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Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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


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Governors get set

The bastion of Bola Tinubu – the godfather of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) – Lagos's political terrain is as unforgiving as its rush-hour traffic and as labyrinthine as its back streets (AC Vol 60 No 1 A poll without passion)...


A poll without passion

In the south-west Buhari gets the backing of his Vice-President Osinbajo and former governor of Lagos state Bola Tinubu...


Now the race looks serious

Bola Tinubu the state's APC godfather of godfathers again proved his power by undermining the sitting APC governor Akinwunmi Ambode during the primaries for daring to challenge his authority and he seems ready to keep the state firmly in the APC column...

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Barbarians at the gate

Buhari and the key Lagos power-broker Bola Tinubu are said to have discussed such a plan at the presidential residence Aso Rock last week (AC Vol 59 No 7 Return of the Jagaban)...


Politics of patronage

Oando is run by Wale Tinubu a nephew of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the former Governor of Lagos State and party boss in the south-west of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC)...

This followed a meeting of reconciliation in Lagos between President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu the estranged national leader of the APC who secured much of the funding for Buhari's 2015 election campaign...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

Bola Tinubu's appointment to lead the reconciliation committee of the All Progressives' Congress was meant to signal that the APC hierarchy was ready to salve wounds of aggrieved members across Nigeria and make the governing party one big happy family again...


Friends with benefits

Such grudges and a catalogue of similar subplots – including questions about the future of Bola Tinubu the former Governor of Lagos State and political godfather of the south-west – threaten the coherence of the APC (AC Vol 59 No 7 Return of the Jagaban)...


An election on autopilot

Similarly the Lagos godfather Bola Tinubu has boosted his role in the party despite doubts about his reliability by some of the party's top leaders...


Return of the Jagaban

Centre-stage at this grand party in Lagos on 27 March was President Muhammadu Buhari; on his right was the beaming celebrant – the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu marking his 66th birthday...

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Who goes first?

Accordingly some discreet support from the presidency at Aso Rock seems to have helped Oyegun win a year's extension for his national chairmanship of the APC even in the face of opposition from such party luminaries as Bola Tinubu the multi-millionaire political godfather and former governor of Lagos State...


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