Ahmadu Bello University reacts to Dino Melaye certificate controversy

Dino Melaye

The Ahmadu Bełlo University, ABU, Zaria has said it would not release information on the controversy surrounding the academic certificate Dino Melaye, the All Progressives Congress senator representing Kogi West District, until formally approached by the Senate.

Mr. Melaye, who says he graduated from the university with a degree in Geography, was last week accused of making false claim.

The online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, said Mr. Melaye did not graduate from ABU.

Mr. Melaye has denied the allegation.

“To say that I did not graduate from ABU is to say that I am not a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mr. Melaye said. “ABU is a very prestigious university in this country, and it is not possible for one to be running a master’s program in the university when one did not graduate from a university. I have successfully completed one, and I am doing the second one.”

The Senate says it is investigating the controversy.

The authorities of ABU had earlier promised to issue a statement on the matter on Wednesday, but failed to do so.

On Thursday, Adamu Mohammed, the director of publicity of the university, told PREMIUM TIMES the management of the university held a marathon meeting on the issue on Wednesday, but refused to disclose its outcome.

“The management has decided not to address journalists on the alleged certificate issue since a committee has been set up to investigate the matter by the Senate of the Federal Republic Nigeria.

“As such, we will await request by any relevant authority, then we would respond accordingly,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed also said individuals or organization seeking information in respect of any of its student should follow the normal process of officially writing to the university management.

The university management had earlier said it would issue a statement on the issue on Wednesday.


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  • Abaikkaii

    ABU, that’s your business

  • musa aliyu

    All foreign universities the crook claimed to have attended have swiftly denied his claims but Nigeria no be country. They will still be waiting for a so-called challel before responding. I think Nigeria is sited in Mars. Mtchewww!!!!

    • Gabriel Olasebikan

      All the same,Mahdi Buhari is sinking.

      • musa aliyu

        Na that frustration U go carry to ur grave. Good riddance!

        • Right Minded

          Does your smelly sickly President have a certificate? If he did, why did he hire 14 SANS to represent him in court? Keep deceiving yourself, mugu.

      • Absolutely Sane

        That shows how morally deficient your upbringing was. I pity your children because what you don’t have you cannot give them.

    • Right Minded

      Mind u, the foreign schools didnt say he didnt attend the schools, but he attended for a short period (seminar)

      • AryLoyds

        DUNCE!

  • Dazmillion

    Right now there are a lot of hungry professors at ABU anxiously waiting for their share of the national cake. So If EFCC is smart they would send some of their agents to ABU to be on the lookout for heavily stuffed ghana must go bags coming from Abuja heading to Zaria.

  • Jacobus James

    Everything about the National Assembly sucks! The front man Saraki and his many crooked deals and alleged stealing; Dino (short for dinosaur) , the empty barrel that makes the loudest noise, a proven public nuisance and now certificate forger …kai, mallam, a job for herdsmen! Someone please rid Nigeria of these fleas.

  • Lere

    I do not understand the position of ABU in this matter. It shows the institution has something to cover up otherwise it would have not been so difficult to state categorically if the so called senator graduated there or not. The more the university deviates from the truth the more the suspicion that it has advertent motive to deceive Nigerians and indeed everybody who wishes to know the truth. Following the reports of sahara reporters, at least two prestigious universities worldwide have already debunked the claims made by the controvertial melaye that he graduated from their institutions.
    This to me is a connivance role being displayed buy one of the leading academic institutions in Nigeria. So it is very reasonable to conclude that all institutions in Nigeria can play significant roles in aiding and abetting sharp practices depending on who is involved.
    Nigerians need to appreciate the people who are striving and toiling day and night to expose any form of corrupt practices. Kudos to sahara reporters and premium times of Nigeria in this regard.

    • wak

      You think ABU is like the mushroom school you attended? Serious institutions deal with serious issues not responding to irrelevant political talks. If you need Dino’s certificate, go and apply to the VC through the Academic Secretary’s office and stop making nonsense comments here.

      • Dave

        Dear Wak, nobody is asking for a display of Maleye’s certificate. Just a simple statement asserting that he graduated from ABU will suffice. I bet you will also call Harvard university and LSE mushroom (or periwinkle) and unserious schools. I personally wish the allegations against Maleye are not true but ABU owes the public a responsibility to clear the air. Everything in Nigeria is always made complicated because we aim at protecting certain interests and put fraud under wrap.

      • Absolutely Sane

        You are exactly who you were called. It’s possible for me to state on this platform like you that I know Dino when we were in ABU whereas I don’t even know the way to ABU. For European institutions not to wait for Senate to apply before they setting the record straight, it means ABU has a lot of skeletons in their cupboard. Why must you tarry to simply say he did or did not graduate? Anyway, we are in Nigeria where the probability of ABU covering up something is 1 given their delay tactic in their approach to the matter. More so, Dino has stupendous ill gotten wealth enough to buy over the whole of ABU.

  • wak

    Dino is not Buhari who doesn’t have a proof of certificate, at least he still has course mates alive and I’m proud to be one of those who knew him back in ABU Zaria. Sahara Reporters must be thought their lesson and must pay that N5billion claim to Dino for defaming his personality and person. Dino pepper their eye with 3 more Ferrari.

    • Enemona

      Shame on you, you’re proud of him? Did you know him? I was in the same faculty with him and I knew him closely. No one who knew him that well would ever be proud of such a callous, selfish and corrupt individual. Take that to the bank, sycophant.

      • PLAN A

        How is this connected to whether he graduated or not? Some people out there think you are ” callous,selfish and corrupt…” Does that mean you did not graduate from school?

        • Enemona

          No, not at all. He probably never graduated, he lacked the mental ability. He was one of the dumbest people I’ve met in my life.

          I’ve only stated why I think he may not have graduated. I would not conclude until the evidence trickling in paint a complete picture.

      • Right Minded

        Your selfish statement just confirmed that he graduated from ABU. Thank you asshole!

    • pworld

      Who tell you PMB doesn’t have proof of his certificate? If you are not satisfied with the one the school released you can go further and investigates or go and hug transformer. As for Dino its Crystal clear that he had some course’s he carried over before he graduated. My question is this; Did the university had the constitutional backing to graduate a student who still had carry over in his courses? There is more to this. Dino knows he had skeleton in his cupboard but he was was in the senate badmouthing that Magu had no integrity. Let’s see if Dino Malays had any ounces of integrity in him

      • Gabriel Olasebikan

        “As for Dino its Crystal clear that he had some course’s he carried over before he graduated”.

        You have said it all…”he graduated”.

        You are just thinking like your Mahadi-Buhari……who called his vice “Oshunbanjo”.

        • systematic

          y are u mentioning buhari name here, did buhari said anything about this issue guy mind ur salve

        • Right Minded

          How can u forget so soon?? he called him Oshinbade and not Oshunbanjo, haba!

    • simon tor gideon

      Mister man,to know someone parading himself and attending lectures on the campus even if he is not a genuine student does not qualify such an individual to be a bonafide student.I graduated from ABU in 1988 and there were several ghost students who were attending lectures as bonafide students; but you would never see them in the examination hall because they would not be issued with exam numbers to sit for exams as bonafide students.So your knowing him on the campus did not automatically qualify him as a bonafide student until the university finally confirms so.Secondly and for your information,Buhari has a certificate,it was the evil PDP regime that wanted to frustrate him that advised the military hierachy to dubiously remove his certificate from his file and when the certificate resurfaced after he won election, heads rolled at Ministry of Defence as top military brass involved in this scam were retired prematurely for compromising their military profession,so you may be talking of another Buhari.And as you are testifying for Dino here,that was how classmates of Buhari, both indigeneous and foreign, testified that he graduated from various schools all over the world both in his military career and otherwise,so you are just an uninformed person on this matter.Lastly if you really graduated from ABU you wouldn`t be throwing grammatical bullets here by saying Sahara Reporters must be `thought` their lesson instead of `taught`.I think you were a ghost student there too.

