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Politics / Re: The Bad State Of Roads In Abia State by emindu: 4:40pm On Oct 23
Ochendo is working hard to make sure that he strives for development in the state

Politics / Re: The Bad State Of Roads In Abia State by emindu: 9:17am On Oct 22
Governor T.A Orji has embarked on more than 50 different road projects in various parts of the state in the recent times. While a good number of these roads have been completed others are at various stages of completion. Some of the roads are Faulks Road Aba, Nkata – Alaike roads,Umuahia, Ndiokereke-Ndioji, Abam–Arochukwu road, and the Aba -Owerri road, Aba which has opened up another vista of business opportunities for Aba residents. Also commissioned is the popular Ukwu-mango road in Aba which hitherto had remained not just unmotorable, unpassable but in a very deplorable condition. Ukwu-mango is a very indispensable link into the Ariaria International Market.

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Politics / Abia Govt And Workers’ Welfare by emindu: 6:21pm On Oct 21
SIR: I refer to an article on page 20 of The Nation, Friday October 17, authored by one Ibe A Uche titled Abia government and workers’ salaries. In the article, the author maliciously tried to portray the Abia government in bad light in the area of workers’ welfare. Even though, he acknowledged the decline in the monthly federation allocation to the states in recent times which is affecting governance one way or other, he turned the logic upside down on the true situation in Abia State.
Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State before joining partisan politics was a renowned public servant who spent greater part of his youthful life in the civil service of Old Imo State and Abia State. On assumption office in 2007, his administration inherited N29billion debt from his predecessor which included 10 months salary owed local government workers and others.
His administration liquidated the unpaid salaries.
The government moved quickly to promote workers whose promotions have been stunted over the years following the politicization of the service by the previous administration. For the workers, it was a dream come true as some of them got triple promotions with their entitlements and other perks paid without delay. Those who were due for retirement, but decided to sit tight were retired and settled. The government commenced the construction of workers’ secretariat, first of its kind in the whole of South-east zone. Today the secretariat has been completed and occupied by the workers just as the Old secretariat has been renovated to international standard and is operational now.
It is pertinent to know that since the present government assumed office, workers have not embarked on strike because the government has been living up to its expectations. That is why the workers on two different fora conferred award on governor Orji as workers’ friendly governor. While other state governors foot-dragged and are still foot-dragging on the payment of N18,000 minimum, Governor Orji’s government was the first to pay. Instead of the N18,000 approved minimum wage, Governor Orji’s government is paying workers N21,000.
For the tertiary institutions in the state namely Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Abia State University Uturu and others, the present administration increased their subventions astronomically from N29 million to N95 million monthly.
Towards the end of last year, government released the sum of N5.4 billion to the management of the state university, ABSU to tackle infrastructure projects in the school. The government also restored peace and harmony between the University and its host community, complete liquidation of the arrears of six month salaries of staff, which gulped a whopping sum of N960 million. The government had also redeemed her promise to implement the 2009 FGN/University Staff union’s package in the University from January 2011 which cost the Government an additional N528 million. This is apart from their monthly subvention and Internally Generated Revenue from tuition fees and others.
As it is today workers in the State are not at loggerhead with the state governor neither are they on strike. If they have grudges against the government, they know the appropriate channels to take, not pages of newspaper.
• Dr. Romanus Uwa,
Aba Abia State.
Source: The Nation.

Politics / Late Dimgba’s Family Rejects Ouk’s 3 Million Naira by emindu: 12:24pm On Oct 16
Family members of late Dimgba Igwe have rejected the sum of 3 million Naira offered to them by the publisher of Sun Newspapers Orji Uzor Kalu.

Dimgba Igwe was buried last weekend in Igbere amidst tension as kalu who was booed by the youths is linked to the late editor, having had a shouting match with the veteran journalist on the eve of his controversial death.

Southeastonlinenews reporter who covered the event was told by a family member that the three million was rejected based on the fact that the money is not even up to the eight months salary being owed Dimgba. The three million is it for the training of Dimgba’s children or the salary arrears, Kalu should keep his money we don’t need it, the family members queried.
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Politics / The Difference Between Governor Theodore Ahamefula Orji’s C.o.n. And Chief Orji by emindu: 3:18pm On Oct 13
The human society, especially governments, has always been confronted with challenges of varying degrees. The challenges, if left unaddressed, could generate tremendous consequences on man and society. Responsible and responsive segments of the human society have, at various times, shown commitment to problem – solving and conflict resolution. Evidence of such commitments has been found in the family, village, church, school, community, industry, bank, government and other forms and levels of human organization.

In the family, for instance, a single member of the family, realizing that the family is poverty-stricken, could decide to sacrifice his or her own personal aspiration, growth and comfort in order to propel other members of the family grow and, by so doing, break the back-bone of poverty. At the village or community level, some individuals volunteer themselves to ginger activities that transform to enormous human development. In the church, many have been known to have single-handedly built a place of worship for God. Many security operatives have patriotically put their lives on line just to save their father- land.

In recognition of these selfless sacrifice made by individuals in order to guarantee peaceful, safe and progressive existence of the human society, it became necessary, for purposes of motivation, that individuals or even corporate bodies that distinguish themselves in any credible field of human endeavour, are not left unnoticed but recognized and honoured.

On March 25, 1863 the President of the United States of America; Mr. Abraham Lincoln, in the name of the U.S. congress awarded honours to some Military personnel that had excelled during the American Civil War which began on April 12, 1861 and ended on April 9, 1865.

In Nigeria, the Federal Government instituted the National Honours Act No. 5 of 1964, during its First Republic, just to honour her citizens and friends who have rendered service to the benefit of the Federation. The Nigerian National Honours, in descending order of importance, are;
(1)​Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (G.C.F.R)
(2)​Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (G.C.O.N)
(3)​Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (C.F.R)
(4)​Commander of the Order of the Niger (C.O.N)
(5)​Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (O.F.R)
(6)​Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (M.F.R) and
(7)​Member of the Order of the Niger (M.O.N.)

The said Act No. 5 of 1964 purely confirms the fact that the Nigerian Government appreciates contributions by her citizens and friends. By this Act, there are seven categories of honour, arranged in their descending order of importance. While commander of the Order of the Niger (C.O.N) is the fourthon the rung, the Member of the Order of the Niger (M.O.N) is the seventh, the last and the least.

Before Chief Orji Uzor Kalu (should it not be Nsiegbe) emerged as Governor – Elect of Abia State in 1998, he had arrogated to himself the conferment of the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (M.O.N). many Abianshad reasoned that if the Nigerian Government could consider him fit and proper to be conferred with Member of the Order of the Niger, even though the least in Order of importance; it meant that the Federal Government had found him to be worthy of responsible leadership. Unknown to the unsuspecting Abia electorate,that claim by Orji Uzor was completely false. No Nigerian government had everconsidered Orji Uzor Kalu worthy of any honour.

However, a time came in the course of his governance of the down-trodden and economically emasculated people of Abia State when people decided to find out if Orji Uzor Kalu actually was a recipient of the country’s M.O.N. All therelevant books of record were looked into but Orji Uzor Kalu (M.O.N) was conspicuously absent.

Realizing the significance of such a discovery of spuriousness, Orji Uzor, being the con-man he had always been, quickly and cunningly claimed that his version of M.O.N. meant “Madu Oha Nile”, that is the Igbo interpretation of ‘a man of the people’.

The absurdity of Orji Uzor’s claim goes very far depicting the crass of depth of deceit and extortion the innocent people of Abia State were hauled into simply for voting Orji Uzor, whose only agenda was to milk them to a state of unparalled economic deprivation and socio-political instability.

