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Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:48pm On Mar 24, 2015
1. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July, 1918. Madiba as fondly called was the first president of republic of south africa. He became the president of the nation at 76. Mandela is regarded as the leading african nationalist and foremost african leader in post-independence Africa. Mandela formed the "Youth League" in the 40s. He was unsuccessfully prosecuted for treason trial from 1956 to 1961. In 1962, Mandela was arrested, convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state and sentenced to live imprisonment in the "Rivonia Trial".
Mandela was released in 1990 after spending a total of 27 years in prison. He contested and won the presidential race and served as South African president from 1994 to 1999. The Xhosa born Thembu royal family member won more than 250 honours including 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin. Mandela died on 3rd december, 2013 at age 95.

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Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by MRLINGTON(m): 2:49pm On Mar 24, 2015
Continue updating nau
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by usbcable(m): 2:52pm On Mar 24, 2015
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIST?
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:54pm On Mar 24, 2015
[b]2. Ronald Wilson Reagan: Ronald Reagan was born on 6th february, 1911. He was a US actor and politician. He was the 40th President of United Stated after serving as 33rd Governor of California. He graduated from Eureka college in before working as a broadcaster. He joined Hollywood in 1937 where he served as an actor and later became the president of Screen Actor Guild. Reagan became the spokesman of General Electric (G.E) which eventually led him to politics. Originally, he was a member of Democratic Party but due to the party shifting platform in the 1950s, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. Reagan also served in the US military reaching several high ranks. He served Carlifonia Governor from 1967 to 1975 before he went to contest for Presidency. He was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976 presidential election. 1n 1980 presidential election, Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter to become the 40th US president and served two terms from 1981 to 1989. Reagan was sworn into office 42 days before his 70th birthday. Cristiano "Ronaldo" was name after this noble man by his father who is a keen fan of Ronald Reagan. He died on 5th June, 2004 at age 93.[/b]

Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by vanilson(m): 2:55pm On Mar 24, 2015
Sai GENERAL Akintunde MOHAMMADU okechukwu BUHARI
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:56pm On Mar 24, 2015
[b]3. Harry Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was born on the 16th September 1923 in Singapore. He was the first prime minister of Singapore, governing for 3 decades. He is recognised as the founding father of Singapore and the only known leader to bring an entire country from third-world to first-world status in a single generation. Lee graduated in Cambridge University with double starred-first-class honour in law. In 1950, he became a barrister of middle temple and practised Law until 1959. He campaign for the merger with Malaysia in order for britain to relinquish its colonial rule in 1963 but racial strife and political tension led to the Singapore's seperation from the federation two years later. He led Singapore to independence in 1965 with overwhelming parliamentary control. Lee oversaw the nation from an under developed colonial outpost with no natural resources into an Asian Tiger economy. Lee served as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. He holds a successful ministerial position which made him one of the longest serving minister in history. Harry Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23, 2015 (equivalent to Yesterday at the time of writing).[/b]

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Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:58pm On Mar 24, 2015
[b]4. Jiang Zemin: Jiang Zemin was born on August 17, 1926. He is a former Chinese Paramount ruler. He worn born in an hometown several to prominent figure in Chinese academic and Intellectual establishment. Jiang has been described as "core of third generation Communist party since 1989. Jiang Zemin came to power following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, replacing Zhao Ziyangas General Secretary, the highest office within the Communist Party of China. With the waning influence of Deng Xiaopingand the other members of Eight Eldersdue to old age — and with the help of old and powerful party and state leaders, elder Chen Yunand former President Li Xiannian— Jiang effectively became the " paramount leader" in the 1990s.
Under his leadership, China experienced substantial developmental growth with reforms, saw the peaceful return of Hong Kong from the United Kingdomand Macau from Portugal, and improved its relations with the outside world while the Communist Party maintained its tight control over the government. Jiang has been criticized for being too concerned about his personal image at home, and too conciliatory towards Russia and the United States abroad.[/b]

Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:59pm On Mar 24, 2015
[b]5. Raul Modesto Castro Ruz: Raúl Castro as he is commonly know was born on 3rd June, 1931. He is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cubasince 2008; he previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008. He is Commander in Chiefof the Armed Forces(Army, Navy, and Air Force) and has also been First Secretary of the Central Committeeof the Communist Party of Cuba(PCC) since 2011, and is the nation's highest ranking general.
Raúl Castro was a rebel commander during the 1950s; after his brother Fidel Castro, took power, Raúl Castro was one of the most important figures in the party, serving as Minister of the Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008, the longest to serve in such a position.
On 31 July 2006, Raúl Castro was designated as the President of the Council of Statein a temporary transfer of powerdue to Fidel Castro's illness. According to the Cuban Constitution of 1976, Article 94, the First Vice President of the Council of State assumes presidential duties upon the illness or death of the president.
Raúl Castro was officially elected as President by the National Assemblyon 24 February 2008, after Fidel Castro, who was still ailing, announced his intention not to stand for President again on 19 February 2008. [ 7 ]
Raúl Castro was elected as First Secretary of the Communist Party at its Sixth Congress on 19 April 2011, having previously served as Second Secretary under his brother for 46 years.
He was re-elected President on 24 February 2013, shortly thereafter he announced that his second term would be his final term and that he would not seek re-election in 2018.
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Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 2:59pm On Mar 24, 2015
Worthy Mentions:

