It was a Christmas miracle when expecting mother Folashade Tinubu-Ojo delivered a bouncing baby boy on Monday, December 25. The daughter Bola Ahmed Tinubu finally delivered a baby boy after years of trying.
According to reports, the Iyaloja-General of Nigeria and her bouncing baby are in perfect health. A photo of the new mother cradling her baby boy was recently released on social media. The handsome baby was pictured rocking blue and white baby clothes.
The new mother who was also in good health was seen entertaining family and friends who came to check on her and the bouncing baby boy.
Folashade Tinubu-Ojo is the first daughter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of APC and a former governor of Lagos state.
She is married to a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo.
Have you ever wondered who his children are, their education, career and controversies? Read more about them below
Let’s take a closer look at the life of former governor of Lagos State and current National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu. How did he spend his early years? What is he up to now? What is known about his children? Find out below.
Bola Tinubu’s children
In his marriage to the Senator of central Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu, he fathered three wonderful and successful children: Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Tinubu and the youngest, Abibat Tinubu.
Bola Tinubu’s eldest daughter, Folashade, received impressive education in Nigeria and Great Britain. She studied English for businesspeople at College of North East London, and Home Economics at the Federal College of Education in Oyo. Folashade also studied Business Administration and Management at Middlesex University in England. In addition, she has a Masters degree in Business Administration.
She is married to Hon. Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, a member of House of Representatives.
In October, 2013, Tinubu-Ojo was crowned as a new Iyaloja General by Oba of Lagos. Despite the fact that many people suspected her father to be behind her installment as Iyaoja General, she said that he was actually opposed to it.
In March 2016, she was part of a protest against theAll Progressive Congress’ policies that exclude women from public affairs. Folashade has stated that her father’s involvement in the party did not matter and that she just couldn’t avert her eyes from this terrible injustice.
Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Tinubu
Seyi Tinubu has also received commendable education. He spent his childhood years in Holmewood House School and Milton Abbey School. He studied at several respected higher education institutions: Lincoln University, University of Maryland Baltimore County (BA) as well as University of Buckingham (Master’s Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law) and Nigerian Law School.
He was supposed to be called to bar in 2012, but he had failed his exams, so instead he was called to bar in November 2013.
In November 2015, Seyi proposed to his girlfriend, Layal Holm, and they got married in August 2016. It has also been announced that they are expecting a child.
Oluwaseyi holds the positions of Executive Chairman at Loatsad Promomedia, a large advertisement company, and of Executive Director at Loatsad Global Services LTD. It is also said that he owns a business called Fortis Project Services, which deals with agricultural and environmental services, and construction.
There is almost no information on Bola Tinubu’s youngest daughter, Abibat. We only know that she studied in Boston, Massachusetts, and on May 11th of 2013 she graduated from the Berklee College of Music. We are hoping to hear more about her endeavors in the future!
Brief biography of Bola Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born on March 29th, 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria into a loving family. He went to St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos and to Children’s Home School in Ibadan. After that, Tinubu went to Chicago, Illinois in 1975 to receive his secondary education at the Richard J. Daley College. This granted him an opportunity to study at the Chicago State University, where in 1979 he received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Until 1983, Tinubu has been working for various companies in the United States, such as GTE Services Corporation and Deloitte. After returning to Nigeria, he started working at Mobil Oil Nigeria and later became an executive at this company.
In 1992, he began his career as a politician, when he was elected to the Nigerian Senate. After the annulment of 1993 Presidential elections, he became one of the creators of National Democratic Coalition. But shortly after that he left Nigeria for 4 years, until his return in 1998.
In 1999 he was elected as Executive Governor of Lagos state and was reelected for the same position in 2003. In 2007, he was replaced by Babatunde Fashola. During his years in the office, he heavily invested in education and growing infrastructure.
Currently he is considered to be a rather influential member of All Progressive Congress, in addition to his chieftaincies as the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State and the Asiwaju of Lagos.
Fun facts and controversies
♦ Two years ago, rumors started circulating about Bola Tinubu’s health. Some claimed that he has been battling something resembling Parkinson’s for more than a decade. He also had to take an urgent trip to the United States that many thought it was health-related. Although, upon his return, Tinubu disproved those rumors, claiming that he was in good health.
♦ As if to prove the previous point further, this happened. In March of 2017, it was announced that Tinubu was to spar in a boxing match against Evander Holyfield, former World Champion in heavy weight. The match was a charity event that was intended to attract international attention to numerous problems of the African continent, especially serious diseases in children.
The 54-year-old former champion and 65-year-old former governor were supposed to fight on May 24. But when the date of the match rolled in, Tinubu didn’t show up! Even though a lot of people thought Asiwaju got too scared, he has issued an official apology, where he stated that he had some “national assignment” to take care of.
♦ Despite only being the National Leader of the APC, some people claim that Bola Tinubu has become much more than that. It has been said that he tells the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, what to do. He also has an unofficial status of the nation’s untouchable grandfather.
♦ In addition to the accusations mentioned above, his untouchable status becomes more obvious, if you consider this. The authorities never investigated numerous rumors of fraud surrounding his persona. But rumors are just rumors. Although in 2007, he was actually brought to the court for alleged illegal activities with his 16 foreign bank accounts. In 2009, he was cleared of all charges.
♦ His net worth is up to ₦10 trillion, which makes him one of the richest (if not THE richest) politicians in Nigeria. He achieved this wealth by owning hundreds of hectares of land, numerous properties and businesses, which include TVC Radio Continental and Oando Oil (which is managed by his younger brother).
So there you have it, all of the important information about Bola Tinubu and his children collected in one article!