Oluremi Tinubu

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Oluremi Tinubu
Nigerian Senator
Assumed office
May 2011
Constituency Lagos Central
Personal details
Born (1960-09-21) 21 September 1960 (age 56)
Political party All Progressives Congress (APC)
Alma mater University of Ife

Oluremi Tinubu (born 21 September 1960) is the former first Lady and currently a Senator of Lagos State. She is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Early life and education[edit]

Oluremi Tinubu was youngest of 12 children; she was raised in Ogun State.[1]

Tinubu received a B.S. in Education from the University of Ife, and a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology from the Adeyemi College of Education.[1]

Political career[edit]

Oluremi Tinubu became the First Lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected as governor. As first lady, she established the New Era Foundation, dedicated to establishing centres for "all round development of young ones and promote public awareness on environmental health and community service."[2]

When Tinubu was elected, it was challenged at the Legislative House Election Petition Tribunal -which would later convene and uphold the election in 2012.[3]

Tinubu was one of over 100 senators elected in the 8th assembly in 2015. However, only six of these were women. The others were Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife, who both represent Anambra, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Rose Okoji Oko and Binta Garba.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Oluremi is married to former Governor and Senator of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. She is a Christian.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Oluremi". Oluremi Tinubu. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Foundations and NGOs: An engine for humanitarian goals or fraud?". National Mirror. 
  3. ^ "Tribunal upholds Tinubu's election". odili. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ The 6 female senators in 8th National Assembly, Naij,com, Retrieved 15 February 2016
  5. ^ "It's a life of service — Remi Tinubu". The Vanguard. March 2, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 

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