Hey there, middle schoolers! Big news from the United States! President Bola Tinubu tried to stop Chicago State University (CSU) from sharing his academic records with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, but the court said no way!
So, here’s what happened: a judge named Nancy Maldonado agreed with another judge named Jeffrey Gilbert and said that CSU must give Tinubu’s academic records to Atiku. Tinubu didn’t like this decision and said that sharing these documents would harm him because they are private and not allowed in the ongoing case against him in Nigeria.
Now, Atiku wants Tinubu’s academic records to prove that he used a fake certificate in the presidential election. And guess what? Judge Maldonado said that the previous judge’s decision was right and she’s sticking with it!
But wait, there’s more! The judge also gave CSU a deadline. They have until Monday at noon to hand over the documents and complete the deposition (which is like a statement) from CSU officials by Tuesday at 5pm.
Why the rush, you ask? Well, there’s a deadline in Nigeria’s Supreme Court on October 5, 2023, and Atiku needs to use this evidence in an ongoing election petition case. So, the judge wants everything done quickly.
But here’s the thing: if Tinubu wants to appeal the decision, he can’t do it in this district anymore. He has to go directly to the Seventh Circuit, which is an appellate court that oversees Illinois and nearby states.
That’s the latest update on this court case, my middle school friends. Stay tuned to see what happens next!