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Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan
Personal data
Date of birth20 November 1957(age 58)
Place of birthOgbia, Nigeria
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party
SpousePatience Jonathan
Alma materUniversity of Port Harcourt
President of Nigeria
Assumed office6 May 2010
Acting: 9 February 2010 � 6 May 2010
PresidentNamadi Sambo
Vice PresidentNamadi Sambo
Preceded byUmaru Yar'Adua
Vice President of Nigeria
In office29 May 2007 - 6 May 2010
PresidentUmaru Yar'Adua
Succeeded byNamadi Sambo
Preceded byAtiku Abubakar
Governor of Bayelsa
In office9 December 2005 - 28 May 2007
Succeeded byTimipre Sylva
Preceded byDiepreye Alamieyeseigha

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Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is the 14th and current 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, in recognition of her opinion. 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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