Silvio Berlusconi - Italy

Hosni Mubarak - Egypt

Fidel Castro - Cuba

Mwai Kibaki - Kenya

Manhonan Singh - India

Shimon Peres - Israel

Arthus Foulkes - Bahamas

Giorgio Napolitano - Italy

Beji Caid Essebsi - Tunisia

Abdelaziz Bouteflika - Algeria

Cc: Seun, Istilove, Lalasticlala
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by UrennaNkoli(f): 3:04pm On Mar 24, 2015
So if these nuggets can do it how much more Buhari....
Sai Buhari
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by dhardline(m): 3:04pm On Mar 24, 2015
Dont even try to compare this Great men with him.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by linuxuser(m): 3:06pm On Mar 24, 2015
I hope you are not trying to compare the DEAD and the LIVING with these list. Buhari is the DEAD. So Coupist Buhari does not come near anyone on that list so far in a million years. Actually its an insult to Ronald Wilson Reagan, Mandela, Harry Lee Kuan Yew to be compared any where near the illiterate and liar Buhari.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by leshluap(m): 3:12pm On Mar 24, 2015
seen......
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by lagdmark(m): 3:15pm On Mar 24, 2015
crownprince102:
[b]3. Harry Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was born on the 16th September 1923 in Singapore. He was the first prime minister of Singapore, governing for 3 decades. He is recognised as the founding father of Singapore and the only known leader to bring an entire country from third-world to first-world status in a single generation. Lee graduated in Cambridge University with double starred-first-class honour in law. In 1950, he became a barrister of middle temple and practised Law until 1959. He campaign for the merger with Malaysia in order for britain to relinquish its colonial rule in 1963 but racial strife and political tension led to the Singapore's seperation from the federation two years later. He led Singapore to independence in 1965 with overwhelming parliamentary control. Lee oversaw the nation from an under developed colonial outpost with no natural resources into an Asian Tiger economy. Lee served as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. He holds a successful ministerial position which made him one of the longest serving minister in history. Harry Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23, 2015 (equivalent to Yesterday at the time of writing).[/b]
These guys you mentioned all have proof of certificate.what has maalam buhari done since 1984 till date, other than wasting his sponsors money of failed elections from 2003- 2015. He can't even call his Fulani cattle rearers causing trouble to other
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Sleekydee(m): 3:22pm On Mar 24, 2015
OP no get sense.....its easier for old men to rule a developed country Whr things are already in place, than an old man coming to rule an Underdeveloped country, which ideas him get to make the country develop? aneg this one no be thread.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Deltagiant: 3:28pm On Mar 24, 2015
lagdmark:

These guys you mentioned all have proof of certificate.what has maalam buhari done since 1984 till date, other than wasting his sponsors money of failed elections from 2003- 2015. He can't even call his Fulani cattle rearers causing trouble to other

Good questions? Imagine comparing an unintelligent, local, wicked islamic tyrant with the likes of Reagan, Madiba and kuan yew. I wonder their target audience when they raise this type of logic?
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by raumdeuter: 3:30pm On Mar 24, 2015
Sleekydee:
OP no get sense.....its easier for old men to rule a developed country Whr things are already in place, than an old man coming to rule an Underdeveloped country, which ideas him get to make the country develop? aneg this one no be thread.

All the young men that have been ruling us before what did they achieve?

Foolishness is doing the same thing all over and expecting a different result.

Its time to try an old man for a CHANGE
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by vega84(m): 3:31pm On Mar 24, 2015
I hope u are nt trying to make me change my mind. Buhari I will nt vote fr u. U are part of wat ended our second republic,u killed and jailed innocent people,u brutalised ur subjects,u were part of the evil that happened during the civil war,u are an Islamic bigot, u speak of hate, u heart is full of revenge, u are nt remorseful of the crimes u committed, cos of ur hate speech many innocent corpers were killed in the last elections,u dnt hav a certificate, u are nt fluent, u are wicked,u are old, u dnt knw the name of ur vice, u dnt knw the full meaning of ur party and inec,we are a country of 150millon people so we dnt hav any reason to recycle u cos u hav already had ur turn. Infact buhari go and sit down.#vegatalks#
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Nobody: 3:32pm On Mar 24, 2015
Buhari shall be perform better than them


Sai Buhari....we trust in you grin
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 3:38pm On Mar 24, 2015
lagdmark:

These guys you mentioned all have proof of certificate.what has maalam buhari done since 1984 till date, other than wasting his sponsors money of failed elections from 2003- 2015. He can't even call his Fulani cattle rearers causing trouble to other
Please try to read and comprehend. Have you seen certificate issue on this post. This just to proof a point that old could bring quality leadership.


