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Peter Obi Before Politics; A Complete Profile



As the 2023 presidential elections draws closer, Nigerians are very optimistic ahead of what the future holds in what many have tagged the most important election in Nigerias’ history, thus the huge voter registration turn out. In this series, we will profile the top candidates who could emerge victorious after the 25th February 2023 polls. and also share who Peter Obi is Before Joining Politics

First in this series is the Labour Party presidential candidate who many political commentators within Nigeria and internationally have projected to win the election; Peter Obi. Mr Obi who has the backing of the select demography of Nigerian youths, has been frequently mentioned as the man to beat, and the main opposition to the incumbent/ruling party APC.

A lot has been said about his time as governor of Anambra state where a lot of positive appraisal has been given for his 8 year 2 tenures in charge of the state, however, little is known about his life before joining politics and subsequently becoming one of the best ever governors in the country. Here is a complete work/business profile of Peter Obi before his foray into politics in 2002.

Fidelity Bank Plc

Peter Obi became the highest shareholder and Chairman of Fidelity bank in 1994 at the young age of 34 making him the youngest ever chairman of a Nigerian bank till date, it was a regional bank (Tier-3) according to CBN stratification of commercial banks.

Peter Obi led Fidelity to Tier 2 status by 2000 and set a blueprint for them to go public which they eventually did in 2005 even though he resigned his position as chairman in 2002 to contest for the Anambra governorship, they’ve remained one of the most consistent banks in Nigeria in its dealings with shareholders and costumers.

For 17 years running, Fidelity bank has paid dividends to all its shareholders. Fidelity has never needed a bailout by the CBN even when other commercial banks crashed due to economic recessions, it has remained one of the most consistent banks and it is now a Tie 1 bank, alongside the likes of First Bank, UBA and Zenith. Peter Obi is still the highest and majority shareholder in Fidelity bank today.

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2. Next International (Nigeria and UK)

Peter Obi incorporated and became the Chairman and Chief Executive of Next International Nigeria Limited, an import and export franchise, in 1988, and by 1995 he had gone international by opening branches across the United Kingdom. Before its dissolution in January 2023, Next International was a retail powerhouse generating over £85m in annual revenue in its hay days. He resigned his position as Chairman before joining politics.

3. Chams PLC/Paymaster Nigeria Ltd

Peter Obi is the highest shareholder and former chairman of identity management and fintech conglomerate Chams PLC which owns Paymaster Nigeria LTD, a payments solution enterprise which was the first non-bank financial institution to obtain license to operate as a Payment Terminal Service Provider (PTST) for POS transactions from CBN in 2011. Chams remains a powerhouse in electronic payment systems & solutions and has been contracted by major Nigerian and African banks to deploy their payment solutions into their operations.

4. Guardian Express Bank Ltd

Peter Obi also served as the Chairman of Guardian Express Bank where he is also a major shareholder. It was during his time as chairman that a subsidiary was set up; Guardian Express Mortgage bank, where he also served as chairman & major shareholder.

Peter Obi was former vice-president Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election

5. Guardian Express Mortgage Bank

As aforementioned, under his guidance, Guardian Express bank established a mortgage bank as it’s subsidiary and served concurrently as the chairman of both banks. This bank was one of the first privately held mortgage banks in Nigeria.

6. Future View Securities

Peter Obi served as chairman of this private equity & stock brokerage firm which dealt on medium & large scale enterprises. Under his leadership, they became a powerhouse in the equity market in Africa and quickly became a go-to for venture capitalists.

7. Data Corp Ltd

Peter Obi also served as chairman of the data analytics company Data Corp which is the foremost data sourcing and processing institution in Nigeria. He was a non-executive director and is currently listed as it’s majority shareholder as at December 2022. Data Corp is trusted by multi-national companies and governments across Africa and frequently collaborates with the biggest data analytics in Europe and around the world for multi billion dollar projects as well as many social enterprising projects across Nigeria and Africa.

8. Card Centre Nigeria Ltd

Card Centre is a pioneer in the telecommunications technology market and has a substantive market share in this industry. It is responsible for the manufacture of SIM cards, AT

See Also: Why have Peter Obi’s brothers not endorsed him?

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The 2023 Presidential Election has been themed the ‘worst election in the history of Nigeria’ by most Nigerians & observers from across the globe.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu president-elect amidst controversial circumstances

Many weeks have passed since Prof Mahmood Yakubu controversially announced the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the polls and subsequently returned as the president-elect, but Nigerians won’t let this slide as a resolve has been made by the country’s very youthful population to restore the mandate which majority of them opine is rightfully the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s.

As the ruling party, it was only normal that APC was fingered as the ‘usual suspect’, their corrupt counterparts, PDP has however managed to stay out of the spotlight, leaving APC to face the wrath and backlash of angry Nigerians alone. However, Reportera News investigative reports has revealed that not only APC rigged in the 2023 presidential election, but their longtime opposition, PDP. Peter Obi’s LP who banked on INEC’s promise on delivering a free & fair poll were the victim of Prof Mahmood & INEC’s gross ineptitude.

