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Ahead of next week’s House of Representatives by-election for the vacant seat of Aba North/South federal constituency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State has stepped up its campaign for its candidate, Hon Mascot Uzor Kalu, the party also resolving to centre its campaign on infrastructure and social welfare, stating that it won’t be distracted by what it described as a ‘campaign of calumny’ by its main rival, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.

Abia by-election: APC rallies support for Mascot Kalu

Ahead of next week’s House of Representatives by-election for the vacant seat of Aba North/South federal constituency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State has stepped up its campaign for its candidate, Hon Mascot Uzor Kalu, the party also resolving to centre its campaign on infrastructure and social welfare, stating that it won’t be distracted by what it described as a ‘campaign of calumny’ by its main rival, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the state.
Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Monday, revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Senator Orji Kalu revalidates membership of APC

Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Monday, revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu faults Comrade Oshiomhole on APC membership registration

Senate Chief Whip and a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has faulted the position of a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, who described the ongoing membership registration of the party as unconstitutional.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu hails Bisi Akande at 82

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, as a patriotic statesman and rare gem, who is passionate about a united and prosperous Nigeria.

Senator Kalu applauds APC leadership on membership drive

Ahead of the January 25 nationwide member registration and re-validation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has commended the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress “under the able and dynamic leadership” of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State for the aggressive membership drive for the party.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Orji Kalu: Ndubisi Kanu left indelible footprints in annals of Nigeria’s democracy

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the death of former Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as a big loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.
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‘I should not be crucified for dumping PDP’

The Transition Committee Chairman of Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, has said he should not be crucified by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

PDP: Senator Kalu deceiving presidency, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State has accused Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of massaging “his dwindled ego” before the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national level.
L-R: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the 10th year anniversary of the father of Senator Kalu, Late Chief Johnson Uzor Nsiegbe Kalu, held at Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, at the weekend.

Senate president lauds Governor Ugwuanyi’s commitment to national unity

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, yesterday, lauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for promoting national unity and integration across party divide.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan bags Igbo traditional title, preaches unity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday, made a strong case for national unity, saying Nigeria needs all parts of the country to make things work.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Southwest Magazine names Senator Kalu as 2020 Most Performing Senator

In recognition of his efforts at delivering the dividends of democracy to his constituents in less than a year in office and giving prominence to the South-East in the 9th National Assembly, Southwest First Alert Magazine has awarded the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a special recognition award as the Most Performing Senator in Nigeria.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Going to prison has made me a better person

Kalu spoke in Lagos during a Thanksgiving session at the Love World Incorporated, otherwise known as Christ Embassy, Ikeja where he revealed that his incarceration was prophesied by the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Chris Oyekhilome.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigerian government to resuscitate six abandoned power plants in Abia North – minister

The Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, has assured that the Federal Government was going to resuscitate the six abandoned power plants located in Abia North zone of Abia State.
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Why I dumped PDP for APC – Ex-Abia commissioner

Former Commissioner for Works in Abia State Chief George Nnanna Kalu, who recently dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the management style of the Okezie Ikpeazu-led PDP administration in the State lacks direction.
Governor of Ebonyi State and new member of the ruling All progressive’s Congress (APC), Engr. David Umahi has this evening (Sunday) met with the Senate Chief Whip and Southeast leader of the APC Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.

Governor Umahi, Senator Kalu meet in Abuja

Governor of Ebonyi State and new member of the ruling All progressive’s Congress (APC), Engr. David Umahi has this evening (Sunday) met with the Senate Chief Whip and Southeast leader of the APC Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu visits Victor Ndoma-Egba over destruction of property by hoodlums

Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, has paid a condolence visit to Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba at his Abuja residence over destruction and looting of his property by hoodlums in Calabar.
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has felicitated with former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, on his 79th birthday.

2023 Presidency: I will serve my country if given the opportunity – Senator Kalu

The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, on Monday said that he would serve as Nigeria’s President if given the opportunity by the electorate.

Senator Kalu lauds Stanel chief over virus donation to less privileged

Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu has commended the chairman of Stanel Group, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu, over COVID-19 palliatives he donated to the less privileged and his contribution to the economic development of Nigeria.

NDDC audit: Senator Kalu asks National Assembly to focus on missing funds

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said that the ongoing audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), should focus on missing funds rather than projects awarded and completed by contractors.

Senator Kalu: Why I facilitated NDDC projects

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, said on Monday that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had not paid contractors that handled roads he facilitated in Abia.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: NDDC yet to pay contractors that handled facilitated road projects in Abia

Senate Chief Whip, Dr Orji Kalu, said on Monday that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had not paid contractors that handled roads he facilitated in Abia.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio names ex-Governor Ibori, Uduaghan, Kalu in NDDC corruption saga

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has named former governors of Delta State James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as beneficiaries of the corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

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As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
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Some victims of the early morning fire, which gutted 28, Ola Str., Ijesa Road, Itire, Lagos, on Friday called on the state government for support to overcome the trauma.

Fire victims urge Lagos government for support

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Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

Jailbreaks: Nigerian Army to train NCoS armed squad

The Nigerian Army has accepted to assist the Nigerian Correctional Service in giving refresher training to its armed squad personnel.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Tokyo Olympics: Minister confident Nigeria will return to track and field podium

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Ekiti monarch escapes gunmen attack, hospitalised

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Delta bye-election: Police deploy 2,016 personnel

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