Monday, 20 July 2015
Tinubu, “Nigeria’s Machiavelli”- Financial Times of London Hails The Soul Of APC
One of the most respected economic and business daily newspapers in the World, The Financial Times of London has hailed Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as “Nigeria’s Machiavelli” in honour of the political prowess of the man whose strategizing produced the President Elect of the country, Muhammadu Buhari.
The feature subtitled ‘How a political godfather helped bring down a president’ features in the Monday April 6th edition of the publication.
From his redoubt on Bourdillon road in upmarket Lagos, a man popularly known as the Jagaban cemented his reputation this week as a political Svengali with the role he played helping to orchestrate the downfall of Nigeria’s sitting president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose name comes from a chieftaincy title bestowed on him by the town of Borgu, in Nigeria’s north, was from 1999 to 2007 the provincial governor of the country’s economic engine, the coastal state and megacity of Lagos.
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