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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

What Goodluck Jonathan told me about Buhari - Reno Omokri reveals - Daily Post Nigeria


Easter: Goodluck Jonathan sends message to Nigerians - Daily Post Nigeria


Don’t give up on Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan begs - Vanguard


Nigeria plagued by ethnic and religious violence as attacks on Christians rise - Fox News


Goodluck Jonathan appoints Akachukwu Nwankpo as personal envoy - Daily Post Nigeria


EFCC detains Jonathan's associate King Turner over N240 million UBEC contracts ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


Happy Family! Lovely photos of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s daughter, hubby and children - Within Nigeria


In Rare Moment Of Praise, Omokri Thanks Buhari For Signing N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill - SaharaReporters.com


With Buhari's Handling Of Security, Were Nigerians Too Hard On Jonathan? By Fredrick Nwabufo - SaharaReporters.com


Read Goodluck Jonathan's Touching Message To Nigerians for Eastr 2019 – Plus TV Africa - Nigerian Bulletin


Jonathan Appoints Ex-Anambra Governorship Aspirant As His Personal Envoy - SaharaReporters.com


Herdsmen attack: Buhari behaved exactly like Jonathan – Soyinka - Vanguard


'APC Will Lose 2023 Election If It Disrespects Zoning Of Presidential Ticket To The South-West' - SaharaReporters.com


Nigeria: At Last the 'Oracles' Broke Overdue Silence - AllAfrica.com


If the north holds on to power - The Punch


Nigeria: '55 People Shared U.S.$3.6 Million During Jonathan Administration' - AllAfrica - Top Africa News


Jonathan mourns Okara - The Punch


Atiku’s citizenship: Why Jonathan, PDP should be blamed - Ajulo - Daily Post Nigeria


’55 Nigerians Shared N1.3 Billion In Goodluck Jonathan’s Regime’ – Lai Mohammed - Within Nigeria


Former Director General of Nigeria's National Intelligence Agency Arrested - Council on Foreign Relations


At last the ‘oracles’ broke overdue silence - Guardian


Saraki in the eyes of Buhari’s group - News Agency of Nigeria


This video of Nigeria's Nasir El-Rufai? It's from 2013. He's not talking about the Zamfara killings - AFP Factcheck


Jonathan, Tinubu’s alliance wrecked Lagos PDP - Ogunlewe - Legit.ng


Nigeria has become dangerous for Christians, Shiites – Omokri - P.M. News


When Bill Gates calls - The Punch


Goodluck Jonathan’s daughter, Faith marks fifth wedding anniversary with gorgeous family photos - Kemi Filani News


Jonathan's Cousin Azibaola To Know Fate On $40m Fraud Two Days Before Presidential Inauguration - SaharaReporters.com


N1.3trn looted funds: Magu lied to Nigerians - Jonathan reacts to allegation - Legit.ng


Ebola would have been a bigger disaster for Nigeria if Sawyer had reached a church for healing –Chukwu, former - The Punch


I’ll probe Abubakar’s regime –Bauchi gov-elect, Bala Mohammed - The Punch


Capacity Development: Building Institutions and Beyond - International Monetary Fund


New Analysis Shows Shell And Eni Used Nigeria's Share Of Oil To Fund Alleged Billion Dollar Bribery Scheme - Exchange News Direct


NIGERIA: Air pollution due to fuel subsidies remains a concern - AFRIK 21


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


Peaceful elections will bring meaningful development to Africa — Jonathan - The Eagle Online


What Former President Jonathan Said About Notre Dame Fire Incident - Concise News


New Minimum Wage; New Work Ethics By Emmanuel Onwubiko - SaharaReporters.com


EXCLUSIVE: Documents show how Lai Mohammed approved N2.5 billion 'fraudulent payment' - Premium Times


Adoke: I Can’t Be Held Liable for Executing Jonathan’s Order - THISDAY Newspapers


Jonathan’s aide, Omokri reacts after Omotola said Nigeria 'hellish' under Buhari - Daily Post Nigeria


Court Adjourns Okupe’s Trial to April 16 - THISDAY Newspapers


Group Urges FG to Address Disparity in Retirees’ Benefits - THISDAY Newspapers


NIWA: The burden of unfulfilled mandate - Ships&Ports


Court begins hearing Atiku's election case - The Africa Report


Buhari paid ransom to Boko Haram for Chibok girls' release – Jonathan’s ex-aide, Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


We aired Okupe’s programme, Insight, free of charge, ex-NTA DG reveals - The Punch


Nigeria's Energy Future Challenged By Weak Rule Of Law - Forbes


‎If Nigeria has too many doctors, why did Buhari spend 6-months in UK clinic, Reno Omokri asks Ngige - Ripples Nigeria