      • King Bona

        You don’t need to insult people. Dino is too polished and well educated and intelligent. No one doubts that. The problem is that APC government is full of problems. Nigerians are getting down and weak day by day. This should be our concern.

        • Ismail Jamal

          What the h**l are you talking about? Did you read the post at all? The post is about Dino, his academic claims and the authenticity of the claims. Why are you ignoring the issue? But you could start your comment by telling us how polished and intelligent Dino is without addressing the other issues.

          • mabena

            educate him@king bona on this issue

          • Right Minded

            so na smelly aboki foolani like you go educate him. Av you educated yourself on the value of human life before looking at others?

          • Ismailah Jamal

            Why am I not surprised at your comments? It is simple, you just exhibited how small minded, ignorant and unfit you are to coexist amongst sane humans. The topic is not my tribal or religious inclinations, it is about another individual. And if you have any decency or sincerity in you, you’d address the topic within its confines. For your information, I am not a foolani, neither am I from the north. I am a Nigerian, that I reckon should suffice. Whenever you find yourself in a space of discuss and feel inadequate to tender any logical position, be quiet and just maybe, you’d learn a thing or two. Don’t jump into commenting, even when you obviously have nothing relevant to contribute. It only gives away your intellectual shortcomings. Just a word

      • systematic

        good respond u have made a good point here

      • Right Minded

        Am sure if u are investigated, it will be found that you never went to school or you were one of those ghost students on campus. For you to be supporting that Boohari had a WAEC certificate shows how biased, dumb and dirty minded you are! Or are you referring to the certificate circulated online where his name was spelt as MOHAMMED BUHARI with a recent passport attached to it? You must be a real mugu just like your president to think that wise Nigerians would but that story. For your information, Dino was the Student Union president during his time, or do u know what it takes to become a Federal University union President? Surely there are many ghost students who parade themselves as students on campus but definitely your inner mind tells u Dino wasn’t one of them, dickhead! Sahara Reporters has been sued and lets see where this ends. This will surely teach that bastard called Sowore and his supporters like you some real sense!

        • Jide Peter

          You are really a dumbo Dino should have his certificate with him if he is really a graduate Student Union president doesn’t make him a graduate I pity ABU to have tied it’s reputation to Dino

        • Tola

          What does it take to become a union president? Are you saying whoever becomes a union president would not have difficulty graduating? Your ignorance about the university environment is so obvious. Meanwhile, you people are still fixated on this Buhari WAEC, even when a serving judge, and a minister in GEJ government corroborated it. Anyway we are in Trump world of people getting ‘alternative facts’ from alternative channels.

    • King Bona

      You are great.

    • Afo

      Question is not whether he attended ABU but that he passed all required courses and was awarded a legitimate degree. Let us see the degree certificate and not wait to be bribed for fraudulent record manipulation. Dino is fake.

    • You may be one of those who knew him back in ABU. Sahara Reporters never said he did not attend ABU. They said he DID NOT graduate period. If Dino is true to himself why did they rush to his profile online and altered it? Something is smelling here! The more this controversy drags on the more time Dino has to cover his track. Let him publish his certificat for all to see! That will bring this controversy to a close.

      • mabena

        educate him on this issue

      • Right Minded

        All these just because Custom Boss was asked to wear his uniform and Magu was rejected as EFCC boss? These smelly hausa foolani wont stop at anything to fight back, but believe me, they wont try it again!

    • Abdul

      Don’t mind them, I may not like Dino but I can categorically say he is my school mate in Zaria. We graduated the same year.

      • mabena

        dino was your school mate no doubt about that but were you with him when he manipulated his way to get cleared as revealed by sahara reporters,you can only stand for yourself.

        • Right Minded

          Who were Mallam Boohari’s school mates in secondary school? Or are u one dunce?

      • ps

        Please kindly publish the page where is name is in the graduation/ convocation brochure or let us know if it was –th convocation of the school and year. please very important.

    • mabena

      he has lost the case already by coming publicly to claim he graduated from LBS and harvard.go watch the video.sahara reporters has evidence on that to prove their case

  • Fadama

    Very simple things appear always complicated in Nigeria. Why must we wait for the senate to request such an information before it is made public. What about the FOI act?

    • Rommel

      Don’t you know that our people sign documents and agreements without intention of implementing it,are you sincerely surprised? FOI act ke?

      • Bahaushe

        You know ASUU are preparing to embark on another industrial strike to frustrate the executives so is an opportunity to bargain with SINNATORS on how best to frustrate PMB.

      • Fadama

        Most of those who represent us are a total disgrace.

    • Julius

      lolz, well are you surprised ? You shouldn’t bro. I started laughing when I read that they are having a committee meeting and waiting for the Senate on what to do . Na Naija we dey oo.

      • Fadama

        Honestly, the hide and seek game now confirms Dino simply did not pass all the course requirements to have been awarded a BSc degree. He basically got awarded his degree on “compassionate” grounds.

        • Julius

          I agree with you. You have to laugh to stop crying ! Unbelievable !!

        • Julius

          lol…he didn’t graduate…ABU should have been proud to say so loudly if, he did graduate. Its a joke bro…all na yeye.

  • augustine akinyemi

    Quite honestly, I cannot seem to understand what is so special about a Dino Melaye degree that A.B.U cannot divulge to the public( as in this case) without creating the impression there is a kind of controversy involved. In other climes, information about department graduates per session are easily made available via the Office of the Registrar or the Secretary without any furor. See the speed Harvard and London School of Economics made available information about Dino. It is a shame that our institution of higher learning should get involved in this corruption fever so soon. Dino says he is doing the 8th degree at present! Not that anyone cares about his personal academic achievements; it is just the way our institutions dash out degrees like honorary chieftaincy titles that irritate; the integrity of our institutions of higher learning must be safeguarded from fraudsters.

    • Noble

      If there is nothing wrong with the result with respect to Dino, ABU would have diplayed the result just as the Katsina secondary school did with respect to PMB.

  • sammyctu ode

    ABU is hiding something to protect this loud mouth thug called dino. Seems some lecturers are not playing ball with the university cos they already knew that dino crooked his way to obtain grades for courses he failed woefully. Dino and fayose are evil birds of thesame feathers who will continue to lie even from their graves. ABU MUST NOT COVER UP FOR THIS DERANGED CORRUPT LOUD MOUTH senator WHO IS A CHRONIC CROOK.

    • systematic

      hhhhhhhhhhhh nawa o piety the man now

  • Ola

    What ABU is doing here is giving itself and those concerned room for money to change hands and facts be altered to fabrication.

    This is the way things have always been done in our country and it is a shame. I will not be surprised that ABU is complicit in all of these in the first instance.

    • Abdul

      Every institutions have processes in place to address all issues. I Dont know what you mean by giving room for money to exchange hands. So you want institution of ABU caliber to start releasing information when there is no formal request? You people like to do things anyhow.

      • new republic

        ABU IS better than HARVARD OR London school of economics that released to Sahara?

        • Abdul

          Yes ABU is better than Harvard $ LSE.

      • Ola

        We are not doing things anyhow here Abdul, Information has been publicly requested by all and sundry , what other request are you waiting for if you have nothing to hide.

        Havard, LSE has released information about the case , so why won’t ABU do same?

        I graduated from UI and I have my Certificate from the University and have requested my transcript a number of times and they were delivered prompt. For the three years I spent there , it is only a four page document.

        You don’t need a rocket scientist to figure out the academic records of a student in a University unless when you spent eight (8) years to graduate or not graduate.

