1. Who is Dino Melaye?
If you are politically active or just a fan of luxury car collections in Nigeria, you must know Dino Melaye.
Dino Melaye is a notorious Nigerian politician for continuous scandals and the seemingly endless list of Dino Melaye cars. He is a Senator of Kogi West Senatorial district and a member in PDP (People’s Democratic Party). Dino Melaye is also the Chairman Senate Committee in FCT.
How old is Dino Melaye?
Dino Melaye was born on the 1st of January, 1974. The Senator has just welcomed his 45th year with the most recent scandal of allegedly escaping a police van through its window.
The senator is 45 years old and has experienced 2 failed marriages
Dino Melaye biography
Dino Daniel Malaye grew up in the city of Kano. He claimed to have graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria but people grew skeptic about it. He then showed his MSC certificates, so let’s say he had studied there for real. The Senator also affirmed he had a certificate degree from the most prestigious school in the world – Havard University, but the institution has debunked the claim, stating he only attended a workshop there.
Dino Melaye had led NANS (National Association of Nigerian Students) before serving as Secretary-General of African Youth Council and Commonwealth Youth Council later on. President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Dino Melaye to become Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.
When being a member of House of Representatives, this man showed strong disapproval of President Jonathan Goodluck’s government, accusing it of severe corruption.
Despite previous criticism, Melaye appeared quite happy when visiting Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan
In 2015, Dino Melaye was officially elected as the Senator of Kogi West. Besides, Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima also nominated him to be President of the Senate but he couldn’t surpass Senator Bukola Saraki who is currently in office.
2. Dino Melaye cars
Not only notorious for political scandals, but Dino Melaye is also well known for his lavish lifestyle. Dino Melaye cars, in particular, show an extravagant life of this senator when he regularly adds up his garage with the most updated automobile models. Below are just some of his impressive car collection!
Dino Melaye Bugatti Veyron
The controversial Nigerian senator has shown off his garage with a fleet of exotic cars in on Instagram. Through his photos, we can see the top luxury model is his Bugatti Veyron. It's one of the most expensive cars in the world, which has a starting price of $1.7 million (equivalent to N616 million).
The Veyron Super Sport can reach up to 257 mph
Dino Melaye Lamborghini Gallardo
There're around 15,000 Lambo Gallardo produced during 10 years since 2003. That's why to obtain one of those cars, Melaye must have spent a great deal of at least ₦73 million.
The Gallardo got a special customized license plate
Dino Melaye Polaris Slingshot
Well, this is not really a car but looks like a super automobile. The three-wheel motorcycle cost about ₦8.7 million, which can be used to buy a brand new car in Nigeria.
Surrounding people are curious about Melaye's 3-wheeled motorcycle
Dino Melaye classic Rolls-Royce
We can't explain how this senator can accumulate his property and afford to buy such luxury cars as this classic Rolls-Royce to become one of a few Nigerian celebrities who own Rolls-Royces. The car has a base price of ₦145 million.
This Rolls-Royce is just one in many classics Melaye is owning
Dino Melaye Porsche Panamera
You may consider saving up till you can buy this Porsche. The Porsche Panamera is clearly one of the most fantastic cars in the world and it goes for "only" ₦29 million. Keep on your work mood and save the budget for Panamera!
Most of Melaye's cars are plated Dino, so is this Porsche Panamera!
Dino Melaye Range Rover
Estimated up to ₦55 million, Dino Melaye Range Rover is just "average" in his car collection. However, the price of the car may exceed that amount as higher trim levels will cost much more the lower ones.
Dino posed in front of his Range Rover
Dino Melaye Mercedes G-Wagon
Melaye doesn't reveal the exact price of his G-Wagon but based on its design as well as the showing-off style of this senator, Naijauto experts put it between ₦60 - 70 million.
The Kogi senator looks like a true playboy with G-Wagon
Dino Melaye Bentley Continental
Needless to say, this car earns the highest respect from car lovers all over the world when Queen Elizabeth II has trusted this model for years. Its price, thus, belongs to upper hi-class with a suggested price of ₦90 million.
Here's the car model Queen of England often rides!
