New Telegraph Newspaper & Her CEO: Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is a Nigerian politician and a prominent business tycoon in West Africa. He is the founder of the New Telegraph Newspaper.
He is the chairman and founder of SLOK holdings. SLOK is a syndicate corporation with interests in oil trading, manufacturing, banking, shipping, and media.
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu started a business at the age of 19 by trading commodities like palm oil and sugar. He later diversified into transportation and furniture making. This plunged him into his million Naira net worth at the young age of 20.
He’s known as one of Nigeria’s topmost industrialists as his recognition came into the limelight in the 80s. This was when the Nigerian military awarded him a contract to import ammunition to Nigeria’s defense force.
Kalu is formerly the Governor of Abia State, Nigeria (27th May 1999 – 27th May 2007). Presently, he is a Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District. He also doubles as the Chief Whip, House of Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
INTENTIONS OF NEW TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER
Established in October 2013 with the objective of becoming Nigeria’s most authoritative Newspaper. Also with media influence that cuts across Politics, Business, Law, Education, Arts and Entertainment, Health, Travel, Tourism, etc.
The Newspaper’s portal is dedicated to providing relevant information to all Nigerians through online and offline sources.
This Newspaper firm features eminent Nigerian columnists on its board of Editors. We have Mr. Ayodele Aminu (Editor-in-chief), Juliet Bumah (Editor), and human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Onwe.
This business operation targets all classes of readers, ranging from her international to the urban center audience. They provide incisive coverage of pressing political and socio-cultural issues.
The firm operates a decentralized system with its headquarters situated in Lagos, Nigeria.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF NEW TELEGRAPH
With the Chairman’s influence in Politics and Business, the New Telegraph newspaper has earned herself recognition in the media world. She’s become a force to reckon with as the firm produces over 100,000 copies of news every day.
This News publishing firm has won over 30 awards both locally and internationally since its full editing inception in 2014. This includes Nigeria Media Merit Award and Diamond media excellence. Earlier in 2018, the New Telegraph won 12 awards out of 27 nominations.
New Telegraph has established a tradition of outshining many older media outfits which have been in existence for over four decades.
In six years of its operations, the newspaper has won countless awards, on a yearly basis. in the Nigerian media industry, beating other papers, especially in the NMMA, DAME, Nordica Media Merit Awards, and Soyinka, among others.
The New Telegraph newspaper has played host to a yearly award presentation to prominent Nigerians who have in excellent ways influenced their society positively thereby hinging itself in the heart of the nation as a system to appreciate diligence, dignity, and excellence.
Politicians, technocrats, and industrialists have been able to use this platform to relate to Nigerians their foremost interests in the proceeding economic year.
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Also, the newspaper firm has afforded the average Nigerian a friendly and intriguing experience to stay current and updated with daily societal events helping its readers to continually stay firm to its contents.