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.