Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly is in for another controversy following a revelation that he never graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as is being claimed.
Melaye recently alerted Nigerians that there were plans to carry fictitious allegations against him.
Melaye thinks this move was being planned to get him to face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because he was a major factor that stood against the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the anti-corruption organization.
Sahara Reporters is confirming that Melaye never graduated from the department of geography from ABU
The report also claims that the DSS was alerted over this but that the security agency covered it up and allowed the man blossom.
“At least three exam officers at ABU, Zaria insists that @dino_melaye never graduated from geography department, DG DSS alerted but covered it up,” the report said.
They said Dino’s name was not on graduation list and further accused him of bribing his head of department. It is also alleged that he failed some compulsory courses while in the University. See here:
The Nigerian Senate decided to investigate Senator Dino Melaye’s Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria certificate scandal as former Senate leader, Ali Ndume raises a point of order based on the document which questions the authenticity of Senator Melaye’s certificate.
Senator Dino Melaye appeared before Nigerian Senate Ethics Committee investigating hearing of his alleged certificate scandal. Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba was also in attendance. Prof Ibrahim Garba has confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the institution.
Prof. Garba, while appearing before the Senate ethics committee on Monday said from records, Dino Melaye was a former student of ABU. See full story in Nigerian Bulletin
However, a combination of Examination of Officers and Librarians at Ahmadu Bello University on Monday 27th March repudiated claims by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba during his appearance before the Nigeria Senate Ethics Committee that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the University.
Shortly after the Senate committee ended the session, more documents from the university, including the Joint Convocation Brochure, surfaced.
Sahara reporters was first to release Mr. Melaye’s 400 level statement of results last week, where they revealed that unscrupulous professors at the Geography Department manipulated and forged school records to help Melaye “graduate. Get the full gist from Sahara Reporters
The lawmaker had claimed that he also got degrees from the London school of Economics (LSE) and Harvard University, United States – both schools have said they have no record of Melaye obtaining a degree from their institutions.
Harvard, however, noted that the Senator did attend a one week programme in the University, and that was it.
Senator Dino Melaye even attended the senate plenary session wearing his academic gown
However, Dino Melaye has been cleared by senate on the subject matter
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