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Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in Lagos to the illustrious Tinubu family. He attended St. John's Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children's Home School in Ibadan.

In 1975, Bola left Nigeria for the United States of America in search of the proverbial Golden Fleece with a heart brimming with unrelenting determination to achieve his visions. There he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois and then at Chicago State University. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Tinubu worked for American companies Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation. When he returned to Nigeria in 1983, he obtained work with Mobil Oil Nigeria, becoming an executive of the company.

In 1992, he was elected to the Nigerian Senate representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic. In 1993, after the results of the presidential elections were annulled, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).

In 1998, after the death of military dictator Sani Abacha, he returned to Nigeria to heed a call for all Nigerians to join in the National Reconciliation and Development.

During the 1999 elections, Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo. He won the AD primaries for the Lagos State gubernatorial elections and later was elected Executive Governor of Lagos State.

During his eight-year period of office, he made large investments in education as well as he initiated new road construction, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing population of the state.

In April 2003, Tinubu was re-elected as Governor. In 2007, the Federal Government brought Asiwaju Bola Tinubu before the Code of Conduct Tribunal for trial over alleged illegal operation of 16 separate foreign accounts. Two years later, he and governors James Ibori of Delta State and Obong Victor Attah of Akwa Ibom State were cleared of charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Tinubu received several awards: Best Governor in Nigeria for Y2000 by the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce; Y2002 Best Practices Prize in improving the living environment, awarded by the Federal Ministry of Works and the UN Habitat Group; Y2000 Best Computerized Government in Nigeria Award by the Computer Association of Nigeria.

Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current Senator of central Lagos State. His youngest daughter, Abibat Tinubu, graduated from a Music college in Boston, Massachusetts, US in 2013.

Ganduje ai ya riga ya fadi zabe, Kwankwaso ya mayar wa da Tinubu

Ganduje ai ya riga ya fadi zabe, Kwankwaso ya mayar wa da Tinubu

Ganduje ai ya riga ya fadi zabe, Kwankwaso ya mayar wa da Tinubu
Igbo quit notice! Tinubu lashes out at Arewa youths

Igbo quit notice! Tinubu lashes out at Arewa youths

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally reacted to the growing agitations in the southeast and the northeast by some youths and certain elders of the two regions.

Igbo quit notice! Tinubu lashes out at Arewa youths
Most of us identify with more than one tribe - Tinubu's wife reveals why Nigeria can't break up (Video)

Most of us identify with more than one tribe - Tinubu's wife reveals why Nigeria can't break up (Video)

Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central senatorial district and formal first lady of Lagos state advised Nigerians to discard breakup agitation.

Most of us identify with more than one tribe - Tinubu's wife reveals why Nigeria can't break up (Video)
After biting our fingers, our prodigal son returns back home - APC chieftain reacts to Obanikoro's alleged defection

After biting our fingers, our prodigal son returns back home - APC chieftain reacts to Obanikoro's alleged defection

The chairman of the Lagos chapter of the APC has reacted to the alleged defection of former minister of state (Defence) Musiliu Obanikoro to the party.

After biting our fingers, our prodigal son returns back home - APC chieftain reacts to Obanikoro's alleged defection
Mulkin farar hula ake yi a Najeriya ba dimokradiyya ba - Tinubu

Mulkin farar hula ake yi a Najeriya ba dimokradiyya ba - Tinubu

Tsohon gwamnan Legas kuma babban jigo a jam’iyyar All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu ya bayyana cewa ba a gudanar da tsarin dimokradiya a kasar.

Mulkin farar hula ake yi a Najeriya ba dimokradiyya ba - Tinubu
What we have is not 'full blown' democracy - Bola Tinubu

What we have is not 'full blown' democracy - Bola Tinubu

What we have today is a civilian dispensation. So, our democracy is a work in progress, and we believe by the grace of God that we’ll achieve full democracy.

What we have is not 'full blown' democracy - Bola Tinubu
Buhari’s second coming is Nigeria’s worst mistake and Tinubu and co are to blame - Afenifere

Buhari’s second coming is Nigeria’s worst mistake and Tinubu and co are to blame - Afenifere

APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has been urged to speak out on the alleged poor performance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration by an Afenifere chieftain.

Buhari’s second coming is Nigeria’s worst mistake and Tinubu and co are to blame - Afenifere
How Tinubu, other Yoruba leaders in Buhari's government sold us out - Elder statesman

How Tinubu, other Yoruba leaders in Buhari's government sold us out - Elder statesman

With all these complaints we have been having, the president has not gone on air to condemn all these actions. Not even a single arrest has been made.

How Tinubu, other Yoruba leaders in Buhari's government sold us out - Elder statesman
Tension! Saraki is set to lose confidant as constituents begin process to recall Dino Melaye (see his 18 ‘sins’)

Tension! Saraki is set to lose confidant as constituents begin process to recall Dino Melaye (see his 18 ‘sins’)

The Kogi West senatorial district further listed 18 allegations against Dino Melaye, their representative at the Senate as a recall process commences.

