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Orji Uzor Kalu

Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, House, Cars, Private Jet, Education & Politics

Orji Uzor Kalu Basic Information

Stage Name: Orji Uzor Kalu
Real Name: Orji Uzor Kalu
Occupation: Politician and Businessman
Date Of Birth/Age: April 21, 1960 (63 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Abia State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Ifeoma Orji Uzor Kalu (Wife) (late)
Education: Abia State University
Height: Unknown
Net Worth: Unknown

Orji Uzor Kalu Biography

Orji Uzor Kalu is a Nigerian politician and businessman. Kalu is the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and also serves as the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate. From 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, Kalu served as Governor of Abia State. He is also the chairman of SLOK Holding, the Daily Sun, and the New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria. Kalu also served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited. He was also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Family

Orji Uzor Kalu was born to the family of Mr. Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu and Mrs. Eunice Kalu. His brothers, Mascot Kalu and Nnanna Kalu, are also politicians.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Yours Truly, People, April 19, 2024

Parents

Father

Orji Uzor is the son of Mr. Johnson Kalu. He was an origin of Igbere, Bende Local Government of Abia State. Mr. Johnson Kalu died in 2010 but is always remembered by his son.

Mother

Orji Uzor Kalu’s mother is Chief Mrs. Eunice Uzor-Kalu. Celebrating her birthday in 2022, Orji Uzor wrote, “She is charismatic, courageous, selfless, kind-hearted, energetic, caring, and above all committed to the service of humanity.” When he was younger, his mother reportedly lent him $35 to start a palm oil business which helped him take off as a businessman.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Yours Truly, People, April 19, 2024

Children

With his late wife, Ifeoma, Orji Uzor Kalu has four children named Neya, Michael, Olivia, and Nicole.

Wife

Orji Uzor Kalu’s wife was named Ifeoma Orji Uzor Kalu. She was a medical doctor. The couple got married in December 1989. In April 2023, the family of Orji Uzor Kalu announced the death of Ifeoma Orji Uzor with a statement shared on Facebook. They did not disclose when she died and what the cause of death was. The statement read, “With a heavy heart and pain, we announce the passing on to eternal glory of Mrs. Ifeoma Ada Kalu, aged 61 years,” She died a month after her husband was re-elected into the Senate. She was reported to have died in the US. “A memorial service in her honour is scheduled to hold in the United States of America (USA).”

Orji Uzor Kalu, Yours Truly, People, April 19, 2024

Lifestyle

Orji Uzor Kalu was first a businessman before he became a politician. He has found success in both vocations.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Yours Truly, People, April 19, 2024

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Orji Uzor Kalu’s net worth is unknown to the public. However, his success as a businessman, chairman of companies, and politician proves that he has a whopping net worth in the bank. He is reportedly a Nigerian billionaire.

Cars

Orji Uzor Kalu does not share photos of his cars on social media.

House

Orji Uzor Kalu reportedly owns houses in Abia State and various parts of the world.

Private Jet

Orji Uzor Kalu reportedly owns seven private Jets. The seventh one was bought in July 2018.

Education

Orji Uzor Kalu attended Christ the King School Aba and Government College Umuahia. He also studied at Barewa College, Zaria, and enrolled in the University of Maiduguri to study political science. There, he became a student activist and participated in the “Ali Must Go” riots against the education minister. That resulted in his suspension. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Abia State University, a Certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University, and honorary doctorates from the universities of Maiduguri and Abia State.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Yours Truly, People, April 19, 2024

Politics

Orji Uzor Kalu was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). He joined APC after officially announcing his resignation as the PPA BOT chair.

From 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, Kalu served as Governor of Abia State. Kalu contested as the Abia North Senatorial candidate on the PPA platform in 2011. He returned to Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) to contest the Senatorial Election in 2015. In 2019, he contested for the Abia State Senatorial Election and won. He was convicted and jailed for corruption in December 2019 and released in 2020 following a ruling by the Supreme court that he was wrongfully convicted. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2023.

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