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What if Dino Melaye didn’t Graduate? + Find out about Charly Boy’s New Movement, #OurMumuDonDo and other trending political stories

What if Dino Melaye didn't Graduate? + Find out about Charly Boy's New Movement, #OurMumuDonDo and other trending political stories

Sahara Reporters took to twitter to announce that Dino Melaye didn’t graduate from University.

They continued:

Senator Dino Melaye responded saying Sahara Reporters were lying:

What does this accusation matter you may ask.

CHAPTER 5 of the Constitution

Part 1(C). Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance

Item 65. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTION
(1) Subject to the provisions if section 66 of this constitution, a person shall be qualified for election as a member of:
(a) the Senate, if he is a citizen of Nigeria and has attained the age of 35 years; and
(b) the House of Representatives, if he is a citizen of Nigeria and has attained the age of 30 years;
(2) A person shall be qualified for election under subsection(1) of this section if:
(a) he has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent; and
(b) he is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that party.

 

Looking at the requirements of the Nigerian Senate, you’ll find that the constitution only requires a Senior Secondary School Certificate to be eligible, so not finishing university is not really a problem. However, if indeed he didn’t finish, then the problem would be forged documents which he can be charged to court. We’ll be watching this case closely.

 

Charly Boy says Our Mumu Don Do

Everyone’s favourite Area Fada has announced a new movement- #OurMumuDonDo. OurMumuDonDo is a movement calling on government to take responsibility, cut corruption and excesses, provide basic amenities, recognize they were voted in for the people. The idea of any movement geared at improving Nigeria is always a welcome one. Watch the video posted by the Area Fada here and visit the website for more: www.ourmumudondo.org

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed that Voter Registration will begin in April

Yakubu gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja at the commission’s quarterly meeting with the media. “With 70 million registered voters at the moment, and by the time we do the Continuous Voter Registration fixed for April, the number will definitely go higher. “Ours is the second largest democracy in the world, and we just have to plan,’’ he said.

 

The suspended Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele has resigned

She resigned alongside other principal officers who include the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Fatai Olotu, Majority leader, Hon. Ifedayo Akinsoyinu, Deputy Majority leader, Vincent Obadiah, Kemisola Adesanya, the Whip and Towase Kuti, the Assistant parliamentary Secretary. This is coming off the back of a leadership fight between two factions in the house. The governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is said to have spoke to both sides and helped broker this deal. A new set of principal officers may emerge before the end of the week when both factions would attend plenary to jointly elect their leaders during a plenary to be presided by the Clerk of the Assembly, Bode Adeyelu.

 

Protesters Block Amnesty International Office in Abuja

Global Peace and Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) a protest group on Monday, blocked the Abuja office of the Amnesty International, demanding the organization to leave the country within the next 24 hours. The Executive Director of the group, Comrade Melvin Ejeh, said if in the next 24 hours Amnesty International does not shut down its operations in Nigeria and leave the country, the group as well as other Nigerians shall begin a Five-Day Occupy Amnesty International Protest as a first warning.

He said, “Let us warn at this point that there will be no interval of respite if AI fails to leave Nigeria at the end of the five days as we will activate other more profound options to make the organization leave Nigeria. We therefore use this opportunity to call on Nigerians to join the movement to get this evil out of our land before it plunges us into real war.”

He said, “Previous calls by concerned groups for the government to kick Amnesty International out of Nigeria for the safety of citizens have gone unheeded. Unfortunately, if this organization is allowed to continue carrying out its atrocities here, it will destabilize Nigeria.” “Unlike our leaders, most of us do not have the resources to relocate our loved ones to other lands if Amnesty International succeeds in ruining this nation down. Like the victims of AI’s operation in the Middle-East, we would be left without a country and we would not be welcomed in other nations. We will become mere footnotes in its next annual report since it stops showing interest in places it has successfully destroyed.”