Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    N7.7bn fraud: Court gives Orji Kalu 7-day ultimatum to return to Nigeria

N7.7bn fraud: Court gives Orji Kalu 7-day ultimatum to return to Nigeria

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, to return to Nigeria in seven days to face trial for the N7.7 billion fraud he allegedly committed as governor.Kalu, who is standing trial, was absent in court on Monday.On Friday, Kunle Oyewunmi, his spokesman, had said the former governor flew to Germany last Monday [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: We used to kill in PDP during congress, says Orji Kalu

TRENDING VIDEO: We used to kill in PDP during congress, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) killed people during its past congresses.Kalu said this while addressing journalists in Abuja during the south-east zonal executive committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor decamped from the PDP to the APC in 2016."In all democracy, there's always a quarrel, and the quarrel will [...]

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    Travails and trial of Ayo Opadokun

Travails and trial of Ayo Opadokun

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, a gang of armed robbers had stormed the sleepy town of Offa in Kwara State and inflicted one of the most horrendous savageries ever on the town. Six policemen, several residents and innocent passersby were killed in the raid by robbers said to be about 30 in number. They eventually blew five bank’s entrances with [...]

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    Orji Kalu: Buhari will seek re-election — except the Lord says no

Orji Kalu: Buhari will seek re-election — except the Lord says no

Orji Kalu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election "except the Lord says no".Kalu, a former governor of Abia, made this known on Saturday during his advocacy visit to the palace of Deji of Akure in Ondo state.The APC chieftain told the traditional ruler that his mission was to solicit his continued [...]

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    ‘You are not welcome’ — Ekiti says NO to Orji Kalu’s advocacy for peace visit

‘You are not welcome’ — Ekiti says NO to Orji Kalu’s advocacy for peace visit

The Ekiti state government has rejected the planned peace advocacy visit of Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia.Kalu is the chairman of the advisory board for the national movement for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.He recently embarked on a tour of the south-west to advocate peace, fairness and unity.In a statement issued on Saturday, Lere Olayinka, spokesman of governor Ayo [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Five players who can lead Eagles to victory in Morocco

CHAN 2018: Five players who can lead Eagles to victory in Morocco

With the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) set to kick off on Saturday, coach Yusuf Salisu has an exciting crop of young players at his disposal.Nigeria will first square up against Rwanda on Monday, January 15 before facing Libya on Friday, January 19. Subsequently, the home-based Eagles will tackle Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, January 23.Here are five players expected to [...]

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    Orji Kalu’s fraud trial stalled again

Orji Kalu’s fraud trial stalled again

The N3.2 billion trial of Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, on Wednesday suffered another setback at a federal high court, Lagos, as the judge was unavailable.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Kalu alongside Ude Udego, his former commissioner for finance, on 34 counts bordering on fraud.Also charged is Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Ltd; the accused had [...]

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    I will contest in 2019 but not for President, says Orji Kalu

I will contest in 2019 but not for President, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, has distanced himself from campaign posters pasted along Airport Road, Abuja, with the inscription: 'Vote Orji Kalu for President on the platform of the APC'.According to Kalu, who is a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, the posters are the handiwork of political jobbers and speculators, who are afraid of his unstoppable political feat.‎In a [...]

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    IPOB on Kanu ‘being in London’: Orji Kalu will say anything to avoid prosecution

IPOB on Kanu ‘being in London’: Orji Kalu will say anything to avoid prosecution

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has berated Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, for saying its leader Nnamdi Kanu is currently in the UK.The former governor had said Kanu travelled to the UK through Malaysia."Nnamdi Kanu is in London right now as we speak. He was not arrested by anybody. He left the country on his own," he said on [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Is Orji Kalu trying to worm his way into Buhari’s heart?

MATTERS ARISING: Is Orji Kalu trying to worm his way into Buhari’s heart?

Orji Kalu, former Abia state governor, has been a blip on the radar of Nigerian politics since 1999.He was one of the pivotal members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before his face-off with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.He left the PDP to establish the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) on which platform he ran for the office of president in the [...]

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    We, Ndi Igbo, have marginalised ourselves, says Orji Kalu

We, Ndi Igbo, have marginalised ourselves, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, former Abia state governor, says the Igbo have at some point been marginalised by their own people.He also called for a cessation of the agitation for the Republic of Biafra, saying the break-up of Nigeria would not be in the interest of Ndi Igbo.Kalu made the call in an interview with journalists on Saturday in reaction to the [...]

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    Orji Kalu: I will speak with Nnamdi Kanu and he’ll listen

Orji Kalu: I will speak with Nnamdi Kanu and he’ll listen

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has promised to engage Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), in a discussion.Speaking at a joint press conference with members of the coalition of northern groups (CNG) in Abuja on Tuesday, Kanu said he tried the approach when he was governor and it worked.He said the agitation for [...]

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    EFCC invades The Sun head office, disrupts newspaper operations

EFCC invades The Sun head office, disrupts newspaper operations

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the head office of The Sun Newspaper in Apapa, Lagos, on Monday, disrupting its operations.The "heavily armed " operatives were said to have subjected our staff to "crude intimidation, psychological and emotional trauma".In a statement after the raid, the newspaper accused Ibrahim Magu, wife of the acting chairman of the [...]

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    Orji Uzor Kalu joins APC, says  the ‘upright war’ is to deliver south-east

Orji Uzor Kalu joins APC, says the ‘upright war’ is to deliver south-east

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).John Oyegun, chairman of the APC; Segun Oni, deputy national chairman (south); and Mala Buni, national secretary of the party, were among the party's official that received the billionaire businessman at the APC secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he decided to join the ruling [...]

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    ‘Money laundering’: EFCC arraigns Orji Kalu in Lagos

‘Money laundering’: EFCC arraigns Orji Kalu in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, before a federal high court in Lagos over alleged charges of corruption.Kalu was charged alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and Jones Ude, his former commissioner for finance, on 34 counts bordering on money laundering.The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.After the [...]

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    Kalu, former Abia governor, back in court over ‘N3.2bn fraud’

Kalu, former Abia governor, back in court over ‘N3.2bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia, and two others on a 34-count amended charge bordering on fraud.Kalu, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and Jones Udeogo, his former commissioner for finance, were re-arraigned before Anwuri Chikere, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Tuesday.The defendants pleaded that the court should [...]

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