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Orji Uzor Kalu Finally Walks Out of Prison. See Pictures.

His Excellency, Sen. Dr Orji Uzor Kalu have been released from prison. The Senator representing Abia North in the 9th Assembly is also the Chief Whip of the Srnate. He has been in prison after he was found guilty of mismanagement of 7.1 Billion Naira, alongside his company Slok Nigeria Limited and a Former Director of Finance Abia state Government House, Jones Udeogu by a court on December 5th 2019. Kalu was jailed for 12 years by the court. But on May 8 2020, a supreme court judgement nullified the ruling

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Orji Uzor Kalu Finally Walks Out of Prison. See Pictures.

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Is Still A Suspect, He Should Not Rejoice Yet

The Nigerian supreme court, Friday, gave a landmark 'ruling' in the case brought before it by the former Governor of Abia state and serving senator representing the good people of Abia North, Senator Orji Kalu, protesting his conviction and subsequent conviction by the high court. This incident happened exactly Twelve years after he rounded off his term as a governor of Abia State. The senator was convicted and sentenced by a Federal High Court in Lagos, to 12 years imprisonment over fraud cases totaling a

  2 years ago ago
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Is Still A Suspect, He Should Not Rejoice Yet

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Top News In Nigeria This Afternoon, 2nd June, 2020

BREAKING: Court orders Orji Kalu’s release from prison The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu , from prison . Kalu was jailed for 12 years on December 5 , 2019 , after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm , Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House , Jones Udeogu . However, the Supreme Court, in a May 8 , 2020 judgment, nullified the trial and conviction of Kalu and

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Top News In Nigeria This Afternoon, 2nd June, 2020

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"Nigeria is Finished", Orji Kalu Returns From Prison Vacation and is Back to Law Making

Kalu has returned to the Senate after being released from prison as if nothing ever happened. The Senate president, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan today the 9th of June 2020, welcomed senator Orji Uzor Kalu back to the red chambers. Kalu had been released from the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Kuje, Abuja on Wednesday 2nd of June 2020 in obedience to an order by a Federal High Court in Lagos. He had been serving a 12 years jail sentence after he was convicted of N7.1 billion fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd

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Corruption: See The Major Game Plan Kalu Will Pursue After Being Released Ahead Of Fresh Trial

The legal processes involving Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been generating serious attention from member of the public especially among Nigerians who are following the case as events keep taking different turns. Kalu who is a former Governor of Abia State and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu initially landed in Kuje prison in December 2019 following their conviction by Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris. However, a seven-member panel led by Justice Ami

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Corruption: See The Major Game Plan Kalu Will Pursue After Being Released Ahead Of Fresh Trial

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The EFCC has responded to the release of Senator Orji Kalu from prison

On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Supreme Court overturned a 12-year sentence in jail ruled by court in abuja for Senator Orji Kalu. Although the Supreme Court has not cleared him of the charges against him, the court dismissed the case and demanded that the case be changed. The court relied on Justice Mohammed Liman, who ruled that he had left the Federal High Court at the time of the verdict, the EFCC posted on its twitter account. In a letter from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it said it

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The EFCC has responded to the release of Senator Orji Kalu from prison

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Orji Kalu: The Reason Why APC, PDP and Other Political Parties In Nigeria Are All The Same (OPINION)

Orji Uzor Kalu is a Nigerian Politician and businessperson. He is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the Governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007. Orji Kalu was on December 5, 2019, convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu, for allegedly siphoning about N7.1billion from the Abia State treasury while he was in office as governor. While in Prison, h

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Orji Kalu: The Reason Why APC, PDP and Other Political Parties In Nigeria Are All The Same (OPINION)

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Orji Kalu's Incarceration: Why Order Of Mandamus Is A Game Changer - Mezie Abia

There is this learned, but very reserved Justice of the supreme Court that I have always envied his intellectual prowess. His name is Justice Rhodes-Vivour. Rhodes is one of my favourite speakers of all time. I can skip breakfast, lunch and dinner, just to listen to him all day long. In my study few years back, I read his ruling in the celebrated case of Iwunze v Federal Republic of Nigeria (2015) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1404) at 580. While reading the dictum, the learned Justice said and I quote " One cannot put some

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Orji Kalu's Incarceration: Why Order Of Mandamus Is A Game Changer - Mezie Abia

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Kalu should not rejoice over Supreme Court judgement

The Supreme Court judgement delivered today on allegation of corruption levied against Orji Uzor Kalu, Jones Udeogu and Slok Nigeria Limited by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to a tune of 7.2 Billion Naira. The December 5, 2019 judgement made at the Federal High Court Lagos by Justice Muhammad Idris which sentenced the defendants Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment on 39 count charges and Udeogu 10 years imprisonment on a 34 count charges. The judgement was nollified by the Supreme Cour

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Kalu should not rejoice over Supreme Court judgement

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Court stops EFCC from retrying former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N7.1 billion fraud

The Federal High Court in Abuja has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from retrying former Abia Governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. The court stopped the anti-corruption agency from reopening the trial of Kalu on the N7.1billion money laundering charge brought against him by the EFCC.

