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Nigeria

Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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


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Grandees test the water

The victory of Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the governing All Progressives' Congress (APC) in the Ondo State governorship election on 26 November, has strong national resonance in the battle of wills between President Muhammadu Buhari and the south-west region's godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu...

Bola Tinubu backed Chief Olusola Oke, who had defected from the APC to contest for the Alliance for Democracy, a party with which Tinubu has historic links...


Political schisms hit recovery and reform

Businessmen in Lagos who are close to Bola Tinubu, the redoubtable political godfather and the APC's Chairman in the south-west, complain that Buhari gives priority to fighting corruption and to economic nationalism over the need for urgent measures to revive the economy...

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Buhari's kitchen cabinet

Newspapers linked to Bola Tinubu, a leading figure in the ruling All Progressives' Congress, have been in the forefront of the media plugging the 'cabal' narrative...


Railroading senators

There is a split in APC ranks between backers of Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senate President and ex-Governor of Kwara State, and of Bola Tinubu, Lagos State ex-Governor and veteran political kingpin in the south-west...


Big tests beckon for Buhari

Another figure to watch in the APC constellation will be former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, who is still the party's godfather in the south-west...

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Fighting graft, Buhari-style

Political critics say that in the absence of a new government, power over the EFCC has been ceded to the APC, especially to former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is said to be extremely close to the Director of Operations, Olaolu Adegbite, a former Chief Superintendent of Police...

The allegation that it was Bola Ahmed Tinubu that instigated this EFCC issue with Saraki’s wife carries weight...


A nation in waiting

Other cabinet candidates, including nominees of Bola Tinubu, godfather of the victorious All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-west, are being screened for corruption links...


Rising hopes, falling revenues

Part of that will be reward for the national role of Lagos, and that of its political chieftain and former state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in underpinning the south-north alliance that was the backbone of the APC's national campaign...

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