Buhari’s New FIRS Boss, Tunde Fowler Parading a Fake Degree – @SaharaReporters

by on August 20, 2015

By Yemi Adebowale

President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly appointed head of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler is parading a fake honorary doctorate certificate from the Irish International University, Nigerian online newspaper Sahara Reporters reported on Thursday.

According to Sahara Reporters, the Irish International University is a phony University in England that had been on Government blacklist since 2005.

Further investigations by BREAKING TIMES on Thursday revealed that Degrees from the Irish International University are not accredited nor recognised in the UK, US or Ireland.

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It will be recalled that Fowler’s former boss when he served as head of the Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS), ex-Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu was enmeshed in a certificate forgery scandal regarding his purported degree from a Chicago university.

The US Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) site, pacer.gov’s incontrovertible records indicate that the bulk of Tinubu’s properties and assets were actually confiscated by the government of the United States, in regard to the case of drug trafficking.

In one instance, Tinubu, on 10/4/93 forfeited to the US government the sum of $460,000 held in his name, in his account no. 263226700, at First Heritage Bank. The records go further to explain that the funds, forfeited to the Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, were seized by the Us government because they were acquired through the distribution of hard drugs.

Fowler’s public credential cited by leading Nigerian newspapers on Thursday say he holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Irish International University and is a Fellow of the  Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Business Management Association of the United Kingdom.

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  • Eguagie
    August 21, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Fake honorary degree? Thought it was an academic degree. An honorary degree is purely decorative. It is of no value and confers no advantage on who has been awarded. They are as cheap as cheap can be. What is the value of this to fowler, who was educated in America and whose qualifications and record of performance have not been questioned?


  • kayode
    August 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    this is the first big post a yoruba man has been given and now people are trying 2 destroy him. may all haters of yoruba die wit their children


    • Rosemary
      August 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Comment…until we leave that realm of tribalising every aspect of this country transition to a place of glory am sorry the promise land of being a Nigerian indeed is very far ,not in sight at all


    September 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Comment…Honorary Degrees fake or genuine, has nothing to do with a man performance. Mr Fowler has proved himself as an achiever of high repute, so let us use him at Federal level to straighten out the mess in FIRS. Thank God his first & second Degrees are genuine. From Felix YOUSUF


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