KALU, Dr. Orji Uzor

Born 21st of April, 1960



Orji Uzor Kalu was born in April 21, 1960 to the family of Mr. Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu and Mrs Eunice Kalu. 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. Prior to his election, he served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited. Kalu was also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees. He was the party's presidential candidate in the April 2007 general election.[1] He is currently a member of the ruling party after he officially announced his resignation as a PPA BOT. Orji Uzor Kalu contested in the 2019 Nigerian general election to represent the people of Abia North in the senate, running under the banner of All Progressives Congress. He defeated the incumbent senator Mao Ohuabunwa with over 10,000 votes
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Ifeoma Ada Menakaya
State of Origin: Abia State
Father's Name Mr. Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Mrs. Eunice Uzor Kalu
Mother's Status N/A

four children

Profession Politician , Industrialist , Administrator
Working Experience Chairman SLOK Holding Chairman Daily Sun Chairman First International Bank Limited Chairman New Telegraph

Founder/CEO, The Sun Newspaper The Telegraph Newspaper First International Bank (in Gambia) International Insurance Company Slok International (logistics) Happy Home Furniture Limited Neya Nigeria Limited (Metal recycling) Bende Export (agro-product sourcing) Slok Nigeria Limited (Import & export, and shipping) Sun Heaven Hotels And Resorts Mak Travels Agency Limited Slok Energy Limited

Bsc. in Political Science.

Christ the King School Aba and Government College, Umuahia; Barewa College, Zaria; University of Maiduguri

Former Governor, Abia State (1999-2007), People’s Democratic Party , Senator Abia North,all progressive congress.

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