Remi Tinubu: Meet The Quintessential Amazon Behind Nigeria’s Powerful King maker, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Quintessential, astute and fierce, those are the words that possibly best describes this woman.  The powerful Remi Tinubu, wife of one of Nigeria’s most calculative politicians of all time, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
revered and likened in some quarters to the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Mrs Oluremi Tinubu is a woman of many parts. One wonders what it feels like and what it takes to be the woman beside the politician Tinubu whose influence can be seen and felt from the commercial capital of Nigeria even to the nation’s seat of power in Abuja.

Mrs Oluremi Tinubu no doubt has carved a niche for herself as an independent yet supportive wife who very much is quite ambitious too, a two time Senator representing Lagos Central who is even been suggested as the
next governor of Lagos State.

She is no doubt an enigma, standing tall among men in the murky and sometimes uncertain waters of Nigerian politics, but she probably takes much of the clout also from her husband, the great jagaban of Bogu kingdom
who is quite famed for his dexterity when it comes to playing the political game.

An educationist, civil rights advocate turned politician, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in 2011 became the first woman to have ascended to the Senate after her husband.

As senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, besides pushing bills and motions on the floor of the Senate and in committee rooms, she has also impacted largely on her constituency through programmes directed at widows (Widows Economic Empowerment Scheme, WEES), Petty Traders Empowerment Capital Scheme, PETECS and the Good Boys and Girls Empowerment Scheme, GBEGES and through educational and other Senate zonal intervention programmes.

Spelling Bee Competition 


Another popular initiative of hers is the famous Spelling Bee competition which she initiated during her husband’s first tenure as governor of Lagos State.

During the first tenure of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu started the New Era Foundation (NEF) for the promotion of youth development and women empowerment. During its first year of existence, the foundation initiated the NEF Spelling Bee competition for public secondary schools in the state and thus began a story of sustained achievement.

One of the differentiating factor that makes the Spelling Bee competition unique is its One-Day-Governor prize and subsequent European educational excursion* that affords public school students the rare opportunity to
interact with foreign students and exchange cultural knowledge, thereby broadening their horizons permanently.

This program is also unique for its sustainability and consistent efforts to maintain contact with all past winners through an established peer mentoring group known as the Council of
One Day Governors (CODG). The winner is also awarded a State Scholarship for higher education.

Her Spiritual Commitment…

This is one area where many known celebrities and public personalities certainly fail short but not so for this woman. For Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, she apparently is a devout Christian so much so that she was recently ordained a deacon in the Redeemed Christian Church of God by its general overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. The ordination generated quite  a lot of mixed reactions notably from controversial On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze. This was what he had to say:

Congratulations to Mrs Tinubu did she ordain Adeboye into politics.. or is it the other way around? I didn’t quite get the story, congratulations anyway, we wish them well! ~FRZ

Her Children…

Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s marriage to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is blessed with three children – Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu and Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.

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Remi Tinubu’s Fashion Style

Mrs Remi Tinubu is indeed a very stylish African woman.

Remi Tinubu is always on top of her game with a unique and elegant style.

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