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Governor Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President

Governor Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President

In a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Ademola Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President.


Osun State governor described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to thr state at large.


According to the Governor, his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.



Statement in details;


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to the people of Iwo, but also the state, saying his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.


The Governor who recalls Dr. Atanda exploits in the agriculture sector, notably serving as the World Coordinator of Cocoa Geneticists and Breeders between 1975-1977, adding that the deceased will always be remembered for a life that was full of impacts.


He commiserated with the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, his immediate family, associates and the people of Iwo over his passing.


Governor Adeleke urges everyone touched by his demise to honour his memory by continuing on the path of contributions to the community, Osun state and the whole Nigeria, as was the nature of Dr. Atanda while he was alive.


He prays to God to repose the soul of Dr. Atanda while hoping that loved ones are comforted by the fact that he lived a fulfilled life with many impacts.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

In a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Ademola Adeleke condoles with Oluwo, family over passing of ex-IBOT President.


Osun State governor described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to thr state at large.


According to the Governor, his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.



Statement in details;


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described the death of a foremost community servant, Chief (Dr) Oluremi Atanda, as a great loss not only to the people of Iwo, but also the state, saying his record of contributions to the physical growth of Iwoland will linger in memories for a very long time.


The Governor who recalls Dr. Atanda exploits in the agriculture sector, notably serving as the World Coordinator of Cocoa Geneticists and Breeders between 1975-1977, adding that the deceased will always be remembered for a life that was full of impacts.


He commiserated with the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, his immediate family, associates and the people of Iwo over his passing.


Governor Adeleke urges everyone touched by his demise to honour his memory by continuing on the path of contributions to the community, Osun state and the whole Nigeria, as was the nature of Dr. Atanda while he was alive.


He prays to God to repose the soul of Dr. Atanda while hoping that loved ones are comforted by the fact that he lived a fulfilled life with many impacts.


Signed:

Mallam Olawale Rasheed,

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor

๐‡๐Ž๐. ๐€๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐ ๐Ž๐‰๐Ž ๐‚๐Ž๐๐ƒ๐Ž๐‹๐„๐’ ๐˜๐„๐˜๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐๐„ ๐€๐ƒ๐„๐‹๐„๐Š๐„ ๐’๐€๐๐๐ˆ ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐Œ๐ˆ๐’๐„ ๐Ž๐… ๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐‡๐”๐’๐๐€๐๐ƒ

๐‡๐Ž๐. ๐€๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐ ๐Ž๐‰๐Ž ๐‚๐Ž๐๐ƒ๐Ž๐‹๐„๐’ ๐˜๐„๐˜๐„ ๐Œ๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐๐„ ๐€๐ƒ๐„๐‹๐„๐Š๐„ ๐’๐€๐๐๐ˆ ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐Œ๐ˆ๐’๐„ ๐Ž๐… ๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐‡๐”๐’๐๐€๐๐ƒ

 Osogbo 



The Osun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Hon. Abiodun Ojo has expressed shock and extended his condolences message to Gov. Ademola Adeleke, Chief Mrs. Modupe Adeleke Sanni, and the entire Adeleke family over the sudden death of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni, the husband of Yeyeluwa Modupe Adeleke. 


Hon. Abiodun described Alhaji Sanni as an embodiment of Yoruba culture, wisdom, and a man who lives a God's fearful life. 


He said, 

Even after 24 hours of his passage to the great beyond, I still find it difficult to believe that Alhaji Sanni is no more, I can't forget so soon how he stood by us during our struggling days to rescue Osun State from the immediate past holder. It's been since I know Alhaji and am aware of his philanthropist gestures which have touched so many lives. 


While we continue to pray to God Almighty to rest the soul of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni well, my heartfelt condolences to Gov. Ademola Adeleke, Chief Mrs. Modupe Adeleke Sanni, the entire family of Adeleke and Sanni, though the vacuum is irreplaceable, the damage is irreparable and the loss is too big to bear but I believe God Almighty will be with the families and friends to endure this sad and hard moment of mourning our beloved one. 

He Concluded. 


๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ž๐:

๐‡๐จ๐ง. ๐€๐›๐ข๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ง ๐Ž๐‰๐Ž (๐…๐€๐…๐€)

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ,

๐Ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž.

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”/๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

 Osogbo 



The Osun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Hon. Abiodun Ojo has expressed shock and extended his condolences message to Gov. Ademola Adeleke, Chief Mrs. Modupe Adeleke Sanni, and the entire Adeleke family over the sudden death of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni, the husband of Yeyeluwa Modupe Adeleke. 


Hon. Abiodun described Alhaji Sanni as an embodiment of Yoruba culture, wisdom, and a man who lives a God's fearful life. 


He said, 

Even after 24 hours of his passage to the great beyond, I still find it difficult to believe that Alhaji Sanni is no more, I can't forget so soon how he stood by us during our struggling days to rescue Osun State from the immediate past holder. It's been since I know Alhaji and am aware of his philanthropist gestures which have touched so many lives. 


While we continue to pray to God Almighty to rest the soul of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni well, my heartfelt condolences to Gov. Ademola Adeleke, Chief Mrs. Modupe Adeleke Sanni, the entire family of Adeleke and Sanni, though the vacuum is irreplaceable, the damage is irreparable and the loss is too big to bear but I believe God Almighty will be with the families and friends to endure this sad and hard moment of mourning our beloved one. 

