Biography Of Bola Tinubu; Ex-Governor; Politician; Lagos State Celebrity

Biography Of Bola Tinubu; Ex-Governor; Politician; Lagos State Celebrity


Bola Ahmed Tinubu was born on March 29, 1952 in Lagos State Nigeria.

Educational Background.

Bola Tinubu had his primary education at St. John's Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children's Home School in Ibadan before traveling to the United States in the year 1975, where he had his secondary education at Richard J. Daley College Chicago, Illinois. Later he gained admission into the Chicago State University where he graduated in the year 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.


After graduation, Bola Tinubu with worked with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation, both in the United States of Nigeria. In the year 1983, he returned to Nigeria, and secured a jib with Mobil Oil Nigeria, where he rose to the position of an executive in the company.

Political Career.

Bola Tinubu joined politics in the year 1992. Then he contested for, and won election as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing the Lagos West constituency. After the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, Bola Tinubu founded National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) with some other Nigerians, a group that advocated for  the restoration of democracy and recognition of the 12 June results. In the year 1994, Bola Tinubu went into exile and later came back in the year 1998 when Sani Abacha died.

In the year 1999, Bola Tinubu contested for the position of the governor of Lagos State and was elected in the platform of Alliance For Democracy (AD). In April 2003, after the expiration of his first term in office, he was re-elected for a second term.

Personal Life.

Bola Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu,  a Senator of central Lagos State. He is a chieftain of the Asiwaju of Lagosand that of the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in the Northern Niger State of Nigeria.


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