Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Leading Media Mogul in Nigeria

 

One name that is prominent in Nigeria’s media landscape is Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu. He is more popular as a high-profile Nigerian politician, first elected Senator for the Lagos West Constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993, then elected governor of Lagos State (from May 29, 1999 to 29 May 2007). But his contributions to the media sector in Nigeria are monumental. Tinubu is said to be the owner of Vintage Press Limited which publishes of The Nation newspaper, one of the most widely read newspapers in Nigeria. The newspaper was founded in 2006.  He is also reported to be the founder of TVC Communications, an establishment that operates TVC Entertainment, TVC News (television channel), Adaba 88.9FM (in Akure, Ondo State), and Max 102.3 FM (formerly Radio Continental) based in Lagos. TVC News is a Nigerian 24-hour television news channel initially owned by Continental Broadcasting Service Nigeria Ltd. (now TVC Communications) based in Lagos. This is one of the most watched television stations in Nigeria. It was founded in 2012. The channel airs on British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSKYb) in the UK, Naspers Ltd. (NPN)’s DStv and Startimes in Nigeria, and Multi TV in Ghana.

Tinubu was born on the 29th of March 1952. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party. Tinubu also holds both the chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria. He has been routinely referred to as the national leader of the APC during the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. He is one of the leading media moguls in Nigeria.

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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