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Today Is Goodluck Jonathan's 59th Birthday

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PostAdabiafra on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 2:26 pm


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Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR BNER GCON (born 20 November 1957)[1] is the former President of Nigeria, having served from 2010 to 2015. He served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.

He contested and lost the 2015 presidential election, upon which he conceded defeat and became the first sitting Nigerian president to do so.[2] Jonathan's term as President of Nigeria ended on 29 May 2015, with Muhammadu Buhari becoming the new president.

Jonathan was born in what is now Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers.[1][3] Jonathan holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology in which he attained Second Class Honours. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, and a PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.[4][5][6] Before he entered politics in 1998, he worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection officer.[7]

Personal life

Jonathan and his wife Patience have two children. He is a Christian, and he comes from the Ijaw ethnic group.[8]

In 2007, President Jonathan declared his assets worth a total of ₦ 295,304,420 Naira ($1,845,652 USD).[9] However, on 9 October 2014, the richestlifestyle.com website ranked Mr Jonathan sixth on its list, claiming his net worth was about $100m (£62m). He threatened to sue the website, claiming it "was an attempt to portray him as corrupt."[10] The page was removed, but was then published by another website[11] which estimated Jonathan's net wealth at $10 million.[12]

Governor

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa
On 29 May 1999, Jonathan was sworn in as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa alongside Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who named in as the governor of the state on the platform of PDP. Jonathan served as Deputy Governor until December 2005.

Governor of Bayelsa
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[9] by reports released by Wikileaks claiming his wife was indicted for money-laundering by Nigeria’s anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The report proved to be false.[14] The head of the EFCC stated that "Mrs. Jonathan was not in any way involved in any case of money laundering investigated by the EFCC".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodluck_Jonathan
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PostXmonks on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 2:54 pm

Happy Birthday sir

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