  • Afo

    This ABU is showing the terrible fraudulent situation in our universities. Wait for more settlements and alter records based on amount of bribe. How sad. The rascal Dino has gone to court to cover it up and the corrupt ABU knows that the Senate committee cannot proceed on the excuse that the case is in court. It is clear that Dino bought his degree in Geography from ABU. If it is true for Havard and LSE, it must be true for ABU. QED.

  • Angry Niaja

    ABU’s response says it all, Dino embellished the truth, he is a fraud, claiming to have graduated from LSE, when he never did, and attributing a two day course to a degree etc. ABU is aiding and abetting Meliar. SHAME, Senate of thieves, looters and everything BAD

    • Abdul

      You have delivered judgement before collecting all relevant information and evidence isnt it? Typical Nigeria way of crucifying people before establishing the facts of the matter.

      • raff jones

        Shut the fk up! What is ABU hidding, if indeed the man graduated they should say so just like Harvard and LSE have done. Its not rocket science f00l !

        • Abdul

          You honestly think that is how official information are released? Quit being emotional my friend.

          • John A

            They claimed to be educated, but lacks common sense.
            Your certificate, medical records etc are your private properties, Nobody has the right to those info except you and relevant authorities.

      • absam777

        What judgement? A university promised an official statement that surrounds its reputation, but chickened out. Now we have to wait for them to do it the Nigerian way. Cover up. Padding etc. Please quit your holy grounds because it stinks to the high heaven

      • AryLoyds

        This whole issue is badly handled by ABU , simple yes or No to the question is not a big deal. Its like asking if he is Nigerian or Not. Is he an alumnus of ABU , yes or No and this whole hullabaloo will be brought to an end.

  • Julius

    This ain’t smell right. Why the committee meetings ? Just release a simple statement that he graduated and in what year or he didn’t attend or graduated from ABU.

  • usman alhassan

    There must to be an element of truth that Dino didn’t graduate from the University. If he truly attended the university and passed duly university management will not hesitate to release a clear statement on the allegation.

  • new republic

    A B U. will manufacture another result and give it to the senate period,Nigeria is not a country.

    • Emeka

      It’s not possible dear, and don’t forget that before Saharareporters came on air or published the story, DSS had already gotten their complete info on that lousy mouth, so any attempt to doctor any part of his result would definitely have many heads rolling.

  • raff jones

    Load of crap as usual. Sahara reporters sent an email to Harvard and the London school of Economics and in no time they responded and made their positions know. But not in Nigeria or a Nigerian institution, everything is a big deal. Who cares anyway, you are gonna come out to say he did graduate from the school afterall you gave him a fake clearance to commence a masters program if indeed he is even doing one. That is the irony of Nigeria and her institutions, the nemesis of the past coming to hunt you now. One of your own took bribes to score him, now you are stuck between your conscience to do the right thing and the mediocrity that has defined Nigeria for years. So much for the FOI bill.

  • Naija Bwoy

    Ladies and gentlemen the cover up begins….

    LSE and Harvard very reputable institutions that exhibit paramount good governance and accountability (expected from any self respecting institution of learning) have released their versions and unquestionable accounts. ABU refused; surmising their 3rd rate service students are exposed to in Nigeria. It also surmises the level of due diligence conducted by arms of govt on its members before appointing them.

    The senate are purporting to institute an investigation when in reality, the senate should already have evidence transcripts and certificates if they had conducted the required due diligence. The senate seems littered with nothing but padders, unprofessional and thugs… Nigeria needs to rise up to these misgiving and hold one and every member of senate accountable to prove to us they act in our best interest and are competent to do so.

    Dino on video (its on youtube) specifically screamed out he was a graduate of ABU, LSE and Harvard… seriously! That comment alone is enough to throw him to the ethics committee for deceit and conduct unbecoming… and thrown out of the senate.

    …and meanwhile shut down friggin ABU or dismiss the chancellor, either way no one should go scott free for bringing the name of ABU to disrepute. ABU realised their blunder and are now pussy footing about as this is the biggest embarrassment they face… don’t get it twisted this is not restricted to ABU but to other universities in Nigeria were lecturer accountability and performance has never been questioned!

    …to the ignorant Nigerians, Professional Development courses do not award graduate certification. Bank Board members attend short courses to fulfill their annual training requirement to prove themselves competent and stay up to date on market practice. The most you get is CPD points, certificate or award of attendance but not a full blown graduate certification as professed and advertised (linkedin) by Dino.

    I have attended loads of these courses as a Banker and work with Bank Board members who attend short courses, workshops and seminars in Harvard; they never present or advertise themselves as graduates of the institution.

    He who comes in equity must come with clean hands… he went after Magu and Ali on integrity, so let the stones be turned on him to prove himself.

    I be NaijaBwoy

    • raff jones

      Very well said.

    • AryLoyds

      I dont support DINO, i know nothing will happen. Even Buhari has some dodgy WAEC certificate. Both of them are all criminals and in the same APC.

    • Angry Niaja

      True talk NaijaBwoy, CPD point do not equate degrees

  • Nkem

    When Nigerian universities don’t feature in the top 10,000 universities, we can now understand why. Simple matter of transparency is a big problem for them. A simple “yes, he graduated from our university”, or “no, he did not graduate” has become a very difficult matter. So how can you then trust these universities in the more serious matters of research integrity or merit based scholarship? It didn’t take Harvard or LSE 24 hours to clear the air, if only to protect their integrity. But ABU must wait until the politicians tell them what to do. What a BIG shame!

    • Yusuf Abdullahi Yusuf

      a request was sent to harvard and LSE but non was sent officially to ABU..open your eyessss

    • oludare ishola

      federal government should first sack ABU VC and bring someone that is neutral to release the result . we don’t need details …..it is the matter of yes or not

  • Dualpolemedia

    And the criteria and screening for 2019 begins now.

  • mohammed rabiu

    Haba! Haba! Haba! ABU simple yes or know, ur making it harder than it looks, Havard have responded almost immediately but not ABU. sometin is fishy hear

  • systematic

    that is nigeria for u god they o

  • Razaq

    What a pity?
    What a shame?
    What a country?
    Someone, somehow have messed somewhere, hence the damage control / face-saving meetings, and incoherent responses.
    God save / help Nigeria!

  • mohammed rabiu

    Haba! Haba! Haba! ABU simple yes or no, ur making it harder than it looks, Harvard have responded almost immediately but not ABU. sometin is fishy…..

  • oludare ishola

    hahahhaahaha ….forget there is no result or certificate anywhere heheheheheheheh

  • thusspokez

    To say that I did not graduate from ABU is to say that I am not a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,”

    What kind of university graduate would come up of with such premises and conclusion? Every student of logic knows that the conclusion in a statement must follow the premises used– which in this case does not?

    Melaye clearly lacks basic understanding of logic; and if he is indeed a graduate of ABU, it raises questions about the university’s academic rigorousness.

    • Ade Onajinrin

      LOGIC 101..should have said, ‘ If I did not graduate from ABU, is to say that my certificate is fake’ lol

    • Dallas

      Dino might sound illogical but consequential….

  • oludare ishola

    The federal government should first sack ABU VC and bring someone that is neutral to release the result . we don’t need details …..it is the matter of yes or not

  • lawiri

    To ABU authorities:

    the whole(academic) world is interested in, and following this event. Please , don’t mortgage the future of ABU students as their academic certificates would be rendered useless if you guys collude with either the Senate or any other party to murder the truth.

  • Myson

    What ABU is trying to do is to put in question and throw under the bus hundreds of thousands of its alumni academic records who genuinely worked hard to graduate from the University just to cover up for Dino. This case is already in court and ABU must know the whole truth on how ABU graduated Dino will eventually come out. It is obvious ABU graduated Dino Maleye without Dino passing all the courses required to obtain BSc in Geography. ABU the sooner the truth comes out, the better for the institution and it’s alumni.

