Lockdown: Police Inspector allegedly kills man in Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe A Police Inspector who reportedly shot dead a civilian, along Ururuka Road, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State, has been arrested by the Police. The policeman, simply identified as Stanley was arrested for shooting one Mr Chibuisi, while enforcing the lockdown in the area. Stanley was said to have tried to stop a […]

Alleged Police extrajudicial killing: widow demands justice

By Ijendu Iheaka Mrs Goodluck Ogbuji, wife of late Nwamaka Ogbuji, an Ugwuatti Community Youth Leader in Ukwa,  Abia State, has appealed to the Federal and Abia Governments for justice. Ogbuji was an alleged victim of extra-judicial killing by Police Mobile Force men. Goodluck made the call while speaking to newsmen in Aba on Wednesday. The […]

PDP hails Supreme Court’s ruling on Abia, Delta, Taraba elections

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the ruling of the Supreme Court, upholding the elections of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia , Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Darius Ishaku of Taraba. The party gave the commendation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in […]

Opinion: Why pay salary to a senator in prison?

A declaration the other day that a convicted senator’s seat would not be declared vacant and the convict would continue to be paid his salary and emoluments until Supreme Court concludes the case is curious and reproachful. The disclosure by the spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, about the convicted Chief Whip of the […]

Convicted felon, Orji Uzor Kalu, begs court for bail – claims ill health

Convicted Senator and former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail from the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending determination of an appeal against his conviction. Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu and sentenced him to a concurrent jail term of 12 years for N7.2 billion […]

The Imperatives of Ex-Governor Orji kalu’s Conviction – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | December 6, 2019 – Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, met his waterloo in the courtroom of Justice Mohammed Idris, who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for his role in defrauding his state while he was governor. The case of Kalu is typical of most […]

Orji Kalu, former gov of Abia State, bags 12-year jail term for N7.65bn fraud

ormer Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia on Thursday joined the list of ex-governors convicted of corruption as a Federal High Court in Lagos found him guilty of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. Justice Muhammed Idris convicted Kalu on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and […]

I’ll run for Deputy Senate President – Kalu

Former governor of Abia State and senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has declared his intention to contest the post of Deputy Senate President. Speaking with aviation reporters early on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on his way to Brussels, Belgium, Kalu said he opted for the Deputy Senate President position as a […]

Abia guber election: Ikpeazu wins

Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia Abia State governor and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2019 governorship election, Dr Victor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been announced the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. Making the declaration around 6.00pm this evening, the state Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Ozumba, the Vice Chancellor of University of […]

Abia North: Kalu leads opinion poll

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, a civil society organisation, “Selfless Project’’ has concluded its opinion poll in Isiukwuato, Ummuneochi,  Bende, Arochukwu and Ohafia local government areas of Abia state. According to information gathered from its research, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Orji Kalu had the highest score of 55% followed by the candidate […]

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