An order compelling Chicago State University, CSU, to provide specific academic records of Bola Tinubu, who is currently the President of Nigeria, has been agreed to be suspended by U.S. District Judge Nancy Maldonado.
Two days prior, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert issued an order requiring the CSU to deliver the documents by Thursday night.
However, according to CBS news, Judge Maldonado ordered the submission of new arguments by next Thursday during an emergency hearing on Thursday.
Lawyer for the president of Nigeria claimed that a district judge should examine Gilbert’s ruling.
Maldonado granted their request and promised to rule as soon as feasible afterward.
“I will have a busy weekend.
“The issue is of process and rules. I’m a rule person; that’s why I’m a judge. This case is quite involved. I am aware of the stakes. It’s more important to me to get this right,” she held.
Tinubu had filed an Emergency Motion asking the Chicago Court to delay the release of his academic records till at least Monday Sept 25th.
The Chicago Court had ordered the CSU to hand over all records relating to Tinubu’s studentship to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar within two days.
Atiku himself is insisting that Tinubu’s claim of graduating from the Chicago State University is not authentic.
He then filed an application which sought the documents to prove that the Nigerian leader was not eligible to vie for the presidential election when he did.