Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Celebrates His 63rd Birthday Today

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Goodluck Jonathan Turns 63 Today

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He lost the 2015 presidential election to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, marking the first time inside the records of Nigeria that an incumbent president misplaced re-election and conceded defeat. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010; and in oil-rich Bayelsa State as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.

Early life
Jonathan was born on 20 November 1957 in Ogbia to a Christian family of canoe makers, from the Ijaw minority ethnic organization. He acquired a bachelor diploma in zoology (2nd-class honours), a masters degree in hydrobiology and fisheries biology; and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.

Political profession
Before his entry into politics in 1998, he labored as an schooling inspector, a lecturer and an environmental-safety officer.

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

Governor of Bayelsa
On nine December 2005, Jonathan, who became the deputy governor at the time, was sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa State upon the impeachment of the modern Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha by way of the Bayelsa State Assembly after being charged with cash laundering within the United Kingdom.

Vice President of Nigeria
As a vice-president, Jonathan took a completely low profile. While recognising the constitutional limits of the vice-president's office, he participated in cabinet conferences and, by using statute, turned into a member of the National Security Council, the National Defence Council, the Federal Executive Council, and became the Chairman of National Economic Council.

Goodluck Jonathan become instrumental in negotiating an agreement with a few of the primary militant groups in the Niger Delta, to put down their weapons and prevent preventing as a part of a government amnesty.

Presidency
Main article: Presidency of Goodluck Jonathan
On nine February 2010, following a debatable doctrine of necessity from the Nigerian Senate, Goodluck Jonathan became named appearing President because of President Yar'Adua's ride to Saudi Arabia in November 2009 for clinical remedy. On 10 February 2010, at some point of his first day as appearing president, Jonathan announced a minor cupboard reshuffle.

Post-presidency
Since leaving office, Jonathan has persevered to protect his management. In 2019, he become appointed as the honorary Special Adviser to the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board. In June 2019, Goodluck Jonathan emerged as chairperson of the newly inaugurated International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP). In July 2020, Jonathan became appointed Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); to guide mediation talks at some stage in the 2020 Malian protests.

Personal lifestyles
Family
Jonathan and his spouse, Dame Jonathan Patience, have  youngsters, Ariwera (Son) and Aruabai (daughter).

Wealth
In 2007, Jonathan declared his property really worth a total of ₦295,304,420 (then equivalent to US$eight,569,662).

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Taawen Clement
2 weeks ago

hay birht to you our ex preisdent


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Bashir B Umar
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday sir


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Happy birthday sir


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Happy birtgday 


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Kennedy Solomon
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday sir


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Godspower Jonah
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday to former President Jonathan


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Happy birthday to him


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Abubakarsadik
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday


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Nice one hahaha


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Malachy Kenny
2 weeks ago

H B D the greatest man of peace 


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Tajuddeen Ahmad
2 weeks ago

happy birthday to you ebele


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Happy birthday our ex- president


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Happy birthday sir

Age gracefully


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Tosin Ajayi
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday to former President Jonathan


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Onah Emmanuel
2 weeks ago

Happy birthday sir


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Hbd to our formal president wife


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Enobong Oson
2 weeks ago

Congratulations our dear former president 


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Yau Umar
2 weeks ago

Birthday happy our eblely


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Happy Happy birthday


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Olushola
2 weeks ago

Good luck Ebele Jonathan

A happy birthday to him


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