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“I finished NYSC in 2001” – Dino Melaye says as he shares Photo of his Discharge Certificate



As the controversy surrounding his graduation from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) continues to rise, Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) has shared a photo of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate which showed that he completed the mandatory service in 2001.

This is probably in reaction to social media comments after ABU Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba said that he graduated in 2000.

Dino had earlier posted a photo of him and his colleagues during NYSC with the caption: “ABU 99 set at NYSC camp in KD. Me in blue short”.

Social media commenters had questioned why he will undergo NYSC in 1999, meanwhile he graduated in 2000.

He shared the photo to show that he completed the service in 2001 and not 1999 as insinuated.

The senator captioned the photo: “Another Ndume lie. I finished NYSC in 2001”.

Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) is the ousted former Senate leader who had raised a point of order that Melaye and Senate President Bukola Saraki be investigated by the senate’s ethics committee concerning Melaye’s certificate scandal and the alleged importation of a Bulletproof Range Rover SUV by Saraki.

See the photo of the certificate below:

Dino NYSC Certificate

Melaye also announced that he’ll be filing a lawsuit against Sahara Reporters and its publisher Omoyele Sowore in New York, where the online news medium is based. He wrote: “My cyber stalling case against Sahara Reporters and SOWORE to be filled in a New York court on Friday. American Embassy to be copied.”


  1. Amaa

    March 28, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Oya NYsc come and answer your own summons WHen did he pass out and where did he serve .freedom of information.its obvious that some one is trying to cover up something

  2. Ogbuefi

    March 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Come on,…. Kindly observe closely and see that the ‘1’ in 2001 is of different font type and size. likewise the ‘last 0’ in 2000. The smell of the rat might have diminished but I can still perceive it…..

    • #MadeInNaija

      March 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Lol….The certificate is genuine but I seriously doubt if he graduated…

    • Ogbuefi

      March 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      #MadeinNaija, you are correct. The NYSC certificate is genuine, no doubt but somehow I do not think we have heard the last of this issue. I do not have anything against him, however, the way and manner he handled his defense leaves a lot for speculation.A typical boisterous & arrogant Dino would have circulated copies of his six (6) degrees in the social media immediately Sahara came up with that story. For him to give out information in bits clearly shows that a lot of water had passed under the bridge. I recall him posting a picture he took on Bourdillon Street when he was dared to visit Lagos during his issues with Sen. Remi Tinubu. He mentioned that he has six degrees. We have seen one and waiting for the remaining five…..

    • AmericanWonder

      March 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      #MadeInNaija & Ogbuefi – why are you talking to yourself?

    • Diamond

      March 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Lols, I observed that too, but I got distracted so couldn’t ask too. Ogbuefi/made in Naija, you really have time.

    • Diamond

      March 28, 2017 at 11:53 am

      As your name implies, I doubt you attended university, not to talk of having an nysc discharge certificate.

      Doubters are better than haters, because doubters see and believe, but haters will still hate, even if they see the holes on Jesus hands and feet. Don’t choke on your hate oO, because Dino still gonna make laws for you in Nigeria.

    • AntiDiamond

      March 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      You have eyes but you can’t see!!! Dino’s lover looK for a new word. In 2017 no one uses hater anymore. Sogbo.

    • abby

      March 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      dont bring Jesus into this.. Lairs!

    • Diamond

      March 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Lols @Dino’s lover. AntiDiamond, you that see and hear very well, did or didn’t you see this nysc discharge certificate? Did you or didn’t you hear ABU’s VC?

      In 2017, the word HATER hasn’t been removed from the dictionary, so is the word ANTI… because people like you still exist.

    • Noms

      March 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Go back and check yours,thats if you have…you will notice the same thing.
      I don’t know of Dino graduated or not I’m just saying your point is invalid

    • Noms

      March 28, 2017 at 12:24 pm


    • Jaygirl

      March 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Don’t give a hoot about Dino abi Daniel but the last font for the year is different on my NYSC certificate as well. This makes your point invalid….sorry.

  3. Ash

    March 28, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Nigerians una too like wahala!!!! He has shown his pictures while in Nysc camp,Vice Chancellor has come to say he graduated and he is showing his discharge certificate! Haba what more do you guys want!!! Please lets dwell on how to move this country forward instead of dwelling on inconsequential items!

