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Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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


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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)...


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...


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