Tension! Saraki is set to lose confidant as constituents begin process to recall Dino Melaye (see his 18 ‘sins’)
Bola Tinubu's young son welcomes beautiful baby in the UK (photos)

Bola Tinubu's young son welcomes beautiful baby in the UK (photos)

Oluwaseyi Tinubu, son of APC leader Bola Tinubu, just got married to Layal last year and the couple have reportedly welcomed a beautiful baby this June.

Bola Tinubu's young son welcomes beautiful baby in the UK (photos)
UPDATED: Bola Ahmed Tinubu's TV station TVC explains mass sack as 145 lose job

UPDATED: Bola Ahmed Tinubu's TV station TVC explains mass sack as 145 lose job

Popular television station, Television Continental, TVC, located at Ikosi, Ketu,which is owned by APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has just sacked 145 staff members.

UPDATED: Bola Ahmed Tinubu's TV station TVC explains mass sack as 145 lose job
Ban taba haduwa da Tinubu ba kafin ya nada ni kwamishana - Osinbajo

Ban taba haduwa da Tinubu ba kafin ya nada ni kwamishana - Osinbajo

Mukaddashin shugaban kasa, Farfesa Osinbajo, yace bai taba haduwa da jigon APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ba lokacin da ya nadashi kwamishana a jihar Legas.

Ban taba haduwa da Tinubu ba kafin ya nada ni kwamishana - Osinbajo
I never met Tinubu before he made me Commissioner – Osinbajo

I never met Tinubu before he made me Commissioner – Osinbajo

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said he had never met All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, when he was appointed a commissioner in Lagos...

I never met Tinubu before he made me Commissioner – Osinbajo
Bode George reveals WHY he will never work with Tinubu

Bode George reveals WHY he will never work with Tinubu

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has declared that he would never work with the National Chairman...

Bode George reveals WHY he will never work with Tinubu
Fear? How Jagaban avoided the punches of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield

Fear? How Jagaban avoided the punches of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was absent from the Rhumbles in Lagos event which he was billed to fight former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield

Fear? How Jagaban avoided the punches of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield
Why I fell apart from Tinubu and the lesson to be learnt - Obanikoro

Why I fell apart from Tinubu and the lesson to be learnt - Obanikoro

Musiliu Obanikoro, who served under Jonathan, said he fell apart from Tinubu because he could not balance personal relationships with political disagreements.

Why I fell apart from Tinubu and the lesson to be learnt - Obanikoro
Why former Heavyweight champion Holyfield was brought to Nigeria

Why former Heavyweight champion Holyfield was brought to Nigeria

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has been revealed to be in Lagos as a part of the ongoing Lagos at 50 celebrations which features many events.

Why former Heavyweight champion Holyfield was brought to Nigeria
Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield arrives Lagos, set to battle Bola 'Jagaban' Tinubu (photos)

Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield arrives Lagos, set to battle Bola 'Jagaban' Tinubu (photos)

Former world heavyweight boxing Champion Evander Holyfield has arrived to battle former Lagos state governor Bola Tinubu in a fight tagged 'Rumble in Lagos'.

Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield arrives Lagos, set to battle Bola 'Jagaban' Tinubu (photos)
YANZU YANZU: Tinubu ya yi gargadi a kan juyin mulki a Najeriya

YANZU YANZU: Tinubu ya yi gargadi a kan juyin mulki a Najeriya

Tinubu ya ce yan Najeriya bazasu kuma yarda sojoji suyi mulki ba, ya kara da cewa za’ayi adawa da masu shirin juyin mulki a kasar domin Najeriya ta fice haka.

YANZU YANZU: Tinubu ya yi gargadi a kan juyin mulki a Najeriya
BREAKING: Tinubu warns against military coup in Nigeria

BREAKING: Tinubu warns against military coup in Nigeria

NAIJ.com gathered that the former Lagos state governor made the comment today, Monday, May 22 at the Special Parliamentary Session to mark Lagos at 50.

BREAKING: Tinubu warns against military coup in Nigeria
To be sincere, APC has failed Nigerians, members mostly concerned with titles - Party chieftain Utomi blasts

To be sincere, APC has failed Nigerians, members mostly concerned with titles - Party chieftain Utomi blasts

Professor Pat Utomi, a founding member and chieftain of the ruling APC, has declared in the US that the party has failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians.

To be sincere, APC has failed Nigerians, members mostly concerned with titles - Party chieftain Utomi blasts
Wani na kusa da Jonathan ya caccaki manyan ‘Yan Arewa

Wani na kusa da Jonathan ya caccaki manyan ‘Yan Arewa

Omokri ya caccaki Manyan ‘Yan Arewa bayan sun ce Dan Yankin ne zai kara takara idan Buhari ba ya nan, yace ai Tinubu dora Buhari ba Dattawan Arewa ba.

Wani na kusa da Jonathan ya caccaki manyan ‘Yan Arewa
Abin da ya sa wani babban Dan PDP ya gana da Tinubu

Abin da ya sa wani babban Dan PDP ya gana da Tinubu

Ba mamaki Obanikoro na shirin tserewa daga PDP, ko kuna da labarin cewa Obanikoro ya kai ziyara wajen Tinubu. Hakan ta sa Jama’a su kace ruwa ba ya tsami banza.

Abin da ya sa wani babban Dan PDP ya gana da Tinubu
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