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Why we didn’t cave in to pressures to declare Kalu’s seat vacant- Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has revealed why the Senate didn’t declare Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat in the Senate vacant. According to Lawan, they they refused, because it was the right thing to do. Lawan made the comment on Tuesday when he received some leaders of thought from Abia. Kalu was the Senate Chief Whip when a Lagos court sentenced ...

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We will soon charge ex-gov Orji Uzo Kalu to court- EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has said that ex-Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzo Kalu would soon be charged to court. The Head, Legal Department of the EFCC, Kabir Latona made this known during a press briefing. Recall that Supreme Court recently decided and returned him to the Federal High Court to stand trial for alleged diversion of his ...

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Orji Kalu urges Nigerians to have hope as he resumes legislative duties

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who has just been freed from prison has resumed normal legislative duties at the National Assembly complex on Tuesday. On entering the NASS chambere, he changed pleasantries with his colleagues and acknowledged greetings from legislative staff and security operatives. Speaking with journalists on arrival at the entrance to the Senate chamber, Kalu described his experience as ...

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Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu released from Correctional Center

Ex-Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja Before his release, he he was serving a 12-year sentence before an order to release him by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction last December for ...

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Reprive for Orji Kalu at last as court orders his release from prison

There is a reprieve for Orji Kalu, former Abia state governor as a federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered his release from prison. Mohammed Liman, judge of the federal high court in Lagos, had fixed June 2 to hear of a motion on notice filed by Kalu, seeking release from prison. In his application, the former governor asked ...

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Just in: Kalu’s fate remains uncertain as Supreme Court orders release of co-convict from Kuje Prison

A warrant for the release former Director Finance and Account at the Abia Government House, Ude Udeogu, who was convicted alongside former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, has been issued. According to The Cable, the Supreme Court issued the warrant for release of Udeogu from Kuje prison, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It was learnt he may be released any ...

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Court dashes Kalu’s hope, rejects his request for post-conviction bail

Orji Kalu’s hope was dashed on Monday as a Federal High Court in Lagos rejected his application for post-conviction bail. Justice Mohammad Liman ordered Kalu to remain in correctional services custody pending the outcome of his appeal against his conviction. The judge held that there was no valid ground for granting the application, The Nation reports. Kalu, who was convicted ...

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FG should return loots recovered from Kalu to Abia State account- Groups

Two Non-Governmental Organizations, Abia Good Governance Initiative and Ndi-Abia United, have called on Federal Government to return the loots recovered from ex-governor Orji Uzor Kalu to the state’s coffers. A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday found Kalu guilty of 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. Kalu was charged alongside Jones Udeogo, the state Commissioner for ...

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We don’t have any reason to declare Kalu’s seat vacant- Senate

Godiya Akwashiki, spokesman of the senate, says the upper legislative house does not have any reason to declare the seat of Orji Uzor Kalu, senator representing Abia north, vacant, adding that it would be illegal to do so. Akwashiki said there is no where in the constitution that provides that a seat of a lawmaker should be declared vacant because ...

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Kalu: SERAP hails judgement, says judiciary living up to expectations

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and some other groups have hailed the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia, by a Federal High Court in Lagos. Kalu is currently a Senator. Justice Mohammed Idris convicted Kalu on 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial ...

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