Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is dead.
Dr Mailafia passed away on Sunday morning at the National Hospital Abuja. He was 64 years old.
A longtime Vanguard columnist, Mailafia had triggered outrage when he granted an interview accusing most top government officials of sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.
He was later invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) to verify his claim.
Confirming his death, Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “I am saddened by the passing of my dear friend & brother Mr. Obadiah Mailafiya who was one of the most powerful and progressive voices in our country. I was informed that he passed on this morning. He was a great nationalist, a believer in Nigeria, a kind and gentle soul.”