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    Falana: Appeal court judges are empowered to hear matters in high court 

Falana: Appeal court judges are empowered to hear matters in high court 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says appeal court judges are empowered to return to the trial courts to hear cases.  The supreme court had nullified the 10-year jail term conviction of Ude Udeogu, a former director of finance and account at the Abia government house who was convicted for fraud alongside Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of the [...]

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    Of Orji Kalu and the echoes of a ‘technical’ supreme court

Of Orji Kalu and the echoes of a ‘technical’ supreme court

Last Friday, the Constitutional Court of Malawi in a unanimous judgment dismissed the appeal lodged by the country’s president, Peter Mutharika, and upheld the decision of an earlier Court ruling that annulled the president’s narrow victory last year while ordering a new election, which is slated for the 2nd of July 2020. When the lower Court annulled the election last February, [...]

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    Orji Kalu to remain in prison as appeal court upholds his conviction

Orji Kalu to remain in prison as appeal court upholds his conviction

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the senate, will remain in prison as a court of appeal in Abuja has dismissed an appeal filed against his sentence.  A federal high court in Lagos had in December sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison over N7.1 billion fraud The court had ordered that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Is Orji Kalu begging Abba Kyari in this photo as claimed? No!

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Is Orji Kalu begging Abba Kyari in this photo as claimed? No!

A picture of Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, kneeling down alongside Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, is circulating online. In a message shared on social media particularly on Whatsapp, Kalu, who was recently convicted of fraud, was said to be begging Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, to be pardoned of his crime. The plea is [...]

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    Sun kicks against EFCC’s move, says ‘we’re not a party to Kalu’s case’

Sun kicks against EFCC’s move, says ‘we’re not a party to Kalu’s case’

The management of The Sun newspaper has kicked against the marking of its corporate office in Lagos for seizure by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission, on Saturday, had marked properties belonging to Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia state governor. Muhammed Idris, a judge of the federal high court in Ikoyi, sentenced the former governor to 12 [...]

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    No reason to declare Kalu’s seat vacant, says senate

No reason to declare Kalu’s seat vacant, says senate

Godiya Akwashiki, spokesman of the senate, says the upper legislative chamber does not have a reason to declare the seat of Orji Uzor Kalu, senator representing Abia north, vacant. According to PUNCH, Akwashiki said there is no where in the constitution that provides that a seat of a lawmaker should be declared vacant because he is facing prosecution. Last week, Kalu, current [...]

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    ‘APC couldn’t save him’ — reactions to conviction of Orji Kalu

‘APC couldn’t save him’ — reactions to conviction of Orji Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the senate, was convicted by the federal high court in Lagos over N7.1 billion fraud. The court also handed a 12-year prison sentence to him, ordering that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be liquidated and its assets forfeited to the federal government. Nigerians on social media have hailed the judgement, saying his move to [...]

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    ‘Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you’ — Kalu befriends prison warders after jail sentence

‘Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you’ — Kalu befriends prison warders after jail sentence

Reality dawned on Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, on Thursday that he was not going to sleep at his home after his conviction for money laundering by a federal high court in Lagos. After the judge pronounced the 12-year jail sentence and warders moved towards him with handcuffs, the senate chief whip had to resort to diplomacy “Where are you [...]

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    Orji Kalu jailed 12 years for N7.1bn fraud

Orji Kalu jailed 12 years for N7.1bn fraud

A federal high court in Lagos has convicted Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the senate of N7.1 billion fraud. Mohammad Idris, the presiding judge, sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison for money laundering. The judge also ordered that Kalu's company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be liquidated and its assets forfeited to the federal government. Kalu stood [...]

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    Orji Kalu: I’ll win, even If election is conducted 20 times in Abia north

Orji Kalu: I’ll win, even If election is conducted 20 times in Abia north

Orji Uzor Kalu, senate chief whip, says if elections are conducted in Abia north senatorial district 20 times, he will win. On Monday, the national assembly election petition tribunal in Abia nullified Kalu's election and ordered a rerun election within 90 days. The tribunal's verdict was sequel to a petition filed by Mao Ohuabunwa, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking when he [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Orji Kalu from senate

Tribunal sacks Orji Kalu from senate

The national assembly petitions tribunal sitting in Abia state has sacked Orji Uzor Kalu as senator representing Abia north. Kalu, who is currently the senate chief whip, had been elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC). But the tribunal nullified his election at its sitting on Monday. Mao Ohuabunwa, Kalu's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival in the election, had challenged his victory at [...]

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    Orji Kalu: South African businesses in Nigeria should be shut down

Orji Kalu: South African businesses in Nigeria should be shut down

Orji Uzor Kalu, senate whip, says South African businesses in the country should be shut down if their home government does not stop the killing of Nigerians. In the recent rounds of xenophobic attacks, shops and property belonging to Nigerians were looted and destroyed by some hoodlums in South Africa. The South African police have been ineffective in protecting Nigerians and their [...]

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    ‘N7.6bn fraud’: Orji Kalu opens defence

‘N7.6bn fraud’: Orji Kalu opens defence

Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, has opened defence in an alleged N7.6 billion fraud case levelled against him at the federal high court in Lagos state. Kalu opened his defence after a no-case submission which he filed was dismissed by Mohammed Idris, the judge, handling the matter. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had closed its case [...]

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    EXTRA: The TV in Buhari’s Daura residence must have been bought in 1973, says Uzor Kalu

EXTRA: The TV in Buhari’s Daura residence must have been bought in 1973, says Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu, senate chief whip, says the television he saw when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari residence in Daura, Katsina state, must have been bought in 1973. Speaking with journalists at the weekend in Abuja, Kalu said the president appreciates people who have the poor at heart and not those who amass wealth. The senator described Buhari as a leader people [...]

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    Uzor Kalu is chief whip as Lawan announces principal officers

Uzor Kalu is chief whip as Lawan announces principal officers

Orji Uzor Kalu has been announced as the chief whip of the upper legislative chamber. Senate President Ahmad Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday. Kalu was the governor of Abia state between 1999 and 2007. The senate president also announced Abdullahi Yahaya as the majority leader. The lawmaker represents Kebbi north in the senate. Yahaya served as [...]

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    Goje, Orji Kalu, Shekarau — ex-govs elected as senators while facing corruption trials

Goje, Orji Kalu, Shekarau — ex-govs elected as senators while facing corruption trials

At least seven of the senators who were inaugurated on Tuesday are standing trial for corruption. Five of them are former governors. Although members of the national assembly had once pushed for immunity against prosecution of lawmakers, the legislative houses power and privileges act only shield them from litigation in respect of word spoken or written at plenary. In 2018, Joshua [...]

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