31 Facts About Goodluck Jonathan

1. Goodluck Jonathan tried to change the name of one of the top Universities of the Country, the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University.

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2. Goodluck Jonathan was criticised as lacking the charisma, backbone, and intelligence to handle government.

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3. Goodluck Jonathan launched the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria initiative in October 2011.

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4. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as president and served from the 5th of May 2010 until he was re-elected on the 29 May 2011.

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5. Goodluck Jonathan served as governor of Bayelsa state between 2005 and 2007.

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6. Goodluck Jonathan became deputy governor of Bayelsa state alongside Governor Diepreye Alamieseiyeseigha in 1999.

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7. Goodluck Jonathan was of Ijaw heritage and belonged to a family of canoe makers.

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8. Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected in April 2011 in an election that some experts said may have been the most fair election in Nigerian history.

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9. Goodluck Jonathan began his career in politics in 1998, having joined the People's Democratic Party in 1998.

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10. Goodluck Jonathan is married to Patience Faka Goodluck Jonathan and has two children.

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11. Goodluck Jonathan was born in Otueke in Ogbia Local Government Area in Nigeria to a family of canoe makers.

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12. Goodluck Jonathan is a member of the People's Democratic Party, which is in power as of September 2010.

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13. Goodluck Jonathan was one of the first Presidents of Nigeria who did not have a political or military background.

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14. Goodluck Jonathan owns a big estate located in the center of Otuoke on a small island community very close to the local government.

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15. In 2005, Goodluck Jonathan served as the 6th governor of Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

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16. Goodluck Jonathan was born on 20 November 1957 to a family of canoe makers in the land which is today known as the Bayelsa State of  Nigeria.

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17. Goodluck Jonathan said: "You see, under our laws, the best a president can do is sack his appointee or employee and then the EFCC or ICPC will take them to court.

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18. Goodluck Jonathan said "I don't think Nigerians will make the mistake of voting for Buhari.

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19. In May 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan changed the name of the University of Lagos to the Moshood Abiola University in honour of the late MKO Abiola.

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20. On 16 January 2014, it was reported that Goodluck Jonathan had sacked his military high command in response to their inability to end the Islamist-led insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

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21. On 14 May 2013, Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern Nigerian states, Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, to curtail the activities of Boko Haram.

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22. Goodluck Jonathan told reporters that "we would work together with the UN and other world leaders to ensure that terrorism is brought under control.

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23. Goodluck Jonathan said in a statement he issued on 31 March 2015 that "Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.

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24. On 31 March 2015, Goodluck Jonathan conceded the election to challenger Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in to succeed him on 29 May 2015.

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25. On 11 September 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the creator and coordinator of the Transformation Agenda, Shamsudeen Usman, the Minister of National Planning, along with eight other cabinet ministers amid a rift in the People's Democratic Party.

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26. On 18 April 2011, Goodluck Jonathan was declared the winner of the election.

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27. Goodluck Jonathan was declared winner with a victory in two-thirds of the states of the Federation counted.

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28. On 29 May 1999, Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa alongside Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who came in as the governor of the state on the platform of PDP.

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29. In 2007, Goodluck Jonathan declared his assets worth a total of ₦ 295,304,420.

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30. Goodluck Jonathan was born in what is Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers.

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31. Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat.

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