The U.S. District Court for the Northern District has adjourned the case filed by Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President of Nigeria. The case involves a request for the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.
In a surprising turn of events, Chicago State University (CSU) has denied knowledge of the certificate submitted by Tinubu to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Michael Hayes, the university’s lawyer, stated that the school was not in a position to authenticate Tinubu’s certificate as either fake or genuine.
The certificate in question was submitted by Tinubu to INEC on June 17, 2022. It claims to have been issued in 1979 and signed by Elnora Daniel. However, it was discovered that Ms. Daniel did not enroll at CSU until 1998, 19 years after Mr. Tinubu was supposed to have graduated.
This revelation has led to several contradictions in Tinubu’s certificate, including the date it was issued and the name of the school president at the time.
The adjournment of the case and the denial of knowledge by CSU add a new twist to this ongoing saga. As we await further developments, questions continue to swirl around the authenticity of President Tinubu’s academic credentials.