On the contrary and as the Holy Bible puts it, when the righteous is one the throne, the people rejoice. With the emergence of Chief Theodore Ahamefule Orji; an accomplished gentle-man, whose paternity and maternity are well known and impeccably documented and whose father, Chief Tom Ikoro Orji, was among his generation of very wealthy Ibeku indigenes and, so, could not have abandoned his family name to adopt another because of excruciating poverty, Abia State started wearing another look. The toga of deceit for which Abia state Government was characterized during the inglorious era of Orji UzoKalu had to give way to collective governance based on collective aspiration.

For purposes of leaving facts as they are, a very brief juxtaposition would suffice here, (1) while Orji Uzo Kalu coerced Abians into oath-taking in juju shrines before giving them any assistance, Governor T.A. Orji rewarded Abians for their contributions and on consideration for humanity (2) Orji Uzor Kalu used divide and rule and disunity as weird instrumentalities of exploitation of the people of Abia state but Governor T.A. Orji clings to the use of unity and harmony as essential apparatus for state integration, (3) Orji Uzor’sabandonment of the intendment of Abia Charter of Equity gave rise to a highprofile of insecurity that produced the likes of Osisikankwu, stone, Onyime, Dabul, Shalama, and many others who boldly, in their own way, resolved to rebel against the state but Governor T.A. Orji’s approach of carrot and stick restored security and peace in their state, (4) Orji Uzor Kalu left the state with embargoes on promotion of public servants but Governor T.A. Orji came in and gave automatic accelerated promotions to Abia Public Servants , (5) Orji UzorKalu left the state without building a single Maternity or Clinic but Governor T.A. Orji has built well over two hundred Health Centres, an Ultra Modern Dialysis Centre at Umuahia, a second to none Ophtalmological specialist Hospital at Amachara and has carried out quantifiable improvement at the Abia state University Teaching Hospital at Aba, (6) Orji Uzor Kalu, who claims to be an Aba boy and whose mother traded on local gin, kola-nut, bitter kola and snuff, though on a table-sized level, did not build any market all through his tenure as Governor of Abia State but Governor T.A. Orji, who had neither been a trader nor a business man, built the modern Ubani-Ibeku Market, the timber market at Umudike and the Ohiya motor spare parts, (7) Judges of the Abia state Judiciary operated in dilapidated court-buildings during the dark era of Orji Uzor Nsiegbe but under Governor T.A. Orji, they now sit in buildings that are symbols of modern architectural edifices, (cool when Orji Uzor Kalu was Governor, no single political appointee left office with a vehicle but Ochendo has never asked any appointee to drop his or her official vehicle at the end of his or her appointment, (9) Orji Uzor felt self-esteemed giving Abia Youths Wheel-barrows and tokumbo Motor-cycles as a Governor but Governor T.A, Orji doledout cars and vehicles to Abia Youths, having earlier given more than five thousand tricycles, (10) While Orji Uzor was unconcerned that Abia Civil Servants squatted in distantly separated rented accommodation, Governor T.A. Orji, being a quintessential Civil Servant, did not only renovate and rehabilitate the old Nnamdi Azikiwe Secretariat built by military but went ahead and built a very befitting twin secretarial complexes, (11) the military built the Michael Opkara Auditorium that can hardly accommodate five hundred persons yet Orji Uzor Kalu did not comprehend the utility of a modern auditorium and its connectivity to tourism but Governor T.A. Orji, being the well educated man that he is, appreciated the significance of what Orji Uzor Kalu’s intellectual limitation could not allow him embark upon and, no wonder, he initiated and is almost completing an international conference centre that is structured to accommodate up to five thousand guests at any given time, with more than ten different events; seminars, workshops, conferences, or talk shops, going on simultaneously, (12) Orji Uzor as Governor who had right over the issuance of certificate of occupancy felt comfortable operating the affairs of Abia state in aGovernment House rented from the late Air Commodore Emeka Omerua but Governor T.A. Orji, whose first three years of Governorship were shockingly hampered by intrusion and imposition by Orji Uzor, his mother; Eunice Nmecha Nsiegbe and siblings, liberated the people of Abia state and has since the emancipation, embarked on the building of a Government House, (13) While Orji Uzor Kalu recklessly put Abia state at war with the Federal Government of President Obasanjo, Governor T.A. Orji simply reconnected the state to the main stream of Nigeria’s politics and (14) Orji Uzor had vowed and boasted that the people of Ukwa and Ngwa would remain perpetually marginalized and dominated by people of Old Bende but Governor T.A. Orji believes that no society can have peace and development in the absence of equity, hence he is in synergy with the leadership of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to zone the governorship of the state to Abia-South in 2015.

The choice of Governor T.A. Orji as a commander of the Order of the Niger by President Jonathan is desirable, justifiable, commendable and clearly shows the difference between Governor T.A. Orji as Commander of the highly reveredOrder of the Niger and Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, whose M.O.N. has been reduced to mean “Madu Oha Nile”, instead of Member of the order of the Niger.Congratulations Ochendo.

Politics / Igbere Youths Protest In Front Of Orji Uzor Kalu’s Home by emindu: 3:08pm On Oct 13
The mysterious tale following the sudden death of the Pilot 1 driver, Uche Orji, to the former governor of Abia State [Orji Uzor Kalu] continues to spread within the Igbere community. This is as information made available to 247ureports.com through sources close to the family of the driver indicated hat angry youths from the hometown of the former governor gathered at the entrance to Orji Uzor Kalu’s home to express their anger towards the former governor over the mysterious death of their kinsman, Uche Orji. The youths had accused Orji Uzor Kalu of killing Uche Orji for ritual purposes.


Orji Uzor Kalu in his his water sport vehicle – earned from the collective treasury of Abia State
Uche Orji was buried on October 9, 2014 by a irate youths of Amankalu Igbere. Uche Orji was the Pilot 1 driver to Orji Uzor Kalu until his sudden collapse inside the home of Orji Uzor Kalu after having had a meal. Orji Uzor Kalu was at home at the time of his collapse on August 22, 2014. The body of Uche Orji was immediately smuggled out of the home and kept away from the suspecting eyes of the community, or the media. Orji Uzor Kalu was quick to deny and wrongdoing. He stated that he had the same meal that the late driver had before collapsing. The governor also told the family of the late Uche Orji thay he will cater to the burial – and to make available money for the upkeep of the ones left behind by the sudden death. Uche Orji was married with 5 children. Both his parents are dead.

On the day of the burial, Orji Uzor Kalu failed to show up for the burial. Sources close to the family indicated that Orji Uzor Kalu also failed to make true on his promise. The youths of Igbere who were unhappy with what had happened had gathered at the burial site in readiness to express their anger to the former governor. But they were disappointed by his absence.

Yesterday, they took the protest to his home.http://247ureports.com/?p=56984&cpage=1#comment-565289
Politics / Igbere Community Accuse Orji Uzor Kalu Of Murder, Orji Uzor Kalu Skips Town by emindu: 10:04am On Oct 11
October 9, 2014 saw the former governor of Abia State in the person of Orji Uzor Kalu avert possible mass lynching by the irate youths of Igbere community – as the remains a former driver to Orji Uzor Kalu was laid to rest at his hometown of Isiegbu Amankalu, Igbere in Abia State. This is following information available to 247ureports.com obtained from community stakeholders in Igbere, the hometown of Orji Uzor Kalu, indicating that another associate of Orji Uzor Kalu had collapsed again at the residence of the former governor under circumstances that raises more questions than answers.

On August 22, 2014, a long driver, Uche Orji, of the former governor of Abia State collapsed at the Igbere home of the former governor after eating a meal with the former governor. According to available information, the unfortunate incident occurred as the former governor arrived his home from a political meeting. Shortly after arriving from the meeting, the driver collapsed after having a meal at the residence. The body of Uche Orji was then smuggled out of Orji Uzor Kalu’s home away from possible dictation by the public or the media.


