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Bola Tinubu: Over 10 interesting facts about Nigeria President: Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu: Over 10 interesting facts about Nigeria President: Bola Tinubu

  • Bola Tinubu
    Bola Tinubu
  • Bola Tinubu was the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.Bola Tinubu

  • Bola Tinubu studied accounting in the United States before working abroad for several years.

  • He returned to Nigeria in the mid-1980s and continued working in financial management before entering politics as a successful Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party. 

  • Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in Lagos State, Nigeria. His mother Abibatu Mogaji, was a trader that later became the Iyaloja of Lagos State.
  • He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria. Tinubu then went to the United States in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University.
  • He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
  • Tinubu worked for the American companies Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation. 
  • After returning to Nigeria in 1983, Bola Tinubu joined Mobil Oil Nigeria, and later became an executive of the company.
  • Tinubu is a Muslim.
  • He is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current senator of the Lagos Central senatorial district.
  • His nephew, Wale Tinubu is the CEO of Oando. 
  • Tinubu’s mother Abibatu Mogaji, died on 15 June 2013, at the age of 96
  • On 31 October 2017, his son Jide Tinubu had a heart attack while in London and was later confirmed dead.
  • Tinubu holds both the chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of Borgu kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria.
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