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President of Nigeria


Goodluck JonathanGoodluck Jonathan

Date of Birth: 20 November 1957
Birth Place: Ogbia, Nigeria
Political Party: People's Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 6 May 2010
Religion: Christian
Profession: Zoologist

Biography:


Goodluck Jonathan was born in Ogbia, Nigeria, in 1957. He is the current President of Nigeria. He studied at the University of Port Harcourt, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, a Master's degree in Hydrobiology, and a Ph.D in Zoology. Before joining politics in 1998, he worked in his field of study. He ran in the 2006 presidential elections as Umaru Yar'Adua's running mate and became vice-president when they won the elections. In 2010 the president became ill and Goodluck Jonathan took temporary control of the president's role, when the president eventually died in May 2010, Goodluck Jonathan became the new President of Nigeria.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodluck_Jonathan

Updated on: December 26, 2011

 

 

Former President of Nigeria


Umaru Yar'AduaUmaru Yar'Adua

Date of Birth: 6 August 1951
Birth Place: Katsina, Nigeria
Political Party: People's Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 29 May 2007
Religion: Islam
Profession: NA