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July 16, 2019

Nigeria
The Post-Presidential Legacy of Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s international reputation has improved since conceding the presidency in 2015. What does that say about democracy in the country?

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the media as part of the National Democratic Institute's election monitoring delegation in Liberia on December 26, 2017.

May 16, 2019

Nigeria
Nigerian Government Accuses Jonathan of Accepting Bribes While President

In a court case in London involving international oil companies and the oil block designated OPL 245—thought to be one of the largest untapped reserves in Africa—lawyers for the Nigerian government accused Jonathan and Alison-Madueke with plotting to “receive bribes and make a secret profit.”

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February 10, 2017

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 …

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October 19, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Floods and the Jonathan Administration

Floods resulting from the autumn rainy season have devastated central and southeastern Nigeria. According to Nigerian media, the flooding is the worst in fifty years, and has already killed more than…

Houses are submerged in floodwaters in Idah Local Government Area, in Nigeria's central state of Kogi. 29/09/2012

December 23, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan on the State of Nigeria

On December 2, former president Obasanjo sent a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan cataloguing the shortcomings of the latter’s administration. Eighteen pages in length, it is a thoroughgoing indi…

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience arrive for a dinner with the French President and other dignitaries as part of the Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 6, 2013.

August 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s President Jonathan to Meet with President Obama

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Nigerian media that President Goodluck Jonathan and President Barack Obama would meet in Washington, DC in September, on the margins of the UN General Asse…

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 8, 2011.

January 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Campaign Posters for Nigeria’s President Jonathan

Nigeria’s presidential elections are over two years away. Elite politics are already focusing in on them, however.  Opposition parties are negotiating a possible united front against President Goodlu…

 An armed police officer in riot gear stands guard in front of a poster of Nigerian incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke 16/04/2011.

June 17, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
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, 2…

President Goodluck Jonathan presents his administration's midterm report during Democracy Day in Abuja May 29, 2013.

February 10, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Supporters Stone Jonathan Convoy

A poster showing the picture of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is seen at the launch of his campaign in the central city of Lafia, Nassarawa state February 7, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy …

Buhari Supporters Stone Jonathan Convoy

March 31, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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