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Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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


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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...


The Tinubu test

If aspiring candidates want to know which way the political wind is blowing, they watch Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State...


All about votes and the naira

Even the godfather of south-west politics and former Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu is positioning himself as a loyal party man, despite having expressed an interest in a run for the presidency early last year...


Buhari opens the war chest

Its success relied on backing from the south-western bloc of six Yoruba states led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former Lagos Governor...


A date with destiny

He is waging an epic battle for survival with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was Lagos State Governor from 1999 to 2007...

As national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu added his weight to Buratai's speech, telling the Lagos State Assembly on 23 May that any attempt at a coup would meet mass civilian opposition...

Saraki has retained London communications consultants Aequitas, which helped Britain's Labour Party to remake its image under Tony Blair in the mid-1990s, but he has to overcome not only his feud with Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the unproven perceptions of corruption and elite entitlement, but also the challenge of Kwara, a state too 'south' for the north and too 'north' for the south...

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Bitter pills for the politicians

These include Osinbajo's old patron, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State; Atiku Abubakar, ex-Vice-President; Bukola Saraki, Senate President; Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor; and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, ex-Governor of Kano...

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