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Goodluck Jonathan
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Goodluck Jonathan - PDP Presidential Election candidate


Goodluck Jonathan - PDP Presidential Election candidate
Party (PDP) Peoples Democratic Party

Background

Goodluck Jonathan was born in Otuoke, a part of what is now Bayelsa State, to a family of canoe makers. He is a Christian, and he comes from the Ijaw ethnic group. Young Jonathan began his primary education at St Stephen's Primary School (now State School, Otuoke) and later moved to St Michael's Primary School, Oloibiri, where he completed his elementary education in 1969, at the age of 12. In 1973, while in form three, he was appointed class prefect and Secretary of the Food Committee, an administrative body of hostel masters and senior students. He occupied that position up to form five. As the prime prefect of Masterson House, he became Chairman, Committee of Prefects.
In 1975, he obtained his West African School Certificate from the famous Mater Dei High School, Imiringi. Afterward, Goodluck Jonathan worked as a Preventive Officer with the Department of Customs and Excise. In 1977, he secured admission into the Department of Zoology, a pioneer student of the newly established University of Port Harcourt. He bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981, graduating with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He then went on to obtain an M.Sc. in Hydro-Biology and Fisheries Biology in 1985. In 1995, he earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.
At the end of the NYSC programme in 1982, he took up appointment as a classroom teacher in the Rivers State Civil Service Commission where he rose to Science Inspector of Education in the Ministry of Education.
Jonathan and his wife Patience have two children. He ventured into politics in 1998.

Past Records

  • As a corps member, Goodluck served as a classroom teacher at Iresi, a community in Oyo State, now in Osun State.
  • In 1982, he took up appointment as a classroom teacher in the Rivers State Civil Service Commission where he rose to Science Inspector of Education in the Ministry of Education.
  • In November 1983, he left the mainstream civil service for the Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt, to be a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences until 1993.
  • With the creation of the Oil Minerals Producing Areas Development Commission, OMPADEC, in October 1992, Dr Jonathan was appointed Assistant Director, Ecology, in March 1993 in the Directorate of Environmental Protection and Pollution Control.
  • He contested as the running mate to the party's gubernatorial flag-bearer, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. The duo emerged triumphant at the polls in the 1999 governorship election. They were sworn in on May 29, 1999.
  • On 9 December 2005, Jonathan, who was Deputy Governor at the time, was sworn in as Governor of Bayelsa State upon the impeachment of the current Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha by the Bayelsa State Assembly after being charged with money laundering in the United Kingdom.
  • In September 2006, Jonathan was marred by the indictment of his wife by the nation's anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for crimes related to money laundering.
  • In 2007 he was selected to be the vice presidential running mate of the PDP's presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. He and Yar'Adua were elected in April and inaugurated on May 29, 2007
  • As Vice-President, Jonathan was instrumental in negotiating an agreement with many of the major militant groups in the Niger Delta, who were mostly his fellow Ijaws, to lay down their weapons and stop fighting as part of a government amnesty.
  • On 9 February 2010, a motion from the Nigerian Senate confirmed the powers to Goodluck Johnathan to act as President of the federation because President Yar'Adua went for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in November 2009.
  • On 10 February 2010, during his first day as acting president, Jonathan announced a minor cabinet reshuffle.
  • On 2 August 2010 Jonathan launched his 'Roadmap for Power Sector Reform.[17] Its primary goal was to achieve stable electricity in Nigeria.
  • On 11 October 2011, President Jonathan launched the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) Initiative which he stated was an innovative business plan competition that harnesses the creative energies of young people between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • In 2011, President Jonathan launched the Transformation Agenda. The Transformation Agenda is based on a summary of how the Federal Government hopes to deliver projects, programmes, and key priority policies, from 2011 to 2015 coordinated by the National Planning Commission (NPC).
  • On 11 September 2013, President Jonathan sacked the creator and coordinator of the Transformation Agenda, Shamsudeen Usman, the Minister of National Planning. He was sacked along with eight other cabinet ministers amid a rift in the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
  • In 2011 Goodluck Jonathan's government facilitated the transfer of payment of $1.1bn to a fake company set up by a controversial former Petroleum Minister under Sani Abacha's corrupt regime, Dan Etete.[1]

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News on Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria: Goodluck back in 2023 presidential race - The East African


2023: Jonathan, Ortom meet behind closed doors - Punch Newspapers


Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan gets ECAM appointment - Guardian Nigeria


