Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu net worth, age, height, family, biography and latest updates.
Bola Tinubu is a Nigerian politician, the Asiwaju of Lagos, and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Nigeria’s Northern Niger State.
Bola Tinubu: Profile summary
|Name||Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu|
|Date of Birth||29 March 1952|
|Birth Day||29 March|
|Age||70 years old|
|Birth Place||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Also Known for||Accountant|
|Occupation||Accountant & Politician|
Bola Tinubu: Biography & Wiki
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in Lagos State, Nigeria. His mother – chief Abibatu Mogaji, was Ialoja of Lagos State. Tinubu is the Asiwaju of Lagos and Jagban of the Borgu Kingdom, Niger State, Nigeria. Tinubu received his basic and secondary schooling at St John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos, and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, Nigeria. He is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current Senator from Lagos Central Constituency, and is blessed with children.
Bola Tinubu: Wife
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current Senator from Lagos Central Constituency, and is blessed with children.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Career
Early political career
Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political career began in 1992 when he joined the Social Democratic Party, where he was a member of the Peoples Front faction led by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and made up of other politicians such as Umaru Yar’Adua, Atiku Abubakar, Baba Gana Kingibe, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Magaji Abdullahi, Dapo Sarumi and Yomi Edu. He was elected to the Senate, representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic.
After the results of the 12 June, 1993 presidential elections were annulled, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition. This group mobilized support for the restoration of democracy and recognition of Moshood Abiola as the winner of the 12 June election. Following the seizure of power as military head of state General Sani Abacha, he went into exile in 1994. He returned to the country in 1998 after the death of the military dictator, which ushered in the transition to the Fourth Nigerian Republic.
In the run-up to the 1999 elections, Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo. He went on to win the AD primaries for the Lagos State governorship elections defeating Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former Minister of Works and Housing. In January 1999, he stood for the Governor of Lagos State position on the AD ticket and was elected governor.
Main Political Career
In 2007, following the landslide victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 2007 elections, Tinubu was active in negotiations to bring together the fragmented opposition parties into a “mega-party” capable of challenging the PDP. In February 2013, Tinubu’s negotiations in creating a “mega opposition” party became paid off with the merger of Nigeria’s three biggest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP (nPDP), a faction of serving governors of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party – into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In 2014, Tinubu supported the former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, leader of the CPC faction of the APC – who commanded a widespread following in Northern Nigeria and had previously contested in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 presidential elections as the APC presidential candidate. Tinubu initially wanted to become Buhari’s vice presidential candidate but later conceded to Yemi Osibanjo, his ally and former commissioner of justice. In 2015, Buhari rode the APC to victory, ending the sixteen-year rule of the PDP and marking the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate.
Tinubu has played an important role in the Buhari administration, supporting government policies and holding onto the internal party reins instead of his long-held rumoured presidential aspiration. In 2019, he supported Buhari’s re-election campaign defeating the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar. In 2020, following an internal party crisis which led to the removal of Tinubu ally and party chairman Adams Oshiomole, it is believed the move was to scuttle Tinubu’s presidential prospects ahead of 2023.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Corruption charges
In April 2007, after the elections but before Babatunde Fashola had taken office, the Federal Government brought Tinubu before the Code of Conduct Bureau for trial over the alleged illegal operation of 16 separate foreign accounts. In January 2009, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission cleared Tinubu and governors James Ibori of Delta State and Obong Victor Attah of Akwa Ibom State of charges of conspiracy, money laundering, abuse of office and official corruption about the sale of V-mobile network shares in 2004.
In March 2009, reports were that a plot had been identified to kill Tinubu. The Alliance for Democracy called on the Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, to conduct a thorough investigation. In September 2009, however, there were reports that the British Metropolitan Police were investigating a transaction in which the Lagos State government made an investment in Econet (now Airtel). Tinubu said the transaction was straightforward and profitable to the state, with no intermediaries involved. The Federal Government rejected a request by Britain to release evidence needed for further investigation and prosecution of the three Nigerian ex-governors in a London court.
Tinubu has been widely perceived as the “Godfather of Lagos”, leveraging his political capital in the mega city-state to influence regional and national affairs. His role in pulling the strings of the mega city-state was exposed in The Lion of Bourdillion, a 2015 documentary film highlighting Tinubu’s political and financial grip on the city-state. Tinubu filed an N150 billion libel suit against the producers, AIT, and the documentary stopped airing on 6 March 2015.
Nonetheless, antecedents such as his overbearingness on successors, such as in December 2009, when there were reports that Fashola and Tinubu had fallen out over the issue of Fashola’s re-election in 2011, with Tinubu preferring the commissioner for environment, Muiz Banire. And a similar scuffle in 2015 over Fashola’s successor, pitting Tinubu against him, who threw his full weight behind Akinwunmi Ambode, who later succeeded Fashola and was himself single-handedly ousted from office by Tinubu replacing him with incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all goes to show his unprecedented influence in the city-state. During the 2019 election, a bullion van was seen entering Tinubu’s residence on Bourdillion Road in Ikoyi, with Tinubu claiming, “I keep money anywhere I want”.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Net Worth
Bola Tinubu’s source of income is mostly from being a successful accountant and politician. He is a resident of Nigeria.