Chicago State University Locks X Account After Backlash On President Tinubu’s Credentials

The official X account of the Chicago State University has been locked by the institution amid bombardment over the academic records of the Nigeria President, Bola Tinubu.

Nigerians had criticized the institution over the non-release of the academic records of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 2023 election.

Chicago University activated the ‘protect your posts’ feature on X, which allows users to conceal their content from persons who are not followers.

The credentials of the former governor of Lagos State show that he graduated from Chicago University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, and management.

However, there have been allegations bordering on discrepancies with Tinubu’s certificate.

Recently, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, approached a US court for the northern district of Illinois in Chicago, for an order compelling CSU to release the academic records of Tinubu.

The president, through his counsel, had filed a counter-application opposing the request for the release of his academic records.

Responding to Atiku’s application, CSU said it would release Tinubu’s records if a US court grants the order.

Amid the legal disputes, many Nigerians took to social media platforms to accuse the US university of conniving with Tinubu to conceal his academic records.

See the reactions below:

@InibeheEffiong wrote, “If Nigerians decide to call you out, you’re certainly in trouble.

“Chicago State University has locked their X account.”

@firstladyship wrote “Chicago State University @ChicagoState has locked their Twitter account. They removed the 1979 yearbook from their archive. I wonder what they are hiding?

“Nigerians are camping on their page.”

@Shehu_Mahdi wrote, “CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN ACCOMPLICE TO FRAUD: Bola said he graduated from CSU in 1979. Suddenly, the 1979 yearbook has disappeared from the CSU website.

“This means CSU is concealing a fraud so that they can partake in eating “THE FORBIDEN FRUIT.” Well, Fraud is Time-bound.”

@_Weyimi wrote, “A glimpse of Chicago State University LinkedIn burning up @ChicagoState. We await their response.”

@MalchyOdo1 wrote, “The Chicago State University is trying to hide something.

“I would understand if a Nigerian University is acting this funny but not an American University.

“What’s in it for them?”

@Fimiletoks wrote, “They have moved to LinkedIn forcing Chicago State University to lock its comment section. This is the online wing of the 1pob terror1sts organization. The Agulu messiah can’t claim that he is unaware of this harassment and cyberbullying.”

@JaypeeGeneral wrote, “Nigerians don follow Chicago State University reach Facebook🤣 I hope they will use padlock 🔐 to lock Facebook the way they have locked their X account😭 Nigerians are not joking. We must get to the root for Bola Tinubu’s certificate forgery.

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