Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Orji Uzor Kalu"

    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation.They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, on Tuesday pleaded with Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.Kalu, who met with Babangida in Niger state, told journalists that he begged the former military leader to endorse Buhari for a fresh term in office.He said: "I am in Minna to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari. At [...]

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    Orji Kalu’s ‘medical trip to Germany’ stalls N3.2bn ‘fraud’ trial

Orji Kalu’s ‘medical trip to Germany’ stalls N3.2bn ‘fraud’ trial

A federal high court in Lagos state has adjourned the trial of Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, till September 20 and 21 due to his absence in court.Goddy Uche, Kalu's counsel, attributed his absence to a trip to Germany for a medical surgery.Led by Awa Kalu, the defence, had on May 28 filed a no-case submission [...]

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    PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) converged on Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Saturday, for the launch of the zonal office of Buhari/Osinbajo support group.Among those in attendance were Isaac Adewole, minister of health; Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication; Ken Nnamani, former senate president; and Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state.However, Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the [...]

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    Ibori ‘reunites’ with Tinubu, Orji Kalu

Ibori ‘reunites’ with Tinubu, Orji Kalu

A picture of James Ibori, ex-governor of Delta state, with two of his former colleagues, is currently trending on social media.The two colleagues are Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, and Orji Uzor Kalu, one-time governor of Abia.The trio presided over their respective states between 1999 and 2007.It is not clear where and when the picture was taken but [...]

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    Orji-Kalu: If Buhari decides to contest in 2019, he’ll be forced to have special interest in south-east

Orji-Kalu: If Buhari decides to contest in 2019, he’ll be forced to have special interest in south-east

Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, says the Igbo will support President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 if he gives the south-east an “emergency consideration”.“If the president is going to run again, we will force him to declare our area as special, and we are going to give him 75 percent of the votes,” Kalu said during an interview on [...]

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    ’10 years and counting’ — ex-governors still on corruption trial a decade after

’10 years and counting’ — ex-governors still on corruption trial a decade after

It is said that the wheels of justice turn slowly but grind exceedingly fine. However, in Nigeria the broken wheels of justice turn forever and often grind to an asphyxiating halt.Since 2007, five former governors – Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Jolly Nyame (Taraba), Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Saminu Turaki (Jigawa) – have been on trial for corruption. [...]

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    You laid a wrong foundation in Abia, APC chieftain blasts Orji Kalu

You laid a wrong foundation in Abia, APC chieftain blasts Orji Kalu

Paul Ikonne, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, says Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of the state, laid a "wrong foundation that may have taken the state backwards by 16 years.Kalu was governor between 1999 and 2007.Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Ikonne who was a governorship candidate on the platform of the Action Congress of [...]

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    Orji Kalu: If PDP were a company, I ought to own 90%

Orji Kalu: If PDP were a company, I ought to own 90%

Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia state governor, says he should own 90% of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by virtue of his N500 million donation to the former ruling party in 1998.Kalu said asides being a major stakeholder in the PDP at its inception, he also funded the first presidential election of Olusegun Obasanjo with N100 million.The ex-governor made the [...]

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    Orji Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu, says ‘Kuje prison not his home’

Orji Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu, says ‘Kuje prison not his home’

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, on Friday, paid a visit to Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Kalu, who shared photos from the visit on social media, said the Biafra leader does not belong in Kuje prison.He described Kanu as his "brother" and stated that his freedom was of "utmost concern" to [...]

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    You must face trial, supreme court tells Kalu

You must face trial, supreme court tells Kalu

The supreme court has ruled that the corruption trial of Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia state governor, must continue.Kalu is standing trial for a 107-count of corruption and money laundering charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency accused him of illegally diverting about N5.6 billion meant for the state between 1999 and 2007 [...]

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    Forbes names Alakija, Kalu, Otedola, Danjuma among 50 richest Africans

Forbes names Alakija, Kalu, Otedola, Danjuma among 50 richest Africans

Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian oil tycoon and businesswoman; Orji Uzor Kalu, publisher of the Sun newspapers and eight other Nigerians have been named by Forbes Magazine among Africa’s 50 richest.Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, maintained his position as Africa’s richest man, despite losing about N1tr in one year.“Aliko Dangote of Nigeria retains his spot as number one richest African for [...]

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    Orji Kalu: I almost eradicated corruption

Orji Kalu: I almost eradicated corruption

Orji Uzor kalu, former governor of Abia state, has claimed that he almost eradicated corruption during his reign at the helm of the state between 1999 and 2007.Although Kalu no longer has a good relationship with Theodore Orji, his successor, he says he has no regrets influencing Orji's emergence. He also blamed the poor performance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    Kalu: Nigeria will win the World Cup if I’m voted NFF president

Kalu: Nigeria will win the World Cup if I’m voted NFF president

Former Pillar of Sports, Orji Uzor Kalu, has indicated interest in contesting elections into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation.Ahead of August’s election, the former governor of Abia State has expressed his desire to contest the position of the NFF president."I am interested in becoming the next president of the NFF," he told sl10.ng.Currently, the football house is engulfed [...]

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