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Nigeria

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

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


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The rigging in Rivers

Top PDP officials considered Amaechi's campaigning for the opposition in this year's elections in Goodluck Jonathan's base, the Niger Delta, as a particular affront...


Votes, damned lies and opinion polls

At the beginning of the year some of President Goodluck Jonathan's advisors were telling Africa Confidential that their private polling showed their man 'almost tied' with the APC's Muhammadu Buhari...


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...

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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)...


Elections face new risks

More difficult still would be getting the two parties – President Goodluck Jonathan's governing People's Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari's opposition All Progressives Congress – to agree on a postponement and put their combined pressure on the INEC...

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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...

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