Some say Bola Tinubu is owning half of Nigerian economy but is it correct? Drop by to see Bola Tinubu cars, jet, net worth and estate list then you can answer by yourself!
1. Who is Bola Ahmed Tinubu?
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is among Nigerian foremost politicians, who has served 2 terms as the governor of the most privileged state in the country - Lagos.
Though a politician is what he's known for, Bola tinubu carsand properties attract no less attention from the public.
Bola Tinubu age
He was born on March 29, 1952 in Lagos city, so you know Bola Tinubu age is 67 by now.
Bola Tinubu biography
Just like any other Nigerian kid back then, he studied at 2 local schools, St. John's Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children's Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria. 23 years later, he got the chance to study in the U.S, also at 2 schools, namely J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University. He finished his study in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Ahmed Tinubu was fortunate enough to have the chance to study in the U.S at a young age
Bola Tinubu decided to get into politics at the time he was 40. His first party was the Social Democratic Party, where he became the member of the faction of the Peoples Front, led by Shehu Musa Yar'Adua.
Later, he managed to pull some strings and got himself elected as the senator of the Nigerian Senate. The supposed government in which he represented the Lagos West constituency, the Nigerian Third Republic did not last for too long. This was due to the hostile takeover by the military general Sani Abacha (he was the de facto president of Nigeria for 5 years).
Bola Tinubu was forced to flee the country but made a return after 5 years going into exile
After the death of Sani Abacha in 1998, Bola Tinubu returned to Nigeria after the enforced absence from his home country, participating in the 1999 election in Nigeria under the wing of Alliance for Democracy leaders, Abraham Adesanya. This resulted in him winning the AD primaries against the opponent Funsho Williams and later on being in the position of Lagos's Executive Governor. He is now a key member of the All Progressives Congress party.
Oluremi Tinubu & Bola Tinubu children
Bola Tinubu is married to another senator who is representing Lagos central, Oluremi Tinubu.
Oluremi Tinubu was born on September 21, 1960 in a 12-children family in Ogun state. After becoming the First Lady of Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu set up New Era Foundation to facilitate the well-rounded development of young Lagosians.
Oluremi Tinubu was once assaulted verbally by Dino Melaye
Tinubu couple have 3 children, Abibat Tinubu, Oluwaseyi Tinubu, and Folashade Tinubu-Ojo and all of them received an excellent education from best institutions in the world. Unfortunately, his son has passed away due to cardiac arrest in London.
Tinubu couple and their eldest son
Out of all 3, his younger daughter, Abibat Tinubu, is the one who drew most attention from the public. According to some sources, she presented her boyfriend a brand new car for some ridiculous reasons, supposedly to make up for some mistake she made. Do you find this act reasonable? First, let's be honest here, most of us would not give anyone a car, let alone a mere boyfriend! The majority of Nigerians are struggling to save up enough money to buy an economical car for themselves.
Still, Abibat Tinubu decided her way of apology will be like no other. She bought a car, but not any other car, it's a brand new G-Wagon, with a red ribbon tied up in its roof, given to her boyfriend as a "gesture of goodwill" to apologize for her previous mistake.
Looking at this huge present, her mistake mustn't be simple!
If I had to come up with a scenario where I need to buy anyone a car, that would be I had destroyed theirs in the first place!
Bola Ahmed Tinubu phone number - how can I contact him?
Sorry guys, you won't be able to contact him directly. All personal information related to this man has been locked from the public, especially after the attack on his house last year.
However, as an old saying goes, when there's a will, there's a way.
You can contact his wife so she could deliver your message to him. Here is the link to send message to Oluremi Tinubu. Select your words carefully and make her feel your need is urgent! Good luck!
2. Bola Tinubu cars: Toy collection of the richest governor in Nigeria
As a famous president of the U.S, Truman, once said: "You can never get rich in politics, unless...". You probably want to find out the rest of the saying by yourself because it's not a good word.
It appeared that Bola Tinubu doesn't have to worry too much buying his own vehicles, as a visit of another politician, Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed a shocking truth.
2.1. How many cars does Bola Tinubu have?
If you were given an estimation, how many cars do you think is the maximum an individual could possess? Let's do some basic math here! If you're a normal person, you'd probably need 2 cars, a big one if you have a large family and maybe another car for your own interest. Let's say you're a car enthusiast who likes to participate in car races, another off-roader might be introduced to your car fleet. Lastly, if you need to frequently carry heavy items around, a semi-truck could be a good choice. That sums up to a total of 4 cars in case you can afford all of them.