Jonathan qualified to run for president – Ozekhome - Premium Times


EXCLUSIVE: Ruling APC Postpones Presidential Aspirants' Screening To Allow Ex-President Jonathan, Others Submit Forms After Deadline - SaharaReporters.com


2023: I'm yet to decide, just watch out - Jonathan - Premium Times


How Goodluck Jonathan Brought Buhari To Power – Sowore - SaharaReporters.com


Group sues Jonathan, claims ex-president can’t contest again - Punch Newspapers


What did Goodluck Jonathan forget at the Villa?, By Osmund Agbo - Premium Times


Jonathan leaves for Dakar amidst controversy over presidential ambition - Punch Newspapers


2023: Southeast youths send message to Jonathan as ex-president joins APC presidential race - Daily Post Nigeria


Is President Goodluck Jonathan Qualified To Contest For The Office Of The President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria Again Under The 1999 Constitution As Amended? By JIBRIN SAMUEL OKUTEPA - SaharaReporters.com


2023: Group protests alleged plot to cede APC presidential ticket to Jonathan - Vanguard


2023 presidency: Goodluck Jonathan not declaring – Former aide, Reno Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


Jonathan congratulates Mary Odili at 70, retirement from Supreme Court - Punch Newspapers


PHOTOS: Former President Goodluck Jonathan visits APC Chairman Adamu - The Nation Newspaper - The Nation Newspaper


A word for Goodluck Jonathan – The Sun Nigeria - Daily Sun


Diaspora group gives Jonathan one-week ultimatum to declare presidential bid - TheCable


2023: What Jonathan’s return means for Nigeria - Vanguard


2023 presidency: ‘Nigerians still have confidence in Jonathan’ - Vanguard


Type of Yar’ Adua hard to find – Goodluck Jonathan - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: Only Jonathan Can Make Me Reconsider Presidential Ambition – Bauchi Governor - Channels Television


2023 Presidency: PANDEF Warns Jonathan As MOSIEND Tackles Akpabio - Nigeria News


BREAKING: Northern group 'obtains' APC presidential form for Jonathan - The Nation Newspaper - The Nation Newspaper


APC Speaks on Zoning Presidency to Northeast, Jonathan's Alleged Submission of Nomination Form - Legit.ng


Ayade declares to run for president, says he may support Jonathan - Guardian Nigeria


2023: ‘Goodluck Jonathan Must Run’ Campaign Posters Floods Abuja - Nigeria News


AfDB boss Akinwumi Adesina: Why I will not run for Nigeria presidency - The East African


2023 Presidency: I'm not scared of Jonathan, says Yahaya Bello - Daily Trust


Disquiet As Opposition Party, PDP Moves Presidential Primary To MKO Abiola Stadium In Abuja - SaharaReporters.com


Goodluck Jonathan accident: Former Nigeria President involve for accident wey kill two pipo - BBC


2023: Nobody complained when you dominated 90% of Jonathan’s administration – Sen Zwingina to ... - Daily Post Nigeria


There’s Leadership Failure in Nigeria, Turaki, Ex-Minister Says As Wike Meets Kebbi PDP Leaders, Delegates - Nigeria News


Jonathan's Thanos moment - By: Gimba Kakanda - Daily Trust


‘ASUU Have No Reason To End Strike’ – Reno Omokri Knocks Buhari Over Accountant General&#... - Nigeria News


Goodluck Jonathan join APC? PDP clear ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan defection rumour - BBC


Deborah Samuel: Buhari govt can arrest killer of Sokoto student like Maina – Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


2023 Presidency: Women, Youths March With Placards, Call For Goodluck Jonathan's Return As Ex-President Holds 'Strategic' Meeting Over Ambition - SaharaReporters.com


Nigeria 2023: Goodluck Jonathan to consider joining APC - The Africa Report


2023: Revisiting Jonathan's transformation agenda - TheCable


Senate President felicitates former President Goodluck Jonathan @64 - Vanguard


Goodluck Jonathan back in Bamako as fears grow for Mali transition - Africanews English


Jonathan briefs Buhari on Mali crisis - Premium Times


Goodluck Jonathan not resigning from PDP – Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


Rise of Goodluck Jonathan’s northern foot soldiers - Punch Newspapers


BREAKING: Nigeria's Ex-President Jonathan Appointed UN Envoy - THEWILL NEWS MEDIA


Jonathan’s defection to APC would be morally reprehensible - Vanguard


How former adviser to Goodluck Jonathan was killed – Police - Premium Times


How ex-President Jonathan dodged PDP Convention - Premium Times


Former Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan weighs comeback amid legal hurdles - The Africa Report