    • Enemona

      You are spot-on. The rest of us have worked so hard, as it’s normally the case in ABU, to achieve our grades from the University. The actions of the University authority is appalling and, as you have mentioned, this will impact negatively on the integrity of our degrees. Shame to ABU Administrators! What a mess!!!

      • Myson

        If ABU do not have good PR department, they should employ one now and begin to spin this mess. There is a word “rustication”. That’s how Universities treat case like Dino Maleye. Universities do not graduate students like Dino, but rusticate them. ABU should come out and give reason why Dino case is a special case and give reason why ABU decided to let him graduate.

  • Bahaushe

    Dino is unrepentant fraudster apart from his name does not feature in any graduating lists of Geography students for up to 3 years after when Dino claimed to have graduated.It is established had spilled over for 4 years with low CGPA unable to graduate but went ahead to claimed graduation.This is a person that showed group NYSC corps members featuring while at the same claimed to have been exempted from NYSC for old age.ABU is in dilemma on either to say the truth or not because both have its ramifications.But is better to say the truth seek understanding with Nigerians and take majors not repeat such a mistake of allowing pseudo graduate claiming their institution without alerting the general public.

  • Bahaushe

    Dino is unrepentant fraudster apart from his name does not feature in any graduating lists of Geography students for up to 3 years after when Dino claimed to have graduated.It is established had spilled over for 4 years with low CGPA unable to graduate but went ahead to claimed graduation.This is a person that showed group NYSC corps members featuring while at the same claimed to have been exempted from NYSC for old age.ABU is in dilemma on either to say the truth or not because both have its ramifications.But is better to say the truth seek understanding with Nigerians and take measures not repeat such a mistake of allowing pseudo graduate claiming their institution without alerting the general public.

  • Gary

    A routine statement to deny or confirm the status of an alumnus becomes another opportunity for a Nigerian university to muddy issues and raise questions about its academic credentials and reputation.
    Only in Nigeria.

    Why would neither Dino Melaye nor ABU simply show proof to put this matter to rest to protect the academic reputation of that institution that is now being called into question and global ridicule?

    • AryLoyds

      ABU has become Oluwale.

  • Tunde

    Typical Nigerian Muddy response! the university wants to fudge the response! They want a request from the senate abi? So the official response can come with a ‘Ghana Must Go Bag’! Tossers! LSE and Harvard responded within a week to a 3rd party request! Why cant you just do the same! What a group of Leaders! Leadership failure everywhere you look! You will all pay! One day you will pay!

    • taiwo

      The problem with Nigeria is leadership – Chinua Achebe

  • realfact

    Someone please spot Dino Melaye’s name of this 1999 graduation list of the department of geography of ABU.

    ‪Details of Geography Graduate on same year Dino claimed he graduated. ‬

    ‪ABDU ISYAKUGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ABDULKADIR DAUDAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ABDULKADIR KUDIRATGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ABOLARIN BIMBOLAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ADEFILA ARINYOLAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ADEWARA ABOSEDEGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ADIRI MARTINAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 AJAYI CLEMENT KOLAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ALHAJI HUSSEINIGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ANUSIEM CHRISGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 BAKO DORIS GUDIDIGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 BIZI HABIBA LAWALGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 DOGARI RIMAMDEYA APYEYAKGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ENAM JOSEPHGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 GIDE NURADEENGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 IBRAHIM ISA GAMAWAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 IBRAHIM NASIRUGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ISHAYA LARABAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ISTIFANUS JACOB MAIGOGEGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 KIGBU LABARANGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 LUKA DORCASGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 MOHAMMED AUWAL KARAUGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 MOHAMMED SAN LOKOGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 MOHAMMED SIRAJODEENGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 MUSA MUHAMMAD TUKURGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 MUTUAH ELIJAHGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 OCHELE ELIZABETHGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 OJEFETIMI BASBATUNDEGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 OLADOKUN EMMANUELGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 OMADACHI EDIGAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ORABUNDE ALPHANSUAGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 ORUME ISYAKUGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 SHEKARI BEGE DONSMITHGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999 UKANGE SHIANDOGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999. YAMU PATRICKGeographyB.Sc. Geography1998/1999.‬

    ‪Have have finished search?‬

    ‪Why not call Dino to come and point out his name like he did the NYSC pic?‬

    Credit: John Ubong

    • thusspokez

      Only 18 student passed? Anyway, he might have been called ABDU ISYAKU or YAMU PATRICK, but has since changed his name to DINO MELAYE, there!

      • Frank Tee

        Lol. This man, you can kill somebody! Laugh wan kill me.

  • OmoLasgidi

    Nigeria and abracadabra..If Dino graduated, then he should have his certificate in his possession to show, given there can be only one surviving copy available. Universities can then confirm if the copy was issued by them, including his transcripts as further proof of his academic performance, presence and completion!
    It is starting to appear that Dino started, but likely did not finish and may have been rusticated or simply walked away from the program. If that was the case, then he also likely forged his NYSC call up as well.
    So the question will be is Dino an artful forget or dodger?

  • Naija Bwoy

    My crystal ball sees Dino stepping down from senate (not thrown out) leaving him room to take up another political appointment where he’ll offer clarity on his education to his new role. Naturally this will sail through as na dem papa own power not the people!!

    No ethics or conduct issues will be raised if he steps down.

    Watch this space people!

    I be NaijaBwoy

  • Billy Salman

    you’re right, the rest of us who went through hell to obtain our certificates know the value of what we have, it’ll be embarrassing for ABU to compromise on our prestigious reputation for sake of a thug

    • kusanagi

      I think you’ll find they’re already compromised.

      If he graduated don’t you think Dino would have tried to embarrass SR with his certificate?

      ABU are neck deep in this s$%^.

      DINO most probably didn’t graduate and was then allowed to do a masters degree.

      So no matter what ABU have to back him.

      Hence why ABU have already ruined their reputation in my mind.

  • Demo

    The shame of a nation

  • Eyo

    ABU authority what other investigation did you need to release the thug result and put matter to rest, you incompetent administrative moron. I guess you guys has already be bribed to keep silent. shame on you all. release the damn result

    • John A

      That is the standard procedure, only Dino can ask for his certificate or the senate ethics committee.
      No other individual has the right to that document.

      • Karl Imom

        You keep talking bullshit, which school did you attend? What has confirmation of graduation got to do with release of academic records?

        • Ismailah Jamal

          Forget him, He did not attend a higher institution. Someone who did, would not be hammering on such erroneous deposition. He is same as Dino

  • Jacky

    It shouldn’t take anything away from ABU to say “yes, he has a first degree in geography from this university”…it looks truly like there’s a “comma” here in Melaye’s certificate,

  • Spoken word

    Dino’s certificate don get K-leg

  • Bayo Ola

    Ahmadu Bello University or any other University in Nigeria in Nigeria, this is for your information: when you refuse to throw away criminals that forge certificate of your institutions to gain political mileage, no matter how highly placed the criminals are in your society, you are destroying the image of your institutions and the future of your unborn children. Recall that it did not take up to 24 hours for Harvard University, and for London School of Economics to debunk the claim by Dino Melaiye that he graduated from those institutions. This places confidence on recruiter about the credibility of those two institutions. When employers recruit graduate from them, they know they are not only getting well prepared and well-groomed graduates, but that they are getting genuine graduates that are who they claimed to be. Nigerians elite are destroying the institutions of Nigeria: police, judiciary, education, law making, etc. Have you all think of it this way: you expect these institutions to protect you when you are most vulnerable at your old age, yet you have not done anything to build viable institutions. So this is not only about the optics of playing games with the credibility of your academic institution just because of a criminal, like Dino, it is also going to affect you directly. Recall the shame the prosecution of Ibori in London brought to Nigeria judiciary is beyond the optics. If you do not come out forcefully to debunk Dino Melaiye and sanction your staff that collaborated with him, you will ruin ABU. Now, not many people, including ABU graduates, like me, would take seriously the credibility of ABU, just because of how you handled this Dinosgate. What is ABU lying about? I lived with Dino Melaiye in the same hostel in ABU. He did not graduate from ABU, this I know very well and will be willing to testify. So what are you protecting here? What you need to protect is the credibility of your institution which is not worth destroying for anyone, not in the least, for a criminal that is robed as a Senator!

