News - North Central - FCT Updated: September 21, 2023

Chicago University: Tinubu Files Emergency Appeal To Block Academic Records Release

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
September 21, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has submitted an emergency application to have the decision ordering the release of his academic records to Atiku Abubakar reviewed.

On September 19, Judge Jeffrey Gilbert of the United States District Court issued an order directing Chicago State University to give Tinubu's academic documents to Atiku Abubakar in Nigeria as part of an ongoing election challenge case in the last Presidential election held in Nigeria. 

The judge ordered that the records be turned over to Atiku on September 21. 

He further stated that school administrators must certify all released records under oath.

However, as the school prepared to hand over the academic records, Tinubu filed an emergency motion in the district court, requesting that a superior judge reconsider Gilbert's September 19 order and postpone the execution until at least September 25.


"Due to the timing for compliance by Chicago State University - later today - Intervenor is filing this motion separately from its challenge to the Magistrate's ruling on the application," said Tinubu's attorneys, led by Christopher Carmichael.

"Intervenor intends to file, by the end of the day, a substantive brief addressing the errors in the Magistrate's decision."

The district's Judge Nancy Maldonado has ordered an urgent hearing on the matter for 3:00 p.m. local time.

Judge Nancy Maldonado of the district court has ordered an urgent hearing on the subject for 3:00 p.m. local time.

Lawyers from all parties, including the CSU and Messrs Tinubu and Atiku, are expected to attend the virtual session.


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