Nigeria

Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos State (1999-2007)

Date of Birth: 29/03/1952
Place of Birth: Lagos

Education: St John's Primary School, Lagos; Children's Home School, Ibadan; Richard Daley College, Chicago, United States; Chicago State University, USA, 1977-79.

Career: Auditing and Management Consultant, Deloitte Haskins and Sells; Senior Auditor, Mobil Producing Nigeria; Treasurer, Mobil Producing Nigeria; Senator, Lagos West, 1992; Governor, Lagos State, 1999-2007.

Commentary: Tinubu continues to be a strong presence, both politically and financially, in the Action Congress Party. He wants to build a voting block in the south-west to boost his 2011 vice-presidential ambitions. His business interests include links to Lebanese multimillionaires Gilbert and George Chagoury, who have worked with most of the political and military class in Nigeria, including former Police Inspector General Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu and Sani Abacha.


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NIGERIA

Anambra kicks off the race

Although the PDP sees Anambra and the south-east as its political heartland under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan, the APC has mobilised its leading lights, such as former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari and the ex-Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu...

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Jonathan’s dialogue plan outflanks rebels

Although the opposition All Progressives’ Congress (APC) and its éminence grise, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, dismiss the dialogue as a distraction, other politicians are not so sure (AC Vol 54 No 14, The governors and the insurgency)...

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NIGERIA

Inside the presidential fight

The key architects of the APC have been Buhari and the ACN leader, former Lagos Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu...

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No visible means of support

The two main candidates – Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ACN and General Muhammadu Buhari of the CPC – are prickly characters and their last cooperation talks fell apart just before the 2011 polls amid claims of double-dealing and betrayal (AC Vol 52 No 1, Electric elections)...

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Eko Atlantic arises from the sea bed

However, the brothers are back in Nigeria, welcomed as legitimate investors by former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu (see Feature, No visible means of support) and current Governor Babatunde Fashola...

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Contributions gratefully received

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos State Governor, is close enough to President John Mahama to have invited him as guest of honour to his star-studded 60th birthday party in Lagos in April...

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The $100 billion bash

Ribadu says his campaign was undermined by a back-room deal between Jonathan and the ACN eminence grise, Bola Tinubu...

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The people who run the PDP show

His brief is to rally support in his Yoruba-speaking region and regain ground taken by the Action Congress of Nigeria, led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu...

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How the fuel row caught fire

ACN leader Bola Tinubu – whose relations with Bakare have been tense since the presidential election, when talks for an ACN-CPC coalition fell through – stayed away from the fuel subsidy protests and maintained an unusually low profile during the period...

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Governors on top and on trial

The former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, does not bother with false modesty...

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