    • Emeka Nwaogwu

      I totally agree with your position. ABU needs to protect its institution and not protect criminals

      • John A

        You don’t expect ABU to release the certificate to press men.
        Only dino or the ethics committee has that right and not the press, so the school is 100% right.

        • Emeka Nwaogwu

          I’m not expecting ABU to release Dino’s certificate to the public. However, ABU can confirm if he graduates from ABU or not. This is different from releasing his certificate or his transcript to the public forum.Did Dino Melaiye graduate or not graduate. This is the question!

          • Ismailah Jamal

            Pls ignore@ John A, he just does not want to admit the truth. So, if an employer seeks to authenticate the claims of an employee academically by contacting the school, the school would refuse such enquiry, is that what @John A is implying? Very sad

        • Karl Imom

          Nobody is asking for his transcripts or certificates. Did he graduate? Yes or No – Simple monosyllabic answer is expected from the university.

        • Malik

          Olofo…omo ale ni eeee.

    • Naija Bwoy

      Very well presented… True reflection of the damage ABU is about to befall Nigerian education.

      I be NaijaBwoy

    • So oju abe niko

      “I lived with Dino Melaiye in the same hostel in ABU. He did not graduate from ABU, this I know very well and will be willing to testify.” Mr. Ola, living in the same hostel is not enough to testify on the graduation status of a fellow undergraduate. Even a classmate cannot know for sure that someone did not graduate. A classmate may know that someone did not graduate the same year he/she graduated, but would be unable to comment on the graduation status for the following years. Just playing the devil’s advocate here. From the information already in the public, it would appear that Mr Melaiye graduated from ABU, but through underhanded means.

      • Afo

        That is why it is said to have been forged and not legitimate.

      • Bayo Ola

        Having lived with Dino, I’m privy to information that someone who did not live with him, or went to school with him might not know. While it is true that living with him or being in the same class with him will not give the certainty to know if he eventually graduated or not, living with him provides the opportunity to have insight into the intricacies that anyone that did not live with him might not know. This implies until I’m cross examined and found to be an hostile witness, it is difficult to dismiss my allegation. Lastly, if Dino Melaye graduated through underhand means, it simply means he did not graduate, but graduated through underhand means. I think there is a nuance that we must pay attentiton to here!

    • Karl Imom

      As I pointed out earlier, ABU has clearly attested here that, the university is on par with known degree mills in Nigeria. This cover-up is quite unrepresentative of a university that lays claim to academic integrity.

  • Freedom Bini

    I see Oshomole Nephew leaving the Senate through the back door.

  • Tunsj

    Birds of the same feather.

  • Okokondem

    According to Adam Mohammed, the director of publicity at ABU:

    “The management has decided not to address journalists on the alleged certificate issue since a committee has been set up to investigate the matter by the Senate of the Federal Republic Nigeria. As such, we will await request by any relevant authority, then we would respond accordingly,” he said.

    The Nigerian senate set up a committee just to verify whether one of its members finished school. Unbelievable!

    I thought situation such as this is the reason behind the establishment of the Freedom of Information Act, where a news organization could easily request for this information.

    • John A

      You lied, FOI atcs is not to break into your privacy, your school certificate is your private property, what ABU said is 100% correct. Nigerians are too impatient, just wait for the ethics commitee to request for the certificate.

  • Ukpaka

    “On Thursday, Adamu Mohammed, the director of publicity of the
    university, told PREMIUM TIMES the management of the university held a
    marathon meeting on the issue on Wednesday, but refused to disclose its
    outcome”…….

    ….So a marathon meeting was held just to VERIFY if somebody graduated from the institution or not?. This is really necessary?. So, when an employer wants to verify if a student graduated from this institution, a marathon meeting will be held?. SAD!

    • ps

      Good point.“So, when an employer wants to verify if a student graduated from this institution, a marathon meeting will be held?“

  • Opekete

    We now see why Nigerian universities is regarded as a mess all over the world. If something as simple as verifying one’s academic record from an institution like ABU suddenly becomes a rocket science, then we are in bigger trouble than we thought. Our academic community is suppose to be apolitical and free from vested interest encumbrance. This is particularly shameful for the leadership of the institution and the alumni of the institution should be up in arm against this myopic step being taken by the institution attached to their certificates.

  • Okokondem

    @John A

    Why is there always a stooge, a seemingly paid mercenary defending the indefensible whenever these matters arise?

    What we discuss on these forums, while they may necessarily not have any material impact in bringing a resolution to the myriad of problems facing our country, we nonetheless do so with seriousness. And so it becomes irritating to say the least when it is obvious that someone or some people are making mockery of the discussions.

    Of course the so called Civil Society Organizations or a news organization, under the Freedom of Information Act, can legitimately source the information whether a seating member of the legislation has the requisite qualification. So, please stop clowning around.

    • Best

      Logically, and following the sequence of events, it shows that Dino did not graduate. With reference to Premium times publication; 3 exam officers from the department confirm that but DSS step it down. Someone accused you of not graduating, u are displaying your NYSC picture. Is there any correlation in that. How long does it take him or the university to produce the transcript and graduation list. All these are telling us that Nigeria’s problems are caused by corruption in our tertiary institutions. A drop out calling Ali ordinary Colonel. Shame to Kogi West, Shame to APC

  • Wise Head

    Why not any of you making noise here take the steps suggested by ABU and formally apply with all “due process” observed to get Dino’s graduation status verified? And after that, take the same step and verify Buhari and Tinubu’s certificates? Posting trash here will not help us. This seems to be APC stock in trade. APC is a huge lie, with a shameless liar as its information minister

    • Okokondem

      Whenever party affiliation is injected in every topic of discussion, that usually is a giveaway for absence of objectivity.

      The ever present impulse by some people to defend one party over another, one section of the country over another, one tribe over another or one religion over another, especially when there is no rationale for it, is usually a sign of an attempt to defend the indefensible.

      As horrible as the Buhari administration has performed so far, I don’t know what it will take to get PDP loyalists to acknowledge the failures of their party in 16 years of governance.

      • Fairgame

        Comparing 16 years of PDP to the last two years of APC is a disservice to pDP. Under PDP people were not dying of hunger. So enough of the nonsense propaganda by APC zombies about 16 years of PDP. There are measurable and documented achievements of those 16 years but there has been zero ZERO achievement of this fraudulent government. Nonsense.

        • Okokondem

          I am not APC, PDP, VOA or BBC. My frustration lies with the argument with PDP loyalists always willing to discount the fact that the country’s revenue grew exponentially during the period their patty was in power and yet there is no reflection of that in our infrastructure and other developmental needs.

          Buhari has done a lousy job of managing the economy no argument there, but that does not exonerate your PDP from failure for instance, of producing a miserly 4000 megawatts or less of electricity for such a large population despite tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars spent over a 16 year period.

          You can’t deny the fact people who have ruled Nigeria have carted away the country’s wealth irrespective of party. Why those of you who call yourself PDP continue to defend the indefensible is quite frankly old.

