• Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Renowned economist and former minister of finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, has hailed former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), along with his friends and associates.

    Idika Kalu said his support should not come as a surprise to all those who are aware of his position from the formative phase of the alliances that culminated in the emergence of the APC.

    A statement signed  by the former minister said the move […]

  • Okorocha hails Kalu’s defection to APC, calls on South East leaders to follow example

    Okorocha hails Kalu’s defection to APC, calls on South East leaders to follow example

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said the recent defection of former Abia governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was not only a big asset to the political  party but also a benefit to the people of the South East.

    Okorocha said he was glad that  political leaders in the East were beginning to respond positively to his clarion call to join  the APC and called on other frontline politicians in the zone to emulate the […]

  • Former Governor Kalu urges FG to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight

    Former Governor Kalu urges FG to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight

    According to reports, the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight.

    Kalu made the call at the inauguration of the 7th Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers in Abuja.

    According to him,there is an urgent need for the government to partner with the local engineers to salvage the economy from recession.

    “I condemn in totality a situation where the government takes a loan from foreign […]

  • I didn’t join APC to escape from EFCC – Kalu

    I didn’t join APC to escape from EFCC – Kalu

    A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, said he did not join the All Progressives Congress because of his travails in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Kalu was responding to questions from reporters after he was received by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the APC in Abuja on Wednesday.

    When asked whether he was joining the party because of his travails at the hands of the EFCC, Kalu said, “My family members are […]

  • Kalu pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    Kalu pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday charged former Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia with money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    Kalu is charged alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Ude, on 34 counts bordering on money laundering.

    The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    After the plea, counsel to the accused, Mr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), urged the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to allow the […]

  • Kalu raises the alarm over plot to transfer EFCC case to Lagos

    Kalu raises the alarm over plot to transfer EFCC case to Lagos

    Eminent businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has raised the alarm over a plot to transfer his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from Abuja to Lagos.

    The former governor, through his counsel, Amobi Nzelu, said he was arraigned in 2007 before the Federal High Court, in Abuja, and that when the case was remitted to the Federal High Court for trial by the Supreme Court and the three appearances before the trial […]

  • Kalu writes Buhari, kicks against sale of assets

    Kalu writes Buhari, kicks against sale of assets

    Former Abia State Governor and business mogul, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption and suggested relevant steps to address the nation’s economic woes.

    Kalu, in a letter to the president, lamented the dwindling fortunes of the nation’s economy.

    He said the last 10 months have been a most difficult period for Nigerians, particularly the unemployed and those at the bottom of the economic ladder, whom he noted constitute the highest percentage of the nation’s […]

  • Ibeku paramount ruler weeps, apologises to Kalu over Orji’s ingratitude

    Ibeku paramount ruler weeps, apologises to Kalu over Orji’s ingratitude

    According to reports, the paramount ruler of Ibeku Kingdom and the Ogwurube of Ibeku, Eze (Sir) Samuel I Onuoha, yesterday wept as he apologised to former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, over what he described as the ingratitude of their son and immediate past governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji.

    The monarch, flanked by his entire cabinet said at the residence of the traditional prime minister of Ibeku, Chef Uche Akwukwaegbu, where Dr Kalu was hosted that […]

  • Give Buhari more time, Kalu begs Nigerians

    Give Buhari more time, Kalu begs Nigerians

    Eminent businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has appealed to Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari more time to deliver on his campaign promises, saying that one year was insufficient to judge an administration that has a four-year life span.

    Kalu, who spoke on Tuesday night, when he hosted Catholic Bishops and the diplomatic community at his Abuja home, also revealed Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation was already discussing with credible international organisations and governments on how […]

  • Dialogue with FG: Niger Delta Avengers faction nominates Kalu, Soyinka, others as negotiators

    Dialogue with FG: Niger Delta Avengers faction nominates Kalu, Soyinka, others as negotiators

    Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and five others have been named by a faction of the Niger Delta Avengers as members of a committee to dialogue with the Federal Government on behalf of Niger Delta Avengers.

    This was disclosed, yesterday, in a statement signed by Ballatyne Agiri, a contact person for the East and Central axis of the group as well as other splinter militant groups.

    Other members of the team of negotiators include environmentalist […]

  • Buhari’ll make Nigeria great again, says Kalu

    Buhari’ll make Nigeria great again, says Kalu

    Foremost entrepreneur and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu, has expressed confidence in the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, noting that in the long-run Nigerians would appreciate the state of the nation at the expiration of Mr. President’s tenure of office.

    He explained that the current administration is faced with multifaceted challenges and as such should be given more time to actualize its vision of building a prosperous Nigeria.

    According to Kalu, the economy of […]