June 6, 2024

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U.S. superior court orders Chicago varsity to give Tinubu’s academic records to Atiku, immediately

JUSTICE Nancy Maldonado of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled in favour of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and ordered Chicago State University to release President Tinubu’s academic records to the former vice-president by Tuesday, October 3.
Maldonado, in a copy of the judgment made available this Sunday, noted that CSU raised no objection to Judge Jeffery Gilbert’s decision that the academic records be made public.
The court explained that any intrusion on Tinubu’s privacy interests in his educational records is outweighed by Atiku’s interest in the sought-after discovery, in full.
The “memorandum opinion” and order read in part, “Atiku’s application is therefore granted.
“In light of the pending Supreme Court of Nigeria deadline, represented to the Court as October 5, 2023, and based on CSU’s representations that it is ready to comply with the discovery requests and produce a witness, the Court sets an expedited schedule for completion of discovery.
“Respondent CSU is directed to produce all relevant and non-privileged documents.
“The Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of CSU’s corporate designee must be completed by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
“Given the October 5, 2023, filing deadline before the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Court will not extend or modify these deadlines.”