Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "Dino Melaye"

    Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says he has no intention of defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a tweet he shared on Sunday, Melaye described people who leave the PDP for the APC as "fools".It was rumoured that he planned to leave the PDP after losing the party’s governorship ticket in [...]

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    Melaye rejects PDP’s offer to lead the campaign against Yahaya Bello

Melaye rejects PDP’s offer to lead the campaign against Yahaya Bello

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has turned down his appointment as director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Kogi state.Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past governor of the state, clinched the PDP ticket, and will face Yahaya Bello, incumbent governor, who is candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 [...]

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    Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has asked the court of appeal to set aside a verdict of the Kogi state election tribunal which sacked him as a member of the national assembly.On August 23, the tribunal nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll within 90 days.The verdict of the tribunal [...]

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    ‘I never dated her’ – Dino Melaye denies having a child with TBoss

‘I never dated her’ – Dino Melaye denies having a child with TBoss

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    Melaye rejects ‘ridiculous’ Kogi PDP primary election results

Melaye rejects ‘ridiculous’ Kogi PDP primary election results

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has rejected the results of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi state.Melaye, who was seeking to fly the party's flag as the governorship candidate in the November 16 election in Kogi, lost out to Musa Wada, brother of Idris Wada, ex-governor of the state.Wada polled 748 votes to clinch PDP's [...]

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    VIDEO: Confusion as gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP primary election

VIDEO: Confusion as gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP primary election

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state came to a halt on Wednesday morning as gunmen invaded the venue of the exercise shooting sporadically.The gunmen were said to have stormed the Lokoja Confluence Stadium after delegates had voted on Tuesday, and during vote-counting in the early hours of Wednesday.Eight out of the 10 ballot [...]

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    Dino Melaye hosts seven BBNaija-evicted housemates in Abuja

Dino Melaye hosts seven BBNaija-evicted housemates in Abuja

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    Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi, former Kogi west senator, says Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, has performed better than his predecessors. In an interview with ARISE NEWS on Monday, Adeyemi commended the governor for implementing water and road projects in the state.He also said Bello has been able to handle the issue of payment of salaries, despite the challenge facing governors across the [...]

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    Melaye: My name is Daniel… I will not fall

Melaye: My name is Daniel… I will not fall

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has described himself as Daniel, one of the prophets in the Bible.One of the most famous stories of Daniel was how he was thrown into a lion's den for refusing to worship a king but he came out of the den unharmed.In an interview with Channels Television, Melaye, who was reacting to the [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

The Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal led by A.O. Chijiok ordered a fresh election in the district.Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election, had approached the tribunal and challenged Melaye's victory on the [...]

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    HEDA asks CBN to prosecute Melaye for ‘abusing the naira’ at mother’s burial

HEDA asks CBN to prosecute Melaye for ‘abusing the naira’ at mother’s burial

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to prosecute Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, for breaching the bank's rules at his mother's burial in July.A video of the event showed the senator spraying Yinka Ayefele, an artiste, with local and foreign currency has since gone viral.In a petition sent to [...]

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    Melaye: I want to rescue Kogi from Yahaya Bello’s ‘greedocracy’

Melaye: I want to rescue Kogi from Yahaya Bello’s ‘greedocracy’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he wants to banish hunger and rescue the state from Yahaya Bello, the governor.Speaking on Wednesday at the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lokoja, the state capital, Melaye said the state is currently witnessing a government of greed.The senator, who is also an aspirant for the November 16 [...]

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    Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the non-submission of portfolios with the list of ministerial nominees has made the screening “a beautiful nonsense”.Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV, Melaye said Nigerians are unhappy with the ongoing screening at the senate.The senate has been widely criticised for asking many nominees to "take a bow and go" rather than grill [...]

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    Drama as Melaye asks Keyamo to recite second stanza of national anthem

Drama as Melaye asks Keyamo to recite second stanza of national anthem

The atmosphere at the senate was charged on Friday after Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, asked Festus Keyamo, ministerial nominee from Delta state, to recite the second stanza of the national anthem.Melaye made the request while asking the nominee questions during the ministerial screening.The senator had started by describing Keyamo as his good friend, saying "our relationship dates back [...]

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    PHOTOS: Secondus leads PDP chieftains to Kogi as Melaye buries mother

PHOTOS: Secondus leads PDP chieftains to Kogi as Melaye buries mother

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led chieftains of the party to Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi state for the funeral of Comfort Melaye, mother of lawmaker representing kogi west senatorial district.Bukola Saraki, former senate president; Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president; and Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections were also in attendance.Below [...]

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    The poor might revenge, Melaye warns leaders

The poor might revenge, Melaye warns leaders

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, says Nigeria’s polity is heating up to the point where the poor will revenge against the elite and the country’s leaders.In a series of message on social media on Friday, the senator warned the ruling class that there could be scenarios similar to what played out in some parts of Europe and [...]

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