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BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye Did Not Graduate With A First-Class Degree From Baze University – Sources



Former Kogi West Senator within the eighth Nationwide Meeting, Dino Melaye, graduated with Second Class Decrease Division and grappled with a number of “carry-overs” whereas finding out Legislation on the Baze College within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, SaharaReporters has learnt.

A carry-over is a typical tertiary establishment slang utilized in Nigeria for college students who should repeat a course after failing it the primary time.

SaharaReporters obtained the Baze College convocation booklet which confirmed, opposite to trending reviews that Melaye completed high of his class, that the senator completed with a second class division diploma.

Sources advised SaharaReporters that Melaye, with Matriculation Quantity, BU/18B/LAW/3226, additionally had “carry-overs” throughout his diploma.

“Opposite to trending tales that Dino graduated on high of his class with a First Class Diploma, he by no means did and really had a number of carry-overs for the interval he studied regulation at Baze. He barely managed to graduate,” one of many sources advised SaharaReporters.

Some on-line reviews had claimed that Melaye emerged as the very best graduating scholar of Baze College, Abuja, regardless of at present staying in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Melaye’s aide, Bode Gbadebo, had posted an image of him on Fb, alongside different people adorned in an educational costume, with the caption “Senator Dino Melaye graduates from Baze College, emerges greatest graduating regulation scholar.”

Regardless of hardly ever being in Nigeria after dropping his reelection into the Nationwide Meeting in 2019 and at present primarily based in Dubai, some reviews had claimed that it was stunning that the previous senator didn’t solely graduate however was awarded the very best graduating scholar with a yet-to-be-confirmed Grade Level Common (GPA).

SaharaReporters has confirmed from paperwork that the previous senator didn’t end with a first-class diploma in Legislation from the college.

Melaye is just not new to educational controversies.


In February 2017, SaharaReporters in an unique report uncovered how Melaye may not have graduated from the Ahmadu Bello College, as he allegedly bribed the pinnacle of the division.

SaharaReporters had additionally in March 2017 reported {that a} schoolmate of the controversial senator, ‎Abdussobur Salaam, who now works on the Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) spoke towards the backdrop of the certificates controversy involving Melaye.

He had stated, “Allow me to make an intervention on the difficulty of Dino and ABU, having been admitted and ‘graduated’ from ABU identical 12 months as Dino. I take advantage of the phrase ‘graduated’, very guardedly and with warning.

“Allow me to say that as on the time we have been admitted, Geography Division was underneath the College of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). In our 200 degree, the College was cut up and Geography Division had problems with the place to slot in. It was initially positioned underneath College of Arts and later shifted to College of Sciences the place it’s presently domiciled. The narrative on his certificates could possibly be right.

“Dino and I are imagined to be ‘pals’ however variations by no means permitted whereas we have been in class. Until date, we talk occasionally, however I dare say he’s the architect of his issues.

“I’ve spent all yesterday responding to enquiries on totally different platforms about Dino’s standing as a graduate. My take? We have been admitted the identical 12 months, initially into the identical college of FASS, and provided that our programs have been 4 years, we should have graduated identical 12 months.

“Nevertheless, recalling how studentship in ABU was that interval, you would by no means be too certain of the educational standing of any ‘scholar’. What do I imply? We had ‘college students’ who have been at all times round, attended lectures, participated in all scholar actions, have been allotted hostel house, have been at all times holding information and feigning educational seriousness, just for a difficulty to return up and you’ll discover out that regardless of your having recognized them for years, they have been by no means college students however simply lived pseudo scholar lives.”

Salaam, who was a former Chairman of the Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigerian Universities on the Federal College of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, stated such attitudes of the pretend college students would possibly make it tough for any of their colleagues to consider that they weren’t genuine college students.

“In the event that they have been by no means found, 20 years time, if an issue arose as to their standing, one would swear confidently that the individual graduated. Whereas this isn’t precisely the identical with Dino, you can’t be too certain till information are unearthed.”

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