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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan


Date of Birth: 20/11/1957
Place of Birth: Bayelsa

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On the waterfront

Election campaigning for the opposition All Progressives Congress in the Niger Delta, the home base of President Goodluck Jonathan, was always going to be fraught...

Welcome back, General

Given current political passions in Nigeria, Buhari might think of adding a line to his Chatham House speech, said Hammond, to reassure President Goodluck Jonathan that should he lose the election, there would be no witch hunt against members of the ancien régime (AC Vol 56 No 4, Democracy delayed)...

Democracy delayed

Such is the febrile mood in national politics that President Goodluck Jonathan felt compelled to tell delegations from the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States on 18 February that there were no plans to abandon the elections and form an Interim National Government...


Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

Just as the country faces its tightest election race since the return to civilian rule in 1999, rivalry with no holds barred has erupted between between supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan, born in what is now Bayelsa State and also the first national leader from the Delta, and a growing band of opponents led by Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the doyen of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC; AC Vol 54 No 16, Amaechi takes on Jonathan)...

Political storm warning

Combined with unrelenting bad news for President Goodluck Jonathan, that is eating into his incumbent's advantage just two months before general elections...


Danger looms as piracy booms

Crashing world oil prices and next February's elections – in which President Goodluck Jonathan must retain his grip on his base in the oil-producing Niger Delta – could refocus attention on the criminal networks which steal tens of millions of barrels of oil each year...

Firefighters against an inferno

He agreed to take the idea forward, consulted former Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sherriff and an impromptu meeting was arranged with President Goodluck Jonathan in Ndjamena (AC Vol 55 No 18, How terror twists the vote)...


Follow the money

The leak from an Italian government investigation of ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi) reveals that ENI officials made direct contact with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his then Oil and Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to break the logjam over the contentious OPL 245...

Clash of the Titans

South African ex-President Thabo Mbeki and Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo are working behind the scenes to try to reconcile Presidents Jacob Zuma and Goodluck Jonathan, Africa Confidential understands...

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