Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Dino Melaye"

    Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

Police: Why we invaded Melaye’s home in Kogi

The police say the country home of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was invaded in an attempt to arrest him.Melaye is wanted for the shooting of Danjuma Salihu, a police officer, by thugs said to be loyal to the lawmaker.On Friday, the senator had alleged that the police officers were mobilised by the aide de camp of Kogi governor, [...]

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    Police invite Saraki, Melaye over protest on Osun poll

Police invite Saraki, Melaye over protest on Osun poll

The police have invited Senate President Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, and Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, over alleged disturbance of public peace.Saraki, Melaye, Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other leaders of the party stage a protest to the headquarters of INEC in Abuja over the outcome of Osun poll.The [...]

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    VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, put up "a show of bravery" during the protest staged by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Abuja on Friday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, PDP chieftains stormed INEC office over the Osun state governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was [...]

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    Kogi west: It’s Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi again

Kogi west: It’s Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi again

In 2019, Smart Adeyemi, a former senator representing Kogi west, will slug it out with Dino Melaye, incumbent lawmaker representing the constituency.While Adeyemi is vying for the position on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Melaye is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In 2015, the reverse was the case as Melaye was of the APC while Adeyemi ran [...]

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    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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