He Concluded. 


๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ž๐:

๐‡๐จ๐ง. ๐€๐›๐ข๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ง ๐Ž๐‰๐Ž (๐…๐€๐…๐€)

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ,

๐Ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž.

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”/๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

HON. TESLIM IGBALAYE MOURNS THE PASSING OF ALHAJI ADEREMI SANNI

HON. TESLIM IGBALAYE MOURNS THE PASSING OF ALHAJI ADEREMI SANNI

● COMMISERATES WITH YEYELUWA MODUPE SANNI ADELEKE.




The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni, husband of Yeyeluwa Modupe Sanni Adeleke.



In a statement signed by his media assistant, Kehinde Adeoye, the Osun SSG described late Alhaji Sanni's as a "muslim devotee" who lived an "exemplary life". 


His statement: 


"My deepest sympathy goes out to Yeyeluwa Modupe Sanni Adeleke and the entire family over the demise of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni. The news of his passing came as a rude shock. Indeed, we can't quantify the amount of pain this sad event has brought us."



"His demise has no doubt left a huge vacuum, but we take solace in the fact that baba lived an exemplary life. He was a muslim devotee who served Allah selflessly."



"Alhaji was also kind everyone around him. He preached that virtue every step of the way." 


"At this very sad time, I pray that you have the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. 


May Allah(SWT) forgive his sins and grant him Jannat-ul-Firdaus."

● COMMISERATES WITH YEYELUWA MODUPE SANNI ADELEKE.




The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni, husband of Yeyeluwa Modupe Sanni Adeleke.



In a statement signed by his media assistant, Kehinde Adeoye, the Osun SSG described late Alhaji Sanni's as a "muslim devotee" who lived an "exemplary life". 


His statement: 


"My deepest sympathy goes out to Yeyeluwa Modupe Sanni Adeleke and the entire family over the demise of Alhaji Aderemi Sanni. The news of his passing came as a rude shock. Indeed, we can't quantify the amount of pain this sad event has brought us."



"His demise has no doubt left a huge vacuum, but we take solace in the fact that baba lived an exemplary life. He was a muslim devotee who served Allah selflessly."



"Alhaji was also kind everyone around him. He preached that virtue every step of the way." 


"At this very sad time, I pray that you have the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. 


May Allah(SWT) forgive his sins and grant him Jannat-ul-Firdaus."

NEWS RELEASE: Mallam Olawale Rasheed condoles with Yeye Dupe Adeleke-Sanni over demise of beloved husband

NEWS RELEASE: Mallam Olawale Rasheed condoles with Yeye Dupe Adeleke-Sanni over demise of beloved husband



Sanni


The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor on Media, Mallam Olawale Rasheed is deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the beloved husband of our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adelekk


Alhaji Sanni was not just a kindhearted and cheerful personality but also a reflection of the abundant opportunities that lies with a remarkable individual giving the dreams he shaped to reality and the hopes restored for the hopeles


His sudden demise is devastating and painful, filling not just the heart of family and loves with deep sorrow, but anyone who knew him while he was alive. I recalled our last engagement few days ago, benefiting from him as usual, the value of his wise counsels and word of encouragemen


My heartfelt condolences to our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adeleke over this touching and irreparable loss and everyone touched by the demise of Alhaji Sann


It is my sincere hope that his legacy of compassion and generosity will continue to inspire all those who had privilege of knowing him. May his memory be a source of strength to our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adeleke, children and all loved ones as they navigate through this period of grie


May Allah subhanawatahallah forgive all his shortcomings and grant him an abode in Aljanah fridaos while giving those left behind the fortitude to bear the excruciating pain of Alhaji Sanni's loss. Ami


Signe

Mallam Olawale Rasheed

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governo

25/02/2024



Sanni


The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor on Media, Mallam Olawale Rasheed is deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the beloved husband of our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adelekk


Alhaji Sanni was not just a kindhearted and cheerful personality but also a reflection of the abundant opportunities that lies with a remarkable individual giving the dreams he shaped to reality and the hopes restored for the hopeles


His sudden demise is devastating and painful, filling not just the heart of family and loves with deep sorrow, but anyone who knew him while he was alive. I recalled our last engagement few days ago, benefiting from him as usual, the value of his wise counsels and word of encouragemen


My heartfelt condolences to our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adeleke over this touching and irreparable loss and everyone touched by the demise of Alhaji Sann


It is my sincere hope that his legacy of compassion and generosity will continue to inspire all those who had privilege of knowing him. May his memory be a source of strength to our mother, Yeyeluwa Modupeola Sanni-Adeleke, children and all loved ones as they navigate through this period of grie


May Allah subhanawatahallah forgive all his shortcomings and grant him an abode in Aljanah fridaos while giving those left behind the fortitude to bear the excruciating pain of Alhaji Sanni's loss. Ami


Signe

Mallam Olawale Rasheed

The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governo

25/02/2024

Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III Joins His Ancestors @83

Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III Joins His Ancestors @83


Multiple sources have been reporting that
 Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on at age 83.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the 3rd from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. 


More details later.....


Multiple sources have been reporting that
 Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on at age 83.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the 3rd from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. 


More details later.....

Former Oyo Gov. Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala is dead

Former Oyo Gov. Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala is dead







Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala is dead.

