10 Facts About Nigeria’s New President-Elect Tinubu

10 Facts About Nigeria’s New President-Elect Tinubu (News Central TV)

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been announced as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

After receiving 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was named the new president.

In the International Collation Centre in Abuja in the wee hours of Wednesday, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu the winner.

Tinubu triumphed against rival candidates Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

Below are 10 facts you may not know about Tinubu:

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1. He was born and named Adekunle Bola Ahmed Tinubu on March 29, 1952, in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan. 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.

3. He is a degree holder in Accounting from Chicago State University.

4. For his academic prowess, he was awarded the prestigious Sumna cum laude (a latin phrase meaning “with highest honor.”) for scoring 3.54 out of possible 4.0 GP.

5. With his successful academic profile, young Tinubu contested and won his first political election as President of the Accounting Society of the institution in his final year at the University.

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6. He worked with Arthur Anderson, Deloitte and Sells and GTE Services Corporation. He joined Mobil Oil, Nigeria in 1983 after returning to Nigeria.

7. He holds the titles of Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria.

8. During his eight-year rule as Lagos Governor, he made large investments in education and also returned many schools to the original owners.

9. He is blessed with three children: Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu and Folashade Tinubu (Iyaloja General).

10. On March 28, 2021, Tinubu visited Emir of Kano, in his advocacy for national integration for growth and development.

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