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US varsity locks X account over pressure on Tinubu’s record 

President Bola Tinubu and Chicago State University


Following the continuous pressure on the Chicago State University over President Bola Tinubu’s controversial academic record, the institution has locked its X microblogging handle from the general public.


As of 10:35 a.m., on Tuesday, August 28, 2023, when this platform checked on the account of the institution, the padlock icon was still appearing on it.


The notification on the account showed that only “confirmed followers” of the institution could see its tweets now, contrary to how it was before.


However, a notification telling the general public that the institution had locked its X handle from the general public reads: “These posts are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @ChicagoState’s posts and complete profiles. Tap the ‘Follow’ button to send a follow request.”


Meanwhile, when the following button was tapped to confirm the notification, it was showing pending.


It could not however be ascertained why the institution allowed only its confirmed followers, to access its timeline while restricting the general public from its content.


This development is coming amid the heated debates among Nigerians, on Mr Tinubu’s academic records, with many calling out the institution on X, to clarify issues surrounding President Tinubu’s controversial academic records from the institution.


It would be recalled that the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar had earlier requested court approval to subpoena Tinubu’s files, domiciled with CSU because he believed the documents would clarify glaring inconsistencies in the president’s background, including publicly available documents that suggested the institution, in the 70s, admitted a female student bearing Bola Tinubu born on March 29, 1954.


Mr Tinubu on the other hand, in what seems to be a step against Mr. Abubakar’s legal move, filed a motion to prevent a federal court in the US, from releasing his academic records to his opponent in the 2023 presidential election.


Meanwhile, the institution had claimed that a clerk was responsible for irregularities that characterised a certificate the institution reprinted in Mr Tinubu’s name, according to court filings.



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