Nigeria : President Bola Tinubu: The rise and rise of Nigeria's Hustler
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Tinubu became popular when he was elected governor of Lagos in 1999

Bola Tinubu was on Monday sworn in as the new president of Nigeria at a ceremony in Abuja's Eagle Square.

His wife, Oluremi Tinubu, stood beside him as he made his oath and signed relevant documentation.

Tinubu takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria's Electoral Commission had on March 1, 2023, declared him the President-elect after garnering 8.8 million votes equating to 36 per cent of the votes cast.

Tinubu's main rival, Atiku Abubakar attained 29% of the votes, while Peter Obi got 25%.

His win is being challenged in court by four ex-presidential candidates, alleging widespread rigging and manipulation of tallies.

The petition must be heard within 180 days from the day it is filed.

Born on March 29, 1952, Tinubu was ranked as one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.

He is a graduate of Business Administration from Chicago State University in 1979.

According to Reuters, Tinubu migrated to the United States for greener pastures in the 1970s and did 'odd' jobs in order to fund his studies.
Tinubu started off as a night guard and as a result of little pay, he combined the night job with a dishwashing gig.

Nigeria's President also worked as a Taxi driver while in the States.

Tinubu first became popular after returning back to Nigeria and joining politics.

He was first elected as a governor of Lagos in 1999 while Military rule ended and served until 2007.

Tinubu was once forced into exile by military ruler Sani Abacha, and certainly knows the value of freedom, and will be banking on his experience in politics and huge influence across the country to manage Nigeria.

As a governor of Lagos, Tinubu ensured roads were improved and the system of garbage collection was modified to beautify the city.

His supporters noted that he extensively grew Lagos's income through foreign investments as he had made contacts while in the United States.

Tinubu is now tasked to improve the stagnating Nigeria economy, restore its security and increase investment opportunities in the country.

While in the good books of Lagos residents following development during his tenure, Tinubu will now have to prove to the whole country that he will bring new changes.

Another project that has been stalked is the light rail, which started during his reign as a governor and has not been completed almost 20 years later despite the riches of the state.

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