Laying Uche Orji to rest
In attempts at deny having played a role in the death of Uche Orji while responding to the growing tension in his hometown community, Orji Uzor Kalu explained that he eat the same food that Uche Orji did – and so, he could not have played a role in his sudden death. But Orji Uzor Kalu’s denial appear to not have dissuaded the irate youths who appeared convinced beyond doubt that Orji Uzor Kalu murdered Uche Orji. Some of the youths point to possible ritual as the reason behind the sudden collapse of Uche Orji.

The day following Uche Orji’s, the former governor skipped town for Lagos. From Lagos, he telephoned the Uche Orji’s family promising to make a large sum money available to the family for the upkeep of Uche Orji’s children. Unfortunately, Orji Uzor Kalu has yet to redeem his promise nor visit the grieving family or widow.

The driver, Uche Orji, was the ‘Pilot 1’ to the former governor, and was popularly referred to as Pilot 1. He was 37years old, married with 5 young children.


Laying Uche Orji to rest
Uche Orji was laid to rest on October 9, 2014. Orji Uzor Kalu was not present or represented at the funeral. According to sources from the scene of the burial, Orji Uzor Kalu made a security based decision not to attend the burial because irate community youths had organized themselves ready to pounce on the former governor in a violent manner. The youths from the hometown of the former governor had come to burial ready to attack the former governor because of the mysterious death of their brother.


Angry youths – Laying Uche Orji to rest
The latest death of an associate to the former Abia State governor comes following the controversial collapse of a female friend, Chinwe Masi at the Maryland [USA] home of the former governor, four years ago as Orji Uzor Kalu prepared for the presidential elections of 2011. Chinwe died at Kalu’s 14900 Rivers Road, Potomac, Maryland home on August 19, 2010 according to Montgomery Police officers.

Sources who confirmed that Chinwe was at Orji Uzor Kalu’s mansion the day she died, also revealed that he immediately relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in the US where he maintained a low profile while waiting for police to conclude their investigations. This was as the family members to Chinwe expressed concern that the police will not find the real reason Chinwe died because, according to them, Orji Uzor Kalu is vested heavily in occult practices, and may have used Chinwe for unknown rituals. She was 47 years old.



Both mysterious death which occurred in the month of August, according to a local politician within the area is to ‘signify something’. The politician refused to elaborate on what it may signify.

Efforts to Orji Uzor Kalu failed.Igbere Community Accuse Orji Uzor Kalu Of Murder.http://247ureports.com/?p=56926

Politics / Leadership Lessons From Peter Obi To Orji Uzor Kalu by emindu: 9:47am On Oct 11
Leadership Lessons from Peter Obi to Orji Uzor Kalu

By Uche Aguoru

There is usually a time in a man's life when he takes the ultimate decision in life and such decision is usually associated with great achievers, men who put others first before self, men who place the state first before material gain. As I stood there in Chief Peter Obi's residence in Government Reserve Area! Onitsha, Anambra State, waiting for the moment he will say he has joined PDP knowing that he has left APGA and all what he stands to gain materially from the state in the hands of Obiano the incumbent governor who Obi single handedly made the governor of Anambra State. We all know that it is a very hard decision to make, leaving a comfort zone and moving to an unknown terrain, that was exactly what Peter Obi the former governor of Anambra State did on the 7th of October 201. He chose to play politics on the basis of national interest and to shun greed and high handedness. I looked round his residence and all I saw was a modest residence, modestly furnished and at that point I asked myself can such a man who manned the affairs of the richest South-east state for eight years live such a modest life style? My mind quickly ran back to the era of Chief Orji Uzor Kalu who used the period he was the governor of Abia State to run the state down while developing his business empire and was busy building Camp Neya in Igbere when the state he was governing does not even have a government house.

What differentiates Obi from other greedy politicians like OUK is that once Obi had successfully insured that he has secured the state by ensuring that he handed over the mantle of leadership of the state to a man he is sure that wont mismanage the resources of the state but will rather try to improve on the achievements he had on ground already, he totally hands off from the governance of the state and had to move on with his life in other spheres even to the extent of joining another political party, Peter Obi left 75 billion naira for Obiano to work with that was why it took Obiano little or no time to put his government in order and to also start some key project implementation which has already been budgeted for by his predecessor.

This is a very big lesson in stewardship and honesty as against a situation where by your predecessor will take away every little fund left in the states purse and even go ahead to borrow money and also tactically and falsely obtain funds from donor agencies into his private account leaving the debt and bad image for the incoming administration such as we saw in the case of Orji Uzor Kalu where He had to accrue so much debt for the state and left nothing for Chief T.A. Orji to work with.

For Peter Obi to have moved over to another party means that he is not ready to play God fatherism of any sort on the incumbent in as much as he has been his boss all along even before politics, for Okwute ndi Igbo to have left the party means he shunned greed and materialism for the interest of his state, Anambra. For Obi to have left APGA for PDP means he loved his state and has the interest of his people at heart and has placed them first before self.
Since Obi handed over to Obiano I have not heard or read him any where criticizing and telling lies against Obiano on the pages of every newspaper.
Okwute ndi Igbo did not appoint those he wants Obiano to work with, he has brothers, he has relations he could have placed in strategic positions in Obiano's government even as Chief of staff to Obiano but he did not do that because he wanted Obiano to succeed and for Anambra to grow beyond the level he (Obi) left her.

That is selflessness Peter left APGA for PDP so as to attract more federal presence to his state and today he is received into the PDP like a hero he is and the whole world witnessed his entry into the party.

Who received OUK back into PDP and who witnessed his return to the party? If Obi had chosen to be highhanded like Orji Kalu he could have divided APGA or try to destroy it before leaving but he did not even tamper with the APGA structure that he built down to the wards in Anambra, he simply moved to a party where he felt has a wider reach, a party at the centre where his voice can be heard the more for the interest of his people.
And to prove to the world that he is not having any face-off with the incumbent, he stood by him all through the electoral process down to the Supreme Court victory before decamping to the party with the widest Umbrella on planet earth (PDP) and today whether we like Obi's action or not he has taught some of our leaders what selfless leadership should be and these are some of the lessons that those who help Orji Kalu to write his leadership series in his Sun newspapers should help teach him, they should tell him that:

(1) Greed had cost him more than he had gained,

(2) That it was greed and high handedness that made his party PPA loose two states that are already in their control namely Imo and Abia,

(3) That it was greed and high handedness that made him not to belong to any political party today not even his PPA, and

(4) That it was greed that killed his party the Progressive Peoples Alliance.

These are some of the lessons in leadership that Orji Kalu should learn from Okwute Ndi Igbo, Chief Peter Obi.

.Aguoru writes from Umuahia
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Politics / Re: T.A. Orji: A Case Of The Worst Leading The Rest. by emindu: 6:32pm On Oct 07
T.a Orji can not be compare with any governor

Politics / Re: T.A. Orji: A Case Of The Worst Leading The Rest. by emindu: 6:28pm On Oct 07
T.a Orji is the best governor in the south east region.