EFCC Witness Reveals How His Boss Told Him To Release N500m To Ex-PDP Chairman Faboyede - SaharaReporters.com


What Goodluck Jonathan taught me about postponing elections in Nigeria - Mail and Guardian


Has the political end come for Rotimi Amaechi? - The Africa Report


Nigeria'll break up if not restructured in 10 years - Adebanjo - Legit.ng


Adoke’s lawyer: My client can’t be held liable for executing Jonathan’s order - TheCable


FG deliberately abandoning railway contract in south-east, south-south - Igbo group - Legit.ng


The Danger In Buhari's Totalitarian Patronage Model - P.M. News


PDP faults Tinubu for seeking reviews of power privatisation - The Punch


Bayelsa 2020: Shape of things to come - Guardian


Pulse Explainer: This is why EFCC says it will "arrest ex Ministers anywhere they are found” - Pulse Nigeria


Tempers 'Run Very High' Between Dokpesi And Nigeria Immigration Service - SaharaReporters.com


No, Nigerian ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has not quit the opposition PDP - AFP Factcheck


Nigeria is still failing the Chibok girls - The Africa Report


Reno Omokri blasts Keyamo for saying Buhari doesn't need certificate to rule - P.M. News


Buhari Urged To Actualise Jonathan's Almajiri Integration Initiative - SaharaReporters.com


JPMorgan’s Role in Nigerian Oil Deal Has Come Back to Haunt It - The New York Times


Osun Guber Poll: Appeal Court Begins Hearing of Oyetola, APC’s Case April 24 - THISDAY Newspapers


“55 Nigerians Shared N1.3 Billion In Goodluck Jonathan's Regime” – Lai Mohammed - Wetinhappen Magazine


Why Buhari is a liar - Jonathan's ex-aide, Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


Alleged $40m fraud: Court to decide Jonathan’s cousin fate May 27 - The Nation Newspaper


BREAKING: PDP's Fintiri Unseats Incumbent APC Governor Bindow In Adamawa - SaharaReporters.com


How Buhari made Nigeria poverty capital - Omokri alleges - Daily Post Nigeria


NAICOM Boss, Kari, Invited By CCB Over Non Declaration Of Assets - SaharaReporters.com


EFCC Knows I Didn't Spend Kwara Election Funds, Says Belgore - SaharaReporters.com


How workers under Goodluck Jonathan’s SURE-P were laid off via text messages – Witness - Daily Nigerian News


Nigeria's college graduates beat unemployment - Anadolu Agency


Calm after storm over billions traced to Patience Jonathan - Vanguard


Unpacking the 2019 Elections - THISDAY Newspapers


FG to begin payment of N10.3 bn debt to Agro-dealers this week - P.M. News


Much ado about Tinubu and 2023 political orchestra - Guardian Nigeria


Looking Forward to Bayelsa’s Governorship Battle - THISDAY Newspapers


Senate passes petroleum bill, six others rejected by Buhari - The Punch


Reptiles, Thieves Compound Flooding Woes In Goodluck Jonathan's Hometown - SaharaReporters.com


How Nigerian Govt Officials Re-Looted 'Nearly $900m' Of Abacha Loot Through JPMorgan Chase - SaharaReporters.com


You have shown good leadership, Jonathan tells Dankwambo - Vanguard


How Corruption, Bad Governance Helped Make Nigeria Poverty Capital Of The World By Banjo Damilola - SaharaReporters.com


Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku and I (2) - Vanguard


Alleged fraud cases: Governors-elect saved from prosecution until 2023 - The Punch


New judge to hear Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC - The Nation Newspaper


Jonathan appoints Nze Nwankpo as Personal Envoy - Vanguard


Gani Adams to Femi Adesina: Tell Buhari Nigerians are hungry - The Punch


Seidu Agongo writes: Ghana can only grow when we empower our own - Myjoyonline.com


How Obama plotted my defeat in 2015 — Goodluck Jonathan - Premium Times


Jonathan Mourns Demise Of Poet Gabriel Okara - Concise News


Time has proven Goodluck Jonathan was indeed incompetent - Obasanjo - GhanaWeb


CCB invites NAICOM CEO, others over non-declaration of assets - The Punch


Emulate Goodluck Jonathan's example – Ex-envoy tells Mahama - GhanaWeb


El-Rufai Reminded Of 'Body Bags' Threat After Killing Of British... - The Whistler NG


Nigeria’s sluggish economy in web of subsidy conundrum - Guardian Nigeria


Nigerian man eulogises Goodluck Jonathan, says ex-president a hero - Legit.ng


Mahama joins ex-Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan launch book - GhanaWeb



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