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Academic Qualifications Saga: Kperogi Mocks Tinubu’s Supporters




2023: Kperogi Tackles Tinubu Over NYSC Records

Controversial media scholar, Farouq Kperogi has mocked supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, over his academic qualifications saga.

Naija News earlier reported that the former Governor of Lagos State had claimed that unknown persons stole his school certificates during the military rule in 1990.

Tinubu stated this in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.

It was gathered that documents released last Friday by the electoral umpire showed that Tinubu left the columns for his primary and secondary education unmarked.


Tinubu, however, noted that he obtained a degree in business and administration in 1979 at the Chicago State University.

Reacting to the development, Kperogi mocked Tinubu’s supporters for their unusual silence over the controversy surrounding the APC Presidential candidate’s certificates.

The media scholar wondered if the social media buzz surrounding the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, made Tinubu’s supporters silent over the matter.


In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Sunday, Kperogi said: “Seriously, what happened to Tinubu’s previously overactive social media battering rams?

“They used to dominate the Nigerian social media space. But they seem to have disappeared just when Tinubu needs them the most.

“Has Obi-mania suffocated them to death? Or maybe it’s because they’ve already exhausted their defensive arsenal.”


Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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