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NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Peter Gregory Obi popularly known as Peter Obi was born in Onitsha, Anambra State Commercial hub, South-East Nigeria on July 19th, 1961.
H.E Peter Obi, former Anambra Governor is an indigene of Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State.
Peter Obi Profile: Peter Gregory Obi Biography
|Popular As||Peter Gregory Obi|
|Age||60 years old|
|Born||19 July 1961|
Peter Obi Early Life
Peter Obi, NewsOnline reports graduated from Christ the King College, Onitsha where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980, graduating with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984. He aslo attended Lagos Business School, Nigeria (Chief Executive Program), Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A. (Marketing), and London School of Economics (Financial Management and Business Policy).
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Peter Obi Career
Peter Obi started his career in business somewhere after 1984. He is most known in the Fidelity Bank PLC where he was the youngest ever chairman. He also held managerial positions in Guardian Express Bank PLC and Next International Nigeria Limited.
In 2003, he joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and ran for the governorship in Anambra State. He and Chris Ngige were both in the race for the governorship position. Although Ngige was pronounced the winner, Obi did not want to give up, and he turned to the court. It was a battle that lasted three years, but the court eventually overturned the decision, and Obi was given the position of the Governor on March 17th, 2006. His first period in the office didn’t last long. Later in 2006, in November, Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, took over the position of the governor after Obi was impeached. However, Obi didn’t want to give up on justice and law. During the general election held in 2007 in Nigeria PDP (People’s Democratic Party) placed Andy Uba as Governor of Anambra. However, the Supreme Court agreed that Obi’s term in office was still running and reinstated him on June 14th, 2007.
He was then allowed to complete his first term in office. In 2010, he once again won the elections, and he got the second four-year-tenure which ended in 2014. It is believed that he has done great work for Anambra since both the infrastructure and economy considerably developed under his helm. During his time, Anambra was the first State to commence Sub-Sovereign Wealth savings, the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. At a time many other Governors were leaving huge debts, I left the equivalent of $500 million Dollars in investment as well as local and foreign currency, including $156 million in Dollar-denominated bonds. This was the first time in the history of the State that Ambassadors and High Commissioners of notable countries such as United Stated, Britain, Russia, European Union, South Africa, Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands, Canada, among others, visited the State. Before my tenure, Anambra was practically a pariah state blacklisted by the Diplomatic Corps and international development partners. He also championed the concept of funds meant for any intervention project going straight to the point of use. He was succeeded by Willie Obiano.
Peter Obi Personal Life
A devote Roman Catholic, Obi is happily married. His wife is Margaret Brownson Usen, and they have two children together, Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi and Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi.
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Peter Obi Awards
Obi has received numerous awards over the years. They include:
2015: Golden Jubilee Award from Catholic Diocese of Onitsha for outstanding contribution to quality healthcare delivery in St. Charles Borromeo Hospital in particular and Anambra State in general, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the hospital.
2014: Nigerian Library Association Golden Merit Award for remarkable improvement of libraries in Anambra State, exemplified by our Government’s construction of the Kenneth Dike Digital State Library, remarkable upgrade of the Onitsha Divisional Library, and provision of library facilities in secondary schools across the State.
2014: Champion Newspaper Most Outstanding Igbo Man of the Decade.
2014 The Voice Newspaper (Holand) Achievers Award for Outstanding Example in Leadership and Governance.
2013: Silver Bird Man of the Year (with Governor BabatundeFashola of Lagos State).
2012: Business Hallmark Newspaper Man of the Year.
2012: The Golden Award on Prudence – by the Methodist Church of Nigeria as the Most Financially Prudent Governor in Nigeria.
2012: Leadership and Good Governance Award by The Ezeife Leadership Foundation Award for restoring peace and harmony to Anambra State.
2012: Best Performing Governor on Immunization in South-East Nigeria – by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2012: Outstanding Financial Planner and Manager – by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion for my resourcefulness and creativity in governance.
2011: Zik Leadership Prize.
2010: ICT Governor of the Year – by the West Africa ICT Development Award.
2009: Champion Newspaper Nigeria’s Most Trustworthy Governor Award.
2009: Thisday Newspaper Most Prudent Governor in Nigeria.
2007: The Sun Newspaper Man of the Year Award.
Peter Obi Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Peter Obi worth at the age of 60 years old? Peter Obi’s income source is mostly from being a successful Politician. He is from Nigeria. We have estimated Peter Obi’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Politician|
Peter Gregory Obi Biography and Timeline
On October 12, 2018, Peter Obi was named as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate in the Nigerian 2019 Presidential elections. His party came second.
Obi was chairman of Next International Nigeria Ltd, then chairman and director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Data Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd. He was the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. He was recently appointed the chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) by former President Goodluck Jonathan after the 2015 general election.
On 7 February 2010, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Peter Obi the winner of the 6 February 2010 gubernatorial elections, where he defeated Professor Charles Soludo, former governor, CBN. This election victory gave Governor Obi an additional four years as the governor of Anambra State. On 17 March 2014 Peter Obi served out his second term and handed over the governorship to Willie Obiano.
Obi once again left office on 29 May 2007 following the general elections, which Andy Uba won. Obi returned to the courts once more, this time contending that the four-year tenure he had won in the 2003 elections only started to run when he took office in March 2006. On 14 June 2007 the Supreme Court of Nigeria upheld Obi’s contention and returned Obi to office. This brought to an abrupt end the tenure of Obi’s successor, Andy Uba whose April 14, 2007 election the Supreme Court nullified on the grounds that Obi’s four-year tenure should have remained undisturbed until March 2010.
After nearly three years of litigation, Ngige’s victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal on 15 March 2006. Obi took office for on 17 March 2006. On 2 November 2006, he was impeached by the state house of assembly after seven months in office and was replaced the next day by Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, making her the first-ever female governor in Nigeria’s history. Obi successfully challenged his impeachment and was re-instated as the governor on 9 February 2007 by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu. Etiaba handed power back to him after the court ruling.
Peter Obi contested in the Anambra State governorship election as candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party in 2003, but his opponent, Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obi married Margaret Brownson Usen in 1992, and together they have two children: Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi and Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi. He’s a devoted Catholic..
Peter Gregory Obi (born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the Peoples Democratic Party. He was the former governor of Anambra State serving from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was impeached and from 9 February 2007 to 29 May 2007 after his impeachment was overturned. Although a fresh election was held on 29 April 2007, he was reappointed governor on 14 June 2007 after a court ruling that he should be allowed to complete a four-year term. He won in 6 February 2010 election for a second term as governor.
Peter Obi was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha, where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980, graduating with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984.