How overfeeding made Nigerians bury Goodluck Jonathan in mock coffin – Reno Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


Jonathan felicitates Buhari at 79 - Vanguard


Former President Jonathan hosts Uniport Alumni 1981 set reunion - Vanguard


Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Chancellor of Ugandan university - ICIR


Why Jonathan must support Igbo presidency in 2023 – Ohanaeze - Punch Newspapers


Ex-president Jonathan gets new appointment in Uganda - Punch Newspapers


The Mystery Between Shonekan and Goodluck Jonathan - THISDAY Newspapers


Abuja-Kaduna Attack: Restore normalcy to Nigeria – Goodluck Jonathan to FG - Daily Post Nigeria


On Goodluck Jonathan [Pulse Contributor's Opinion] - Pulse Nigeria


Re: Sorry, Jonathan is coming and you can't stop him - TheCable


EXCLUSIVE: Again, Aso Rock Cabal Asks Jonathan To Prepare For Ruling APC Presidential Ticket, Rejects Tinubu, Osinbajo - SaharaReporters.com


Stop insulting Goodluck Jonathan, Amaechi told - Vanguard


Why I built Almajiri schools in North — Jonathan - Vanguard


Jonathan in Gambia, speaks on presidential election - Premium Times


Jonathan lauds Diri’s inclusive governance policy - Vanguard


Your humility earned you a place in history – Goodluck Jonathan to Adeboye at 80 - Daily Post Nigeria


BREAKING: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan pays homage to Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III [PHOTOS] - Vanguard


EXCLUSIVE: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's Minister, Orubebe, Campaign Director, Olejeme Secretly Dump PDP For APC - SaharaReporters.com


Between Isi-Uzo, Enugu Community and Goodluck Jonathan - Guardian Nigeria


Only South West has properly managed its diversity, says Jonathan - Punch Newspapers


Mum saw early signs Jonathan’s govt would fail – Dora Akunyili’s daughter - Punch Newspapers


Islamic group blames Goodluck Jonathan for current killings, kidnapping in Northern Nigeria - Daily Post Nigeria


Africa Advancement Forum to honour Goodluck Jonathan, Nana Akufo-Addo, others - Premium Times


New Year: Jonathan tasks Nigerians on building a just, peaceful society - Vanguard


PDP applauds as ex-president Jonathan gets international appointment - Guardian Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan in Bamako for ECOWAS mediation talks with new regime - Africanews English


Jonathan preaches peace, love at Christmas - Vanguard


Jonathan sues for peace in Ethiopia - Punch Newspapers


Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio pay homage to Olu of Warri - Vanguard


Nigeria former leader Goodluck Jonathan say opposition party judge am harshly before di 2015 elections - BBC


Kidnapped Jonathan's cousin regains freedom two weeks after - Guardian Nigeria


How Some Northerners Made It Impossible For Ex-President Jonathan To Defeat Boko Haram --Former Niger Governor, Aliyu - SaharaReporters.com


2023 Presidency: Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in Perspective - The Nigerian Voice


I ‘ll withdraw from presidential race if GEJ enters - Mohammed - Businessday


How I spent 81 days in detention on order of ex-President Jonathan – Shola - P.M. News


Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pays Courtesy call on President. Museveni - Uganda Media Centre


AFCON 2021: Goodluck Jonathan reacts as Super Eagles qualify for knockout stages - Daily Post Nigeria


Osinbajo, Gowon, Jonathan, others attend Shonekan's funeral - Premium Times


Be A Man, Sit On Yar'Adua's Chair – Billionaire, Otedola Says He Encouraged Goodluck Jonathan To Assume Power In 2010 - SaharaReporters.com


Goodluck Jonathan names one major source of conflicts in African countries - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: APC considering Goodluck Jonathan as presidential candidate – Deji Adeyanju claims - Daily Post Nigeria


Take Nigeria Back To Security Level Under Ex-President Jonathan, Northern Youths Tell Buhari - SaharaReporters.com


Recent coups in African countries threat to democracy – Goodluck Jonathan - Daily Post Nigeria


2023 and Goodluck Jonathan's fabled luck — Opinion — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News - Guardian Nigeria


Cancer not death sentence, says Jonathan - Vanguard


Auto crash: Goodluck Jonathan visits injured police officer in hospital - Daily Trust


When Goodluck Jonathan hosted his class of 'UU'81' - New Telegraph Newspaper


Lawan advises Nigerian leaders to emulate Goodluck Jonathan - Daily Post Nigeria


We regret getting rid of Jonathan to elect Buhari, Northern elders lament - Punch Newspapers



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