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Bolanle Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (Bola Tinubu)

Date of Birth: 29 March 1952
Place of Birth: Lagos


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Fight in the last chance saloon

Specifically rival factions have been trying to weaken party godfather and presidential contender Ahmed Bola Tinubu seen as close to Magu (AC Vol 61 No 14 Divided we stand)...


Divided we stand

Public complaints from his foes in the party of an abrasive and abrupt style of management masked more private concerns that he was too close to Buhari's then Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and more significantly to Bola Tinubu Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and one of the richest men in the country with a formidable real estate portfolio in the commercial capital...


Back to the scene of the crime

That is pitting a faction led by former governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi and sitting governor of Kaduna Nasir el Rufai against the national leader of the APC Bola Tinubu a former governor of Lagos and Adams Oshiomhole a former governor of Edo whose abrasive style has led to his suspension as national chairman of the APC...

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The Emir exits

That might worry politicians such as Bola Tinubu national leader of the APC and its chairman Adams Oshiomhole who are embroiled in a power struggle to control the party ahead of the elections (AC Vol 60 No 17 Executive exerts its privilege)...


King for a year

The frontrunners from the south-west are: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; national leader of the APC Bola Tinubu; Chairman of the governors' forum Kayode Fayemi; and as a long shot Buhari's running mate of a decade ago Reverend Tunde Bakare...


Hard economics meets political pageantry

That band is said to include Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari and the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu who masterminded Buhari's ascent to the presidency in 2015 and proposed that Osinbajo should be his running mate...

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Executive exerts its privilege

Aides blame the disappointing performance of Buhari's APC in the south-west on rivalry between Fashola Osinbajo and party power-broker Bola Tinubu amid suggestions that all are manoeuvring for position ahead of the 2023 election...


The Gang of 43 breaks cover

These include: Clement Agba (Edo 55) former environment commissioner under then-governor Adams Oshiomole the current APC National Chairman; Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi (Nasarawa) a top state government official under former governor Tanko Al Makura a staunch Buhari supporter; and Saleh Maman (Taraba) said to be backed by Bola Tinubu the godfather of Lagos politics and a former state governor...

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Oando chief takes on his foes

Although former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu is not a blood relative of Wale's he identifies strongly with the clan...

Bola Tinubu a political godfather in south-west Nigeria as well as a contender in the 2023 presidential elections has been lobbying for Wale Tinubu as the country's next oil minister...

Buhari's relations with Bola Tinubu one of the richest men in the country with a substantial property portfolio in Lagos have been uneven at best...

But Buhari has racked up some political debts to Bola Tinubu...

There is no doubt that Bola Tinubu's political organisation and aggressive campaigning which prompted claims of violence and fraud from his opponents helped deliver electoral victory for Buhari in Lagos state which has the highest number of registered voters in the country...

If Bola Tinubu and the Alake can be relied on to back the current management at Oando they face a powerful foe in Gabriel Volpi a major shareholder in the company and also a former business associate of opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar...

Three men in an Oando boat Adewale Jubril Tinubu Chief Executive Office of Oando PLCTinubu trained as a lawyer in the UK and is close to Bola Tinubu a former governor of Lagos State and now a chieftain of the governing All Progressives' Congress...

Over the years he has befriended Wale and Bola Tinubu and is a leading shareholder in Oando Plc...

New speaker Gbajabiamila a protégé of APC national leader Bola Tinubu   managed to stave off opposition to his election including civil society lawsuits about his 2003 suspension from practising law by the Supreme Court of Georgia in the United States...


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)...


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