The Former Governor of Oyo State and Ogbomoso born politician was announced dead this morning.

The details and causes of his death could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, however, sources from Ogbomoso confirmed that Akala returned from Abuja yesterday where he has attended a political meeting.

A closy associate via a telephone conversation said Akala watched the Nigeria's Super Eagles match against the Pharos of Egypt yesterday at home. And that he was unable to attend Abuja meetings.

Speaking from the home the former Oyo State Governor, he said Akala has just been taken to mortuary.






Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala is dead.

The Former Governor of Oyo State and Ogbomoso born politician was announced dead this morning.

The details and causes of his death could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, however, sources from Ogbomoso confirmed that Akala returned from Abuja yesterday where he has attended a political meeting.

A closy associate via a telephone conversation said Akala watched the Nigeria's Super Eagles match against the Pharos of Egypt yesterday at home. And that he was unable to attend Abuja meetings.

Speaking from the home the former Oyo State Governor, he said Akala has just been taken to mortuary.

If I perish, I perish: Mailafia's own 'obituary' which he personally wrote few days before he 'died'

If I perish, I perish: Mailafia's own 'obituary' which he personally wrote few days before he 'died'

Obadiah Mailafia was a Nigerian development economist, international polymath, central banker, statesman and the 2019 Nigeria Presidential election Candidate of African Democratic Congress.

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), shook the airwaves recently when he told a radio station that a northern governor is the commander of Boko Haram. 

He also said the terrorists were flying freely during the coronavirus lockdown. “We have met with some of their high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice,” he said in the interview that was also on video. “They told us that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same. During this lockdown, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.”


*Kindly and carefully read through Mailafia's own 'obituary' which he personally wrote few days before he 'died'.*


After reading this, kindly comment your candid view or opinion on wether he died a natural death or he was "taken out"  - in President Obama's words - by the state.




"I am Afraid Of Abiola’s Styled Death”. 







You never know the value of freedom until you’ve lost it. The hard-won freedoms that our fathers bravely fought for are being systematically eroded in our country today.  Evil swaggers across the land like the proud harlot of Babylon. I have borrowed the title for my piece this morning from the novel by the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. 

His 1864 novel recounts the story of a retired civil servant in St. Petersburg who goes underground to meditate on the existential absurdities of life in his country. My gentle readers will forgive me if my article bears some resemblance with the incoherent ramblings of Dostoevsky’s anti-hero.


Today, Monday, September 14, I am to appear for the third time before The Men in Black at their Jos Command Headquarters at 11.00 am.


The first time I received the summons, which was about a fortnight ago, I was alarmed - in fact, terrified. I have never slept in a cell ever in my life. Never had a case involving the police. I have visited nearly a hundred countries in the course of my international career and have lived in Europe, North America, West Africa and the Maghrib. I handled sensitive jobs involving billions of dollars. I have no criminal record anywhere.


Let me be transparently honest, the Department of Security Services people have treated me with firmness but with professionalism and decorum. But I went into the Lions’ Den with great trepidation. Images of the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola collapsing and dying after taking a cup of tea came to my imagination. Countless, nameless compatriots have disappeared in those dungeons. Others have come out maimed and damaged for life. I have been told that somewhere in Kirikiri Prison in Lagos, there is an underground dungeon with a fence separating the prisoner from killer crocodiles. Once in a while the fence is removed and the fate of the prisoner is sealed forever in the belly of those monstrous reptiles.


I have received serious warnings that my revelations have angered some members of the political class to the extent that they want me physically eliminated. I have been warned to beware of polonium poisoning and sharp objects concealed in chairs. I know that killer squads have been paid undisclosed sums to hunt me down and to have me despatched to Elysium. I have been told that some dark forces want me in their net so that I would be poisoned by gas administered through an air conditioner. When I am getting weak and delirious, a fake doctor would be brought in to administer an injection. That injection would be my death sentence. The other day, shadowy creatures turned up at midnight at my hide-out. I had to scale the back fence and disappear.


I am a writer, intellectual and international consultant. Every minute of my working day is committed to doing serious work. Hours spent running up and down with the security agencies constitute a painful waste of my precious time. I am obsessive about cleanliness and personal hygiene. Hell, for me, is a room full of dirt, muck, bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats and wall geckos; without a reading lantern and without my precious collection of books and Mozart playing in the background.


I am not normally given to fear. My wife accuses me of being her greatest security nightmare with my total indifference to the threat of death.


I love life and I cherish my family and friends dearly. But I fear no man – not even those who can take my physical life. God helping me, I shall live to be more than 100 like my forebears before me. My grandfather and my father lived beyond 100. It’s in our DNA. My grandfather Baba Gambo Galadima lived to be 115. He only went to join our venerable ancestors in 1992. Until his death, he had the sharpest intellect I know. He was a very handsome man in his youth, with the unmistakable gait of the warrior that he was. He maintained a regal and dignified royal bearing all his life. The British imperialists were wise enough to co-opt him as an officer of the Colonial Constabulary. By the time of his death, all of Grandpa’s 32 teeth were firmly in their place. He had no wrinkle on his brow. And his intellect remained as sharp as a razor-blade. The only downside was that his eyes were failing and his movement was slow.


I once asked him the secret of longevity. He had only four recipes: fear God; never bear false witness against anyone; watch what you eat; and never look at another man’s wife. His words of wisdom have been my guide and moral compass.


