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Patience Jonathan

Date of Birth: 20/11/1957
Place of Birth: Port Harcourt


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Presidential letter bombs

A retired general chuckled at a story circulating in Abuja that a colleague, who had been one of Jonathan’s early supporters when he was doing battle as Vice-President with the Yar’Adua family, recently told the President: ‘There are five presidents in this country: your wife (Patience Jonathan), the Petroleum Minister (Diezani Allison-Madueke), the Aviation Minister (Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi), the Finance Minister (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) and you...


Amaechi takes on Jonathan

This is as much personal as political, a feud which pits Amaechi against Jonathan, who hails from neighbouring Bayelsa State, and his wife Patience Jonathan, from Okrika, a large voting bloc in Rivers State...

Amaechi – from the Ibo-speaking area of Rivers, has clashed several times with Patience Jonathan since his election as Governor in 2007...

It seems that Amaechi’s attempts to bring more accountability to Rivers State finances, particularly to establish competitive bidding for major contracts, is causing tension with Patience Jonathan and her political allies...


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