Bola Tinubu Biography, Age, Wife, Childre, Net Worth, Wikipedia, News, Cars, Real Name, Father, Phone Number, Hotel, Still Alive

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Biography: Age, Wife, Childre, Net Worth, Wikipedia, News, Cars, Real Name, Father, Phone Number, Hotel, Still Alive?

May 29, 2023 0 Posted By Sade Tolani


Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952), expertly addressed as the Jagaban of Lagos, is a 72 years old Nigerian politician and businessman.

He is also an Elder Statesman and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He served as the 12th Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007.

Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, an eminent figure in Nigerian politics, currently assumes the esteemed position of the 16th President of Nigeria. His political journey has seen him wield significant influence as the former governor of Lagos State, a role he adeptly fulfilled from 1999 to 2007. Additionally, he showcased his prowess as a senator representing Lagos West during the Third Republic, adding layers to his multifaceted political career.

Bola Tinubu is regarded as the godfather of many Nigerian politicians, including being mentors to aspiring ones.

Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu
Stage Name: Bola Tinubu
Born: 29 March 1952 (age 72 years old)
Place of Birth: OSun, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Abibatu Mogaji
Children: Seyi Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Jide Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu
Height: 1.6 m
Still Alive: Yes & Healthy
Siblings: Rafiu Olubodun Tinubu
Spouse • Wife: Oluremi Tinubu
Occupation: Politician • Businessman
Net Worth: $4 billion

Early Life and Education

Bola Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in Osun State into the prestigious Tinubu family as his mother, Abibatu Mogaji a trader, later became the  Ìyál’ọ́jà of Lagos.

He did his initial formal education at St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos, and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria.

After that, Bola Tinubu was sent to study at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University to further his education.

He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.


Before his return to Nigeria, Bola Tinubu worked with Top firms like Deloitte, Arthur Anderson, and GTE Services Corporation in the US. After his return to Nigeria in 1983, he secured a job with Mobil Oil, Nigeria, where he later rose to the position of an executive in the company.

However, he began his political career in 1992, serving as the senator representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Third Republic of Nigeria. After the annulment of the June 12 election, Bola Tinubu founded the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) with some other well-meaning Nigerians, a group poised with the restoration of democracy and recognition of the 12 June results.

In 1994, Bola Tinubu fled Nigeria amidst arrests and torture and later returned in 1998 after Sani Abacha‘s death.

In 1999, Bola Tinubu contested and won the election for the office of the governor of Lagos state under the umbrella of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

In April 2003, he was re-elected for the second term and served until 2007. Bola Tinubu is currently the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party under the President Muhammadu Buhari led-government.

Nigerian Presidency

Bola Ahmed Tinubu took the presidential stage on May 29, 2023, with a global nod of legitimacy. The inauguration ceremony at Eagle Square in Abuja marked a symbolic power transfer from his predecessor, Buhari.

In a bold move, Tinubu abolished the fuel subsidy during his inaugural address, causing a flurry of reactions. The removal, praised by the World Bank, signaled a significant fiscal shift. Tinubu‘s financial maneuvers continued as he suspended the central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, and appointed a new acting governor, Folashodun Adebisi.

As subsidies evaporated, foreign exchange restrictions lifted, and the national currency took a nosedive. Tinubu‘s financial acrobatics, rivaling the theatrics of the ’86 SAP regime, sought to reinvent Nigeria’s economic script. The stage was set with the inauguration of the National Economic Council, a council of wizards ready to advise the President, with Wale Edun as the monetary policy czar.

In a dramatic shuffle, Tinubu appointed key players — Senator George Akume, the maestro behind government affairs, and Femi Gbajabiamila, the chief orchestrator of presidential staff. The suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa, head of EFCC, added a noir twist as Bawa had previously pried into Tinubu‘s affairs.

In a radical departure, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu was declared the National Security Adviser, a nod to civilian control in a military-dominated chessboard. The purge of over a hundred major generals further solidified Tinubu‘s grip on a reshaped security landscape.

The drama unfolded with the suspension of EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa, adding intrigue to an already complex narrative. Tinubu‘s diplomatic debut took him to Paris and London, while the formation of his cabinet and the call for military intervention in Niger added layers of suspense to the unfolding political script. As the curtains rise on Tinubu‘s presidency, Nigeria anticipates the nuanced strokes of his leadership.

Personal Life

Bola Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, who is the current senator of the Lagos Central Senatorial District. The marriage is blessed with four children, but one is late.

He has been identified as being an adherent of the Muslim faith. His mother, Abibatu Mogaji, reportedly died on 15 June 2014 at the age of 96.

His children are Seyi Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Jide Tinubu, and Abibat Tinubu.

Net Worth

Bola Tinubu is rated as the second richest Politician in Nigeria, with a net worth of $4 billion. This can be seen in the fleet of cars, properties, and private jets owned by him.

Being a man of great interest in politics, including years of service in the field of money management, he is no doubt wealthy.

Social Media

The “Jagaban of Lagos,” as Bola Tinubu is fondly called, has social media handles through which he issues out communication and other political-related matters.

This includes his account on Instagram @officialbolatinubu and Twitter @AsiwajuTinubu.

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