigerian lawyer, human right activist, politician and member of the 7th, 8th and 9th National Assembly consecutively representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District of Ekiti state at the Nigerian senate.


D.O.B – 29 July 1963

Place of birth – Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State

State of Origin – Ekiti State, Nigeria

Nationality – Nigerian

Citizenship – Nigerian

Alma mater – Obafemi Awolowo University

Occupations – politician, lawmaker, critics

Years active – 1992 – till date


SchoolQualification Year
Franklin Pierce Law Center, University of New Hampshire Law School, New Hampshire, USALL.M Intellectual Property 1996
Nigerian Law School, Lagos State BL (Bachelor of Laws)1992
University of Benin, Edo State LL.B (Hons) 1990
Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State BA (Hons) Religious Studies 1986
Baptist Academy Secondary School, Obanikoro,Lagos State Egba Owode Grammar School, Owode, Abeokuta, Ogun StateSecondary School Certificate 

Work History

Place Position Date 
African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSSOC), Nigeria Consultant and Facilitator 
8th National Assembly of Nigeria Legal Consultant to the  House of Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution2016
Federal Inland Revenue Service, Abuja External Solicitor 
MHRJune 2011 – June 2015
Honorable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos StateJuly 2007 – February 2011
Honourable Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social Development, Lagos StateJuly 2003 – May 2007
Special Adviser to the Governor on Political and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Lagos State(July 2000 – May 2003
Amicus Law AssociatesPresident 
Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Attorney and Human Rights Expert on Nigeria 1997-2000
Opeyemi Bamidele & Associates, Nigeria Principal Attorney and Head of Chambers1992
National Association of Nigerian Students National President 1989 


In June 1992, he contested in the primary elections to the Federal House of Representatives representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency in Lagos State under the platform of Social Democratic Party but lost. He served as special assistant on legal matters to Senator Bola Tinubu until November 1993 when Nigeria’s democracy was truncated by the General Sanni Abacha.

In July 2000, he was appointed senior special assistant on political and intergovernmental relations to the Lagos State governor.

He was later appointed as commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development in governor Bola Tinubu’s administration. In April 2011, he was elected as a member of the 7th National Assembly to represent Ekiti Central federal constituency 1. In March 2015, in his article entitled: “My hatred for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”, criticized the released of The Lion of Bourdilion, a documentary film aired by Africa Independent Television on March 1, 2015, and the role played by the opposition party, in the release of the controversial film.

Global achievements (Awards and honors)

  • 2021 Honorary Fellowship Award by the African School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Fellow, Chattered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria)
  • 2005 World Leadership Award by Lagos State Government 
  • In October 2022, a Nigerian national honour of Commander Of The Order Of The Niger (CON) was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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