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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).
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.

Orji Kalu: Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as blessing

Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Kalu, says Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as a blessing.
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Senate demands review of Power Sector Reform Act

According to the upper chamber, a new and more dynamic Electricity Act would among others, “consolidate the roles of regulators and policy makers; bridge existing gaps in the legal and regulatory framework; and cater to post-privatization operational issues in Nigeria’s power sector.
A pro-democracy group, Grassroots Reformers, has described the visit of Abia Leaders of Thought, led by Sen. Chris Adighije to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as a welcome development.

Group hails Abia Leaders of Thought’s visit to Ahmed Lawan

A pro-democracy group, Grassroots Reformers, has described the visit of Abia Leaders of Thought, led by Sen. Chris Adighije to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as a welcome development.
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Senator Lawan: Why Orji Kalu’s seat wasn’t declared vacant

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, explained why the Senate refused to yield to pressure to declare Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat vacant during the period of his incarceration.
The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Chief (Mrs) Eunice Uzor-Kalu (Odiuko n’mba) on her birthday.

Abia APC congratulates Eunice Kalu on her birthday

The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Chief (Mrs) Eunice Uzor-Kalu (Odiuko n’mba) on her birthday.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Group: It’s wrong for Orji Kalu to retain Senate seat

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not make the mistake of seeking to extend his tenure in office beyond 2023, vowing to stick to the prescription of Nigerian constitution.

President Buhari: I will never attempt third term

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not make the mistake of seeking to extend his tenure in office beyond 2023, vowing to stick to the prescription of Nigerian constitution.

Senator Kalu: Appeal court ruling has vindicated me

Following the affirmation of the victory of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Abia North Senatorial District, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the former Governor has re-assured Nigerians of his unwavering and determined efforts in advancing the cause of the people.

Appeal Court affirms election of Senator Orji Kalu

The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Thursday affirmed the election of Sen. Orji Kalu, representing Abia North Senatorial District.
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Appeal court ruling: I am vindicated – Senator Kalu

Following the affirmation of the victory of the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23, 2019 national assembly election in Abia North Senatorial District, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the former Governor has re-assured Nigerians of his unwavering and determined efforts in advancing the cause of the people.

Sultan worried over state of Nigeria

As the nation gears up towards its 59th independence day anniversary celebrations on October Ist, various leaders have continued to bare their minds on the state of the nation, one of whom is His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto.

Abia North: Senator Kalu vows to reclaim mandate at Appeal Court

Senator Orji Kalu has vowed to reclaim his mandate at the Court of Appeal.

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Sole Administrator of RIWAMA, Felix Obuah, further warned against converting the sanitation hours of 7am to 10am into street trading, footballing and other social activities.

Rivers vows to arrest, prosecute sanitation defaulters

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) has vowed to arrest and prosecute anyone that contravenes the sanitation law, by not observing the monthly exercise.
Actor and politician Desmond Elliot has apologised for describing youths that reacted on social media to the shootings at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, as “children”.

Desmond Elliot apologises for calling youths ‘children’

Actor and politician Desmond Elliot has apologised for describing youths that reacted on social media to the shootings at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, as “children”.
The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

Official: Curfew now 10pm to 6am in Lagos

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity’.
The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums destroyed 30 vehicles, looted Cross River basin authority – official

The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority, Engr Bassey Nkposong, has disclosed that hoodlums destroyed 30 vehicles, caterpillars and looted the agency on Saturday, October 24.

Coach calls for modern facilities to develop sports in Enugu

The Coach of Enugu State Kick Boxing Association, Dr Vitus Oti, has called on the state and local governments to invest in modern facilities to accelerate sports development in the state.