NOTE: The court of law has just declared Buhari eligible for the election after seeing cogent evidence of being educated.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by mmsen: 3:46pm On Mar 24, 2015
Deltagiant:


Good questions? Imagine comparing an unintelligent, local, wicked islamic tyrant with the likes of Reagan, Madiba and kuan yew. I wonder their target audience when they raise this type of logic?

We all know who their target audience is.

The same people who felt compelled to join Boko Haram are the same people now shouting 'Sai Buhari'.

Jonathan is disliked but if the APC were serious why could they not find a more credible candidate?


P.S.
As much as people like Madiba he really didn't do much to change the landscape of South Africa - the same inequalities persist. There was no land reform during his tenure and very light economic reforms that failed to touch the overwhelming majority, those that have benefited were at some point allied with the ANC.

Reagan and his Reaganomics and the lightly regulated banking system led to the credit crunch that led to a Savings and Loans company crisis and has been seen most recently with the severe credit recession that the western World is only just emerging from. Reagan also tripled the American national debt to the point that when he left it stood at 2.8 trillion - America will never be able to repay its debts as a result.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by lagdmark(m): 3:51pm On Mar 24, 2015
crownprince102:

Please try to read and comprehend. Have you seen certificate issue on this post. This just to proof a point that old could bring quality leadership.


NOTE: The court of law has just declared Buhari eligible for the election after seeing cogent evidence of being educated.
Buhari as an elder statesman what meaningful development has he brought to the Fulani people in particular not to talk of the Nigerian nation as a whole. Mention any of His contributions to any sector of our economy from 1984- 2015

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Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 3:57pm On Mar 24, 2015
Sleekydee:
OP no get sense.....its easier for old men to rule a developed country Whr things are already in place, than an old man coming to rule an Underdeveloped country, which ideas him get to make the country develop? aneg this one no be thread.
Where is your own sense?
Lee Kuan Yew took Singapore form third world to first world.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Francis5: 4:08pm On Mar 24, 2015
raumdeuter:


All the young men that have been ruling us before what did they achieve?

Foolishness is doing the same thing all over and expecting a different result.

Its time to try an old man for a CHANGE
But Buhari was one of such young rulers who misled Nigeria. If he could not deliver as a young man, how can he deliver as an old man?

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Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by bigass(f): 4:11pm On Mar 24, 2015
Winston Churchill
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 4:52pm On Mar 24, 2015
lagdmark:

Buhari as an elder statesman what meaningful development has he brought to the Fulani people in particular not to talk of the Nigerian nation as a whole. Mention any of His contributions to any sector of our economy from 1984- 2015
You can ask the fulani...... Also ask the, why they love him that much
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by crownprince102: 5:20pm On Mar 24, 2015
Mods..... Take this to front page.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by dazangel11(f): 5:29pm On Mar 24, 2015
raumdeuter:


All the young men that have been ruling us before what did they achieve?

Foolishness is doing the same thing all over and expecting a different result.

Its time to try an old man for a CHANGE

yet you are trying to bring back one of d past who couldn't do it when he was hos
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Deltagiant: 6:25pm On Mar 24, 2015
mmsen:


We all know who their target audience is.

The same people who felt compelled to join Boko Haram the same people now shouting 'Sai Buhari'.

Jonathan is disliked but if the APC were serious why could they not find a more credible candidate?


P.S.
As much as people like Madiba he really didn't do much to change the landscape of South Africa - the same inequalities persist. There was no land reform during his tenure and very light economic reforms that failed to touch the overwhelming majority, those that have benefited were at some point allied with the ANC.

Reagan and his Reaganomics and the lightly regulated banking system led to the credit crunch that led to a Savings and Loans company crisis and has been seen most recently with the severe credit recession that the western World is only just emerging from. Reagan also tripled the American national debt to the point that when he left it stood at 2.8 trillion - America will never be able to repay its debts as a result.

Jonathan is not disliked as social media will want you to think.
As per Madiba, governance is continuum.
He's played the most difficult part, those succedding him should continue with the rest.

Read about the US domestic situation prior to Reagan.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by obiZEAL(m): 6:37pm On Mar 24, 2015
The peoples general!
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by mmsen: 6:57pm On Mar 24, 2015
Deltagiant:


Jonathan is not disliked as social media will want you to think.
As per Madiba, governance is continuum.
He's played the most difficult part, those succedding him should continue with the rest.

Read about the US domestic situation prior to Reagan.

I know all about the US domestic situation prior to Reagan, I also know that it was largely caused by American manufacturing decline, poor economic and foreign policy decisions. Reagan continued many of these dreadful foreign policy choices, primary of which was the escalation of the Cold War which was good for the military industrial complex (and the economy) and a began a futile war on drugs which was good for the military and law enforcement but terrible for American society.

Reaganomics is also the reason why the World Bank was pushing SAPs, the same programs that ruined the economies of many a developing nation including Nigeria.
Re: Top 5 Leaders Who Ruled At Age 70. by Meiji(m): 7:04pm On Mar 24, 2015
To paraphrase Bill Clinton the problem is not the age of Buhari, but the age of Buhari's ideas.

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