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Dino/Remi Tinubu Saga: Protest Ongoing in Abuja Against Dino Melaye



Protests against Dino Melaye in Abuja9Some women (and men) are currently protesting against the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West).

This is coming after the senator alleged on Monday, that wife of former Lagos state governor and Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs, Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central) “splashed” N75 million to sponsor protests against him in the FCT.

Crisis began after Tinubu reportedly called Dino a “dog” and a “thug” during a closed-door session. Dino, according to reports, reacted, saying that he will “beat up” and “impregnate” Tinubu and nothing will happen.

The protesters are seen with placards and banners which read: “Say no to impunity, stop gender based violence”, “Danger! Dino on the prowl, women beware”, “women are not threat objects,” among others.

The protesters were on all white tops with the words: “No to impunity for gender based violence,” printed on them.

This is coming after Pro-Melaye women held a press conference in Kogi asking Tinubu to apologise to Melaye.

Also, Tinubu, yesterday wrote to the Senate and the APC to sanction Melaye over threat to her life.

See photos below:

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Photo Credit: Olatunji Obasa/PUNCH


  1. RichyGame

    July 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    BN, you NEXT button re-directs to one invivo site. Please fix!

    • LemmeRant

      July 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      They’ve started with this their “Real men ——–” rants. Nonsense.

  2. Cindy

    July 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Lol, I’m weak.

    • ATL's finest

      July 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Me too girl. U have got to be kidding me smh. Like seriously, this is getting out of hand & I’m here looking like WHT??

    • ATL's finest

      July 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm


  3. debutante

    July 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    where were you ladies when the gender equality bill was thrown out? you did not protest that time. abi u don’t know that Dino Melaye is superior to Remi Tinubu and has every right to say whatever he likes to her because he is a man? The Nigerian Constitution is backing Melaye so u people should go and sit down! clueless females!

    • Starsinhereyes

      July 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      You are foolish and the reason why there is no progress in this country. How easy and comfortable it is for you to open your backwards mind to spew such rubbish. You have never stood for anything worthwhile, so your words and life are reflections of that! Take a long hard look at yourself. You add no value and its a damn shame.

    • Nonso

      July 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Sorry, but it seems you are the foolish one here!
      Read the comment above again.

    • Naijatalk

      July 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      @ starsinhereyes You really need to read some more. This embarrassing display could have been avoided

    • John Doe

      July 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Simple sarcasm u don’t understand.. Looks like u’re the foolish one here.

    • AceOfSpade

      July 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      This is not a troll to you @starsinhereyes but if you have really listened in school and reasoned with your mates instead of fighting! If you had watched a bit of comedy and spent some time with books rather than with men….you’d see the sarcasm in that comment!

      How would you feel if I said it is people like you who won’t let the equality bill be passed because rather than dialogue or make sense, you’d fight fight fight. Your comment is so full of hate mehnnnnnn!

  4. dupsy

    July 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Now what is happening here????? I reserve my comments!

    • LemmeRant

      July 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      I comment my “reverse”

  5. Cameron

    July 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    kwakwakwakwakwakwa!CHANGE!!!so it turned out to be true. it’s funny and sad. i onlooked the dino-Remi issue,cos tbh it sounded stupid and childish…like we have more serious issues in this country. BUT THIS?!!! Is this what we are here for?i’m ashamed. A woman was hacked to death…all you funny lots did not protest.The other one was beheaded,nah…you did not protest. Now,you’ve all left your houses and jobs to wade into what?a petty fight between two adults acting like children instead of doing their jobs?Where is your conscien….nvm,i know exactly where it is.

    P.S; Whoever supplied/branded the tee shirts…is just one lucky fella…his hustle just benefited from someone’s foolishness.

    • LemmeRant

      July 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      A bit wrong there.

      You think anybody that has a job will come and do this. This is their job.

    • Starsinhereyes

      July 20, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      @naijatalk I was referring to @debutante comments and I truly hope I have actually missed something because I do not understand where the sarcasm is obvious from that comment?? I am actually interested to know.

    • Naijatalk

      July 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Yes, I know you were referring to the comments by @debutante. He/She was being sarcastic, castigating the women for not coming out to protest more salient issues. Women could have rallied support for the gender equality bill, but nothing was done.

