VC confirms Dino Melaye graduated from ABU


The Vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Monday confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the school, although under a different name.

“From records, Dino formerly known as Daniel Jonah Melaye graduated from ABU, BA Geography” Professor Ibrahim Garba said while appearing before the Senate Committee on Ethics to Privileges on Monday. He said the senator graduated in 2000 with a third class.

The Senate had on March 21, 2017, mandated the Committee to investigate an allegation by an online medium, Sahara Reporters, that Melaye did not finish university education at ABU. This followed a point of order raised by former Leader of the Senate, Mohammed Ndume, during plenary.

Melaye, who also appeared before Committee to defend himself against the allegation, presented documents such as acceptance letter, acceptance of offer of admission, result and final year dissertation to buttress his claims of being an ABU alumni. He stated that he was yet to collect his original certificate from the university.

Curiously, however, the senator said he changed his name from Daniel Melaye to Dino Melaye but did not present any affidavit to back up that claim.

Senator Ndume whose point order led to the senate investigation said he raised the issue during plenary last Tuesday because he wanted to protect the Upper Chamber’s integrity and did not expect it to generate any controversy.

Details to come.

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  • Jo’boy


  • Bd

    Male ye should provide his NYSC certificate This guy is using his brother certificate This should be investigated further Anyway if he doesn’t have his NYSC certificate he should go away

  • Abu Tahir, Jamiu

    There are so many contradiction in the statement . He changed his name but without any affidavit , and VC wants us to believe that the holder is the true owner of the certificate ? Exams & Record office ( as in 1 of news paper report) of same University is insisting that no record to confirm he completed his first degree . From another report , he is holding B.A Geography and the University is running Bsc. Geography . The VC should be investigated for confirming such certificate . So many other shaddy deals may be discovered .

  • Arabakpura

    How did he use 3rd class degree of 8 years standing to acquire advanced degrees? The guy has gone infradig!

  • Genusa

    CONSPIRACY THEORISTS WILL NEVER FIND SATISFACTION. Before now people were asking ABU to confirm. Now the VC has confirmed before a senate committee, they will keep asking for more proof.

  • Sam

    The question is …. Why did Mr. Daniel Melaye to change his name to Mr. Dino Melaye without presenting affidavit to back up that claim. With this, I think he may lose any court case he entered because by law you meant to have affidavit when you change name. I wondered how he become Senate Dino Melaye without proof of change of name deed. Would it be possible he has been studying at website?