Back to Bola Tinubu, how many cars do you think he has? Round of applause for those who get it right. It's a whopping 30 cars.
This is not the first time Bola Tinubu "accepted" cars gift from someone
That certainly spark some questions in Buhari, but Bola Tinubu dodged those questions politely by saying those cars were just given to him by some supposed admirers. It's notable that this is not the first time Tinubu has received these many cars.
Last year, after a bomb attack directed at Bola Tinubu, his armored SUV was severely damaged and is not safe to use again. Rotimi Amaechi, the governor of Rivers State, gave him a brand new fleet of SUVs. Bola Tinubu, again, doesn't seem to care about the origin or the motive behind those cars.
Bola Tinubu has a habit of never asking the intention or source of cars he received
2.2. Bola Tinubu Jeep Prado
The armored Jeep Prado is always at the top of armored vehicle list of anyone interested in this car segment.
This model would ensure the safety of Tinubu should he encounter another bomb attack like the one last year. The 2.8L diesel engine with 6-speed manual transmission gives the best out of a 7-seater. Cruise controlling, smart rides and auto-air conditioning makes each ride special in this vehicle.
Jeep Prado is among top choices when it comes to armored vehicles
According to our research, a normal Jeep Prado 7-seater costs around ₦22 million for the base model, so this armored vehicle with upgraded features would be priced no less than ₦50 million.
2.3. Bola Tinubu Land Rover Range Rover
Recently, news has been circling around the Internet regarding Bola Tinubu new armored Land Rover Range Rover. Some sources report that this Range Rover, together with the Jeep Prado above and another armored vehicle were purchased by a governor named Babatund Raji Fashola.
Now, this is pretty disconcerting as Bola Tinubu is the political godfather of Babatund and so this incident certainly sparks some question over the integrity of the two people, especially when the sum total of the cargo was estimated at around ₦600 million.
The transportation of two armored vehicles was photographed
In addition to that, there's a picture believed to be another cars shipment for Tinubu. I don't know if this shipment is linked to the one above, but the Black Land Rover and Jeep Prado in the picture look deceptively similar to the ones above.
It was believed to be the Bola Tinubu cars shipment at an open warehouse space
2.4. Bola Tinubu's other cars
Remember the car collection of Tinubu reaches 30 or more? Besides aforementioned armed vehicles, Bola Tinubu is storing plenty of luxury automobiles inside his garage. However, few people can get access to his home and even President Buhari got shocked when seeing his car fleet.
That's why Naijauto journalists can only get more information about his cars through pics of him travelling outside. Let's take a look at these following pictures!
The politician often travels on a Toyota SUV or a Mercedes-Benz
Tinubu & Buhari talk along his luxury Lexus
Of course the list goes on, and we suspect his car fleet will have the presence of most luxury models in the country, ranging from Mercedes-Benz all body styles, Porsche, Chevy, Lexus, to BMW or Ford etc. If you happen to see his cars on road, you can email us to make the list more complete!
When you don't need to buy cars since you can have someone deliver it to your backyard, what would you do? Of course, you should think about other more advanced vehicles, like this $42 million dollar (or ₦15 billion). Some sources even affirm the price of this Bombardier Global 6000 Express jet must go up to $60 million (equivalent to ₦21.7 billion).
The private jet can fly long journeys across countries without refuelling. International flight with this jet also needs one stop only.
When cars are too ordinary a vehicle, opt for a jet instead!
President Buhari often travels on Tinubu's jet for election campaign
4. Bola Ahmed Tinubu mansions and estates
Prepare yourself before reading the list because you'd be in shock. Bola Tinubu cars list is not even as impressive as his properties list, you can check the table below and see for yourself.
The current residence of Bola Tinubu family
Note that many of his assets are initially state-funded and owned, which he managed to turn his after using political manipulation. And there may be more real estates he is owning but not revealed yet, either in Nigeria or overseas.
Bola Tinubu's property address
26 Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi
This is the current Tinubu's residence which was renovated with public funds. The property is worth over ₦600 million.
Oyinkan Abayomi (formerly Queens) Drive, Ikoyi
A 5-bedroom detached house. The house is said to worth ₦450 million which was signed and assigned to him by Fashola in 2007.