Dino Melaye Chevrolet Corvette
Melaye is seen quite often riding this Corvette due to its spacious room inside. Guess what he may load on this Chevrolet for a ride around Nigeria if he can? Money, and all the stuff for his show-off!
The price of Dino Melaye Chevrolet Corvette is estimated at ₦44 million.
Dino Melaye Chevrolet Corvette looks roomy and sporty
Dino Melaye Ferrari
The 10th car of Dino Melaye we want to mention today is the outstanding red Ferrari which can draw all attention to it when running on Nigerian street.
The car is estimated to cost roughly ₦100 million and revealed in one of Dino's response to his online attacker.
Dino considered it rude when people don't include this Ferrari in his collection
Other than 10 car models we listed above, there are many others in Dino Melaye's garage as in the picture below!
Rolls-Royce and Mercedes are common brands in Dino's garage
In his garage are also a Mercedes E Class - ₦19.2 million, Mazda CX 3 - ₦8.6 million, Rolls-Royce Ghost - ₦105.7 million, Porsche Carrera 911 - ₦34.6 million, Harley Davidson - ₦9.4 million, Lamborghini Huracan - ₦86.7 million, and a Rolls-Royce Phantom - ₦163.3 million.
3. Other Kogi state senators vs Senator Dino Melaye
We must say, if comparing the total net worth, car collection or number of scandals, other Kogi state senators are no match for Senator Dino Melaye. Take a look at their names below and see if any one of them has more interesting stories than Melaye.
|Current Senators & of Kogi state (2015 – present)|
|Dino Melaye||PDP||Kogi West|
|Atai Usman||APC||Kogi East|
|Ahmed Ogembe||PDP||Kogi Central|
Interestingly, Atai Usman has the same birthday with Dino Melaye. He was born on Jan 1st, 1971. He is a member of All Progressives Congress and his religion is Islam. Till now, there’s no record about Atai Usman political controversies and it seems this man is leading a low profile life without showing off as “someone-who-all-knows.”
On the other hand, Ahmed Ogembe is more mentioned on newspaper. This 50-year-old senator graduated from American Intercontinental University Los Angeles in the US, majoring in Business Administration. Clearly, Ogembe is much more educated than Melaye.
Three Senators of Kogi state: Dino Melaye, Ahmed Ogembe & Atai Usman (from left to right)
He is a successful businessman who has experiences in medical consultancy. That’s why this Senator appears to be better-off than Senator Atai Usman but may not be compared to Melaye’s property. No one knows how Melaye amasses his giant wealth.
On March last year, Senator Ahmed Ogembe’s houses were attacked by hoodlums after he introduced empowered programmes in Kogi state.
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4. Dino Melaye and Tinubu scandals
When discussing various scandals around this man, we couldn’t start without mentioning the incident between senators Dino Melaye and Tinubu.
In one of the most dirty sessions in the Senate, Melaye has threatened his female colleague – Mrs. Tinubu that he would beat her up, “impregnate” her right on the floor of the Senate and leave with nothing happening later.
Many sources described the scene in the session at that time as “ramblings, uproar and profanities.”
Melaye’s full statement was quoted by one of the Senators inside: “Look this is not Bourdillon (residence of Mrs. Tinubu’s husband – APC National Leader Ahmed Bola Tinubu). I will beat you up…impregnate you and nothing will happen.” He even used the “F” word to insult the female senator.
Melaye threatened Tinubu after she expressed a different opinion
After the incident, Melaye felt no regret acting like that in the session, insisting he would never do the thing he said to Mrs. Tinubu as it would be like being with a dried-up Bonga. And he couldn’t “impregnate” her either as she reached menopause already.
5. Dino Melaye and Bisi Ibidapo Obe & his utmost disrespect for women
Obviously, Dino Melaye does not appreciate women. He has been alleged twice for beating his wives. The first one was Tokunbo Melaye who was abused even when being pregnant. The second woman – Alero Melaye also experienced a similar situation before the estrangement period.
The leaked chat between Tokunbo and Alero
Back to the story of Dino Melaye and Bisi Ibidapo Obe, the two involved in a messy adultery case when he’s still married to Tokunbo. While the Nollywood actress has asked for his responsibility over her pregnancy, the Senator kept lying about this relationship with his wife.
