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

How terror twists the vote

Political gain He adds that its 'likely presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would constitute what many Nigerians consider to be a pro-Sharia Law 'Muslim-Muslim'...

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NIGERIA

Oil, the political lubricant

Much cloudier are the relations between Oando, run by Wale Tinubu, and the former Lagos State Governor and now opposition godfather, Bola Tinubu...

In 2011, many believed that Bola Tinubu made a closed-doors agreement with the PDP...

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SIERRA LEONE

Honour among presidents

Konteh says he was involved in the award by Njala University of an honorary doctorate to Bola Tinubu, one of the leaders of the Nigerian opposition All Progressives Congress...

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NIGERIA

Poison politics

The contest for the governorship in Ekiti State on 21 June is heating up, with the APC chieftains – former military leader Muhammadu Buhari, ex-Lagos Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi – pitching up in Edo Ekiti on 21 May to support Governor Kayode Fayemi's campaign for re-election...

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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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NIGERIA

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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NIGERIA

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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GHANA

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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