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April 12, 2010

Nigeria
A Conversation with Goodluck Jonathan

Watch Goodluck Jonathan, acting president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, speak about the challenges and opportunities facing his country.

April 12, 2010

Nigeria
A Conversation with Goodluck Jonathan

MODERATOR: Council members, distinguished guests, welcome to today's meeting of the Council of (sic) Foreign Relations. Before we begin our conversation with His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, t…

May 31, 2011

Nigeria
Goodluck Jonathan Inaugurated as Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Inaugurated as Nigeria’s President

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L) takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony at Eagle Square in Abuja May 29, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) On May 29, Goodluck Jo…

February 10, 2017

Nigeria
Goodluck Jonathan US-Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan on the Nigeria-U.S. Bilateral Relationship

In his February 1, address to the U.S. Congress’s House Subcommittee on Africa, former President Goodluck Jonathan argued for Nigeria’s continued importance to U.S. strategic interests in Africa. He …

April 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jonathan CAN Christian Association of Nigeria Warns Against Arrest of Goodluck Jonathan

According to Nigerian media, the northern branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) warned President Muhammadu Buhari that “Nigeria would boil” if former President Goodluck Jonathan, the “…

March 31, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jonathan and Buhari Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Muhammadu Buhari

International and Nigerian media is reporting that Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka and opposition All Progressives Congress Party spokesman Lai Mohammed state that President Goodluck Jonathan has cal…

October 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jonathan  1 Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Runs for Re-Election

Today, to nobody’s surprise, President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman announced that he would accept the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nomination for president. The presidential elections ar…

December 13, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo (R) and the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) vice presidential candidate Goodluck Jonathan (left) speaks during a PDP presidential campaign rally in Ibadan March 8, 2007. Former Nigerian President Obasanjo’s Letter to President Goodluck Jonathan

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo witheringly criticizes President Goodluck Jonathan’s governance in an eighteen page, ostensibly private, letter that has been leaked to the press. Obasanjo’s catalo…

June 17, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
President Goodluck Jonathan presents his administration's midterm report during Democracy Day in Abuja May 29, 2013. Gay Marriage and Goodluck Jonathan’s Tricky Position

This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 201…

May 14, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
A man walks past election posters for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in the Maryland district of the commercial capital Lagos April 16, 2011. Delta Militant Insists Goodluck Jonathan Run for President in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to say whether he will run for the presidency in 2015, although many Nigerians expect he will. The current efforts among the opposition parties to come togethe…