Whilst APC focused their nefarious activities in remote areas in the North West and South West regions of the country, PDP focused on the South South and the North East, to ‘harvest’ LP votes, primarily. Studies have indicated that Peter Obi’s LP won Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, & Taraba; 3 PDP states, but were unfortunately rigged out of the polls, giving PDP controversial victories in the states. The electoral heist also saw the transfer of LP votes to APC in Benue, Plateau, and Rivers. Nigerians have called for the arrest and criminal prosecution of INEC chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu for electoral, LP has also petitioned the judiciary seeking the annulment of the election by the Court of Appeal which is set to begin trial on 30th May 2023.

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Exposed: INEC Didn’t Have To Wipe BVA Data For ‘Storage Space’



INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

The 2023 presidential election may have come and gone to some people, it however left a bitter taste in the mouths of most Nigerians who came out in their numbers to vote for their future only for the election results to be systemically rigged in favour of the ruling party, APC. To many, this is a nightmare that they’re hoping they’d wake up from, but to INEC it’s a bone they can’t spit nor swallow; this is because the manner with which the election was rigged is what experts call ‘lazy rigging’ due to the fact that they left far too many loopholes, subsequently leaving a trail of evidence to the public of the travesty disguised as election that occured on February 25th 2023.

This has left INEC in between crossroads as they are torn in the middle of defending the poorly conducted heist or admitting that the poll was flawed. The electoral body has however refused to lean towards the latter, arguing vehemently that they conducted a free & fair election, this obviously is a blatant lie based on the response of Nigerians who mostly feel that the results were rigged.

INEC has been dragged to court by the two main opposition parties, LP and PDP, however it is only the former who actually has a strong grip on their case since evidence has also shown that the latter committed the same electoral fraud that they accuse the ruling party, APC of.

Ekemp M8, the BVA used by INEC

BVA ‘Wahala’

One of the first requests of LP to the court was to have them inspect the BVAs to ensure that the INEC-published-results corresponded with the data available on the devices. However, INEC made a bogus claim that they had to wipe the presidential election results data to make storage space for the gubernatorial polls which happened almost a month after the presidential polls.

The Labour Party led by it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi which on account of most Nigerians won the election are the major victims of this fraud have approached the courts to retrieve their stolen mandate, one which is expected to upheaval the status quo; in fact, many analysts have postulated that this trial is the biggest in the history of this nation.

In this article, Reportera News takes a deeper look at the device in question to determine if INEC’s claim could be substantiated and most importantly, proven to be truthful. Unfortunately, it isn’t; INEC lied inconspicuously and as a matter of fact, our investigation revealed that the device could handle upto 50 more elections of the same magnitude without needing to erase the data.


The model of the BVA devices used by INEC is an ‘Ekemp M8’, it’s a biometric tablet with a processor speed of 1.3GHz manufactured by the global electronic powerhouse, Samsung. It comes with a 2 Gigabyte storage space with options that goes upto 8 Gigabytes. The simply interpretation of this information is that the device can accommodate data for 50 different elections without needing a ‘reconfiguration’. This ultimately begs the questions;

what is INEC hiding?

Why are they scared to hand over the BVAs for inspection of it’s content if they affirm that the election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere?

The answer is simple; there is no correlation between the fraudulently announced results and the results in the BVAs, they just do not match, hence their decision to withhold the device and avert exposing the electoral fraud they committed.

Specs of the Ekemp M8

our IT experts looked at the specifications of this device and have come to a technical conclusion that it was ‘illogical’ to wipe the data since the election would have taken at most 2% of the storage capacity using the average Polling Unit to voters ratio which is 300 voters per polling unit.

According to most Nigerians and available evidence, Peter Obi of LP won the 2023 presidential election

As Nigerians stay focused on the judiciary hoping that the INEC results are annulled unequivocally, INEC and APC have deployed many machineries to consolidate the fraud they did, one of which was Lai Mohammed’s Washington DC trip where he went on international media organization at the behest of his paymasters to spread false information on the election, an action that has received heavy criticism from Nigerians who think that it was a waste of public funds as the announcement could have been made here in Nigeria, albeit faux news.


Our verdict is very clear, there is absolutely no reason for INEC to erase, transfer, or reconfigure the data on the BVA since there was more than enough storage space and most importantly, the BVAs were the subject of investigation for electoral fraud, hence not meant to be tampered with as this could affect the outcome of the case.

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Rivers: Nyesom Wike And Sim Fubara, Rivers State Governor-elect Fight Dirty



L-R Sim Fubara, Nyesom Wike

A head of May 29, 2023 inauguration, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his ‘political son’, and current Governor-elect of the state, Sim Fubara have fallen out, Reportera News has learned.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Nyesom Wike political godfather of Sim Fubara

A source told Reportera in Port Harcourt that Wike is fuming that Fubara invited Atiku and other PDP leaders considered to be his enemies to the May 29 inauguration at Portharcourt without his consent. The source said that when confronted, Fubara told his close aides that he wouldn’t want to inherit the enemies of the outgoing governor and wouldn’t want to start fighting political wars early in his administration.

He opted for reconciliation with the party leaders both at the state and national, which didn’t go down well with the Port Harcourt hit man. This has created a huge crack between the two and we were told that Wike is withholding release of funds for the inauguration. The political battle between Wike and Fubara will be interesting.

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