          • Wise Head

            Nigerians voted PDP out because it failed woefully, and voted Buhari/APC in because of their loudmouthed promise to fix the rot. But the only thing they have achieved is to compound the problem they met on ground and plunge Nigeria into recession due to their directionlessness and gross incompetence. Should we still be talking about PDP after two whole years? Such attention-distracting gambit no longer sells. The howling incompetence and massive corruption we have witnessed in the Buhari govt, namely, budget padding, grass-cutter scandal, Brutai house scandal, Rotimi Amaechi, Fashola etc is indication that more of years of APC will make the PDP’s disastrous 16 years pale to insignificance. APC is bad news

          • suleiman

            Okokondem
            Well said! But who is PDP and who is APC? Aren’t they the same stock? So it doesn’t matter whether it is PDP or APC, they are all the same. It is the same crooks that were in PDP that rolled over to APC. Name any original APC. Buhari was CPC and the West were either PDP or AC. So tell me does a change of name entail a change of character? Weren’t Dogara, Saraki, Ameachi, Tabuwwal and the host of them PDP? Of the current APC governors and legislators, can you name those that were not in PDP? So stop this crab about APC and change and PDP destroying the country. Na same o, same o. If you were PDP and want to escape prosecution now, simply change from PDP to APC, and this is what has been going on! Let’s simply pray for a change of heart from our policians and not change of party. As far as am concern, there is not a single leader among them, not even the president and therefore, I wouldn’t waste my time calling them leaders

        • Ukpaka

          Not sure what country you live in. With all the revelations so far (I’m pretty sure more are coming) of how the shameless so-called-Pig-D-P have ruined and embezzled everything we have, the effects are bound to be felt one day. They kept stealing and borrowing to keep un-informed people like you that all is well. Please don’t say ….people were not dying of hunger then.

          • Wise Head

            Nigerians voted PDP out because it failed woefully, and voted Buhari/APC in because of their loudmouthed promise to fix the rot. But the only thing they have achieved is to compound the problem they met on ground and plunge Nigeria into recession due to their directionlessness and gross incompetence. Should we still be talking about PDP after two whole years? Such attention-distracting gambit no longer sells. The howling incompetence and massive corruption we have witnessed in the Buhari govt, namely, budget padding, grass-cutter scandal, Brutai house scandal, Rotimi Amaechi, Fashola etc is indication that more of years of APC will make the PDP’s disastrous 16 years pale to insignificance. APC is bad news.

        • tundemash

          Yes if you live at the amnesty camp, the last 16years PDPigs has been rosy. Please also document us how much revenue came in from oil along with those your fanthom “achievement” you want to show us.

    • Naija Bwoy

      … at the same time, why dont you take your approach and apply due process and apply for the verification.

      We as Nigerians seem to limit everything wrong to parties, religion and tribe… Ha! Ba!!

      When you see wrong, be objective and confirm it is wrong or right.

      The lament on this forum is purely about making sure our politicians dont get away with wrong doings just for their vested interest.

      and Dino is not exhibiting the kind of conduct a person called “Honourable” should be called.

      I be NaijaBwoy

      • Wise Head

        Show one example in word or sentence in my comment here suggesting “ethnicity and religion,” except in your twisted imagination. If ABU has a laid down procedure for obtaining such info, why not follow it; if they now fail to respond, we can now conclude they have an agenda to shield Dino.

        • Naija Bwoy

          I’ll try with 2 words…

          One word …”APC” (you mentioned it)

          2nd Word “Parties” (I compartmentalised your mention of APC and co related it to religion etc…)

          Now rebuff
          its not “twisted imagination” to say in Nigeria we narrow everything that goes wrong to APC PDP OPP SWV and whatever abbreviations we concoct…. the I’lls of Nigeria are simply achieved because of vested interest… and the sooner we hold individuals accountable and not the institution they subscribe to the better.

          ABU!…. laid down procedure!! Na wa!!! Is there any ABU person on the forum who can tell me the laid down procedure for making a public statement to address an issue of public interest?

          ABU shouldnt have announced they would make a public statement then retract… thats a faux paux! The reality is there is no process and ABU in the eye of the storm should have made an independent statement to the effect. SR approached and Punch approached… what more prompt do they need?

          They have made it clear they are interested in Senate committee approaching them… it will be chef propaganda fiesta by the time they whoop out their cook books and stew some ill meal for the media and the public will eat with rumbling bellies and shit out their acceptance (wow! I’m good at kitchen puns!!)

          I’m proud of myself wrote this without hurling abuses, i guess i’m not twisted!

          I be NaijaBwoy

    • tundemash

      Dull Head, has SR or PremiumTimes not requested if you have been following the news ? What is the big deal in ABU confirming if Dino graduated or not especially as his name is missing in the list if graduands for that year ? What a dull head you are !

  • Akiika

    If he indeed graduated as touted, it should be easy to release a one line statement as “ABU confirms that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the institution”. Nobody is asking for his transcript. Why marathon meeting? What a country!

    • kusanagi

      Marathon meeting because Dino didn’t graduate. If he did they would ve like you said issued a statement. Now they’re trying to find ways to line their pockets and cook up some papers.

      • Karl Imom

        Remember, the Former Benue State Governor used to say “Judges are Nigerians”. Here again, “ABU administrators are Nigerians” – meaning they equally take bribes. With the marathon meetings, they are buying time to doctor an academic transcript for Mr. Melaye – the man who is working on his masters degree without a first degree. We are told he spent 8 years working on that Geography Degree and still did not get it. Talk about living in thatched houses and not playing with fire.

  • Fairgame

    If the head is rotten then whole body is rotten. It is APC politicians stock in trade to lie about their educational qualifications. Like Buhari like Dino. All criminals.

    • tunde008

      At least we saw Buhari and his army class mates in the US

  • Naija Bwoy

    …be assured when you produce the BSc,,,, focus will shift onto why you lied about LSE and Harvard.

    Please step down and stop embarrassing the nation.

    I be NaijaBwoy

  • kusanagi

    “The management has decided not to address journalists on the alleged certificate issue since a committee has been set up to investigate the matter…”

    And

    Since the matter has been taken to court by Dino the committee investigating will be put on hold.

    And

    Since our judiciary is painfully slow with all the adjournments and appeals; this could take more than ten years.

    ABU, the Senate, The Judiciary, one giant corrupt merry go round.

    Welcome to Nigeria.

    • bala

      ah this is NEW NIGERIA.

    • liaohir

      Yep. Up to the citizen: to continue the docility or not.

  • bala

    a degree in geography for DINO MELAYE ? ASK ME HIM IF KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ATMOSPHERE AND HEMISPHERE. MY BET HE WILL SAY NO IDEA. lol

  • feb

    It is an infringement on my fundamental if my sch displays my result to a third party without my consent or written request from an authority that is above the sch

    • Best

      Then don’t aspire to be a public figure

      • feb

        U are too small to tell me what to do or not. DICTATOR! U are worse than our government officials. Follow the law and don’t be a tyrant

        • tundemash

          What does the law say in this case kid ? Does any law prevent ABU from confirming if Dino graduated from that school or not ? If you ever attended a University, are you aware the list of graduands are published every year for public consumption ? So what exactly is your “fundamental human right” that is being infringed upon if your name is missing from a list for the year you claimed to have graduated and the University is asked to confirm or deny if you graduated ?

    • kusanagi

      That’s bullshit. Would mean I could literally write anything on my CV. As Dino has attempted to do.

      I could write I have degrees in 20 different universities across Nigeria.

      Could say I’m a graduate in Medicine, Law, English, Geography, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science etc etc.

      And no one could check because they’d need my approval to do so.

      Employers have to be able to call institutions to cross check. They don’t have to show certificates (and if that’s what you’re getting at ignore me). They only need confirm or deny in the same vein Harvard and the LSE have done.

