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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

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


Goodluck Jonathan: If former President Jonathan port from PDP, e go fit contest election, APC assure - BBC News


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


If former President Goodluck Jonathan moves to APC - Daily Trust


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


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


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


PDP leaders visit Jonathan, beg ex-president to stay - Punch Newspapers


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


Jonathan won’t join APC, if he does, I won’t go with him – Reno Omokri - Vanguard


– GOODLUCK JONATHAN: DON'T DEFECT TO APCTHISDAYLIVE - THISDAY Newspapers


Ex-President Jonathan Will Dump Peoples Democratic Party For Buhari's APC Party Except God Changes His Mind—Cleric - SaharaReporters.com


Jonathan, APC and parable of ‘king’ Elephant - Punch Newspapers


Joining APC’ll diminish your political stature — PGF DG warns Jonathan - Vanguard


You told child voters, bandits to ‘get rid of Jonathan, elect Buhari’, PANDEF berates NEF over confession - Punch Newspapers


2023: Goodluck Jonathan will dump PDP for APC presidential ticket – Bamgbose - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: God'll be against Jonathan getting automatic presidential ticket in APC – Nabena, - Daily Sun


2023: Goodluck Jonathan, other members will get waivers if they join us – APC - Daily Post Nigeria


REVEALED: How Nigeria's Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Collected $300,000 Per Oil Contract To Fund Jonathan's 2015 Election – FBI - SaharaReporters.com


Goodluck Jonathan: PDP a terrorists’ party – Aisha Yesufu - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan warns African leaders - Daily Post Nigeria


– 2023: Will Jonathan Bite the Northern Bait - THISDAY Newspapers


2023: Why APC bigwigs have eyes on Jonathan - Daily Trust


Don't Join APC: Nwodo Sends Scary Message to Goodluck Jonathan ▷ Legit.ng - Legit.ng


2023: ‘Goodluck Jonathan Will Emerge President’ - Naija News


2023: Jonathan’ll lose his integrity if he defects to APC – Ex-PDP Chairman, Nwodo - Daily Post Nigeria


Why Jonathan holds Buhari in high esteem – UPF - Blueprint newspapers Limited


Challenges posed by banditry, terrorism threaten values of democracy – Jonathan - P.M. News


Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri - Blueprint newspapers Limited


2023: 3 Critical Reasons Why Jonathan Won't Run for Presidency ▷ Legit.ng - Legit.ng


World Peace Day: Goodluck Jonathan Foundation Urges Stakeholders to Focus on Human Security ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


2023: ‘Jonathan’ll give Tinubu a good run for APC presidential ticket’ – Sokoto Rep - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: Power should remain in north until southerners learn unity – Reno Omokri - Daily Post Nigeria


Obasanjo, Jonathan, Yar’Adua responsible for Nigeria’s huge debt – Sen. Adeola - P.M. News


NGE: Secrecy in Govt Undermines Access to Information - THISDAY Newspapers


2023: South will Not Beg North for Presidency, Says Adebanjo - THISDAY Newspapers


Middle-Belt Killings: Group Accuses FG of Complicity - thewillnigeria


Naira’ll rise from N570/$1 to N400/$1 at black market if… – CBN ex-deputy gov, Moghalu - The Punch


Amaechi Alleges What Politicians Who Benefited From Jonathan Government Are Now Doing - Naija News


CSOs demand probe of '$1.2m NNPC bribe used to finance Jonathan, Buhari elections' - Daily Trust


Throw out zoning: Youruba group cautions PDP, other parties - Vanguard


Why Buhari can’t forgive Fani-Kayode - Punch Newspapers


Stop Lying, You Don’t Regret Removing Jonathan, PANDEF Replies NEF - Naija News


Nigerians Deserve Buhari – Reno Omokri Reacts To Pere’s Fans Protesting Over BBNaija’s Twist - Naija News


Soludo, Andy Uba, absent at Anambra Governorship manifesto defence - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Netflix’s Africa play: Mo Abudu, free access and local partners - The Africa Report


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


Nigeria Living on Borrowed Times Without Restructuring, Afenifere Warns - THISDAY Newspapers


Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Chancellor of Ugandan university - Internatinal Centre For Investigative Reporting


APC Chieftain Blasts PDP, Says Jonathan's Planned Defection Ridicules Opposition ▷ Legit.ng - Legit.ng


Lawmaker, Shina Peller Sends Important Message To Nigerian Youths - Naija News


In detail… this is how Merkel will live after leaving power - asumetech


Ethnicity in Nigeria fuelled by elites — Amaechi - Vanguard


2023: Yoruba Youth Group Insists on Southwest Presidency, Berates Umahi, Ayade ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


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


2023 presidential election: Behold politicians being touted as Nigeria's next messiahs - Internatinal Centre For Investigative Reporting


Nigeria: Is President Buhari Turning the Page for a More Inclusive Government? - AllAfrica.com


Oduah, others N5bn fraud trial continues Oct 19 –EFCC - Punch Newspapers


INEC Insists on e-Transmission of Polls Results - THISDAY Newspapers


Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated as Ugandan varsity Chancellor - P.M. News


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


How states frustrate donors’ efforts to curb tropical diseases - The Nation Newspaper


Nigeria's loan conundrum – Blueprint Newspapers Limited - Blueprint newspapers Limited


2023: Southern Govs goofed on rotation, North-Central must produce next President — Group - Vanguard


Politicisation blues and railway modernisation - The Nation Newspaper


Jonathan 2023: Dahiru Exposes How PDP Is Falling For APC Strategy, Buhari’s Influence - Naija News


CAN veritable force for peace, unity, social justice — Osinbajo - Vanguard


– Did the North Inherit Leadership - THISDAY Newspapers


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


Nigeria should beware of passive support for terrorists - Daily Sun


Nigeria: Military Claims 8000 Boko Haram Fighters, Family Members Surrendered - AllAfrica.com


There Is a Plan To Rig 2023 Elections: Governor Wike Raises Alarm ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


Can Fani-Kayode bring secessionist agitators to the peace table? By Yushau Shuaib - Premium Times


Finally, PDP Chieftain Reveals the Only Thing That Will Make Nigeria Break-Up ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


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


Museveni Meets Goodluck Jonathan As he Takes Office As Cavendish University Chancellor :: Uganda Radionetwork - Uganda Radio Network


2023 and Goodluck Jonathan’s fabled luck - Guardian


Shema: Birthday tribute for a selfless leader - TheCable


Obasanjo, Jonathan’s Administration Were Under The Control Of Northerners – Prof Akintoye - Naija News


Analysis: Goodluck Jonathan and the 2023 presidency - P.M. News


PDP leaders meet Jonathan amid alleged defection plan - Premium Times


11 years on: We wanted a peaceful, united nation, Goodluck Jonathan pays tribute to former president Yar’Adua - Vanguard


Ortom in Enugu, blames Buhari for Nigeria’s woes - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Exchange rate: As Emefiele moves to salvage currency with E-Naira, experts raise concerns - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan gets international appointment, PDP reacts - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan Foundation partners AU to promote democracy in Africa - Vanguard


2023: Malami responds to reported joint ticket with Goodluck Jonathan - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: Tension, as PDP zoning c’ttee begins work - Vanguard


Consuming unproductively - The Nation Newspaper


2023: PDP Committee Makes Verdict, Says It Has No Mandate To Zone President, Vice President Positions ▷ Nigeria news - Legit.ng


Anambra Poll: Nobody can stop APC, says Senator Oduah - The Nation Newspaper


Islamic group blames Goodluck Jonathan for bombardment, killing of Palestinians by Israel - Daily Post Nigeria


Goodluck Jonathan gets another international appointment - Daily Post Nigeria


Ex-President Jonathan says he won't use political power to punish people - Premium Times


2023: Why PDP settled for Northern Presidency — Sources - Vanguard


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


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


TB Joshua served God, humanity with passion – Goodluck Jonathan mourns - Daily Post Nigeria


2023: I’m still in PDP – Goodluck Jonathan speaks on alleged defection to APC - Daily Post Nigeria


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



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