What perplexes me in my current travails is that I did not say anything that has not been said before. A prominent Sheikh recently said worse things; even pronouncing a curse on the political elites and daring them to come and arrest him. I am wondering if my persecution is not because I am a Christian or because I am from the Middle Belt. Only two former governors are currently in prison for corruption. Both are Christians from the Middle Belt. What they stole combined is less than N2bn, as contrasted with the N18bn one governor from the North was alleged to have stolen. The man is going about freely enjoying his loot. I will not stand behind anyone who has defrauded the state. But it seems clear to me that the administration of justice in Nigeria is sectional, religious and ethnic in its bias. It is contemptible.


Like Martin Luther King Jr, I am a believer in nonviolence. But I also believe that conscience is an open wound. The martyred German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer believed that whenever a madman is driving a truck heading towards little children, it should be our duty to stop him. In our Nigeria of today, thousands of defenceless children, women, the elderly and youths are being killed by genocidal insurgents, murderous bandits and marauding herdsmen militias. And yet, the whole world is silent. We have all been cowed into silence. Today, the spirit of fear reigns over our country like a nuclear mushroom cloud. Bonhoeffer once declared: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


For standing up for the oppressed, the bloodhounds are out for me.  Out of The Daily Trust stable where I once served as an Editorial Board member, venomous editorials and articles have been written against me. My enemies have cast aspersions on my person, qualifications and character. I was surprised, if not dismayed. They seemed more concerned about giving a dog a bad name and hanging it rather than considering the message of the dog. They have clearly exposed themselves for what they are. They obviously do not care about the thousands that have been killed. Their only worry is that we have exposed the evil plans of the Global Jihadists who want to kill millions of defenceless Nigerians. The blood of the holy martyrs will judge them!


Throughout my ordeals, I have received a groundswell of support from Muslim and Christian youths across the country. They believe that my voice is their voice. Muslim clerics have been praying for me. Clergy and laity across the churches, the Nigerian Diaspora and throughout the world have held vigils for me. Widows and orphans have fasted and prayed for me. 

If I stand before the Pharaoh today with courage and strength, it is thanks to them. Without meaning to, I have become the voice of the holy martyrs of our God. If I perish, I perish!

Obadiah Mailafia was a Nigerian development economist, international polymath, central banker, statesman and the 2019 Nigeria Presidential election Candidate of African Democratic Congress.

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), shook the airwaves recently when he told a radio station that a northern governor is the commander of Boko Haram. 

He also said the terrorists were flying freely during the coronavirus lockdown. “We have met with some of their high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice,” he said in the interview that was also on video. “They told us that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same. During this lockdown, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.”


*Kindly and carefully read through Mailafia's own 'obituary' which he personally wrote few days before he 'died'.*


After reading this, kindly comment your candid view or opinion on wether he died a natural death or he was "taken out"  - in President Obama's words - by the state.




"I am Afraid Of Abiola’s Styled Death”. 







You never know the value of freedom until you’ve lost it. The hard-won freedoms that our fathers bravely fought for are being systematically eroded in our country today.  Evil swaggers across the land like the proud harlot of Babylon. I have borrowed the title for my piece this morning from the novel by the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. 

His 1864 novel recounts the story of a retired civil servant in St. Petersburg who goes underground to meditate on the existential absurdities of life in his country. My gentle readers will forgive me if my article bears some resemblance with the incoherent ramblings of Dostoevsky’s anti-hero.


Today, Monday, September 14, I am to appear for the third time before The Men in Black at their Jos Command Headquarters at 11.00 am.


The first time I received the summons, which was about a fortnight ago, I was alarmed - in fact, terrified. I have never slept in a cell ever in my life. Never had a case involving the police. I have visited nearly a hundred countries in the course of my international career and have lived in Europe, North America, West Africa and the Maghrib. I handled sensitive jobs involving billions of dollars. I have no criminal record anywhere.


Let me be transparently honest, the Department of Security Services people have treated me with firmness but with professionalism and decorum. But I went into the Lions’ Den with great trepidation. Images of the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola collapsing and dying after taking a cup of tea came to my imagination. Countless, nameless compatriots have disappeared in those dungeons. Others have come out maimed and damaged for life. I have been told that somewhere in Kirikiri Prison in Lagos, there is an underground dungeon with a fence separating the prisoner from killer crocodiles. Once in a while the fence is removed and the fate of the prisoner is sealed forever in the belly of those monstrous reptiles.


I have received serious warnings that my revelations have angered some members of the political class to the extent that they want me physically eliminated. I have been warned to beware of polonium poisoning and sharp objects concealed in chairs. I know that killer squads have been paid undisclosed sums to hunt me down and to have me despatched to Elysium. I have been told that some dark forces want me in their net so that I would be poisoned by gas administered through an air conditioner. When I am getting weak and delirious, a fake doctor would be brought in to administer an injection. That injection would be my death sentence. The other day, shadowy creatures turned up at midnight at my hide-out. I had to scale the back fence and disappear.


I am a writer, intellectual and international consultant. Every minute of my working day is committed to doing serious work. Hours spent running up and down with the security agencies constitute a painful waste of my precious time. I am obsessive about cleanliness and personal hygiene. Hell, for me, is a room full of dirt, muck, bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats and wall geckos; without a reading lantern and without my precious collection of books and Mozart playing in the background.


