Broadcaster Rufai Oseni Under Fire for Alleged Misinformation About Tinubu’s Chicago Varsity Profile

Broadcaster Rufai Oseni Under Fire for Alleged Misinformation About Tinubu’s Chicago Varsity Profile

  • A fresh revelation about the controversy surrounding President Bola Tinubu's records at the Chicago State University (CSU) has emerged
  • Reno Omokri had earlier claimed CSU confirmed Tinubu's academic records during his visit to the school.
  • Omokri also called out TV presenter, Rufai Oseni, who stated last year that CSU denied Tinubu's existence as an ex-student

Broadcast journalist Rufai Oseni has been accused of misinforming the public that the Chicago State University (CSU) denied President Bola Tinubu attended the school.

Tinubu has been in a series of legal back-and-forths with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who has been challenging his academic record at CSU.

Rufai Oseni, Bola Tinubu, Reno Omokri
Rufai Oseni has often been accused of being biased in his comments to favour Peter Obi. Photo Credit: Reno Omokri, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As reported by the Guardian, it was gathered that Oseni caused a stir when he stated on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, that CSU was hit with a subpoena. Based on that document, they allegedly denied Tinubu’s academic records.

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Oseni, who stated this live on air, attributed his fact to a report he read in Vanguard newspaper.

Reno Omokri calls Rufai Oseni "a liar"

Reacting to this development via tweet, a staunch supporter of Atiku and the PDP, Reno Omokri, revealed that he had visited the CSU and accessed the academic record of Tinubu.

He also described Oseni’s assertions as false.

He wrote:

"I physically went to Chicago State University and was given a document proving that what Mr. Rufai Oseni said was false. When I proved that he lied, he threatened to kill me and destroy me in a recorded phone call.
"Today, I again ask that Rufai Oseni should #PublishTheSubpoena or admit that he lied in a bid to manipulate the election in favour of Mr. Peter Obi.

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"If our government will not do it, then it is incumbent on us to keep our media honest and corrupt-free. If we cannot trust our media, then we cannot have a genuine democracy."

It was gathered that the management of CSU responded to the claims of Oseni, confirming that Tinubu was indeed a former student of the institution.

Another publication by Farooq A. Kperogi also confirmed that Tinubu was an ex-student of the institution with adequate academic records.

The publication was quoted as saying:

“A friend, who is a professor of English at the university, went to the registrar’s office and confirmed that Tinubu indeed attended and graduated from CSU.”

Reno Omokri returns to Nigeria, sends strong message to Peter Obi’s supporters

Meanwhile, Omokri recently announced his return to Nigeria after a long hiatus.

Omokri is known for his fearless and firm positions about ill-government policies and bad leadership over the years.

In a video posted on his official X account, Omokri dared supporters of Peter Obi to come and get him if they could.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: