DATE OF BIRTH:early 1930s
PLACE OF BIRTH:Ibadan, Oyo state
EDUCATION: attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife from where he passed out in Grade One (Distinction, Aggregate 6
Richard Akinjide travelled to the UK in 1951 for his higher education and was called to the English Bar in 1955 and later in Nigeria.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:Richard akinjide travelled to the uk in 1951 for his higher education and was called to the english bar in 1955 and later in nigeria. He established his practice of akinjide & co soon after.
He was a former minister of education in the government of prime minister tafawa balewa during the second republic and the minister for justice in the administration of president shehu shagari. He was a member of the judicial systems sub-committee of the constitutional drafting committee of 1975-1977 and later joined the national party of nigeria in 1978. He became the legal adviser for the party and was later appointed the minister for justice.