I am not normally given to fear. My wife accuses me of being her greatest security nightmare with my total indifference to the threat of death.


I love life and I cherish my family and friends dearly. But I fear no man – not even those who can take my physical life. God helping me, I shall live to be more than 100 like my forebears before me. My grandfather and my father lived beyond 100. It’s in our DNA. My grandfather Baba Gambo Galadima lived to be 115. He only went to join our venerable ancestors in 1992. Until his death, he had the sharpest intellect I know. He was a very handsome man in his youth, with the unmistakable gait of the warrior that he was. He maintained a regal and dignified royal bearing all his life. The British imperialists were wise enough to co-opt him as an officer of the Colonial Constabulary. By the time of his death, all of Grandpa’s 32 teeth were firmly in their place. He had no wrinkle on his brow. And his intellect remained as sharp as a razor-blade. The only downside was that his eyes were failing and his movement was slow.


I once asked him the secret of longevity. He had only four recipes: fear God; never bear false witness against anyone; watch what you eat; and never look at another man’s wife. His words of wisdom have been my guide and moral compass.


What perplexes me in my current travails is that I did not say anything that has not been said before. A prominent Sheikh recently said worse things; even pronouncing a curse on the political elites and daring them to come and arrest him. I am wondering if my persecution is not because I am a Christian or because I am from the Middle Belt. Only two former governors are currently in prison for corruption. Both are Christians from the Middle Belt. What they stole combined is less than N2bn, as contrasted with the N18bn one governor from the North was alleged to have stolen. The man is going about freely enjoying his loot. I will not stand behind anyone who has defrauded the state. But it seems clear to me that the administration of justice in Nigeria is sectional, religious and ethnic in its bias. It is contemptible.


Like Martin Luther King Jr, I am a believer in nonviolence. But I also believe that conscience is an open wound. The martyred German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer believed that whenever a madman is driving a truck heading towards little children, it should be our duty to stop him. In our Nigeria of today, thousands of defenceless children, women, the elderly and youths are being killed by genocidal insurgents, murderous bandits and marauding herdsmen militias. And yet, the whole world is silent. We have all been cowed into silence. Today, the spirit of fear reigns over our country like a nuclear mushroom cloud. Bonhoeffer once declared: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


For standing up for the oppressed, the bloodhounds are out for me.  Out of The Daily Trust stable where I once served as an Editorial Board member, venomous editorials and articles have been written against me. My enemies have cast aspersions on my person, qualifications and character. I was surprised, if not dismayed. They seemed more concerned about giving a dog a bad name and hanging it rather than considering the message of the dog. They have clearly exposed themselves for what they are. They obviously do not care about the thousands that have been killed. Their only worry is that we have exposed the evil plans of the Global Jihadists who want to kill millions of defenceless Nigerians. The blood of the holy martyrs will judge them!


Throughout my ordeals, I have received a groundswell of support from Muslim and Christian youths across the country. They believe that my voice is their voice. Muslim clerics have been praying for me. Clergy and laity across the churches, the Nigerian Diaspora and throughout the world have held vigils for me. Widows and orphans have fasted and prayed for me. 

If I stand before the Pharaoh today with courage and strength, it is thanks to them. Without meaning to, I have become the voice of the holy martyrs of our God. If I perish, I perish!

Circumstances of Dr Mailafia's Death: Press Statement by MBF

Circumstances of Dr Mailafia's Death: Press Statement by MBF

 MIDDLE BELT FORUM

Press Statement 














The death of the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja,  this morning came to us as a great shock. As someone who relentlessly participated in the activities of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), his untimely death has dealt  a deadly blow on ethnic nationalities of not only the Middle Belt but the country at large.


Arising from various enquiries from Nigerians over the circumstances of his death, the Forum wishes to state as follows: That Dr Mailafia arrived Abuja last Sunday September 12, 2021 from Akure and was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by his wife.


On arrival at home, the wife noticed he was not in the best of health conditions and seemed to be suffering from malaria. After three days of treatment without signs of improvement, he went to the CBN Hospital on Friday September 17, 2021 where he was shabily treated. It took the intervention of a senior medic who immediately placed him on oxygen and admitted him.


Dr Mailafia's was later given the option of choosing three hospitals: Gwagwalada Hospital, National Hospital and EHA Clinics. The wife opted for the third choice. On arrival at the EHA Clinics, the wife was subjected to yet another moment of anxiety as it took a direct order from the top management of the hospital to accept him.


After few hours of treatment, the EHA Clinics told the wife that it was expedient to transfer the former CBN Deputy Governor to Gwagwalada as the clinic was not fully equipped to handle the case.


The wife opposed the decision and insisted that she was opposed to the idea of taking her husband to Gwagwalada. Mailafia's wife only succumbed when the consultant assured her that nothing bad will happen to her husband. 


Yesterday, Saturday September 18, 2021, Dr Obadiah was transfered to Gwagwalada. on arrival, the name of the doctor that was billed to attend to Dr Mailafia was not on duty. Even when an attempt was made by foreign health consultants to save the situation, the doctor on duty got angry and said he was not obligated to listen to any foreign consultants that had been brought into the matter with the sole purpose of ensuring nothing  goes wrong.