This estate results from the annex of the Lagos State Guest House. The state government has bought it for ₦450 million in 2006 but then transfered to Tinubu due to the pension plan he signed before leaving office.
Ajah junction on Lekki Road
The 250-hectare land was initially assigned for building a General Hospital but later handed over to Deji & Wale Tinubu to construct Royal Garden Housing. The property is valued at about ₦35 billion.
Lakowe near Abijo at Ibeju-Lekki
The 1,000 hectares of land was estimated at ₦75 billion. Similar to above story, it was given to a Tinubu-owned company to develop golf course and housing estate.
157 hectares with 2.5km of Atlantic beachfront valued at about ₦10 billion was deprived from Siriwon communities with little compensation. Tinubu and Fashola is building a golf course and villas here.
Ikoyi Estate foreshore
The 14-hectare Parkview foreshore land was once reclaimed by Lagos state but somehow currently owned by Tinubu.
Strabag yard beside the Lagos State Secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja
Again, Tinubu signed into law some bills to get himself a land so he can develop an enormous shopping mall. The value of this property hasn't been unveiled yet.
The choice property at Lekki-Epe road
Tinubu constructed an Oriental Hotel here which cost nearly ₦25 billion in total.
Eleko junction, off the Lekki-Epe express road
Tinubu's wife built the New Era Foundation youth camp here and soon converted it to household use.
The Critical Care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikej
The construction of this department used 100% state funds but now belongs to Tinubu.
Other estates in Lekki
Both Fara Park Estate and Beach Wood Estate are under Tinubu's ownership.
This is only his assets on the surface, the tip of the iceberg
A corner in Royal Garden Estate in Lekki, which was constructed by Tinubu-owned company
Oriental Hotel construction costs up to ₦25 billion
It can be difficult to estimate his net worth since his properties and investment portfolio is too wide and diverse. Other than those properties mentioned above, he also makes his fortune through multiple sources, namely the money from Joint ownership with Tejuoso Market, First Nation Airline, Trojan Estate, Lekki Concession Company, Oando Oil, Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja Shopping Mall, Lakowe, and the list goes on.
You can watch this video to get a sense of his ridiculous amount of wealth
And that's only the things that we could get our hands on, we couldn't possibly know the exact number of his money. One of our sources says Tinubu net worth is over $32.7 billion, translating to roughly ₦12 trillion, naming in the list of richest politicians in Nigeria.
Is Tinubu the richest politician in Nigeria?
As we said before, Bola Tinubu is clearly one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. Some even say he owns half the economic power in the whole country. We don't know the validity of that claim, but Bola Tinubu himself once made a very controversial comment regarding his wealth. He said he's richer than the whole Osun state. Notably, the comment was made during one of his campaigns.
His remarks about his assets persuade many people into believing that he's probably the richest man in Nigeria, not only the richest governor in Nigeria. Others argue that his assets are pale in comparison to that of Rochas Okorocha, we don't know what's the truth. Evaluating the correct value politicians assets is almost impossible.
6. Tinubu and Buhari - the complicated relationship
President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu have a close-knit relationship, so close that Buhari has recently confirmed that the re-election campaign would be handed over completely to Tinubu, for reasons that he needs to concentrate on more urgent problems in the government. He made the decision when the election day is less than 40 days away.
Tinubu, of course, expressed his gratitude towards Buhari and promised to get the job done beautifully. He also makes some motivational remarks on how Nigerians should expect when Buhari is re-elected again. He assures everyone of Buhari's ability to deliver his promises in the future, and that Nigerians should keep working hard and the sweats on their browns might someday pay off.
On a different note, Buhari might not be as friendly to Bola Tinubu when he's reelected. This is due to many incidents in the past where Buhari inadvertently or deliberately stepped in Tinubu's foot, and Tinubu had no other way but to be quiet about that. Buhari even manipulated Babatunde Fashola, the successor of Bola Tinubu.
Bola Tinubu used to openly criticise Buhari in the past
One time, Tinubu even said that he regretted supporting president Buhari back in 2015 and openly accuse Buhari of worsening the economic by intervening with the bank's way of doing business.
Though Buhari remained silent on every occasion when Tinubu and his wife accused him, who knows what would happen when he's got another term in his hand?
Bola Tinubu is indeed a very astute politician. It's actually a shame that he made his fortune through spending public money for his own good, and it's a shame Bola Tinubu cars, jets and properties are his most notable marks but not political achievements or public trust.
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