Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Dino Melaye"

    CBN to refund N1.3trn to MTN? A dummy’s guide to the ‘dividend’ saga

CBN to refund N1.3trn to MTN? A dummy’s guide to the ‘dividend’ saga

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently called out MTN, Nigeria’s largest telecommunications company, over repatriation of dividends, asking the telco to refund the $8.1 billion.Four banks were fined N5.8 billion for allegedly issuing irregular certificates of capital importation (CCI) to the company which made the repatriation possible.There seems to be some form of resolution in sight as the CBN is now reviewing [...]

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    ‘CBN investigated MTN on three charges’ — Emefiele clears the air on $8.1bn sanction

‘CBN investigated MTN on three charges’ — Emefiele clears the air on $8.1bn sanction

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says MTN was investigated over three allegations by the bank's committee of governors.In an interview with TheCable from China -- where he is attending the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation with President Muhammadu Buhari -- on Monday, the governor said the "painstaking investigation" into MTN's forex repatriation lasted 30 months.Emefiele told TheCable: “Our [...]

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    Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has alleged there is a plan by the police to kill him.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Melaye said the police and Kogi government “want to forcefully take me to Lokoja and kill me afterwards”.The senator has been having a running battle with the police.Among the cases against him currently pending in court [...]

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    ‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Thursday failed to appear for his trial in court for a second time in a row.The senator was absent at the magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state, where he is being tried for alleged gun running.He was absent when the trial began last two weeks amid claims that he was kidnapped, prompting the judge to [...]

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    Police want to kill me, says Melaye

Police want to kill me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the police want to kill him.Speaking with journalists on Friday, Melaye said no politician has been humiliated in Nigeria like him.The senator asked the police to release his international passport as ordered by a magistrate’s court."The same police have been looking for me to kill me. As I speak to you, I have [...]

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    ‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he regained his freedom after spending 11 hours in the “wilderness”.The senator was allegedly abducted in Abuja on Thursday.Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had raised the alarm on "Melaye's kidnap" but the police said it could not confirm.However on Friday, Melaye tweeted that he had regained freedom, thanking Nigerians for their prayers.Below [...]

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    Kwankwaso, Melaye lead defection of senators to PDP

Kwankwaso, Melaye lead defection of senators to PDP

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Melaye and Kwankwaso were among the 15 senators who announced their defection on Tuesday.The notice of defection was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Unlike Melaye, I was never blind politically

Fani-Kayode: Unlike Melaye, I was never blind politically

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says he was never politically blind.Fani-Kayode said this while responding to a tweet by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, posted on Sunday."My brother FFK and I are both returnee to PDP. He only got healed of political blindness before me. Thank God we both can now see. Once we were blind [...]

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    EXTRA: Fani-Kayode got healed of political blindness before me, says Melaye

EXTRA: Fani-Kayode got healed of political blindness before me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister, got healed of political blindness before him.Fani-Kayode was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party Melaye has indicated interest in leaving any moment from now.The ex-minister left APC for PDP in 2014 and campaigned actively for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan just like Melaye did for President [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘I suffered in APC’ — Melaye hints at defecting to PDP

VIDEO: ‘I suffered in APC’ — Melaye hints at defecting to PDP

In a video released on Friday night, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Melaye was elected to the house of representatives under the platform of the PDP in 2007 but he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the buildup to the 2015 elections.The lawmaker was actively involved in the presidential [...]

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    Melaye makes U-turn, says Abiola deserves GCFR

Melaye makes U-turn, says Abiola deserves GCFR

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the late Moshood Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, deserves the award conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.Melaye had faulted the decision to confer the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Abiola, saying a "dead man doesn't deserve it."“No matter how beautiful a situation is, the [...]

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    APC is sick, says Melaye

APC is sick, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is sick.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Melaye, who is a member of APC, said the party is “suffering from what I call a dreadful continental abnormality.”The statement comes about a week after the senator hinted he might defect to the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Buhari can’t confer GCFR on a dead man, says Melaye

Buhari can’t confer GCFR on a dead man, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has faulted the conferment of a posthumous award on Moshood Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12 1993 election.On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on the late Abiola, the award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and also declared June 12 as the new Democracy Day.But speaking on the floor of the [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    ‘Leave national assembly out of your police case’ — pro-Buhari lawmakers warn Saraki, Melaye

‘Leave national assembly out of your police case’ — pro-Buhari lawmakers warn Saraki, Melaye

Some federal lawmakers under the auspices of the parliamentary support group have asked their colleagues who have issues with the police to sort them out without involving the national assembly.The lawmakers — who “support and believe in the ideals of President Muhammadu Buhari” — said this in reaction to the threat the national assembly issued to the president following alleged [...]

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    EXTRA: We await your final porting, PDP tells Melaye

EXTRA: We await your final porting, PDP tells Melaye

After abandoning his seat in the midst of All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes it's only a matter of time before Dino Melaye joins its fold.The opposition says it is anticipating the defection of the senator representing Kogi west who's no longer comfortable among his own.Melaye caused a scene on Wednesday when he resumed at [...]

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