MELAYE, Sen Dino

Daniel Dino Melaye was born in the city of Kano. He was a Student union leader at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria before leading the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). After that he became the Secretary General of African Youth Council and then that of the Commonwealth Youth Council. These positions won him the African youth of the year award among many other citizens of 54 competing Commonwealth countries in 2005 after which he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths. He studied Geography from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Melaye was a member In the House of Representatives, where he openly opposed President Jonathan Goodluck, calling his government the most corrupt one in Nigeria. In the 2015 Senatorial election he was elected a member of the Senate of Nigeria from the Kogi West Senatorial District. He is currently unmarried. He was previously married to Tokunbo Melaye for ten years. She filed for divorce after a domestic violence dispute where she claimed that he beat her up and pointed a gun to her head. Shortly after, Dino Melaye moved another woman named Alero Falope into the home that he shared with Tokunbo. Falope moved out six months later. Tokunbo had three children with Dino, and had another child with an unnamed woman in July 2016.
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