Ehime Mbano, born legal luminary, Attorney Charles Onyirimba, (The Umudike Umueze 11), was born to a retired Headmaster and school teacher respectively.

Prior to travelling to the United States of American for in 1981, Attorney Charles Onyirimba had some of his formal education in Nigeria.

His leadership qualities manifested very early in life, shortly after secondary school at Madonna High School, Ihitte, where he served as  the pioneer President of Umueze II Academic Union and also was the Founder of Imo Youths Against Corruption in 1980.

Attorney Onyirimba, propelled by a burning desire for academic excellence, obtained degrees in Political Science and Journalism, and crowned it with a Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Florida, in Gainsville, Florida after which he worked as an Attorney with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.

He is a recipient of Doctor of Philosophy from Covenant Christian University in Atlanta Georgia

Since then, Attorney Charles Onyirimba, as a man with a passion for exemplary and people- oriented leadership, has occupied different leadership positions in addition to being involved in civil and religious groups.

Attorney who set an unprecedented record as the first black student to contest for the President of the Student Union Government of Oklahoma University in 1983 is no doubt a renowned leader and manager of men and resources who is passionately committed to achieving results and actualizing set objectives.

He believes in team and unity of purpose which, according to him brings out  the best in all who collectively strive and deploy  their energy to achieving set objectives.

Attorney Charles Onyirimba, having been involved in leadership pursuits at various levels in the United States of America where he excelled to the admiration of all who had the opportunity of working or associating with him, would no doubt replicate the same feat at home if given the opportunity.

As the President of Igbo Union Atlanta Georgia, Atty Onyirimba galvanized Ndi Igbo to launch the first phase of its multi million dollars Igbo Cultural Center in Atlanta Georgia.

Attorney Onyirimba was appointed Chairman of Atlanta 1996 Olympic Committee who galvanized Nigerians and motivated the Nigerian athletes into winning gold in the 1996 Olympic games.

Attorney Onyirimba went on to become the Honorary Nigerian Consule when Nigeria had no consulate office in Atlanta Georgia. He provided Consulate services to Nigerians until a Consulate was opened in Atlanta Georgia.

Attorney Onyirimba founded and became the fist president of African Lawyers Association of Georgia, Nigerian American Bar Association.

He was the President of Imo State Congress of America, an umbrella organization uniting all Imo indigenes in the United States of America.

Attorney Charles Onyirimba is also the Publisher of the African Quest Newspaper in Atlanta Georgia and a former presenter of the African Quest Television.


He is among the founding fathers of World Igbo Congress and its first Membership and Mobilization Committee Chairman.


A committed motivational speaker, Master of Ceremony specialist, Mentor, Counselor and servant-Leader, Attorney Onyirimba is a political missionary worker. He sees the good in people not the bad in them.

At the moment, his focus has been centred on the Attorney Charles Onyirimba Fondation, which he has concluded plans to float, as an avenue for the formalization of the philanthropic activities Attorney Onyirimba has been executing for many years.

The Foundation will effectively address the problems and challenges of the indigent and less privileged with a view to ameliorating their plight and giving them a sense of belonging. It focuses on youth empowerment through cluster initiatives that creates wealth among the youth.

The Foundation will provide resources management techniques and pick motivated youths that have distinct business plans that can be funded and guided.

He has remained concerned about the socio-economic wellbeing of Imolites who he said have been subjected to all forms of psychological emotional and physical torture arising from all kinds of lack and deprivation.


Hence, he is determined to contribute his quota and also deploy his wealth of experience towards making the society better in all ramifications. 

Director of Media
Attorney Charles Onyirimba Foundation
Harriet Ijeomah

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