      ABU can’t do this because they’re a Nigerian institution. And we all know that every institution without exception in Nigeria is corrupt to the core.

      You can imagine the Dean terrified right now. If he doesn’t toe the line he could have the DSS sniffing around.

      • Tola

        Don’t let us tar all Nigerian institutions with the same brush. What ABU has done here is bewildering to many. Lists of graduands are routinely published and it is supposed to be a public document. To confirm that someone is in any of the lists already in public space should not require a departmental meeting, talk less of a university senate meeting. It is surprising. If anyone claims to graduate from UNIBEN in 1984, the brochure is still in my bookshelf, so why all these meetings?

        • kusanagi

          Don’t be politically correct about these things. The country gets nowhere if we continue to pretend.

          Every institution is woefully corrupt. You set up any institution whether it be for anti corruption, transportation, sewage pipes, government aid, whatever and within one month it’s over. Gone. Corrupted to the core.

          That’s Nigeria.

          ABU aren’t a straightforward institution that’s why simple straight forward answers aren’t possible. They were discussing how best to line their pockets and falsify documents.

        • liaohir

          Exactly.

    • Karl Imom

      Nobody is requesting ABU to publish Mr. Melaye’s transcripts. Information regarding whether an individual has graduate from a program or NOT does NOT infringe on individual’s privacy. That basic information does not violate anything. If SR got the same information from Harvard University and from London School of Economics, then why cannot ABU do the same? Is ABU buying more time to doctor an academic transcript for Melaye? It is NOW clear to everyone that, Melaye did NOT graduate from the program. Now what is the difference between ABU and University of Port Harcourt? What is the difference between ABU and University of Jos? ABU has simply managed to place itself on par with known Nigerian Degree Mills.

    • Omoagunmate

      As a public figure, the institution has an obligation to come clean to the public any such issue of public interest. The problem is that ABU, like many like them up and down the country, have sold their soul for a “bowl of lentils”, that my friend is a tragedy. Morons like Dino Maleye should not be pissing on 180millon of us while laughing out loud. Think about it. ENOUGH of these SENATE rouges taking us for a ride. They should see the writing on the wall and do what is HONORABLE or we’ll make them.

      • liaohir

        Yes

      • Charles

        what about Cambridge issue, did they come clean. did Buhari actual has a cam cert.?

    • tundemash

      1. Are you a public figure ?
      2. No one has requested ABU to display Dino’s result. ABU has been requested to confirm or deny IF DIN GRADUATED from that school.

      Is that clear kid ?

      • feb

        Hahahahaahahaha
        It is well with u. I never knew my comment could hurt u this way. Kpele o

        • Ismailah Jamal

          I don’t think he is hurt, he is only trying to clarify what you have mixed up so you don’t get it twisted…lol

        • tundemash
          • feb

            Hahahahahaha…this early morning? What is wrong with children of these days? No wonder leadership cannot get to the youths. How can u just be insulting someone that’s old enuf to be ur father? It is well with u oooo

          • tundemash

            Stup1dity has no age limit ! And if you are still as d@ft as you sounded while at the twilight of your life, your life has been a waste.

            Address the issue you dabbled into.

          • feb

            Hahahahahahaha..Tunde, pls read my post again and u will see that I am not the cause of ur frustration. Do I look like Buhari to u? Don’t worry, the country will be better soon so that youths like u can lead with wet brains like u have. Kpele o

          • tundemash

            Mor0n , read my post again and u would realise I am not the one who cursed you. You claimed you were at the twilight of your life and if at that age, you still submit stup1d post, what more time do u have to learn anything new.
            Cl0wn, the situation of Nigeria does not affect me negatively; google what the exchange rate says today Mr. D@ft Metusellah. Keep on with your wild off-the-mark guesses, it just proves to me, you write before you think.

            Meanwhile address the issues and stop digressing!

          • feb

            Hahahahahahaha….am sure ur late mother will be looking at u from hell, regretting her mistake in raising a waste like u. My post was harmless, I simply said its only me or a HIGHER AUTHORITY (eg govt agencies, etc) that can demand for my result and not just any dick and harry. But then, out of the plenty people commenting on the topic, u alone seems to be lost in frustration and attacking me as if am the cause. I am sure u are still below 40yrs, try to ammend before u get to 40 else, u will jump from a bridge too

          • tundemash

            My late mother ? You are hallucinating. What a sick id10t guessing all over the place.

            The f00l keep shooting blanks; now he’s SURE, i am below 40. What a d@ft just throwing mud all over the place hoping one will stick !

          • feb

            Hahahahahaha…Tunde hw frustrating was ur day? Hope it was less frustrating than last week. Oh sori, ur post says otherwise. Don’t worry, only ur grand kids will benefit from ur today’s suffering. Ur frustration is so deep that even ur kids hv been infested already. Keep it up.
            If the issue of Dino/Sahara reporters/ABU/senate could make u resort to this level of stupidity, then I weep on behalf of ur late mum. So sad for u right now

      • Charles

        can you also make this kind of statement regarding Buhari cert saga?

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    Rigmarole.
    That is what this reply is all about.
    ABU is burying its head in the sand and everything else is exposed.
    Sadly that is also my alma mater! (Do not ask for my degree. It is genuine!)
    The point is ABU’s reputation is also now on line. Will the over 50 years of its existence as a ‘prestigious’ institution simply evaporate?

    • Gary

      That will depend on if Alums like you will let ABU sully the value of your degrees over the Dino Melaye Affair. They are now putting the qualifications of all their graduates into question. All over one guy. Why?

      • Omoagunmate

        Very true, they honestly need to defend their alma mater against being desecrated by someone like Malaye.

        • Charles

          just as Cambridge alums defended their alma mater

  • Arkhuma

    I’m now convinced that the Senator did not really graduate. If he did, it would have been easier for the University to quickly release his results and evidence of his graduation. The university is now prevaricating because lies are difficult to dress up as the truth. Not even so an argument of whether a person graduated or not. Against his name in the document displayed by PT are outstanding courses in his final year. When did he re-register these courses and passed them. If he really did not satisfied the requirement to graduate and he now possess a certificate of the school, then it is a serious indictment on the senate of ABU, whether it was the HOD that compromised or not. Their excuse for not issuing a clarification is pedestrian and even more demeaning of the institution. It has been reported that Harvard and the London Business school have clarified their own part of the issue. If true, that’s what’s expected of a renowned institution. The fact that the Senate of the Federal Republic is made up of people of questionable characters is no more news but that our Universities will connive to perpetrate them in office is really sad.

    • Charles

      did Cambridge quickly release Buhari certificate?, don’t you think, the president is also of questionable character, qualification wise?

      • Ismailah Jamal

        Don’t ruin yourself because of Buhari. I remember well that the school in Katsina published the result of the president then. And in case you missed it, yes, Cambridge did come out to clarify that they offered the subjects in the said result. Buhari never said he attended Cambridge, he sat for the exam that was conducted which had its roots in Cambridge.

  • share Idea

    APC keep deceiving the gullible. What concern average Nigerian with Dino.

    • tundemash

      ShareDunce, Dino is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria earning more salary in a year that you will ever earn in your entire life ! HE IS A PUBLIC SERVANT ….. search your dictionary for the meaning of public servant , just maybe you will see why an average Nigerian should be concerned IF a rogue is representing them at the Senate.

      • Ismailah Jamal

        Ignore him, his ignorance is glaring. He has not realised that he is the gullible one here.

