Judge delays order that Chicago State University provide documents at center of Nigerian presidential dispute
CHICAGO (CBS) — The international political dispute that placed Chicago State University in the middle of a bitter Nigerian presidential fight hit another roadblock on Thursday. In an emergency hearing, U.S. District Judge Nancy Maldonado agreed to stay an order requiring CSU to provide certain academic documents of one of its former students, Bola Tinubu, who has just been elected president of the African nation.
That order by Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert would have required CSU to submit the documents by the end of Thursday. Judge Maldonado gave attorneys on both sides to file additional arguments by next Thursday. Tinubu’s attorneys argued that Gilbert’s decision needed to be reviewed by a district judge. That request was granted by Maldonado..