Wife of the former CBN Deputy Governor was asked to pay the sum of N600'000 as deposit even when it was a referral case, with accruing medical bill to be settled by the CBN. At a point, Dr Mailafia complained over his breathing problems and pleaded with the doctors to place him in a ventilator. The doctors flatly refused.

Even after the doctors declared Dr. Mailafia dead, foreign consultants who were brought into the matter through Dr Mailafia's son that is  living abroad, had directed a family member who is a medical professional, with the wife of the CBN Deputy Governor, to mount pressure on the chest of Dr.  Mailafia for  resuscitation and thereafter place him on a life support.


The doctors in Gwagwalada refused all entreaties by the family members of Dr Mailafia to follow the advice of the foreign consultants, insisting that they have already pronounced him dead. Even when the wife could feel the pulse of her husband, the doctor flatly declared there was nothing they could do since they had already pronounced him dead.


While the above narration sums up the circumstances under which Dr Mailafia died,  we still  await the result of the actual cause of his death. As a nationalist and patriot that he was, Dr. Mailafia  was completely dedicated to the emancipation of ethnic nationalities from the clutches of oppression. The economist was never afraid to speak truth to power just as he remained committed to the enthronement of justice and equity to all citizens across ethnic and religious  divides.


In the twilight of his life, this consummate technocrat and global scholar of repute beamed his searchlight on the raging insecurity ravaging our country. He expressed regrets over government's incapacity to rein in the activities of insurgents and criminal groups terrorising the nation.


As a former presidential candidate in the 2019 poll, Dr Mailafia sought to deploy politics to bring about the dream he had for his country. Even after he lost the election, he never let down the bar in demanding for a fair treatment for all Nigerians.


The Forum recalls his patriotic zeal in standing up for truth and justice. He was never a letdown in being at the forefront of  showing the way for national greatness as he was willing to lay down his life for Nigeria.


The Forum is inspired by his altruistic disposition and contributions to national development. We remain proud of his footprints on the political, economic and social sands of our nation. 


In this period of grief, we extend our sympathy to his immediate family members and pray to the Almighty God to grant each and everyone of them the fortitude to bear the pain of this irreparable loss.


The death of Dr Mailafia today represents a dark day for not only only the Middle Belt but also for all citizens  who yearn for a new dawn for justice in Nigeria. 


Signed:


DR ISUWA DOGO

(National Publicity Secretary)

Sunday September 19, 2021)

 MIDDLE BELT FORUM

Press Statement 














The death of the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja,  this morning came to us as a great shock. As someone who relentlessly participated in the activities of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), his untimely death has dealt  a deadly blow on ethnic nationalities of not only the Middle Belt but the country at large.


Arising from various enquiries from Nigerians over the circumstances of his death, the Forum wishes to state as follows: That Dr Mailafia arrived Abuja last Sunday September 12, 2021 from Akure and was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by his wife.


On arrival at home, the wife noticed he was not in the best of health conditions and seemed to be suffering from malaria. After three days of treatment without signs of improvement, he went to the CBN Hospital on Friday September 17, 2021 where he was shabily treated. It took the intervention of a senior medic who immediately placed him on oxygen and admitted him.


Dr Mailafia's was later given the option of choosing three hospitals: Gwagwalada Hospital, National Hospital and EHA Clinics. The wife opted for the third choice. On arrival at the EHA Clinics, the wife was subjected to yet another moment of anxiety as it took a direct order from the top management of the hospital to accept him.


After few hours of treatment, the EHA Clinics told the wife that it was expedient to transfer the former CBN Deputy Governor to Gwagwalada as the clinic was not fully equipped to handle the case.


The wife opposed the decision and insisted that she was opposed to the idea of taking her husband to Gwagwalada. Mailafia's wife only succumbed when the consultant assured her that nothing bad will happen to her husband. 


Yesterday, Saturday September 18, 2021, Dr Obadiah was transfered to Gwagwalada. on arrival, the name of the doctor that was billed to attend to Dr Mailafia was not on duty. Even when an attempt was made by foreign health consultants to save the situation, the doctor on duty got angry and said he was not obligated to listen to any foreign consultants that had been brought into the matter with the sole purpose of ensuring nothing  goes wrong.


Wife of the former CBN Deputy Governor was asked to pay the sum of N600'000 as deposit even when it was a referral case, with accruing medical bill to be settled by the CBN. At a point, Dr Mailafia complained over his breathing problems and pleaded with the doctors to place him in a ventilator. The doctors flatly refused.

Even after the doctors declared Dr. Mailafia dead, foreign consultants who were brought into the matter through Dr Mailafia's son that is  living abroad, had directed a family member who is a medical professional, with the wife of the CBN Deputy Governor, to mount pressure on the chest of Dr.  Mailafia for  resuscitation and thereafter place him on a life support.


The doctors in Gwagwalada refused all entreaties by the family members of Dr Mailafia to follow the advice of the foreign consultants, insisting that they have already pronounced him dead. Even when the wife could feel the pulse of her husband, the doctor flatly declared there was nothing they could do since they had already pronounced him dead.


While the above narration sums up the circumstances under which Dr Mailafia died,  we still  await the result of the actual cause of his death. As a nationalist and patriot that he was, Dr. Mailafia  was completely dedicated to the emancipation of ethnic nationalities from the clutches of oppression. The economist was never afraid to speak truth to power just as he remained committed to the enthronement of justice and equity to all citizens across ethnic and religious  divides.