Politics / Re: T.A. Orji: A Case Of The Worst Leading The Rest. by emindu: 6:23pm On Oct 07
Based on what everybody can see on the ground, Governor T.A. Orji can't be compared to former governors of the state, though Ochendo is not in competition with
anybody. He is only doing what he knows how to do in governance. People are asking what the former governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, did with state funds in the eight years he was in office. He built neither did any tangible projects nor did he provide viable amenities.
It has become obvious that since the creation of Abia, no past governor has performed as much as Orji. He has distinguished himself. He is the only governor that has really paid attention to important structures that will improve the state. Some of his projects include: the construction of New Government House, Workers Secretariat and the InterBefore the administration of Governor T. A. Orji, no past administration thought it wise to provide solid structures that could give the people a proper sense of belonging. Whenever the Abia State Government organized an important function that involved majority of people in the state, there was no venue that accommodated such a huge number of people except the stadium. For instance, if government wants to have a town hall meeting with the people, you cannot hold town-hall meeting at the stadium. Presently, major national conferences are seldom held here simply because there are no comfortable venues to accommodate a large number of people like you have in other state capitals such as Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan and recently Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital. When the Abia International Conference Centre is completed, many organizations both local and International, will be having their conferences, seminars and workshops here in Umuahia, including major wedding ceremonies by well-to-do people. The Umuahia International Conference Centre being built by Chief T. A. Orji is the best in the country, maybe only second to the Federal Government's International Conference Centre in Abuja. Today, the state boasts of several monumental projects that would stand as legacies of Ochendo many years after he has left office as governor of Abia. national Conference Centre.
Abia Liberation Farms have been established to employ over 1000 jobless youths. The Abia Youth Empowerment Programme of Governor Orji has impacted so much on the lives of the poor and previously aimless youths. The youths rather, than engage in crimes, are now happily and gainfully employed which makes the environment safe for everyone. On the construction and rehabilitation of roads, about 60 roads have been worked on and made motorable. After the rains, more roads will be worked on as promised by the Governor. New markets have been built to replace the existing ones that had so defaced Umuahia, the state capital. The industrial market has since taken off, the New Motor Spare Parts Market and Mechanic Village at Ohiya in the Umuahia South Local Government Area is booming with activities. The relocation of the Umuahia Main Market to its new site at Ubani Ibeku will decongest the Umuahia city-centre and make room for other developm
Politics / Re: T.A. Orji: A Case Of The Worst Leading The Rest. by emindu: 6:22pm On Oct 07
The governor have strive a lot of development since he became the governor of abia state , , and has also transformed and empowers lots of youth in the state through his youth empowerment programme , his administration has also provide adequate security and electricity in the state which have attracts investors in the state . The present government may have not and may not complete all the infrastructural challenges facing the state in the last 23 years which is enormous, but her speedy effort in the direction so far has brought tremendous changes and relief to the people of the state. If successive governments in the state have made half of the effort before now, the state would have been an El Dorado by now.
Today, the state capital, Umuahia which was a glorified village more than a decade after creation can now boast ofquality access roads, street lights, drainage channels, International Conference centres, steady power supply, New Government House, New Worker Secretariat, Diagnostic Hospital and several other ongoing and completed projects.The commercial city of Aba that has been neglected for years was not left out as the place is wearing a new look with quality access roads.
Politics / Re: Best Governor Is Theodore Orji by emindu: 10:34pm On Oct 06
Ochendo has work than any other governor in Abia state

Politics / Re: Best Governor Is Theodore Orji by emindu: 10:00pm On Oct 06
Based on what everybody can see on the ground,
Governor T.A. Orji can't be compared to former
governors of the state, though Ochendo is not in
competition with
anybody. He is only doing what he knows how to do
in governance. People are asking what the former
governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, did with state funds
in the eight years he was in office. He built neither
did any tangible projects nor did he provide viable
amenities.
It has become obvious that since the creation of
Abia, no past governor has performed as much as
Orji. He has distinguished himself. He is the only
governor that has really paid attention to important
structures that will improve the state. Some of his
projects include: the construction of New
Government House, Workers Secretariat and the
InterBefore the administration of Governor T. A. Orji,
no past administration thought it wise to provide
solid structures that could give the people a proper
sense of belonging. Whenever the Abia State
Government organized an important function that
involved majority of people in the state, there was
no venue that accommodated such a huge number
of people except the stadium. For instance, if
government wants to have a town hall meeting with
the people, you cannot hold town-hall meeting at
the stadium. Presently, major national conferences
are seldom held here simply because there are no
comfortable venues to accommodate a large
number of people like you have in other state
capitals such as Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan
and recently Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital.
When the Abia International Conference Centre is
completed, many organizations both local and
International, will be having their conferences,
seminars and workshops here in Umuahia, including
major wedding ceremonies by well-to-do people.
The Umuahia International Conference Centre being
built by Chief T. A. Orji is the best in the country,
maybe only second to the Federal Government's
International Conference Centre in Abuja. Today,
the state boasts of several monumental projects
that would stand as legacies of Ochendo many years
after he has left office as governor of Abia. national
Conference Centre.
Abia Liberation Farms have been established to
employ over 1000 jobless youths. The Abia Youth
Empowerment Programme of Governor Orji has
impacted so much on the lives of the poor and
previously aimless youths. The youths rather, than
engage in crimes, are now happily and gainfully
employed which makes the environment safe for
everyone. On the construction and rehabilitation of
roads, about 60 roads have been worked on and
made motorable. After the rains, more roads will be
worked on as promised by the Governor. New
markets have been built to replace the existing ones
that had so defaced Umuahia, the state capital. The
industrial market has since taken off, the New Motor
Spare Parts Market and Mechanic Village at Ohiya in
the Umuahia South Local Government Area is
booming with activities. The relocation of the
Umuahia Main Market to its new site at Ubani Ibeku
will decongest the Umuahia city-centre and make
room for other developmental projects.
Politics / Re: Best Governor Is Theodore Orji by emindu: 1:03pm On Oct 06
The governor have really done well in the state and has developed the state.

Politics / Re: Best Governor Is Theodore Orji by emindu: 1:01pm On Oct 06
The Gov has done pretty well in the area of security, Energy distribution, primary and tertiary healthcare, development of human capital through various youth empowerment Programmes, infrastructural development...New essential structures like the workers secretariat, International Conference centre, remodeling of Abia hotels to boost the hospitality and tourism industry, the new high court buildings Umuahia and Aba...the more decent court houses the more judges the more jobs, the new Abia State library headquarters to boost learning and research, the Abia State Specialist and Diagnostic Hospital commended as the best in the entire south east and south south region, the new eye and dialysis centre in Umuahia, the new industrial market Umuahia and Umuahia Modern market to boost commerce and industry also to decongest the Umuahia city centre, the new motor Spare Parts and Mechanic Village at Ohiya Umuahia to create sanity and enhance environmental decency in Umuahia city centre, the new govt house Govt house currently situated in a private and rented property. A functioning skill acquisition centre training about 5000 youths currently. A new broadcasting House (BCA) building, a new JAAC, ASUBEB and Chieftancy affairs complex in Umuahia, A newly built ministry of Justice building in Umuahia, about 250 primary health care centres across the state, partnering with World bank to build Community Social Development program projects as demanded by communities in Abia State, A new House of Assembly Administrative and constituency complex within the HOA premises. A new ASEPA building, ASEPA is currently occupying a rented building, built &commissioned the Amaokwe housing Estate in Umuahia, Isieke, Amaudo and Aso small and medium income housing estates are currently ongoing in Umuahia, massive investment in the environmental sector...Opening up drains in Aba & Umuahia, provision of refuse dump equipment & Trucks etc. The govt has built numerous rural and urban roads in Isukwuato, Ohafia, Bende Umunneochi, Umuahia, Ikwu ano, Isi ala Ngwa etc including the 17 major Aba city roads recently embarked upon...Brass, Milverton, Ngwa Road, Faulks Road, Geometric, Ama Ogbonna, etc. All these are verifiable in addition to massive investment on security of lives and property. ABSG invested over 1.5 billion to evacuate power (electricity) from the Ohiya sub power station after the federal govt built but abandoned it. Power supply has improved in Umuahia and environs leading to massive boost in the small and medium scale enterprises sector. Umuahia, the capital city doesn't get dark at night as a result of the massive investment on street light project. Remember security globally requires huge investment and for Abia State to be known currently as a safe zone, massive investment is being invested to sustain the achievement made so far on security. All these and many more doesn't stop Abia State from having her challenges as a State but the good news is that those developmental challenges are being tackled with the funds available to the State without borrowing.

