Just in : US court has given the University of Chicago 48hours to produce Tinubu’s academic records

    The Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar has won the case before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the court has mandated that Chicago State University provide the former vice president with access to President Tinubu’s academic record by Monday, October 2. US court

    In a copy of the ruling that PUNCH received on Sunday, Judge Nancy Maldonado observed that CSU had not objected to Judge Jeffery Gilbert’s ruling that the academic record should be made public.

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    The court stated that Atiku’s interest in the desired discovery outweighs any intrusion on Tinubu’s personal interests in his educational records.

    Tinubu’s objections to Gilbert’s suggested decision were rejected by Maldonado, who then embraced the recommendation in its entirety.

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    The following was part of the memorandum opinion and order: “Atiku’s application is, therefore, granted. The Supreme Court of Nigeria has set a deadline for completion of discovery that was given to the court as October 5, 2023. In light of this deadline and on the basis of CSU’s assurances that it is prepared to abide by the discovery demands and produce a witness, the court establishes an expedited schedule for discovery completion. CSU, the respondent, is required to turn over all pertinent, non-privileged records.

    By 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, CSU’s corporate designee’s Rule 30(b)(6) deposition must be finished. The Supreme Court of Nigeria’s October 5, 2023, filing date will not be extended or modified this deadline.

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