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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Patience Jonathan allegedly paid Dino Melaye $50,000 to partake in "Antidotes For Corruption" book launch

Nigerians were surprised when the former first lady stormed the avenue of the book launch in Abuja to celebrate with Senator Melaye

- Wife of the former president, Patience Jonathan allegedly paid Senator Dino Melaye to partake in the launching of his book, "Antidotes For Corruption" 

- Nigerians were surprised when the former first lady stormed the venue of the book launch in Abuja to celebrate with Senator Melaye 

- Observers argued that the book was just a compilation of Newspaper articles and stories on corruption 


When Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West in the Senate launched his new book, 'Antidotes for Corruption' on May 15, 2017 at the Umaru Ya’Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigerians did not expect the attendance of a top dignitary in the person of Dame Patience Jonathan who was the former first lady of the country. 

Her presence at the event raised many eyebrows, given the fact that both are from opposing political parties.

During the event, we learnt that barely 30 minutes into the program, Patience Jonathan made a glamorous entrance into the arena. This was said to have led to a loud and resounding ovation. 

However weeks after the launch, Sahara Reporters is reporting the the former first lady allegedly paid a sum of $50,000 to be part of the book launch. 

We had reported that the book, titled ‘Antidotes for Corruption’ is divided into 14 chapters with 600 pages. 

The book over the following weeks came under heavy criticism, as observers posited that the book was just a compilation of Newspaper articles and stories on corruption.

However, despite the deficiencies inherent in the book, the leadership of Nigeria National Assembly, Saraki and Dogara bought a copy for each of the 109 members of the Senate and 360 members of the House of Representatives, respectively, at the rate of N50, 000 a copy which amounted to a whopping sum of N23,450,000. 

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