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Politics / Nigeria @ 54... H.E . T.A Orji Preaches Peace And Unity by emindu: 11:34am On Oct 01
Nigeria @ 54... H.E . T.A Orji preaches peace and
unity
As Nigeria celebrates her 54 years of political
independence, Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore
Orji (CON), has sued for peace and unity among all
Nigerians despite their religious, political or ethnic
differences.
Orji who made the appeal in a press release issued
in Umuahia by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.
Charles Ajunwa, noted that the current security
and other challenges confronting the country would
be a thing of the past "if all citizens and ethnic
nationalities, political parties and religious bodies
see Nigeria as one and indivisible entity."
The Governor noted that the result achieved in the
fight against Ebola virus was a foretaste of greater
feats that would be recorded "in the various sectors
of our national life if we remain united and tackle
our challenges as one people."
Governor Orji who commended the military and
other security agencies for the recent victories
gained in the war against insurgency, expressed
strong belief in "one and indissoluble Nigeria."
"Insecurity shall soon fizzle out if we rediscover
ourselves as one people and harness the strength
in our diversity," he said.
The governor also used the forum to call on all
members of Boko Haram to down their weapons
and embrace peace as a mark of respect for the
sacrifices of Nigeria's nationalists who fought for
independence and unity of Nigeria.
He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for
"entrenching democracy in the country through his
laudable transformation agenda which has raise
the bar of governance in Nigeria."
Governor Orji, therefore, urged Nigerians to close
ranks with the President in his bid to take Nigeria
to its manifest destiny of growth, progress and
development.
He noted that civilian administration had proved to
be the best form of government considering the
quantum of developments recorded in the country
in the last 16 years of uninterrupted democracy.
On the 2015 general elections, Orji appealed to
aspirants of various elective positions to eschew
politics of bitterness and rancour in the overall
interest of the country.
He assured Abians that none of the legacy projects
initiated by his administration would be
abandoned, expressing confidence that his
successor would consolidate on the solid
foundations already laid by him.
http://www.abiastate.gov.ng/news/nigeria-54-h-e-t-
a-orji-preaches-peace-and-unitynigeria-54-gov-orji-
preaches-peace-unity-as-nigeria-celebrates-her-54-
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Politics / Nigeria @ 54... H.E . T.A Orji Preaches Peace And Unity by emindu: 11:11am On Oct 01
As Nigeria celebrates her 54 years of political
independence, Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore
Orji (CON), has sued for peace and unity among all
Nigerians despite their religious, political or ethnic
differences.
Orji who made the appeal in a press release issued
in Umuahia by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.
Charles Ajunwa, noted that the current security
and other challenges confronting the country would
be a thing of the past "if all citizens and ethnic
nationalities, political parties and religious bodies
see Nigeria as one and indivisible entity."
The Governor noted that the result achieved in the
fight against Ebola virus was a foretaste of greater
feats that would be recorded "in the various sectors
of our national life if we remain united and tackle
our challenges as one people."
Governor Orji who commended the military and
other security agencies for the recent victories
gained in the war against insurgency, expressed
strong belief in "one and indissoluble Nigeria."
"Insecurity shall soon fizzle out if we rediscover
ourselves as one people and harness the strength
in our diversity," he said.
The governor also used the forum to call on all
members of Boko Haram to down their weapons
and embrace peace as a mark of respect for the
sacrifices of Nigeria's nationalists who fought for
independence and unity of Nigeria.
He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for
"entrenching democracy in the country through his
laudable transformation agenda which has raise
the bar of governance in Nigeria."
Governor Orji, therefore, urged Nigerians to close
ranks with the President in his bid to take Nigeria
to its manifest destiny of growth, progress and
development.
He noted that civilian administration had proved to
be the best form of government considering the
quantum of developments recorded in the country
in the last 16 years of uninterrupted democracy.
On the 2015 general elections, Orji appealed to
aspirants of various elective positions to eschew
politics of bitterness and rancour in the overall
interest of the country.
He assured Abians that none of the legacy projects
initiated by his administration would be
abandoned, expressing confidence that his
successor would consolidate on the solid
foundations already laid by him.
http://www.abiastate.gov.ng/news/nigeria-54-h-e-t-
a-orji-preaches-peace-and-unitynigeria-54-gov-orji-
preaches-peace-unity-as-nigeria-celebrates-her-54-
years-of-political-independence-abia-state-gover
nor-chief-theodore-orji/

Politics / Picture Of President GEJ And T.A Orji During The Award Presentation In Abuja by emindu: 12:08pm On Sep 30
Congratulations to our Amiable governor of Abia state you deserved it joooor. Ten gbooooooooosa to all the Abians

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Politics / National Honour Award And Orji by emindu: 1:13pm On Sep 29
TODAY September 29, some Nigerians will be conferred with the National Honour Award by President Goodluck Jonathan at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Among the awardees are President Jonathan’s steward, a taxi driver, a traffic warden and the Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji.
In the recent past many have criticised the criteria for the selection of the awardees, while others believe that it is in order considering that it is a standard practice globally.
Beside, it is a known fact that Nigeria is a fertile ground for undue armchair criticisms, especially when it involves the Presidency and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. One remarkable thing about this year’s list of awardees is that it is all encompassing and qualitative given the men and women of integrity on parade.
For some of the awardees, the award is long overdue, considering their track records in public service and the private sector over the years. But many believe that the award is better late than never as it is obvious that these awardees waited patiently to be fished out, instead of pushing for the recognition.
For instance, Chief Theodore Orji, before becoming the governor of Abia State in 2007 had paid his dues in the public service as a seasoned administrator. He is reputed to have distinguished himself while serving with the National Electoral Commission, NECON(now the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC), with the positive impact he made said to have remained a reference point in the Commission till date.
After his graduation from the prestigious University of Ibadan in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language, Gov. Orji opted for civil service job, instead of the white collar job that was in vogue then. His over two decades career in the service is remarkable or its unblemished record.
On assuming office as governor in 2007, his government was faced with enormous infrastructural, political and social challenges. But he was undeterred by the enormity of the challenges. Despite initial political interferences and stumbling blocks orchestrated by his predecessor, Gov. Orji trudged on till the state was liberated from a godfather who was holding sway then. Since then, Orji’s government has been in a hurry to regain lost ground.
Every sector of the state economy is receiving steadily government’s attention. Several road projects have been completed, while others are ongoing. The New Umuahia known as Ogurube Layout is now a huge construction site. At the site is a completed workers Secretariat, a five-star international conference centre nearing completion.
Also adjacent to it is a new modern Government House and several other edifices. Also at Ubani Ibeku is a modern market of international standard with all the needed facilities. The State that was at a time under the siege of kidnappers is today one of the most secured and peaceful state in the country.
The commercial city of Aba for the first time since 1999 has witnessed government’s intervention in road rehabilitation, security and waste disposal. The education sector has also been doing well with the State emerging as the second overall best in the country in WAEC results in the last two years.
In recognition of his loyalty, humility and commitment to good governance, Governor Orji was appointed the South East Caucus Leader of the PDP. He is also today the Chairman, South East Governors Forum. Since assuming these positions, Gov. Orji has repositioned the party in the zone ahead of the 2015 polls. He has taken the zone to the mainstream politics that is favourable for the zone. In the just concluded National Conference, Gov. Orji rallied his colleagues to support and spur delegates from the zone to canvass for issues of national interest that will address the zone’s political problems. That is how it was agreed at the Conference that one additional state should be created out of the zone.
Particularly remarkable is the fact that his government has not borrowed money from any financial institution to finance the numerous projects he has executed.
So the National Honour Award on him can only be regarded as befitting and well-deserved. The award also rubbishes the current campaign of falsehood being propagated against him by his ahead the 2015 polls. The award is an indication that falsehood, no matter how contrived, cannot triumph over fact. With the award, Gov. Orji’s government and people of the State have been vindicated.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/national-honour-award-orji/#sthash.vhygK2in.dpuf
Politics / Gov.t.a Orji Challenge OUK To An Open Debate ,essay Writing by emindu: 10:54am On Sep 29
The governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, has challenged the former governor of the state, Orji Uzor Kalu, to a full blown debate after which they will go for essay writing to tell the people of the state and the country what they have done for their people while in office.
The challenge was thrown to the former governor by the Special Adviser to Governor Orji on politics, Chief Amah Abraham Nnanna, in Umuahia in a chat. The governor’s aide said the media war declared against the governor by the former governor needs to be addressed once and for all.
Nnanna, who served Kalu some years ago in the same capacity, said there is no basis for comparison between the two, stressing that the things the present governor has done are there for all to see while the former governor has nothing to show for the eight years he was in charge.
He explained that after the oral television debate, the two political leaders would also go for an essay where they will put down their achievements for posterity, adding that written documents would serve as a reference point for the future generation.
The political adviser said from the last administration to the present, there are many differences like politicians in the state are now one united family unlike before when there were Abuja-based politicians and home based ones.
“Before now, there was acrimony within the politics of the state so much so that if you talk to an Abia politician based in Abuja who we used to call Talibans, you stand the chance of losing your appointment, but now it is no longer so.”
On those who want to take over from the incumbent governor, Amah said all the governorship aspirants in the state have been busy sharing money, without letting the electorate know what they will do as governor.
He maintained that the aspirants have not learnt anything from the present governor. “All they do is to tell their people they are the best person to be the next governor, after which they will drop N5 million for the people, we have gone above this type of politics.”http://www.cknnigeria.com/2014/09/gov-t-orji-challange-orji-kalu-to-open.html
Politics / Uzor Kalu (OUK) Took Us To Shrine Before And Doing Our Appointments... by emindu: 3:05pm On Sep 15
Politics / Abia Govt. Partner AFDB On Development Projects. by emindu: 2:55pm On Sep 15
The African Development Bank (AFDB) has entered into an integrated project partnership with Abia State Government to tackle rural roads, erosion menace and waste management in the two Abia cities of Umuahia and Aba .
The Country Representative of the bank, Dr.Usmane Dore, stated this during the bank's preliminary visit to the state to see things.
He pledged the bank's partnership to the state, pointing out that Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, was one of the first governor's to reach out to the bank for assistance.
According to him, the AFDB has a tradition of partnering with states adding that rural roads in the two cities will be strategically rehabilitated and updated.
To that end, he said that the bank’s rapid assessment team has been sent to the state for assessment and implored the state to cooperate with the team to fast track the project.
Receiving the team led by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Governor Orji assured that the state will cooperate with the bank as it is ready to abide by the rules as well as contribute its quota to the project.
He stated that the perennial problem of rural roads , erosion and waste management has continued to plague Aba despite the huge sums of money being sunk into the city by the state government to address the problems.
The Governor said there was need for an external body like the AFDDB to assist the state as the problems were beyond its scope and thanked the federal government for the interest it has shown to Abia State.
Earlier, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating minister of the Economy, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala said the the objective of the visit is that the ADB has agreed to work with Abia State and bring some more benefits, maintaining that it is designed to cement the Governor's legacies in the state
According to her, President Goodluck Jonathan is desirous to work with states to make things better.