In the twilight of his life, this consummate technocrat and global scholar of repute beamed his searchlight on the raging insecurity ravaging our country. He expressed regrets over government's incapacity to rein in the activities of insurgents and criminal groups terrorising the nation.


As a former presidential candidate in the 2019 poll, Dr Mailafia sought to deploy politics to bring about the dream he had for his country. Even after he lost the election, he never let down the bar in demanding for a fair treatment for all Nigerians.


The Forum recalls his patriotic zeal in standing up for truth and justice. He was never a letdown in being at the forefront of  showing the way for national greatness as he was willing to lay down his life for Nigeria.


The Forum is inspired by his altruistic disposition and contributions to national development. We remain proud of his footprints on the political, economic and social sands of our nation. 


In this period of grief, we extend our sympathy to his immediate family members and pray to the Almighty God to grant each and everyone of them the fortitude to bear the pain of this irreparable loss.


The death of Dr Mailafia today represents a dark day for not only only the Middle Belt but also for all citizens  who yearn for a new dawn for justice in Nigeria. 


Signed:


DR ISUWA DOGO

(National Publicity Secretary)

Sunday September 19, 2021)

Obadiah Mailafia - A Beacon From The Order of Melchizedek, Farewell My Teacher: Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Obadiah Mailafia - A Beacon From The Order of Melchizedek, Farewell My Teacher: Bamidele Ademola-Olateju




Obadiah Mailafia - A Beacon From The Order of Melchizedek Took The Morning Chariot Home. Farewell My Teacher, Priest and World Renowned Polymath.

I am still in shock but I recall all you told me on that bright morning in August 1997 as we sat at Oriel College, reminiscing. I don't know what to say yet, but the words of Paul to the Ephesians rings in my ears. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

You were the smartest, most intelligent and most brilliant person I have ever met. You were polite to a fault, extremely respectful and kind. That mighty brain lay dead now. What will not die is your contribution to knowledge, to humanity, to the emancipation of your people. Rest, rest, rest!

Bamidele Ademola-Olateju



Obadiah Mailafia - A Beacon From The Order of Melchizedek Took The Morning Chariot Home. Farewell My Teacher, Priest and World Renowned Polymath.

I am still in shock but I recall all you told me on that bright morning in August 1997 as we sat at Oriel College, reminiscing. I don't know what to say yet, but the words of Paul to the Ephesians rings in my ears. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

You were the smartest, most intelligent and most brilliant person I have ever met. You were polite to a fault, extremely respectful and kind. That mighty brain lay dead now. What will not die is your contribution to knowledge, to humanity, to the emancipation of your people. Rest, rest, rest!

Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Dr. Malafia Obadiah is Dead

Dr. Malafia Obadiah is Dead





Dr. Malafia Obadiah was a powerful voice for social justice.


Although he was said to have died after a “protracted illness”  it is however on record that he was hounded till the very end by the lawless DSS agents of the unconscionable and tyrannical regime of Muhammadu Buhari.


Rest In Power, Doc! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo


Sowore





Dr. Malafia Obadiah was a powerful voice for social justice.


Although he was said to have died after a “protracted illness”  it is however on record that he was hounded till the very end by the lawless DSS agents of the unconscionable and tyrannical regime of Muhammadu Buhari.


Rest In Power, Doc! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo


Sowore

Lagos State, Afenifere, others donate for Yinka Odumakin's Burial

Lagos State, Afenifere, others donate for Yinka Odumakin's Burial


The Lagos State Government donates N5, 000, 000, 3 Coaster Buses, 1 Ambulance, 1 Siren to Odumakin solidarity memorial organised by the Civil Society and Pro - Democracy Movement as Nation sets to pay last respect Saturday


The Lagos State Government has said they have specifically donated a sum of N5, 000, 000; 3 Coaster Buses; 1 Ambulance and a siren with heavy security back - up towards the success of Solidarity Memorial initiated by Comrades and Associates of Yinka Odumakin for celebration and Immortalisation of the life and legacies of the departed as announced by the Civil Society Planning Team for Yinka Odumakin memorial.


The Government has also said that they are consultation with the family of Odumakin on the appropriate support to be provided directly to them during the 3 - day burial activities to be held this week Thursday to Saturday between the Police College Ground, Ikeja, Lagos State, Lying - In State, Thursday, 11am - 1pm; Service of songs and tributes 1pm - 4pm, and Friday, tributes' session at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, 1 - 5pm; Candle light procession at Moro, Osun State, 6pm; Candle light procession from Moro to Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, 6pm.


Fraternal solidarity, night musical gyration and tributes at Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, from 8pm till fade


 Lying - In - State at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Saturday, 8am.


Funeral Service at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Saturday, 10:00am.


Followed by private interment at Country Home, Moro, Osun State.


The Government, on this timely donation, is very categorical about supporting the ongoing donation for solidarity memorial by Comrade Yinka Odumakin's Associates and Comrades as the Government is also set to support the breaved family directly.


