Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu; Biography and Political Ideology

This is a complete biography of the Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinub - Nigeria's President. In this article, you will find his real name, age, net worth, early life, private life, education, family, business career, political career and all allegations against him.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Biography and Political Ideology
Photo: Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu | Credit: Getty Images


Bola Tinubu happens to be the most influential Politicians in this 21st Century, whose record is second to none in Nigeria. Aside his Political arena, he is also a Business Mogul. 

In this article, we will share more light on Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Biography, real Age, Children, Political Ideology, Wife, Allegations, Net Wort, and all you need to know about him.

• Full Name and Birth

His full name is Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu; born on 29th of March, 1952 in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. Though, there are speculations that the Lagos-based Politician has a trace of birth to Iragbji, in Osun State, south West Nigeria.

• Educational Background

Bola Tinubu had his primary education at Saint John's Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos State, 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. 

He later gained admission into the Chicago State University, where he graduated in the year 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

• Career

After his graduation, Bola Tinubu worked with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation, both in the United States of America.

In the year 1983, he returned to Nigeria, and secured a job with Mobil Oil Nigeria, where he rose to the position of an executive in the Company.

Before we proceed into full political Career of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, let us run thorough his short profile

• Nationality:  Nigerian

• Religion: Muslim

• Mother: Chief Abibatu Mogaji

• Spouse: Sen. Oluremi Tinubu

• Children: Jide Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu.

• Occupation: Politician, Business Mogul, Accountant

• Net Wort: $2 Billion

• Political Party: All Progressives Congress (APC)

• Bola Ahmed Tinubu Personal Life

Bola Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, a former Senator representing Lagos Central at the Federal House of Assembly, Abuja. 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Biography and Political Ideology
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of Bola Tinubu | credit: Getty Images

What you may not know of Bola Tinubu is that he has lost his Son - Jide Tinubu to Cardiac arrest in London on 31st October; leaving him to just three Children.

• Bola Tinubu Political Career

Bola Ahmed 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.

Following his involvement in the agitation for the restoration of the June 12 result, the then military Government, led by Sani Abacha was after him, and In the year 1994, Bola Tinubu went into exile, and later came back in the year 1998 when General Sani Abacha had died.

In the year 1999, Bola Tinubu contested for the position of the governor of Lagos State and was elected under 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.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Biography and Political Ideology
Official Logo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) | credit: Twitter - @apc

Currently, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, alongside his Vice President - Senator Kashim Shetimma has been declared winner of the 2023 Presidential Election held on February 25, 2023. He is also a co-founder of the Party. Tinubu contested the 2023 presidential election alongside PDP Candidate - Atiku Abubakar.

• Political Philosophy - BATIFIDES

Followers of Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Political movement are known as "BATIFIDES".

• What is the meaning of BATIFIDE?

Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Biography and Political Ideology
Bola Tinubu Logo for his Political Movement

The first Three Alphabets are acronyms from his name - Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT); while the "IFDE" symbolizes ideology for the political philosophy, ideology and movement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ideology is Economically driven, as shown by him in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria.

• Allegations against Bola Tinubu

1. Billion Van: Though, No corruption charge has been brought against him yet, but he has been caught moving some stack of cash into his Lagos House with a Billion Van. He never denied it and No charge is brought against him yet.

2. Age | How old is Bola Ahmed Tinubu

There are speculations about the discrepancy in Bola Tinubu's real age. Though, report states he was born on 29th March, 1952, making him 70 years currently. Some said Tinubu is almost 80 years of Age, if juxtaposed with his first Daughter's Age.

But, as stated by Bola Tinubu, he is currently 70 years and no person has ever charged him for having or presenting a fake birth certificate.

3. Source of Wealth | Bola Ahmed Tinubu net worth

There had been lots of questions and doubt raised against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as regard his source of Wealth. Some said for a Man who has left politics for years, how could he manage to have money to the extent of moving his cash with Billion Van.

Though, Daily News Report findings showed that Bola Ahmed Tinubu already left Politics and never applied for any vacancy for years, but he is said to have owed some major businesses and Companies in Nigeria and beyond.

4. Monopoly

There are facts coming out that Bola Ahmed Tinubu has monopolized Lagos State to his Family. Looking from the fact that his Son controls the Advertisement services in Lagos State, while his Daughter- Folashade control all the Market in Lagos State as the "Iya Loja General".

On politics, it appears that his Political Party- APC has dominated Lagos State and Bola Tinubu, via his various State Machineries ranging from Governor, Thugs, Chairmen and to the lest did not allow opposition party to grow.

More evidence showed that the Lagos State Government denied the governaship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - Jandor, Advert Space in the State. All these to protect the Candidacy of the APC. 

Also Bola Tinubu has been regarded as the king Maker in Lagos State and beyond; to the extent that every Governor after him had to pass through him for approval.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has also been captured saying he made Mohammadu Buhari the President of Nigeria.

The Latest is the Drug deal allegations against him, though his campaign Council has denied the allegations. 

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