Arthur Nzeribe was a multi-billionaire investment mogul, born in Oguta, Imo State on 2nd November 1938.
His father, Oyimba Nzeribe, was a lawyer and former state counsel, and his grandfather, Akpati Nzeribe, held the traditional title of Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Damanze Oyimba of Oguta.
His second wife is the sister of Hajia Asabe Yar’Adua, wife of the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, who was brother of President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Nzeribe lost his mother when he was a primary school student, while his father was away in Great Britain studying Law and was hence taken care of by Catholic priests.
He attended Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu and Holy Ghost College, Owerri.
Through the Ghana Commission, he met Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and started to work for him in public relations. Nkrumah also introduced him to other African leaders.
In 1969, Nzeribe started up the Fanz Organization based in London, dealing in heavy construction, arms, oil brokerage, publishing and property investment, with much business in the Middle East and Gulf states.
Nzeribe built a Palatial country home in Oguta called Heaven of Peace, an estate that contains multiple mansions.
In 1983, he spent a whooping N12m to win a Senatorial seat in Orlu.
Nzeribe is mostly remembered for Association for a Better Nigeria (ABN), a group he founded which backed General Ibrahim Babangida in scuttling the worldwide acknowledged “June 12 election” that would have brought in the billionaire, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola .
Late Senator was married to Joan Osula Nzeribe who reportedly abandoned him in sick bed!
A report Joan refuted!!!
Late Senator FANZ has four known Children whom amongst them is Adanna Nzeribe who would later marry Abia Born Critically acclaimed Billionaire, Socialite and Politician, Dr Chima Anyaso in 2013.
Chima is currently gunning for Abia State Top Job!!
May His Soul Rest In Peace
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