NLNG Corporate Respect banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Controversy deepens; Question mark over Buhari’s certificate released by Govt. College Katsina

By News Express on 21/01/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 4,634


A move designed to put to rest the certificate scandal involving All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), seems to have backfired, with holes being spotted in the certificate allegedly released by Government College Katsina.

Eagle-eyed readers have been raising posers since the certificate (actually a statement of result) was published this evening by PREMIUMTIMES online newspaper, which said it obtained it exclusively.

Buhari had earlier in the day told a press conference in Kano: “I (have) formally requested my old school the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina (which is now known as Government College, Katsina) to make available the school’s copy of the result of the Cambridge/West African School Certificate. This will be made available to the press the moment this is available.

“However, before we obtain that, let me say for the record that I attended Provincial Secondary School, Katsina. I graduated in 1961 with many prominent Nigerians, including General Shehu Yar’Adua, former chief of staff at the Supreme Headquarters, and Justice Umaru Abdullahi, a former President of the Court of Appeal. We sat for the University of Cambridge/WASC Examination together in 1961, the year we graduated. My examination number was 8280002, and I passed the examination in the Second Division.”

Critics have, however, questioned the genuineness of the certificate, observing, for instance, that it has an adult passport photo of Buhari and was issued on the letterhead of the Katsina State Ministry of Education, while there was no Katsina State as at 1961 when Buhari finished secondary school. 

“It needs proper forensic investigation. Look at the passport on the certificate. Is it 1961 passport? And if you take a careful look at the certificate, you will see that some of the things are written in ink,” human rights activist Emeka Umeagbalasi, a criminologist, told News Express.

Critics have also been having a field day on social media. Olaiya Temitope Templer wrote in a Facebook comment, “QUESTION: Why is the result released by the army yesterday different from those released by the school, particularly in Mathematics?”

On his part, Enyinnaya E. Appolos wrote: “Who is compounding Buhari’s scandal? Whoever did this forged document for Buhari is a big fool. Mere looking at the picture of Buhari here will tell you that there is no way he is looking this old in 1961. This is scandal and fraud upon fraud. Buhari should just forget it. This document here is forged.”

Buhari had earlier claimed that the certificate was in the custody of the Nigerian Army but army spokesman Olajide Olaleye yesterday denied the claim.

•Photo shows the certificate.

Source News Express

Posted 21/01/2015 8:01:51 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nollywood legend Pete Edochie hails Governor Obiano’s giant...

True Confession: Defection of APC Governors ‘pains us...

Warri Wolves, Giwa FC chase continental ticket as...

Femi Falana: HOW ALI MODU SHERIFF SPONSORED BOKO...

BREAKING: Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Footballer jailed for attempted murder

36,000 to undergo HIV test in Ikorodu Lagos...

Okorocha flags off Imo beauty competition, commissions international...

Chime’s wife (the one he locked up for...

Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete — Trump,...

Boko Haram leader sighted in Abuja: Security source...

APC NWC clears eight aspirants for Kwara Governorship...

 

Latest News NGOs’ covert agenda, By Modu Ba’ana Buhari: President for the vulnerable, By Danliti Goga Kwankwaso escapes lynching in Kano Harvest of promotions in Police: 6 AIGs now DIGs, 14 CPs promoted AIGs, 230 SPs, others also benefit Reps spot discrepancies in Accountant-General’s budget Crocodile Smile IV: Military declares war on oil thieves, kidnappers in South-West Police parades 81 suspected kidnappers, robbers, recover N10m ransom How we plotted kidnap of lawmaker from prison — Suspects Nigerians groan as Meter Asset Provider fails under new Power Minister $9.6bn P&ID scam: 2 Britons arraigned in Abuja, remanded in prison custody Ex-Niger Delta agitators protest in Abuja Melaye, Adeyemi to battle for Kogi West Senatorial seat on November 16 — INEC

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (552,466 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,980 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,723 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,195 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,549 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (266,528 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,409 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,796 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,329 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,490 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,914 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (196,039 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,505) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (693) Features (837) Global Business Monitor (471) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,103) Interview (205) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,941) Opinion (1,402) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,593) Religion (1,112) Sports (2,198) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera