Iwuanyanwu was born on 4 September 1942 in Atta, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State of Nigeria. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Nigeria and thereafter worked at the Hardel and Enic Construction Company, later acquiring it from the foreign operators. His business grew into a conglomerate of over 20 companies.
He had a promising political career and at different times ran for the office of the presidency of Nigeria. However, his political career was affected by a perceived association with men of the notorious Nigerian 419 ring, including the infamous Otokoto saga. He also held several political offices for the Nigerian government, notably in sports administration and management of federal roads maintenance. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling People's Democratic Party and coordinated the party's campaign for the South-East zone during the 2003 Presidential election.
He founded the Iwuanyanwu Nationale Football Club (now Heartland F.C.), which won several national and international championships.
As of March 2011 he has been the Executive Chairman and publisher of Champion Newspapers.
His wife of more than 40 years, Lady Eudora Nnenna Ozinyereaku Iwuanyanwu, with whom he had three sons and five daughters, died on 28 August 2011, aged 63. She was described as "a critical success factor for her husband". Announcing her death, Chief Iwuanyanwu said: "As a Patron of Cancer Society, she had recently expressed great concern over the large number of deaths due to prostate cancer and all other kinds of cancer. At a recent family meeting, she convinced me to build and donate to Nigeria Ten (10) Cancer Screening and Treatment Centres, one in each of the Six Geo-Political Zones, and one in each of the 5 South-Eastern States. This was scheduled to be announced on the 4th of September, 2011. She died a week before."
As of March 2011 Iwuanyanwu was the Executive Chairman of Champion Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Champion newspaper
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will you give your 22year old daughter in marriage to a 72 year old man that is the question here .the headline is to make you think thank you
At least 22 years have a say, she is a full-grown woman and a graduate in FUTMINNA, she can say either YES or NO. Not 13years that can’t even washed her cloths.
So please Mind your headlines
a 22 year old is old enough to decide for herself, there is no basis for comparison between pedophile yerima and this case, if a girl is up to 20 years and has acquired some higher education she is reasonable enough to make her choice of course with the supports of her parents and the traditional wedding going on here indicates so, take a look at that pic, does she look like a kid with those matured curves ready for fertility and motherhood. Avoid unnecessary headlines as this please.