Update on Donations Received By KIND For Yinka Odumakin Lives On Solidarity Memorial As At Today, are as follows:


1. *Chief (Dr) Mike Ozekhome, SAN*.  -  N150,000


2. *Comrade Adeyinka Olarinmoye*  -  N10, 000


3. *Hon Mrs Janet Adeyemi* - N20,000


4. *Barr Femi Falana, SAN* - N100,000


5. *Comrade Gbenga Olawepo Hashim* - N150,000


6. *Comrade Ekundayo Gbenga, Chairman, Lagos TUC* - N25,000


7. *Comrade Femi Aborishade* - N25,000


8. *Comrade Adeolu Oyekan* - N15,000 


9. *Mr Akin Osuntokun* - 10,000


10. *Barr แปŒpแบน́yแบนmรญ Agbรกjรฉ* - N25,000


11. *Alhaji Shettima Yerima, President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum* - N50,000


12. *Veteran Olawale Okunniyi* - N30,000


13. *Chief Dr John Nnia Nwodo* - N100,000


14. *Ogbeni Lanre Banjo* - N30,000


15. *Comrade Agnes Sessi, NLC, Lagos State Chairperson* - N30,000


16. *Comrade Titi Akosa* - N10,000


17. Afenifere Renewal Group N125, 000


18. Declan Ihekaire N5, 000


Donations In Kind: 


Provision of Security Services of men of the Civil Defense by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Interior


Donation of African Village for Fraternal solidarity, Night Musical Gyration and tributes as well as reservation of 10 Executive Rooms within Ife Grand Resorts by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.


Outright donation of Oduduwa Hall by the Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State.


Provision of considerable rebate across board by the management of the Conference Centre and Staff Club, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State.


Please, for your fraternal support and contributions, find KIND's Bank Account Details below: 


Kudirat Initiative for Democracy. KIND

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) PLC. Account number 0133940012.

Naira Current Account


Please let's keep the solidarity supports coming. 


Many thanks to the above Donors as we expect more solidarity supports from various pledges outside.


Comrade AWA Bamiji

Secretary, Planning Committee


The Lagos State Government donates N5, 000, 000, 3 Coaster Buses, 1 Ambulance, 1 Siren to Odumakin solidarity memorial organised by the Civil Society and Pro - Democracy Movement as Nation sets to pay last respect Saturday


The Lagos State Government has said they have specifically donated a sum of N5, 000, 000; 3 Coaster Buses; 1 Ambulance and a siren with heavy security back - up towards the success of Solidarity Memorial initiated by Comrades and Associates of Yinka Odumakin for celebration and Immortalisation of the life and legacies of the departed as announced by the Civil Society Planning Team for Yinka Odumakin memorial.


The Government has also said that they are consultation with the family of Odumakin on the appropriate support to be provided directly to them during the 3 - day burial activities to be held this week Thursday to Saturday between the Police College Ground, Ikeja, Lagos State, Lying - In State, Thursday, 11am - 1pm; Service of songs and tributes 1pm - 4pm, and Friday, tributes' session at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, 1 - 5pm; Candle light procession at Moro, Osun State, 6pm; Candle light procession from Moro to Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, 6pm.


Fraternal solidarity, night musical gyration and tributes at Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, from 8pm till fade


 Lying - In - State at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Saturday, 8am.


Funeral Service at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Saturday, 10:00am.


Followed by private interment at Country Home, Moro, Osun State.


The Government, on this timely donation, is very categorical about supporting the ongoing donation for solidarity memorial by Comrade Yinka Odumakin's Associates and Comrades as the Government is also set to support the breaved family directly.


Update on Donations Received By KIND For Yinka Odumakin Lives On Solidarity Memorial As At Today, are as follows:


1. *Chief (Dr) Mike Ozekhome, SAN*.  -  N150,000


2. *Comrade Adeyinka Olarinmoye*  -  N10, 000


3. *Hon Mrs Janet Adeyemi* - N20,000


4. *Barr Femi Falana, SAN* - N100,000


5. *Comrade Gbenga Olawepo Hashim* - N150,000


6. *Comrade Ekundayo Gbenga, Chairman, Lagos TUC* - N25,000


7. *Comrade Femi Aborishade* - N25,000


8. *Comrade Adeolu Oyekan* - N15,000 


9. *Mr Akin Osuntokun* - 10,000


10. *Barr แปŒpแบน́yแบนmรญ Agbรกjรฉ* - N25,000


11. *Alhaji Shettima Yerima, President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum* - N50,000


12. *Veteran Olawale Okunniyi* - N30,000


13. *Chief Dr John Nnia Nwodo* - N100,000


14. *Ogbeni Lanre Banjo* - N30,000


15. *Comrade Agnes Sessi, NLC, Lagos State Chairperson* - N30,000


16. *Comrade Titi Akosa* - N10,000


17. Afenifere Renewal Group N125, 000


18. Declan Ihekaire N5, 000


Donations In Kind: 


Provision of Security Services of men of the Civil Defense by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Interior


Donation of African Village for Fraternal solidarity, Night Musical Gyration and tributes as well as reservation of 10 Executive Rooms within Ife Grand Resorts by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.


Outright donation of Oduduwa Hall by the Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State.


Provision of considerable rebate across board by the management of the Conference Centre and Staff Club, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State.


Please, for your fraternal support and contributions, find KIND's Bank Account Details below: 


Kudirat Initiative for Democracy. KIND

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) PLC. Account number 0133940012.

Naira Current Account


Please let's keep the solidarity supports coming. 


Many thanks to the above Donors as we expect more solidarity supports from various pledges outside.


Comrade AWA Bamiji

Secretary, Planning Committee

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