(born 29 March 1952) was elected Senator for the Lagos West constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993, just before a military take-over in December 1993. After the return to democracy, he was elected governor of Lagos State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is an influential member of the Action Congress party; he also has been given the tribal title of Asiwaju of Lagos and the title of Jagaban from the Borgu Kingdom of the Northern Niger State of Nigeria.
09.06.2011 [P.M. News] - ... Baba Tunde Idiagbon, Baba Anthony Enahoro, Baba Mobolaji Johnson, Baba Lateef Jakande, Baba Muhammed Buhari, Baba Bola Tinubu, Baba Balarabe Musa, Baba Samuel Ogbemudia, Baba Odimegwu Ojukwu, Baba Yakubu Gowon and Baba Bisi Akande.
06.06.2011 [P.M. News] - Speaking, Balogun commended the staff of the ministry and also thanked Governor Babatunde Fashola and the former Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. In his remarks, Kalejaiye said “here was a journey that began four year ago. We pass through this place and
03.06.2011 [The Africa Report] - President Jonathan's unifying call was welcomed by the leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. “The campaign is over. We are all Nigerians,” Tinubu told reporters. “Patriotism dictates that you put the nation
01.06.2011 [THISDAY Live] - This came as former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, while fielding questions from newsmen at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,Lagos , yesterday, urged members of the House of Representatives to choose whoever they wished to be
06.06.2011 [AllAfrica.com] - He should have borrowed a leaf from Ashiwaju, Bola Tinubu who has perfected the act of 'positively influencing party primaries' so as to ensure that his 'people and party' were properly galvanized for victory at election proper.
11.06.2011 [Vanguard] - Bola Tinubu of Lagos are among dignitaries expected in Abeokuta for the 18th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Others include former Govs. Olusegun Osoba and Alhaji. Balarabe Musa of Ogun and Kaduna states respectively.
01.06.2011 [Vanguard] - On this score, he met behind closed doors yesterday with the leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Aso Rock, as part of efforts to carry all stakeholders along. Although the outcome of the secret talks was not
27.05.2011 [Vanguard] - ... part of President Goodluck Jonathan's proposed Government of National Unity, GNU, a group, Forum for Purposeful Governance and Democratic Ethos, FPGDE, has commended the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
30.05.2011 [Vanguard] - The national leader of the leading opposition political party with control of six states including the commercial city state, Lagos Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is well positioned to bear influence on the administration for good or for bad.
03.06.2011 [Vanguard] - Former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, said that House of Representatives leadership should not be along partisan or regional lines as the House deserve credible leadership. Tinubu stressed the need to balance the democratic
05.06.2011 [Vanguard] - While Mrs. Tinubu has come to the Senate in the shadow of her husband, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu; making her family the first in the country to have a couple as Senators. She is now expected to wield influence as she emerges in her own right.
06.06.2011 [Vanguard] - Born in 1960 as the 12th child of Chief and Mrs. John Ikusebiala (Odugbesan) of Ogun State, the wife of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is a first term senator.
19.05.2011 [Vanguard] - How much power did Mrs. Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele wield as Governor Bola Tinubu's deputy? As Ndigbo put it, it is splendid that Okeke ended up with a military commission. But more important is where, after his service years, are his boots?
17.05.2011 [Vanguard] - He said the former governors, Alhaji Bola Tinubu of Lagos State, Mr Donald Duke of Cross Rivers and Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi of Kaduna State had also been contacted to act as facilitators at the induction. Okauru added that the governors of Rivers, Delta
20.05.2011 [Vanguard] - Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, was said to be abroad sourcing foreign participants for some of his projects but his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was there. He sat beside former Edo State governor, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion.
26.05.2011 [Vanguard] - Some were even accused of taking money from ACN leader, Senator Bola Tinubu. “In our party, there are lots of disloyal candidates who were actually working for ACN and who have been paid to work against their ticket,” said a member from Mainland