Dino Melaye Is Acting Very Weird And We’re All A Bit Worried

March 30, 2017

Actually, scratch that. Dino Melaye is acting exactly like Dino Melaye over a certificate scandal, and no, we’re not worried about him

The video shows Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye, rejoicing and shaming his ‘enemies’ after accusations came up that his educational certifications may have been forged. How many people can dance like this?

How did we get to this? Let’s go back to Mon 20th, March, when it all started

Sahara Reporters allege that Sen Dino failed some compulsory courses and so could not have graduated.

The same platform also alleged that his London School of Economics (LSE) degree was a fake, and they had receipts

On March 21st, the Senate Committee on Ethics led by Senator Ali Ndume called for a probe of the allegations and invited the Vice Chancellor of ABU to defend the school

The committe also called for probes into allegations that Senate President Abubakar Saraki evaded customs duty on a Range Rover Sports SUV, which caused it to be impounded by Customs officials.

March 27th. Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof Ibrahim, appeared before Senate to confirm that Melaye indeed graduated as ‘Daniel Jonah Melaye’ in 1999

The professor confirmed  he graduated in 2000, with a 3rd class in Geography.

Meanwhile, Dino posted his NYSC certificate on his Twitter and that only caused him more trouble

Another Ndume lie. I finished NYSC in 2001

A post shared by Dino Melaye (@dinomelaye) on

Somebody explain why he’s producing a black and white certificate? Where is the original? Where is his ABU certificate? Somebody? Anybody?

But where did the line under ‘2000’ and ‘2001’ go to?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Also, the logical arrangement of the code should carry ‘2000’, not 1999. If Dino graduated 2000 and started service year in 2000, where is the ’99’ coming from?

So trust Nigerians to investigate things by themselves

People of God, Dino started and ended NYSC on Sunday.He also posted that embarrassing video shaming his haters.

And what did Dino do in response? Of course he wore his gown to a plenary session in true clown fashion

God pass them

A post shared by Dino Melaye (@dinomelaye) on

What will Dino wear next? NYSC uniform?

Anything can happen at this point.

We are not even surprised. In 2011, allegations surfaced against Senator Andy Uba for forging his Ph.D certificate

It’s a damn shame, but if you take a good look at this pattern and if indeed some senators have been lying about their qualifications, you’ll begin to understand why almost everything they do is a mess. Logically, learned people would be more productive and less clownish.

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