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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

COVID-19: Goodluck Jonathan, Army give palliatives to Nasarawa - Daily Trust


Goodluck Jonathan, others to speak on peace and conflict resolution - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Ajimobi a skillful politician – Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan - P.M. News


INTERVIEW: My struggles between Jonathan, Saraki; and why Otoge movement succeeded -- Ex-Minister - Premium Times


Virus likely to get worse in coming months, Uhuru tells Africa nations - The Star, Kenya


Abdulsalami at 78: He’s an asset to Nigeria, says Goodluck Jonathan - Vanguard


Buhari appoints Jonathan’s minister, ex-editors ambassadorial nominees - The Punch


Malabu Scandal: Jonathan, Etete, Aliyu, Adoke had long-standing relationships, says Italian prosecutor - Premium Times


Abaribe Tackles Adeyemi over Attack on PDP - THISDAY Newspapers


When Obasanjo Fired A Letter Bomb At Goodluck Jonathan - The News


COVID-19: Jonathan donates palliatives to 20 States - Daily Sun


Goodluck Jonathan reacts as Burundi President, Nkurunziza dies of heart failure - Daily Post Nigeria


Jonathan’s ex-aide, Omokri attacks Buhari, demands inquiry into NNPC $25bn contract scam - Daily Post Nigeria


Buhari Media : Italian court trial on OPL 245 summary of PDP-corrupt era - P.M. News


Examining the Power Play in NBET - THISDAY Newspapers


COVID-19 Raises Nigeria’s e-Payment Transactions to N11.7tn, Says Report - THISDAY Newspapers


The Post-Presidential Legacy of Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan - Council on Foreign Relations


Chibuike Amaechi, Ndi Igbo and 2023 - Vanguard


Jonathan, Tinubu, El Rufai, Sekibo To Receive Democracy Heroes Award Alongside Malami - Daily Sun


Sexual harassment not peculiar to Nollywood –Chiwetalu Agu - The Punch


Life after power: Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan gets a second chance - The Africa Report


X-raying the dusts over Buhari’s appointments - Vanguard


Facts don't lie: No Nigerian leader has authored more books than Obasanjo - P.M. News


Edo Poll: Undercurrents that May Shape Outcome - THISDAY Newspapers


Things worse for the north now, after OBJ, Yar’Adua, Jonathan failed us ― Shariff - Vanguard


Malabu Scandal: EFCC denies dropping corruption charges against Adoke - Premium Times


APC leadership imbrioglio and nattering nabobs of Pavlovian conditioning - The Nation Newspaper


Soldiers repel attack on former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's home - Eyewitness News


The Politics of Electricity Tariff - THISDAY Newspapers


Revisiting the three-sided political battles in Imo state - Guardian


The politics of Tinubu obsession - TheCable


Nigeria: Aftermath of Attack, Goodluck Jonathan Scampers to Abuja - AllAfrica - Top Africa News


Jonathan reacts as Nigerian govt hunts for his US 'bank records' - Premium Times


2023: Why it is important to elect a Nigerian President of South East extraction - Daily Sun


Here’s why ex-Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan is staying away from partisan politics - Pulse Nigeria


Of going spiritual and recalibrating our response efforts to COVID-19 - Vanguard


Lamido Sanusi: A Man of Nigeria's Past and Possibly Its Future - Council on Foreign Relations


COVID-19 exposes failure of governance in Africa – Goodluck Jonathan Foundation - Premium Times


Nigeria: COVID-19 - Goodluck Jonathan Foundation Donates to Abuja IDP Camps - AllAfrica.com


Goodluck Jonathan, David Lyon and the folk-heroes within - TheCable


COVID-19: Now Is The Time For Action – Goodluck Jonathan - Channels Television


Buhari sets record, holds party meeting in State House Council Chambers - Premium Times


Ernest Ebi: Celebrating a Boardroom Guru - THISDAY Newspapers


Ex-Lawmaker challenges Northern Governors on Jonathan's Almajerai school model - Guardian


Of course Goodluck Jonathan is not coming back [Opinion] - Pulse Nigeria


Nuhu Ribadu speaks on defecting from APC to PDP ahead of 2023 - NAIJA.NG


Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan: Five reasons why he lost - BBC News


Goodluck Jonathan denies receiving N300m, bulletproof cars - P.M. News


Nigerian Government Accuses Jonathan of Accepting Bribes While President - Council on Foreign Relations


