I was born in Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos, January 26, I956 to Simeon Oluwole Onigbinde, now deceased, and Frances Titilola Ayoka, nee Sodade. I attended Igbobi College, Yaba for my secondary education and University of Ife, Ile- Ife and University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos for my undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively in philosophy. I taught at Ogun state university, Ago-Iwoye between 1983 and 2009 where I was once a Head of Department of Philosophy and a member of Senate of the University. I attended many learned conferences within and outside of the country, just as I have held research fellowships, at different times, of research centres of some universities, amongst which are Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, UK; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russell Square, UK; Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. I was from 2004 to 2011 a member of the Governing Council of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijegun, Ijebu, Ogun state, Nigeria

Outside of the academia, I was a Consultant to the Governor of Ogun state on research and documentation, where, in conjunction with a distinguished professor, worked on ‘Ogun State History, 1976-2011’ project, and was at various times on the editorial board of many national newspapers and weekly magazines, and wrote weekly column for them.Notably amongst them were, Sunday Concord; The News/Tempo; AM News; Independent Weekly.I was at one time the founding Managing Director of Western Publishing Company Limited, Lagos and publisher/ Editor-in-Chief of ‘The Westerner’ Weekly newspaper
I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Chrishore MicroFinance Bank

Currently retired from tenure appointment, I hold Associate professorial appointments of some universities, where I engage in teaching and supervision of students projects and theses.

Titilola Ayoka Eduational Foundation

Titilola Ayoka Educational Foundation (see www.titilolaayokaeducationalfoundation.com) dedicated to my mother, Titilola Ayoka, inaugurated July 12, 2022, was conceived as a mission to provide a conducive environment, by way library facility, for the use of secondary school students, students of tertiary institutions, and residents of the catchment areas. Part of the cardinal activities of the library, for the benefit of secondary schools in the catchment communities, include regular knowledge-empowerment programmes, such as career talk by experts in different areas of human cognitive endeavours and the professions

The Foundation, of which Professor Akinyemi Onigbinde is the Executive Secretary, also run a resource centre for research on development and policy matters by members of the academia and other interested members of the public.

Centre for Development and Policy Studies engages in activities that brings together professionals, technocrats, ideologues, academics at different forums, such as seminars, workshops, roundtables for the purpose of dialogue of engagement on different subjects, with a view of extending the frontiers of knowledge in the services of our common humanity.