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Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Turns Sixty One Today

The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, turns sixty-one years today. In celebration of his birthday below are major events that happened in his life:

  • Jonathan holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology, an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology. A PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.
  • On 29 May 1999, Jonathan was sworn in as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa alongside Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
  • He served as a Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007 after the impeachment of the current, Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, by the Bayelsa State Assembly.
  • Goodluck served as the Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 under the administration of Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
  • On 9 February 2010, a motion from the Nigerian Senate invested Goodluck Jonathan as acting President of the Federation.
  • He served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015.
  • He lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat.
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