Bola Tinubu Biography | Personal Life, Net worth & Many More
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- Name: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- Date of Birth: March 29, 1952
- Profession: Entrepreneur, Politician
- Marital Status: Married
- Nationality: Nigerian
He is a Nigerian Politician born on March 29, 1952, in Lagos, Nigeria, into the famous Tinubu’s family, and his mother, late Chief Abibatu Mogaji, was the Iyaloja of Nigeria until her death.
Bola Tinubu Education
He had his elementary education in St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya Lagos.
In 1975 he moved to the United States to study. He attended the Richard J Daley College, Illinois, before proceeding to the Chicago State University, where he graduated in 1979.
During his time in the USA, he worked as a security guard, kitchen porter, cab driver to support himself
He joined politics in 1992 under the Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP) where Shehu Must Yar’Adua was their leader. He ran for the senatorial seat and was elected as a Nigerian senator in 1993 to represent the Lagos west constituency.
He became the chairman of Appropriation Finance, and Banking committee before the June 12 1993 elections annulment.
After the general election annulment, Tinubu and others founded a pro-democratic political group with the purpose of restoring democracy in Nigeria.
The pro-democratic group was a movement against the then head of state Gen. Sani Abacha. For the fear of his life, Tinubu went into exile in 1994 and came back after the death of the military dictator in 1998.
After returning back to Nigeria, he joined the politics and ran under the Alliance for Democaracy Party (ADP) for the gubernatorial position of the Lagos State.
He was elected and became the 12th governor of Lagos State, serving two terms concurrently from May 1999 – May 2007.
Bola Tinubu Personal Life
Ahmed Tinubu got married a few times. One of his wives is the popular senator representing Lagos central, Senator Remi Tinubu.
Apart from the children of the couple, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has children with other women.
In 1983, after spending nearly a decade in the USA, Bola Ahmed Tinubu moved back to Nigeria and started working with the oil and gas company Mobil Oil Nigeria as an auditor.
With hard work, Bola Ahmed Tinubu rose to the treasurer position and later became an executive of the company.
So when his fans ask how many chieftaincy titles Bola Tinubu has, it is two; The Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom, Niger State.