Bisi Ibidapo Obe has proved Dino Melaye is the father of her daughter
On Twitter, Mrs. Tokunbo boldly wrote: “You have a Masters degree in lying, but I have a Ph.D in detecting bullsh*t!”
Melaye’s meltdown related to women isn’t stopping there. In a Senate session discussing the need for Nigerians to patronize domestic goods, Melaye criticized Mr. Adams Oshiomhole (Edo State Governor” for “importing his wife” from Cape Verde instead of marrying a made-in-Nigeria woman.
Mr. Adams Oshiomhole got married to a beautiful foreign woman
Mr. Oshiomhole, thereafter, gave sharp response that Melaye was always in matrimonial problems as he tended to “categorise” women as items for purchase. Bravo!
6. Dino Melaye latest updates
There’s no sign this senator stops causing storms for Nigerian politics. On July 19th, 2018, Dino Melaye and his armed thugs had attacked police officers. They shot and caused serious injuries to Sgt. Danjuma Saliu as well as aimed at other personnel in 37 Police Mobile Force on Mopa road in Kogi.
The senator was then wanted by Nigerian Police for the case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide. However, he refused to surrender and remained in his hideout in the fear of being killed by injection.
In response, police cut off his electricity and water line to his house, which forces him to turn in earlier this month.
Also in February 2019, Dino Melaye made headlines with photos of him inside his Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VIP that has stickers that read "Campaign made easy" on it.
The photo was captioned "Campaign made easy" on his Instagram
People say this man will do great things if attending Nollywood
7. Names of Nigerian senators and their constituency
For your reference, Naijauto combined here names of Nigerian senators and their constituency. Check out how many names you know!
|Names of Nigerian senators and their constituency|
|Abaribe Enynnaya||Abia South||PDP|
|Theodore Orji||Abia Central||PDP|
|Mao Ohuabunwa||Abia North||PDP|
|Philips Tanimu Aduda||Abuja FCT||PDP|
|Ahmad Abubakar||Adamawa South||APC|
|Nyako Abdul-Aziz||Adamawa Central||PDP|
|Binta Garba||Adamawa North||APC|
|Bassey Albert||Akwa Ibom North-west||PDP|
|Godswill Akpabio||Akwa Ibom North-east||PDP|
|Nelson Effiong||Akwa Ibom South||PDP|
|Uche Ekwunife||Anambra Central||PDP|
|Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba||Anambra South||PDP|
|Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi||Anambra North||PDP|
|Isah Misau||Bauchi Central||PDP|
|Suleiman Nazif||Bauchi North||PDP|
|Malam Wakili||Bauchi South||APC|
|Foster Ogola||Bayelsa West||PDP|
|Ben Murray-Bruce||Bayelsa East||PDP|
|Emmanuel Paulker||Bayelsa Central||PDP|
|David Mark||Benue South||PDP|
|George Akume||Benue North-West||APC|
|Barnabas Andyar Germade||Benue North-East||PDP|
|baba Garba||Borno Central||APC|
|Abubakar Kyari||Borno North||APC|
|Mohammed Ali Ndume||Borno South||APC|
|Gershom Bassey||Cross River South||PDP|
|Rose Okoji Oko||Cross River North||PDP|
|John Enoh||Cross River Central||PDP|
|James Manager||Delta South||PDP|
|Peter Nwaoboshi||Delta North||PDP|
|Ovie Omo-Agege||Delta Central||PDP|
|Sam Egwu||Ebonyi North||PDP|
|Sonni Ogbuoji||Ebonyi South||APC|
|Joseph Ogba||Ebonyi Central||PDP|
|Aisagbonriodion Urhoghide||Edo South||PDP|
|Ordia Clifford||Edo Central||PDP|
|Francis Alimikhena||Edo North||APC|
|Fatimat Olufunke Raji-Rasaki||Ekiti Central||PDP|
