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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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    A needless spat

A needless spat

Nothing, perhaps, typifies the needless confusion over National Assembly leaders come May than the comments of Orji Uzor Kalu, one of the new senators waiting to be sworn in.  In an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, the former governor said “I will shop around and seek to become the deputy senate president if the APC refused to zone the [...]

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    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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