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Dame Patience Jonathan Biography, Profile & Life History

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Updated Oct, 2012 – Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan Biography, Profile & Life History

Patience Jonathan biography record shows that the first lady of Nigeria was born in Port-Harcourt, River states- Southern part of Nigeria October 25, 1957. She is not only the First Lady of Nigeria; she is also a permanent secretary in her native town of Bayelsa state, where her husband- president Goodluck Jonathan was the governor before he became the Vice president.

Patience Goodluck Jonathan was born as Patience Faka ; she obtained her primary education certificate in 1976 and his Secondary level education certificate in 1980. Mrs Jonathan proceeded to River State College of arts and science to obtain an NCE certificate in Mathematics and Biology in 1989.
Patience Jonathan’s career.

Dame patience Jonathan started her career as a teacher in Port-Harcourt , in the early 1990s, she moved into the banking sector in 1997 and she was the first person to establish a community bank in Port Harcourt – Akpo community bank , this was after she served as a marketing manager in the defunct Imiete community bank. Few years after starting the Akpo community bank, Patience Jonathan was reported to have returned back to the classroom briefly as a teacher.

After a brief career as a teacher, Patience Goodluck Jonathan got a job with Bayelsa state Ministry of education; she worked for the agency up will May, 2009 when her husband became the deputy governor of the state.
Patience Jonathan is locally, nationally and internationally recognized as a Philanthropist, her role in the fight against HV/AIDS in Africa for instance was rewarded with “Beyond the tears” International Humanitarian Award in New York. Other International awards she has received include; The Goodwill Ambassador and “wind of change” award from South-South women group.

Dame Patience Jonathan Controversies

Just like her husband- Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan is always in the news for the good and bad reasons, one of such are her grammatical expressions which are always filled with blunders. Patience Jonathan bad English expressions often attract criticism from the media and the public as many do not expect such grammatical blunders from a highly respected woman of her status. In 2006, Dame Jonathan was reportedly questioned for money laundering charges at the Lagos International airport, an accusation she rebuffed.

Another speculation that has been generating many controversies in the media is that it is widely believed that Goodluck Jonathan Children were adopted. Several media outlets have reported recently that Mrs Jonathan never had children for the president, even though these allegations have not been rebuffed by the woman in the middle of the controversies.

Patience Jonathan Health update

In September 2012, Patience Jonathan Condition was believed to have depreciated under an undisclosed ailment, though the president’s media men tried as much as possible to conceal the issue and it was later reported that she was suffering from complications associated with Parkinson disease.

In another Patience Jonathan health update, she was reported to have suffered from ruptured appendicitis.

Patience Jonathan sickness has since been treated effectively and has been discharged from the German hospital where she has spent several weeks.

She arrived Nigeria on October 17, 2012 after over 8 weeks of treatment in Germany.

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  1. Usman aliyat

    December 4, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Thank God u a free nw. May u never witns such again in ur life{amen}.

  2. Idogwu paulinus

    February 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Dis lyf pple must talk abt u werda gud or bad, her excellency ma, God is ur strength nd i shall kip singing hymns of praise to God to help u in all ur endeavours

  3. Nwabueze Gabriel

    March 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    May God guard u, but please stop this grammatical errors of urs.

  4. Joseph Nweke

    April 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Our first lady, my prayer is that God sustains you. Please come over to Amavo Ancient Kingdom in Osisioma Ngwa LGA, Abia State and help us. We ‘ve been struggling to get electricity since 1992 without success.

