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9 Jun 2020
One of the things that trailed the passage of our highly revered Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN) was the circulation of a speech he reportedly made at the presentation of a book by his namesake Richard Akinnola some years back.
5 Jun 2020
He was called to bar on February 7, 1956, and enrolled on March 12, 1956. He became a SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) in 1978 and his number is 8.
29 May 2020
He had come to visit my father and had just left the house when he turned back to see my father. Apparently, he had heard the dissenting opinion of Justice Kayode Esho and the thought it was the final decision of the Court.
28 May 2020
I probably knew about Richard Akinjide, SAN, from the time I could recognize people’s faces. But I definitely knew him well vicariously. He was a contemporary of my father, Justice Bola Babalakin, at Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife. Both men shared very commendable academic records at Oduduwa College.
28 Apr 2020
Eminent legal luminaries have continued to pay tribute to the late legal colossus, Richard Akinjide (SAN). Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) described Akinjide as a prodigious and courageous lawyer.
25 Apr 2020
Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide (SAN, CON, CFR) who died on April 21, 2020 at the ripe age of 89 years, will forever be remembered as one of the most intriguing and accomplished Nigerians of Yoruba extraction.
24 Apr 2020
With the death of Chief Richard Akinjide on 21st April 2020, Nigeria lost one of its brilliant and historical politicians of an era. The exact date of his birth is not documented
22 Apr 2020
Until yesterday, the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide was one of the oldest lawyers in Nigeria. He died at the age of 88. He was among the second set of the early lawyers in Nigeria to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria...
10 Dec 2017
Chief Richard Akinjide is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN. He served in the First Republic as Education Minister and later became Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the Second Republic administration of President Shehu Shagari. In this interview with The Guardian, the founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party will…
20 May 2017
Nigeria is lacking good leadership, because the youths are not doing much to succeed the present leaders. Youth crime is on the increase and it seems youths of these days are lacking in direction.
27 Mar 2017
Even though this writer does not have the larger-than-life persona of the elder statesman, I crave the indulgence of The Guardian to write a rejoinder for the sake of development.

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