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Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a Nigerian  politician and currently the President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party  (PDP).

On 13 January 2010, a federal court handed him the power to carry out state affairs while President Umaru Yar'Adua received medical treatment in a Saudi Arabian hospital. A motion from the Nigerian Senate on 9 February 2010 confirmed these powers to act as President.

On 24 February 2010 Yar'Adua returned to Nigeria, but Jonathan continued as acting president. Upon Yar'Adua's death on 5 May 2010, Jonathan succeeded to the Presidency, taking the oath of office on 6 May 2010.

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Articles About Goodluck Jonathan

US Sends Army Officers to Nigeria to Help Find Kidnapped Schoolgirls

By IBTimes IN

To aid in the search for about 300 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, the United States (US) has sent a dozen officers from its military to the country. (May 09)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, MICHELLE OBAMA, HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, NIGERIA

Nigeria's President at WEF Pledges to Free Kidnapped Girls
Nigeria's President at WEF Pledges to Free Kidnapped Girls

By Reuters

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Thursday to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, as the hostage crisis overshadowed his opening address to a conference designed to showcase investment opportunities in Africa's biggest economy. (May 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, NIGERIA, CAMEROON

#BringBackOurGirls Campaign
#BringBackOurGirls: Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Other Celebrities Speak Up [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

Hollywood stars such as Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and more have joined in the #BringBackOurGirls campaign rally against the government of Nigeria and its president Goodluck Jonathan. (May 09)

MORE TOPICS: MICHELLE OBAMA, TWITTER, NIGERIA, HOLLYWOOD, KIM KARDASHIAN

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Gunmen Abduct Eight More Girls in Nigeria; U.S. Pledges Help in Search

By Reuters

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of the Islamists' strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, while the United States made plans on Tuesday to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls seized by the militant group last month. (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, HUMAN RIGHTS, GDP, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, NIGERIA

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Islamist Terrorist Outfit Boko Haram Threatens to Sell Over 200 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

By IBTimes IN

Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist outfit, has claimed the responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian girls on April 14, and now the leader of the outfit is threatening to sell them for choosing education over marriage. (May 06)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, CHINA, CAMEROON

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan
Boko Haram Leader 'Allah has instructed me to sell women'

By IBTimes AU

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has confessed through a video recording to the abduction of the high school girls. Subsequently, protest leader of #BringBackOurGirls campaign was released Monday afternoon. (May 06)

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Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing

By Reuters

Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants and were continuing the search for eight students still missing. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, NIGERIA, CAMEROON, NIGER

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Nigerian Islamists Kill 59 Pupils in Boarding School Attack

By Reuters

Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday. (Feb 26)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, CAMEROON

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Islamists Kill 47 in Attack in Northeast Nigeria - Police

By Reuters

Gunmen from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group attacked the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, officials and witnesses said. (Feb 20)

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Suspected Islamists Kill 90 in Nigeria Village Raid - Witnesses

By Reuters

Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an early morning attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, CAMEROON