|Duro Faseyi||Ekiti North||PDP|
|Biodun Olujimi||Ekiti South||PDP|
|Utazi Chukwuka||Enugu North||PDP|
|Gilbert E. Nnaji||Enugu East||PDP|
|Ike Ekweremadu||Enugu West||PDP|
|Mohammed Danjuma Goje||Gombe Central||APC|
|Usman Bayero Nafada||Gombe North||PDP|
|Joshua Moltobok||Gombe South||PDP|
|Samuel Anyanwu||Imo East||PDP|
|Hope Uzodinma||Imo West||PDP|
|Benjamin Uwajumogu||Imo North||APC|
|Muhammad Shittu||Jigawa North-East||PDP|
|Abdullahi Gumel||Jigawa North-West||APC|
|Mohammed Sabo||Jigawa South-West||APC|
|Suleiman Hunkuyi||Kadunna North||PDP|
|Danjuma Laah||Kadunna South||PDP|
|Shehu Sani||Kadunna Central||APC|
|Jibrin Barau||Kano North||APC|
|Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya||Kano South||APC|
|Rabiu Kwankwaso||Kano Central||PDP|
|Abu Ibrahim||Katsina South||APC|
|Kurfi Umaru||Katsina Central||APC|
|Mustapha Bukar||Katsina North||PDP|
|Bala Naallah||Kebbi South||APC|
|Ahmed Ogembe||Kebbi Central||APC|
|Yahaya Abdullahi||Kebbi North||APC|
|Atia Usman||Kogi East||APC|
|Ahmed Ogembe||Kogi Central||PDP|
|Dino Melaye||Kogi West||PDP|
|Bukola Saraki||Kwara Central||APC|
|Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi||Kwara North||PDP|
|Rafiu Ibrahim||Kwara South||PDP|
|Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa||Lagos East||APC|
|Solomon Olamilekan Adeola||Lagos West||APC|
|Oluremi Tinubu||Lagos Central||APC|
|Abdullahi Adamu||Nasarawa West||APC|
|Aruwa Gyunka||Nasarawa North||PDP|
|Suleiman Asonya Adokwe||Nasarawa South||PDP|
|David Umaru||Niger East||APC|
|Aliyu Abdullahi||Niger North||APC|
|Sani Mohammed||Niger South||APC|
|Joseph Dada||Ogun West||APC|
|Lanre Tejuosho||Ogun Central||PDP|
|Buruji Kashamu||Ogun East||PDP|
|Robert Ajayi Boroffice||Ondo North||APC|
|Omotayo Donald||Ondo Central||APC|
|Yele Omogunwa||Ondo South||PDP|
|Ademola Adeleke||Osun West||APC|
|Christopher Omoworare Babajide||Osun East||PDP|
|Olusola Adeyeye||Osun Central||APC|
|Abdulfatai Buhari||Oyo North||APC|
|Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi||Oyo South||PDP|
|Monsurat Sunmonu||Oyo Central||PDP|
|Jonah Jang||Plateau North||PDP|
|Jeremiah Useni||Plateau South||PDP|
|Joshua Dariye||Plateau Central||PDP|
|George Thompson Sekibo||Rivers East||PDP|
|Magnus Ngei Abe||Rivers South||APC|
|Osinakachukwu Ideozu||Rivers West||PDP|
|Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir||Sokoto East||APC|
|Aliyu Wamakko||Sokoto North||APC|
|Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba||Sokoto South||PDP|
|Abubakar Sani||Taraba North||PDP|
|Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf||Taraba Central||APC|
|Emmanuel G.Bwacha||Taraba South||PDP|
|Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan||Yobe North||APC|
|Bukar Ibrahim||Yobe East||APC|
|Mohammed Hassan||Yobe South||PDP|
|Ahmad Rufai Sani||Zamfara West||PDP|
|Kabir Garba Marafa||Zamfara Central||APC|
|Tijjani Kaura||Zamfara North||APC|
We do not know every detail in life of Dino Melaye, so all the judgements or comments are just personal opinion. Naijauto hopes you may keep a sober mind when reading stories related to this senator as one person may reveal different character traits at different situations.
There's only one thing we know for sure is Dino Melaye cars are truly impressive and they must cost him hundred millions of naira to acquire. To update more car collection of famous people in Nigeria as well as all over the world, please visit Celeb Car on Naijauto.com daily!