Politics / Gov. T.A Orji And The State Fund by emindu: 2:29pm On Sep 13
Happy morning beautiful people! kindly pick a copy of today's Vanguard Newspapers. What you will find today might interest you, simply be the Judge. We have entered the era of vindication for the Team Legacy Projects. Seeing is Believing! —

Politics / Orji’s Son Sues Sun Newspaper For N5bn by emindu: 2:32pm On Sep 12
The first son of Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji, an engineer, has sued The Sun Newspapers Limited, owned by a former Governor of the State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming N5bn damages for calling him “a terrorist.”

Briefing journalists on Thursday in Umuahia, a member of the legal team for Orji’s son, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko, said the libellous publication was contained on page 21 of the March 10, 2014 edition of The Sun Newspapers, which reads that, “it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented.”

The counsel said the former governor had been using his media outfit to publish malicious and libellous articles against Orji as well as “his son, who does not even hold any position in government.”

He gave the suit number of the case filled at Abia State High Court holding at Ohafia as HOH/5/2014, adding that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Livy Uzorukwu, is the lead council of Orji’s legal team.

The three-point claims by the plaintiff include, “The sum of N5bn as damages for libel; an unreserved apology to be published in at least three editions of the Daily Sun Newspapers; and an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, servants and associates from further writing, printing and publishing of the said libellous matter or a similar one against the claimant.”

Nwabuko further said that the Presiding Judge, Justice Anthony Chioma, had already granted an order for the defendant to be served out of jurisdiction.

The matter will come up for hearing on September 22.
http://www.punchng.com/news/orjis-son-sues-sun-newspaper-for-n5bn-2/
Politics / Update On Dimgba Igwe Death/assassination: “I Warned Him Against Orji Uzor Kalu” by emindu: 2:28pm On Sep 08
Dimgba Igwe the man who is the brain behind Kalu Leadership Series (KLS) published weekly in SUN Newspapers for illiterate Orji Uzor Kalu has died in mysterious circumstances in Lagos few days after having heated argument with his employer Orji Uzor Kalu.

Dimgba, who until his death was the Vice Chairman of SUN newspapers was said to have been knocked down by a hit and run driver near his house. Efforts made to save his life shortly after the unfortunate incident was abortive.

Dimgas death is coming less than three months when his colleague The Managing Editor (Northern Operations) of Orji Uzor Kalus New Telegraph Malam Suleiman Bisalla died in the blast that hit a shopping mall in Abuja. Suliemans body was charred but not in any form resembling that of a bomb blast. His body did not look like he was hit even by a stray bullet. His family members are still manipulation Orji Uzor kalu.

An eye witness account revealed that Dimgbas deaths was basically an assassination as the vehicle that hit Dimgba was unmarked, appeared on tinted glasses and went straight to hit Dimgba who was engaged in his routine morning exercise. The way and manner Dimgba was hit would convince one that he was marked for death by enemies. It would not be an accident because he was running on the same road with his friend who was even the more exposed to traffic than Dimgba. Again, the route where he was killed is a domestic route with less traffic.

A close aide of the deceased who spoke to Eastern Voice on condition of anonymity also revealed that Dimgba had confronted Orji Uzor Kalu two days earlier; in respect of arrears of eight months’ salary owed him (Dimgba). Dimgba informed Orji Uzor Kalu that he was facing deep frustration and risked having his children not returning to school as he had no money.


Orji Uzor Kalu in his his water sport vehicle – earned from the collective treasury of Abia State
Orji Uzor Kalu it was learnt, was shocked when Dimgba said that after the first week of September, he is not paid the backlog of salaries owed him, he would stop writing for Orji Uzor kalu and will indeed resign his appointment with SUN. Orji Uzor knew the implication of Dimgbas threat and promised to deal with him decisively. Barely 48 hours after this heated argument, Dimgba died.

Reacting to Dimbgas death, Gen. Paul Tong, the General Overseer of Evangel Pentecostal Church (EPC), Okota; Lagos expressed shock that a Christian of Dimgbas caliber would accept to work for a man with the history of ritual killing and murder as Orji Uzor Kalu.

Gen. Tong said, Dimgba Igwe was the Deputy General Overseer of EPC and an ordained Pastor. When it was clear that Concorde Group of Newspapers, his employers at the time; could not settle his wages following the incarceration and eventual death of MKO Abiola the owner; Dimgba showed signs of desperation. Of all the offers at the time, I remember warning him to resist that from Orji Uzor Kalu who offered him to work for SUN newspapers

As a child of God, Dimgba ought to have seen those signs that he was in real danger. First, Orji Uzor Kalu cheated him out of the proceeds of the book Orji Uzor Kalu: The Master Strategist. As if that was not enough, Orji Uzor Kalu sacked him as Deputy Managing Director/Deputy Editor in Chief for no justifiable reasons.

