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Harvard University, London School Of Economics Debunk Dino Melaye’s Degree Claim

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Senator Dino Melaye | Instagram/Dino Melaye

Harvard University in Boston, United States, on Tuesday debunked a claim by Senator Dino Melaye that he at no point in time graduated from the prestigious Ivy League school.

The school confirmed that Dino Melaye presented himself in November 2016 only for a one-week seminar in leadership and this doesn’t qualify anyone as a Harvard alumnus.

The fraudulent claims of possessing several degrees and certificates have continued to escalate as London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has also discredited the senator’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university. The university stated that it had absolutely no evidence that the senator received any formal education at the reputable university. LSE is one of the higher institutions of learning where Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.

In an email to Sahara Reporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated,

We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science.”

The flamboyant Senator claimed that he obtained seven degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE.

On various sites, including the official Senate online page as well as social media forums as LinkedIn and Twitter, Melaye has bragged over eight post graduate degrees he has both home and abroad. This claim has been exposed as bogus after a colleague of his, Senator Ali Ndume urged the Senate’s Ethics and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations that Melaye didn’t properly graduate from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria (ABU).

Melaye has been caught in a major certificate scandal in which Examination Officers at the Department of Geography, ABU, where he took undergraduate classes, alleged that he did not graduate from the institution. They went further to say that the documents he presented to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were manipulated between Melaye and his then Head of Department, Prof. David Ogbonna.

The Examination Officers pointed out that he was registered in the university as Daniel Jonah O. Melaye, a name they said was neither in the graduation brochure of ABU when his set graduated, nor found in any other graduation document. In particular, the exam officers pointed to how during his final year, the HOD added 2-course units to boost Melaye’s CGPA.

Melaye was alleged to have bribed university officials to produce fake transcripts, on the basis of which he attended a program at the University of Jos, the University of Abuja, and currently at ABU.

Several of his classmates and comrades also reportedly disputed his claim that he was a Students’ Union Government President at ABU, at best, they stated he was a president of the National Association of Geography Students (NAGS) from where he was impeached for fraud.

Dino Melaye’s Linkedin profile where he falsely claimed Harvard education / Photo credit: Sahara Reporters

Dino Melaye’s 1st Semester 400 level results showing manipulations | Sahara Reporters

Dino Melaye’s 2nd Semester results showing how 2 units were added to boost his CGPA | Sahara Reporters

 

18 Comments

  1. Naina

    March 24, 2017 at 6:12 am

    In Gifty’s voice…. Na wa! Na real wa. These govt officials are shameless oh. And this snitch has said he will be running for the presidency in 2019? Nigeria… we have a bigger problem than corruption. Pathetic liar.

    • Seriously

      March 24, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Yes, Nigeria’s problem is bigger than corruption. Bunch of pathological Liars, lack of integrity, lack of common sense and failed application of knowledge.
      This is absolutely embarrassing. He should have reserved his claims to Nigerian universities but went further to claim Harvard and LSE.
      I bet he will say these schools are lying.
      And this is a future presidential candidate?
      Nigeria is doomed.

  2. Ada

    March 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Nigerians like degrees abi?When Sai Baba revelead his school leaving certificate with some F9’s people scoffed. It is better to say the truth afterall our constitution says minimum of O’level school certificate so i dont understand why people will lie about their credentials after former speaker Salisu Buhari’s University of Toronto scandal.

    • Calm down

      March 24, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Madam, certificates are proof that you have discipline to follow through in a pursuit. Even if you cheated, at least you were determined to succeed.

      Schooling is to develop character and finishing school says something and please don’t mention Zuckerberg, at least the guy finished secondary school and he is married to a graduate and employs MBA holders, so he knows the value of disciplined people.

      PMB got F9 in his WAEC and to be honest, giving him a score of F9 in his current presidency will be too high for him.

    • nene+

      March 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Where are the 24 Senior Advocates who defended sai baba’s fake and forged cert? another business is hereoooo.
      Shameless lots

    • Ngbabe

      March 25, 2017 at 1:06 am

      @Ada, your sai baba’s WAEC was questionable too.

  3. Ify

    March 24, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Waiting on G2 and Waec to deny this charlatan. Heck, his JSS3 Intro tech teacher will deny him too.

  4. Kay

    March 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Dino, Dino, Dino, must you disgrace yourself and the entire nation like this? It is pathetic that we have leaders whose lives are laden with lies and deceit. Imagine the embarrassment. God help Nigeria…

  5. UGOCHUKWU

    March 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/410906.stm
    “The speaker’s fate was a test for the newly democratic Nigeria. The former speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives has been fined the equivalent of about $20 …” Please what’s the test for Nigeria today?

  6. keke driver

    March 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Sahara Reporters… I give una hand walahi.

  7. Spunky

    March 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Dog don lick our politicians eye sotey wipe shame comot.

  8. Idomagirl

    March 24, 2017 at 9:08 am

    The annoying part is that he will most certainly get away with this.
    No jail time, no removal from the NASS, nothing.

    • BEAUTIFUL

      March 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      What about your President? did he not get away with his forged WAEC certificate. A beg make una leave matter this APC government is built on false and corrupt foundation!!!!!!!!

  9. Nv

    March 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    WTF???!!!! How can anyone lie such a fat lie with a straight face? And I stupidly started to believe ‘some’ of his claims because of how confident he appeared! Claiming to have been an SUG president? Did he honestly believe that no one would check? ( Ans: yes he did because they truly believe Nigerians are stupid)? Wow, it would have been hilarious if it wasn’t so tragic!!!

    • Honestina

      March 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Read the 10 commandments for con men by Victor Lustig. Read about him afterwards

  10. Nene

    March 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    This man should be ashamed of himself.

  11. Negodu

    March 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I have a classmate who attended a negotiations course at Harvard. This course was only 2 weeks long. Will you believe that my classmates linked in profile does not have the name of our school. He deleted our school and now claims he is a Harvard grad. The guy also has a long history of fraudulent practices and he is a lawyer! Shameless people.

  12. Temi

    March 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I AM SO ASHAMED!! WHY WE DO THIS.. I AM TELLING YOU.. WE ARE KNOWN AS THE CHAMPION OF CROOKS.. OUR PEOPLE SHOULD STOP THIS NONSENSE OOOOOOOOO. WHY WE ALWAYS WANT TO BRAG AND LIE ON DEGREES WE NEVER EARNED.. JESUS… LSE when you never even SAT ON THEIR TOILET SEAT TO TAKE A DUNK.. JESUS !! MY MY MY.. WHY LYING.. PLEASE, PEOPLE BE GOD’S FEARING.. LYING IS NOT GOOD OHHHHHHHHHHH.. BIG FOOL MAN

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