Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III _potrait

Kenneth Onyeneke “Igwe Kenneth Orizu III” Orizu1925

Name
Kenneth Onyeneke “Igwe Kenneth Orizu III” Orizu
Given names
Kenneth Onyeneke
Surname
Orizu
Nickname
Igwe Kenneth Orizu III
Shared note: Twentieth chief of Nnewi
Birth October 29, 1925
Igbo Women's War November 1, 1929 (Age 4 years)

Note: Igbo Women's War (first Nigerian feminist movement) of 1929 in Aba
Death of a paternal grandmotherX-Eze ugbonyamba
1931 (Age 5 years)

Anti Igbo riots November 1, 1953 (Age 28 years)

Note: Anti Igbo riots (killing over 50 Igbos in Kano) of 1953 in Kano
Governor General of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 34 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Prime Minister of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 34 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Nigeria independence October 1, 1960 (Age 34 years)

Note: Nigeria gains independence from Britain; Tafawa Balewa becomes Prime Minister, and Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes President.
Death of a fatherJosiah Nnaji “Igwe Orizu II”
1962 (Age 36 years)

Coronation
Coronation of Igwe Kenneth Orizu
June 2, 1963 (Age 37 years)
Prime Minister of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Military Head of State of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: Gen. J.T.U Aguyi Ironsi
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: Brig. Babafemi Ogundipe
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Coup by Igbo military officers January 16, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: A coup by Igbo military officers takes over government and assassinate the Northern leaders. The Federal Military Government is formed, with General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as the Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Federal Republic.
Counter-Coup by Northerner July 29, 1966 (Age 40 years)

Note: A counter-coup by military officers of northern extraction, deposes the Federal Military Government; General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi is assassinated along with Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Region. General Yakubu Gowon becomes Head of State.
Biafra independence May 30, 1967 (Age 41 years)

Note: General Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria, declares his province an independent republic called Biafra, and the Nigerian Civil War or Nigerian-Biafran War ensues.
General Emeka Ojukwu flees into exile January 8, 1970 (Age 44 years)

Note: General Emeka Ojukwu flees into exile; His deputy Philip Effiong becomes acting President of Biafra.
Biafra is reintegrated into Nigeria January 15, 1970 (Age 44 years)

Note: Acting President of Biafra Philip Effiong surrenders to Nigerian forces through future President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Biafra is reintegrated into Nigeria.
Military Head of State of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 49 years)

Note: Gen. Yakubu Gowon
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 49 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Joseph Edet AkinwaleWey
Military Head of State of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 49 years)

Note: Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 49 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Anambra State Creation February 3, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: East-Central State was divided into Anambra and Imo (Owerri) states
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 1, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: John Atom Kpera Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State March 1, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: Ndubuisi Kanu
Imo State Creation March 17, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: Imo State was created from part of East Central State.
Military Head of State of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 50 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua
Executive Governor of Imo State July 1, 1977 (Age 51 years)

Note: Adekunle Lawal
Executive Governor of Anambra State July 1, 1978 (Age 52 years)

Note: Col. Datti Sadiq Abubakar Under Military Regime
Imo State Military Administrator July 1, 1978 (Age 52 years)

Note: Sunday Ajibade Adenihun
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 53 years)

Note: Alhaji Shehu Shagari
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 53 years)

Note: Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekweme
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1979 (Age 53 years)

Note: Jim Nwobodo Under NPP
Executive Governor of Imo State October 1, 1979 (Age 53 years)

Note: Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1983 (Age 57 years)

Note: Christian Onoh Under NPP
Military Head of State of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 58 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 58 years)

Note: Brig. Babatunde Idiagbon
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 1, 1984 (Age 58 years)

Note: Allison Madueke Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1984 (Age 58 years)

Note: Ike Nwachukwu
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1985 (Age 59 years)

Note: Samson Omeruah Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State August 1, 1985 (Age 59 years)

Note: Allison Amakoduna Madueke
Military Head of State of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 59 years)

Note: Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 59 years)

Note: Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1986 (Age 60 years)

Note: Amadi Ikwechegh
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1986 (Age 61 years)

Note: Admiral Augustus Aikhomu
Executive Governor of Anambra State December 1, 1987 (Age 62 years)

Note: Robert Akonobi Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1990 (Age 64 years)

Note: Herbert Eze Under Military Regime
Enugu State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 64 years)

Note: Herbert Eze
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 64 years)

Note: Anthony E. Oguguo
Abia State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 65 years)

Note: Abia State was splited from Imo State
Enugu State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 65 years)

Note: Enugu State was splited from Anambra State.
Anambra State Military Administrator August 27, 1991 (Age 65 years)

Note: Joseph Abulu
Abia State Military Administrator August 28, 1991 (Age 65 years)

Note: Frank Ajobena
Ebonyi State Creation October 1, 1991 (Age 65 years)

Note: Ebonyi State was created from the old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State.
Abia State Military Administrator December 9, 1991 (Age 66 years)