    • yank

      May 27, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      acient kingdom is acient kingdom

      • mukhtar hamisu

        August 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM

        this presiden is bad parson he unknow how control nigerians

    • ICE

      May 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM


  5. comfort U

    June 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Good evening your Execellecy,
    Mama, i am comfort Oke U. I am from delta state. All that you have been doing for the indigent, widows and orphans only Almighty God will reward and bless you and your Family. Amen. MA i humbly appeal to you for financial assistance to pay school fees and house rent, my children have been sent away from school with the threat of not writing exams, my lordlord is at my neck please mama help, my story is long, if i start to narrate you will not understand, please that thing that you are doing for people that we see in television please do for little me and my family in the village, I don’t have any helper nut God spare our lives please and please ma. and i know the Lord who has directed me to write to you will use you to wipe my tears and the testimony will be grant thank you .
    Bank: Unity Bank
    Name: Comfort Oke U
    Acct. No 424184842101010100
    Phone: 08187133679

  6. Fidelis Tyoaer

    July 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Criticism is always in the society, the problem is who, how, where and when to criticise. A good number of us know that a speech of such an icon like Her Excellency Patience Dame GEJ is written by her secretary. So if anyone is to be criticised, I perfectly and strongly push the blame to her secretary who suppose to do her/his duty very well to avoid embarassment. Many may expect the First Lady to still go through the script before ordering her secretary to print but time may not always be on her side to do all that.
    I strongly advise our dear precious mother to please check her secretary in order to avert this public disgrace that is causing her to look as if she is not educated. Moreso, I want to encourage Her Excellency that real iron is tested with hot fire, so people will say a lot of things about you but focus and determination should be your watch word. May Almighty God in His Mercy continue to guide and protect you and your entire family may He bless you with His wisdom to support your dear and lovely husband to discharge the duties of our great nation Nigeria to more greater heights. Long live Her Excellency, Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  7. Popelyn Nduka

    July 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Mommie Patience, I need a scholarship from you…God will continue to bless Nigeria and people like us, I dont want you and Daddy Goodluck to go out of the presidency, I am praying for you everyday, God bless Nigeria, you and people like us with you,Amen.

  8. uttoh Tinah

    September 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    mama i believe God is by ur side.I am praying fervently that may God almighty continue protecting and guarding you amen.from only ijaw speaking LGA of ondo state.This is my number in case if want to help me:07061938392.

  9. Chukwu Augustine

    November 20, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Good evening ma,I am Chukwu Augustine from Imo state,but I am schooling at seat of wisdom major seminary,ulakwo,owerri in imo state. I am presently in philosophy 3,mama,I want to use this medium opportunity to thank God on your behalf more especially your life. As your hisband celebrates his birthday today so shall u continue to live to be celebrated.once again,I acknowledge ur deeds. As your name been patience,God knows that u have endured a lot that makes Him to bless u with a lucky man. God bless u mama. 08069438006,incase u need my prayers.

    • Chukwu Augustine

      January 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      Mum,I appreciate your care atleast for your concern,but the fact is that I’m still a seminarian on a journey of priesthood,I strongly believe that its my call. I got a call from your office on a job vacant but its obvious that this vocation is not something u can leave so easily……thank u very much for your concern. But if there is any means you can help me,I will still appreciate. 08069438006 and I hv an acc number even if its for text book,God will reward u bountifully, FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA 3050790419, Chukwu Augustine.once again,I say Thank u very much

  10. chukwudi Ezimoha

    January 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    mummy Goodmorn, how is ur health ad everytin. Hope all is well ad i kw dat the Greator is in Control. My name is chukwudi ezimoha, mummy i need a job am d first son of my family many responsibility on my head, to even feed is a kind of problem, mummy put smile on my face wit ur good heart. That which u hv bring doin to many pple in dis country.i dnt hv where to put my head sleepin from one church to the other due to condition, am stayin vry close to u. Am in mpape Abuja pls help god bless u.
    07058908380; 08177477964; 08137172496

  11. Grace Onuzulike

    January 29, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Mama goodmorning ma, mama i write this to solicit for support but, I have thank you and Daddy for your tireless effort despite the challenges and crisis in the country you and Daddy is still there for us – your children. And that Almigty God who place you and Daddy on that seat will uphold you, strengthen, give you uncommon wisdom and will always sea you through to end only hold unto Him. Remember He is the only that has the final say therefore, the enemy has no say against 2015. I wish you joy and peace for the best is yet come.
    Mama I really need your support, after my gaduation on july 2013, I applied in many places for job but notting has come forth. I thougt of what to do but, i was not having any finacial support. I heard of Graduate intership program and even Youwin program of which I applied for and til now no postive answer. I also went ahead sending my CV to some of the ministry through their address since, I dont have one that can help but to no aveil.
    Now am tired of sitting doing notting, I have decided to go and learn tairlorring work as I wait for the call from the private school which I applied but, the problem is money for the machine. Please mama i need your support financially or otherwise looking at my cry.
    Finally, onceagain may the good Lord strengthen you and bless you. Thank you ma.
    My number is 07035581088.

  12. Alphaeus Iyo

    March 18, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Your God shall always be my God.i wish you Gods protection .the eye of the evil one shall not see you.good shall be you portion in Jesus christ mighty name amen.

  13. Pstor Dan

    April 8, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Let me pray for you:
    1) You’ll find favor with
    someone you don’t expect,
    2) You’ll be too relevant to be
    ignored, Amen!
    3) You’ll encounter God and
    will never remain the
    same, Amen!
    4) The grace for completion
    will come on you, you shall
    be blessed till the blessed
    call you blessed, Amen!
    5) The hand that will send this
    message to others shall
    not labor in vain, Amen!
    6) The mouth saying ‘Amen’
    to this prayer shall laugh
    forever, Amen!

    Very soon, and I say, very very soon, GOD is going to do a miracle and lift you up for GOOD.

    Here’s a test: If you love God and you’re not ashamed of Him, send this to ten people and watch what He does for you today, including me; if I don’t get it back, I guess I’m not one of them.

    As SOON as you get five replies, someone you love, will quietly surprise you. call me on 07062269361,I have a good message for u thanks.

  14. Chukwu P.O

    May 13, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Her excellency Ma, u are blessed, no matter what ple say. The point is that u are First lady whether man or devil likes it or not. whether u can speak grammar or not. Life is by grace not by works and qualification. God placing u there is base on favor & grace not by personal qualification. So this very God shall keep & sustain u with good health & wisdom to successfully complete ur tenure in Jesus name. Bravo ma.

  15. adeoye

    June 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    I just want to pray for Mr president wife that what ever her heart desire god will surely answer her soon Amen.

  16. Okafor Anthony C.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    May God bless our dear country!


    January 2, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Gud day ma, i do Appreciet u 4 all dat u hav ben doin 2 Nigerians is only GOD dat can Reward u, ma, ples I need yur help I’m just a bachelor doin notin an my landlord hav given quik notice n I hav notin 2 pay him ples ma, help me as u hav ben helpin others An I now my GOD will continue 2 bles n protech u in JESUS name. [AMEN]. DAVID STEPEN 3024935731. SKYE BANK

  18. human right

    February 1, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    this is an insult to teachers…

  19. Edward Wrigjht

    February 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Why some people spoiling the name of the first lady? Telling people that they are the first lady of the country by using her profile information to scam people. Government should do something about it. Let our country move forward.

  20. odoemene joy ugochi

    March 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    pls ma i need ur help too i am fatherless and my mum was sent out of my dads house pls help us i have five siblings pls. number is 08060630470. God bless u ma

  21. garate

    April 10, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Mama may god continue too enlarge ur coast

  22. anderlyne

    May 26, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    pls ma i need a schorlarship, this is my no: 07065586586

  23. aliyu usman umar

    May 31, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    I think mama patience j.e.g. deserves a pat on the back for her contribution of grammar to the oyibo language. she will live long to be remembered. God de ooo!

  24. Rahuldev

    May 1, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    mama God blease u

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    May 4, 2017 at 1:12 PM


  26. Lion De mayor

    April 27, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Since English is not our language, we are learning it so my sister is still learning too. After that u will hear the good English.

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