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From Chicago University, a clean bill of health for Tinubu

By Chinonso Ihekire
29 January 2022   |   1:34 am
The Chicago State University has debunked controversies surrounding the All-Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, declaring that the presidential aspirant did attend the university.    Beverly Poindexter, from the institution’s Office of the Registrar, responded to enquiries from Nigerian press, saying that “Mr Tinubu did attend our university, however, if further information is needed,…

The Chicago State University has debunked controversies surrounding the All-Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, declaring that the presidential aspirant did attend the university.
  
Beverly Poindexter, from the institution’s Office of the Registrar, responded to enquiries from Nigerian press, saying that “Mr Tinubu did attend our university, however, if further information is needed, go to studentclearinghouse.org website to make a formal request.”
  
In an earlier letter dated August 20, 1999 and signed by then Registrar, Lois Davis, the university stated that Tinubu was its student between 1977 and 1979.

  
He said, “Please be advised that Bola A. Tinubu did indeed attend Chicago State University from August 1977 through June 1979. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Administration with honours on June 22, 1979. His major was Accounting.”
  
Also attached to Tinubu’s form CF004 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission during his re-election bid in 2003 was a commendation letter from CSU recognising his performance and “high scholastic achievement”.
 
Recall that Human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), had questioned Tinubu’s credentials and sued the Nigeria Police Force for failing to investigate him.

The Supreme Court in its judgment on May 10, 2002, ruled that Tinubu could not be prosecuted by the police for alleged certificate forgery.

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