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Court stops EFCC from retrying former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N7.1 billion fraud

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EFCC, Orji Uzor Kalu, The Senate And The Verdict Of The Supreme Court

A lot of water has passed under the bridge as far as Nigeria's politics is concerned but the pattern and style of Nigerian politics has remained the same over the years. It is unheard of in any part of the world were a sitting Senator, who doubles as the Chief Whip of the Senate would be incarcerated by a court of competent jurisdiction, yet his seat in the Senate was never declared vacant, notwithstanding the weight of his charges and subsequent sentencing to a 12 year jail term; that alone is enough for t

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EFCC, Orji Uzor Kalu, The Senate And The Verdict Of The Supreme Court

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu finally works out of prison.

His Excellency, Sen. Doctor Orji Uzor Kalu has eventually been released from prison. The Chief Whip of Senate is also the Senator representing Abia North in the 9th Assembly. On 5 December 2019, Jones Udeogu, former Director of Finance of ABIA State Government House, and his company Slok Nigerian Limited, was found guilty of the mismanagement of 7.1 billions of Naira.  Kalu's been jailed by the judge for 12 years.  However, on 8 May 2020, the Supreme Court found that the Lower Court was not even eligible

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu finally works out of prison.

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Orji Kalu Warns His Supporters, To Stop Insulting Judges On His Behalf

Previous Abia State Governor, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu has cautioned his supporters Insulting offending appointed authorities over his prior conviction.  He made the intrigue in a Monday Statement, marked by his Special Assistant, Emeka Nwala.  Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip, said any gathering or individual assaulting judges doesn't have his help as he is an ardent adherent to the legal executive.  The Herald reviews that Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos indicted Kalu, his organization,

  2 years ago ago
Orji Kalu Warns His Supporters, To Stop Insulting Judges On His Behalf

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Is this victory for Orji Uzor Kalu?

A federal high court yesterday ordered the release of a former governor of Abia state and a current senator representing Abia north senatorial zone His excellency Orji Uzor Kalu from a correctional centre in Kuje, Abuja. The high court dilivered judgement based on an application filed by Kalu to be released from prison. It would be recalled that the supereme court on Friday, 8th May, 2020 had nullified the conviction of Kalu and his codefendant Jones Udeogu and had asked EFCC to start a fresh trial. Kalu wa

  2 years ago ago
Is this victory for Orji Uzor Kalu?

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Orji Uzor Kalu Freed From Prison

Senators Orjiuzor Kalu has been freed by the Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling by the Justice Amina Augie-led seven-member pannel. The apex court ruled that the Federal High court acted without it's jurisdiction in convicting the Senator Orjiuzo, his company Slok Nigeria Limited and the Director of Finance in Abia state Mr Jones Udeogu for stealing N7.1billion from Abia state treasury last year December. Recounting his experience in the past five months, the senator said it has been very challenging and t

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Orji Uzor Kalu Freed From Prison

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Orji Kalu opens On Supreme Court verdict as EFCC kicks

Former Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia North Orji Uzor Kalu, has opened up on the judgement of the Supreme Court which nullified his conviction by a Federal High Court. Kalu have been in prison since he was sentenced in December 5, 2019. Kalu spent the Christmas and Easter celebrations behind bars. Reacting, Kalu said the judgement “affirmed my right to fair hearing and equal protection”. The Supreme Court had in a uniamous judgement by a seven-man panel today Friday 8, 2020, led by

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Orji Kalu opens On Supreme Court verdict as EFCC kicks

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The biggest lesson Learnt from Orji Uzor Kalu's trial

Image source: dailypost.ng The verdict by the supreme court nullifying the trial of Orji Uzor Kalu, his firm slok Nigeria limited and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government and ordering their fresh trial at the lower court is yet another own goal scored by Nigeria's Judiciary. At first instance we should hail the supreme court for uncovering the lapses of Justice Mohammed Idris in the discharge of his duties. As a professional in this field, Justice Idris should hav

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The biggest lesson Learnt from Orji Uzor Kalu's trial

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Justice for one man or for a few people will no longer be enough in this country - Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said injustice or justice for one man or for a few people will no longer be enough in this country. Kalu, who is representing Abia North Senatorial District at the red chamber, stated this while reacting to a Supreme Court judgment delivered in his favour on Friday.  The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a seven-member panel led by Justice Amina Augie, held that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu, his firm

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Justice for one man or for a few people will no longer be enough in this country - Orji Kalu

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Supreme Court quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced Orji Kalu to 12 years imprisonment

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment. A seven-man panel of Justices headed by Justice Amina Augie made the decision in the Apex court. It held that the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu and former Abia State Director of Finance, Jones Udeogu were convicted without jurisdiction by the Federal High Court in Lagos. It held that trial Justice Mohammed Liman was no longer a judge of

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Supreme Court quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced Orji Kalu to 12 years imprisonment

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Orji Kalu: Supreme Court Nullifies Conviction

The supreme court on Friday nullified the conviction of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State. It was reported that Kalu was on December 5 2019 sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over 7.16 Billion Naira fraud by a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos. Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu on a 39 count of 7.2 Billion Naira fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The supreme court has however given a fresh order stopping the earlie

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Orji Kalu: Supreme Court Nullifies Conviction