As a cover up, Dimgba was handed over the ceremonial position of Vice Chairman from where he did all Orji Uzor Kalu’s dirty writing assignments; and was not paid salaries eight months before his death.

Continuing, the Army General turned Pastor said while he mourned the death of his deputy, he is constrained by the evil deeds of Orji Uzor kalu to place a curse on him for wasting the life of a young enterprising Dimgba.


Orji Uzor Kalu is display of wealth belonging to the treasury of the Abia State government
When Eastern Voice visited Dimgba’s Lagos residence, his twin brother Mike Awoyinfa obviously devastated simply asked this reporter to pray for him. Mike former Managing Director/Editor in Chief of SUN Newspapers and Dimgba’s closest confidante was visibly worried about his own fate given that he shared the same ideology with Dimgba. Mike fears he may be next on the assassination row. Mike was sacked same time with Dimgba and is also owed backlog of salaries by Orji Uzor Kalu.

Many believe that Dimba Igwe, who visibly abandoned his calling as a Pastor was a victim of nemesis having elected to play dirty along with his master Orji Uzor Kalu. Dimgba in his last days, using Orji Uzor Kalu as a pseudonym authored unfounded lies against the people and government of Abia State. Those who are disposed to this opinion insist that Dimgba was only served what he actually wished others.

Meanwhile, Dimgba’s wife while wailing lamented that the idea of every morning walk came into being because Dimgba wanted to run away from heartbreak occasioned by working for a wicked man who owed him salaries for eight months. While not ruling out the possibility of assassination, the deceased’s wife said my husband died the day he accepted to work for a monster called Orji Uzor Kalu.http://247ureports.com/?p=55852

Politics / Open Letter To Chief Orji Uzor Kalu (2) by emindu: 3:16pm On Sep 03
OPEN LETTER TO CHIEF ORJI UZOR KALU (2)

RE: What happened to the ₦1 trillion Abia
earned during your tenure (1999-2007)? My
second advise or infact warning, is that
you should henceforth desist from
harassing Gov T.A Orji. Just think about it,
are you the only Governor who disagreed
with his successor in office? Why all the
fuzz? Have you ever heard Dr Peter Odili,
Chief Attah, Mr Donald Duke, Alhaji
Bafawara, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, Alhaji
Adamu Muazu etc, say anything
against
their successors? There is something
fundamentally childish and unbecoming
about this whole episode. Can't you simply
get on with your life, really? But if you
choose to persist on this course, and keep
abusing Governor T.A Orji, we are firmly
resolved to answer you in kind. Our people
have decided that this nonsense has gone
on for too long. It has to come to an end
now!
southeastnewsonline.blogspot.nl/2014/09/open-letter-to-chief-orji-uzor-kalu-2.html?m=1
Politics / Re: The Kind Of Raods TA Orji Constructs by emindu: 12:44pm On Sep 02
This are some of the legacy projects by ochendo

Politics / Re: The Kind Of Raods TA Orji Constructs by emindu: 12:42pm On Sep 02
The person posting these fake stories and lies against the governor is a big fool
Politics / Abia State Government Condemns Orji Uzor Kalu’s Unpatriotic Behaviour by emindu: 5:41pm On Sep 01
Abia State government has condemned the unpatriotic behavior of the immediate past Governor of the state for using his medium, The Sun newspapers to attack the administration of Chief T.A. Orji and disparage Abia people especially the elders.
Briefing newsmen on the recent publication of The Sun newspapers captioned “Abia Stinks” and attributed to Anambra-born millionaire, Prince Arthur Eze during the 23rd anniversary celebration of the creation of Abia at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, frowned at the deliberate distortion of facts and unwarranted attack on the people of Abia state by the former Governor through The Sun newspapers.

Prince Arthur Eze, according to the Commissioner never said that ‘Abia stinks’ rather on the said day, he Arthur Eze told the audience at the Okpara Auditorium about his awful experience travelling on the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway from Enugu to Umuahia.
Apart from describing the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway as being impassable, the businessman called on the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the South-east zone as almost all the federal roads in geopolitical zone are in very deplorable condition.
He said that the people of the South-east are suffering because of bad state of federal roads especially those leading to Abia State and pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently do something to alleviate their agonies of the people.

The Commissioner who was with the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor during the Press brief , Mr. Charles Ajunwa, condemned the unpatriotic behavior of the former governor of the state who he said ought to be a shining example of patriotism and urged him to immediately desist from his unpatriotic acts.
According to him, the state government will not hesitate to resort to legal measures against the former governor and his medium, The Sun if the unwarranted attack continues.
The state’s image maker said The Sun newspapers misquoted Prince Arthur Eze who was obviously referring the deplorable state of the Enugu- Port Harcourt federal road which is currently receiving attention through the intervention of Chief T.A. Orji.
He said Abians are happy under the administration of Governor T.A. Orji who has laid a solid foundation for the socio- economic and political development of the state as well as executed over ten thousand projects under his administration.
He stated that the former governor has nothing to show during his tenure compared to the many tangible and intangible achievements of Chief T.A. Orji.
The Commissioner said no amount of blackmail by the former governor of the state through The Sun newspaper will deter Chief T.A. Orji from rendering quality services to Abians, adding that Chief T.A. Orji is a shining example of good governance and has delivered on all fronts.
http://www.abiastate.gov.ng/news/abia-state-government-condemns-orji-uzor-kalus-unpatriotic-behaviour/
Politics / Abia State Government Condemns Orji Uzor Kalu’s Unpatriotic Behaviour by emindu: 5:30pm On Sep 01
Abia State government has condemned the unpatriotic behavior of the immediate past Governor of the state for using his medium, The Sun newspapers to attack the administration of Chief T.A. Orji and disparage Abia people especially the elders.
Briefing newsmen on the recent publication of The Sun newspapers captioned “Abia Stinks” and attributed to Anambra-born millionaire, Prince Arthur Eze during the 23rd anniversary celebration of the creation of Abia at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, frowned at the deliberate distortion of facts and unwarranted attack on the people of Abia state by the former Governor through The Sun newspapers.

Prince Arthur Eze, according to the Commissioner never said that ‘Abia stinks’ rather on the said day, he Arthur Eze told the audience at the Okpara Auditorium about his awful experience travelling on the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway from Enugu to Umuahia.
Apart from describing the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway as being impassable, the businessman called on the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the South-east zone as almost all the federal roads in geopolitical zone are in very deplorable condition.
He said that the people of the South-east are suffering because of bad state of federal roads especially those leading to Abia State and pleaded with the Federal Government to urgently do something to alleviate their agonies of the people.

The Commissioner who was with the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor during the Press brief , Mr. Charles Ajunwa, condemned the unpatriotic behavior of the former governor of the state who he said ought to be a shining example of patriotism and urged him to immediately desist from his unpatriotic acts.
According to him, the state government will not hesitate to resort to legal measures against the former governor and his medium, The Sun if the unwarranted attack continues.
The state’s image maker said The Sun newspapers misquoted Prince Arthur Eze who was obviously referring the deplorable state of the Enugu- Port Harcourt federal road which is currently receiving attention through the intervention of Chief T.A. Orji.
He said Abians are happy under the administration of Governor T.A. Orji who has laid a solid foundation for the socio- economic and political development of the state as well as executed over ten thousand projects under his administration.
He stated that the former governor has nothing to show during his tenure compared to the many tangible and intangible achievements of Chief T.A. Orji.
The Commissioner said no amount of blackmail by the former governor of the state through The Sun newspaper will deter Chief T.A. Orji from rendering quality services to Abians, adding that Chief T.A. Orji is a shining example of good governance and has delivered on all fronts.
http://www.abiastate.gov.ng/news/abia-state-government-condemns-orji-uzor-kalus-unpatriotic-behaviour/
Politics / An Address Presented By His Excellency, Chief T. A. Orji (ochendo by emindu: 1:28pm On Aug 28
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, CHIEF T. A. ORJI (OCHENDO), GOVERNOR ABIA STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 23RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ABIA STATE AND AWARD OF HONOURS/MERITS TO SELECTED ABIANS, HOLDING ON WEDNESDAY 27TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014 AT THE MICHAEL OKPARA AUDITORIUM UMUAHIA
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DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
DISTINGUISHED ABIANS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to this occasion, as we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the founding of our great Abia State, God’s On State. We are all aware that the past 23 years of the development of Abia State has not been easy. But through the resilience and commitment of our industrious people, our leaders and the many men and women out there, we have gone the extra miles in our various endeavours to ensure that Abia State wears a new face today, and is better than we found it.

