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Fast Facts About Former AG Richard Akinjide

Facts about former attorney general of Nigerian Richard Akinjide.

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.

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Richard Akinjide is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was born 4 November 1931 (age 88 years), in Ibadan.

He studied at the prestigious ODUDUWA COLLEGE, and later furthered at the University of London.

He survived by his children Jumoke Akinjide, Mobola Akinjide

He was a former minister of education in the government of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa during the first republic and the minister for Justice in the administration of President Shehu Shagari in the second republic.

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.

Richard Akinjide is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He also served as a chieftain in the Olubadan of Ibadan’s court of clan nobles.

It was under his watch that Nigeria temporarily reversed executions of armed robbers.

The Abolition of a decree barring exiles from returning to the country.

He was lead prosecutor in the treason trial of Bukar Zanna Mandara.

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The eviction of many illegal foreign nationals from Nigeria which contributed to mild violence against some foreigners in the country.

The event also exposed some weaknesses within the West African economic community.

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