  6. Thatgidigirl

    July 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Hunger is a bad thing….see the one screaming with the megaphone! Shey Remi and Dino are inside their AC cars, houses and offices and would probably get together for a beverage soon. These ones are here screaming like rabid dogs, who Remi epp?

    • Art

      July 20, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Wish I could like your comment a 100 times

    • Iris

      July 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      After this she had better bring back that bill about legal marriage age for a woman to the floor. It is not only senators that have rights.

  7. FinchleysFinest

    July 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I am so disappointed ……
    This is Sad… When there are other important issues in Nigeria….It is well..

  8. Deey

    July 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is embarrassing
    This is why women keep losing.
    I wonder how much they were paid for this.
    Remi please stop wasting money

  9. Benson Ossai

    July 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I totally agree with you Cameron.”People are dying of hunger,people are selling their vehicles because they could not longer fuel their cars and generators at same time,businesses are collapsing,salaries remain constant,landlord on the loose,religious killings,religious harassment,kidnapping all sorts of evil in the country.BUT THIS?I mean there are a lot to protest about.If what Dino alleged is true about Remi coughing out 75 million to sponsor this protest,then the Tinubus are wicked and the protesters that allow themselves to be used are fools, but one cannot simply blame them.There is hunger in the land at least the #2,500 that will be given to each of them can buy some food stuffs for the week.The rich are mocking at poor Nigerians but God pass them.Watch out for my book to be published soon.”THE ANGUISH OF A NATION”

  10. Prince

    July 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Dino is not a man. That guy na serious dog as Mrs Tinubu talk. this people are just wasting their time. that dude is damn evil. But he shouldn’t wake JAGABAN UP.

  11. Marlvina

    July 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    MISPLACED PRIORITIES!!!! These are some of the things that give you that assurance that there is NO hope for Nigeria! Sighs!

    • LemmeRant

      July 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Have faith.

      My name is hope and I’m from Nigeria.

  12. Nino

    July 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I seriously detests Dino but I cannot detest him more than madam Tinubu and so i am torn here.

    I will never forget her reelection posters with those blazing diamonds and ruby on her neck and the words under ” prosperity for all”
    Who was she bloody fooling. Name one bill she has ever sponsored.
    She is just a Trojan horse planted there by her frog prince literarily to upset the balance of things.

    Dino is a rabid dog. Who doesn’t know that and now she has just dragged herself into his mess. I kinda want to applaud him for at least bulk shitting her and her husband who by the way owns over 300 luxury properties in Lagos alone.
    If she is tired let her go home and go and rest instead of paying poor people to go and stand under the sun and protest. This hot Abuja sun sef. Shior

  13. Moyo

    July 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I think this is giving unnecessary attention to Dino Melaye, there is no doubt that Dino is all that Remi Tinubu called him, but there is a Yoruba proverb that says A ki to oju onika mesan ka, that is you don’t start counting the fingers of a disabled 9 fingers man. I expect proper comportment from Senator Remi Tinubu no matter the provocation. She is a mother what advice will she give to her children. Please we have more important things to think about inflation rate, fuel price, security . I know for a fact that a major road in Yaba (by Access Bank Sabo branch) in Senator Tinubu’s constituency needs repairs for the past 2 years, nothing has been done. If we are prostesting Violence against women, let it be general, so many women have lost their lives that nobody protested, a senior official acting Chief Registrar of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Mrs. Olufunke Omotuyi was killed in a ghastly manner in Abuja, the woman preacher in Abuja, the Ronke Shonde case and so many others.

  14. Mariann

    July 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    This is not a protest about women’s right.
    This is an ‘i dont have a job or money so ill do whatever if you pay me” protest.
    I fear for Nigeria. Truly

  15. madman

    July 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    REMI TINUBU is a bully, Dino is a bully, Tinubu is even worse than them all. Spare me with the women’s rights bullshit.

  16. Tobby

    July 21, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Both parties “individuals” have displayed stupidity
    Our leaders know how to divert attention. We’ve left the main problem of the country and have taken sides with these two identities. Stupidity and immaturity that has been displayed so far and as for their supporters
    Make devil continue to Dey play okoso for their head.

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