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President Goodluck Jonathan’s Biography

president jonathan biographyPresident Jonathan Goodluck Jonathan’s Biography & Life History

Born on November 20, 1957, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,currently is the President of Nigeria. He is a former zoologist who became Nigeria’s vice-president in the year 2007. He was the Governor of Bayelsa State from Dec 9, 2005 to May 28, 2007, and was sworn in as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 07. He became the official President of Nigeria in May 6,year 2010,This comes as the nation prepares to bury its former leader Umaru Yar’Adua who died on the 5th of May 2010, after a prolonged illness that saw his Vice-President stepped in to his shoes as Acting President. There had been tension in the country as rival political groups fight to assert authority in what was seen as a power vacuum during the period of the illness of Yar’Adua.

Family Man: He is happily married to Patience and has 2 children.

Jonathan, of the Ijo (Ijaw) ethnic group and a devoted Christian, he was born and raised in Niger delta which is now Bayelsa state. He went to Christian primary and secondary schools in the area and later attended the University of Port Harcourt.

He graduated with a B.S. in zoology in 1981, an M.S. in hydrobiology and fisheries biology (1985), and a Ph.D. in zoology (1995). During his university education, he also taught at Rivers State College of Education from 1983 until 1993. He then served as an assistant director at the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, a now defunct government agency, from 1993 until 1998.

Jonathan Goodluck’s political career began when he became involved with the nascent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the late 1990s. He was elected deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999 under the party’s banner. He served in the position until year 2005, when he was elevated to the governorship after the incumbent was charged with corruption and impeached. In 2007 he was selected to be the vice presidential running mate of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He and Yar’Adua were elected in April and inaugurated in May. He became vice-president of Nigeria in the year 2007

Updated May 31, 2011

On Sunday 29th of May 2011, Goodluck Jonathan Ebele Officially sworn in as the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria



  1. Past isaiah Adesina

    November 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    I want 2 appericiate d mercy of God towards our dear president,my word 2 him, he should work 2 bring,d losted glory of our great country,ur excelence God bless u sir.

  2. Past isaiah Adesina

    November 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    I want 2 appericiate d mercy of God towards our dear president,my word 2 him, he should work 2 bring,d losted glory of our great country,ur excelence God bless u sir.


    November 3, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Good day sir, in the first place l am the national President of niger delta Youth Awareness Council (NDYAC); having read your biography,l am moved to ask the following questions.
    1. why is your name Azikiwe missing in the biography?
    2. Why is your place of birth silent in the biography?

    3. If you are the true son of the Niger Delta Region, why is it that the issue of political and environmental disenfranchisement,resource control,equitable development, distortion of fishing and farming in the region via indiscriminate disposal of unhealthy industrial chemicals otherwise known as environmental effect of oil extraction, to mention but a few are oil spills, acid rain, oil degradation and Human Right violation are not your major concern?
    4. Why is it your major agenda to split the Country to the favour of the south east?
    5.why is it that it was a major concern of His blessed memory of Late President Yar-Adua to considered Amnesty for the Niger Delta Region and yours is to scrab it?
    6. Why did you fail to consider the resolution of the emergency meeting held United state Institute of peace in June 2008 with a brief by Kelly Campbell,Professor Peter Lewis of the Johns Hopkins university School of advance international studies (SAIS) Dr. Judy Asuni Executive director of Academic Associate peace works in Worri Delta state Nigeria, a visiting scholar at SAIS, Professor Darren Kew of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, David smock and Steve Morrison of the center for strategic and international studies(CSIS)with regards to the conflict in the Niger delta region of Nigeria and domestic challenges to Nigeria security?
    7.Who are the Niger Deltas in your Cabinet apart from the automatic offices meant for the Niger Deltas?

    Your Excellency sir, I need a reply


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    • Exponentlady

      August 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      Sir, u hav tried but put more effort so that Nigeria will be a better state. God bless u sir.

  4. Abdulmumin Garba

    November 3, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    I wish to say gud day, my wish is that scholarship need we as students. I know indeed you are trying well. God bless yo mr president


    November 6, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Happy ramadan,sallah holiday to you all . Mr Goodluck may your luck follow you when ruling Nigeria


    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Mr president..u re rily doin a Gud wrk bt plz wrk harder 2wardz dz boko haram stuff na…or do u wnt d whol nigeria 2 die?..plz put in ur bst sir..tnx and remain blessed

  7. christian stanley.C

    July 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the righteous put forth their hands to do wrong. Dr Goodluck, may ur name follow u. But remember the vows u made on the day u were sown in as the GCFR. Gudluck

  8. Pst Martins

    July 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Your name is really working for you sir, pls my advice is always put God first in everything u do for He alone can see u through…..goodluck

  9. Joy inegbenose

    August 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    James 1:5 says if u lack wisdom pray to God and he will give u. It is nt an easy task to lead a country, nt even 1 wit a very small population, not to talk of a country as populous as Nigeria, wit many ethnic groups and religions. No one understnds humans like God almighty nd no 1 can give solutions to problems lyk him. If u find difficulty in handlin any problem, take the advice of d bible nd pray to God 4 solution, he will answer u if u stick to d conditions which is found in th verse 6 of d same chapter. Goodluck and happy ruling. Tanx

  10. Uzor Divine

    February 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Sir, more power to ur elbow. But a little word 4 u – trust in the Lord with all ur heart nd lean nt in ur own understanding, in all ur ways acknowledge God nd He shall direct ur path. The end times are here pls sir be careful in ur decisions. Goodluck

  11. Usenobong Michael

    January 26, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    the chosen one, though you are distracted by some bad elements, be focused on your second coming. work hard for the masses and your reward will be up for you when you meet your creator. you are a winner man on 2015 poll. GOODLUCK.

  12. Emma

    February 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    please sir the good intentions you have for is nation will sustain you in that office until. 2019 that AlmIghty message to you sir, pleas keep it up.God bless you sir

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