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Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by naptu2: 6:55pm On Mar 30
Wikipedia locks Tinubu’s page for ‘persistent vandalism’ after age is edited 84 times

March 30 2021. 17:10

 by Mayowa Tijani


Wikipedia editors have locked the profile page showing details about the life of Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for “persistent vandalism”.


Tinubu celebrated his birthday on March 29, 2021, and as it is his custom, a colloquium was hosted to mark the day. According to his public records, Tinubu turned 69.

Many Nigerians believe he is older, and there have been numerous reports in the media that the Jagaban of Borgu is much older than he claims. There is an article online attributed to Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson for Yoruba group known as Afenifere, which claims that Tinubu could not be as young as he claims.

In 2018, Odumakin wrote a three-part series titled “portrait of the tiger Ambode rode,” detailing his knowledge of  Tinubu. The three parts were published by the Vanguard, but a fourth part with questionable origin was shared across other blogs attributing strong claims to Odumakin.

Following doubts about Tinubu’s age, numerous accounts took to Wikipedia to edit Tinubu’s age from 69 to 79. When the tweet below was made, there had been at least 18 edits to



As many tweets continued to go viral about Tinubu’s age, many attempts were made to correct the “error” on Wikipedia, leading to multiple conflicting edits.

TheCable followed the activities on the page and found that there were about 84 edits done on the page on Tinubu’s birthday and most of them were to alter or correct his age.

WIKIPEDIA STEPS LOCKS TINUBU’S PAGE


Tinubu’s page now has a padlock sign and cannot be edited by the public


A typical Wikipedia page with the edit button


Following these multiple attempts to change Tinubu’s age on Wikipedia, some top editors working with the web platform stepped in to lock the page and make it impossible for the public to edit.


Based on the page history, the protection level on Tinubu’s page was raised by Girth Summit, a Scottish Wikipedia editor, who has worked on articles from more than 20 countries. Summit’s reason for blocking edit from the page is “persistent vandalism”.

Vandalism is not new to Wikipedia; many accounts have been vandalised over the years, leading the platform to have a dedicated page on what vandalism on Wikipedia entails and how it can be controlled.

Vandalism for Wikipedia is “editing (or other behavior) deliberately intended to obstruct or defeat the project’s purpose”.

WHO CHANGED TINUBU’S AGE?

Tinubu’s official age is known to be 69. No one has been able to conclusively prove otherwise. All speculations are within the limits of possibility.

However, for the purpose of this situation, we checked to see the people changing Tinubu’s age on Wikipedia from 69 to 79 or 79 to 69.

TheCable traced the IP address responsible for the first edit to a location in Lagos Island. The edit was done via using the Airtel network. More information about the person can also be traced as the person in question did not mask his/her IP.

The next set of edits were done from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, and a few other countries around the world.

The last edit before Summit stepped in was done by an account that has now been blocked by Wikipedia.

https://www.thecable.ng/wikipedia-locks-tinubus-page-for-persistent-vandalism-after-age-is-edited-84-times

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by naptu2: 6:55pm On Mar 30
This sort of thing is not new. Vandals also attacked Jimi Agbaje's Wikipedia page in 2019.

https://www.nairaland.com/5022508/unscrupulous-people-edit-jimi-agbajes

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by naptu2: 6:56pm On Mar 30
There has also been a lot of speculation about the age of Chief Tinubu's first daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, with some saying that she is 60 years old, but several 2019 articles about her birthday state that she is in her 40s.

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/shade-tinubu-ojo-set-to-shake-lagos-social-scene/


http://maestromedia./2019/05/shade-tinubu-ojo-gets-set-for-humonguos.html?m=1


However, Bola Tinubu's wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, celebrated her 60th birthday last year.

https://www.nairaland.com/6135021/60th-birthday-messages-oluremi-tinubu

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by DoubleBliss(f): 7:06pm On Mar 30
Hmmmmm
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Honesty111: 7:11pm On Mar 30
Fear Nigerian politicians. It's just all about personal interest.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Kentursky(m): 7:12pm On Mar 30
This is definitely the handiwork of PDP grin grin grin

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Nickshrapnel(m): 7:14pm On Mar 30
But how could people even think that Tinubu is 79?! undecided

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by madukka(m): 7:15pm On Mar 30
A man that cannot be honest with something as basic as his age can't
be trusted with our common good. Never a billionaire prior to delving
into politics, today bullion vans transport his cash.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by MASTAkiLLAh(m): 7:15pm On Mar 30
Not vandals, just editors stating the fact of his true age cool

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by slawormiir: 7:16pm On Mar 30
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by BizBayo: 7:16pm On Mar 30
Na them Sabi. I Sha know say the baba no go become President come 2023.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by tamonokare: 7:16pm On Mar 30
So our problem now is Tinubu's age

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Ogilinsaka: 7:16pm On Mar 30
Tinubu that sold Yoruba nation to the dirty fulanis

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by sofeo(m): 7:16pm On Mar 30
Ok
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by ImpregnaTor(m): 7:17pm On Mar 30
"Tinubu" an ugly afonja man both in and out.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by remymartyn: 7:17pm On Mar 30
69...sounds like a sex position

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by miteolu(m): 7:17pm On Mar 30
Political age. It will choke u when you see Tinubu primary and secondary certificates

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 7:17pm On Mar 30
Tinibu is in his 80s!

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by SarakiBukola: 7:17pm On Mar 30
100% sure they were all from his loyal slaves: grin

Those who chant his name like Jesus Christ morning & night.

The Developers....

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Beremx(f): 7:17pm On Mar 30
They should also vandalize Buhari’s age to 109.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by SarakiBukola: 7:17pm On Mar 30
grin
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Kano1stSon: 7:18pm On Mar 30
Ipobs not Vandals

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by smartty68(m): 7:18pm On Mar 30

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Deathforall: 7:18pm On Mar 30
grin
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by doggedfighter(f): 7:19pm On Mar 30
Vandalism.

Hopefully they won't be slaughtering of his age.
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Agent8706(m): 7:19pm On Mar 30
The way we allow ourselves to be led in this country is the way we will be led. Imagine this man still aspiring to lead this country and many so call supporters are clamoring to front him and we expect change to occur? I pity the future of this country.

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by Frontail: 7:19pm On Mar 30
angry

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by superCleanworks(m): 7:19pm On Mar 30
Hahahaha

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Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by jeeqaa7(m): 7:19pm On Mar 30
Evil
Re: Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu's Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals by TimmyTen(m): 7:20pm On Mar 30
Not too old to run.. Rubbish

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