Note: Chinyere Ike Nwosu
Executive Governor of Enugu State January 1, 1992 (Age 66 years)

Note: Okwesilieze Nwodo
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1992 (Age 66 years)

Note: Evan Enwerem
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 2, 1992 (Age 66 years)

Note: Chukwuemeka Ezeife Under SDP
Executive Governor of Abia State January 17, 1992 (Age 66 years)

Note: Ogbonnaya Onu
Head of Interim National Government of Nigeria August 26, 1993 (Age 67 years)

Note: Ernest Shonekan
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya
Military Head of State of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: Gen. Sani Abacha
Anambra State Military Acting Administrator November 27, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: Dabo Aliyu
Anambra State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: Mike Attah
Enugu State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: Temi Ejoor
Imo State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 68 years)

Note: James N.J. Aneke
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1994 (Age 68 years)

Note: Moses Fasanya
Abia State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 68 years)

Note: Chinyere Temi Ejoor
Enugu State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 68 years)

Note: Mike Torey
Anambra State Military Administrator August 21, 1996 (Age 70 years)

Note: Rufai Garba
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 70 years)

Note: Sule Ahman
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 70 years)

Note: Adewunmi Agbaje
Imo State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 70 years)

Note: Tanko Zubairu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator October 7, 1996 (Age 70 years)

Note: Walter Feghabo Under Military Regime
Military Head of State of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 72 years)

Note: Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 72 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe
Anambra State Military Administrator August 6, 1998 (Age 72 years)

Note: Emmanuel Ukaegbu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator August 7, 1998 (Age 72 years)

Note: Simeon Oduoye Under Military Regime
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1998 (Age 72 years)

Note: Anthony Obi
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Orji Uzor Kalu
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Chinwoke Mbadinuju Under PDP
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Sam Egwu Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Chimaroke Nnamani
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 1999 (Age 73 years)

Note: Achike Udenwa
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 2003 (Age 77 years)

Note: Chris Ngige Under PDP
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 17, 2006 (Age 80 years)

Note: Peter Obi Under APGA
Executive Governor of Anambra State November 3, 2006 (Age 81 years)

Note: Virginia Etiaba Under APGA She was Appointed when the previous governor, Peter Obi, was impeached by the state legislature for alleged gross misconduct. She transferred her powers back to Peter Obi three months later when an appeal court nullified the impeachment
Executive Governor of Anambra State February 9, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Peter Obi Under APGA Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba (Andy Uba) was elected and sworn in as the governor of Anambra State on 27 May 2007. He was removed by a supreme court decision on 14 June 2007. He governed the State for 14 days.
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Theodore A. Orji
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Martin Elechi Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Sullivan Chime
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 2007 (Age 81 years)

Note: Ikedi G. Ohakim
Acting President of Federal Republic of Nigeria February 9, 2010 (Age 84 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Acting President, Acted for Umaru M. Yar’Adua who was indisposed due to ill health
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 6, 2010 (Age 84 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 6, 2010 (Age 84 years)

Note: Arc. Namadi sambo
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2011 (Age 85 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2011 (Age 85 years)

Note: Arc. Namadi sambo
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 2011 (Age 85 years)

Note: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 17, 2014 (Age 88 years)

Note: Willie Obiano Under APGA Chief Willie Maduabuchukwu Obiano was sworn in on 17 March 2014 as the new governor after the expiration of the Peter Obi second term, haven won the 16 November 2013 election.
Nationality
Nigeria
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Religion
Christianity & Animism
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Name

Twentieth chief of Nnewi

Note

Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III (born 1925) is the 20th Obi of Otolo and Igwe of Nnewi kingdom. He is the traditional supreme ruler and spiritual leader in Nnewi, an Igbo city in Nigeria. He is a member of the Nnofo Royal lineage and the successor to his father Igwe Josiah Orizu II, his grandfather Igwe Orizu I, and great-grandfather Igwe Iwuchukwu Ezeifekaibeya. Unlike most Igbo monarchies, there were kings of Nnewi before the arrival of Europeans. In Anambra State, Igwe Kenneth Orizu III is the vice chairman of the Anambra State House of Chiefs and as of 2015 the longest-serving monarch in Nigeria.

Shared note

Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III (born 1925) is the 20th Obi of Otolo and Igwe of Nnewi kingdom. He is the traditional supreme ruler and spiritual leader in Nnewi, an Igbo city in Nigeria. He is a member of the Nnofo Royal lineage and the successor to his father Igwe Josiah Orizu II, his grandfather Igwe Orizu I, and great-grandfather Igwe Iwuchukwu Ezeifekaibeya. Unlike most Igbo monarchies, there were kings of Nnewi before the arrival of Europeans. In Anambra State, Igwe Kenneth Orizu III is the vice chairman of the Anambra State House of Chiefs and as of 2015 the longest-serving monarch in Nigeria.

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