  • Irumundomon

    Any happens in Nigeria, everyone lie there without remorse

  • Holy truth

    Dis one of d reasons Nigerian universities certificates are not taken 4 anything but a mere cooked up papers dat are less valuable than toilet papers anywhere in d world. Dinosaur meliar lied dat he is holding degree certificates 4rm both Harvard University & LSE. As soon as dis two highly revered institutions were contacted dey immediately refuted dinosaur mailiar’s claims just 4 one reason, Harvard & LSE have reputations to protect & maintain. Reverse is d case in ABU. To me, ABU is not a reputable university as I used to think. Just to confirm if dis dinosaur mailair actually graduated properly 4rm ABU or not it becomes foot dragging. Perhaps d VC, d register & others involved had been bought & pocketed by dis dinosaur Mailiar & his criminal boss saraki. Anyway dis is Nigeria nothing is impossible. Dis is a very unfortunate situation, dis is another mockery of Nigerian higher schools of learning. I’m feeling really ashamed with dis ABU’s approach to dis case. Dis is a real dent on ABU’s reputations.

  • Angry Niaja

    Dino has made too many people mad, he is a very arrogant and pompous empty vessel is it a surprise that no one has any pity for him, shame even his master Saraki cannot help him on this. Dino is going down, and Nigeria and Nigerians will breath a sigh of relief. Tehehe, olodo, big mouth.

    • Charles

      if lying about ones qualification is a crime don’t you think, Buhari should go down first?

      • Ismailah Jamal

        Now your ignorance is beginning to show. Are you really in this country? Pls say something else.

  • PREITY

    Why is it too difficult for the institution to answer a simple yes or no, nobody is asking to see his transcript or certificate. Did he graduate from the school ? As simple as that. Dino sef, shebi you could have just simply presented your SSCE while filling the form since you know you a fraud and free us from this unnecessary distraction. Since both those with PhD and SSCE earns same thing in the Senate abi?

  • tunde008

    Cover up don happen.Dino did not graduate.If he did the university would have been proud to say so.All schools are always proud of their graduates.It is only Dino who can exonorate himself now.

    • Otile

      Did Cambridge University proudly proclaim that Imam Buhari passed their O’Level? If Buhari passed WAEC Cambridge would proudly show off the president of the most populous country in Africa as a proud holder of their certificate. That secondary school in Katsina is not Cambridge University.

      • Di Sleeky Mann

        This is the problem with this country, if Mr A is caught in wrong doing, we ask, how about Mr B? Is Mr A the only person? Disheartening really!!

        • Otile

          I see what you mean. You know for politicians nothing can be more unpardonable than the wrong doing of their opponents. This is where double standards or hypocrisy comes in. To mitigate the problem treat A as you treat B, then it will not be disheartening to one party.

          • Di Sleeky Mann

            Do not construe what I wrote to fit your narrative. I was talking about the general problem in Nigeria and not this in particular. Whenever one is caught in wrongdoing , then people from his geographical area always ask, how about the other person from past administration or the other political party, we must start somewhere, one by one or in groups

          • Otile

            Unfortunately Nigeria is a divided country, and more so during the present administration. Favoritism, nepotism & victimization are more pronounced now than ever. Corrupt PDP chieftains are defecting in droves to seek refuge in APC. The only bond holding Nigeria together is crude oil from Niger Delta. With the hopeless situation in Nigeria nowadays people cannot stop asking for fairness along geographical lines. For example, it is most unfair to pump N233 millions to cut grass in a few IDP camps in NE but give paltry N150 millions to construct 2 major roads between Asaba and Onitsha. Nature abhors cheating and oppression. Why then can’t one ask the Federal government to treat SS SE as it treats North and West?

        • Charles

          You are not sincere to yourself.

          • Di Sleeky Mann

            Meaning??

  • Champ

    Now if you go against the govt be ready for scandal… Balderdash. Leave the man alone

    • Otile

      Did he not threaten to impregnate Chief Tinubu’s wife, do you want that to happen?

      • Julius

        Moron, Mr. fake intellectual , what does that has to do with anything ?

        • Otile

          Mr. Anti-intellectual, what are you struggling to ask me?

          • Julius

            lolz, yeah, I’m anti- fake intellectual like you. You are dumber than the door handle ! Otile, you are seriously stupid..lmaooo ! That’s a good one ! Get lost

          • Otile

            An intellectual does not win arguments with hysterics such as: lolz, yeah, lmaoo plus wrong punctuations. An intellectual does not win arguments by name calling, insults and curses. Your ad hominem attacks give you away. Your red herring premises show how illogical you are. Before you attack anybody again make sure you save yourself from the exposure of syllogism, fallacies, circular arguments and other logical errors. If your were an intellectual these shortcoming would not be rampant in your comments. Ignorance does not help.

          • emmanuel

            Julius always active at midnight. You sent this reply at about 2.44am, by which time the USA, Canada and some other countries on the other side of the horizon are awake. do not tell me you are a yahoo guy.
            Having said that, no one is in doubt that you are intellectually weak and cannot make sense of what Otile simply said. You are too myopic and tribally overwhelmed that anything said about your tribesmen amount to a battle with you (Do you think you are the only Tinubu man or Yoruba man on this forum?). Meanwhile, your Ajao brother wanted to fall UK Parliament building this week.
            Your mother should have peed you into her pit latrine when she got pregnant for the Suya seller at Ketu several years ago. That way, there would not have been a Suya brain Yoruba boy thinking with his nose.

          • Otile

            The dullard is just a tout bereft of commonsense. When you confront him with intellectual arguments he becomes mute because he has nothing in his brain. See how he has disappeared from the scene.

          • Julius

            You keep changing monikers but, spewing same garbage. You are even responding to yourself. Poor you. Moron , you are more like 6 plus hrs ahead of me in owerri your hell hole. Figure out the time zone, m’fker.

      • Champ

        Were you there? He said he didn’t so who do you believe?

    • Ray

      Untrue…empty barrel makes the loudest noise..of all his face off with the government how many has he killed??? He’s only doing the bidding of his paymaster to his detriment..if he had first degree let him prove it..not showing his Project document.

  • emmanuel

    Sowore is a despicable human and lack any ethics in media practise. He is a rogue who blackmail people for money. SR for over one year now lack the capacity to generate news. They cook up lies and it sticks as headlines for day and sometimes weeks.
    They began Suleiman and contradicted themselves severally. Before long, a crook Iyabo Ojo came to the scneme under SR umbrella.
    No wander the police picked him up at Isaac John, the next time he should be in awaiting trial for months, because he has become a nonentity.
    ABU is really shaming him and his paymasters.
    But that said, Dino Melaye is a gangster Senator who in the shadow of his crooked Senate President.

  • AIYEKOTO

    What stops Dino Melaye from calling a press conference and showing his graduation degree from ABU to the entire world? That will put a spell on all speculations about academic forgery. Instead, Dino Melaye is dancing around with “I am doing post graduate” which is impossible if “I am not a graduate.” A full-time Senator doing a post graduate course, I smell a rat!!

    • Charles

      Why didn’t Buhari do same during his certificate controversy. remember your president has not shown us his school cert.

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  • Senator D

    What is wrong in showing proof of a degree like your student number, Library card or even copy of your statement of results and possibly certificate. And what is wrong for the University to just come out plainly to say Yes or No? Or did somebody’s hand get stuck in the cookie jar like the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar who helped in any way possible to manufacture certificate for the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? If you ask me to show my certificate I can boldly show that and even mention the names of my Lecturers and classmates. I can even show you proof of my academic transcripts (official student copy)… I don’t understand these politicians at all. From Bubu to Tinubu down to Dino and more of the legislators and executives they are perjurers and forgers of the highest order…

    • Nigeria

      I can see that Nigerian are full of deceit. The school Authority who supposed to open up now kept mute over an issue that has to do with their integrity

    • Tatafo

      I think the University too is waiting for their own share… Nigeria university is like “If you can’t attend it, you can buy it”. As a senator he will be willing to their price.