Bola Tinubu Biography, Net worth and Political Profile

Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is a Nigeria politician and Accountant born on 29 March 1952, who was former governor of Lagos state and Nigeria 2023 Presidential candidate of the APC.

In this article, Felix Omoko unveils some basic facts about Bola Tinubu covering his origin, political and business profile in a more unique analysis.

  • Born: 29 March 1952
  • Former Senator & Governor 
  • 2023 APC Presidential Candidate
  • Net worth: $550 million


Tinubu mother, Abibatu Mogaji was a trader and Iyaloja of Lagos State. He attended St. John's Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children's Home School in Ibadan. 

Tinubu spent his early life in South-West Nigeria and later moved to United States where he studied Accounting at Chicago State University. He returned to Nigeria in the early 1980s and was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant, before entering politics as a Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party. 

Tinubu returned to the United States in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago and then at Chicago State University. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Political Profile

In 1992, he ventured into Politics through the Social Democratic Party where he was a member of the Peoples Front faction led by Shehu Musa Yar'Adua and other politicians 

In 1992, Tinubu was elected to the Senate to representing the Lagos West constituency during the Third Republic.

Shortly after annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, a group which mobilized support for the restoration of democracy and recognition of Moshood Abiola as winner of the 12 June election. 

Following the seizure of power as military head of state of General Sani Abacha, he went into exile in 1994 and returned to the country in 1998 after the death of the military dictator, which ushered in the transition to the Fourth Nigerian Republic.

In January 1999, he elected Governor of Lagos State under the platform of the AD.

2023 Presidential Election

On 10 January 2022, Tinubu announced his intention to run for the President of Nigeria to President Buhari in a formal expression of interest.

On 8 June 2022, Bola Tinubu won the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressive Congress scoring 1,271, to defeat Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Rotimi Amaechi who scored 235 and 316 respectively.

Tinubu is a Muslim and Yoruba descent. He is married to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central senatorial district.

Net Worth

Bola Tinubu is a billionaire according to the various investments portfolios under his control. He is controlling massive conglomerate in Lagos state. 

Tinubu has a net worth of $550 million

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