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Goodluck Jonathan
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Position: Former President of Nigeria

Status: Out of Office

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957[1]) is the 14th Head of State and current President of Nigeria. Prior to his role as President, he served as Governor of Bayelsa State and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Early and personal life

Jonathan was born in what is now Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers.[1][2] Jonathan holds a B.S. degree in Zoology in which he attained Second Class Honours. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, and a Ph.D. degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt. After earning his degree, he worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection officer, until he decided to enter politics in 1998.[3]
Jonathan and his wife, Patience, have two children. He is a Christian and comes from the Ijaw ethnic group.[4]

Presidency

Former President Umaru Yar'Adua died on 5 May 2010. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Yar'Adua's successor on the following day,[5] becoming Nigeria's 14th Head of State, to serve until the next election, in 2011, at which time he could elect to run again, which he has done.

Upon taking office, he cited anti-corruption, power and electoral reform as focuses of his administration. He stated that he came to office under "very sad and unusual circumstances".[6]

On 18 May 2010, the National Assembly approved Jonathan's nomination of former Kaduna State governor, Namadi Sambo, an architect, for the position of Vice President.[7][8]

On 29 June 2010, Jonathan launched a Facebook fan-page;[9] The president said that he launched his page in fulfillment of a promise he made earlier in the year to interact more with Nigerians.

On 2 August 2010 Jonathan launched a comprehensive plan, called the 'Roadmap for Power Sector Reform‘,[10] aimed at restructuring the power sector and achieving stable electricity in the country. In his speech, the President identified the factors that affected reliable electricity service delivery to include the absence of a sustained and deliberately deployed long term power development strategy, under exploitation of the nation’s abundant energy endowments and the absence of adequate implementation of reforms.

Goodluck Jonathan's recently reviewed promises

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Insurgency: FG promises to liberate captured towns In the works
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said the Federal Government was determined to liberate all territories occupied by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. Jonathan gave the assurance at the launch of... read more

I’ve fulfilled my promises to Nigerians – Jonathan Compromised
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said he has delivered on the promises he made to Nigerians four years ago as he declared to seek a new term. Speaking at the Eagles... read more

Promises To Eradicate Corruption New
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election, with a promise to eradicate corruption from all sectors of the nation`s economy. read more

2015: Jonathan Promises To End Insurgency, Poverty In the works
Goodluck Jonathan
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured of doing everything humanly possible to defeat Boko Haram. He stated this during his presidential declaration at Eagles Square, Abuja... read more

To revive Nigeria's health sector In the works
Goodluck Jonathan
President Jonathan promised to revive the nation's health sector by investing heavily in the sector. read more

To spend N350 billion in building small dams across the North in the next 4 years Compromised
Goodluck Jonathan
Spend N350 billion in building small dams across the North in the next four years to stimulate “massive irrigational farms” read more

To revive ailing oil refineries and build new ones Promise Broken
Goodluck Jonathan
Revive ailing oil refineries and build new ones read more

A five-year plan to revolutionize agriculture In the works
Goodluck Jonathan
A five-year plan to revolutionize agriculture and establish industries in the country (Oturkpo, Benue State February 17); read more

To build Jigawa international airport Promise Kept
Goodluck Jonathan
In Dutse, on March 17: Jonathan promised to establish airports in all the states without airports, with Jigawa as his starting point. read more

To build car manufacturing or assembly plants In the works
Goodluck Jonathan
To build car manufacturing or assembly plants (meeting with leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Abuja, March 21); read more

Goodluck Jonathan's recently reviewed projects

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In Zamfara Jonathan established the Federal University Gusau Completed
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In Zamfara Jonathan established the Federal University Gusau read more

In Zamfara President Jonathan built multiple Almajiri schools Completed
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In Zamfara state, President Jonathan built multiple Almajiri schools read more

In zamfara jonathan constructed silos. Completed
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In zamfara jonathan constructed silos. read more

In Yobe, in Gashuaâ Hadejia 132KV double circuit trasnsmission line Completed
Goodluck Jonathan
In Yobe, in Gashuaâ Hadejia President Jonathan produce 132KV double circuit transmission line. read more

In Yobe jonathan built Almajiri schools . Completed
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In Yobe jonathan built Almajiri schools . read more

In Taraba Jonathan established the Federal University in Wukari Completed
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In Taraba Jonathan established the Federal University in Wukari. read more

In Taraba Jonathan constructed the Kashimbila Multi-Purpose Dam Project. Completed
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In Taraba Jonathan constructed the Kashimbila Multi-Purpose Dam Project. read more

In Yobe GEJ established Fed University of Gashua Completed
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In Yobe GEJ established Fed University of Gashua read more

In Sokoto jonathan built 5 Almajiri schools. Completed
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In Sokoto jonathan built 5 Almajiri schools. read more

Rehabilitating the PH International Airport Completed
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Rehabilitating the PH International Airport read more

Recently reviewed statements concerning Goodluck Jonathan

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I am the most abused and insulted president in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed under my government True
Goodluck Jonathan
I am the most abused and insulted president in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed under my government read more

Crude oil is not our black gold True
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Crude oil is not our black gold. The real black gold of Nigeria are her people and they can grow in value from gold to diamond via education. read more

Some senior citizens behave like motor park touts True
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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, lampooned some unnamed senior citizens in the country for their provocative and divisive statements, saying though these people would like to be seen as statesmen, they behaved... read more

I’ll rid Nigeria of corruption if given another chance True
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“I promise you if you vote for me and I come back and serve this country in the next four years, the next persons that will become the president of this... read more

Any ambition I have at anytime is not worth the blood of Nigerians True
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, said that no Nigerian should kill or maim himself or herself because of his presumed 2015 second term ambition, saying that “any ambition I have at any... read more

As the president, I don’t know him (Abu Shekau) and don’t know if he is dead or alive; you journalists will know more than us. You are the ones wh True
Goodluck Jonathan
As the president, I don’t know him (Abu Shekau) and don’t know if he is dead or alive; you journalists will know more than us. You are the ones who talk... read more

50 per cent of the private jets in Nigeria are owned by Anambra people False
Goodluck Jonathan
50 per cent of the private jets in Nigeria are owned by Anambra people. Speaking at the Anambra PDP Gubernatorial campaign in November 2013. read more

It ‘s embarrassing only in Nigeria crude oil is stolen True
Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has described as embarrassing the fact that it is only in Nigeria that crude oil is stolen.He made this remark at the Presidential Maritime Security Retreat in Abuja... read more

In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags True
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In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired; no car to take me to school but... read more

“I don’t give a damn” about declaration of assets Scandalous
Goodluck Jonathan
“I don’t give a damn” about declaration of assets. “That is a matter of principle and I am not going to declare. It is not the president declaring his asset that... read more


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Controversy trails payment of Federal workers’ April salaries
By Nduka Chiejina on May, 7 2015

Presidency to APC: Jonathan not running economy aground
By The Nation on May, 7 2015

PDP nearing destruction —David Mark
By News Express on May, 7 2015

Senate set to save 40 million from desertification
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Jonathan okays huge NPA contracts for ghost firms
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