    • Seriously

      March 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Your mindset is problematic. It’s unfortunate that things like this happen, and the right action is not done which is to hold them responsible.
      In order to move on, he should accept his responsibility, own up to his faults. That’s the only way to move on.
      Don’t lie to people then expect them to be the one to move on.

  4. rain

    March 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Now for people who had been writing all kinds of negatives against this man . Oya make una write come write more……………….The truth is that Shara has become a tool to defame people and to attack anybody who is politically different from what they like. DIno is the man and he has shown that the report against him written by Saharareporters is just a vindictive and cyber bullying attack to defame him

  5. Deji

    March 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    His educational results are an embarasment! He shouldn’t be anywhere near our Senate.

    What about his claims to have attended Harvard & London School of Economics? If SRs argument is that he lied about his qualifications to get into the Senate, then it should be investigated as well.

    Our Senate should be conducted on a part-time basis. The cost of Governance is so expensive, we spend a lot of our revenue on Recurrent expenditure, yet public services are inefficient!

    Sadly, in Nigeria, it is he, who shouts the loudest wins the argument.

  6. NG

    March 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Same people shouting here also shouted not too long ago – that we should keep quiet when we asked to see Buhari’s certificate. Double standard stench

  7. Papacy

    March 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Am I the only one waiting for Dino’s “hit dance of victory video” to be used in funny clips on instagram?

  8. abby

    March 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    #Liars Jare!!

  9. truth

    March 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    the id number is says 99 on the area that says nysc, while the edited date is we see more of whiteout and edited 9 to look like one. where did he serve, and who did he serve with? this is a fake certificate. with a grade like they claimed he got, there is no way this guy could have made it to an advance degree, especially not london school of economics, talk of harvard. i beg. unlike nigerian school systems international schools aint gonna lie for you or exchange of money, when their reputation is at stake.

    • I concur

      March 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      I see it. If there wasn’t a wipeout, where is the line that is suppose to be under the 2001, like on the nysc serial number with 99 and every other words? in a haste he forgot to edit that one. I can bet you this is fake period, no way is this unedited.

  10. No chaser...

    March 28, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    LMAO there’s a place–beside Ikeja hiigh court– where they make replica of documents, for only 500 Naira.

  11. nene

    March 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    this is obviously fake. this man is a liar and not fit to be in the senate (like 80% of them there). i hope he gets impeached.

  12. nene

    March 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    imagine the kind of blockheads we have ruling us! this is why we can’t progress. people get to where they are because of who they know, and not what they know. same problem in most nigerian businesses and companies, where most of the staff are not even fit to be in the position they occupy. smh


    March 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Lmao I’ve served but I’ve not done my convocation yet. We believe you Dino, we believe you.

  14. Tee

    March 28, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    @Ogbuefi and Iconcur, spot on!!!!! Gistmania listed 3 mistakes. The certificate was issued on a Sunday. The two dates falls on sunday.

  15. Tee

    March 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Dino, I hope you’re reading and you have seen that Nigerians are not stupid. Anyway, I heard you have moved court to New-York and American Embassy. I bet you learned that from a cleric that says Canadian Embassy will deport a lady if she puts up video on SM. Anyway, let’s go to Naija court first with these proofs you have. Sowore is prepared. How the mighty has fallen, shame on you and Baseje Saraki. Shame before vanishing vanishing.

  16. Thatnaijagirl

    March 28, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I think all these noise about certificate or no certificate is there way of distracting us from all serious political issues going on in the country….. Anyway sha! They should sha know that God is watching them from their individual rooftops and not from a distance…

  17. nnenne

    March 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    APC, keep distracting us.
    Since Buhari came back, it’s one scandal or another.

  18. Ugwunwa

    March 30, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Please from history, no one takes a nickname to the office. What is his name actually, Daniel or Dino? I feel he got Daniel ‘s NYC discharge certificate and payed him 25,000 because Daniel has been jobless since then. I’m not trying my luck on humor, this is possible. In 2010 Nysc was still under age restriction.

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