We salute our founding fathers of this State and all those great men and women out there, who continue to devote their energies to change Abia State for good. Some of these men and women have been honoured in the past and many more will be honoured today for devoting their various talents to the development of Abia Sate, and for projecting our State in positive directions.
Our Administration continues to do its part in deepening the sustainable foundation of the socio-economic and political development of our State in all ramifications. But Abia State remains a “major work in progress”, and whatever we have become in the last 23 years are the results of the committed efforts and progress made by various Governments and the indomitable spirit of Abia citizens in all works of life.
That indomitable spirit is the determination of our people and Governments to excel and leave enduring legacies, no matter the odds and the individual circumstances we find ourselves in. That is why even in the history of this Nation we find traces of the significant foot-steps of many Abians who influenced major changes and developments in this Nation.

In Politics, Military, Economics, Administration, Education, Commerce and Industry, Arts, Entertainment, etc, many Abians have stepped up to provide leadership and show the light, so that others follow. Some of them are here with us today and we are very proud of them!
As we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of our State, there are still enormous work to be done and many new frontiers to be surmounted. I challenge all Abians, wherever you may be, to step up and show excellence in your profession, and reflect your achievements, business expansions and talents to develop and brighten Abia State, so that you will be counted as one of those contributing your quota in the development of our State, our economy and our people. For everything you do, always think Abia, because home is always the best!
For our Government of Abia State, today’s celebration is very memorable in many ways. It is our last anniversary celebration at the helms of this State. It is also an opportunity for us to recount our achievements and the challenges that we faced in our struggle to leave Abia State better than we found it.

We have certainly tackled the hard task of laying the foundation for the sustainable development of Abia State, through our legacy projects that address the myriads of problems that confront our State.
We have successfully advanced the building and strengthening of the various institutions that support statehood and created a viable democracy in our State, and these are visible in our many completed legacy projects and other works in progress. These are evident in the first Abia State Government House after 20 years; the first Abia State Government Workers’ Secretariat, the first ultra modern International Conference Centre and befitting Court buildings all over the State.
All of these and many more have certainly deepened democracy in our State and will ensure continuity of our development efforts in the future, especially as a new Administration takes over in 2015 on a stronger platform than we found when we came to this office.
We have made Abia State a healthier State and pursued the well-being of our citizens through the establishment of 710 health centres in our State to make health care affordable at the grass-roots. We have constructed modern diagnostic centres at Aba and Umuahia, and also a Dialysis Centre at Umuahia to reduce the cost our people incur in foreign medical trips.
We have also collaborated with the Private Sector in establishing a Chest Clinic for screening of Tuberculosis and Leprosy in the Amachara section of our State University Teaching Hospital and built a modern Eye Centre to cater for the visual impaired victims of our society. We have commenced the building of a 100-bed General Hospitals in nine Local Government Areas of our State. Many of these projects are changing the face of the health sector service delivery in our State and are some of the reasons to celebrate in this anniversary.
Our Specialist Hospital in Amachara has been certified as a centre of internship for new medical graduates before their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Our Government has tackled the road infrastructural challenges of the State at both the urban and rural areas, and we have commenced the repositioning of Abia State as an agricultural based economy both to improve our internally generated revenue and food sufficiency of our State economy. That is why a number of our planned 17 Liberation Farms have now taken off in the Local Government Areas of the State. We have equally commenced the privatization of our State Oil Palm and Rubber plantations at Ukwa East and Bende, respectively so as to create more jobs for our population, especially for youth entrepreneurs.
We have strongly addressed the issue of unemployment of our youths through our empowerment programmes that include certified training of young entrepreneurs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and donation of equipment to support such private business operations. More than 5,000 Abia youths have benefited from this programme and have been equipped to run their successful businesses as new entrepreneurs. We have also distributed more than 3,250 brand new vehicles to youth transport entrepreneurs engaged in taxi and haulage operations.

Other youths, women and the vulnerable members of our society have been retrained and supplied with equipments, including electric generator sets, computers and other accessories to support their new businesses
Above all, we have established equity, fairness and unhindered participation of our people in the politics of our State, and through that liberated our people and deepened democracy in Abia State. Today, Abians live in harmony with each other and aspire to give their best to the State through participation in the politics of our State.
Today our political and business elites are united and can work in unison to address the problems of Abia. But above all, our leadership has managed the resources of our State with prudence and accountability, and through that, become role models and a source of inspiration to many Abians. It is the desire of our Administration to continue in this direction and finish strong in 2015, so that the Government that comes after us will have a strong and sustainable foundation to take Abia to greater heights.
We only need to take a proper assessment of the past to come to full appreciation of what our Administration has done in the recent past to make Abia State greater and every anniversary celebration more meaningful and worthy experience. Our Administration was not deterred by the challenges we faced and what we inherited, instead we sought every opportunity to overcome our challenges and have created enduring legacies that we will be remembered for. This is the challenge of leadership which future Administrations of Abia State and our citizens need to embrace!
It is these same qualities that we have found in many of the awardees that we honour today. They have not stood on the sidelines to merely criticize and applaud only themselves. They are men and women that chose success over failure and have stood for excellence and worked with others to achieve the common good and yet did not succumb to inordinate wealth acquisition at all costs.

These men and women we honour today chose to make history rather than read history, and they have legacies to show for their actions; they have made a difference in the lives of Abians in their various endeavours and we are very proud of them!
For all the legacies that our Administration will leave for Abia State, I am very proud that we chose to make our State one of the most healthy and secured States in the Federation - where our people enjoy the dividends of democracy in good health, in a peaceful and conducive environment, and where they can exercise their ingenuity and business drive for the common good of all Abians. We are truly making the difference and the benefits of our efforts are showing in a more prosperous State, even as we celebrate our 23rd anniversary today, and with greater hope in the future.
While we celebrate our anniversary and honour our achievers today, let us not lose sight of the fact that no achievement in our State will be sustained in the future unless it is first sustained in our minds, in our attitudes and in our secured and peaceful environment.

That is why I call on all well-meaning Abians, especially our youths to become the guardian angels of the achievements we celebrate today, so that Abians begin to make more demands on their abilities as they drive towards greater excellence and honest achievement that we will all be proud to celebrate.
Today Abia is stronger, healthier and more united to face the future and reach for the best in all areas of human endeavour. It is our expectation that the leadership that takes over from our Government in 2015 will sustain the great hopes and expectations which our people share today and for the future. So that Abia State remains a beacon of hope with the enabling environment for all our citizens who desire to distinguish themselves.
I will continue to enjoin everyone here to renew their belief that Abia State is indeed a great State, God’s Own State and our people are a rare breed of ingenious people. It must therefore remain the singular challenge of every Abian to do what is in our powers to leave Abia State better than we found it.
This way, we can make each new anniversary of the State a memorable experience to share and a collective achievement to cherish. This is a challenge we must all live up to as Abians!
God bless Abia State, God’s Own State!
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Thank you.

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