Bola Tinubu Biography

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Nigerian politician and the National leader of the All Progressive Congress born on the 29th of March, 1952 in Lagos State.

Tinubu previously served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.

Bola Tinubu Biography
Full NameBola Ahmed Tinubu
Date of BirthMarch 9, 1952
Place of BirthLagos State
State of OriginOsun State
WifeOluremi Tinubu
OccupationPolitician, Businessman
Net WorthNot Known

Bola Tinubu Biography

Bola Ahmed Tinubu popularly known as Jagaban is a Nigerian politician and the National leader of the All Progressive Congress born on the 29th of March, 1952 in Lagos State, Southwestern part of Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu Early Life

Tinubu is a native of Osun State. He came out of his mother’s loins, Abibatu Mogaji, on 29th March 1952. As of 2022, he’s 70 years old. 

Bola Tinubu Education

Tinubu’s education is one remarkable thing worth knowing. He started at St John’s primary school at Aroloya Lagos and continued at children’s home school in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. 

He finished his secondary education abroad, where he attended Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois.

He completed his education at the state university of Chicago and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in accountancy. As well as with several significant honours in 1975.

Bola Tinubu Father

No information about his dad.

Bola Tunubu Mother

Bola Tinubu Mother

The mother of Tinubu was Abibatu Mogaji, she was a trader who became the Iyaloja, of Lagos state. She held the position till her death.

She died on the 15th of June 2013 in Ikeja, the Southwestern part of Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu Daughter (Iyaloja)

Bola Tinubu Daughter

Folashade Tinubu-Ojo is the first daughter of a Nigerian Politician, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. She is the Ìyál ọ́jà General of Lagos State of Nigeria.

She was born on the 17th of June in 1976 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Folashade is married to Honourable Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, a member of the house of representatives.

Bola Tinubu Wife

Bola Tinubu Wife

Oluremi Tinubu is the wife of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, they are happily married. Oluremi is the former first lady of Lagos State and currently a senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian National Assembly.

She was born on the 21st of September, 1960. Tinubu is a native of Ogun State.

Bola Tinubu Children

Tinubu has three children, they are Abibat, Oluwaseyi, and the deceased Jide Tinubu.

Tinubu Political Career

Fast forward to when he started gaining footing in the Nigerian government. Ahmed Tinubu became a member of the Social Democratic Party, SDP In 1992. 

As a result of his devotion and passion for politics, he joined the people’s front fraction. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was the leader of the faction.

He went into exile after the 1993 Nigeria coup d’etat which the defence minister, Sani Abacha, led on November 17.

Describing his exile journey, Tinubu had in an interview said; “I disguised with a huge turban and Babanriga and escaped into Benin Republic on a motorbike. My old Hausa friend gave the clothes to me. In fact, when I appeared to Kudirat Abiola, she didn’t know that I was the one! I gave her some information and some briefing. I left at 1 a.m. While in Benin Republic, I was still coming to Badagry to ferry people, organise and coordinate the struggle with others on ground. We put a group together, ferrying NADECO people across. It was a very challenging time. I can’t forget people like Segun Maiyegun and other young guys in the struggle. I would come from Benin to hold meetings with them and sneak back.

Bola Tinubu Dynasty in Lagos

Coming back from exile in 1998, he soon gained the limelight and became the governor of Lagos state in May 1999. He’s known worldwide for creating 37 LGAs in the state. He reigned as a governor for eight good years!

What’s more? Because of his hatred for the PDP, he made several efforts to make sure the APC candidates won the 2015 elections. This makes him earn lots of respect from the northerners. 

Bola Tinubu is the godfather of many prominent politicians in Lagos state. He has succeeded in deciding who becomes governor after he left the government house.

His influence has brought Fashola, Ambode and the present governor, Sanwoola into the helms of affairs of Lagos State.

Bola Ahmad has made several achievements and amassed huge wealth and affluence.

Bola Tinubu is a man surrounded by several controversies. A few of them include;

  • #1. In 2019, eyewitnesses saw two bullion vans entering his mansion on the eve of the election which he claimed contained his money and not ballot boxes.
  • #2. Social media has always countered that he’s constantly changing his real age on his Wikipedia page. They claimed his real date of birth is 29th March 1942, Tinubu remained silent over the issue.

Bola Tinubu Net Worth

Tinubu’s net worth is uncertain.


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