Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko is a Renowned Lawyer, Philanthropist, Buisnessman and Politician.
|Full Name/Popular Name||Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko/Ned Nwoko|
|Date of Birth/Birthplace||December 21st, 1960/Idumeje, Ugboko, Aniocha|
|Occupation||Renowned Lawyer, Philanthropist, Buisnessman and Politician|
|Popular as||Husband of Nigerian Talented Actress, Regina Daniels|
|Net Worth||$1.2 billion|
Who Is Ned Nwoko?
Prince Ned Nwoko was a former member of the house of Reps, representing the Aniocha North and Oshimili North south constituency, from 1999-2003.
In January 2020, the philanthropist pioneered a malaria eradication scheme, which he undertook in Antarctica, making him the first African to visit the Antarctica southern pole.
Early Life and Education of Ned Nwoko
Ned Nwoko was born on 21st December 1960, at Idumeje, Ugboko, Aniocha. He is a native of Delta State. He began his education in Nigeria, later migrated to the University of Keele, Staffordshire, where he studied law and History. Still not satisfied with his first degree, he moved to King’s college London, where he bagged an LLM in Maritime and Commercial Law. Mr Nwoko became a certified lawyer, after this, and practiced at the Lincoln Inn.
After he was done with his education, he started his own law firm in London, UK., “Ned Nwoko’s solicitors” law firm which he founded at the age of 24 specialized mainly on international conflicts and Matrimonial Laws. The firm was said to be one of the biggest law firms owned by a foreigner in the UK. Mr Nwoko was also once a serving member of the house of Reps.
Ned Nwoko’s Career Path
Nwoko began his legal career with a brief start at crown prosecution service and qualified as a solicitor of the supreme court of England and Wales. He worked at Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldiers & Co Solicitors before establishing Ned Nwoko & Co Solicitors in London.
Nwoko was secretary general, Nigerian legal practitioners UK, Member of the Law Society, England and Wales and was visiting adviser, citizens’ advice bureau, based in London. At the peak of his legal sojourn in UK, he had the biggest black law firm in England and was recognized as the best black lawyer of African descent in England 1995
Political Career of Ned Nwoko
Ned Nwoko made the majestic entry into the political space, when he was elected as member of the house of reps from 1999-2003.
The former lawmaker, who represented the Aniocha/Oshimili Constituency Delta state, was not a light weight in the legislative chambers. He authored the move to stop monthly deductions from state treasuries.
Ned Nwoko sued the Nigerian government, at that time, for unlawfully deducting from local government councils’ allocations, requesting for refunds. He eventually won the case, with a $3.2 billion verdict, granted in his favour.
Ned Nwoko’s Awards and Recognition
- 2022: SOCIAL IMPACT PERSON OF THE YEAR – Leadership Newspaper
- AWARD FOR MEDIA EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION – Delta State University
- ICON OF PHILANTROPHY AWARD – University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN PHILANTHROPY – Champion newspaper
- 2018: Africa Value Awards – Effective Leadership and Youth Empowerment
- 2019: Peace Achievers Awards
- 2019: Delta Role Model Awards – Humanitarian Services
- 2019: Prime Excellence Recognition Awards – Man of the year
- 2019: Abuja AR Reporters Awards- Man of the year 2019
- 2019: Suncity Champions of Democracy Awards – Humanitarian Services
- 2019: 5 stars awards for Tourism Development in Africa
- 2019: University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria Philanthropy Awards
- 2019: Anti-corruption crusader Awards
- 2019: All Africa Music Awards AFRIMMA – Africa Community Impact Awards
Ned Nwoko’s Marital Life
Ned Nwoko, who is a devout Muslim has six wives, and many children. Amongst his wives, are two of Nigeria’s finest actresses, Regina Daniels, and Laila Charania.
Ned Nwoko’s Wealth and Affluence
The mansion built by Ned Nwoko in his hometown is considered one of the biggest in Nigeria. Its magnificent structure earned it the name “Castle in the air”. According to reports, the mansion has its private zoo for housing animals such as Horses, monkeys, ostriches, crocodiles and others, a livestock farm that rears over 5000 poultry, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
Ned Nwoko owns houses in the United Kingdom, The US, and Nigeria.
The Business Mogul owns a lot of expensive whips and buys a lot of luxury cars for his wives, too. Nwoko’s cars are too numerous, and an exact figure to the number of them will for sure be a daunting task.
It would be recalled that in 2019, Ned Nwoko took his sixth wife, Regina Daniels, on a car spin in his newly bought Roll Royce, which was said to cost about 173 million Naira.
Recently, Mr Ned gifted himself a 7x private jet which he showed off on social media. The 7x jet, which was produced by the Dassault Falcon Line covers about 6000 nautical miles range. The private Jet costs around $54 million.
Ned Nwoko Net Worth
Ned Nwoko is believed to have a net worth of about $1.2 billion which he amasses from his chains of businesses in Nigeria and abroad, his numerous investments in Nigeria and abroad including Real Estate, oil, tourism, agriculture, and Arts.
Ned Nwoko is a strong advocate of Malaria eradication in Africa. He is the initiator of the Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project. He flagged off the Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication campaign via a symbolic expedition to the Antarctica in January 2020. The Foundation is supporting the existing efforts of vaccine development by funding research for the anti-malaria vaccine through a partnership with leading universities in Africa and other research establishments.
Nwoko is the founder of the tourism destination Mount Delta, one of 21 tourism sites approved by Delta state government. The tourist site consists of museum, farm, zoo, fishponds, poultry and a 9-hole golf course. Nwoko is the founder of Sports University, located at Idumuje ugboko, the first sports University in sub–Saharan Africa. The university which was granted operational license in 2022 by the federal government of Nigeria, through the National Universities Commission NUC, is offering courses in sports and other disciplines and would resume full academic activities soon. Through his foundation, Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, he has contributed to the empowerment and education of youths of his constituency, senatorial district and state. In 2019, he donated $273,000 (N100M) for the rehabilitation of failed portions of the road linking the Southeastern Nigeria to the nation’s capital, Abuja.
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