#BayelsaDecides: APC coasting to victory in Goodluck Jonathan's local government - Premium Times


Goodluck Jonathan: “If you leave office, you should not be persecuted” - Pulse Nigeria


Jonathan attacks ex-US Ambassador John Campbell - Premium Times


Jonathan yet to speak on contesting 2023 presidency – Spokesman - Guardian


It’s vital to succeed in marriage, work –Babalakin - The Punch


I didn’t speak on Biafra and Niger Delta – Jonathan - Vanguard


Support rises for Southern leaders' N50b suit against Buhari - Guardian Nigeria


My brother, Goodluck Jonathan, the change maker, Happy Birthday - Vanguard


Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan honored by the... - SaportaReport


P&ID: US Court allows Buhari govt access to Goodluck Jonathan, Patience’s bank accounts - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan says David Cameron hated him because he refused to legalise homosexuality - Pulse Nigeria


How Oshiomhole once denounced as untrustworthy man he now wants as governor - Premium Times


PHOTO STORY: Jonathan visits Buhari - Premium Times


PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Jonathan meet in South Korea - Premium Times


Goodluck Jonathan: Nigeria's embattled president - CNN


Aftermath of Attack, Goodluck Jonathan Scampers to Abuja - THISDAY Newspapers


Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan: My home was stripped bare - BBC News


Nigeria ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on 'Obama interference' in 2015 election bid - BBC News


Tribute to Goodluck Jonathan at 63 - THISDAY Newspapers


Goodluck Jonathan rates governors’ response to COVID-19 - Daily Post Nigeria


P&ID: US judge okays Nigeria's request to access bank records of Jonathan, Diezani others - Premium Times


Boko Haram areas 'retaken in a month' - Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan - BBC News


Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan to run again in elections - BBC News


Jonathan speaks on 'pressure' to contest in 2023 - Pulse Nigeria


Again, Buhari, Jonathan in closed-door meeting at Aso Rock - Premium Times


Jonathan mourns Karibi-Whyte - Premium Times


MEND Condemns Attack On Ex-President, Jonathan's Bayelsa Home - SaharaReporters.com


Former President Goodluck Jonathan Hails Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala On Her New Appointment In South Africa - The Nigerian Voice


One-on-One Exclusive: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Talks Business Development - Black Enterprise


#BBCtrending: Goodluck Jonathan reacts to controversial slogan - BBC News


Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's ex-President, ordered to testify in corruption trial - Deutsche Welle


Bayelsa poll: Buhari didn't blackmail Jonathan to support APC —Presidency - The Punch


Goodluck Jonathan: from poor boy to accidental president | Observer profile - The Guardian


Ex-president Jonathan visits Buhari in Aso Rock, declines comments - Guardian


Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan celebrates late boss Yar'Adua - Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG


2023 presidency: Analysts give reasons Goodluck Jonathan will run again - Daily Post Nigeria


Jonathan congratulates Diri, urges him to unite Bayelsa people - Premium Times


Goodluck Jonathan condoles Gov Wike over aides death - Daily Post Nigeria


Jonathan's N15b almajiri schools rot away - Guardian Nigeria


Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari Targets Goodluck Jonathan in War of Words Over Corruption, Boko Haram - Newsweek


How Buhari asked Jonathan to resign over Boko Haram attacks in 2013 - Pulse Nigeria


Nigerian government to investigate Goodluck Jonathan's universities - Times Higher Education (THE)


Nigeria oil firm overpaid Goodluck Jonathan's government - BBC News


Goodluck Jonathan: The Facebook president - CNN


Nigeria Will 'Conquer' Boko Haram, Goodluck Jonathan Says - NBCNews.com


Goodluck Jonathan reacts to death of Togo ex-Prime Minister, Kodjo - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan’s 2020 message to Nigerians - Daily Post Nigeria


BayelsaDecides: I’m disappointed with what I see compare to other countries ― Goodluck Jonathan - Vanguard


‘His loyalty is to Nigeria’ — Omokri speaks on Jonathan hosting APC governors - TheCable


Goodluck Jonathan: By name and nature? - CNN


MEND Emissaries Visit Ex-President, Jonathan, Over Attack On His House, Demand Release Of Okah Brothers - SaharaReporters.com



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