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Court Dismisses Orji Kalu’s Application For Bail

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court has dismissed Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s application for bail pending determination of his appeal against his fraud conviction. According to the judge, the applicant failed to prove exceptional circumstances that would warrant granting bail pending the determination of his appeal. Liman said there was no evidence to prove the senator was suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and that they weren’t contagious. The court also rejected Kalu’s…

News Analysis: Will Orji Kalu Resign From Senate?

A group, the Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption, on Thursday called on the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, to resign from the upper chamber of the National Assembly. The group hinged its call on the ethical dilemma of a convicted Kalu representing his Abia North constituency from prison. A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Muhammed Idris had in a December 5 judgment slammed a 12 -year jail term on the former governor of Abia State having found him guilty of a N7.6bn fraud allegation…

UPDATED: Orji Kalu Bags 12 Years In Jail Over N7.1bn Fraud

A former Governor of Abia State and now serving Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud has been convicted. The conviction was given by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment while he ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as third defendant in the case. He was found guilty along with his company, Slok of all 39 counts. While Ude Udeogu, who served under…

Tribunal Nullifies Kalu’s Election, Orders Supplementary Poll In Arochukwu LGA

The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has nullified the election of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, for Abia North Senatorial District. Delivering its judgment on Monday, a member of the three-member tribunal, Justice I.P.C Igwe, said that the petitioner, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, successfully proved his allegation of substantial non-compliance with the electoral guidelines. Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had approached the tribunal to nullify the…

Orji Kalu, Others Close Case In N7.65bn Fraud Trial

Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia State Governor and two others have closed their cases in a 12-year trial for alleged fraud of N7.65bn. A Lagos Federal High Court Judge, Justice Mohammed Idris directed the prosecution and the defence to file their final written addresses. Justice Idris further adjourned till October 22, 2019 for the adoption of the written addresses and final arguments in the case. The judge will fix a date for judgement on October 22 after the adoption of the final written addresses. The Court of…

PDP Gives Orji Kalu 48hrs To Apologize Over Claim He Funded Abia From His Pocket

The Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed a former governor of the state, Orji Uzor Kalu, for allegedly claiming that he funded Abia for six months from his personal pocket during his tenure as governor. Kalu was said to have made the claim in his defence on the amended 39 counts of N7.6bn money laundering charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Kalu, who is the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the 9th…

Kano APC Senator Declares For Deputy Senate President

A senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabiru Gaya, who represents Kano South constituency of Kano State, has joined the race for the office of the Deputy Senate President. Gaya declared his intention to run for the deputy senate presidency during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The senator had won re-election for the 9th Senate in the recently held senatorial elections. The office of the Deputy Senate President has been a subject of contentious debate especially among lawmakers of the APC as some…

Orji Kalu Threatens To Move Against APC Over Deputy Senate President Position 

Orji Uzor Kalu, the senator-elect for Abia North senatorial district, has vowed to move against his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), if principal offices in the 9th senate are not zoned equally. Kalu said while he remains loyal to the APC, he won’t fold his arms and watch the ruling party cheat the South East out of the deputy senate president position. Speaking to newsmen at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the former Abia state governor said since the APC has zoned the senate president…

Former Governor Orji Wins Abia North Senatorial Seat.

The former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzoh Kalu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC)has been declared the winner of the Abia North senatorial election. Orji got 30,580 votes while his closest opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, polled 21,940 votes. The APC candidate has served Abia State as governor between 1999 to 2007. He was declared winner by the returning officer for the senatorial election, Dr. Charles Anumodu

Court Orders Seizure Of Orji Kalu’s Passport, Revokes His Bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to submit his international passport to the EFCC, within 24 hours upon his arrival into the country. Justice Mohammed Idris in his ruling on Monday also retracted Kalu’s bail conditions granted to him in 2007 when he was first arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja. Recall that Kalu, who is facing N7.65bn fraud charges, was reported to have gone to Germany to treat an undisclosed ailment, without informing the court.…