FULL NAME: Daniel Dino Melaye
POPULAR NAME : Senator Dino Melaye
NET WORTH : 10 Million Dollars
DATE OF BIRTH: Born 1st of January 1974 (age 44)
STATE OF ORIGIN : Kogi state
MARITAL STATUS: Married Alero Falope after seperating from Tokunbo Melaye
CHILDREN : He has four children, three with Tokunbo and one with unnamed woman in July 2016
EDUCATION : He attended Harvard’s University Kennedy School for Educational Leadership, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria , London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dino Melaye is a popular Nigerian politician, Lawmaker and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West as a senator. Dino Melaye is the most controversial Nigerian politician in recent times and he was a member of the house of representatives before switching to senate.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Dino Melaye was born in Kano on the 1st of January 1974 (age 43) but he is an indigene of Kogi State. He started occupying various leadership positions at his young age. It all started from his primary and secondary days when he was picked as the head boy in his class. While in the University, Dino was a Student union leader at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied Geography before leading the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). He was also the Secretary General of African Youth Council and then that of the Commonwealth Youth Council. He won several awards with these position he held example is African youth of the year award among many other citizens of 54 competing Commonwealth countries in 2005 after which he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.
His bold moves which started from his early days has helped to shape his life into what he has become today. He projected himself as a good leader from the onset and it has given him the advantage to be seen as movers and shakers of the polity. Dina had a brilliant record right from his early days and he is widely known for his enchanting personality, the people’s legislator who brings trend in every angle. He the Swagaliciousand stylish man amongst his counterpaths and he answers many names like Dino, Mr. Fix it, Imole De, Dino Marwa, Political Machine just name it.
Dina is alumna of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he bagged Bsc. in Geography. More than 30 undergraduates are enjoying scholarship under his education empowerment fund, sinking of boreholes in various villages in his constituency, donated drugs worth several millions to hospitals in various villages. He is also into widow empowerment programme which is an initiative to help widows around the country.
Political Career , Controversies and Life
Dino Melaye was a member of the house of representatives representing his home district in Kogi state Nigeria. During that time, he openly opposed President Jonathan Goodluck, calling his government the most corrupt one in Nigeria.
In the 2015 Senatorial election he was elected a member of the Senate of Nigeria from the Kogi West Senatorial District. He emerged the winner of the Senatorial election that was held on April 28, 2015. He seconded the nomination of Senator Bukola Saraki as candidate for the office of President of the Senate following a nomination made by Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima. Meanwhile, he once said in two separate interviews that he is an ambitious man and would one day love to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
After becoming a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Melaye continued to operate a checking and savings account with a US bank, in violation of Nigeria law, a report he has not denied. Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Bureau strongly and clearly prohibits the use of foreign accounts by elected and public officials. One of the transaction traced to Mr. Melaye’s Bank of America was an approved payment to the New York-based Schweiger Dermatology for $1,000. This company is into medical and cosmetic dermatology service offering a variety of skin healthcare needs. While he was asked to comment on this issue in an interview, Mr Dina dodged questions as he was neither here nor there. Meanwhile, there are solid evidence that backs up these claims including transaction dates, bank statements, card numbers, and location of the transactions.
Melaye criticised Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole for “marrying a foreign wife” rather than marrying a Nigerian woman. He once threatened to beat up Senator Oluremi Tinubu and ‘impregnate’ her on the floor of the Senate. He accused the governor of “shooting the moon and boxing the air.
Melaye further said, “Spending over N1bn of taxpayers’ money on an unproductive venture, when salaries and pensions have not been paid, is wicked. “I will continue to defend the poor and defenceless masses of Kogi State. If I die, I die. We must rescue the state.”
The most handsome and dapper looking man has won himself several awards in his prestigious years of service. He won Best Honourable Representative of the Year by Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative, he also won Protector of the Youth P.D.P National Youth Vanguard, Epitome of Servant by National Association of Kogi State Students, Youth Libra for Award by the Visioners Club of Kogi State, the Great Motivator of Students by Nigerian Economic Student Association, Icon of Good Leadership by Kogi Peoples Forum, 2008 Diplomatic Member of the year by St. Monica’s College Kabba and the most performed National Legislator by Vision 2020 Youth Group.
His recent stylish dressing spark a lot of backlash on social media . In the photo, Dino dressed up wearing some designers clothes that cost a whooping sum of money. Some think he could have use the money in buying that clothes to help people who are critically in need of it instead of wasting it on irrelevance endeavors especially those who are unable to pay their school fees.
Dino Melaye’s Certificate Scandal
He has been involved in several scandal of recent. These scandals all happened in 2017 including his claim to have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University and a degree from the prestigious Boston-based Ivy League Harvard University in the United States. His claimed to have obtained these degree has been finally verified and he will no longer be face any severe criminal charges.
His colleague and former majority leader of his party (APC) Sen. Ali Ndume was the person that called for his probe pressuring the house to investigate his academic history. According to Malaye, he he graduated legitimately from ABU Zaria and successfully earned seven degrees from various other institutions around the world, among them are Harvard’s University Kennedy School for Educational Leadership and London School of Economics and Political Science. There were several claim that Mr Malaye never obtained any degree from the aforementioned institutions.
Personal life ( Wife And Children) And Authorship
Mr Malaye was initially married to Tokunbo Melaye, a marriage that lasted for ten years and produced three children. Tokunbo Melaye and husband split up after she filled for divorce on the ground of domestic violence . She claimed that he beat her up and pointed a gun to her head. After breaking up with his wife, he went on to marry another woman named Alero Falope who also ran away six months later.
In May, 2016, Dino Melaye launched a book titled “Antidotes For Corruption: The Nigerian Story” which received enormous backlash given the perceived reputation of author. The book was scolded for it poor syntax, as ‘antidotes’ was expected to take the preposition ‘to’ against the ‘for’ that was used in title. In the right and correct statement, it is suppose to be “Antidotes to Corruption” not for Corruption.
Dina Malaye : Net Worth
Dina Malaye owns a lot of Luxurious cars and his fleet of cars will make you jealous trust me. He has a fetish for exotic cars like Range Rover, a Porsche Panamera ($80,000), a Lamborghini Murcielago ($400,000), Mercedes G Wagon ($100,000), and a host of other cars. He flaunts his personal wealth on social media not minding he is a politician. The senator lives in a very posh house in Abuja said to be worth about $6.5m . He is known for his exquisite taste.
His houses and cars worth rounding up to 8.1 million dollars, it is safe to say that his estimated net worth is 10 million dollars.
Dino Melaye Turns Muslim, Secretly Converts To Islam After Turbaning
I January 2016, Mr Melaye secretly converted to Islam. According to source , Dino Melaye has adopted Aariz as his Muslim name. He however didn’t want to make this public in order to avoid backslash from his fans.